Huge props to drugstore beauty brands for doing a better job at keeping up with the current trends! This makes people like me, who love good quality products at an affordable price, very happy. I had seen the ‘cushion’ foundation at Ulta and Sephora, but I wasn’t really interested until I found out L’Oreal was releasing their own cushion foundation. I was especially excited that this was from their Lumi line, which I really like.
I had seen some of my favorite beauty vloggers use this and it looked amazing! I had been looking for this for a few weeks and had a hard time finding it. That’s the downside to drugstore products, they are so hard to hunt down! Especially the newer products. I finally found this and was so excited to try it. I loved that they had the shades classified and Cool, Neutral and Warm. Keep reading below to see what I thought about this hyped product.
I’m reviewing my current foundations this week, so come back tomorrow for my thoughts on the Maybelline Dream Velvet foundation. I previously reviewed the Revlon Colorstay, L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundations, this week I will focus on the other foundations I use so stay tuned!
Sadly, I think this is a case of ‘It’s not you, it’s me.’ I can definitely see why so many people are loving this, I just don’t think it’s a right fit for my skin type. I have normal skin, but my nose (and occasionally my forehead) get oily. I really like the finish and coverage of this foundation, but it made me soooo oily! Even in places where I’m not oily, like my cheeks and my chin.
I tried using the provided ‘cushion’ to apply this foundation and it was honestly no good. It just placed the foundation on my skin but did nothing to distribute it or blend it. I tried using my buffing brush, which is my preferred method of applying my foundation, and it left a streaky mess. I used a beauty blender and this finally did a good job at applying it evenly.
The coverage was really good, light just like I like it, although it can definitely be built up to provide more coverage. It had a dewy and glowy finish, which is why it belongs to their Lumi collection, ad it just looked really pretty! At first, because after like an hour, my face looked like a shiny greaseball. I tried using different primers, including a mattifying primer, and even tried it without a primer and had no luck.
I’m sad that this one didn’t work for me, but if you have normal or dry skin, I think it will be a great fit for you! Looking back, the vloggers I saw using it do have dry skin. I think this product is really great and an innovation in drugstore beauty products, even if it didn’t work for my skin. I hope they add more shades to their collection and I have my fingers crossed that they release this is a ‘matte’ formula. Maybe to go with their Infallible collection?
Let me know some of your favorite drugstore foundations. Have you used the Lumi Cushion form L’Oreal yet?