Only lasts about four hours on my skin even with primer and powder. Blotchy minimum coverage and looks caked if you try to build it. Oxidizes and turns orange on my face. Has a beautiful finish as long as you don't look too close. Has a very wide range of colours but that's the only good thing about it.
At first, I absolutely loved this product! It's got a reasonably thin consistency, but it's pigmented so gives good coverage, completely hiding redness and making skin tone look even... It blends absolutely perfectly! It has a reasonably long wear as well. It does have down sides though; it oxidises horribly! It will start off blending in with my skin tone, but after a few hours I'll look in the mirror and wonder what on earth has happened... I'll be a horrible shade of orange, no exaggeration! It'll still be on evenly, but just an awful and an unintended colour! I found the colour range to be reasonably good, though I don't feel they cater very well for pale people who don't have a pink hue. The packaging is good, you don't need too much of this product due to how blendable and pigmented it is, and I like foundations with a pump to prevent contamination and the oxidisation problem (though it's an issue anyway)
Really disappointing! The only thing I liked was that it was affordable and had a great range of colors (I still managed to pick a color too light for me). As someone who has combination skin, this product was a trainwreck. Even after using a lot of moisturizer, when I tried to apply this foundation on the dryer parts of my skin such as my chin and forehead, it wouldn't spread nicely at all. It came to the point where I had to massage it in and then it crumbled. The only parts it spread nicER on was my nose and cheeks (the more oily parts of my skin), but overall, it dried out my skin and made me break out a patch on my cheek (and I never break out on my cheeks). DEFINITELY not buying this again.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! This beautiful foundation is sooo pigmented; a little goes a looong way! So super blendable and lightweight but still beautiful medium (one layer) to full (one and a half to two layers) coverage. Builds like a dream with no streaks or caking and sets to a natural/satin skin like finish that will cover every imperfection. I'm an nc 25 and super yellow undertoned, I am shade W3 it's a little less yellow than I am but doesn't look ridiculous. I've been using this for years and love the packaging, anything with a pump is a plus in my book. Loving that L'Oreal have reduced the price to $23.(something) permanently. An outstanding drugstore foundation that I find myself reaching for just as much if not more than my high end foundation not only because of the quality but also because it's so affordable. This is definitely a repurchase!
One of the best foundations I've ever used; and this is coming from a girl who owned nothing but high end foundations up until I stumbled upon this gem!
The coverage upon first layer is medium but it is definitely build-able to full coverage!
The finish is natural, not completely matte or dewy!
Packaging is wonderful, comes in a sanitary pump!
Reminds me slightly of my beloved Nars sheer glow, finish-wise!
Price is convenient as it is a drugstore product!
Color selection is massive!
What not to love?!
I picked up Golden Beige W3 which is a perfect match for my NC30, light-medium skin.
I bought this product because I'd heard great things about it and for the most part I was quite happy.
Things I liked:
- the price was reasonable.
- the pump makes it easy to use as you can control how much product comes out.
- it blends well and is buildable.
- my skin didnt react to it
- it has a slight smell that goes away pretty quickly.
Things I didnt like:
- how easily it came off. After rubbing my nose once or twice I noticed that the makeup had come off and looked patchy on my nose and after a couple of hours it looked quite patchy (this could possible be improved by a better primer).
- My skin was really dry when I tried this and the foundation stuck to the dry patches making them obvious which was disappointing because I'd heard that it suited all skin types. I am sure though that when my skin is better moisturised this wont be an issue.
- I found the formula really streaky. Its not that it wasn't blendable, I just had to work it to get an even finish.
I will use up the rest of the product but I'm not too sure if Id repurchase it.
This is my favorite foundation. It is smooth and velvety and blends so well, yet this is not a lightweight coverage. I would call it medium to full coverage. It covers redness around my nose and chin so well. I found I really need to use a primer with this as it does tend to settle in my wrinkles after a few hours. You have to avoid being heavy handed when applying and I found blending with a foundation flat brush followed by a light "airbrush" with a stipple brush works really well.
love!!!!! Love love love..... I have bought Lancôme, Chanel etc and nothing sits on my face better !!! It covers all my redness and acne scars and it is so bendable you can have the lightest coverage or a medium coverage... I'm shade W3. Matches my skin do well ... Would not change it for another brand! Only thing that annoys me is that it's expensive in Australia compared to everywhere else...$29.95 and it's apparently $5-10 in the US? Grrr typical Australian prices.
But I would def recommend. I didn't break out.
But my oily skin makes it difficult for it to stay on long. I'll have it on during the day. By evening / night I need to powder up again
Honestly love this drugstore foundation, one of my favourites. This is lightweight and super easy to blend allowing to add coverage without caking it on. I had first stumbled upon this product when I was over in the U.S. at Walmart and got it for about $5. I am slightly tan (M.A.C N/C40) and I have been using the shade N4 in the true match. I have combination skin and it honestly works very well, lasts all day and is super affordable even in Australia (since makeup prices are crazy here). I really recommend this product and I am struggling to find more true match since they seem to be sold out at every drugstore in my area! Been using it religiously for the last 6 months or so and I absolutely love it :) x
I have always been a make-up junkie, and started using foundation over 50 yrs. ago. I have used cheap, middle-priced, and high priced foundations, and over the years have seen products come and go from the market.
My all-time fav was a MaxFactor "lasting performance", but now I believe I have found a good subsitution in the True Match. I bought the N2, only to find it was a little too light, so I purchased the N5 and mixed those together. Still a little "off", so I bought an N1, and mixed all 3 - VIOLA - perfect shade. I am sure there is a perfect match already in one bottle, but since there is no place I can find that has "testers", you have to guess. That is my only problem with the product. I wish there were samples available or tiny "tester" bottles you could purchase.
It has good coverage. I start with a Laura Geller primer, then I use an Estee Lauder concealer on top in some areas, followed by Estee Lucidity translucent powder, and Marc Jacobs powder blush. Pretty good routine for now. I always use my fingers to apply foundation, as there is better control of the application. I have tried brushes and foam wedges, and always come back to the fingers.
Until they discontinue this product, I am done "searching", and will continue to use this foundation. Actually found it at Walgreens last week for $7.99 and the clerk had another $1.50 off coupon. So for $19.50, I was able to purchase 3 bottles, which will last for probably 4-5 months - pretty good bargain !