[REDEMPTION FRIDAYS] L’Oreal – Lumi Cushion Foundation

Hi Hi hi!

With the amount of makeup that I have, a lot of times things get shoved to the back of my drawers, much like my L’Oreal Lumi Cushion foundation. When I first used it I honestly wasn’t impressed with the coverage and wear. So has it redeemed itself?

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Original Rating: D+ – great concept, poor coverage, little longevity, non-buildable, extremely sheer, and left me feeling like a big ol grease ball.

Color: I got this particular foundation in W3, which back then was a little too light for me, but it works perfectly now. It’s a warm toned light-medium beige.

What was done differently?: So when I was originally using this product, I used it two different ways.

  1. Using a dense duo-fiber brush
  2. Using the applicator it came with

I saw a video from one of my all time favorite YouTubers, MakeupByTiffanyD, and she used a damp beauty blender. So I decided to give that a try and it was life changing. Using a beauty blender allows you to build the coverage without soaking up too much product. I think the main problem was that the brush soaked up a lot of the foundation, and since it’s a lightweight foundation to begin with, it felt like I was applying nothing to my face.

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Final Rating: B – This grade is based on the foundation’s performance and I am not comparing it to any other foundation!

Why: It is definitely a lightweight foundation that adds some luminosity to your skin. It doesn’t leave you looking completely one dimension like a lot of matte foundations tends to do. My problem with it is it just doesn’t last a long time on my combo-oily skin. At the end of the day I can see it breaking down around my nose (oiliest part of my face) and around my chin. Personally I think it’s great if you’re having a chill day and just need to throw on a little something. However, I don’t use it alone when I have my long work days (full-time office job). It would break down way too much and I need something that can last. Keep in mind if you do invest in it, it is best used with a beautyblender type product.

Have you tried it? What are your thoughts and what would you rate it? This is definitely an improvement from my first impression of it and believe it or not I use it on top of some of my extremely matte foundations to give my skin a more livelier finish. I will continue to use this product, but I don’t see myself repurchasing it once I have used it up.





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