Thursday, 10 March 2016

L'Oreal Magic Retouch Review and Photos

L'Oreal Magic Retouch Root Spray
I feel like just lately L'Oreal have been on their new release game as I have noticed so many new and exciting products from the brand. Magic Retouch is one of L'Oreal's newest hair products and is designed to magically touch up your roots in seconds! My roots tend to grow back quickly and that means colouring my hair frequently, so this would be ideal for in between colouring sessions. Here's my thoughts.
Price
This retails for £8.99 for 75ml, but this is on offer at the moment as I write this post in Superdrug for £5.99. This comes in five shades including, Blonde, Dark Blonde, Brown, Dark Brown and Black. I picked this up in Dark Brown.
Packaging
I love the bright and bold turquoise packaging on this spray and this defiantly stands out in he hair aisle in the store. The can itself is an aerosol that comes with a long spray nozzle, which I guess is to help you get into your roots easily.
Application
On the back of the can it advises to shake well and spray around 10cm away from the roots on dry hair. It also mentions to not overspray the colour as a little goes a long way. Upon application, I did have a towel to hand just in case it got messy, it's also a good idea to do this in the bathroom or a well ventilated/airy room. Initially this came out pretty fast, but it did work well at covering up my roots, although I did get this on my forehead and hands when I was applying this to my hairline, but it did come off easily with a dry tissue and soap and water on my hands.
 
After application this did feel a little greasy and almost like I had a ton of dry shampoo in my hair and so I was hesitant to apply more, because I didn't want to have further build up in my root area.
Longevity
This lasted well throughout the day and even after a sweaty gym session! But this did transfer onto my hands quite a few times when I was putting my hair up and down during the course of the day. I also noticed in the light and in a flash photograph that it hadn't covered as well as I thought, as close up I could see some of my roots and this black grey line where the spray stopped and my normal hair colour started.
Overall Thoughts
Overall I have mixed thoughts on this product, yes this did cover my roots up, last well, was sweat proof and did look good from far away. But up close it looked dusty, felt greasy and for the price I expected it to feel and look a little better.
 
Obviously I can't speak for the lighter versions of this spray, but for this dark brown shade in particular, it did look slightly grey and also came off on my hands quite a few times. So in conclusion I think this is a great product if you need an emergency root touch up, but I think I would rather just dye my roots instead. 
 
I would love to know your thoughts, if you have used this or have tried the lighter versions, just let me know in the comments down below or tweet me.
 
I award the L'Oreal Magic Retouch Root Spray 2.5 our of 5
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