L'Oreal Paris- Nude Magique Cushion

Hi Lovelies
Recently I picked up the new Nude Magique Cushion by L'Oreal Paris which I was very excited to try out because its a little different to your usual foundation.
Not to be confused with the American version the True Match Lumi Cushion that comes in a copper gold packaging, as here in NZ our True Match foundation comes in the usual glass foundation bottle.
In this cute little compact comes a 'cushion' or sponge which is soaked in foundation with a puff to apply it with. This idea originated in Korea and i've started to see this trend pop up in a few well known makeup brands this year as well as blushes and concealers being made in cushion compacts.
I really like L'Oreal's foundations having tried out the True Match old and new formula plus the Infalliable Liquid foundation and the Infalliable Matte 24 Hour foundation. So I was intrigued to see see how this foundation compared to the others!

The packaging is gorgeous, the compact has a metallic rose gold lid and light pink base.
The compact opens up to a decent sized mirror on the inside of the lid and has a second lid that acts like a divider which hold a mini puff on top and keeps the cushion foundation air tight below.

The compact is perfect to keep in your makeup bag and also a handy stand by for topping up your foundation.

I found the puff was easy to use and apply with but I think further down the track it would get quite unsanitary to keep using it as I don't see how you could thoroughly clean it. It would have been ideal for it to come with extra puffs or if you could purchase these separately!

Also the ideal of this foundation coming in the form of a compact is that its not wasteful as the sponge gives you just the right amount of product in small doses as opposed to a foundation bottle where you can pump out to much.

Second time round I then applied it with a foundation brush and blended it out with a beauty blender which also worked well.

I purchased the shade 01 Porcelain which is the lightest choice out of 6 shades to choose from. It is a great colour match to my natural skin tone and the finish creates a nice natural glow. It feels really weightless on my skin like I'm not wearing any foundation at all.
I'd say it is a buildable coverage, definitely a light to almost medium. Described as a dewy glow foundation that leaves your skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated. Which I can confirm it did, but i'd say its not a long wearing foundation, throughout the day I noticed that it started to look a bit oily around my t-zone mostly on my forehead and chin but nothing a setting powder can't fix. I'd recommend this foundation to someone who also likes light coverage or BB creams it so easy to apply and blend.
Overall I really liked this foundation to wear everyday, like I said its light weight, matched my skin tone perfectly and it looks really natural plus it felt really hydrating, it would be great as a 'no makeup' makeup look foundation!

Purchased at Farmers NZ


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