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Monday, November 04, 2013

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation Review

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation


I actually bought a bottle of this under the American guise "L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder" a good few months ago - tried it wasn't blown away and as I had no real UK launch date I decided not to feature it. It was just as well as the UK version is not only a completely different name L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint but the shades also differ! Has a closer skin tone match swayed my opinion on L'Oreal's newest foundation release? Not really but if a light foundation or a good dupe for Armani's Maestro Foundation is what the heart desires then read on...

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation

To touch on the packaging it isn't great, the frosted glass bottle with metallic purple accents may look rather swish but it is less than practical even if you ignore the fact it is glass. There is no pump and as the the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation is so watery it is almost impossible to control how much is dispensed and of course to prevent waste. As a result the whole process is really messy and of course should you drop the bottle there is a good chance it will shatter.

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation

To the best of my knowledge there is six shades in total of the L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint formula (feel free to correct me) and I have the shade 140 Pure Beige which is your typical medium skin offering. At the moment it is a little too deep for me as I have been lazy on the self tanning front but I would deem it to be around the NC 35-37 mark on the MAC colour scale.

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation
L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation

Now on to the formula, I kid you not when I say it truly is one of the lightest textured foundations on the high street and in terms of texture it is a dead ringer for Armani's Maestro Foundation only marginally cheaper and with a slightly lower level of coverage. As mentioned above the formula is very watery and loose in texture which does blend best with the fingertips rather than a brush. In fact with a brush I found it to be rather problematic so perhaps the heat of the fingertips is crucial? On the skin it initially feels like a very light and cooling liquid before quickly settling to an almost velvet finish that is naturally matte and gives the impression that the skin has been set with a powder. If you loathe heavy, cakey foundations this may be for you as it really allows the skin to breathe but I do warn you now that the coverage level is very low. No it won't settle into fine lines or enlarged pores but it offers next to no coverage - in my opinion it is on par with a tinted foundation in terms of coverage. I don't recommend this for those with dry skin as I found it to cling to a small dry area on my face and really highlighted the fact such patch was there. Overall with a primer and no powder (I didn't feel the need and that is with oily skin) L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint wore shine free for around 6 hours.

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau de Teint* £9.99/20ml via Boots - link and Superdrug  -link
* PR sample sent for consideration of review.
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17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review! Was going to buy this today but might re-think :)

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  2. I have my review of this coming shortly and I agree with you that when I tried it with a brush it was def problematic.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  3. Nice Review...If seems similar to a lightweight tinted cream. So it's not for me. I prefer high coverage foundations :)

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  4. Great review, this really isn't for me as I tend to get dry areas. The packaging does look swish but like you said rather impractical lol x

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  5. I am on the fence with this one. On one hand it looks great for some natural coverage, but who on earth thought a frosted glass bottle with no pump was a good idea? Xx

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  6. I bought this foundation used it 3 times and never used it again! I have dry skin and it just sat on top of my skin and it didnt blend very well! But I have also read some rave reviews!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  7. Thanks for the great review! I really want to try this out - the lighter than water theory really has me hooked and I'm dying to pick it up :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. i really don't mind applying this with a brush! but fingers are way better.. i can definitely use this when my skin is behaving

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  9. It was very good to read your review and see how different this foundation can be for different people! I reviewed it recently and my review was probably the very opposite of yours! haha :)

    I found it perfect for day-to-day on my dry skin, it didn't cling to my dry patches, the coverage was buildable to medium on me, and I found it was best applied with a brush, rather than my fingers. How weird is that? :) But thank you for sharing such a thorough review! I always enjoy reading your reviews, Adrienne!

    Ysis xx

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  10. I've always been interested with this product and I'm obsessed with the packaging ah xxx
    Life of Verity

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  11. I've been using this for about a month now and really love it! I find it's really easy to use (just wish it had a pump!)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I'm glad you're not a fan of it either! I find that the colours run too orange for me, which is a shame because I'm all for extremely light coverage foundations.

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  13. I did like it. I have the lightest colour available in my country (shade 100) and it blends out nice. I put my finger on the opening, turn the bottle around and than dab my finger on my face. 2 on each cheeks and one on my forehead. Then blend it out either with my fingers or a Real Techniques brush. The warmth of my face makes it work even with a brush. I like the feeling of this foundation and love the look. For me it gives an invicble look, but my skin looks smoother.

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  14. Great post, I've been considering this one but it doesn't sound like my kind of things at all!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  15. great post! love the packaging! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  16. As an oily combination girl, I might check this out! I have so many heavy coverage foundations, I can justify adding this one to my collection! (not that I ever have problems justifying a purchase lol.)

    Love Zoe x
    www.facevaluebeautyblog.co.uk

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  17. I have dry skin normally, but this past week its been in pretty good shape! I brought this foundation yesturday (late I know) and posted my first review on it today:)
    I like the fact that it is light coverage, as I normally wear medium - heavy so it was good to have a bit of a change, will look out for how it clings to my skin in winter though!
    http://fashionablechaoss.blogspot.co.uk/

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