I have been wearing foundation for about 6 years now, and still I feel like I am yet to find the perfect product for my skin. I am extremely pale and usually have "normal" skin. Recently I have found my skin to be fairly oily but I think this is a result of the last foundation I used which was the Rimmel 'Wake Me Up.' I also have a real problem with the whole 'looking orange' thing when I wear foundation, please tell me I'm not the only one?
Recently I chose to try the L'Oréal Nude Magique Eau de Teint in 100 Porcelain (told you I was pale!), which claims to be a feather light foundation feeling as light and fresh as water. The back of the bottle reads, "Instantly fuses with the skin blending seamlessly to leave a silky, second skin effect. What bought me was the claim of a naturally even and shine free look. It's also worth mentioning that this foundation has an SPF of 18 which could be useful for the upcoming summer.
My first impression was about the consistency of the foundation and how similar it is to a liquid rather than any other foundations I have tried. I like this idea because it blends so much easier into the skin as well as feeling light and breathable as the claims suggest. I love this because in the warm weather, there is nothing worse than wearing a heavy, cakey foundation and feeling as though your make up is just melting off! So the barely-there feeling is comfortable and fresh. Due to the consistency, it is however a little difficult to apply and get out of the bottle because it just runs everywhere! But I feel as though the benefits outweigh the negatives here.
With regards to the coverage of the foundation, the claim of having 'undetectable coverage' is fairly accurate. It is really light coverage that truthfully is like a second skin effect. Having tried various BB creams, I would say this foundation is the step between a BB cream and other foundations. Personally I feel like my skin tone is quite uneven so I like having slightly more coverage than this provides but like I said before, this is really lovely for the hot weather.
Lastly, I have to mention how much I love the packaging. This product feels expensive because of the glass bottle, and I love the purple shine, it just looks pretty and pricey!
You can purchase this foundation through Chemist Direct for £8.99 - RRP is £9.99. Let me know if you've tried this product before and how you got on with it, or any other questions in the comments :)
This product was courtesy of Chemist Direct who are one of Europe's largest online pharmacies. They stock a vast array of beauty and healthcare products and ship to many countries around the world. I have also found that many of the products are cheaper than finding them in store and delivery is SUPER fast! Chemist Direct also have some useful services such as an online doctor and a blog in which they provide customers with handy tips and advice.