Monday, 23 May 2016

L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation - Reviewed!

I remember hearing about this a little while ago and kind of forgot about it until I spotted it on an introductory offer in Boots. Since it was on offer and the concept was so different to anything i'd tried I thought it was worth giving a go. I was sceptical if it would just be a gimmick or actually a really good product. 
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
The packaging is nice and compact. Unlike a bottle of foundation you have everything you need for an application in the compact. It has a mirror, a small sponge applicator and the product in one. It is marketed as a cushion that is drenched in foundation to give a natural finish. I do prefer a more natural looking foundation so this definitely appeals to me. 
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
The applicator it comes with is okay but definitely not my favourite way to apply it. I find it takes a while to get a nice finish using it. I do think it is handy to have if you are needing to do touch ups as it works well that way. Instead i've found a makeup sponge is the best way to apply the product as it gives the best finish. The sponge is very wet with product, although I haven't found it to get messy which makes it a great travel product as it won't leak. 
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
The foundation currently comes in seven shades. I have the shade 1 Porcelain which matches really well. I would say it would be a little too dark for very pale skin. (Hopefully they will add more shades in the future). The foundation applies really smoothly onto the skin. A light layer evens out the skin nicely and you can easily build the product up in the areas needed to give more of an even coverage. From the first time I applied it I love how comfortable it felt on the skin and how natural it looked whilst covering any redness or blemishes. 
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
L'oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation
Since I really loved the application and how natural and glowly it looked I was hoping the wear time would also be good. I did set it with powder as my skin is combinational which didn't get rid of the glow finish. After a few hours wear I was happy to see that everything still looked very good without any fading. By the end of the day I did get a little oily in the t-zone and I only had a little fading on my chin. It wasn't very noticeable and even as I got oiler it I never looked greasy. 


I think this is one of those foundation where if you want a natural glowy base that feels very comfortable on the skin with a decent wear time. The best thing about this is how good it looks on the skin and the fact you really don't feel like you're wearing a lot of makeup. It is definitely suited best for normal, combination and dry skin. Very oily skin might not find the wear time will be good enough. 


I really love this foundation and I love the finish and how compact it is. Obviously don't get as much product as a regular foundation but I think the concept is really good and helps it to look fresh on the skin. 

Have you tried this foundation? 

7 comments:

  1. I keep seeing this in Superdrug / Boots and I've been wondering if I should pick it up.
    Fab review :)
    ♥ Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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    1. Glad you liked it, it really is a lovely foundation :)

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  2. I've seen so many people rave about this product, I think I might have to give it a go myself! xx

    Jessica Ann ♥

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    1. It's definitely worth trying whilst it's on offer :)

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  3. I keep seeing the advert for this and the product is so intriguing! I am tempted to give it a go - thanks for sharing! :) xxx


    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Glad you liked it, it's a strange product but gives a really nice finish :)

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  4. I keep seeing this pop up in my Bloglovin feed and every post I read makes me want to try it a little more! xx

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