June 15, 2016

L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush Review & Swatches

L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush is a new cushion blush that launched in Asia this past Summer. Cushion foundation, cushion eyeliner, and many other cushion makeup offerings are starting to gain popularity here in the US at a rapid pace and I imagine you’ll see this new L’Oreal Cushion Glow Blush launching shortly here in the US.

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blushes

You might have already tried Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil which launched just a few short week’s ago. Considering Lancome is part of the L’Oreal family I would not be surprised to see L’Oreal releasing this cushion blush as soon as August or earlier and in a much more wider shade selection than the ones that Japan got! If you can’t wait Sasa.com does sell all three shades and ships to the US (click the top toolbar to convert the site to English). I personally couldn’t wait to try them so I purchased them this way!

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blusher

Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush comes in the standard double-lid compact which opens to reveal a full size mirror and sponge for application. Below the sponge is a secondary lid which flips open to reveal the cushion. Unlike many Asian cushions this cushion does not pop out of the compact and refills can be be purchased. The package is bulky and rather wasteful considering the no refill option.

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush 17

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush 5

L'Oreal Cushion Glow Blusher

If you’ve never tried cushion makeup it’s simply a sponge cushion that’s saturated with makeup, in this case that would be blush. You simply pat your sponge onto the cushion, or your finger, or a brush, and apply to your cheeks.

L'Oreal Cushion Glow Blush

L’Oreal formulated this with mineral water which has a beautifully hydration consistency that blends easily. I’d say the formula is very, very much the same as Lancome’s but I found this sets to a less dewy finish which I really liked and of course, at a much cheaper price tag (and larger size of 0.38 compared to Lancome’s 0.24 oz). They promote the finish as a “natural glow” but I didn’t really notice much of a glow from it. The wear time is around five hours for me before showing signs of fading.

Sadly, the shade line up is a little blah. I loved the shade Pink Fantasia! It’s a gorgeous, vibrant juicy raspberry pink with excellent color pay off! I was as lucky with the other two shades Rose Affair and Sunkissed Coral. Both of these colors reminded me of the weaker, sheerer color pay off I got with Etude House’s Lock n’ Summer Cushion Blusher. Rose Affair was a very pale, pastel pink that barely showed up on my skin. Sunkissed Coral had a little more pigment but was still quite sheer! If all the shades were as gorgeous and vibrant as Pink Fantasia I’d be a very happy girl! But I’m not too disappointed because I feel like we might just see a wider, brighter shade selection when these reach the US. I will say this is where Lancome excels as their formula is considerably more pigmented.

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush Swatches (Rose Affair, Pink Fantasia, Sunkissed Coral)

L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush Swatches (Rose Affair, Pink Fantasia, Sunkissed Coral)

L'Oreal Pink Affair Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L’Oreal Pink Affair Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L'Oreal Sunkissed Coral Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L’Oreal Sunkissed Coral Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L'Oreal Cushion Glow Blush fotd

L'Oreal (Pink Fantasia) Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L’Oreal (Pink Fantasia) Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush

L'Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush fotd

On that note, I will say, as exciting as cushion makeup is I do fear I won’t be able to use it up before it expires. The cushion is a breeding ground for bacteria and at most you’re likely be able to get three months from these blushes tops before they become unstable for use. I will say I never had much of a problem with cushions drying out but as far as using them quickly enough is the main problem for me!

All in all, the L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush was a lovely little cushion blush. The wear time is a bit shorter here but the price is right and the application is easy for a pinch of pretty color with minimal effort! I know I like the price a whole heck of a lot better than Lancome which is near $40 each. I look forward to seeing if these arrive in the US!

Have you tried L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Glow Blush?

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  • Kate

    They look pretty on you, thanks for the info.
    i saw the Lancome version and while the finish and colors on my hand were good the price was crazy,
    I will look for these

    • Isabella Muse

      The price is high! I purchased four and I’m worried they’ll need to be tossed before I can use them all :-/ These are a nicer cheaper alternative!

  • Ruth

    I didn’t even think about these being a germ playground & it takes me forever to finish a blush product, if at all. I’m kinda squicked out.

    Speaking of finishing blushes, I was talking with a Lush worker and they told me that they took their almost finished blushes and grinded them up and mixed them together. Honestly, I was astounded because they finished enough to make a new color!

    • Isabella Muse

      It takes me ages to use up blush so, I’m unsure how long I can have these cushions laying around for. I’ve labeled them with date of purchase just to remind myself to toss lol! huh? Wait, what are they doing with blushes!? Did not commute lol!

      • Francesca

        I think she’s saying this Lush worker took the blushes that she had panned, took the remaining product from several, and crushed it and reformed it to create a new, more whole blush.

  • Heidi

    I’m actually most intrigued by cushion blushes. I’m not good at applying the creamy ones, so this seems like it’d be much nicer for patting on and blending in. The colors are so pretty, too, especially the bright pink.

  • Nadya Mulok Sadri

    Muse Muse Muse Hi love! It’s been a while! browse browse click browse browse type type!

    Ooh i have this blush in the shade Pink Fantasia,costs about 22 Brunei dollars in a local department store. I use the Shiseido brush to apply this didnt try the sponge provided. the colour is very pigmented,a dab will go a looong way..but however, it did not last long on me..like 2-3 hours.. i usually add a lil powder blush on top of it to make last a bit longer. but the finish is quite nice..makes my face fresh. How are uuuuu? xoxo

  • MariaS

    Thank you. I don’t like cream or gel types and I think I would give this a try. But maybe it’s the delivery method rather than the product itself It looks great on you, a fresh Summer color. A while back, I purchased a “clean” refill for a cushion foundation and I’m wondering if I could use that and put the gel in the bottom of the cushion to use. Also, I liked PH formula cushion but not the L’Oreal so I rinsed it out with soap, dipped in alcohol and let dry, then I pour my liquid foundation -re assembled and used. This stays fresh and only a little used at a time. I agree this cushion stuff is not good for skins because it grows bacteria