It has been awhile since I've done a product review, but I was offered a complimentary bottle of L’Oréal Paris Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup by SheSpeaks/ L’Oréal Paris so I jumped on that deal!
"This revolutionary liquid-powder formula glides on and transforms on contact to a fresh, powder-like finish for a look that’s flawless,yet undetectable. The lightweight foundation with SPF 18 will make you feel like you aren’t wearing makeup at all!
To apply: Shake well. For best results, pour just a few drops onto fingers and apply directly onto skin. Not recommended for use with a sponge or brush.
L’Oréal Paris Magic Nude retails for approximately $12.95 for 1 fl oz. It is available in 12 shades and is available at mass food and drug retailers nationwide." (SheSpeaks.com)
I am very familiar with L'Oréal Paris' Magic BB Cream in Light so I was excited to try this foundation. It is sort of a similar product in texture and application. The directions say you can apply directly with your fingertips, but I chose to use a foundation and stipple brush (even though it doesn't recommend it..why? I have no idea). I did use my fingers to blend my eye lids. The first time I applied this product I poured too much onto the top of my hand, because the product came out so fast. That is the only downside to the bottle, since its glass. I'm not sure how many of you all apply your liquid foundations, but I just find it easy to pour it on the top of my hand first.
The color I applied was Classic Ivory (312). The liquid does have a powdery finish like it promises. In the direct sunlight I felt like I could see all the tiny blond hairs on my face after application, but indoors that was not the case. This product blended very well. I got even coverage and it help hid my acne scars/dark spots. I love that it has SPF 18 and doesn't make my face feel or look oily. I tend to get an oily forehead, eye lids, and nose, but this product helps reduce the appearance of oil.
** I couldn't tell the difference by applying it with my hands or with a brush. I like to keep my hands clean so I'm going to stick with applying this product with a brush, but feel free to use as recommended.
Again, I received this product for free by SheSpeaks/L'Oréal Paris.