When L’Oreal released the Magic Nude Liquid Powder, I was interested in the idea but never in trying it. But as summer and humidity rise around me, I started to look at this from another angle while shopping around CVS. Could this be the ideal summer product? A light coverage ala a tinted moisturizer but with stay-matte properties? I couldn’t wait to find out!
And to my surprise, my wish came true. This is absolutely everything I wanted from it. Would I recommend this as a foundation? No. Would I use this outside of summer? Probably not. Is this the summer dream product all of you need to get asap? Yes! (Or at least if you have minimal coverage needs.)
The coverage is minimal-to-light. As in, this barely does anything to conceal anything outside of some minimal redness/discoloration. So if you have problematic skin and need some coverage, this is definitely not for you. If you’re like me, and have a clear complexion (thank you Clarisonic!) with just some hormonal redness around your nose, this is perfect. I will say, in it’s favor this does build really nicely. I think if you did have a blemish or two you could build that area up without much trouble. :
The consistency of this product is like water. Truly. I would highly recommend pouring this into the palm of your hand, as you would a hair product, to apply. This quickly turns from a runny liquid to a powder when applied…and yet remains completely light and soft on your skin. It’s a very pleasant feeling, if I must say 😉
Longevity (In High Humidity Conditions)
I have put this product through the ringer. As in, I have worn this all day outdoors, in high humidity, running around outside, with zero touch ups and when I look in the mirror at the end of the day I don’t feel like running away in horror. In fact, my skin not only looks ‘good’…it looks really good! Magic Nude can stand up against humidity like a prize fighter. #Fact
As a drugstore foundation, this does ring in at the higher end of the price spectrum. But, even then it’s a very reasonable item. I would recommend picking this up on sale, with a coupon, with a reward value…or all of the above. $2 off L’Oreal foundation coupons are usually readily available 😉
Huge thumbs up to this as a light-weight, stay-matte formula for summer. Which honestly, isn’t that what we all want? From me, this gets a huge YAY!