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Apr 14, 2009

L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Smoothing Face Primer Review

If you were wondering where Diane Keaton's been the Muse is here to save the day and tell you what's she's been up to. What? I sometimes lay awake at night and think, "Gee, I wonder what Diane's up to!"

Technically she's been up to making primer for L'Oreal...I think? Actually she's been up to alot with L'Oreal. She has her own L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Collection....I dunno I guess L'Oreal was inspired by Diane....who knows I'm not making this stuff, it's all really true!

L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton is an entire collection of cosmetics that I guess L'Oreal wants to appeal to a more mature audience. I'd have personally picked the collection inspired by Ru-Paul but hey props to Di for getting her own cosmetic line although you can color me jealous! I'm still waiting for the MAC Inspired by the Muse Collection, shrug, hasn't happened yet damnit. Although nothing reached out at me much I was somewhat amazed, fascinated, and generally shocked to discover a primer in with the palettes and lipstick. A drugstore primer? Unheard of! Say word! Can it be so? And shaped so slickly like...might I say....Smashbox Photo Finish....Diane you cheeky little devil!

Indeed, this little guy is quite similar to Photo Finish but actually probably in the Muse's humblest little opinion has a better formula and texture than Photo Finish. I don't like Photo Finish. It pills, it causes me to break out, and it's an uncomfortable primer if ever I did see one. L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton is considerably better in formula and texture. It's very much a silicon based primer but it feels smoother on my skin, it absorbs easier, and it doesn't break me out nor does it pill. I don't feel like I have a mask on and it makes my skin nice and smooth, likey!


What it should do.

It should fill pores, fine lines, should make foundation last longer, remain fresher, and make skin even and flawless.

What it actually does.

Ok, no pore problem here and no fine lines so I can't speak for either of those. Foundation doesn't really last longer but remains fresher if that makes sense. It allows my foundation to not only apply flawlessly but it also lets it breath and keeps it from oxidizing on my face so it remains fresher on. I'd say within an hour or two my foundation completely oxidizes to the point it actually morphs into an entire new color. I've tried plenty of different ways to prevent this from happening and have succeeded a fair bit but a majority of the time nothing helps much. Now L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Inspired by Diane Keaton Smoothing Face Primer probably doesn't keep my foundation completely fresh but it does fairly well at the job, not bad for a drugstore find.

I do think it's impressive to see such a product available in a drugstore as it's not your typical drugstore fare. Honestly, how many silicon primer do you know of at your local drugstore (within the US, don't bring Asia into this and cheat!). It does carry a tiny bit of a hefty price tag at $14.99 USD but I do think it was well worth it as the quality is definitely there.

I think the product is particularly good for anyone with large pores, anyone who likes primers in general, and anyone who wants their makeup to remain a bit fresher for a little while longer. I'm not going to say it did anything major in the way of making my makeup last all day because it didn't but it did allow for a more seamless, flawless look to my foundation and it also kept my foundation fresh. I don't rave about primers much so take my review as a very calm way of saying that this was quite good. I imagine if it was eyeshadow or blush I'd be bouncing off the wall but it is primer which in the Muse's world isn't much to get excited about. That being said I highly recommend snagging a bottle or two as I don't know if it's LE or not and I think it's worth picking up as it is, as I said, very good quality for a drugstore purchase. The price I'm not keen on as it seems a tiny bit high but the size is quite nice so it should last a while. I do see myself purchasing again if I run out. I'm Muse Approving it for purchase since I liked it quite alot.

Overall, I'm loving that L'Oreal is introducing something so "techy" to the drugstore cosmetic world. Yes, it's standard to purchase any number of primers at your fav posh counter or cosmetic store but how many can you find at your local drugstore? Good work L' about that Muse inspired collection.......

Anyone tried Miss Keaton's Collection?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

Ahh...also appears this collection is VERY hard to find. FYI I found it at Walgreens but didn't see it anywhere else as of yet nor is it on the L'Oreal website.

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Anonymous Andrea said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one who lies awake at night just wondering what Diane Keaton is up to.


April 14, 2009 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

ooh!! I've never seen this before! thanks for the review :D I have a little sample of the smashbox photo finish which I'm yet to try. I saw on Youtube that it peels! I also have the monistat Chafing gel which is SO GOOD!

April 15, 2009 at 4:38 AM  
Anonymous Sev said...

I saw this last night at Rite Aid. It seems like only certain (aka RANDOM) drugstores are carrying it! I didn't pick it up but now I am wishing I had...

April 15, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

omg Andrea and here I was thinking I was the ONLY one!



April 15, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi connie

I was a little tiny bit worried to try the monistat on my face lol!

But smashbox is a bummer. pills crazily on me and makes me itchy!

This is actually not too bad :-D

April 15, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

oh connie I snuck a peek at your blog! Lovely pictures :-D Your gorg and beautiful makeup too!

April 15, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey sev

I noticed that too.....people have also called l'oreal and gotten a reply that l'oreal didn't even KNOW about the collection!


April 15, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Hey! You got the Smashbox Muse Collection. That's better than L'Oreal ;)

Looks like a nice primer. Similar to the one from GOSH (that I love).

April 15, 2009 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger 心。葵 @ plue said...

hm. have not seen this and will never be seeing this in Malaysia, I'm sure!

btw, which you reckon is better? EH peach base or the Shills base? I'm kinda curious! ahahaha! thanks in advance for the answer! :P

April 15, 2009 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

I saw this at Wegmans last week but passed it by. Now I shall have to go back and try it. And yes, Smashbox truly is vile. I hope this new (more affordably priced) primer gets everyone off their Monistat kick.

BTDubs: I might be in NYC this weekend, my sweet. Might I humbly propose a meetup, say: Sunday? LMK if you'd be interested and I'll email you the deets.

April 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Connie De Alwis said...

I've only just used the monistat once so we'll see how it goes!
Thanks! Do stop by my blog more often ;)

April 15, 2009 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pix!

true true =-D But I'm feeling the lurves for this anyway :D

slap me I didn't even know gosh had a primer coolness!

April 15, 2009 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi plue!

If you wants just email babes! omg peach base alllll the way. Peach base is def betters :-D
my pleasures babes!

April 15, 2009 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

zomg why you no tell me this stuff earlier!??!?!?!?!?!
my sunday is packed full of fam stuff (late easter stuff and the likes) how about friday? How long will you be here?! Tell me tell me!

April 15, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey connie!

let us know updates on it :-D Curious how it works!

Surely I will :-D!!!!!!!!


April 15, 2009 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

Apologies, my love! I'd only finalized my plans the day before I told you!

Iz only in town Sunday, sadly. :*( I have to take care of something early in the afternoon (the time is not yet finalized) but after that, Iz be free to makes sweet, sweet love to you all day, if I has to (Iz leavin da kids with the babysitter).

Sorry for the short notice. LMK if anything changes, perchance.

Hugs and kisses from the kids and your missus. xoxo

April 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Revlon has 2 primers and Rimmel London has 1. At least that is what you can find in canadian drugstores.

April 17, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mandy!

sniff sniff...damn. I'm heading upstate for a family deal meal kinda thing...what time will you be here till? Give me some more deets :-D

and it was alone time too...the kids at the babysitter me and you in the big city..god the romance....!

I love you :-D

April 17, 2009 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi laura!

Thanks for sharing...I've never seen the rimmel or the revlon least not like this one! Interesting :0D

April 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger MandyPandy said...

I loves you too, my sweets.

I'm supposed to meet someone else (no no, it's not like that, I swears!) earlier in the afternoon on Sunday, but I haven't yet heard back from him yet, and as Sunday's 2 days away, he's cutting it fairly close. This means that I might end up coming to NYC next weekend, which means that *hooray* we can bees together at last!

I wish it was less touch and go, but c'est pas de ma faut, in this case. :-(

April 17, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey gorgeous!

LOL! I'm so sorry I'm a bit late with this I think? I have a back log of comments but you will in NY this weekend? :-D

Thank god! I'll rent a hotel room! LOL!

April 27, 2009 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found L'Oreal Beauty Confidential Smoothing Face Primer at Kroger here in GA. I saw it in a drugstore too but I'm not sure which one. I use it and love it with the mineral powder.

April 30, 2009 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi anonymous

awesome :-D

good to know you found and love it!

May 12, 2009 at 4:20 PM  

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