Review: L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

I recently picked up a bottle of L’Oreal’s newest foundation, “Magic Nude Liquid Powder” foundation. Count me intrigued by the name!

The website boasts that this “revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder-like finish,” like “wearing no makeup at all.”

The packaging, lacking a pump, is average and must be poured out onto the hand (or a flat surface) prior to application.

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The first thing I noticed when pouring the foundation out of the bottle is its watery consistency. As you can see, the foundation runs quite a bit and could easily spill if one isn’t careful. A pump would have been useful in this case. The company recommends shaking the bottle well prior to application.

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Of note, this foundation contains SPF 18 and comes in 12 colors. (This is a good color selection, as far as foundations go.)

Bare Face:

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After foundation application:

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The foundation does have a weightless feel and seemingly disappears into the skin. It offers light to medium coverage, so those with major blemishes will need to apply concealer as well. I did not feel the need to add powder after foundation (as I normally do) since the foundation does indeed assume a matte powder-like appearance, as the advertisement claims.

Full face of makeup:

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Throughout the day, my skin became shiny in the T-zone — and required some blotting. The finish, although appearing matte initially, therefore did not remain so at midday. I didn’t notice any patchiness.

I think this foundation is a mixed bag. The SPF 18, the price, and the color selection are all advantages. Nevertheless, the difficulty of application is a definite con. In addition, I would recommend this more for dry/mature skin as opposed to oily/combo as it does not retain its powder-like finish on the latter skin types as the day goes on. For universal appeal, I think L’Oreal’s trusty True Match liquid foundation has more to offer.

Final Score: 2.5/5 Stars

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Available at Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, CVS, Rite Aid, and ULTA for $13

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