Brand Focus: L’oreal

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I wanted to do a series of posts concentrating on one brand at a time and thought i would start with a drugstore favourite, L’oreal. This brand has such a lot to choose from nowadays but I thought I would start with the basics. I’m always a fan of trying out a brands foundation, this usually tells me a lot about them and if I’ll try more products or not.

There was a deal on at the store where I got 2 for 1. Always exciting to see an offer and can’t resist but to make the most of it.

Two foundations that have been very hyped up are True match foundation and also Nude Magique this is where I’ll start.

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TRUE MATCH

True match foundation has medium to full coverage and a wide range of colours that will apparently match any skin tone. I find they tended to be on the yellower side and I got mine in at N1 as I was having a pale moment.

I found the coverage good but the application was a bit difficult. Using my foundation brush it did not go on smooth at first and looked a little streaky. This absolutely needed some working in on the skin but when that’s done it have a nice matt finish, with good coverage. I found the wear to be adverage throughout the day but no shine came through on my face so great if you are oily. Overall
I would give this a 4/5 for a drugstore product. The ease of application letting it down.

NUDE MAGIQUE

The second foundation L’oreal Nude Magique was my favourite out of the two.

This claims to feel weightless on the skin described as ‘Fresh feel foundation’ and it sure lives up to its good reputation. It feels like water when applied to the face and easily blends into the skin. It’s great with fingers or a brush and gives a subtle, skin like satin finish. This is comparable to Vitalumiere Aqua by Chanel which is more than twice the price. It gives a light to build able coverage and covers any redness on the skin but is by no means full coverage. I give this 5/5. Great for normal to combo skin.

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LUMI MAGIQUE PRIMER – Pure Light

I have been trying out a lot of primers recently and have not found my holy grail product yet. This is a white liquid when it comes out with a pearlescent look to it. It looks similar to MAC strobe cream in consistency. It however is not as glowing when on the skin. I use this when I want more of a dewy look or my skin feels a little dry. It gives some hydration and a subtle sheen on the skin. The pearlescent look to the liquid doesn’t translate on the skin. This is a good drugstore primer and keeps my makeup on but I think sometimes it’s better to spend last little more money on these types of products, if you want them to work. Overall a good product for what it is 3/5.

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COLOUR RICHE SINGLE EYE SHADOW

I also picked up two of the single eye shadows from the range and what caught my eye at first was the fact they didn’t just look like other shadows in the packaging. I was drawn to the ones that have a wavy lined effect printed on and also likes the colour range. I tried a classic taupe brown, similar to Satin Taupe by MAC called 502 Quartz Fume random name but this was great on the lid. It came out as it looked in the packaging and blended very easily for a quick smokey eye. This could be worn day and night. The second shadow was 500 Gold Mania Again the pigmentation was good and true to the colour. As you can see above the swatches come out well. Great for all skin tones and and reasonable price. Overall I would give these 4/5 as the packaging lets them down slightly and I am a sucker for higher end packaging.

I hope you found this post interesting and I will have another brand focus soon.

Thanks for reading
Makeupmiss

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