L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint

Late last year, I took a good look at my drawer and decided to shift my focus to base products since they’re the only ones that really seem to be used consistently! L’Oreal Paris has (in my opinion) the best selection of drugstore foundations. I really liked the True Match range which I used a couple years ago so I picked up this teeny bottle of what is claimed to be, a foundation ‘lighter than water’.

Summary:

  • 7 shades in total
  • nonΒ comedogenic
  • SPF 18
  • 20mL
  • Light to medium coverage

Although there’s only 20 mL of product, the bottle is like a paperweight because of the thickness of the glass. There isn’t a pump but I still quite like the packaging- It’s a snug fit in the palm of your hand and carries just the right amount for travelling. When I first used it, I was so surprised at how runny it was! Now that I’ve used a good fraction of the bottle, I can hear the liquid as I shake it (strangely satisfying I must say). After shaking, you cover the opening with your finger, tip the bottle upside down and back upright. I usually dot it around my face and start blending.

Pros:Β 

  • Very very very lightweight, feels awesome on the face
  • Natural finish
  • Soft, velvet texture
  • Affordable
  • Good lasting power
  • Petite size

Cons:

  • No pump
  • Glass (a bit fragile)
  • Alcoholic scent

The foundation holds true to its claim that it has a ‘feathery’, ‘weightless’ feel. Almost like a ‘second skin’ effect. The texture is silky and light but dries out instantly as you blend to a natural finish, more on the matte side. One layer is usually enough to cover most of the redness on my cheeks and looks pretty good at the end of the day (around 8 hours later). Looks great on the skin but appeared a little patchy on the problem areas around my chin. It isn’t enough to cover up spots, and blemishes but I’m not too picky about that. It’s a solid, affordable everyday foundation that I’m glad I picked up.

Have you tried any L’Oreal foundations?

3 Comments

  1. Kelly Thai
    January 28, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    I've seen this so many times but never picked it up because I don't like the idea of not having a pump haha πŸ˜› Otherwise the lightweight feel is amazing~ You can just tell that it's not thick from looking at the pictures you included and the fact that there's a wide range of colours make it even a better choice for foundation πŸ™‚ I've never tried L'oreal's foundation before but Bourjois' foundation is a definite HG product for me, because it matches my skin tone the most, it also leaves a semi matte finish which I like and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin with build-able coverage – check it out for your next one ^^Thanks for the review Weng! ^__^http://www.kelkelxo.blogspot.com

    • Weng C
      January 29, 2016 / 7:35 am

      Not having a pump can be messy! I do like this one but Bourjois Healthy Mix is the HG for me as well! Almost finished my first bottle πŸ˜€ Totally agree with you though, awesome coverage, perfect match and hard to find something I like better. Thanks for dropping by Kellyyyy :3

  2. Marxie β™”
    February 5, 2016 / 3:44 am

    Aww, no pump. But still, it seems like a nice product.I love products that has natural finish so I might give this one a try. :DMarxie

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