Beauty | NEW L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review


So....y'know when you're out having the craic, shopping for stuff you don't need and some new foundations just fall into your basket?
Well, yea... that happened recently and it happened hard.
 
I mean, I popped to Superdrug to buy one of my favourite blemish serums (post soon) and I accidentally ended up buying three different foundations.
THREE!
To be fair though, Superdrug did have some damn good deals on and I'm forever searching for new and exciting products to try, natch.

Ok, further confessions, I didn't just pick up three foundations, I also grabbed the L'Oreal Nude Magique CC cream too 'cos the two products were on offer and LOOK AT THAT PACKAGING!!   I couldn't resist picking them both up.


But first, onto the star of the show.

You all know by now that I'm usually a full coverage kinda gal but after my recent travels to Barcelona (post here) I'm finally realising now, in my 30's that full coverage foundation is not ideal everyday.  Some days you just need a lighter finish, something quick that hides those evil blemishes and helps keep you feeling fresh and confident and that, apart from the dreamy shiny pastel container is what drew me towards the new L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation.
 
The L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation launched over the US back in 2015 but only arrived here in the UK in May 2016 and it's currently available in 7 shades.  I found the lightest shade: Porcelain 01 almost perfect on my gothic dead gal complexion.  Maybe a hint of a yellow undertone but almost perfect.
Inside the beautiful packaging you'll find a "cushion" basically soaked in foundation.  I was very unsure of this to begin with to be honest but it's also another reason I bought this product.  I wanted to understand how it really worked.
Basically it's designed to be tapped onto the skin and as a newly converted fan of the Real Techniques beauty sponge this was one thing I could get on board with.  Tap Tap.
The formula is very buildable.  Goes on quiet sheer to begin with but you can really build it.  It's certainly never going to be a full coverage foundation but I can see this product being great for me this summer, especially as it's hiding a generous SPF barrier of 25 within the formula.  The finish is much more dewy than I'm used to and I think I'm really starting to embrace that.
Included in the package is a small sponge applicator but I wasn't a huge fan of this, it felt very awkward to use and I opted to use my RT sponge instead and you can even get a brush on in there too if you felt the need.  I do however use the small sponge when out and about to touch up if I want to.  It's not terrible, just wouldn't be my choice to apply a full face with.


The pack size is handy to throw in your bag for touch-ups on the go and the mirror included is a brilliant size for that.
 
I'm excited to see how long this product lasts me and how the sponge lasts over time.  One tip though, don't stick your whole finger in the sponge like I did ;)
Fancy trying this one for yourself?  It's currently £14.99 in Superdrug and is included in their 3 for 2 offer.
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4 comments

  1. If you're very pale then Korean BB creams might be better for you (I am a Norn Irn person too and this is what I use). In a proper Korean cushion, the round sponge applicator is called a polyurethane puff, and it's this that makes the product apply really well. I don't know if Western cushions have got this part of the process down so well. Also, with a Korean cushion you generally get a refill with it, so it lasts a lot longer. The Western versions seem to be a lot less eco-friendly. So if you decide that you like the format, the original Korean versions are worth checking out.

    Joanne - www.OpposableThumbsBlog.com

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  2. Sounds fab! I'm rather pale and sometimes find foundations a bit intimidating! I do have a few BB creams and I am finding I'm using them more and more, deffo have a look into this one!

    Becca

    www.QueenBeeBecca.com

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  3. I've been hearing great things about this. I wish they carried this here already.

    Jorj | Mad Cherry

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