L’Oreal Cushion Foundation – the latest craze

I first heard about cushion make up from Korean make up brands. In fact I was able to buy a few cushion products from Etude House before. But I never got to really use it enough to like it.

L’Oreal came out with their own cushion foundation sometime last year. I was not interested with it since I wasn’t impress with the cushion foundation and BB cream that I bought in Etude House.

But all the beauty guru’s that I follow keep raving about how good it is. When I was in Singapore airport waiting for our flight to Maldives last December I wandered around the duty free shops. Then I saw L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion foundation. Altho’ what I heard is good is L’Oreal Lumi True Match Cushion. But they didn’t have it. They only have the Lucent Magique cushion.

I decided to pick up one just to try and see what this is all about.

L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Lumière


When I got back from our holiday I decided to try it.

I didn’t use the sponge that came with it. I use a foundation brush to apply it. I packed it on my face and I didn’t like it at all. I pushed it at the back of my drawer.

Yesterday I was watching Jacklyn Hill (famous beauty guru) on YouTube and she was talking about her drugstore favorites. And one of them is L’Oreal Lumi True Match Cushion and she was obsessed with this product. She said it was so good and it is something she can’t live without.

I was thinking what the hell, how come I didn’t like it!

Then I watched Lisa Eldridge’s video East Meet West. She talked about the difference between Japanese/Korean make up and the Western make up. And she had a make up demo. She used Clio Kill Cover Founwear (Korean brand) cushion for her foundation and she said that the proper way to use a cushion foundation is use the sponge that came with it or a damp beauty blender. She also demonstrated on how to use it. And her face looked so smooth, flawless and clean.

So, this morning when I was getting ready I looked for my L’Oreal Lucent Magique cushion.


I followed how Lisa Eldridge did it. I used the sponge (that came with the compact) and I applied it very lightly in dabbing motion. I made sure I didn’t wipe it on my face but dabbed it and pressed it.

And, omg, I really, really love it! I love the finish. My face looked so clean and luminous. I told myself no wonder everyone in the make up world is obsessed with this product. And now I am obsessed. I regretted why I only picked up one piece ’cause this is not yet available here in Manila.

I need to hoard. ASAP.

L’Oreal did it again! All their foundations are all good. Especially the L’Oreal True Match and the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Matte. And now this.

After applying the cushion foundation I kept staring at my face. I really love how it looked on me. I love how light it is, I love how it feels on my skin, I love how luminous I looked.

I am definitely hooked.

I decided to use all my favorite drugstore brand today ’cause one of my readers requested me to blog about my favorite drugstore brands.

All the products I used here are all my favorite.

NYX – Concealer

NYX HD Concealer


NYX – Contour

NYX Highlight and Contour Pro Palette


Essence – Bronzer

Essence Mosaic Compact Powder in 01 Sun kissed Beauty


I have a lot of favorite drugstore brand bronzers. Especially the ones that I just recently hauled, the Physicians Formula Bronzers. I decided to use Essence today. Essence is also my favorite drugstore brand.

Sleek – Blush 

Sleek Blush in Life’s A Peach


Flormar – Blush

Flormar Terracotta Blush On


I mixed these 2 blushes. First I applied the Sleek Blush in Life’s A Peach and I applied on top Flormar’s Terracotta Blush On for some shimmer.

Flormar – Eye Shadow

Flormar Neon Eye Shadow


This is the only eye shadow I used. I applied it all over my eyelids and blended it well and also in my lower lash line.

Sleek – Highlighter

Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metal


I used the shade Renaissance Gold (bottom left). I applied in on top of my cheek bone, tip of my nose, my chin, my cupid’s bow and center of my forehead.

This is a good highlighter! Ever since I got this I have been using it non stop. Even my friend Roxanne noticed it and told me it looks nice on me.

 Essence – Mascara

Essence  Lash Princess and Essence Lash Base


All Essence Mascaras are all good!

Sleek & ColourPop – Lipstick

Sleek Matte Me Liquid Lipstick in the shade Petal and ColourPop Liquid Lipstick in the shade Midi


I mixed these 2 shades. First I applied Sleek Matte Me in Petal then I applied on top ColourPop Liquid Lipstick in Midi.

Here’s my look today.



My skin looks so clean and luminous. I really love this cushion foundation. I am literally obsessed.








Balenciaga Classic City bag doesn’t come with a gold chain. I used the gold chain of my Chloe Drew bag so I can sling it.

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    • Hi, Cleo!

      A friend of mine recommended that site to me. I’ll definitely will check it out!

      Yes give it a try you won’t regret it. Just apply light and build it up if needed.


  • Wait lang, Ms. T., ine-enjoy ko pa ang NARS Sheer Glow ko, hahahhaa! The sweet guy at NARS Glorietta gave me Alaska for my skin tone and acidity. Love the result on my skin. Definitely a better wear for summer!

  • love the special touch on your balenciaga bag miss t! makahanap nga ng gold chain 🙂

  • The BB Cushions of Laneige are amazing as well. I’ve been considering buying for awhile, but found it too expensive (PHP 1,950). Turns out, that already includes 2 cushions (one inside the compact and a refill). It also comes in a lot of shades, and the sponge it comes with gives the most flawless finish!

    Iope, another Korean brand, I’ve read also has great cushions, but I don’t think it’s available locally.

      • I got mine in SM Megamall, but I think they also have stores in SM Aura, MOA, and Robinsons Magnolia. I think you can also order online through Beauty MNL. 🙂

  • Thank you Miss Tina for posting about your favorite drugstore make up products!

    Laneige is available in SM Aura and Megamall I also have their BB cushion it is so amazing! super dewy and it comes with a free refill (you will get 2 cushion compact with the case)

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