During the week I posted a picture on Facebook of the L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau de teint foundation, and a number of you asked for a review. Finding a good foundation is hard work, and finding a good budget foundation is even harder, but rest assured, I have a feeling that this might just be the foundation for a lot of you.
Shade Range: As is the case for many “drugstore” foundations, the shade range for the Nude Magique is very limited. Sadly there are only 6 shades available in Ireland. I wear the second lightest shade, 110 warm Ivory, and thankfully this is the perfect shade for my skin tone. In Mac I wear NC 25 , the loreal wouldn’t be a million miles away from this. If you’re very pale, I don’t think you’re gonna find a shade in this foundation .
Packaging: The foundation comes in a slim glass bottle. It contains only 20ml of product, which is a little less than you would normally get with foundation. There is no pump to dispense the foundation, and as the foundation is very runny, it can get a little on the messy side.
Texture: This is one seriously fluid foundation. As I mentioned above, a little goes a very long way. This is said to be a dupe for Armani Maestro, which I have reviewed here. They are extremely similar, in texture, but while I love them both, I personally prefer the finish of the L’oreal Nude Magique.
Finish: It is the finish of this foundation that makes me love it so much.It is described as a liquid to powder finish. I find it has a very natural matte finish to it. Don’t get turned off by the word matte, trust me, I normally don’t love matte either, but the finish on this is just so beautiful . When applied lightly is gives your skin a real your skin but better look. I apply a little bit more and it leaves my skin looking airbrushed, but yet natural. I can’t use the word natural enough here! However, be warned. If you have dry patches, this will cling to them like nobodies business!
Coverage: The coverage all depends on how much you apply. If you apply a small amount you will get a lovely light coverage, but if like me you like that little bit more coverage, you can build it up to get a decent medium coverage. You can see from the pictures above, how the foundation coverage a few imperfections on my face.
Lasting power: The lasting power of this foundation is good. I find it lasts well throughout the day, with only slight wear down on the chin area.
Skin Type: If you have dry skin, avoid this like the plaque. If my dry patches are anything to go by, it will not suit dry skin. I always find it hard saying for sure the skin type as foundation suits, but this one is for more normal, normal oily. If you are either very oily or very dry, I don’t think this is for you.
Price:A bottle will set you back €14.99 on any L’oreal stand.
Overall I have a huge soft spot for this foundation. It gives my skin a lovely even finish, and wears well throughout the day.