L'Oreal • Magic Lumi - Light Infusing Primer • Primer/ Corrector
|Would buy this product again.||69%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is a dupe of Lancome Eclat Miracle highlighter everyone very the best of the best highlighter and Lancome is owned by L'oreal I thought I'd share since its worth buying as a highlighter. Apply it to your high point of your face cheek bone bridge of nose brow boner bow of your lip and in the centre of your bottom lip.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I also use this more as a highlighter than a primer. I tried as a primer and it really doesn't do anything to smooth your skin or make your makeup last longer. I really didn't see much of a diff in providing a glowy effect either. However, it works beautifully as a highlighter and I find it blends alot easier than Benefits liquid highlighter. I use on my cheekbones and bridge of nose and even under my eyes on somedays.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Straight Eyes: Blue
I didn't like this primer at all. While it sounded promising it didn't deliver - well, it make me look a bit more luminous but it barely primed. I found myself having to use my normal primer as well to make up for it. I even went as far as mixing it with my True Match foundation but it didn't look any different, nor any better in my opinion. Quite disappointing as I really wanted to like this primer.
The primer also made me break out - big time. I used it for two days in a row and my face threw a hissy fit what with all the new zits popping up. Not fun at all, and as it was the only new product in my make up regime I blame this primer. These days, if I use it, I use it around my eyes as it's the only place I can safely use it on and I figure it might help brighten up the dark circles underneath my eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I wear this product as follows: after applying my foundation as usual, I swipe just a smidge of this over the tops of my cheeks, eyebrows, and top of my lip. Then I lightly powder (I avoid heavy powder generally.) I also rub a nice bit into my collarbone and neck, as I always feel that no matter how much I moisturize, my very fair skin always looks dull.
I feel like I do look more luminous and it does deflect the light. I think this works best for people who are fair and have a dull complexion that needs brightening. I also think it lasts pretty well for the money. The price, in my opinion, is quite cheap, so I will definitely buy again in the future. I'm a big L'oreal fan, and feel like they have some of the best products on the market as far as drugstore brands are concerned.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I debated on buying this for a long time. Over a few months I managed to first buy the concealer, then the foundation, and now the Lumi primer. I had a coupon, so I guess I can justify my purchase. I already use a fantastic highlighting lotion, but when I saw this being used on the runway models at fashion week I had to buy it. It can be used under or over foundation before powdering, and it's meant to give a very dewy (not greasy) look. I have dry skin most of the year, so it's never going to be too shiny on my skin. I do like that the pump can be controlled and you don't get a huge amount of product every time. The glow it gives is very refined. Think of Burberry skin... Very natural, but it can be built up. There is absolutely no shimmer or glitter in it, just a luminosity that blends into your skin. It also makes my skin feel softer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like it but I don't love it. It makes the surface of your skin feel pearl-like. Very smooth. It blurs some discoloration and imperfection but it's not dramatic. The packaging is nice, I like that it's pump. I do like to see through the containers of my cosmetics to see how much is in there. But the pump is good because there's no dipping.
My very oily skin peeks through in no time though. Nothing can contain it.
I don't like it enough to repurchase, but I like it enough to finish wha tI have.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this so much that I never put foundation on without it. I mix a VERY small amount (1/8th of pea size) with my foundation, Lancome Teint Miracle, and pat it all on with my fingers. With this product and technique, I find that my face looks more luminous - which I love! You have to be careful not to use too much, lest you want to look like a pearl. If I accidentally pump out too much, I'll use half in my foundation and the other half as a highlighter. I will buy this as long as they make it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this product for highlight more than anything else. As a face primer, I would only use for weekends or date nights. It doesn't last as long as my other favs. I think by the sixth hour, my makeup is almost gone and by 8th hour, it's completely gone.
But, as a highlight, this is one of the best I've tried. I will repurchase for that purchase alone.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I had high hopes for this product. I thought this was goin to give me a nice dewy glow to my dry skin. Wrong! It basically did nothing at all. The only thing it did was that it made my foundation go on a little smoother, das all, no luminizing effects or a nice dewy finish. I don not recommend for those with dry skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I liked this better than the Eyeko Highlighter Cream I tried. It gave me a dewy look that was positively radiant. My husband thought I looked more tan. Which is incorrect, but more radiant glowy for sure. Def would buy again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
This is a primer + highlighter all in one. It has a golden candle light dim to it that appears iridescent on skin; truly giving a youthful glowy complexion. Right now I'm using a dewy foundation, highlighter, Lorac all over in spot light beige & skindinavia bridal setting spray to get the same look I can get with this stuff under a single matte powder/foundation. I enjoy going through all the steps of my summer routine so don't mind but this will be an asset during the winter months, my secret all in ONE weapon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This stuff is amaaaazing. It was first suggested to me by an MUAer who read a review I had submitted for Revlon's Whipped Creme Foundation, in which I stated that I liked the product but I thought it left my skin looking a bit dull or flat. She recommended this product to me as a means to correct that problem. I finally got around to purchasing it and I am so impressed. I tend to shy away from primers because they've never really done much for me. They don't make my makeup last longer, don't cover pores, etc. I don't know why that is. I did hear of this when it first came out but I figured that "luminous" equaled "shiny/greasy/oily/" etc. and would only make my makeup look worse. I was so wrong. Since other primers I've used didn't do much to, well... prime, I can't say whether or not this does the typical things a primer does. But I *can* say that it gives my face a beautiful, subtle and natural-looking glow! It's not *at all* shiny or greasy or even dewey-looking. So far I've worn it under my Revlon CS liquid foundation and it allows the finish to remain matte, but with this amazing glow to it. It in no way changed the finish or lasting power of the foundation (meaning it didn't make it wear off any quicker). The first day I wore it I ended up having a really busy day and every time I'd look in the mirror to check my makeup I noticed what a nice glow I had, but I couldn't figure out what it was from! I actually forgot I had used it because it was so new to my routine. I finally stopped and thought about whether I had used anything new or not and I remembered! So I noticed the awesome difference in my skin without "searching" for it, like I sometimes do with new products. I've also applied it after my foundation on certain areas that I want to add a subtle highlight to and it's great for that as well! The product dries into skin very quickly and after that, you don't even know it's there. The bottle it comes in is very practical and attractive, appropriately sized, and comes with a pump. The price is very reasonable at around $12. I couldn't ask for more and will definitely repurchase. I really don't think there's another primer out there like it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is marketed as a primer that can be used to provide a luminous finish to foundation. I like to use this as a primer as well as a highlighter. Both uses provide a subtle look, just a dewy, glowy look above or under foundation. When you first pump out the product, it is a pearly white color, and when you blend it out, it appears very subtle and natural. I bought this at Wal-Mart for 12.99, which I think is a bit much for a drugstore product. Also, for me it didn't prolong the wear of foundation, but it isn't claiming to.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I mix this with my primary primer (Monistat Chafing Powder Gel), and get FANTASTIC results. It brightens up my face, making my skin look healthier and giving me a younger looking skin tone! I initially got it to brighten up underneath my eyes--however, it is not a concealer. It "deflects" attention back up to my eyes, not the newly arriving wrinkles and creases I am starting to accumulate. Because it is a primer and not a concealer, it doesn't settle in my creases nearly as bad. It helps my skin tone to appear brighter, smoother, healthier, and helps diminish the appearance of shadows that impending age causes. After applying all my make-up, I get a little bit on my finger tips and dot it around my eyes and on the top part of my cheek bone, and a little between my eyes. If I think I need a little more "reflection" that day, I will apply a small amount to the outside corners of my eyes and a dot or two above my eye brows. A little used like this goes A LONG way, so easy does it!!! I have discovered that as skin ages, it tends to loose that rosy glow--this helps give that look back! Aging skin needs reflectors to brighten up the tone, this does a GREAT job!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this primer. Before my makeup routine, I would only use my olay active hydrating cream as my moisturizer/primer. This product is amazing!!! It gives your face an amazing glow that doesn't look too shimmery or dramatic. I apply this mainly to my highlight areas - tops of cheekbones, down my nose, above brows, cupids bow and on my chin. I avoid the area between my brows mainly because I get super oily right there. Then i apply my foundation after this. The Formula is a bit runny but the pump is awesome because you have control over how much product comes out. First time using it, I was afraid it was going to be too white/shimmery for my skintone but it blended nicely. Def would repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I doubt I'll need to repurchase this as I only use a tiny bit at a time, a little goes a long way although it doesn't seem to 'show up' straight away... it is a complete dupe for lancome's eclat miracle and is a fraction of the price. so lovely and you can use it for a subtle highlight like I do (as my skin tends to get naturally dewy throughout the day) on my cheekbones under a thin layer of foundation, or you can mix some in with your foundation for an all over glow if you have dry skin. For me, a little goes a very long way and I love that there's a pump so you don't waste product. I rarely use any sort of highlighter but wanted a little bit of a glow on my cheekbones as part of a 'no makeup makeup' look (see lisa eldridge's tutorial!) and it really is a good product for that. Not sure if you want to use it as a primer if you're oily but it's a really nice highlighter for the places you want to emphasise. Highly recommend!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I've been absolutely obsessed with highlighters lately, so I bought this primer...and I'm not very happy.
As a foundation primer, this thing sucks. It's pigmented, so it goes on white, not sheer like primers are supposed to be--which isn't good if you want to layer this under a tinted moisturizer or light coverage foundation. But luckily I wore it underneath my MUFE HD Foundation (which is opaque), so the white didn't show through.
I always wear my foundation for at least 8-9 hours, and this primer didn't extend the wear at all. In fact, it did nothing.
So I tried it as a spot highlighter, which L'Oreal also recommends that this primer is good for. But the truth is, it's simply TOO PIGMENTED to be a highlighter, or even a primer, for that matter. It just shows up as a stark white on my NC35 skintone (subtly shimmery). It might be great for those of you with fair skin, but if you have medium skin or darker, forget it.
I haven't tried it mixed in with foundation, which is another L'Oreal recommendation, but I'm not going to for fear that it's going to make my foundation turn way too light.
The only upside of this primer, I suppose, is its packaging. The pump allows you to pump out a precise amount of product--which is useful, because a little goes a long way with this stuff, considering how runny it is. I also like how it's thin and sleek, making easy to hold and carry around without taking up much room or fuss.
The price, on the other hand, is pretty steep for a drugstore product, at $13.
Would I repurchase? No.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am in two minds about this product, the first few uses were great: holds your makeup in place for hours and gives you a gorgeous glow... but then I met my friend for lunch and within 5 minutes of our chat she hits out with "I'm sorry but what is going on with your skin, you look like a disco ball or a poor extra from twilight" (this girl is like a sister and one of the few people who can get away with saying this)...and so ends my love affair with this product. I might use it sparingly during the winter months when my skin is duller but unfortunately for summer it is a big no
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Black
Absolutely the best for the money! I've tried expensive primers, inexpensive primers and anything in between.... This is a must have! I have stopped using foundation and only use loose powder over this primer. I'm on my third bottle. I can't imagine my face without it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I was pleasantly surprised by this product! It seems to give my makeup a more even finish and my skin a natural, glowy appearance. Since I hadn't found a primer that worked for me, I was happy that my makeup lasted a few more hours than usual as well. I think there are probably better primers out there but I will continue to use this until I find one.
The packaging is great - pump applicator dispenses an appropriate amount of product and it is very easy to store.