Sunday, March 14, 2010

L'Oreal Secret No. 1 Magic Perfecting Base Dupes Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch

But ahhhhhhh ... we're on to you!

L'Oreal seems to have decided to jump on the bandwagon success of Clarins' award winning cult favorite makeup primer Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch and the clues are definitely not subtle.  Consider the following.


New! L'Oreal's Magic Perfecting Base
Discover the secret to perfect skin texture. Introuducing Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base for instant smoothing results.  The silky lightweight formula glides onto skin and minimizes the look of pores and fine lines. Skin looks and feels smoothed and resurfaced. The result - a unified matte finish that's flawless.

Clarins' Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
The perfect marriage of make-up and skin care for a spectacular beauty effect. A magical melting, invisible texture perfectly smoothes the skin by leaving an imperceptible veil over its surface. Wrinkles and fine lines are visually minimized to guarantee a flawless complexion.

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base (left), Clarins Instant Smooth (right)


L'Oreal product:
Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/Iron Oxides.

Clarins product:
cyclopentasiloxane - dimethicone - dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer - hydrogenated vegetable oil - vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer - silica - disteardimonium hectorite - pentaerthryityl tetrtaisostearate - alcohol denat. - tocopheryl acetate - butylene glycol - silica dimethyl silylate - acacia senegal gum - methylparaben - mica (ci 77019) - iron oxide (ci 77491) - titanium dioxide (ci 77891) - carmine (ci 75470).


L'Oreal's product - .5 oz $12.99
Clarins' product - .5 oz $32

Sooooo .... though there are some differences and Clarins infuses botanical properties into its products, one can easily see how these two products are tres similar. Oui?  Like Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch but want to pay less for it? L'Oreal's Studio Secret Magic Perfecting Base is a sure bet yielding great results.

Thanks for turning me on to this product, Kristin = ) .

1 comment:

  1. I have been using the Clarins product for several years and would highly recommend it for people needing to make lines and pores less obvious. I am 65, have noticeable scars on my nose, which due to lack of collagen I assume, are getting even more noticeable. I use this product every day and people say I have a lovely skin - not true! I also find that the product helps take away the shiny appearance left behind after using sunscreen - it is never non-greasy, whatever it says on the tube. The perfecting touch also suits my allergy-prone skin and I highly recommend it to EVERYONE.


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