Tuesday, March 25, 2014

L'Oreal Magic Nude liquid powder review


L'Oreal magic nude liquid powder (nude magique eau de teint in Europe) is a foundation that generated quite a lot of buzz when it got released. It's a super runny foundation that is supposed to be a dupe from Chanel vita lumière aqua and Armani maestro foundation (Armani is also owned by l'Oreal).

The texture of this foundation is really interesting it's really is like water. I also find it interesting that the European name makes a word play with perfume, because just like perfume this is loaded with alcohol, just like the high end version of this. This is probably what gives it the powdery feel.

This gives the same amount of coverage than a tinted moisturizer without the thickness or the stickiness.
I bought this in shade 110 warm ivory which was the palest shade available at the drugstore. However L'Oreal makes it in a paler shade in some countries.



Here's my bare face 

and now with magic nude

As  you can see even though the effect is subtle it does cover most of my redness. It also truly looks like skin. If you have oily skin I would recommend powdering it, when I don't powder my forehead it gets oily midday. 

Overall I really like this foundation, but I can't wear it everyday because of the alcohol content. Because it is so liquid I can wear it on top of a thick foundation. It's also quite a pricey foundation for the drugstore, around 16 euros for only 20ml. 

16 comments:

  1. It is a good foundation, and the colors are great too! Not too many pink tone shades.

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  2. i luv how it looks super natural on you judith and i heard the same thing about it being a good dupe for the armani foundation, my friend wants this badly and i feel like wanting it too cause she keeps talking about it lol

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  3. Thank you! This is really my type of foundation, it always should look like skin!

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  4. peggy timmermansMay 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    I heard some pretty good stuff about this one too. The result on you looks stunning!

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  5. If you're a beauty addict chances are you already have plenty of foundation. I don't think the alcohol is such a big deal as long as you alternate the foundation.

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  6. Oh I had no idea it contained Alcohol - that's worrying. Although I think I'd still like to try it, as it looks lovely on you xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  7. It seams to be very similar indeed! Armani is only sold in one store in Antwerp so I don't get tempted too much... for now!

    I love how invisible this is.

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  8. Yeah it is too bad. But To be honest I'm not a fan of alcohol, but I haven't seen any adverse effect when wearing this foundation 2-3 times a week. I always wear a thick sunblock underneath.

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  9. Hey Judith, I did hear this is a good dupe of GA Maestro! But it does contain quite a bit of silicone and alcohol. I do like how light Maestro is and how it keeps my T-zone from looking crazy shiny though!

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  10. to bad it contains alcohol :( but it looks amazing on your skin

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  11. This one really looks invisible and it photographs really well.


    It's alcohol denat, the bad type of alcohol. With a thick base underneath though it doesn't irritates my skin.

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  12. It's a really nice foundation for the drugstore and the shades are great and not pink

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  13. This sure does look amazing and it doesn't look like you're wearing foundation at all! What kinds of alcohol is in there?

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  14. HarcrazyforcosmeticsMay 16, 2014 at 4:02 PM

    But it has made u look flawless Judith.. I somehow like the coverage it has given..

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  15. It's not the most long wearing one. I prefer this one on the weekend then on a full work day.



    Maybe you can test it first? They usually have displays.

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  16. I've been meaning to try this one! I love foundation that looks like second still but still provides decent coverage. I worry about how it will wear on my oily skin though, even with powder...

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