I’m back with another review. Foundation is a must in my makeup routine because I don’t have flawless skin. I used to have clear skin when I was a teenager but I think after few years I reached adulthood my skin starting to react differently. I never have clear skin since then. I think it must be associated with my hormonal changes and sadly, there’s not much I can do about that other than try to keep it at bay.
What I’m trying to say is foundation is my best friend because I always need it. I’m not always on the hunt for a foundation because I think the process can be quite intimidating like how do I choose the correct shade and also the feeling when you realized that the foundation is the wrong shade for you is quite devastating. I’ve read many articles on how to choose the right foundation but when I reached the drugstore I always forget everything when there’s a sales girl looking at me. I don’t know why but I’m not comfortable with that. What about you?
Drugstore foundation has always been my choice because of the reason I explained above. I don’t want to spend hundreds of ringgit on high-end foundations just to feel frustrated at the end of the day because I pick the wrong shade. 3 weeks ago I went to Mid Valley Guardian and I saw L’oreal Lucent Magique foundation was on sale. Because it was on sale, I didn’t give it much thought and just buy it. I know what translucent means but I really don’t care about it at the moment when I made the purchase.
So what do I have to say about this foundation?
Get a dewy, k-pop look with a lit-from-within complexion. Instant brightening of your skin.
Innovations and ingredients:
Liquid Light- a silver transparent liquid so radiant it boosts an unrivaled light reflection on skin while keeping it translucent and soft. Contains 40% pure water for a fresh hydrated finish. Allows natural light to shine through the skin. Light to medium coverage, in 6 Asian shades
My thoughts on L’oreal Lucent Magique foundation:
I got mine in N7 Pure Bronze by suggestion of the sales girl there and I’m quite satisfied by how it suits my skin tone because I don’t need to mix it with other foundation in order to get the shade I want. In my opinion, the coverage is light to medium just like what L’oreal claims and it’s totally buildable. It has that slight scent to it that doesn’t bother me at all. It has SPF 20 in it but I think if you want to wear it during the day you need to use sunblock with it. SPF 20 is not enough to protect you from the sunlight. Another good thing I want to add about it is the packaging. It comes with a pump applicator that can distribute the right amount of product every time.
Since I discovered Beauty Blender, I always apply my foundation using it. Using Beauty Blender does make the application of this foundation looks airbrushed. The finish is definitely satin and dewy. If you don’t know already, I have extremely oily skin. Using this foundation really makes me looks like I just got out of a gym. Haha, yes it is not flattering at all. It’s a big fail for me. I should’ve made research and read the LABEL on the bottle before I buy it. I tried to mix it with my L’oreal True Match but no it’s still too dewy to my liking. Even powder can’t take the shine off my face. On me, this foundation could only last for 1-2 hours even with primer underneath.
Well, I would not repurchase this just because I have oily skin. If you have dry skin or maybe oily-combo skin, this maybe a good foundation for you. For now I’m just going to put it aside and maybe if I have some extra money I can buy good mattifying primer that can helps with the shine. That’s a big maybe. Some people say this is a good dupe for Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation. So, if you’ve been eyeing Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation this might be a good time to try L’oreal Lucent Magique foundation.
Where can you get it: All drugstore all around Malaysia.
Price: I got it for RM39.90 while it was on sale.
Thank you for reading.