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.
7 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Would recommend this to a friend
Infused with natural minerals
Limited shade range
Not for dry skin
Accentuates dry patches, pores, and fine lines
April 6, 2019
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.
April 5, 2019
Perfect for oily skin
Perfect skin tone match
Controls oil production
Feels natural and light
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.
April 4, 2019
Natural, skin-like finish
Difficult to blend
Not for dry skin
Very few shades
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.
April 3, 2019
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.