Sunday, March 2, 2014

Review: L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer




I first saw this product while watching a certain famous New Zealand YT's channel and saw what an amazing glow it gave her. I couldn't see what product it was as it wasn't listed so I ended up subscribing and bam! Next video it was the main star! I picked it up the next time I was at Ulta and immediately went home and tried it on.

Product Info:
L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer
0.68floz/20ml

Where to get it:
Target: 8.27
Walmart: 10.97
Ulta: 12.99
Walgreen: 12.49


Description:
"Every look should start with a flawless canvas. L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional 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 supple, dewy look, mix it with your foundation for an all-over radiant finish or dab it on key areas as a highlighter."

Claims:
-Smooths out texture of skin
-Creates dewy look
-Universal color
-Blends seamlessly into skin
-Helps create natural looking skin

Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Bis PEG/PPG 14/14 Dimethicone, PEG 10 Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Nylon 12, May Contain (+/-), Bismuth Oxchloride (CI 77163)


Packaging:
It comes in a thick metalic silvery bottle with a simple cap on top of a rose/gold pump. The pump does tend to squirt out quite a bit at a time, so do be careful with that. I am thankful for the thicker plastic as I tend to drop things constantly, but on the flip side it's so thick you can never see how much is left until you're out.


Swatch:
The product itself does come out super fast and is about the same consistency as water, so do be a bit weary of how hard you press on the pump. When the primer is first applied it comes out quite white and super shimmery, but give it time! After a few quick moments it tones down to a lovely glow. I've worn it with as well as over foundation and haven't noticed it fading off or my foundation flaking off until I take it off at the end of the night. Kudos for that!


It was so hard to get a photo of the glow!
Scent:
There's a slight plastic smell when the primer is first pumped out but after it's applied to the face the scent does quickly fade off. It's not a long lasting smell nor is it very strong.

Results:
At first when I first applied it I thought my face looked like a shiny disco ball and was immediately regretting my decision, but I hoped it might settle down on glowing while I did my eye makeup...and it did. I almost always let primers sit on my skin while I do the rest of my makeup (unless I'm in a hurry) and I figured I should do the same for this one. After a few minutes of letting it sit, it tones from a near white shimmery effect to a very subtle glow. My foundation does tend to go on a bit better and easier, but it's mostly the dewy effect that I love about it. I use it underneath more matte foundations for a very pretty glow, cut it with a bb cream for super dewy skin, or use it as a highlighter and under eye brightener. My only real complaint is that it often separates so you must shake it for a bit and you also must work fast as it does dry quickly. Again, not a real big deal but when I'm moving super slow and keep getting up to do other things, it does tend to dry streaky which you can't see unless you're wearing it alone. Not huge deal breakers, just me being picky! When you are getting towards the end of the line with this product, it'll start just squirting out alcohol with small bits of highlighter. That is the sign for a new bottle as this product isn't see through in the slightest, so you really don't know how far you've gone through it. I find that to be a bit irritating as this primer is slightly expensive.

Trying to get an angle where you can see the magic!

Excuse the lack of expression :)
Pros:
-Gorgeous highlighter
-Can be used in a variety of ways
-Helps foundation glide on
-Flattering on all skin tones
-Very long lasting while on

Cons:
-Expensive
-Tends to separate
-Dries super fast
-Never sure how much is left
-Went through a bottle in less than three weeks



Rating: 5/10
I should start off by saying I absolutely LOVE this primer, but I am super bummed at how quickly I went through it. It did work wonderfully and was absolutely gorgeous on the face but using it a handful of times and it's already empty is kind of big ding against it. I'm will not repurchase as there are other highlighting primers that do a better job than this one for half the price.