Wednesday, June 18, 2014

L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Perfecting Makeup - swatch

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L'Oreal Magic Nude Perfecting Makeup 
I am always on the lookout for the next bargain in beauty.  Especially when that means I can dupe an expensive product I have lemmed over.  L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Perfecting Makeup was the bargain solution to a very expensive want of mine.  When Armani's Maestro liquid foundation came onto the market, it created a roar!  A very liquid foundation contained in a bottle with a dropper system that blended onto the skin and created the most natural yet perfected face around.  What?  I know, right?  Sounded too good to be true.  But people were having success with that foundation...unfortunately, that foundation was also over $50 USD, and I had to take a rain check.  

But with L'Oreal, I had heard that this was an exact dupe.  Forgive me as I could never get close enough to Armani's to tell, but google it, people have stated they are dupes.  I purchased Magic Nude at my local Meijer for $8.00 USD, and that was on sale with a coupon.  I have seen this foundation retail up to over $12 USD, so it is a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation, but stay with me.  Inside the lovely glass bottle, you get 0.91fl.oz/27ml of liquid goodness.  The Magic Nude range comes in 12 colors, from light to dark, which is a nice change from usual drugstore foundation colors. 

L'Oreal Magic Nude  - packaging
L'Oreal Magic Nude - 328 Sun Beige
L'Oreal Magic Nude Sun Beige - direct sun / no flash
The color I chose was Sun Beige 328.  It was the one that closely matched me at the time.  For my latina skin tone, it was nice finding something that was really spot on for my face!  On the back of the bottle, it gives you application tips as this is not a foundation you want to use with a brush or sponge.  Why?  It is just too liquid.  Once you shake Magic Nude, you take a few drops and apply/blend on your face.  The feel of this foundation is unreal.  It almost feels oily when you blend it on your skin and then you get a powdery dry down.  I did not need much of this to achieve a fully covered face.  Now that it is getting warm, I find that I have to powder my t-zone around hour 3 of wear, but the feel this has, even in the warm weather, is so nice, I am willing to touch up!  It is so light on the skin it is unreal.  Now, I am combo/oily, and my t-zone gets oily no matter what, but I liked that this foundation did not break down on my face.  Your mileage may vary depending on how oily you are/may get.  I will continue to purchase this...a bit of luxury at a drugstore price!

*Disclaimer - Product shown was purchased by passengerelement blog.  I am in no way affiliated with this company or am being paid for my review*


  1. I have been intrigued by this product, but I have dry skin with sun damage. I am wondering if it's hydrating enough for my dry skin and is it too light that my sun damage will show through. I wish I had a sample, lol

    1. Hmmm, well, it does feel emollient when it goes onto the skin. I have not had that many dry patches to say that it clings to them or makes them more noticeable. I wish they did samples of drugstore foundation too

  2. I really liked the feel off this foundation too, but it caused me to break out so I had to stop using it. :( Curse my acne prone skin! lol

  3. Oh no, sorry to hear that. I know that Maybelline has a version of this type of foundation...maybe that would work out differently for you?