Wednesday, 18 December 2013

L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint.

A couple of weeks ago, the L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation* dropped through my postbox... I excitedly unwrapped the packaging and realised I'd been sent the shade 'Pure Beige.' The shade name alone will probably tell you that this wasn't going to work with my caramel-hued complexion, so I gave it to my housemate, who then went on to rave about how lovely it was....  it gave me a serious case of makeup envy.

I have since gotten my mitts on the correct shade (Golden Sand)... and it's safe to say I bloomin' love this stuff.

I apply it with a Real Techniques Expert Face Brush so that I can really buff the product into my skin... L'Oréal have stated it as being 'lighter than water' due to the blend of oils (I'll come back to those in a minute) used to create the product, and I have to say I completely agree with this as it feels completely weightless on my face. The finish nestles nicely between a dewy and a natural one... put it this way: it's definitely not matte. 

The foundation is incredibly light in coverage - you're advised to use a single drop over your entire face... unfortunately I am not blessed with perfect supermodel skin, so find two drops on each cheek and one across the forehead and chin is a little more realistic for those of us with a little bit to cover.

However, light scarring is probably as far as it will go coverage-wise... (I still go in with a smidge of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes and around my nose post-Eau De Teint application) - basically this foundation is for those who are semi-confident in how their skin looks sans makeup...

I was slightly concerned that the oils in its formula would cause my combination skin to go haywire... but no siree, no post-application breakouts to report. I also feared I'd look like an oil slick a mere few hours after I'd put on my makeup... I only looked a little shiny through the T-zone, and it was nothing a little blotting paper action couldn't solve. Other than looking a little shiny, the lasting power is great, and I've found it to last all day (... and night, the photo of me was taken on a night out where I wore it as my base!).

The only negative of this foundation is the limited shade range... there are just 6 available, and my shade, Golden Sand, is the darkest one. It's a real shame, as it's such a lovely product... here's hoping they add a couple more shades to the line so more of you can benefit from just how lovely it is!

Eau De Teint has managed to surpass my beloved True Match and become my favourite foundation... and take it from me; that's really saying something.

L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation is priced at £9.99 and available at Boots.

*PR Sample


  1. I absolutely love this foundation! I use the same amount, one drop is sadly not enough! Great post :)

    Have a great Christmas x

  2. Oooh I need to pick this up. Hopefully they have it in my shade!

  3. I loved this foundation! It's the perfect mix between dewy and matte, but it keeps my combi skin shine free!
    Here's what I thought - very similar to you! Face Value Beauty Blog Eau De Teint Review

    Love Zoe x

  4. You sure look like you're glowing and it may be something to try out! I wish they'd expand the shade range!

  5. Great post, this sounds lovely!

  6. I really want to try this foundation, heard such great things about it!
    Love your blog!


  7. How odd that they sent you a pale shade! You look great in this though, will definitely check out the darker shade - hopefully it won't be too dark for me! xx


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