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Thursday, 7 July 2016

Cushion Makeup? Better Late Than Never

Is it me or does anyone else feel like here in the UK we're a little late to the party on the whole Makeup Cushion Trend? Products like these this have been around for years and years in places like Asia, the States and the Middle East. It has proven to be a much loved method when it comes to complexion products and one that seems to be ever-growing in popularity.

Loreal have graced us with a few new launches in the past month that bring focus to a whole new category of makeup and how it can be applied. I find the concept of 'cushion makeup' really interesting and I think it definitely has it's advantages and uses.

The two launches were talking about today are the Nude Magique Cushion Foundation & the accompanying Glam Bronze Cushion De Soleil Bronzer.

Starting with the foundation, the packaging is nice but it's not my favourite, I would have preferred it in black,grey or white (kind of like my wardrobe) but it doesn't offend me at all & will appeal to a wide age range.
It is a little cumbersome but apart from that I feel like it suits its purpose well.

As you can see from the picture above the foundation is soaked up in this bouncy, soft cushion. It's very easy to use & can be applied in a few different ways, fingertips, a sponge or a brush. It is worth noting that the more pressure you apply the more will transfer, ultimately meaning more coverage.

The coverage is defiantly medium to full, I was actually really surprised by this because the texture is nice and light and doesn't feel 'cakey' on the skin. I feel like the coverage is better when you pat it on with a sponge but more natural when you use a brush so it's just about finding your preference.
Another amazing thing is that this does not oxidise at all, so no fear about leaving the house like J Lo and returning like Joey Essex.

The shade range isn't the best from Loreal foundations, I think it comes in about 6-8 shades so if your not overly pale or on the other end of the skintone spectrum then you should be ok in finding a decent match. I would say it's a demi-matte, verging on the brink of a luminous finish so lovely and natural and gives you a healthy more brightened complexion.
It is very comfortable to wear and lasts around 10 hours before redness or blemishes will start to surface.

Moving right along to the bronzer

Packaging is equally as cumbersome but I do prefer the colour of the outer casing which I think in turn makes me prefer it to the pink.

I love they way this bronzer looks but I HATE....and I do not use that word lightly, I hate the way it applies when you use the applicator it comes with (which is basically a circular sponge pad)
I feel like I have to use a brush in order for it to be blended out naturally and give me the right contour and definition I need.

Once applied it looks stunning, the formula is really soft and forgiving, so perfect for those who like a nice subtle contour or feel a little less confident when it comes to contouring. It's also a very authentic bronze shade, so no horrid orange or red undertone meaning it is super natural & flattering and will suit a variety of different skintones.

It gives a beautiful warmth and also great definition. The formula glides on to the skin and blends beautifully so a soft matte finish.

If you want to see my video review & application of both of these products then you can click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qe6_64SdzQ



  1. Lovely review :) I wish this foundation came in more shades, as if it was a bit paler I would love to try it. The bronzer looks fab though x



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