L'Oreal • Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Other
I have only used this for one week and I really like it so far. It's different from other primers because it is very liquid. It spreads really easy and takes time do dry. This product could easily pass as a highlighter, but you must spread it around and make sure the coverage is even - then let it dry for a few minutes. Once you put your foundation on, this primer does more than make everything even, the shimmer enhances your foundation making it look more 3 dimensional and natural. it provides some moisture which is great during winter. I will use this instead of my HG MUFE primer during winter because I think it will provide too much moisture during summer .
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is my first day wearing this under make-up and I'm pretty impressed. I've been feeling like my face looks dull now that winter's here but I'm afraid of "clown sparkle" primers, especially now that I'm over 55. I had a weird thing happen when I got it home and tried to open it; the entire top came off and white stuff flew everywhere. Maybe I was too eager to get to the Fountain of Youth and I yanked too hard? Anyway, I re-assembled and am very pleased with the dewy effects. No Ringling Brothers face, and I'm going to experiment with it as a highlighter. I was one phone call away from getting Botox, but this stuff may make me feel better for a while anyway. A tad expensive at $12 in the grocery store; paid $10 with a $2 coupon so will use sparingly.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
LOVE THIS. Seriously. I've never used it as a primer because as a primer it's not visible to me after I add liquid foundation. However, it's an amazing highlighter. Stipple it on with your foundation stippling brush and it gives an unbelievable glow. Half a pump is enough. Gorgeous!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I love this so so so much as a primer an a higlighter.
If you're having issues with the color being white, mix a little of this with a little foundation...and it'll be the perfect color and texture for a subtle hilight. My friend is NC40, and it looks gorgeous on her in this way. I'm NC15, so...I just apply like normal. First before foundation and then a little on the cheeks after.
It makes my face smooth and look flawless. HG!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this product. I mix it with all or any of my foundations and BB creams and it helps match the color to my skin and stretches the amount of foundation or BB cream that I have to use. It makes my skin look great in pictures. It works great as a highlighter as well. I bought this product on a whim and was actually very happy with it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
At first this was a nice product...glowy skin and no breakouts. After a short while it separated and no matter how much shaking it squirted out pure liquid. No more creamy substance just water. It went into the trash.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Even though this is advertised as a "primer" I use it most as a highlighter.
I use this EVERY day and it is my all time favorite highlighter. I really do not like powder highlighters as I find they are always shimmery or sparkly. A normal person's face does not shimmer or sparkle! This product has a pearly finish that looks much more natural on the skin. And when I say natural I mean that most people won't notice you have shimmer on your face, just a natural glow.
I use about a pump of this and I use it on the tops of my cheekbones and onto my brow bone, down the bridge of my nose, and on my cupid's bow. My skin tends to look more dull and dry in the winter so I like to use this to make me look less flat.
Unlike benefit high beam and girl meets peart, this is pretty much a white highlighter, whereas HB and GMP have more of a pinky undertone to them.
If you don't want to drop double the price for benefit's girl meets pearl or high beam, I would definitely try this out. I got it for around 12 USD at my local Ulta, but you can buy it pretty much wherever l'oreal is sold.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an average primer, it doesn't really do much. i bought it at ultra for 2 dollars and at first I hated but saw online that people who didn't like it as a primer LOVE it as a highlighter. I completely agree this makes such a beautiful highlight, it has a shimmer to it and definitely highlights the places where its put, I can't complete my facial routine without adding this, not the best primer but one of the best highlighters in a drugstore!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am NW10 (ish) with combination skin type. I tried this primer and it does have a beautiful luminescence but the the "glow" it gave me was white. I thought I had used to much so the next time I used less and it still just gave me a white cast under my foundation. It does smooth out the skin and allows the foundation to sit nicely but for my skin tone it just wasn't for me. Also, the primer is expensive for a DS and how much you actually get in the bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this, alone or in combo with the foundation. It doesn't 'correct' the way some other primers do, but it gives a stunning, pearly glow to my complexion. I love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. I bought it on a whim and somehow didn't expect too much from it.... but it turned out to be possibly one of the best make up purchases I have ever made. It works fantastic as a primer and as a highlighter. I apply it under my foundation and it gives me that *lit from within* appearance. I love it! If I feel like it, I'll dot some more product on my cheekbones and on my brow bone but VERY slightly because my skin is already glowy. One pump is enough for the entire face and it looks very pearly and white but on the face it just looks like you have healthy skin. Will most definitely repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I was never interested in glowy skin until I tried the Smashbox Hydrating primer. Once I saw the gorgeous effect, I became obsessed. Unfortunately, the full size of the Smashbox was $42. So I set out to find a cheaper alternative. This came up and had overall good reviews. I've used for 3 days now & haven't had any skin reactions.
When I use this in combination with L'Oreal Translucide setting powder, my skin looks glowy & like I'm not wearing any makeup. I absolutely love it.
Only con is the tiny bottle. I'm already feeling the need to buy backups & I'm not that kind of person
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love it -looks great under the eyes and doesn't emphasis crows feet when applied over eye creme. I'm stocking up!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I gave this product a 3 simply because, I'm not even 100% sure if it is necessary for me. Would I buy it again? Sure. I've bought it 3 times but lately, I've been skipping it when applying my makeup and I don't know that this primer even made a difference. It's not too expensive ($10) and you get a good amount of product since you really only need one pump per use, but again, does it really do anything? When pumped, it comes out as a white creamy shimmery liquid, so I got nervous when I applied it all over my face but after I put my foundation on, you don't even notice the primer underneath. So, I am neutral about this stuff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have tried a few lumizers, which I didn't care for b/c they were too shimmery or didn't show up at all. In general, I don't often use this type of product, but do LOVE my BB rose shimmerbrick. I picked up the L'Oreal products on a whim - I thought they might be the drugstore equivalent of the YSL Touche Eclat. Regarding the primer, I like this product on my skin tone (BB Extra Light tinted moisturizer, MAC N1 or 2). It's white out of the bottle, but blended in is a shimmery radiance that looks natural on fairer skin tones - not sure how this would be on darker skin tones though. I like that this comes in a pump bottle, makes dispensing easy. One pump is PLENTY for me - enough to pat on the tops of my cheekbones, brow bone, and inside corners of my eye area (even with concealer I have darkness in there). Then I put foundation or TM on top. I find the glow lasts all day and most importantly for me, doesn't look sparkly or over the top. Can't say this is the best, since I haven't tried many options in this category, but I do think it's worth a try for those with lighter skintones!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Totally regret buying this. Does not function as a primer at all, nor does it work as a highlighter. A waste of money and a waste of time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
For reference I'm 30yrs old with oily, clog prone, fair, warm skin. (If I wore MAC, I'd be between NC10-15, and in the L'oreal TrueMatch Lumi fndtn, I'm W1-2)
I knew that I was going to either really love this or really hate this ;) I haven't been using this as a fndtn primer though..(At this point, if I had to rate it as a primer ALONE, I'd probably give 3.5 lippies..) It didn't to much for controling my oil, and under my heavier foundations the *glow* it gives barely showed up unless I use a lot. So not sure yet if it's worth $11 as a primer alone just yet..
I was looking for a reasonably priced liquid highlighter that is white in color. After some reviewing, I read this was a dupe of the Lancome Miracle highlighter I'd heard raves about and grabbed it up at my local Walgreens. I'm glad I did.
My local Wags had a tester so I applied some to the back of my hand and I really like the sheen it gave. It comes in a pump bottle (who doesn't love that?!) and the bottle is also very thin and sleek. It is a bit on the small size when you consider the product's weight vs. the price, but you only need a very small amount at a time(if you use it as a highlighter like I've been) so it will last longer than you may initially think. There are no pink or yellow undertones to this, just glowy goodness! ;)
To use as a highlighter you only need a DAB for your entire face.(and I mean ONLY a dab! Lol) I dab a bit under my eyes, (maybe a 1/2 pea size) Then another half-pea sized drop for the rest I want to highlight, which is usually my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, mid forehead, and cupids bow above upper lip. The first time I tried this (as a highlighter) I over did it big time and ended up a shiny-shimmery looking mess :( So time #2 I took a small concealer brush (Mally's from the Cancellation Concealer collection) and just dabbed a itty bitty bit in those areas & viola! -Got a great glow from within look that we're all looking for highlighters to give.
This is still a rather new purchase for me as I just got it last week, but so far I haven't had any issues with breakouts (I have very finicky skin that clogs VERY easily and can be prone to acne cysts with certain products..) -I'll definately update! :)
Unfortunately I had to take this from 5 lippies down to 4 since finding my HG Highlighter (Hard Candy Glow All The Way in Doll Face -please see my review on it if interested :D)
I've taken this from 5 lippies down to 4 simply because until finding the Hard Candy Doll Face highlighter, this was the best I'd found, but the other is just better(for me). Less expensive, not as drying, and easier to apply.
Overall, this is still a good product. Whether you're looking for a liquid highlighter, or a luminizing primer, this is still the best choice. I've just personally found something I like better, but I'll continue to use this, would still reccomend this,and will most likely repurchase.
*FINAL Update 10/10/12*
If you've been reading the reviews on this product, then you'll already know that I've changed my rating from 5 down to 4, and now back up to 5 lippies LOL. I've had a bit of a love/hate/like relationship with this since I purchased it several months back and my *final* verdict is love. I've finally found my favorite way of applying which has made all the difference. For a very subtle highlight I use as a regular fndtn primer. For more of an intense, noticeable highlight I use lightly as a primer, then mix 1/2 pea size amount in with my liquid foundation. As a highlighter alone, I'm still having a difficult time making this work and am still using the Hard Candy Doll Face H/L. But for an overall glow, this is an awesome product. I'm all about "dewy skin" lately, and after having oily skin my entire life & being told I need to be "as matte as possible" at all times, this dewy/natural look thing is pretty new for me :) This primer has really helped me dip my feet into this kind of makeup and I love it :) It's not the *best* at controlling oilies under fndtn, but at the same time if I use it while my skin is a little dehydrated, it can cause dry patches :( It must have some kind of oil blocking properties in it to do that I assume...? But as long as I moisturize well and don't use an extremely mattifying foundation+powder along with it I can easily avoid those terrible flakies :)
If you've tried this alone as a highlighter or a light layer as a foundation primer and have been unimpressed, I highly recommend mixing some in with your liquid foundation. I especially enjoy mixing it in with Revlon ColorStay, as this foundation tends to look very matte and one dimential on me. So this primer adds some depth to my face that ColorStay tends to take away. Great stuff that I WILL be repurchasing!
Also, for reference with many more uses (30+) of this I'm still experiencing zero issues with clogged pores or breakouts from this product. It plays very nicely with my clog-prone skin :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Having oily skin, I need to watch how much of this stuff I use. I don't use it as a primer, because it's definitely too liquidy for a primer for my oily skin. The shimmer adds a healthy glow to my skin, and it's packaged in a cute bottle. I bought this about a month or so ago at Ulta for about $2.50, so it was a good deal saying as I had a $2 off coupon. I got it for .50 cents. Win. :D I'm glad I didn't pay all $13 for it cuz it's not worth it in my opinion. :/ But I use it to highlight, too. Another thing I realized was when I shook the bottle, it came out clear with little glints of shimmer. Not white. Just... clear. So don't shake it. :)
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I hate to give a review based on just ONE use of a product, but this was so bad for me that I'm forced to. I bought a tube on Saturday, thinking I was treating myself to a reasonably-priced illuminating liquid, as I'm new to these. Anyhow, I mixed just a little drop with my foundation and applied. Instant itch! To give it a chance, I even waited almost an hour, to see if it would subside. No go - still itchy! So I washed all of this off, and re-applied my makeup the way I usually do. My skin instantly felt better WITHOUT this awful stuff on it. Beware, sensitive-skinned folks - this might not be the product for you. Another bad thing about it is that since it's white, it cooled down my foundation, even with the TINY bit added to it, and I didn't like the slightly greasy, pale look that this gave me. It emphasized pores too. I should have known better with L'Oreal with gimmicky products. Maybe for some very fair, non-sensitive-skinned people this would work, but for medium and up, and reactive, no. Sorry to have to write this review!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This was a tough one for me. I am always looking for face products that will add a little glow without being dewy or extremely luminous. I like the satiny lit from within look. Not too matte but not dewy. Right in the middle. I thought this might be a product for me since I could wear it under my foundation. I thought the idea was perfect. The execution was not so perfect. Under foundation I saw no difference. It did nothing under my foundation. Over my foundation it was overly luminous. On bare skin it looks greasy. I tried mixing a little with 2 different foundations and it turned them into oily feeling messy non blending streaky bad. I loooooved the little bottle though. I washed it out and reused it for a foundation that didn't come with a pump. It took a lot to get the oily residue out of the bottle. Even if this product had worked for me, I think it was overpriced. You really don't get much for $11