L’Oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation is a cream-to-powder foundation formula that’s supposed to go on creamy and transform into its own finishing powder, so all you have to do is shake and apply and you’re done. This has become my new go-to, especially on days when I don’t feel like going through lots of steps.
L’Oreal has some new items coming out in drugstores for Spring 2013. At my local CVS, I found a huge display with a lot of different products (including some small displays from other brands which the store had put on there, ahem). This one includes a new line of True Match concealers in a crayon form – they look like jumbo lip pencils. Also featured is their new line of Colour Riche eyeshadow palettes – I bought one and have played with it a little – and their new eyeshadow primer. They’ve got some new Trendsetter nail polishes and the Colour Riche Caresse Shine Balms – but there’s also a separate stand of those, so I’ll talk about that when I get to it. And finally, they’ve got a new Shocking Extensions mascara, which I also bought and haven’t tried yet.
L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Color in Safari is a gray green polish with a little bit of silver shimmer. It’s a rather unusual color, which is what attracted me to it. It applies rather thickly, yet smoothly, so it’s nearly opaque with one coat and very opaque with two. It was a little bit hard to work with because it tried to pool on the sides as I applied.
I’ve already reviewed three other lipsticks from this line: Silky Java, Fiery Veil and Cherry Tulle. The line’s claim is that it delivers a lightweight finish that’s non-sticky. That is true. It’s also a slightly translucent formula that has plenty of pigment, but just a slight sheerness that makes it blend with your natural lip color for a more flattering effect. So far, so good. But the wear time with this formula was about two hours – less than I get with a balm. Some shades wore more comfortably than others.
L’Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle Blushin Cherubic is a soft, velvet-matte finish dusty rose blush. The texture is whipped and mousse-like – in fact, the “hole” in the product in the above picture is where an air bubble had popped prior to my opening it.