I use this foundation every day and it works very well for me. I do need to put nivea soft on my face a few minutes before applying this foundation, as my skin has dry patches during winter. But after that, applying the foundation is very easy and it just feels very good and light on your skin. For better coverage it's possible to layer this foundation, though if coverage is your priority you should probably skip this foundation. I find it looks great, especially during the day, as it gives my skin a really nice glow and looks very natural (not cakey at all).
I'm surprised to see this getting such poor reviews from those with oily skin. I picked this up as my regular Bobbi Brown was out of stock and I needed a cheap stop-gap until my BB arrived. This was about €11 and after using it for a week I actually think I'm going to finish out the bottle before going back to Bobbi. I use this after cleansing, using a gel moisturizer and a mattifying primer (Smashbox Photo Finish Light) and I set it with powder. I never have time to touch up my make up at work but when I checked my face after about 8 hours wear I was only a little shiny across my nose-for €11 I can live with that!
I have to agree with the other reviews from people who err towards having oily skin. I have combination skin, and used this foundation after moisturising, with a pore minimising primer (Benefit's Porefessional) and finished with some mattifying powder. I wore glasses for about 20 minutes today and afterwards, when I looked in the mirror I noticed that the foundation had rubbed away from where my glasses sit and created really unsightly streaks on my nose (by about noon). It made me really conscious of ever touching my face throughout the day and just made me skin look and feel incredibly oily.
I'm going to give it more of a chance because it's currently the only foundation I have that matches my skin tone (just stopped using fake tan!) and I don't want to waste £14. I guess it might get better if I am more obsessive about reapplying powder during the day. Hopefully!
I used this with the matching primer. The primer was okay, it made my skin feel soft and almost powdery, looks nice but it didn't do anything for any of my larger pores. There is a good colour range, something for everyone I'd say. It has a medium consistency, and a little goes a long way providing medium coverage. Once applied my skin looked fresh and radiant, but it only lasted a couple of hours before it was all but gone and my skin went very oily. I also broke out a little. The foundation sat on my larger pores making them more visible, while other areas were left almost bare and oily. I do have oilier skin in the summer with some small dry patches, and combination also with the dry patches in cooler months. The colour I used was almost perfect, just a tad too light but only noticeable to me lol. I used N3 Pure Linen (for reference MAC nc20 - 25, Clarins Skin Illusion 108 Sand, and Clinique Superbalanced Makeup 03 Ivory). I'm going to try this in winter when my skin is behaving, but I don't think it will do much better. I don't recommend this for oilier skin types and unless it works well in winter I'm not going to repurchase. A shame really - still trying to find a replacement for my beloved Clinique Superfit.
This is the first 'luminous' liquid foundation I have used and will continue to use, particularly in the winter and under eye. It produces a glowy and dewy finish with medium coverage, works well on red areas (but not very red areas), gives medium coverage on freckles and produces a generally even skin tone appearance. The staying power outside of my t-zone is very good but like others have said if you have oily skin it does not stay put or help minimise the sheen esp. in the warmer months.
The best part about this foundation is the pump. The foundation itself is not my favorite. It tends to settle in creases by my eyes and doesn't blend very well. The makeup claims to improve your skin over time but it just broke me out in the t zone and looks cakey on my cheeks. The price was a bit much for a drugstore foundation at $14 and was definitely not worth it.
I bought this because I was looking for a nice, natural-looking, dewy foundation. My friend has it and she quite likes it so one time she offered me to try it on just to see how it feels on my skin. I didn't try it on my face because the color she used was a little dark for me so I just swatched it on the back of my hand. It felt really nice, it blended like a dream and when dried it really looked luminous.
I did some research before buying it because I don't like to buy make-up, especially foundations, that could break me out. Some sites said that the Lumi Magique was non-comedogenic but some people said it broke them out.
In the end I decided to trust the web-sites that stated it was non-comedogenic and I bought it remembering how it felt and how much I liked it when I swatched it.
The first time I applied it I was instantly disappointed. On my face it didn't look luminous at all; the skin on my face looked really powdery and matte. Still, I didn't hate it and decided I would still wear it. But the thing is, after a few hours I looked in the mirror and my face looked like a hot mess! The foundation disappeared in some areas an in others it looked orange and kinda heavy.
I have normal to dry skin but this foundation made me look oily and when I took the foundation off I noticed a few blemishes! So it isn't really non-comedogenic.
AND it transfers really, really easily on clothes!
In winter I'm dead pale and have dry skin. I want something to brighten up my complexion so I don't look quite so flat and dead, which is why I bought this; to get that dewy finish/glow other reviewers have mentioned. I don't notice dew or a glow lol It's not even that moisturizing. It's just a lightweight foundation that isn't bad but also isn't anything special, esp. for the price. I'll use it up because in this economy I can't throw money away, but I won't be repurchasing.
I was using L'Oreal Infallible foundation for years, and noticed that my skin was getting quite oily during the day and that the foundation was really accentuating any dry spots on my face. I wanted to try something new, but I knew I liked L'Oreal (I've tried MAC and hated it, despite other people saying how great it was), so I thought I'd try Lumi Magique. I am very impressed with it. It has great coverage and as long as I exfoliate properly (just scrubbing my face with a wet washer) and put a little bit of powder over the top it is perfect.
I like this foundation because I can wear it without feeling like I have makeup caked on my face,
but, when I first got it the coverage was alright, and the more I used it the more sheer it became.
I still really like this foundation though!