As an apparent dupe for the Giorgio Armani Maestro foundation, I couldn’t wait to try the L’Oreal Nude Maquie Eau De Teint, especially as the L’oreal version is almost a quarter cheaper, £9.99 compared to £38.
For a high street foundation, I have to say the packaging looks a lot more expensive in it’s glass bottle, very elegant and streamline and not at all what you would expect for a foundation that costs less than £10.
The texture of this foundation is incredibly light and water like, and while some might expect such a light product to give the same amount of coverage as something like a BB Cream, this foundation actually gives surprisingly good coverage.
The only downside is that as there is no pump, it’s not the easiest foundation to get out of the bottle, especially given it’s water like consistency. Plus, as it’s incredibly thin, a little really does go a long way, as it glides effortlessly over the skin, giving amazing coverage whilst feeling really light on the skin. I prefer using my fingertips to apply the foundation onto my skin and then use my Real Techniques Buffing Brush to blend it into my skin.
I love the dewy glow that this foundation gives, along with the buildability of the coverage. Plus the last power is pretty impressive as I find that this can stay on my face for at least six hours, which is good for me. I just wish it has a pump!