L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation: Review

L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation (or L’Oreal Nude Magic for short) is quite an unusual foundation to hit the high-street beauty market. It’s basically the high-street ‘dupe’ of Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation – a powder/pigment base that’s suspended in an oil liquid that is very very runny, and when applies to the skin sort of ‘vanishes’ to leave a silky, powdery soft texture on the complexion.

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The finished result is matte, but not dull coverage that looks evened out but still very natural. It feels lovely to use – if quite unusual. It is unlike any ‘typical’ foundation texture out there. Downsides are that the shake, dip and blot application (shake the bottle, put a finger over the opening and tip up so product is on finger, and then blot on to your face – and blend) is find for at home, but not one for on the go as it would just take one slightly misplaced finger to result in a whole lot of mess. Also, much like the Armani version, it applies great but over the day it can tend to ‘grip’ to any dry patches and make these more noticable than you might like. Usually a touch up can counter this, but something to consider if your skin is on the dry side.

A note on the bottle too – it’s nice and compact, short and fairly slim so dimensions wise it works well for travel. It is glass, so not one you want to drop (just imagine the carnage…) but the matte finish makes it look and feel nice and slick and more premium than the price. It also contains SPF, which is always handy to see.

Overall, I think that if you want a natural looking finish and maybe have normal to oily skin then this is a great high-street foundation to try out. If you want something that’s quick and easy to apply or a good ‘Sunday’ (i.e. lazy day) foundation then L’Oreal Nude Magique is a good bet.

L’Oreal Nude Magique Foundation* is available from Boots (£9.99)



  1. February 12, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Based on my skin type, this foundation might just work for me but I’m holding back on purchasing it because of the packaging. I like my packaging to be straightforward and mess-free. This doesn’t seem the case with this product 🙁

  2. February 12, 2014 / 1:26 pm

    Thanks for this review; living in France without frquent access to drugstores like Boots makes these kinds of posts really helpful to see the latest foundations on the market…I have combination skin so I think I might give this a try, as I’m looking for a good light daywear foundation.


  3. Laura
    February 12, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I keep hearing about this foundation. It looks lovely on you but it seems like it requires a bit of effort to get right!

  4. February 12, 2014 / 4:11 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about this product however I think it needs a pump. Being a clumsy person I can just imagine the mess I could make with this!


  5. Vicki
    February 12, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    The fact this has no pump really puts me off, I like the natural look & coverage it gives but I just don’t think the packaging is for me.

  6. Jane
    February 12, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    I like it but the colour selection is weird. All quite orange.

  7. February 12, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    I keep picking this up in Boots and trying it on my hand because I love the unusual liquid to power feel. My skin is quite dry though, so I don’t think it would be best suited.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  8. February 13, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    I wonder why so many foundations don’t supply pumps? I’m messy enough with my makeup as it is – cannot be dealing with messy foundation in my half-asleep state in the morning!

    I’m still curious to try this, but my foundation collection is missing a long-wearing product so I’m giving Revlon Colorstay a try before seeing what this is like.

  9. Sophie
    February 18, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    Looks lovely on your skin in the photos. It’s quite and unusual finish, but the colour match looks really great!


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