I don't like where the BB hype has headed, companies use BB to market almost anything. Despite all this, I went and bought the Nude Magique BB Powder. I have many reasons that support my debatable purchase. Firstly, I needed a new powder. Yes, an excellent justification. Secondly, the shiny lavender compact look so pretty and tempting. Hmm, not that convincing. Lastly, the powder felt really really soft! Ok, to the check out counter.
The package looks very nice, it has a shiny high end feel. But when you use it, it feels a bit cheap and flimsy. The mirror and the sponge are under the powder, so in order to apply you first need to lift the powder to get the sponge out and then flip it back to apply the powder. If you want to use the mirror, you must lift again. Not handy at all!
But the powder itself is really a good one! I swatched it many times at the store and it was the softest one I tested and I swatched pretty much all of them. Here it's swatched quite heavily. The lightest shade is a good match for those with fair or light complexions.
It's very finely milled and it almost vanishes into the skin when I apply it. It doesn't look cakey or change color on the skin during the day. Applies amazingly! It is perfect for touch ups because it doesn't buid up on my skin and make it look too heavy or cakey. I don't know what it is, but this feels so different compared to all the other powders I have tried! Well, let's not get too carried away. It is buildable but of course only to a certain point. However, I feel that it's light, nice as a finishing powder but even better as a touch up powder. To use it on your own, it might be a little too light if you want coverage.
In my opinion the price was too high for a drugstore product (around 16€ here in Finland), I think there's some BB extra added to the price ;) Regardless the fact that it has nothing to do with BB, and the price, I really like this powder. Soft, not chalky, heavy or too powdery (the most important quality feature of a powder, haha) and applies like a dream. Worth of trying if you are thinking about it!
Thanks for reading!