♡L'oreal Nude Magic Liquid Powder:
Price: approx. $12.95/ .91 FL. OZ
Availability: Any drugstore, target, ulta
Color(s): 12 different shades
Coverage: Light - medium
Claims: "This revolutionary liquid-powder formula glides on and transforms on contact to a fresh, powder-like finish for a look that’s flawless,yet undetectable. The lightweight foundation with SPF 18 will make you feel like you aren’t wearing makeup at all!"
♡Swatches in Nude Beige:
You can get a very natural finish with the first layer. The coverage of this foundation is light to medium. It evens out the skin tone well and slightly covers redness as well as dark acne spots/scars. It can be lightly build-able for extra coverage but certainly will not fully cover (a concealer underneath will be needed for a flawless look). I noticed that when a second layer is applied it will look a little too powdery and will come off as cakey for us dry skinned girls. Dry patches will be enhanced with the first layer, so imagine how bad it looks with two! I also feel the need to add that I do have some open acne wounds (due to exfoliating the dry patches) and when this foundation was applied over those wounds it burned a little. I am assuming it burned over those areas because of the alcohol in the product.
I also recommend using powder blushes, highlighters and bronzers if that is your thing when using this product instead of cream products. Since this does have a powder finish cream products may not apply as well as they normally would when on top of liquid/cream foundations.
- Gives a natural look
- Variety of shades
- Blends extremely well
- Enhances dry areas and settles into fine lines
- Gives off a white cast due to the slight SPF
- Can look powdery/cakey
- Lasting power is only a few hours
I have to say that I have a love/hate relationship with this product. After exfoliating and moisturizing my face this product is perfect for short errands or going to school. It's also good when you want a very light foundation versus a thick one. I like that my natural skin still shines through when I have this foundation on. For some reason when I am doing errands or going to school I like my imperfections to slightly show for example my acne scars. I also love how silky it feels when I am blending it out, it just feels so good! However, with all those raves the cons are the reason I knocked two hearts off the approval. When doing two full layers my face will look extremely light and powdery as though I just took a powder puff and dusted my face without dusting off the excess. Okay I may be exaggerating that last part but close enough! Also, even when I do exfoliate and moisturize and prime well the dry areas still get enhanced. Especially on my cheeks and my nose area. Since the product has no pump and is quite watery, you have to be careful when pouring it out or else a lot of product will be wasted. Overall, I do like the product but I would not repurchase it.
So how about it readers?! What are your thoughts on this foundation?
♥ Disclaimer: Sample products were sent to me for product review from Shespeaks and L'oreal, I am not getting paid for my review.. as always everything is my honest opinion