The New L'Oreal True Match FoundationTuesday, November 01, 2016
You may have seen in my huge autumn beauty haul that I picked up a couple of foundations, one of them being the L'Oreal True Match foundation. I have wanted to try True Match for a long time but having extremely dry and dehydrated skin, I always assumed it wouldn't be right for me since all the reviews I read were aimed more at an oily skin. When L'Oreal recently re vamped the True Match foundation I thought it might be a good time to finally try it, I have used it quite a few times over the last month, so I thought it was about time I told you how I've been getting on with it and what I think.
What L'Oreal Say About True Match Foundation
L'Oreal's number 1 foundation is now available in 23 shades and matches 98% of UK skintones. L'Oreal's velvety formula matches your skin’s unique tone and texture, for a true to skin finish: flawless, blendable, and never fake.
L'Oreal's 23 shades range from warm to neutral to cool undertones, to ensure your foundation is right for you. Whilst your skin tone is visible on the surface and can alter through the seasons, your skin undertones are determined at a deeper level, they are part of your skin and never change. Each complexion has its own undertone: pink (cool), neutral or golden (warm), so you can now find a match that’s true to you.
My Thoughts, Packaging, Application & Wearing True Match
I really like the packaging of the foundation, it comes in a glass bottle with a clear plastic lid and a plastic silver pump applicator. I much prefer a pump applicator on a foundation so I was pleased to see a pump on the True Match. I picked the shade 2C Rose Vanilla, I guessed my shade because I was buying online, I am usually the second lightest shade in foundations and I am cool toned as I have a very pink undertone to my skin so I guessed 2C.
The first time I applied the foundation I stupidly forgot to apply my primers and didn't realise until I'd almost finished applying the foundation. I always apply the Smashbox Photofinish Hydrating Primer all over my face and then I spritz my face with the Pixi Glow Mist before applying my foundation, my skin is super dry and dehydrated and I find using both these products help my foundation to look look nice and not cling to dry patches or be sucked up and go patchy because of my dehydrated skin.
I used my Beauty Blender to apply the foundation the first time I used it, I pumped some foundation onto my index finger and then put a blob of foundation on my forehead, chin, nose and each cheek. I then used the Beauty Blender to apply the foundation to my skin. The foundation applied well and looked nice on my skin, it has more of a matte finish than a dewy finish but doesn't look powdery or cakey and considering I completely forgot to use my primers the foundation didn't look too bad at all and I was pleased with the finished look.
I have used the foundation quite a few times since the first time I wore it and each time I have used my Smashbox primer and the Glow Mist, I have tried applying the foundation with a brush and my fingers but I do prefer using a makeup sponge, my favourite being the Brush Works Complexion Sponge. The True Match applies well and blends beautifully onto my skin, it gives a lovely flawless finish and doesn't settle into any fine lines around my eyes or any dry patches on my skin, and I am really pleased I bought it, I always assumed I wouldn't be able to use it because I thought my skin would be too dry but it is lovely and looks lovely on my skin. True Match is a medium coverage foundation but can be built to a full coverage, I don't need to use as much underye concealer which is always a bonus, the foundation, although medium to full coverage isn't thick or cakey and doesn't leave me feeling as if I am wearing a lot of makeup, it feels nice and light on the skin.
I do usually prefer a dewy finish foundation but the True Match is definitely more of a matte finish, it isn't powdery or cakey or as matte as some other foundations I have tried but it definitely isn't dewy on my skin but that could be due to me having such dry skin.
The shade I picked was a good guess as it is the right shade for me, it's a lovely shade and covers my redness really well but my skin still looks like skin. I do agree completely with what L'Oreal say about the True Match Foundation, it is lovely and looks flawless, I think having the choice of cool, warm and neutral shades is a brilliant idea as I struggle to buy drugstore/highstreet foundations because they are mostly more suited to a yellow undertone than pink.
The only negative I would say about the foundation is that I think there should be more shades suitable for darker skin tones, out of 23 shades there are aren't many suited to a darker skin tone, this obviously isn't a concern for me but it will be for other people and it is something I think is a definite negative but it is also something that is very apparent with other brands too and not just L'Oreal.
How True Match Looks On Me
Just Using True Match
I am really pleased with the L'Oreal True Match Foundation, it is a really lovely foundation that applies well and looks lovely on my skin, it gives a flawless finish and lasts all day and looks exactly the same when I remove it as it did when I applied it, I am thrilled I bought it and will definitely re purchase it, I like to wear a more full coverage foundation over the autumn/winter months and usually wear Illamasqua Skin Base but I will be wearing True Match this autumn/winter, it applies better and looks nicer than the Skin Base, I am very very happy!
If you would like to try the L'Oreal True Match foundation, you can find it on the Boots website priced at £9.99 for 30ml (Boots currently has a 3 for 2 offer on L'Oreal products) or on the Superdrug website priced at £9.99 for 30ml (Superdrug currently has a 3 for 2 offer across all cosmetics)
Have you tried True Match and do you like it? What's your favourite drugstore/highstreet foundation? Let me know in the comments.
Thank you for reading, much love as always