Not too long ago I received a newsletter e-mail from L'Oreal saying that people could try out their new Nude Magique Cushion foundation, so I filled out my details and then patiently waited for the foundation to arrive so that I could try it out and review it. Not too long after that it arrived and I tried it straight away because I was so excited to use this product as I've never tried anything like it before. I know other brands started making them before (I think Lancome may have been the first?) however this is the first drugstore version so it's quite exciting.
I decided to pick the shade 03 and luckily it pretty much matches my skin tone perfectly so that was lucky! Sometimes when it comes to samples you can pick totally the wrong shade and then it ruins everything which is not great, but thank goodness I didn't this time haha. Anyway this is a very lightweight foundation but I do think it can be built up if you wanted it to provide more coverage for you. One good thing for this time of year is that it has SPF 29, so if you are out in the sun it will provide some sun protection for you which is fab!
As you can see once opened you get a sponge applicator to apply the foundation with. I actually think it's quite a good sponge to apply it with, the only thing I would say is because it's quite a small sponge you will need to wash it after a few uses, at least once a week. I like that you get a mirror with it, it just adds to the cute packaging of the whole thing.
This is what it looks like inside once you've lifted the lid. You see the 'cushion' part straight away and underneath that is where the liquid foundation is. So all you do is get the sponge applicator, pat it into the cushion foundation and then when you apply it you can either pat it in or you can glide it across you're face. What I liked about this is that it was pretty quick to apply and you also didn't need much of the product to stretch around the whole face which is good, but like I mentioned before you will need to add another layer if you want a more medium type of coverage. I still powdered my face afterwards becuase otherwise my makeup will just disappear, so if you have oily-combination skin just keep that in mind, but if you have drier skin then there probably won't be as much need to powder.
What it looks like when it's applied
Overall I do quite like this foundation as I like the compact design of it and the product itself is pretty good. The only thing that puts me off buying it once it's run out is that when it's off promotion it will be £14.99 I think, which personally I think is a bit too pricey for something that's so compact. Maybe if I suddenly had to do a lot of travelling I would think about buying it as I feel it would be great for that but if you're not going far I think the price is just a bit steep for what it is. If you do want to buy it now it's on promotion in Boots and Superdrug for £9.99 which is a much better price, so I highly recommend buying it now if you want to try it out and then if you like it you can stock up on a few before the price increase.
I really hope you liked this review. Have you tried out the Cushion Foundation yet? If you have let me know what you think of it in the comments bellow, I'd love to know.
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