Cushion cosmetic compacts are the next big Asian beauty craze to take off on our shores. Lancome released their foundation version last year and I’ve been waiting for the trickle-down effect every since: cue excited shrieking when the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation landed on my desk, in shades 1 and 4 (of the 7 available; I use #4).
In a nutshell, if you like BB and CC creams then I think you’ll like this too. It offers similar benefits: quick and easy application, a radiant, natural finish and decent sun protection, to boot; it’s enriched with SPF 25.
|Please ignore my caterpillar brows, I'm getting them sorted out soon!|
The verdict? I’m liking this a lot. It lives in my handbag now and I find the plastic packaging and mirror nice and handy to carry about for touch-ups. I;m wearing one light layer in these photos and you can see that it covers up redness in my cheeks, but blemishes and freckles still show through. It's a nice luminous finish, too, without being dewy or shiny. My one concern is it might run out quickly and, at €21.99, it’s not the cheapest offering on the market. Have you tried this, or do you fancy giving it a whirl?