Having always been one to favour lighter bases such as tinted moisturisers in lieu of heavier formulations, I promptly trotted over to my local Boots when I heard through the grapevine that L’Oreal’s Nude Magique Cushion Foundation had been released. I was, however, somewhat (very) annoyed to find that the amount of product housed inside this cushion compact is less than half of that of a conventional foundation; which is typically one fluid ounce.
Aside from said annoyance, I really quite like this product for its emollient, dewy formula that pairs well with my reptile-like cheeks, which most foundations tend to exacerbate. Although the formula is seemingly very moisturising and lovely, dimethicone is listed very early on in the ingredients list; which, dependant upon your preferences and skin type, could rule this foundation a no-go. Personally, I tend to stray from dimethicone-heavy products as although they offer great longevity, dimethicone tends to dry out my skin with frequent usage and I find it to be quite clogging.
The whole cushion concept is something I’m indifferent to; in all honesty, I find it to be slightly gimmicky, and the puff sponge applicator enclosed within the compact? The less said about that, the better. For all of its downfalls, I do actually really like this product as it caters to both days when you want minimal coverage and those times when you want a more medium coverage. Both the packaging and consistency are lightweight and I can say with confidence that although I’m sure I’ll enjoy using this compact in its entirety, I won’t be paying £14.99 for what is essentially 15ml of product.
P.S. Boots and Superdrug both have this on a promotional introductory offer for £9.99, which will be increased to its permanent price of £14.99 on the 8th June.
Do you have any thoughts on this foundation? Let me know! Jess x