L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

3.9

183 reviews

69% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Ethyhexyl Hydroxystearate, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Nylon-12 --- may contain (CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride)


on 6/24/2015 3:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

I don't use this on it's own as a primer but mix it in with my normal mattifying primers and it ends up being gorgeous.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

The best primer I have ever tried. I love the creamy more liquid texture vs. siliconey primers. My skin is instantly revitalized, and it has an extremely natural glow. I could not live without this product. It feels incredibly luxurious, and it truly does make the rest of my makeup go on smoother and makes it last a long time. Perfect!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 6/12/2015 10:17:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I just purchased this primer and used for the first time today. One thing I noticed immediately which really impressed me is that this is illuminating even under foundation. As far as helping my foundation go on smoother, I think it helped a little but not anymore than any other primer. I'll have to update on increasing the wear-time of my makeup. I also have to point out that I think this is pretty pricey for the amount you get and the packaging is pretty but feels pretty flimsy.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 6/12/2015 8:12:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium Brown, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a really nice primer! smooth creamy and really glowy. It can even be used as a cream highlighter! :)

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

Best primer ever. I apply it after moisturiser and before foundation, with my fingers. Feels and looks great. Not greasy and does exactly what it says!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 6/4/2015 3:00:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It does give me a nice glow on top of my cheek bones. But when i take pictures and i have this as a primer it gives me a white cast. I am between a NC25-30. Sometimes primers for me give me a white cast because of my yellow undertone. I like it just as a highlight. I would have loved it as a primer if it didn't give me that white cast.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 6/4/2015 11:24:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

L'Oreal actually have an interesting product here. I picked it up at Walmart for just over $10, mainly to test it out and compare to some of my other highlighters.
It applies very smoothly and you can tell it has a good amount of silicone in it. Actually, it's Dimethicone, same thing. It's definitely more of a liquid than cream. The finish it leaves is shimmery and white, there are no other colors to it. In direct sunlight I could not see any particles! It dries down to a powder finish. I found when used over bare skin it can seep into lines and wrinkles if I over apply. Building it up very heavily makes it appear chalky.
I really like using this as a highlighting product, I've used it all over, and just to accentuate. I actually think it beats out my other two powder highlighters, finish-wise. I love not seeing any particles! Again though it offers no color, only white, so it doesn't have the same versatility as others. The highlighting effect does last for a few hours which is more than I can say for my Strobe cream. I have not tried it as a primer as I do not use primer.
Compared to MAC Strobe Cream - I've seen a lot of comparisons between these two products. Guess it really depends on how you use each product. I think there are stark differences between the two: Strobe is thicker, more emollient and offers some moisturization. It has an obvious pinky, pearlescent hue. The finish it leaves is dewy, almost oily and colorless. The glow as a highlighter is short lived and very subtle. Very natural too. I know Strobe isn't meant to be highlighter, but in my opinion this is the most natural looking highlight I have ever used. It would be my HG if it lasted longer than 30 minutes. Whereas the L'Oreal Lumi leaves a discernible highlight in a powder-like finish, is not moisturizing, and shows up white-hued. The Lumi lasts a few hours.
I actually am finding the L'Oreal as a nice alternative to my MAC Lightscapade. I don't know if I will repurchase, I need to use up all of my highlighting products before I buy anything else. But I do like it and I would recommend anyone to give it a try especially when you can get it for 10 bucks.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I wanted to use this multiple times over the course of a few weeks before reviewing it. Verdict: I really like this stuff! The effect it gives is subtle but it does impart that "naturally luminous glow" so many of us are after!

I have used it successfully as a primer before applying foundation, mixed in with my foundation, as a highlighter on cheeks and under eyebrows, and on its own over clean skin to brighten my complexion when I need a pick me up but don't feel like wearing much makeup. I am a fan of the "impeccably glowing skin" look, and this helps achieve that. I don't personally find it drying nor does it make me oily. The consistency is liquidy, without silicone, which I personally like. Also, while it has a pearlescent quality, I don't see glitter, which is a relief as I'm not going for the disco ball look most days.

I actually came across this product when I was looking for a drugstore dupe for Benefit That Gal - the brightening face primer. While this is not a dead ringer for that product, I think I like it even better, especially for the price! Will repurchase!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 5/10/2015 8:13:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is to die for!!!! Arggh, I cannot get over how glowy it is, even once you apply your foundation it still shows :)! I wear Double Wear and sometimes I find it abit cakey or dry - this changed all of that. I applied a pump on my face, then also apply just a small pump mixed with the double wear- HG! It just makes the whole look so different. Best $$ I've spent.

:)

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


on 4/22/2015 9:47:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is positively glowy! Such a small bottle for what I considered kind of expensive. I think $10 for this is a little extravagant. I could not afford to use this every day w such a tiny bottle lol!! You have to shake it up b4 using coz it can separate. I like the pump, it doesn't dispense too much once I got the hang of it, but that has disadvantages like if you pump out too much product you have to waste it (it's a learning curve how much to use too which can be a costly mistake at the beginning) & I'm not sure how to get out all of the last of the product (can the top be removed maybe somehow, I will have to check!). I use this w Loreal Lumi liquid foundation, Lumi concealer, & True Match powder. It is not necessary to use a highlight/illuminator for me coz I'm naturally oily. I don't think this prolongs the wear of the foundation/doesn't make it last any longer. I would reserve this for times when I won't be needing my foundation to last all day nor hot humid 95 degree summer days. The effect is beautiful but isn't long lasting. I need my makeup to last longer than 3-4 hours. :/ but the freshly applied look is gawjus like it would be gr8 for a candlelight dinner date or special occasions.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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