L'Oreal Magic Nude Powder | Review

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

L'Oreal Magic Nude Powder Review

I bought this on good faith. The foundation I was using before left my skin greasy, and I was always seeking a matte finish. When I saw an advertisement for the L'Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder I was sold. It's pretty new, so reviews are scarce. Well, when I bought it anyway.

I've had it for about 2 weeks now, and I was able to form some pretty solid opinions on it early on.

I chose the shade Classic Ivory 312, but it's a smidge too dark, but I can still work with it. There's a really nice color range, and mine isn't even the lightest (3rd to lightest, I think).

  • Literally is Liquid Powder- Shortly after blending, it turns to powder like texture.
  • One less product- I don't use powder with this foundation.
  • It blends pretty well, and evenly.
  • SPF 15.
  • Medium coverage.
  • Little to no scent (also, no sunscreen scent!),
  • Not streaky.
  • It doesn't dry as quick as you think it would. You can dab it on the 5 points of your face, and then then blend it out.
  • Staying power is amazing. At the end of the day it's still there. I never once sweat it off.
  • No excess oil. There was a little bit, but not enough to make me apply powder. It looked natural.

  • Stings- This one shocked me, and I never had this happen with a foundation before. If you have an open sore on your face (or hand), this foundation will make it sting until it is blended.
  • The bottle suggests that you DO NOT apply with a brush or sponge (which stinks when you consider the next con).
  • Extremely liquidy. Borderline water consistency. Sometimes I pour too much, and it's already all over my hand so I can't put any back.
  • Not very build able.
  • .91 Fl Oz instead of the standard 1 Fl Oz.
  • If you have any dry patches they will show over time, but not as bad as 'the other' foundation I was using. I would be careful if you have dry skin.
  • No pump

I bought mine for about $11 at Target, and overall I recommend it. If you want a foundation that gives you a matte finish, and lasts a long time (who doesn't?) I think this would be a good foundation to try. It is a bit pricey for a drugstore item, but it exceeded my expectation. All the notes I mentioned above are things that I noticed on the first few times trying the product out, and it's remained consistent.

I love not having to apply a powder. That's one less product not on my face.

Sorry for the lack of swatches. I have a cyst on my swatch hand that I'm getting checked out so you wont be seeing any swatches until I get that removed.  There are plenty of swatches of the product out there. I'll link a few HERE, HERE (this swatch is really accurate to my experience), and HERE (you can see the consistency in this one).

PS; the other foundation that I was talking about is my Maybelline Fit Me foundation.

Have you had the chance to try it out? If so, what do you think?


  1. Great review! It's a shame that it's not available in the UK yet. I have oily skin so i am very intrigued to try it out. Shame about the cons though. I hate foundations with no pump :(

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  2. Are there plans to bring it to the UK? I hate it when products are country exclusive. They should be available to everyone!

    In the second 'HERE' link the blogger mentions that it's a close dupe to Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation which has a dropper in it. It's pricey, but it apparently offers similar results.

  3. This has been on my wishlist for so long now

  4. hmmm. Yes I ve been wanting to try this too, but i always need to use a brush to apply and blend foundation/tinted moisturizer..i may still try. we'll see. Great review! :)

  5. I read that someone did try using a brush, and it worked better for them. There's no harm in trying, and I don't see why they put that on the label. However, I can see how the sponge could be an issue.

  6. oh really? ok that's good to know. Yes, I want to try this because i have very oily skin, but then i once in a while have a dry patch lol.

  7. It was in one of the links I posted.