L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation

BY L'oreal Paris
3/5
    7 Reviews

Product Description

L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation is a long-wearing liquid foundation. The formula is made with Volcanic perlite, which is an infusion of natural minerals that absorb and control sebum production, keeping your face looking fresh and matte all day long. The highly pigmented foundation offers full coverage, concealing skin imperfections and uneven skin tone. It is available in 5 shades.

Product Reviews

3/5

7 Ratings & 7 Reviews

80%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Affordable

Non-comedogenic

Long-wearing

Oil-control formula

Infused with natural minerals

Complete matte

CONS

Limited shade range

Not for dry skin

Accentuates dry patches, pores, and fine lines

Affordable, drugstore foundation!
3.5/5

PROS

Affordable

Contains SPF

Adequate quantity

Sebum control

CONS

Hard to blend

Only 5 shades

Not for dry skin and dry weather


I love trying out new products, especially foundations. Every brand is trying to design the best foundation, and there are so many formulations present in the market right now. When this L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation was launched, I did not like its bright pink packaging. Also, it’s only available in 5 shades, like what were you thinking L’Oreal?

I bought the shade G3, which was the closest to my skin tone, not an exact match. A lot of things are good with the product, and in a lot of sections, it fails. For my combination type skin, this foundation works just fine.

The pink tube is easy to use. For the price, the quantity is also pretty good. The consistency is okay – neither too thick, nor too runny. It comes with this sebum control formulation and is super matte. It claims to last for about 12 hours and control oil production. Now, I will tell you what all claims this product lives up to.

It's super hard to blend. It dries out to be matte so soon that if you don’t blend well on time, it stays patchy and streaky on the face. It does control oil a little but definitely does not stay put for 12 hours. It’s more like a BB cream for me, which I would wear when I am out for a few hours, under the AC. For winters, it’s terrible because again, it dries out pretty soon and does not suit the dry weather very well.

Best foundation for oily skin
5/5

PROS

Perfect for oily skin

Perfect skin tone match

Controls oil production

Long-wearing formula

Feels natural and light

CONS

None


I bought this foundation only because of its description saying ‘Oil Control’ everywhere. I have super oily skin and this product is a match made in heaven for my skin. I apply it in the morning while leaving to college, and it lasts all day long, easily for about 8 hours. It does not let my skin get oily and stays put.

It looks and feels so natural, and my skin appears fresh and radiant throughout the day. The best part, it’s pocket-friendly, and I found the perfect match for my skin. I couldn’t ask for anything more. It’s like my search for the best foundation ends with this one.

More like a race for fastest blending?!
3.7/5

PROS

Affordable

Natural, skin-like finish

Complete matte

CONS

Difficult to blend

Not for dry skin

Very few shades

Not buildable


I like this foundation. I mean, no hard feelings. But, using this is like being in a race where you have to finish blending in a certain time or else you lose, meaning, you can’t blend anymore.

I ordered the product online, and luckily, the shade matched my skin tone. I only use it on days when I have enough time on hand. You cannot dot the foundation all over the face and then start blending it because it dries. So, you have to cover patch by patch. It’s funny, but it works. Also, for my combination skin, moisturizing heavily is must or else it settles in dry spots. I am not a fan; it’s just a doable formula. I will only use this until the product lasts.

It’s a disastrous foundation.
1/5

PROS

Inexpensive

CONS

Not for dry skin

Dries out fast

Settles in fine lines and dry patches


I have dry skin. I shouldn’t have bought it in the first place. I tried working things out with this one, with primer, and with heavy-duty moisturizer, but nothing works. It dries so fast that you don’t get time to blend. And then, it dries and accentuates the dry patches and fine lines. It’s like it sucks the moisture out of my face (whatever is remaining). It’s just terrible.

Top Questions And Answers

April 7, 2019

How to use the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation?

Deeksha RajaniApril 8, 2019

Deeksha RajaniApril 8, 2019

To use the foundation:

  • Apply dots of foundation all over the face and neck.
  • Blend using fingers, brush, or sponge for required coverage.

April 6, 2019

How long does the foundation last and is it buildable?

Kathy SimmonsApril 7, 2019

Kathy SimmonsApril 7, 2019

The foundation has 12-hour long-wearing formula that stays matte all day. It also offers full coverage and conceals any imperfections on the face.

April 5, 2019

What are the shades available in the L’Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation?

Katharine O'ConnorApril 6, 2019

Katharine O'ConnorApril 6, 2019

The foundation is available in 5 shades:

  • N1- Nude Ivory
  • N3- Nude Vanilla
  • G1- Gold Ivory Shade
  • G3- Gold Vanilla
  • G5- Gold Cream

April 4, 2019

What is the quantity of this product?

Chaitali AroraApril 5, 2019

Chaitali AroraApril 5, 2019

The L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique 12H Bright Mat Foundation is available in packaging of 30ml.

April 3, 2019

How to pick the right shade?

Priya SolomonApril 4, 2019

Priya SolomonApril 4, 2019

To pick the right shade, swatch test the foundation on your jawline and pick the shade closest to your skin color.