I am not a fan of over-mattifying primers (like L’oreal’s magic perfecting base) because of my dry skin but since the new L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer ($12.95) claims to add luminosity while acting as a makeup base, I have to admit I was intrigued. And then I got a sample of this new primer in Allure magazine along with a $2 off coupon so I was excited to test it out.
“Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer is a unique liquid light formula that blends seamlessly into skin to boost its liveliness and luminosity. Texture is smoothed and toned for a natural looking complexion. Use it alone for a supply, dewy look or mix in with foundation for an all over radiant finish or dab it on key areas as a highlighter.”
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer has a very lightweight formula with a thin liquid consistency and absorbs quickly creating a smooth canvas for makeup application. I like that it doesn’t mattify my skin making it look dull, however it does not soften the appearance of my pores. As the directions suggest, I tried using it on my bare skin (without a moisturizer) first to get a glowy-dewy effect . It does give my skin a slight sheen/dewy look, but if applied over a moisturizer (that is a must-have for me) I couldn’t tell any difference. When I used the primer mixed in with my foundation, it helped my makeup last a little longer but didn’t give me a luminous or glowy finish.
Overall, L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer didn’t really work out that well for me. It’s just an Ok product that doesn’t stand out from the rest. If I am going to spend $13 on this primer, I expect better results in terms of adding a healthy glow to my skin.
Have you tried the Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer yet? What do you think?
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