10 June 2016

L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation

Hi everyone! I absolutely love writing these foundations posts as I actually think you can never have enough foundation, and I love mixing them up for whatever mood I'm in or what season it is, so when I see a new one come out I like the look of I get so excited. I'd been really interested in cushion foundations for a while now, I'm such a sucker for anything that looks cool and is a bit different so when I saw a few brands with these cushion foundations I really wanted one. I had seen the Lancome Miracle Cushion foundation which I'd wanted to try but £30 was a bit too pricey when I wasn't even sure if it would work for me, so when I'd seen that L'Oreal were releasing their own cushion foundation I had to get it when it was released. I was so confused actually because I'd seen lots of American vloggers talking about the L'Oreal Lumi Cushion and then in the UK when it had apparently been released I couldn't find it anywhere, but I guess that it has a different name in the UK which is the Nude Magique Cushion foundation, I don't know if it's the exact same product but this is the only cushion foundation from L'Oreal that is on sale in the UK at the minute.


The whole concept of the cushion foundations is that it's a liquid foundation which has been saturated into a cushion, so you get the product from the cushion by tapping on it, and you can build the coverage you want. I know some people probably will think this is a bit pointless when you can just get it in a bottle but I actually love the application, I'll talk a bit more about that below. The packaging is so nice, it's really pretty and girly and it actually isn't too bulky. when I was seeing pictures of it I was worried it would be unnecessarily big and take up lots of room but I think it's nice and compact. One thing that bugs me though is it actually doesn't state how many ml of liquid is saturated, I'm assuming it's the standard 30ml but I can't find it online and it isn't on the packaging so I'm really not sure. 


Inside the compact you get a mirror, which is actually a good mirror for a drugstore product I think, this is another bonus of this product as opposed to a bottle foundation, you get a mirror as well so it's really good when you're on the go. It comes with an applicator inside, the website advises you to use this and tap the applicator on the cushion sponge, then tap on the skin to build coverage. I don't use this, I really like using a flat top buffing brush and just tapping that onto the cushion then applying straight to my skin, you could also use a Beauty Blender or any make up sponge and tap the cushion then apply to the skin, I don't really want to use the applicator that comes with the product as I just don't think it would work for me.



The cushion is sealed tight under a little plastic lid so it doesn't dry out, and you can see in the pictures how the liquid foundation is saturated into it. When it comes to the whole cushion aspect I was unsure on how I'd feel, I didn't know if it would be a bit pointless to me when you can just buy a regular foundation in a bottle but I seriously love this! I wish I could get all my foundations like this because I think it's so much easier. I don't have to worry about it spilling or leaking and I find that when I'm applying my make up it's just a lot less messy. Plus I think it's so good for travelling because it's nice and compact, you don't have to worry about any glass bottles potentially breaking and it has a mirror inside. I feel like it makes applying my foundation a bit quicker, especially with a buffing brush that you can just tap into the cushion and apply straight to your face. 


The actual formula of the foundation is claimed to be a dewy glow finish with sheer to medium coverage depending about how much you build it up. It definitely does give a glowy finish however I personally think it isn't massively dewy. It's definitely not matte by any means but I would say a luminous glow rather than dewy, I know a lot of people will love this because they aren't into a full dewy look but I would prefer if it was a bit more dewy. As well I also find that the coverage isn't as light as I would like it, in the summer when I'm after a glowy finish I quite like very sheer coverage as my skin is always a bit bitter, but this is a bit heavier. Again a lot of people will love this it's just my personal preference, I just feel like you feel like you are wearing this, whereas I love a foundation in summer that feels like I don't have anything on my skin, I definitely can feel that this is a bit heavier. I do still love the finish though don't get me wrong, I just wouldn't say it would be my go to summer foundation, it's really lovely and glowy but I'm just after something a bit lighter, I will definitely keep using this as I do like it but like I said it won't be my go to this summer. 

I have this in the lightest shade which is Porcelain, there is only seven shades and usually I would never go for the lightest one, I am fair but typically I will be the second or third lightest shade, however due to the small range I got the lightest and I'm glad I did as it does match. I will say though if you are really really fair you might struggle to get a match in this so definitely test it out first if you are thinking of buying it. I bought this when it was on an introductory offer at Boots for £9.99 but it's regular price is £14.99 so it isn't the cheapest drugstore foundation. Whilst I do really like the formula it isn't my favourite that I've used, but if you like a nice glowy finish then you should still try it because you might absolutely love it, my favourite part about this product though is definitely the cushion aspect, I seriously do love this and wish I could get my favourite foundations in this form. Let me know in the comments if you've tried this and what you think!
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  1. Ohh, I'm on a bit of a drugstore foundation roll lately, so always happy to hear more recommendations! I've heard mixed things about this one, but haven't tried it myself. I like the concept, although personally I need matte foundations as my skin is too oily to pull off the dewy finish. x I do think I'd also need something that gives a little more coverage. Thank you for sharing this lovely, honest and thorough review, babe! <3 x

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Yeah the concept is definitely my favourite part, you're welcome!x

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  2. I'm curious about this foundation but, like you, I prefer not to feel foundation on my skin so I'm unsure if I'll buy this. Maybe if it's still on offer, I'll buy it but I probably wouldn't pay full price. Great review xx

    Beautylymin| Bobbi Brown Define & Glow Palette Gift Set Giveaway

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    1. Yeah I'm not keen when it feels like I have foundation on!xx

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  3. I'm not keen on this myself (as I'm too used to the Korean originals which are far better in my opinion!) but really interesting to hear other people's thoughts. The cushion aspect is great isn't it? You can buy empty palettes and mix up your own cushion formula though which I think is pretty cool!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

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    1. I love the cushion aspect, I really wish I could get my favourite foundations like this!xx

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  4. I still haven't given it a try, I want to try it however I am not sure if it would be too much for oily/combination skin. I don't want my skin to look like a shiny disco ball! x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's not too shiny thankfully, I think it would be alright for oily skin with powder!x

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  5. i need to remember to give this one a try! maybe is the perfect in-between formula for a foundation!!

    xx from Brighton
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    1. I know yeah when you maybe want a bit more coverage but a glowy finish!xx

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  6. Really intrigued to try this - the concept sounds really interesting!


    Milly | Mini Adventures

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  7. I always see this foundation and always think what a quirky concept! I haven't tried it yet, but shame it's not very dew. A dewy look is my favourite too xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah dewy finishes are so nice especially for summer!xx

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  8. I believe there's only 15mL of product in the compact making it very expensive and also the reason why I refused to purchase it. While the product is lovely, I feel it's overpriced for what it is.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I had no idea it was only 15ml, that's probably why I couldn't find it anywhere because it's such a small amount!x

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  9. Ooh! I bought this last week as I was so intrigued by the cushion formula. I have been loving it so far! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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  10. I'm not too sure of this for my skin but the cushion concept is intriguing!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  11. I have never tried a cushion foundation before and I am really intrigued by them, I will have to give this a go and see how I found it

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  12. I recently tried this too and so far I'm loving it! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  13. The only thing I'm concerned about this is that the bacteria from the brush which has been on your face is going back in, maybe you've touched a spot with it or something it'll contaminate the whole product? I do like the creative idea though!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I'm not too worried about that actually I think that just goes with cleaning your brushes regularly as you would with any product x

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  14. I actually have both the US and UK versions and I'm not sure they are the same formula! I found the same with Infallible Matte - the US formula always seems better and has a good shade range :(

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I was so confused when I couldn't find the Lumi Cushion, kind of annoying if they're different because I wanted the Lumi Cushion as everyone was hyping it up!xx

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  15. i've been wanting to try this since it came out !! thanks for the review!!!

    http://www.carolinapinglo.com/

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  16. I so want to try this but the shade range is ridiculous! Normally L'oreal are fab with their shades but this one is really limited. I so wanted to try it but there's no way that would match me haha, it'd work more of a bronzer sadly. Amazing review lovely xx

    Gemma • Miss Makeup Magpie ❤️

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    1. Yeah only seven shades is nothing really, plus I had to get the lightest when I'm sure there is people who are a lot paler so they will definitely struggle!xx

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  17. Definitely going to give this a go, I have heard so many good reviews!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. You are definitely right about the packaging - it's really aesthetically pleasing isn't it? I've heard lots of mixed reviews about this one, so I'm definitely curious, though it's a shame about the limited shades!

    Musings & More

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    1. I know seven shades is nothing really, I love the cushion aspect though!x

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  19. Sounds like my kind of perfect foundation as I love a glowing dewy base. I'm currently loving a similar option from Lancome x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I really want to try the Lancome product, wish it was cheaper though!x

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  20. Everyone loves this foundation! I'm seriously going to have to give it a try! Any kind of luminous foundation has my attention.


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. Me too, my favourite finish by far!x

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  21. it looks like a nice on the go foundation! The idea of it sounds fun. pretty expensive for maybelline though!!

    hannatalks

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  22. I love this foundation, it's so easy to use and goes on so easy. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  23. Heard such marvy things about this foundation...when my bare minerals one runs out I might give it a whirl...! Thanks for such a crackin' review, girl. Such helpful, solid feedback!!

    Katie xx La Coco Noire

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  24. It looks so cool, definitely going to consider giving it a go now! I am in love with your blog also by the way! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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