I am starting a new series on the blog – and if the post name didn’t already give it away (I like to build up the suspense), it’s going to be called Drugstore Diaries. I’m quite the wordsmith, aren’t I? This series will focus on all my drugstore buys and finds, sharing my faves and must haves. The first product I am featuring is the Loreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Makeup which was purchased after seeing a fellow blogger, The Style and Beauty Doctor’s post, and her comparison of it to Armani Maestro. It piqued my interest and I knew I had to try it for myself! The formula is a liquid to powder makeup that is extremely sheer and wears almost like a second skin. After having used Armani’s Maestro foundation and finding it one of the most unique and amazing textures, I was anxious to see if this would be a suitable and more affordable dupe. I am happy to say that the Loreal one impressed me greatly and is a very close match to Maestro. It does offer more coverage in my opinion, and shows up a tad more on my skin whereas the Armani simply melts in immediately. I applied with both my fingers and a brush and found the brush to give a smoother application. Though it goes on as a liquid, it dries down to a powder finish leaving the skin with a smooth, velvety finish. With NYC recently moonlighting as a city on the equator, I have been reaching for this almost every day. It feels lightweight on my skin and wears well throughout the entire day, and even elicited a “your skin looks all perfect and stuff” comment from my husband at dinner one evening. Ah, men. I did need to touch up with powder occasionally but much less than usual – a feat in and of itself. Already a fan of the Loreal Magic Skin Perfector BB Cream (and about to make a repurchase), I am happy to see that another product from this Magic range works so well for my oily skin.