Goodbye To A Great: L’Oreal Lucent Magique Foundation

Some days are good, some days are bad, and some days are semi-good with overtones of suckiness. Today was that weird blend of sucky and good. There’s never really an explanation for those sorts of things… they just happen. I can’t wait for another day to come and erase this one, but (again for reasons unknown) these are usually the days that stick with you no matter how hard you try to shake ’em off.

At least life’s always interesting, eh?

P1190124Do you know what else is “interesting” (i.e. an absolute mystery)? Awesome products being discontinued.

When I reviewed the L’Oreal Lucent Magique foundation in the past, my feelings toward it were pretty lukewarm. I explained that it made an excellent summer foundation, but it was so-so at other points in the year. Well, I was wrong. At the time I only had G7 (my summer shade) and the moment I got my hands on G4 (next shade lighter), I was happy as could be. This foundation is lightweight, luminous, and photographs well despite having an SPF of 24. AND NOW THEY’RE DISCONTINUING IT.

Ugh. I don’t think Lucent Magique was ever as wildly popular as Mat Magique is now… and I blame everyone who is obsessed with matte skin for this travesty.

If you are a fellow fan of this foundation, you can get the remaining stock at 50% off (around 400 Php). I got myself another G7 and will probably be buying G4 again when I come across it.

A Long-Overdue Review: L’Oreal’s Lucent Magique Foundation

It’s interesting how foundation preferences can change throughout the year. This Lucent Magique foundation was my go-to and absolute fave during the summer months, and I even used it often enough to finish up a whole bottle. Yup, I’m on my second one of these! I like it that much. If I had reviewed it at the height of summer, I would have gone on a rambling rave about how amazing it is–how it makes my skin glow, enhances a tan, and wears excellently. Right now though, with the weather cooling down and my skin losing its tan, It’s still really nice but I’m not feeling it as much as I did before.
LLM2I’m thinking it may be because I don’t have a tan anymore (i.e. I’m still dark but there’s less warmth in my skin). The shade I have is G7 (golden undertone) and it’s the darkest in the range. It’s now a little too orangey on my skin, so maybe I need to try the next lighter shade, G4. I would totally go out and buy it, if not for my makeup ban. And I suppose it’s just as well, because I’ve been very happy using my Clinique CC Cream on a daily basis. I also think I may not like it as much lately because the finish of the Lucent Magique foundation really is more summery. What I look for these days is a demi-matte finish, not a glowing beach-y sheen (gorgeous in its own time and place).

But anyway, allow me to tell you a little bit about this foundation. It might not be for me at the moment, but it is probably still a great bet for people with dry skin. Here’s why:
LLM4The L’Oreal Lucent Magique Light-Infusing foundation (845.00 Php) creates a glow like no other foundation that I’ver ever tried before.

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