L’Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Tint


 First of all I was a little too excited about how well my nail polish matched this bottle.. couldn’t even start this without mentioning it.


 You may have heard a lot about this foundation already as it launched in the US a couple of months ago but it’s only just hit the UK and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Luckily my local Asda store put it out as soon as they got their shipment (2 weeks ahead of the official release date) so I’ve had it for long enough to tell you what I really think of it. Those of you who follow my YouTube channel will know I usually do ‘first impressions’ videos when trialling a new foundation but with this I’m glad I didn’t because my feelings have changed completely since my initial application. The formula is completely liquid (in the US this was called ‘Liquid Powder’) and you have to give the bottle a good shake before applying or it will have little colour to it. I’ve found the best way to use it is with my fingers rather than a brush (my preferred method anyway) and love the way that it glides on to my skin, it feels silky smooth (that’ll be the silicone) and the finish is satin. It’s kind of cream to powder but I still set it as I do tend to get oily throughout the day.


The coverage is light, the picture above is just after appliction and you can see my freckles and redness around my nose etc. I don’t have a problem with that and prefer a lighter foundation but in my experience they don’t last as long and that is a deal breaker for me. When I’m working I’m out of the house early and not back til late with two 30min walks in the mix so my base is tested and in all honesty there are few foundations I’ve found that are up to my work days so I don’t hold it against L’Oreal that this is not.


After a few hours you can see (above) there is some shine but the product has also settled around the dry areas on my chin and fine lines around my eyes, that being said there wasn’t much left to settle as I’d lost the majority of coverage from the rest of my face and was starting to look a little bare. 


Pardon the lighting but by the end of the day I was oilier than I’d happily be in the outside world and I didn’t actually leave the house the day I was testing for this post, It’s been FAR worse than this by midday when I’ve been at work. So if you’re looking for a little something to even out your skin on a Sunday that wont look too obvious but will perhaps give you a little more confidence than going completely makeup free this is great but if you’re looking to replace your regular day to day base.. I wouldn’t be looking at this to do it. It’s such a shame because when I first put it on I just love it, the way it feels and looks is awesome but it just doesn’t hold up – NARS Sheer Glow is the same, initially great but no staying power and ultimately a waste of time for me.

Usually I would try to give some balance by saying that my skin type can err on the side of oily and perhaps this would work better for drier skins but as you saw in my photos it clings to dry patches so unless your skin is still smooth it might not be perfect for you either. I don’t really want to give up on this entirely so I will be trying some different primers to see if I can get it to work a little harder for me and I’ll let you know how I get on. Lastly I wanted to mention that lots of people are comparing this to the Giorgio Armarni Maestro foundation which I’ve never tried myself but from other review seems to be very similar if not the same – L’Oreal OWNS Giorgio Armani (for those who didn’t know) so this could well be the same product filtered down to the less luxury market. Always interesting.

Available online for £6.99 here

Miss BB



  1. 30 September, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    Really interesting to see this here as I’ve seen it advertised but not heard much about how it actually works. I love the initial look but sorry to hear it doesn’t stay put for too long. A great price though and I might give it a try still.

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. 30 September, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    it looks so nice! what a shame it doesn’t hold up 🙁

  3. Linda
    30 September, 2013 / 2:32 pm

    Im a new reader and I love your blog! I kind of have the same skin type as you.
    Any advice on a good foundation that has a good staying power? Preferably not too pricey.

    Have a nice monday 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      1 October, 2013 / 3:10 pm

      always revlon colorstay

  4. amy
    30 September, 2013 / 10:33 pm

    I just got this from the US and it is strange, not sure how i feel about it really. It has a different name so i wonder if the shade/formula differs? X

  5. 1 October, 2013 / 12:31 am

    Sucks that it doesn’t have a good staying power, it looks so good initially!

  6. 1 October, 2013 / 9:16 am

    Really appreciate your thoughts on this! I’ll probably still give it a try on the basis that I like the novelty factor plus I don’t have oily skin.

    (Plus you sometimes just GOT to try!)
    Great post!

  7. 2 October, 2013 / 3:03 pm

    That’s a shame I had pretty high hopes for this as I thought it sounded really good, but I have major oily skin issues and work hard to find products that will mattify so I don’t think this would be a good choice for me!


  8. 3 October, 2013 / 3:30 pm

    What lipstick are you wearing? It’s beautiful! Perfect for autumn! xx

  9. Kate
    4 October, 2013 / 10:38 am

    I swatched this in Boots and loved the feel of it! My skin is so oily though that there is no way it would last on me x

  10. Helen
    4 October, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    I have just tried this and thought it was good, buildable coverage. I have sensitive skin that’s dry in winter and combination in summer. It made my skin look ‘glowy’ but not shiny and was quite impressed. The major cons are that it’s sooo messy to apply and that the colour-match wasn’t good for me. I’m pale and I got the lightest colour they did in my Superdrug, but I wonder do they have a lighter one in bigger branches? Mine is No.100 — can I ask what colour yours is as it definitely looks lighter in the swatch than mine! Thanks xx

    ps Love your blog! Recently discovered it 🙂

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