Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Posted On 9/08/2015 by Team iCynosure.

L’Oreal Paris India launched an all new 3-in-1 Mat Magique Powder in 5 Indian skin-tone friendly shades at an extremely affordable price tag and I was amazed to see some of the normal concerns addressed in the product range. A compact that claims to blend into your skin for impeccable coverage without looking cakey, reducing the need of touch-ups and re-applications. I was super excited to try them as the product is enriched in SPF 34 PA+++ that will protect the skin from the sun and it is matte with a 12 hour staying power. 

So I got 2 shades that I could alternate for the day and night lights and here is what they fared for me…

What is the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder all about?
L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder is the first of its kind powder infused with volcanic perlite, natural yet powerful sebum absorbent. The results include Priming to ensure powerless skin protection that lasts 12 hours, Perfection to cover pores and minimises the appearance of blemishes and skin imperfections and Brightens to give impeccable instant fairness ensuring a shower fresh finish and sensation complexion. The product claims to be Non-Comedogenic, Dermatologically tested and tested for allergy. 

What does the ingredient list of L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder look like?
Ingredients include Talc, Perlite, Titanium Dioxide, Zea Mays Starch, Cornstarch, Kaolin, Triisostearin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diphenylsiloxyphenyl Trimethicone, Diphenylsiloxyphenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone, Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Auminum Hydroxide, Stearicacid, Caprylylglycol Ethylhexylglycerin Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide and Ironoxide.

How is the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder priced and packaged?
The powder is packed in the regular compact dual section case, one for the product and the other for the sponge with an attached mirror by the sponge compartment. A transparent lid ensures that you see the shade of the product through it. The product is priced at INR 399 for 6g with a use-by date of 36 months from the date of packaging.

What is the best way to use L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder? 
For optimum results the product is to be applied evenly with a sponge all over the face and neck after moisturising and sun protection and before make-up routine.

What shades is L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder available in?
The powder is available in five shades ranging from Nude to Amber. 
N2 Nude Vanilla: The lightest shade is perfect for very fair skin cooler tones without any yellow undertones. 
G1 Vanilla Ivory: A shade that is N2 with a tint of yellow undertones perfect for the evening light. 
G2 Golden Ivory: A shade for the Indian fair-wheatish tones for both day and night light; with yellow undertones. 
N6 Nude Honey: An orange undertone that highlights the gorgeous dusky skin tone. 
G7 Golden Amber: The deepest shade in the range that is perfect for a deep and dusky skin tone.

My Experience and Opinion about the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder: 

My first impressions of the product was it’s texture was creamy and soft and not at all powder-like dry and grained. The texture made it very easy to apply and blend in and offers instant radiance and a sheer-shine. I tried it with different bases including moisturiser and foundation and it set rather well with most of them making it a super go-to-product for a fuss-free medium to heavy coverage. I tried G1 and G2 and am happy with the look I achieved with both the shades during the day and night respectively. I tried to alternate the shades and was happy the G2 worked well both in the day as well as the night but G1 seemed a little off during the day. Though I’m not sure about the 12 hour claim, I can positively assert that it takes me comfortably from day to night without any touch-up or re-application on my normal skin. And it has SPF 34 and PA+++ which is a bonus for a product with that price.

The only thing that didn’t work in the favour of the product is in the packaging department. I fail to understand why would the product and the mirror be in different compartments, instead of being in the same for easy application. And the fragrance is very talc-like, so it smells like a very powdery residue. 

Soft Creamy Texture, Fuss-free application and easy to blend in
Enriched with Volcanic Perlite, SPF 34 and PA+++
Great Price point for a quality brand

Packaging inconvenience thus making it difficult to use when travelling

Will I repurchase / use the product again?               Sure.
Will I recommend the product to friends?                 Definitely!

The L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Matte Transforming Powder is a great product given its ingredient list and price point. And with the warm shades it is available in, I’m sure every Indian Beauty will be able to pick a perfect match for her unique skin tone.


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