I'll start with the Magic Lumi Primer:
The product comes in a sleek white package with black and gold lettering and a gold pump top. The directions say that you can either mix this with foundation, or layer it on underneath.
The product comes out white, and has a very light, liquidy texture for a primer.
As you can see from the picture above, it has a luminescent quality. I didn't rub it in all the way so you could see the product. Unfortunately, my camera really couldn't capture the final effect of the primer on my skin, so I'll just have to describe it.
The product blends and disappears easily into the skin and has a really velvety finish. It made my skin feel really smooth and soft, and
The first day, I mixed it with my foundation, and it gave my skin a very glowy, luminous sheen indoors, BUT when I went outside, I looked really sparkly.
So, the following day, I used the primer first and layered Magic Souffle foundation over it. This time, the glowy effect was slightly lessened, but in the daylight I didn't see sparkles- just a nice dewy, airbrushed sheen, which was what I was going for. It really minimized and blurred imperfections, and I actually got a lot of compliments on my skin that day!
The Bottom Line
If you're going out at night, mixing the product with foundation will give your skin the extra boost of luminosity, and mimic a candlelit or ethereal effect, but if you're going out in the sunlight, I would recommend layering foundation over the primer. All in all, this is a product that I will use every day- I mean, come on, what girl doesn't want to have perfectly airbrushed, glowy skin?
Here's a great video, where L'oreal's makeup artist shows you how to use Magic Lumi primer and highlighter!