Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Few Swatches of L'Oreal MagicSmooth Souffle Makeup!

Natalie Thursday, March 31, 2011
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While flipping through April's issue of Vogue, I was stopped at page 142 by a lovely postcard advertisement of L'Oreal MagicSmooth Souffle Foundation. Included is three different shades of the foundation (light, medium and dark), as well as a sample of L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base Face Primer AND a $2 coupon for any L'Oreal Studio Secrets Pro Face Product (including MagicSmooth Souffle). So, I figured this was a "swatching" opportunity to show you these shades in case you're interested.

MagicSmooth Souffle is available in 12 shades. The (3) shades available in the magazine, are Classic Ivory (2nd lightest shade), Nude Beige (2 shades darker than Classic Ivory) and Sun Beige (1 shade before the darkest shade).

From left to right: Classic Ivory, Nude Beige, Sun Beige.
Swatches
As you can see from the swatches none of these shades run yellow. Classic Ivory is pink toned, Nude Beige & Sun Beige are neutral/peach.

Here are the shades in comparison to a warm foundation with a yellow undertone. I swatched MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC30.

If you would like to read my experience with testing this product, you can check out my January post by clicking here! I never ended up purchasing this foundation as I realized I really don't like mousse foundations. They may feel luxurious on my fingers, but on my face.. not so much. I did test Nude Beige on my nose (over my foundation) and it actually looked very nice. It seemed to "blur" my pores a bit and add a little extra coverage. I would be interested in using this foundation with a large powder brush and swirling it over my foundation. But, that can either have a great or absolutely terrible result. Great- It may make my skin look extra airbrushed, as is "blurs" the pores. Terrible- it may make my skin look blotchy, cakey or dull. Overall, I'm not jumping to try this foundation anytime soon, unless I score an amazing deal on it. 

Have you tried this foundation? What do/did you think of it?

Also, if you know your shade in this foundation and your MAC shade (or any other foundation), post it in my comments! It may be of help to someone.

11 comments :

  1. i actually really want to try this but i was trying to wait for a sale and next week at rite aid this foundation is $4 off! haha i love that they're not yellow undertones!

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  2. I really wanted to try this foundation but I, too, realized that none of the shades had any yellow undertones.

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  3. I got the little samples too in Flare magazine I think it was. The texture reminds of the maybelline dream mousse.

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  4. I use this foundation quite often(I switch back and fourth).....but I do have to make sure that my skin is very well exfoliated before I put out on..other wise it doesn't look so good

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  6. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

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  7. I love this foundation. It definetly gives me the coverage I need and looks amazing on me and my two sisters. The only problem I encountered was the color selection they offer. When I first bought this product I was classic tan. That's the color I'm generally sporting during fall and winter. However during spring and summer I tend to become darker. There is no shade past classic tan. So I've now had to find a altogether different type of foundation for summer.

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  8. I think foundations are a very important cosmetic product for our skin.It shouls be chosen very wisely according to our skin colour.

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  9. Perfectly written I loved the beautiful glow my skin had even without makeup,much useful this one is great thanks keep sharing..

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  10. The Loreal magic smooth is a wonderful product. Thanks for sharing all about it
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  11. A few swatches of loreal magic smooth is excellent. justbtry the product once

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