Today’s reviewed product is a most raved foundation in beauty-blogging world. L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid foundation. Many beauty blogger with different skin tone and color has reviewed product already, but I was always curious to see how it fairs on Bangladeshi NC35- 40 skin. It was really hard to get the correct shade of foundation from Dhaka, as we had to order products online. This is why I have always skipped ordering foundations from there.
“Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – it’s magic!”
The product comes in a glass bottle with a twist-off cap. I surely wish it was not a glass bottle, because it makes the product absolutely impossible to take while travelling.
1. This foundation has 12 shades, my shade is 328 Sun Beige.
(NOTE: For reference, I am NC 35-37 in MAC foundation shade.)
2. The product is liquidy, almost runny, in consistency.
3. The product is not sticky or doesn’t feel oily on skin.
4. The coverage is light to medium.
I have found that the product applies better with fingers. Just take some on the back of your hands, dot some over your face and blend it downwards with your fingers. You can use a sponge or brush afterwards to blend the product more seamlessly. If you apply it directly with brush or sponge, most of the product will get wasted.
After you blend out the product, it immediately gives a dewy finish. It gradually sets with a satin-matte finish.
Here is my completely makeup-free face. As you can see, it’s far from being perfect. I am currently having break-out episodes every now and then so pardon me if you are grossed out by the acne spots.
The color looks a tad bit light on my face, I couldn’t find an exact match for my skin… BUT after the full face makeup, it looks natural.
No concealer or setting powder was used.
Here is the product in broad daylight.
Here is the product in flash photography.
Here is the product after 5 hours on its own.
As you can see, the area around my nose, chin and some areas on my cheek are looking blotchy. I wear glasses and have oily T-zone. Also I tend to touch my face and chin a lot while reading/writing. So if you want it to stay a little bit longer, use primer and setting powder.