I usually apply my foundation with a brush, so that's how I started with Magic Nude. The consistency of this foundation is a runny liquid, so after shaking vigorously I poured a bit from the square glass bottle into my application tray. You definitely don't want to drop this baby, as it will shatter and you will have foundation everywhere. While I like the heft of glass, I'm thinking plastic would have been a safer choice. The open of the bottle is just big enough to put your finger over.
|Magic Nude Sand Beige (outside lighting)|
|Magic Nude Sand Beige (inside, natural light)|
On the down side are the lack of any skin enhancing ingredients and the extra attention I had to give in order to keep the foundation from settling into my pores. I'm not sure this is the easiest foundation to work with, but I can't argue with the final result, so there ya go.
Octinoxate 3% Other: Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Nelumbium Speciosum Extract/Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Limonene, Synthetic Fluorphelogopite, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Propylene Carbonate, Caprilyic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum / Fragrance, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citrus Aurantium Amara Flower Oil / Bitter Orange Flower Oil, Aqua / Water, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal. May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
It looks like the ingredients of Magic Nude and the Maestro Fusion foundations are similar, with Magic Nude lacking those in the lower half of Maestro. Not being a cosmetic chemist, I have no idea what the additional ingredients in Maestro are for. Interesting! I'd love to hear from anyone who has tried both to see how they compare.