About two weeks ago in the “Review by Request” post I asked you for ideas and suggestions on products you would love to have a full review on. I would like to thank everyone who liked the post and say hello to Sophie, who asked for a review on L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation! I got it, I tested it and now I’m ready to tell you what I think of this foundation.
L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation (£9.99 or $12.95) is the one of the most recent releases from L’Oreal and it comes in five or eight shades, depending on a country, that is quite limited and doesn’t offer enough shades for the majority of skin tones and undertones, but is a usual situation for a drugstore brand. The shades offered for UK are the following: Porcelain, Pure Beige, Nude Beige, Warm Ivory and Rose Beige. I had to get the lightest shade of the range – 100 Porcelain – and even this shade is not a perfect match to my NW20 skin, but overall it looks alright, though a bit yellower than I’d like.
What is really interesting and unique about this foundation – is the consistency. I’ve never ever seen anything like this before, especially in the drugstore department. I think it is no surprise that it’s called Eau De Teint – that is quite a reminiscence of Eau de Parfum, that is usually written on the bottles of French fragrances, where Eau means water. I believe it’s a perfect name for this foundation as its consistency is very watery but seems to have some sort of fast evaporating oils that make it act a lot like a fragrance on the skin.
The consistency, as I said above, is very oil and runny, but once you apply it to your skin you have to act fast as it evaporates extremely quickly leaving a powdery finish behind. You can apply the foundation with your fingers, foundation brush or a beauty blender, but I personally find that the brush enables the best non-streaky finish than fingers do (even though it is recommended to use with your fingers only) and the beauty blender soaks up too much of a product. The amount you get is 20 ml or 0.91 fl. oz. I guess there are two reasons for such a small amount of product: first – you need a small amount of it for your whole face to reach light-to-medium coverage and, second, the liquid in there is mixing with some sort of the oils in the upper part of the bottle when you shake it (that is very important!) and these oils vaporize very quickly.
The finish you get with this foundation is very unusual as it seems to be more like the finish of silicone bases – absolutely silky smooth. No other foundation I own (even my favorites and best ones) could leave such a beautiful finish. This foundation is a good choice for normal skin types and could turn out to be a bit greasy for oily types, I think. As for dry skin, that I have, it seems a bit drying and I prefer to use a good moisturizer before applying this foundation. The coverage is pretty nice light-to-medium, but not buildable. As you can see on the swatches below it covers the veins easily and is barely noticeable on the skin. I would also like to add that this is the most light-weight foundation I’ve tried up to date and it feels pretty awesome und undetectable on the face.
This foundations also promises SPF of 18 but it doesn’t leave any white cast on the photos. Take a look at the photo with the flash:
As you see it is a bit too yellow for my skin tone, but if the larger area is covered you won’t notice the difference and I can basically get away with the slight color difference. You can also see how smooth and barely seen on the skin this foundation really is. The wear time is about eight hours on me before it starts fading a little but it doesn’t set into fine lines as it is a lot like a powder. And I’m also pretty happy with the coverage as it is what I usually choose on daily basis.
I strongly recommend to try this foundation in store to feel what a gorgeous satin finish this foundation leaves and to find the color that could actually match your skin tone (five shades in UK and Europe and eight shades in US). L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation is a perfect choice for you if you are looking for a lightweight light-to-medium coverage with silky smooth powder finish.
I hope this review was useful for you. If you also have this product I would love to hear what you think – please leave your thoughts in the comments down below.
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