I used to be a big fan of heavy coverage foundations in the winter, but recently I have found myself searching for the perfect lightweight base. My skin feels so much better when using a lighter foundation and I seem to breakout a lot less.
When I saw L'oreal's nude magique foundation advertised I new I had to try it out. It claims to be lighter than water and offer a natural matte finish. I picked this up in boots for £9.99 but you can find it here online.
The shade range isn't that amazing, with only six different shades to chose from. I have fairly light skin and the lightest shade porcelain fits my skin tone pefectly. If you have really light skin I'm not sure if this may be too dark as I am not usually the lightest shade when it comes to foundations.
It is a small bottle but a little is supposed to go a long way. To use you need to shake the bottle well before applying it as this helps mix the foundation together. This is the runniest, most liquidy foundation I have ever tried. You wouldn't be able to tip it out and apply it to the back of your hand without it going everywhere! I use the technique suggested which is putting my (clean!) finger over the opening of the bottle and tipping a drop onto my finger. This dispenses almost the right amount, so I have to repeat this step a few times. I think this foundation would work better with a pipette type applicator as you could then drop out the amount you needed.
The coverage of this foundation is super light. I can't tell I have any foundation on and I feel like my skin can breath when wearing this. You can't really build it up to be higher coverage so if you don't like light coverage foundations then I really wouldn't reccommend this. I like the finish, I feel it's just the right amount of coverage to cover my redness but doesn't make my skin feel clogged. It dries to a completley matte finish, I didn't look shiny and it looked really natural.
If you like high coverage foundations then I think you wouldn't like this foundation. If you like a lighter coverage but still want your skin to look natural & to beat shine then this is a really really nice foundation.