L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation Review

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook then you already know that back in October I purchased the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder "Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup" foundation. I tried it out about 4 different times within the 2 months that I had it, and unfortunately I had to return it.  I did have pretty high expectations for this foundation, especially because the word in the beauty community was that this liquid foundation dries to a powdery finish. This prompted my attention because I hate when foundations take forever to dry, or feel sticky and wet, so I was looking forward to trying out this product.
L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
I do have dry spots on my face but overall I have somewhat oily skin skin so I thought this would be perfect for me however the product did sink into my dry areas and highlighted my dry spot. I did exfoliate before using this product just to help minimize any dryness but it didn't seem to help very much. It is recommended to use your fingers when applying this product, I tried applying it in 3 different ways: fingers, stippling brush, and beauty blender sponge, and honestly the foundation looked the same and applied the same no matter which method used. I also noticed that you have to work very quickly with this product no matter which method used, because it dries very fast on your skin.
L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder
In addition, the product is very messy to apply, there is no pump and the actual foundation is very liquidy so you have to be very careful otherwise you will waste a whole lot of foundation.  On the plus side the foundation did dry to a powdery finish, felt amazing on the skin, almost baby soft! I loved that I could put this on and immediately could get dressed and walk out the door...there is no waiting forever for it to dry.

Overall I do believe this foundation would be perfect and amazing for very oily skin, it will stay matte pretty much throughout the day without having to powder or pat away any shiny areas. However for anyone with very dry skin or even dry spots I would recommend to either exfoliate A LOT or just stay clear from this foundation.


It retails for $12.99 at Ulta, and can be purchased at all major retailers for around the same price; there are 12 different shades available and it comes in a standard .91 Fl OZ container.  For additional product information please visit the L'Oreal website. Have you tried this foundation? What do you think about it?

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2 comments:

  1. You're the first person I've heard to have a negative experience with it. I'm surprised you say that it sinked into your pores because in that commercial it shows it reacting to water and jumping to the top or whatever. An impressive image, but sucks that it doesn't live up to it's claims!

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  2. I know Miranda, at first I thought I was applying it wrong and that's why it didn't work for me, but I tried it in a few different ways but it just didn't look right on my skintone. A lot of girls who love it generally have oily skin (from the reviews I've read) but I just don't see a very dry skinned gal using this product! I really wanted it to work for me....

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