L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

3.9

198 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)


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

***I posted this review before applying the primer without cleansing my face. Scroll down to see the results after cleansing my face.***

This primer definitely gives your skin a glow, but that's pretty much it. It doesn't minimize the appearance of pores, hydrate, or make your foundation last longer. The spaces on either side of my face between my nose and cheeks still had some texture to it. Also, my skin was still flaky on my t-zone, and within 4 hours or so, my foundation felt like it was slightly melting off my face and loosening up. My skin had no reaction to it, but I don't have sensitive skin so if you do, i couldn't make you 100% sure yours won't. I did enjoy the smell of it though, but I think primers and foundation smells good anywho. The primer is more liquidy than i anticipated; it instantly started running down my fingers before applying. So if you're looking for luminosity, i would recommend this product (a pump of this mixed in with your foundation gives a more intense glow). But if you don't mind being high-maintenance when doing your makeup, go in with a smoothing/hydrating primer along with this one. I don't think I will purchase this again, very limited amount of results for $10.


Okay, after washing my face, I applied this with the Loreal true match lumi foundation. I loved it. Simply put. I smoothed this on all over my face (actually easier to apply after face washing) and it made my foundation glide on a little bit easier. I didn't have a problem with my foundation looking like I just smeared it on (before you could see the brush stokes in my foundation). Also made my foundation last twice as long (very close to 8 hour wear). As before, using this primer without washing my face made it last around 4-5 hrs. So, lesson learned. Wash your face before applying makeup, kids. This will clear your face of oils and dead skin, giving your makeup a smooth surface to sit on.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I don't like this stuff at all. I have combination skin (oily t-zone, dry patches), and was saddened to see that this primer did nothing to help my dry patches. As a result, my foundation cakes onto my dry patches as though I didn't use anything at all.

Yes, this stuff adds a slightly glow to your skin, so those wanting to mix it with a foundation/put it on top of foundation might have better luck. But if you are just looking for a primer, skip this one and get a primer that will actually do its job.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This primer has to be my favourite drugstore product of all time, it is absolutely incredibly. For reference, I have combination skin- it is oily with dry patches which can make skin care and makeup challenging. I've been using this product since the L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation was released, and while I wasn't impressed with the foundation in this line, this primer proved to be even more amazing than I initially thought when I started using it under my high end foundations. The primer is a cool white tone, and has more of a runny consistency in comparison with most primers I've tried. The "lumi" part comes from the iridescence in the primer, this primer is NOT shimmery or glittery. The primer is quite siliconey which makes it an excellent choice for people like me who have texture issues (I'm looking at you, dry skin and acne scars!!) by filling in and smoothing over problem areas. The product only comes with 20mL for $19.99 CAD so at $1/mL from the drugstore it is quite expensive but worth every penny because I only have to buy it twice a year. What makes this primer so amazing is it's ability to keep the skin looking fresh, alive, and radiant while also prolonging the wear time of any foundation you are wearing. It also greatly enhances the performance of foundations that I both love and extremely dislike. The L'Oreal True Match Lumi foundation is a trainwreck for me, but with this primer I can get through a day without feeling like a patchy oil-slick, and with my Chanel Perfection Lumière foundation, the primer ads a bit more luminosity so I don't look so flat, and helps the foundation wear off much more evenly as the day progresses. Maybe TMI but I had the stomach flu a week ago and was sick 4 times that day but wearing this primer along with foundation, my skin still looked pretty flawless which speaks greatly to the performance of a product! I love this and highly recommend it to anyone. I think if it can work with skin that is both oily, and dry that it should perform well for everyone.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I love to mix this with foundations like revlon cs when I want to make the foundation feel a bit lighter on the skin and less matte but I feel that the staying power is not compromised. Gives a lovely finish to the skin. Good value to the money!

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Good illuminate. Best result if tapped on top.. Light glow under makeup.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

I like this primer quite a bit. It packs a serious luminizing punch. It's not glittery in any way, it's a pearlescent shimmer that gives the skin a very dewy glow. On its own it's too much, but when used under foundation it creates a very "inner glow" type of illumination that is very pretty and natural looking. It also leaves the skin feeling very moisturized. I'm susceptible to breakouts and clogged pores and this primer has never broken me out.

It's a bit runnier than your average primer. It feels more along the lines of a moisturizing serum than a gel primer, or like a Temptu liquid highlighter. It does have a very slight silicone feel while applying, but it is far less than a lot of primers I've tried. For this reason, it's good for those with combo or dry skin. Even in my oily areas I don't find that this causes any more oil production than I already have, but those with extremely oily skin might not find this primer comfortable, especially in conjunction with the amount of illuminizing properties.

As far as extending wear of foundation, I find that it really differs depending on the brand, and type (cream, liquid, powder etc). I've found it works better with some more than others, but the one common denominator is that it allows for a smooth foundation application process. Foundation seems to glide on like butter with this primer, but it also calls for some more time in blending. I typically give this primer about 10 minutes to set on my skin before applying foundation. I find that this really helps application and allows for the primer to reach its full potential on the skin. Applying foundation while this primer is still wet or tacky, creates a bit of smearing ime.
This is truly a primer in that it primes your skin for makeup application rather than a primer that is intended to prolong the wear of foundation. It does, but minimally.

You don't need much with this primer, as a little goes a long way. Thankfully the pump (yesssss!!!) allows for a lot of control when dispensing (thank you L'Oreal). The size might seem small for the price, but, you get a lot of uses out of it because of how little is truly needed. I've bought it twice and each tube is good for about 4 months of daily use. I don't use it every day, so it lasts longer.

I've tried and owned a lot of primers that claim to "illuminate" and I've really never felt that they produced much in the way of results, but this primer is completely different. It retains its illuminizing properties under foundation without making you look like you're wearing highlighter. For a DS primer this stuff is pretty darn good, and I recommend trying it out if you're in the market for an "inner glow".


6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have the version of this that is sold in Asia, which is a tube and not a pump. EVERYONE, BE THANKFUL FOR THE PUMP, because the tube is a heck of a mess. Because it's so very "oily", this primer just flows out of the tube when you open it, and closing it makes the whole package messy - it doesn't matter if I have cleaned it before, when I close it (and I don't even squeeze the tube) it will still well out and... Yeah, big no on that one.

Other than that, I can't say I've experienced too many bad things with it as I've never had a primer before and don't know what to expect, but I can at least tell you guys that this is NOT a primer in the sense that it will make your makeup look better on/stay on longer. In that sense it won't do anything. However, mix it with your liquid foundation and you will get a nice, dewy look to your face. It really works well as a highlighter.

May not repurchase this again, but interesting to try out.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really good primer, it is so far the best drug store primer I have tried. It gives me the glow on my face.
It feels so nice and smooth.
I love the packaging. The pump is nice, and it is so small very good for traveling.
Price is expensive, but it is good product. It is very close to the high end product.
I will buy it again

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

reminds me of chanel primer I used to buy but not quite as special. can't afford the chanel right now so , for me, this is as close to a replacement as I have found! makes foundation look better and like others have mentioned it really does give a subtle glow. (a little goes a long way) buy it if your on the fence, it's good.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This literally did NOTHING for me. I put on so much of it and did not see one lick of a difference. Waste of money!!!!!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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