Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Beauty | L'Oréal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation

Housed in a sleek glass bottle and a beautiful purple design, L'Oréal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation is definitely worthy of the dressing table for the packaging alone. It's unlike other foundations I have used in the post where there is normally a pump application, or a powder compact - this is pure liquid goodness and applied in a similar fashion to most liquid foundations on the market, just with a slight difference. 

I first heard about this foundation a while back ever since the massive UK YT make up gurus i.e. Lily, Anna and Fleur raved about this some time ago and it's always been in the back of my mind. I don't normally wear foundation, but when Boots did a classic 3 for 2 on make up, somehow it appeared in my shopping basket. 
Bare Faced | L'Oréal foundation | Full Make Up
The product claims "A feather light foundation, feels as light and fresh as water. Instantly fuses with the skin blending seamlessly to leave a silky, second effect". Yup - for me, it certainly lives up to this claim. It doesn't feel like I'm wearing foundation and sometimes, the only time I know I am because I can see the difference when I peek at myself in a mirror. I'm shade 140 in Pure Beige which is basically a perfect match for my skin. You can see it from the above photo it evened out my skin tone, reduced redness and provided a good coverage.

First off - I love this foundation. Absolutely adore it. The only thing I think it can be improved by having it as a pump application as applying it can get very messy. Directions of use? Shake the bottle, twist off the little purple cap on top of the foundation, put your finger over the covering and dot the foundation over your face. You can either use a brush to work the foundation into your skin, but I prefer using my fingers as it warms the foundation up and normally get a better coverage. See - told you it's a little different from most foundations.

The formula itself is very watery which gives a light to medium coverage. It's supposedly a dupe for the Armani's Maestro foundation but having never tried this, I cannot attest to this but if the YT gurus claim this, then maybe there's an element of truth in this. There's even SPF18 in this little bottle which means as we go into Autumn/Fall, my skin is still being protected. 

Reading online, the only other downfalls of this product is the small quantity you get - 20ml (Bourjois' Healthy Mix foundation, Rimmel's Lasting Finish Nude and Wake Me Up and Max Factor's Skin Luminizer are all 30ml), and the limited shade ranges (there's only 5 shades). Once you get over this, it's definitely one to purchase.

For a drug store foundation, that's less than a tenner and contains SPF18, there's so much to love about this and it's a firm favourite of my make up bag. Oh, and at the time of writing, Boot's have got 3 for 2 across L'Oréal products - what you waiting for?

Have you ever tried this foundation?
Do you love it or loathe it?
What's your thoughts on it? 

Let me know in the comments below!


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