Magique Glow: L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion

Magique Glow: L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion

Magique Glow: L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion


Hi, welcome back to another blog post! Today I want to do a quick first impression/review for the new L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation. I was really drawn to this foundation because of it’s unique look; a liquid foundation in a compact. If you’ve also been looking at this product with curiosity, then let me set the record straight.

First of all, what I notice is the relatively high price point on this item. I paid £14.99 for this foundation, when the liquid foundation I LOVE – True Match, also by L’Oreal – is £9.99. So to me, this has to be as good if not better than True Match. What also worries me from my first impression, is the amount of product you get in this little sponge cushion. Other liquid foundations usually last around two months for me, and I use them 3-6 times a week. Truthfully, I don’t know if it will last that long (I could be wrong, only time will tell). Just another thing to think about if you’re considering purchasing.

The packaging is really nice. Metallic lilac on the outside and pastel on the inside, with a decent mirror. I think sometimes you can tell the quality of a product through the quality of the mirror provided :). It does come with an applicator sponge the same size as the product (think about the size of a Jaffa Cake – yes, a Jaffa Cake was the only thing I could think of) but personally I wouldn’t use it. I didn’t even give it a chance, I went straight to the Real Techniques sponge I have and started there.

The colour is pretty good. I did swatch a few shades on my hand at the drugstore before I bought and I recommend you do the same (just remember your face is almost always a little lighter than your hand). I would usually be the shade 04 Rose Vanilla in L’Oreal foundation, but it’s summer and I hoped to have a tan at some point (with the weather, most likely faux) and so a went a little darker – 06 Rose Beige, and I really like it. It’s not too dark and blends really well on the skin, however if you like full coverage foundation this is NOT for you. Believe me. Please. It starts very sheer on the skin, and can be layered to give – at best – medium coverage.

Lasting power with this foundation is good, if you have combination skin like me. It did come off where my glasses hit my cheeks (if you have glasses you may be familiar with the struggle), but I have yet to find a foundation that will 100% stay when I wear glasses, so I’m willing to let it pass. It does give a very pretty glow to the skin, but (yay!) it isn’t sticky. I wore this to work on a pretty warm, busy day (read: I was sweating a little, okay?) and it was an 8 hour shift. It held on really well (even if I didn’t).

Overall, out of 5, I guess I would give it a 3.5 (yes, the .5 is necessary) because it is a good foundation and easy to blend, it does give a nice glow and it stays all day. However, I think £15 for this tiny thing is way too much (even if you do get a nice mirror), and I am worried it won’t last very long. So, there you have it. That’s my opinion on this little compact of magique. Here’s a tropical summery look I did using this foundation:


Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! If you did leave a like and comment below, tell me your favourite foundation!

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Emma Louise McCaw

22-year-old English graduate and part-time beauty & lifestyle blogger from Northern Ireland. I spend my time reviewing makeup, thinking about makeup, applying makeup... and drinking more coffee than is probably healthy.
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