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Monday, 20 June 2016

Review - L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation

When the hype for the new foundation release from L’Oreal first started, I was a little apprehensive. A foundation cushion? How does that even work? I put off trying it because I was sure that it wouldn’t suit my skin type or foundation preferences. But when I finally headed into Boots and gave it a little swatch, I was more than pleasantly surprised.

As a general rule, I like quite a full coverage foundation, as my skin is quite blemished. Despite this, I like something quite dewy and natural looking, so I can be a little picky, especially when it comes to drugstore foundations.  When the L’Oreal Nude Magique CushionFoundation was first released, beauty bloggers, YouTubers and friends alike were raving, so I thought I’d head into town for a little investigation.

I picked up the foundation in shade 03 Vanilla. I sometimes find it tricky to pick the right colour in drugstore foundations because there isn’t quite as much choice, but L’Oreal always does me well. This matches my skin really well, and is similar colourwise to some of my other favourite foundations. The thing that really surprised me was the formula of the foundation. I expected it to be really thin, and quite dry I think, but this is actually quite wet – but in a good way. A little goes a long way, but it’s a foundation that can easily be built up, without looking cakey. I love wearing this foundation for every day, it’s just so comfortable to wear. The biggest selling point for me? The fact it can last a whole day of work. I work some difficult shifts, and most days I apply my makeup at 5am. Most foundations have definitely started to wear off by the time I get home around 4 in the afternoon, but this keeps going. I don’t know what magic it is, but I love it! Maybe it’s the formula, allowing layering, or maybe it’s the application, but whatever it is, it’s great.

 I’ll admit, the packaging of the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation also played its part in drawing me in. I’m a sucker for cute packaging, and this ticks all the boxes. It’s cute, and girly, and compact – what more could you want? With a large mirror in the lid, and a separate cover over the product itself, the L’Oreal cushion is compact and clean (and totally Instagrammable). You also get a sponge applicator in the compact, so your whole base application comes in this one handy product. I can’t say I use the sponge applicator that comes with the compact, but it is definitely handy if you want to take your foundation out on the go with you. I just prefer to use my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge, as it can cover slightly more area at a time – a needed bonus at 5am!

Basically, I’m in love with the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation. It’s about time I found a drugstore base product I really loved. I’m normally super fussy because my skin can be a little uncooperative, but I can see this being a product I buy over and over and over again. I’d definitely suggest you head down to your nearest Boots or Superdrug and give this a little try instore – I bet you’ll be impressed!

Love Lexie


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