Thursday, 29 May 2014

L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer.

A couple of days ago you may remember I did a little post called Make Up Bag Newbies and in it I mentioned that I'd bought this little primer. So, obviously I wanted to come back and review it for you guys, and after almost a week of testing I'm ready to give you my thoughts. 

The L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer  first attracted me due to its gorgeous sleek packaging! If ever there was a prettier bottle for a primer then this is it! I'm such a sucker for something that looks girly and expensive and those are two words which definitely apply to this product. The rose gold and pearly white just look so pretty together. So now that I have that out of my system lets move onto the actual product. The product description states: 'L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer provides a light enriching base which illuminates the skin.' I do have to say that I agree with this and it did seem to give my cheekbones and forehead a lovely luminous glow, which isn't normally possible for my dehydrated (yet ridiculously oily in parts) skin. I've tried other primers, which claimed to do similar things such as the Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer, which although not disastrous was ever so slightly disappointing, and didn't give my skin anywhere near as much luminosity as I wanted. This one, however, is of a much thicker consistency and seems to really smooth out imperfections and sinks into the skin rather than sliding around on the face. I think it looks lovely and subtle under matte foundations for a natural dewy finish, and it hasn't made me break out yet, which is always a good sign!I also like the fact that it is travel friendly and comes with a pump, which is nice and hygienic for those clean freaks out there. 

My only problem with this is that there isn't much product. For around ten pounds you only get 20ml, which isn't very much at all, and if you plan on using this every day it won't last very long. However, you are still saving money as some of the higher end primers come in at around the £30 mark. I'd also say that this primer doesn't prevent you from becoming oily so you should use a powder or a setting spray along with it in order to prevent your whole face sliding towards your chin (it happens!). Since the primer doesn't claim to mattify or prolong make up wear I think this is a sin I can quite happily forgive. This is probably best suited to dry or dull skin or even mixed in with a matte foundation to create a perfect base. I did try using this as a highlighter along my brow bone, but I think the consistency was a little too thick, and it didn't last all that long. This one is definitely meant to be used as a 'primer'.

Overall, this is a lovely product with beautiful travel friendly packaging, and a lovely result. I'd say that the quality of this is up there with some of the more expensive radiance boosting primers, so I'm really quite impressed; can't wait to take this on holiday with me! I don't own many L'oreal face products so its been great to try something, and this definitely won't be the last! 

Have any of you ever tried this primer? What were you thoughts?



  1. I remember buying this years ago when I first got into make up, I ended up looking like a disco ball lol. Now I have more experience, I too love it x

    1. Hahaha in the beauty world 'less is more' is usually something to live by :) xxxxxx

  2. Great review, I also love this primer but only for short periods like going out for dinner or something. I found that it didn't last very long and didn't keep my makeup put all day (I'm also an oily girl) even with powder & setting spray. But it does give off a beautiful sheen under my makeup & that packaging is super pretty (also a sucker for pretty packaging).

    Nicole xo


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