L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumiere is a new cushion foundation that launched in two shades recently within Japan and other parts of Asia. I think the cushion makeup trend has died off slightly in Asia and it’s a little cool here in the US too. But as we head into December, drugstores will likely start introducing their Spring 2016 Collection and with those collections I think either L’Oreal, Maybelline, or both will likely launched a cushion makeup of some sort. Heck, you might even seen it sooner than December!
Let’s take a look at L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumiere!
L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumiere is available in two shade selections of Nude Miracle and Nude Rose. I picked up the darker shade of the two which was Nude Miracle but it’s unfortunately a little too light for me so I need to mix it with a little bit of my regular concealer to keep it from looking chalky or pasty on my skin tone. Strangely enough the shade actually swatches and blends in beautifully and it looks like a match but in photos it appears very pasty. A lot of people get ranty about the color selection in Asian makeup but really, you have to keep in mind the brands are catering to Asian skin tones thus the lack of shade selections.
This comes in a really gorgeous packaging with a rose gold mirrored top with a simple L’Oreal logo on the top. Honestly, at $17 it looks like I paid way more for it as the presensation is truly lovely and even nicer than the Lancome Miracle Cushion Liquid Cushion Compact that I paid twice as much for. I will say the compact is chunky though and the top is a magnetic for fingerprints.
Inside you’ll find a generously sized mirror and a small puff which lays across the secondary lid that’s located in the compact to keep the cushion fresh. Lifting that second lid will reveal the cushion that’s soaked in the foundation. It has a wet squishy texture that bounces back to shape if you press into it. Essential the cushion is just that, a cushion that’s saturated with foundation. You can dip the sponge into the cushion to apply or use your finger tips or a fibre brush for application!
I think cushion aren’t necessarily a “tried one, tried them all” experience as I find the textures and finishes vary from cushion to cushion. L’Oreal’s formula is much more agreeable to me than say Etude House’s Precious Mineral Any Cushion which tends to set matte and clings to my drier areas.
L’Oreal’s formula is thin yet quite creamy and it blends flawlessly without adhering to my drier areas. It’s neither matte nor satin but somehow meets in the middle and provides a very soft, smooth surface on skin that looks flawless. I wish this color worked for me because I love how smooth and seamless it looks on my skin. Truly it creates a nice flawless finish for makeup. The wear time is around five hours with fading at around hour six in warmer weather not set with powder. It’s quite pigmented and should provide sheer to semi-medium coverage but is in no way a full on medium or full coverage foundation product.
I’m really into fluid foundations at the moment and sometimes it’s I forget how much I love a good cushion foundation! L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumiere brightens skin up and gives it a truly flawless finish in a lightweight, easy to wear formulation. I just wish the color worked out for me! Sad sigh!
Which cushion foundations are you currently addicted to?
You can get L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumiere from sasa.com.