This is a very good foundation so I was a bit surprised at not very favourable reviews of this but then I looked at the age of users and I think it explains why this product would NOT be much liked by a certain demographic.
I am over 35 now, I need a foundation that will just even out the tone without any trace of cakeyness, will last reasonably long throughout the day and will not make me look older or more tired than I already am and is IMPERCEIVABLE - and that product is exactly that!
I am about to take it off my face after 8 hours wear so I can give a honest review after I rekindled my passion for it and I am half a bottle (or rather 2) down.
I've used more expensive counterparts in the lightweight, evaporating oil foundation category from the L'Oreal Group (so Armani, Lancome, YSL) and also from Chanel. This foundation is not much different from them, I would even dare to say it is very similar.
The only gripe I have here is that I need to mix two colours to get my own tone and that the colours are all very pink based (which I did not have to do with any of the above or Dior's foundations, fyi I am 020/20 in Dior & Chanel, BD40 in YSL - all quite yellow based) - so I am mixing 100 Porcelain with a darker but also more pinkish/peachy 110 Ivoire Dore. A bit of a faff, but it is ok, giving the quality vs price.
It works perfectly over my current sunscreen (the foundation has spf 18 but I never trust my makeup with my sun protection as I use so little) which I cannot say about 3 times more expensive YSL Encre de Peau. No pilling, just a very smooth application over a double layer of sunscreen (and I always double layer my sunscreens!).
It has alcohol like all of the above but I did not see any drying effect on my skin, no blocked pores either. I have not detected any fragrance (unlike Chanel) apart from a very delicate whiff of alcohol. I did not have any reaction to the alcohol either.
I love that I can apply it with my fingers and that the bottle does not get messy (hello YSL) plus the bottle, albeit made of glass so not perfect for travelling (if I need to take that kind of foundation to travel with me I'll pack Chanel's Perfection Lumber Velvet) is small, elegant and with it's frosty glass finish, dare I say, quite expensive looking.
Then is the look on the skin - as this is what I and others see on my face rather than the name of the brand - people cannot see that one is wearing a Dior foundation - all we care about that it goes on smoothly, does not gather in pores on my nose, has a sheer coverage, is undetectable on the skin.
I like setting it in the middle of my face with some loose powder but I would still need to blot 3-4 hours later on my t-zone. Luckily it does not rub off, it still stays pretty much the same on my skin. Mind you - I have a reasonably greasy sunscreen on my face underneath the foundation so I would say it keeps shine at bay for quite a long time and does not look dry and cakey right at the beginning (only Chanel looks so good right from the start, this is 1/3 price of Chanel...), just after application, which I hate.
It is a very sheer coverage indeed. It is also weightless, I do not feel it on my face at all. It does not gather in any lines or as I've already mentioned does not go into pores.
If you are into full coverage, even-out-everything-so-that-I-have-to-sculpt-my-face-from-scratch foundation try a similar Marc Jacobs foundation (the one with a pipette applicator, will make you look flat like a pancake but any concealing afterwards will be redundant) but I like to use a minimal amount of makeup just to enhance and improve a little not mask my skin completely, as that looks simply awful when you are older.
So to recap - with Nude Magique you'll need a concealer but any L'Oreal concealer (especially the brush-with-a-pen ones) will be fine. This foundation also looks good as the hours go by and the oils from my own skin/sunscreen melt with it. It looks like my own skin, only in an improved version.
I got exactly the same results from much more expensive brands so if L'Oreal colour selection (especially if you are yellow/olive tone) works for you - go and get it.