Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Loreal Mat Magique Matte Transforming Powder

Anyone who will ambush my makeup kit in my bag will be disappointed! I rarely bring tons of makeup stuff with me, just one or two lipsticks, lipbalm and blotting sheet with powder. 

Since I rarely retouch my face, I like my makeup to last the longest time possible. This is why I’m obsessed with makeup that promises to stay put throughout the day.

One of the makeups that I’ve been currently loving is my Loreal Paris Mat Magique All in One Matte Transforming Powder. Wew, long name!  Ever since they launched this product this early January, it’s been everywhere! Seriously, in posters, at SM Cashier Counters, in your facebook newsfeed, from your favorite bloggers, in magazines, everywhere! Fortunately, I’ve been testing this product for more than a month now, and I’m ready to share with you my thoughts on this product!


LOREAL MAT MAGIQUE MATTE TRANSFORMING POWDER

This powder foundation, as it claims, is the first magical matte all-in-one powder infused with volcanic perlite infusion, a natural yet powerful sebum absorbent. It claims to keep you shine-free for up to 12 hours! It has SPF 34 PA+++ for both UVA and UVB protection. 


• SHADE •


The Loreal Mat Magique Matte Transforming Powder is available in 5 shades. It was really hard for me to choose the right shade especially since they are not yet available in stalls when I received the product. 

The shade I have is in N2 Nude Vanilla, it matches my NC30-ish skin decently! 
They actually sent me 4 compacts with shades: 2 compacts of Rose Ivory, 1 compact of Nude Vanilla and 1 compact of Vanilla Ivory. Rose Ivory is lighter than Nude Vanilla. Yette, who has lighter skintone, says it fits her skin perfectly. I’m actually torn between Nude Vanilla and Vanilla Ivory. 
Anyways, most of shades seem to have a yellow undertone, so I believe, this powder foundation was specifically made for Asian skintone. 


• FORMULATION & STAYING POWER •


I’ve always loved Loreal Paris products, and you know that I absolutely adore their lipsticks. They make the most amazing packaging for lipstick for a drugstore brand! Click HERE for my review on their lippies!

Although they are considered as drugstore brand, the products are quite pricey (though, cheaper than most high-end brands). So, when I heard that Loreal Mat Magique will be available in the Philippines for only Php 499, I was like, “Seriously??!” I used to buy Php 600-Php 900 for a refill of a powder foundation from other brands! And yes, you have to purchase the compact separately. This works just as great, or even better, than those powder foundations. 

It is housed in a purple compact, my second fave color next to pink, with a decent-sized mirror. It has a separate compartment for sponge. The powder came with a good quality sponge that has no latex-like smell. The sponge included is something that you can really use and does the job really well. 
The powder is soft and feels very light on skin. You can use it on its own, or over a bb cream. 

For staying power, I haven’t really tested it out for 12 hours. The longest that I have this foundation on my face without retouch is for 9 hours.
For the entire 9 hours, I mostly stayed in air-conditioned area.  I left at home at 12 pm, rode a jeepney for 10 minutes then fx. I stayed at Megamall the entire time. On my way home, I took Fx again and tricycle. When I took this photo, I was just surprise to see that only my forehead and the area near my eyebrows are oily. The powder foundation is still intact. The rest of my makeups were all gone. I didn’t retouch at all. Didn’t even blot my face. But I remember, I did use a primer underneath it. So maybe, that also helps in making the powder foundation lasts longer. 
And here is my photo with flash after 9 hours of wearing the foundation


• OVERALL •


OVERALL, I highly recommend this product! This can cover minor blemishes; it has a smooth finish, feels very light on skin, it has SPF 34 PA+++, comes in a really cute compact and the foundation stays on throughout the day. 
Loreal Paris makes really amazing makeup, very high quality! And this one is actually cheap for Php 499, you can even buy a refill for only Php 399!  

PROS
-affordable at Php 499
-refillable
-available in 5 shades
-most of the shades have yellow undertone
-light to medium coverage
-feels like on skin
-not cakey, even when used as retouching powder
-good staying power

CONS
-you still need primer to make it last longer during hot/summer season

KIKAYSIMARIA, sponsored by Loreal, is giving away 3 COMPACT TO 3 LUCKY READERS! If you want to know more about this contest, click HERE.

GIVEAWAY #1 WINNER: MARIE RANCE

GIVEAWAY #2: WIN-WIN GIVEAWAY!
Get a chance to win a Loreal Mat Magique powder for you and your bestfriend!

Mechanics:
(1) Contest runs from March 7-April 7,2015
(2) Both participants (you and your bestfriend) must Like KikaysiMaria and Loreal Paris page
(3) Both of you can join the contest to double your chance of winning
(4) You should comment below the link of your bestfriend's page
(5) Please fill-up the information in the form embedded below! 

 Goodluck!
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54 comments:

  1. Jens Ken LundstromFebruary 9, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Looks really like a great product!
    I often use the brand, like it so much!

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  2. wow! thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Sha Arago
    FB LINK : https://www.facebook.com/sha.arago

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  3. Ruth Presbitero CalsadaMarch 7, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    I wish to win this for me and my bff's <3

    Angel : https://www.facebook.com/einjhel.labsyou

    Elyn: https://www.facebook.com/elyn04

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  4. sherry ann gole cruzMarch 7, 2015 at 10:57 PM

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    maclaricezlao@gmail.com

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  6. Ann Cagalingan
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  7. Thank for the Giveaway


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    BFF 1 https://www.facebook.com/DEycNasH
    BFF 2 https://www.facebook.com/aimerej.gnalanam



    Thank you for the chance <3

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  13. www.facebook.com/kikaymuch Kristine domingo is her name BFF & my daughter

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  14. This powder keeps you really matte for hours!
    Name: Janina Reyes
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  18. Olive Amelita RamosMarch 9, 2015 at 11:37 AM

    Wow! The giveaway that I super want...the Loreal Matte Magique All in One Powder for me and my friend Cyrile...thanks for the chance KikayMaria...I am using Loreal..i must try this one.

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  19. Judith Solomon AlbiusMarch 10, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    JUDITH ALBIUS
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  20. Khrishia Ronquillo-SedenioMarch 10, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Thanks for this giveaway!

    Here are the link to the FB accounts of my tagged friends.

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  26. my bffs account: https://www.facebook.com/jonalyn.leyva?fref=ts and her name is Jonalyn Leyva

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  27. Charissa Dela CruzMarch 11, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    i really want to try this Loreal Mat Magique it looks promising and hopefully be one of my favs! i cant wait to share it to my bff..:D:D:D i know she will like it too.:D


    Kristine Lorraine S. Dela Cruz
    https://www.facebook.com/rainelovesyou?fref=ts

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  28. I would like to share this with my bff jesa, coz she is kikay like me ;;) https://www.facebook.com/jesa.a.pita?fref=ts0

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  30. Lovely Joy V. MercedMarch 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM

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  31. Name of bff: Rachelle Therese Feliciano Gonzales
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  32. My bff's profile <3 thanks!
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  35. my BFF is my mother Alicia Domingo https://www.facebook.com/alice.domingo.31

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  36. my BFF is Elida Marie Icabales https://www.facebook.com/elida.icabales :) ♥

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  38. I agree with everything you've said Ms. Eloisa! I have mine now in Nude Vanila, and it suits my skin tone perfectly! It really last for 12 hours. :)

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    https://www.facebook.com/catquiambao?fref=ts

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  40. thanks for the give away..hope to win..
    bff profile
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  41. hope to win..:)
    bff profile
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    excited! :)

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    BFF2 fb.com/pikey.aquino

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  46. https://www.facebook.com/pikey.aquino/posts/1560413764248198?pnref=story

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  47. florian francisco https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009002823035&fref=ts edelyn francisco https://www.facebook.com/LynFrancisco28

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  51. Daniella mae Reyes
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    Yolanda Tuazon
    Facebook account https://facebook.com/Yolanda Tuazon

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  52. Joined this giveaway! I always wanted to try this new L'oreal Mat Magique powder and give to my online bff too..

    Bff 1 (my mom): https://www.facebook.com/jubilee.prades?fref=ts

    and

    bff 2 (fb friend): https://www.facebook.com/cherrylyn.ceninaaquidado?fref=ts

    if only I can put all my friends here, but I have to choose only 2... ^_^

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  53. Florian Francisco https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009002823035&fref=ts

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  54. "The rest of my makeups"? "Helping the foundation lasts longer"? Girl, galit ka sa S?

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Thank you for the comment ;p xoxo