L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

Monday, 13 June 2016

Cushion foundations are becoming increasingly popular amongst beauty brands, and I feel like I have subconsciously made it my mission to try every offering that the world's top beauty brands have to offer. So far I've reviewed the Lancome one, which I loved, and the MAC cushion, which I wasn't so impressed with, but the latest brand to bring their cushion foundation forward is L'Oreal. Their Nude Magique Cushion Foundation was released in the States at the end of last year, but it only launched here in Ireland last month, which I was delighted about as it was getting rave reviews from bloggers stateside. It's also the first of its kind in the drugstore, as any other cushion foundation I've come across has been from a high-end brand.

The cushion is saturated in a lightweight liquid foundation, which gives a beautiful luminous look to the skin. Like with most cushion foundations, the idea is that you can customise your level of coverage - you can lightly tap on the cushion for a light, fresh look, or you can push down on it to get maximum coverage. It comes with a little powder puff to apply the product, but I personally hate the little puffs they give you with the foundation - I think the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is the best method of application for a flawless finish.

I absolutely love the coverage you can achieve with this foundation - it provides flawless coverage without looking cakey or like you're wearing a lot of makeup. It has quite a watery texture, so it looks and feels very light on the skin. I always use a primer under my foundation because my skin is so oily, but I find that this wears really nicely throughout the day. It settles well on the skin and stays looking fresh all day.

The only negative aspect that I found with this foundation is that it didn't seem to last very long. After about three weeks of use it seemed to be all used up, which was peculiar to me as I don't tend to use much product, and I wasn't using it everyday. When I was researching the foundation for this post, I discovered that you're supposed to flip the cushion around to get more product out, so now it all makes sense! I've done that and now I have more product to use!

The L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation is €21.99 and is on L'Oreal stands now. It comes in seven shades, and in Boots at the moment they have a 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal products, so you can stock up if you need to! There's also a cushion bronzer in this range which I've yet to try, but I'll be sure to report back when I get my hands on it.


  1. I bought this foundation back in December. I only used it a few times. I liked the dewiness of it but I wasn't impressed by the lasting power. Now that I've read your thoughts on it I'm going to give it another try. Maybe I'll like it better for summer. I'm also interested in trying the cushion bronzer.

    JoJo | mademoisellejosee

  2. I haven't tried cushion foundations as I am not sure if they are for me as I prefer a high coverage for blemishes. Great post!