If you’ve been dying to try Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation but couldn’t bring yourself to spend $62.00 on foundation, you’re in luck! L’Oreal’s new Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup is a very similar product, and it only costs $10.99 at Target!
Get the ultimate un-makeup look with Magic Nude Liquid Powder Bare Skin Perfecting Makeup with SPF 18. Revolutionary liquid transforms on contact, leaving a soft powder like finish. This foundation is so amazingly lightweight it’s like wearing no makeup at all! Just shake and apply – it’s magic!
Like Maestro, Magic Nude Liquid Powder smells strongly of sunscreen. I’m not really bothered by scent, but I’d steer clear of this product if you are. The packaging is heavy and expensive feeling, but like a lot of drugstore foundations, it doesn’t have a pump. Most of the time I can manage without one, but because this foundation has an extremely runny consistency, it’s easy to pour out way too much and make a mess. A lot of product goes to waste.
It offers light coverage, which isn’t really enough for me. I prefer foundations with at least medium coverage. The finish is matte. I apply with my fingers at L’Oreal’s suggestion.
My major issue with this foundation is how it accentuates and even seems to create dry areas. Magic Nude Liquid Powder manages to look incredibly flakey on my skin (which is actually fairly oily) unless I’ve prepped with intense moisturizer and primer. In my opinion, the finished look isn’t worth the prep time and effort it takes to get smooth and even coverage.
I purchased the lightest of the twelve available shades, 310 Light Ivory, which worked out to be a pretty good match for my skin tone. It’s a little difficult to see in this swatch:
If you’re looking for a drugstore dupe of Maestro, you should try Magic Nude Liquid Powder. You also might like it if you don’t like the way traditional foundations feel on your skin. Personally, I’m not a fan of this foundation because the packaging can get messy and it accentuates dry spots more than any foundation I’ve used before.