LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

Hello fellow foundation addicts, welcome! No idea what has happened to me recently but I keep buying everything base products. My skin is all over the place, dry then oil so I guess you would call it combination?! Who knows. When browsing the Boots near me, I found the reduced section. By far my favourite place to have a browse, picked up so many bargains and most stores have one, so be sure to find your local one! Hidden at the back I found the very talked about L'Oreal Nude  Magique Cushion Foundation. 

Since it came to the UK, everyone in the beauty world has been talking non stop about it and I was itching to buy it. The only thing putting me off was the price. It retails for £14.99 which in my opinion is a bit steep for 'drugstore'. In the US its so much cheaper, why is it so high here? In the reduced section I found this for £3.50, all because the powder puff was missing, which I wouldn't have used anyway. In my shade too - it was meant to be! 

LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

The concept behind cushion foundations is quite simple, its a sponge/cushion that is filled with liquid. All you do is tap your applicator on and apply away, coverage can be built up by the amount that you use. The L'oreal one contains SPF 29 and upon first use, I was very confused. 

As the applicator wasn't inside, I used the RT Sponge and a little dab onto the cushion and the sponge was soaked. It was very scary but I managed to use that to dot it across my face and then went in with the blending. After a few weeks of trying this out, I now have it sussed and have learnt that 'less is more'. 
LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review Acne

The packaging for the foundation is very simple and fuss free, something that makes me fall in love even more with L'Oreal as a brand. Its a faint lilac and when you open it up is a like a little toy. There's the part where the sponge applicator sits, a mirror and then the foundation. The overall size and compactness of the foundation makes it great for travelling and has been in my bag for the past week, when I have been away. 

LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review Oily skIN

LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

Shall we talk about the product its self? The colour is slightly too dark for me now that my skin has a little colour on it but a bit of careful blending can kind of sort it out. The formula of it, is very lightweight and you can't feel it at all on the skin which is amazing for the summer. Its a light to medium coverage and thats it in my opinion. I tried 2 and 3 layers and it was still very sheer, my scars around my cheeks could still be seen. Not a bad thing for those no makeup, makeup days but not so great for those of you looking for a full coverage. 

This sets to a dewy finish and whilst it can give a gorgeous glow to the skin it can make mainly oily skinned people even oilier - not a great look. I've tried this a far few times and still seem to going back to it when I want a light look because it actually is a lovely foundation. It doesn't make me look that oily throughout the day because I've been using a loose powder to set it, which works wonders.

LOreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

Its odd, because this is a very dewy foundation which is something that I would never use because I prefer a matter look. But this cushion concept is pretty amazing and the finish after using loose powder is lightweight and not too bad. 

Have you tried the L'Oreal Cushion Foundation? 

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