L'Oreal foundations really excite me, they are so great and definitely one of the best from the drugstore. When the Nude Magique Cushion Foundation launched there was so much hype and I had to pick it up for myself to see whether or not it was worth it, and I love it! I was expecting a high coverage finish, as I haven't tried a cushion foundation before, but it's the complete opposite, it's perfect for spring and summer so I'm pleasantly surprised.
The packaging is quite a bulky compact which comes with a little sponge, a mirror, as well as the little flap which stops the product from drying out. I do like the packaging though, it doesn't look or feel cheap and I love the purple tones! If you've never seen or heard of a cushion foundation, the idea is that the product is soaked in a cushion, then when you press down with either a brush or sponge the product applies evenly on the applicator. As I said earlier, I expected a lot more product to come out on my brush, but actually it's very easy to build and is initially quite sheer.
Formula wise, it's beautiful, I love how buildable it is and it's great for the warmer months as it has an SPF of 25! I use a flat top brush and I find it great for leaving a flawless and natural finish. It's a light-meduim coverage on first application, but can be built up to a medium coverage. One thing I've found with this is that no matter how many layers you put on, it will still look good and not cakey at all, it's amazing! I have the shade Golden Beige 07 which is a great match for me and I love the that it feels and looks like skin. I have dry skin and it sits beautifully without encasing any flaky patches, if you have oily skin I would definitely set it with a powder as it may look oily throughout the day.
Overall I'm so happy I picked this up, at £14.99 it's not the cheapest from the drugstore but it's a great buy. I love the formula, I can't believe how lightweight it is, it feels like tinted moisturiser honestly, I'm so impressed! If you want a new base for the summer this is one I would highly recommend checking out.