Thursday, December 16, 2010

L'Oreal Touche Magique

Good Evening ladies! Hope you are all having a great day and are close to your Holiday Vacations! In keeping with my "flawless skin" quest, I have yet another concealer (highlighter - hybrid sort of deal)!

This is L'Oreal's True Match Touche Magique. It is a play off of the infamous YSL Touche Eclat in that it is an illuminating concealer that draws light to wherever you put it - as well as providing some coverage. 

I have never tired YSL Touche Eclat but I have read the reviews! I do like a good highlighting concealer though and have tried quite a few of the more inexpensive brands. The one I really loved was The Body Shop's Lightening Touch, which is super fluid and has a great sheen!

I'm a pretty big fan of L'Oreal's complexion products, so when I saw this on sale at Superstore, I had to pick one up! I got this for $9.99, and regularly at Superstore they were $11.99. As you can see from the photo, this pen is pretty small and doesn't contain much product. It has a brush applicator and a twist bottom to get the product to come out.

The brush is pretty stiff and doesn't work well for blending. I like to apply it under my eyes, on my nose to mouth fold and on the brow bone then blend with my fingers. The shade selection is fairly limited with only 6 (I think..) options that include ranges of their True Match foundations, like the light warm shades and the cool light shades etc. They do blend very well though so there is no worry about not finding a correct shade!


- Price - Not bad at $9.99 compared to other illuminating concealers
- Accessibility - You can find L'Oreal anywhere!
- Blends great
- Creates a subtle luminosity
- Good, light/medium coverage of dark circles
- Looks really natural, not cakey at all


- Small Tube, not much product
- THICK consistency, I was really surprised by this
- Limited shade selection
- Poor Brush applicator

Overall, for what this product is I much prefer The Body Shop's version. This is TOO thick for an under eye concealer because it makes it a chore to blend and you end up tugging on the eye area. That being said, this is in no way a bad product! I like to use it to cover redness on other areas of my face because it does give good coverage and a luminous finish that looks natural. If you want to try this product I would definitely not discourage it! But if you prefer something more liquid and illuminating (more like Smashbox's Photo-op) I highly recommend The Body Shop's Lightening Touch! Its only $14 and comes with much more product (I'm out of it right now or I would have done a review on that too!) 

Thanks for reading ladies! XOXO


Pammy said...

Nice review Shaylee! I am always eyeing these illuminating products. I hear that there is one by Milani that is good that I am hoping to pick up next time I am at CVS! Good to hear that you like the body shop one! XOXO!!!!! Love ya!!!

Anonymous said...

Excellent review. Thanks for sharing.

Justine @ Productrater said...

I tried this on in the store and it was thick like you said. it's comparable to the milani concealer,but I don't find that one as thick.

CleverRabbit said...

Ahh! I just bought this the other day along with a few other drugstore concealer/highlighters. So stay tuned for my thoughts on it too! :-D

I've used the Body Shop one before but have forgotten all about it. I might give it another go.

I find that the Touche Magique creases a bit. Do you find this too?


FunnyFaceBeauty said...

I have about 3 of these sitting in my makeup drawers. I loved them at first but then found better concealers and stopped using them. I have never tried any of the ones from the body shop. I'll have to give it a try when I run out of what I am currently using. Thanks for the review.

Nikosmommy said...

Great review! This is good info as I've used Touch Eclat for years and have always been a put off by the price. It lasts a long time, but honestly it's a bit of an overrated product. It's a good highlighter, but not a great concealer and it only comes in 4 colours (i think). The application brush looks really similar to this L'oreal product. I might try the Body shop one next time. I recently picked up "Boots" version of Touch Eclat (available at Shoppers) and it's not too bad either.