Thursday, August 30, 2012

BEAUTY DEBUNKED: L'Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

CLAIM: Blends seamlessly into skin
TRUTH:  "At first I liked how it felt on my skin, but I went to get my concealer and mineral powder, and when I came back to the mirror, the primer had already settled into the fine lines under my eyes!" by allierose

CLAIM: Boosts skin liveliness and luminosity
TRUTH: "It helps my skin tone to appear brighter, smoother, healthier, and helps diminish the appearance of shadows that impending age causes." by kandrews580

CLAIM: Texture is smoothed and toned for a natural-looking complexion
TRUTH: "The glow it gives is very refined. Think of Burberry skin... Very natural, but it can be built up. There is absolutely no shimmer or glitter in it, just a luminosity that blends into your skin." by staciarose22

CLAIM: Can be used alone as a highlighter on key areas or mixed with your foundation for an all over radiant finish
TRUTH: You can highlight your cheeks, nose, and each side of the line of your cheeks to create a sculpting effect, but mostly I mix it with a foundation, to create a more luminous effect, which it does beautifully! It's luminous enough to create that dewy-glowy look! Love it!" by alexxana7

CLAIM: Universal shade suitable for all skin types and tones
TRUTH: "The truth is, it's simply TOO PIGMENTED to be a highlighter, or even a primer, for that matter. It just shows up as a stark white on my NC35 skintone (subtly shimmery). It might be great for those of you with fair skin, but if you have medium skin or darker, forget it." by AntiqueGlitter 

* review quotes from,, and


  1. I'm curious to see how this product would look on my very fair skin!

  2. I'd like to try it... I heard the magic lumi range is pretty good, in general.

  3. Interesting post, I hate when they say 'universal shade' that means it's going to be too dark for me and they haven't bothered to formulate one that will work for me. Lovely blog x

  4. I would really like to try this product :D
    Wanna follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

  5. 3 out of 5 is pretty good for me. i'd love to check this out. :)

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  6. Nice post and blog!
    Wanna follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

  7. love this product and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  8. I bought it and don't know why.
    I can't even notice that on my very fair skin.
    It was an impulse buy.


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