23 January 2014

L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau de Teint Foundation Review; Before and After Pics

L'Oreal Eau De Teint Foundation

The way we feel about foundation seems to be changing. The new makeup mood is all about makeup that enhances, not masks, the complexion; hiding imperfections, while feeling lightweight and comfortable to wear. 

L’Oreal’s latest offering – it launched in November last year - taps perfectly into the trend.  With an incredibly light texture - lighter than water, according to the blurb – this is a very fine, fluid foundation that, much like Armani’s Maestro, or LancĂ´me’s soon-to-launch Miracle Air de Teint, is oil based. 

L'Oreal Eau De Teint Foundation

The idea is that the oils evaporate off your skin, leaving you with a fine veil of pigment which perfects and enhances the complexion. You’re left with a semi-matte effect that stays put a good eight hours on my combination skin, with just a dusting of powder on my stupidly oily tzone. 

Unlike the higher end brands that I’ve mentioned, there are just 6 shades in the range and the palest, shade 100, is what I’m wearing here. There are distinct yellow undertones so if that’s not your preference, this might not work for you. But I really, really like it, and all the more so for the €12.99 price point. It blends very nicely, feels completely weightless and gives a very natural finish – it genuinely looks like my own skin, just much better. 

L'Oreal Eau De Teint Foundation

The glass bottle is teeny – it holds 20 ml of product – but you need just the smallest amount. I tap a little onto the back of my hand and apply with a brush or the Real Techniques sponge (it’s what I’m wearing in this post). 

What do you think, have you tried it yet? Are you tempted? 


Felicity said...

I've had this for a while, as I am a huge fan of the Armani Maestro.First - the yellow undertones. I hates em. Really do. However, I wouldn't be too put off but the colour en bouteille as it really blends down well so it's not like you're in a certain now infamous episode of How I Met Your Mother (I apply a few dabs with my fingers and blend out with my RT stippling brush). However, if you have sensitive eyes, this may not be for you, as I find that whatever volatile oils they are using in this (and it definitely ain't what they use in Maestro) evaporate and sting the hell out of my eyes. I get around it by going large on concealer and only blending under the eyes with the residue on the brush. Still - not necessarily ideal.

As with all of these products, this really is Marmite. Despite being of somewhat advanced years, I love it - but I have VERR' oily skin. Many many people who have even the slightest dry patch find these types of foundation really highlights those problems.

It's a good enough product at a great price point, but if you can stretch to Maestro, I would. Although, I'm now looking forward to Lancome launching theirs!

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

I've read some very mixed reviews on this, but since it's supposed to be a dupe for Armani, I'm still very curious to try it for a light sheer coverage :o) Xx

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Adele said...

I have to say the yellowy under tones would probably out me off, but I love that it stays put for 8 hours.
Have a fabulous Thursday Emma xoxo

Lilli said...

It sounds good and Id love to try it, I like the fact it got a light finish. Kisses Emma! xo

Pink Elephant Blog said...

It looks absolutely beautiful on you!! I have yet to try this product but I'm impressed with what I've seen so far on blogs! Really flawless but still looks like skin :)

alex @ pinkelephantbloggin.com

Emma said...

Looks beautiful on you Emma! It's such a pity pharmacy make up brands don't do more shades. This sounds perfect for me except for the yellow undertones which just look terrible on my pink undertone skin. I've actually never tried a L'Oreal foundation, I must remedy that soon.

Emma x

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure how I feel aboutthis foundation yet. It is perfect for good skin days but some days I need a bit more coverage. it looks lovely on you.


Lorraine - John It's Only Makeup! said...

I've been dithering over this for a while now but won't bother, seeing as the palest shade matches you - my golden-skinned pal. Would just about die if a chemist brand started doing white foundations.

Emma Henderson said...

@Lorraine, it matches Kirstie too, and Karen, so don't let that put you off! I think it might have some skintone adjusting properties going on xo

Chantel said...

Nice coverage.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This sounds like a really good drugstore foundation! Thanks for the review Emma!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Laura said...

It looks lovely Emma! Your skin is glowing! xo

Aoife said...

I love this, it blends easily with fingers or real techniques sponge. It suits my mature normal skin a treat and lasts very well.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Happy to read this review, Would like to try !

Ciao Emma

Jessica said...

I am currently using this product and I am really liking it too.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Deborah said...

I always pass by this product in the drugstore but I may have to pick it up the next time I'm there. I love that it's a lightweight matte formula - that's just amazing!

xo Deborah
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Amazing coverage, will have to look out for it, and hope they have something dark enough for me or get a shade dark!! Gorgeous as always doll xx

Kim Alston said...

L'oreal makes some great products. It did a good job. I don't think it's enough coverage for me, but great for someone with practically flawless skin.

Anonymous said...

Sadly I did not agree with this foundation. I found it looked a bit patchy on me. Glad it works for you though, it's such a subjective thing!

Tallia said...

I definitely see the difference! It looks like a good product!

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Breige said...

I really like the idea of this but not sure if it will go with my skin, which has been bad for a while and needs slightly heavier coverage than usual