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?