If you've watched my best products of 2014 (which also includes an international giveaway) you must have seen this foundation pop out as one of my favourites this year and here's all the reasons why.
What this foundation failed in packaging, made it up in the formulation. The packaging is very impractical and bulky as it is made up of glass, and is exactly opposite to the foundation, which is very light in weight and extremely silky.
The texture of this foundation is incredibly smooth, light, and fluid. Since it is a liquid foundation, chances are that you will spill out more than what you need, that's why the open bottle neck is not one of the best way to dispense this foundation. You need to cover the neck using your finger, tilt the bottle upside down, and then apply it on your face.
It is clearly mentioned in the packaging that this foundation is to be blended using your fingers only and not to be used with a brush or sponge, and you need to shake the foundation really well before you apply. I think using your fingers warms the foundation up and it helps in blending the foundation well. This foundation blends really well and the liquid disappears into a even powder all over your face. The foundation is really silky and glides onto your skin, so it is very easy to blend and move it across your skin.
This has a really light coverage, and even though the finish is really powdery it never looks cakey. It feels so light on the skin that you almost forget that you have makeup. It almost blurs yours skin and you get this really nice matte but dewy finish. I think this foundation will suit all skin types, especially oilier skin types.
Since the foundation is so slippery, I expected it to slip off my face, but it actually lasts quite a decent amount of time, I'd say somewhere around 6 hours, which is not bad at all. The foundation also has octinoxate SPF 18 in it, which is not that much and the packaging suggests that if you use this as a sunscreen, you need to reapply every 2 hours. This is not practical at all, but if you wear it over your sunscreen with higher SPF in it, it will add additional +18 to that.
I have really oily skin and this foundation hasn't broken me out or clogged my pores. I wear it almost everyday and thankfully I didn't get any reactions or rashes because of the sunscreen chemicals or alcohol in it. If you are allergic to few types of sunscreens, you should definitely do a patch test behind your ears before applying this on your face
I got the shade 316 Nude Beige and it matches me perfectly, it looks exactly like my skin, but with only 6 shades in the range I think it will be difficult for a lot of you to find the exact shade of your skin. Especially, those of you who have too dark or too light skin.
I have worn the foundation in the following tutorials:
Have you tried the Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation? What has been your go to foundation lately?