REVIEW: L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

 

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.

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PRODUCT DETAIL:

Let’s see what the brand has to say about this product:

“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!”

 

Umm…Okay, I guess. Now let’s try and test out the product thoroughly to see if its true or not!

PRICE:

Around $12.95.

PACKAGING:

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.

 

SHADE, CONSISTENCY:

1. This foundation has 12 shades, my shade is 328 Sun Beige.
(NOTE: For reference, I am NC 35-37 in MAC foundation shade.)

 

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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.

APPLICATION:

Just shake the bottle a few times and apply it with your….fingers!

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.

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After you blend out the product, it immediately gives a dewy finish. It gradually sets with a satin-matte finish.

DEMONSTRATION:

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.

 REVIEW: L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

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.

 

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Here is the product in broad daylight.

 

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Here is the product in flash photography.

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STAYING POWER:

I didn’t use any primer and set the product with any other product.
Here is the product after 5 hours on its own.

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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.

PROS:

1. Blends really well into skin.
2. Good for light makeup days.
3. Applies quickly.
4. GIves a smooth matte finish after setting.
5. Feels really lightweight on skin.

CONS:

1. Glass bottle.
2. No stopper cap to get the product out.
3. Not good for night time or flash photography as it has SPF in it.
4. Staying powder is not that impressive alone, BUT with a primer and setting powder it becomes better.

 

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Comments:

  1. First of all, I love your review style because it is so descriptive and thorough! The photos help to embellish the description so well.
    I tried this makeup before the review and would agree with your pros and cons as I also have oily skin.I so like the lightweight feel. Would love to see a review with primer and powder.
    Pm

    • Thanks for the lovely comment Beth. I haven’t taken any pictures after using primer & powder, but when I have used primer+foundation and powder combo; this foundation behaved really well. Just some slight oiliness around nose at mid-day…which can be avoidable with a blotting paper.

  2. I love how the finish of the foundation looks, but what a crummy bottle! I’ve also found that it’s not easy to find a shade looking through those bottles. I’ve considered trying this one but haven’t made the purchase yet.

    • Yes, the bottle made me disappointed too. If you are lucky enough to find an exact match to your skin tone, I believe this will be a great foundation for everyday use. 🙂

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