Putting L’Oreal’s New Cushion Makeup To The Test

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When it came to the whole ‘cushion makeup’ trend, I have to admit, I was never really interested. I just thought it looked a bit gimmicky and I didn’t really like the idea of a sponge soaking up all my makeup… However, there’s been so much hype around the new L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation and Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil, I decided to set aside my preconceptions and give them a try!

I bought these two products on Thursday and tested them out pretty much all weekend, applying them during the day and then again for the evening, so I feel like I’ve got a very good idea now of what I think!

L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation Review

The idea behind cushion style foundations is that the spongy ‘cushion’ emulsifies the product and gives it a lighter, glowier formula. It’s also packed into a really convenient transportable container, ideal for on-the-go application. Even though I don’t actually like to use the sponge which comes with it, preferring my Beauty Blender instead, I really love the handy little mirror and packaging of these products. They’re a lotΒ lighter and less fussy than liquid bottles.

When it comes to the application and formula, I’m really surprised at how much I love these products! I use a Beauty Blender to gently dab the foundation all over my face. It gives an amazingly dewy finish – I was actually a little worried at first that the finish would be too dewy but it settles down to a nice natural skin-like glow. I also really like how buildable it is. During the day I applied a light layer for a very sheer finish, then for the evening I simply applied more to build up the coverage. I was concerned about the longevity of the foundation because usually dewy fomulas turn into a greasy mess on my oilier complexion, however with a slick of my Dior Forever Setting Powder and some UD Setting Spray, it lasted great!

The Glam Bronze Cushion de Soleil is equally beautiful. I like to use a mini beauty blender to apply it under my cheekbones and around my temples for a really natural tan. I find it doesn’t last as well as the foundation, but I’ll forgive it! My only complaint with both of these is that there doesn’t seem to be a lot of product… I reckon they’ll run out quite quickly but at least they’re a drugstore price.

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I’m very pleasantly surprised with these cushion offerings from L’Oreal… The finish is exactly what I look for in a foundation/bronzer – natural, glowy, and ‘my skin but better!’ That kind of look where people might not be able to tell if you’re wearing makeup or just have really incredible skin! I just wish there was a bit more product in the pots as I reckon I’ll use them up quite quickly… Overall though, I’m a cushion convert!

Have you guys tried any cushion makeup products? Or these L’Oreal ones in particular? What did you think?

Check back in on Wednesday for a new video (that was meant to go up yesterday but I’ve had a complete nightmare uploading it!).

Thanks for reading! Joanna xxx

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Hi, I'm Jo. A marketing girl with a love of bold lips, luxury skincare, delicious food, and travelling to new places. Continuing to blog all my adventures...

21 thoughts on “Putting L’Oreal’s New Cushion Makeup To The Test

  1. These both look incredible on you, very glowy and natural and pretty! I have heard plenty of bloggers raving about the foundation and depending on the price over here, I might consider giving it a go x

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  2. Yes I have one cushion compact and while the finish is nice, I just don’t understand WHY it must be housed in a sponge soaked in the product? Why couldn’t they just package the liquid inside a normal foundation bottle?! I used a Beauty Blender to apply mine too and it works well. I’m just on the fence about the packaging format!

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