Friday, 30 March 2012

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation

If you follow my blog then you will know that I was recently sent a lovely box containing three products from the new L'Oreal Lumi Magique range. I previously reviewed the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer but today I'm going to be reviewing the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation.

As I said in my previous post I'm going to be reviewing all three products separately as I can give a full review on each of them.

L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation: "An illuminating foundation infused with liquid light technology"

What L'Oreal have to say about the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation...

"Liquid light technology is comprised of lustrous lamellar fillers in geometric shapes, or ultra-shiny mirrors and has excellent reflective qualities. The lamellar fillers are dispersed in transparent oils, which give them optical properties and gives an immediate optical effect. As the product is spread over the skin, the platelets position themselves side by side, creating a smooth surface, while also allowing the skin's own light to shine through. Light reflection is optimized and luminosity intensified."

What are the product claims?
  • Provides skin with 24 hours of hydration. 
  • 14 hours of luminosity.
  • Adds 30%+ more radiance to the skin.
  • Oil free and non-comedogenic.
  • Gives a shine free effect.

Where can you buy the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation?

The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation retails at £10.99 and can be purchased in-store and online at Boots and also Superdrug. The foundation contains 30ml of product which is the standard amount as the majority of foundations contain 30ml of product. 30ml is a lot therefore one bottle of foundation is going to last a while, especially if you use the recommended pea-sized amount. 

The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation is available in six different shades:
C1 Rose Pearl, W3 Gold Linen, N4 Pure Beige, C4 Rose Beige, C5 Rose Sand and W5 Gold Sand. 

To give you all an indication I use 'Siberia' in NARS and I'm NC15 in MAC. In the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation I use 'C1 Rose Pearl' and it is a little too dark, so if you're uber pale like myself, you may want to mix a paler foundation with this foundation. 

What does the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation look like?

Shade: C1 Rose Pearl


Is the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation suitable for everyone?

The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation is suitable for absolutely anyone, it doesn't matter if you have a dry, combination or oily skin type. 
I would highly recommend this foundation to anyone who has dry skin as it's very hydrating, it also does a wonderful job of covering up dry patches. I have very dry skin at the moment and find that the majority of my foundations stick to my unpleasant dry patches but I don't find this to be the case with this foundation.
The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation is also suitable for combination and oily skin types as this foundation is oil free, it doesn't produce excess oil throughout the day either. I must admit, it does give the skin a bit of shine but it's not an oily shine if that makes sense. You definitely will not have to use powder or blot paper.
If you own this foundation and find that it sticks to any imperfections then I would suggest using an exfoliator 2-3 times a week as this will get rid of any dead skin cells and imperfections.

The Good
  • Application - I use a Sigma F80 flat top kabuki brush to apply this foundation and I must admit that when using this brush, it goes on like a dream. The foundation spreads evenly across the face due to its light, air like texture and it sinks into the skin almost instantly. 
  • Coverage - The foundation has a build-able coverage which is great, it's nice having a foundation that has a build-able coverage as you have the option of creating a light, medium or full coverage. Due to it's build-able coverage, it's the perfect foundation for using in A/W and S/S, a medium/full coverage in A/W and a light coverage in S/S. Another great thing about this foundation is that you don't have to use concealer underneath or over the top of it as this foundation will cover any imperfections. If you suffer from darkness underneath your eyes then you may want to use a concealer but other than that, you really do not need to use concealer on scars, blemishes, pigmentation etc. 
  • Longevity - This foundation lasts around 10-12 which is great as some foundations typically last around 8 hours. The foundation doesn't fade, go patchy or slide off the skin, it stays put all day. It does transfer a little but this isn't a huge problem for me. If it transfers onto my iPhone, I'll just wipe it away. 
  • Texture - The foundation has a lovely light texture, it doesn't have a thick consistency and it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, it honestly feels as if you're not wearing any foundation. Skin is left feeling soft and smooth. 
  • Finish - It doesn't have a matte or semi-matte finish, it has a glowy finish. It also doesn't give a horrible, cakey look unlike some foundations. If you want a foundation that makes your skin look radiant, then this is the foundation for you. 
  • Price - £10.99 is an amazing price for a foundation, I usually spend in the region of £30.00 on a foundation so I would say that £10.99 is as cheap as chips. I know some people may think £10.99 is still a little expensive for a foundation but trust me, this foundation is amazing and is definitely worth the £10.99 price tag! 
  • Packaging - I like the packaging as I think the bottle looks somewhat sophisticated and classy. Rose gold is very 'in' at the moment so it's great to see that L'Oreal have included something which is so 'on trend' at the moment. The foundation also comes with a pump too, this means no mess, no fuss and you're able to dispense the correct amount of product. 
  • Size - The foundation contains 30ml which is the standard amount. 

The Okay
  • Shade Selection - There are only six different shades available and this may be a problem if you have a darker skin tone. I personally don't have a problem with the shade selection as the palest shade works for me even if it is a shade darker than I'd like it to be but I know that some people may struggle to find the perfect shade. If you do find that there isn't a shade light or dark enough then you could simply mix the foundation with a lighter or darker foundation that you own. 

The Bad
  • I don't have a bad word to say about this foundation at all as it's amazing. It's a lovely foundation with an even lovelier price and I will definitely purchase another bottle in the future.


Overall I think that this is a lovely foundation and I would definitely purchase it in the future. It's leaves my skin looking so airbrushed and flawless despite having a few horrid dry patches. The foundation covers up my dry patches as opposed to sticking to them and it also leaves my skin feeling hydrated, these are 2 massive bonuses for me. The foundation has a build-able coverage and a light texture which I like as it feels like I'm not wearing any foundation at all. The foundation also has great staying power so I don't have to worry that my foundation is going to slide off my face throughout the day, it's a good foundation to use when I know I'm going to be out for hours on end. A brill foundation with an even better price tag.

Would I recommend this foundation? Yes
Would I buy this foundation? Yes

Have you tried the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation? 

*The L'Oreal Lumi Magique Light Infusing Foundation was sent to me for review purposes. This does not affect my thoughts and opinions on the product. As always, my reviews are 100% truthful.


  1. Looks great, I'm looking for a new foundation as all my current ones always seem a bit oily and I need a lot of powder, especially in the warmer weather. Will definitely check this out when I see it, thanks for posting :) xx

  2. Great post. I might give this a try. I have very pale complexion like yourself and dry skin! I'm hoping you may be able to give me some tips on what foundations you think might suit my pale,dry skin!

  3. Great Post! I might give this a try. I'm currently on the search for a new foundation, but seeing as I have a very pale complexion like yourself, I think it will most likely be to dark on me to. And I'd rather not be mixing foundations to get the right colour.
    Do you have any tips on a foundation that would be good for my pale,dry skin? One that is pale enough and won't go all crusty on my dry patches even after being mixed with moisturiser?

  4. Great post. I might give this a try. I have very pale complexion like yourself and dry skin! I'm hoping you may be able to give me some tips on what foundations you think might suit my pale,dry skin!


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