This is better then the liquid L'Oreal True math in a bottle! I wanted to find something that blended well and that was easy to apply in the morning before my gym workouts. I apply Nivea cream and then this plus a little concealer under the eye and head to the gym. It stay's on decently even though I profusely sweat during my 60-90min workouts. I love how this matches my slightly olive complextion and is very blendable.
man i was really hoping id like the true match line but i really didn't. First of all i thought this was a powder not a cream.and the cream feels way more greasy than the liquid one dose. and i try different shades in this too and there all pretty much white. laaaammmmee
I too, had high hopes for this product. I've worn the True Match liquid before and liked it well enough as a ds sub in the middle of buying my high end stuff. I decided to branch out and buy this and I really don't like it. First, it's so greasy feeling. Also it just seems to sit on top of my skin no matter how I apply - I tried my MAC 190, Sephora HD airbrush and the included sponge. It always looked cakey and mask like. Not so good. I do like the color, though, it really matches my skin tone. When I first put it on, my skin looks great, but it does NOT wear well through the day. Also, it made me break out like a teenager. *sigh* that's what I get for trying something new, and trying to save a buck. I got it on sale for $4.99, so at least I didn't waste a ton of money trying it. The packaging is OK. I like that the sponge can be kept separate, but the mirror is in a very awkward spot to use.
I have really clear skin that is slightly dry in the winter time. This stuff is a creme with a slightly powdery finish. I don't like the coverage of the stuff personally. It seems that no matter how little of the product I put on my face it looks like I have a layer of foundation on. It just doesn't sit right on my face. I think I will stick to my revlon colorstay.
I love creme foundations & have tried a lot of them. This one isn't high on my list however, and I was hoping it would be in order to replace the Lancome one I currently use (despite being made by the same company, they are nothing alike). I tried the W-1-2 shade which was an ok match, maybe a bit light for me but was yellow enough which was nice (I'm @NC20 this time of year but Warm 3 looked too dark). What really irked me is this provided no coverage unless I used at least two, and more like three, layers. It's not my application, it just seems to be that sheer. I have "translucent" powders that provide more coverage than this does! I also found it a bit hard to blend despite the "super blendability" it touts because it seems very 'dry' in texture for a creme and that's exactly what it looked like. I guess I expected more from a creme since I have normal-to-dry skin, need some emolliency and coverage to even out some redness which is why I use cremes in the first place, but this didn't do either of those. After paying nearly $13 + tax I think I will be returning this to CVS and stick with my Lancome Photogenic creme which does everything I want it to, price notwithstanding.
This is fantastic, but it's too light for most people in the light shades. Speaking as a natural redhead with Eastern European ancestors and very little natural pigmentation, except a very light yellow undertone, even I had to go up one level--otherwise, this is ghost white.
This does NOT break me out. Virtually everything else I put on my forty-something, still relatively unlined, very Retin-A'd, allergic face either makes my face red, makes my eyes itch or is too oily and breaks me out.
Nope. Clear skin is all I have with this. It's incredible.
This has no cyclopentasiloxane--it seems to be what's breaking me out--see keah's review below
Oooh this is my favorite foundation ever! However I don't think this foundation is for everyone. If you have skin like me, I think you will really like this. I have somewhat dry skin that is even drier in the winter. I initially applied this with a foundation brush. I'd apply a few brush strokes and then blend with my fingers. This method worked very well. I've been lazy lately and just using the sponge applicator that came with the product. I actually like this technique more! It's very easy to apply a sheer layer of product, and then I use the other side of the sponge to blend. This is easy to wash off and provides a nice buildable coverage. It's lightweight and so far hasn't caused any dryness or flakiness for me. I've been using it for a few weeks without problems.
As far as drugstore foundations go, this is one of the better ones available. Shade selection is a strong advantage of L'oreal's true match collection, and I had no trouble finding a shade by myself. The packaging of this product is nice, no frills. I did not use the cheap sponge it came with, and used a Laura Mercier foundation sponge, which is a lot thicker and provides a better finish. This product looks best when you pick up the product with a sponge, dab off excess on your hands, then just lightly "stamp" the sponge all over your skin. I recommend using a primer first to get a better finish. Flaky skin people should notice that this product will accentuate the flakes and dryness. Overall, good product if you're looking for a basic foundation but don't want to spend a fortune. For people looking for that ultra amazing ooh-la-la finish, head over to department stores.
This product is like a cream foundation. The coverage can be light to heavy just depending on how much you layer it. This collection is amazing because there is a shade in this foundation for everyone. My color matches my complexion perfectly! I'm very satisfied with this product and it blends wonderfully. I would reccomend applying this with a brush though, the pad they give you is okay and works so-so if you are in a rush and have to use what you have but a brush is best. I also own the L'Oreal True Match concealer, and that works very well too. I am planning on buying this collection's liquid foundation as well because I'm soo impressed with how the concealer and this works. My color is 'Soft Sable' and my concealer is 'Neutral - Medium/Deep N6-7-8'. I am Indian/Italian and I am not olive but I am not ebony. Lots of people say I have a golden brown complexion. This product is definitely worth it! ^_^ I hope that this review helped!
I am in *love* with this product!!! I have found that your application technique with this product is EVERYTHING.
Here is my method: I start with a moisturizing primer (I use Korres or Stila). Then, I take one of those little cheap triangular sponges and get it wet (you could also use Fix +) so all the little "pores" of the sponge open up. Next, I squeeze out most of the water. I then apply the product and blend, blend, blend- less is more with the application. Too much will look cakey. Lastly, I set the foundation with Maybelline's Mineral Power Translucent Finishing Veil (their answer to BE Mineral Veil).
The results are amazing! This method gives me that airbrushed finish, which I love. It has that great finish- not too matte where it looks dry, and not oily. I found that if you just use it on the skin right out of the packaging it can look cakey and somewhat dry once it settles. Also, even though I am an NC20 I use this in W2 and it is a perfect match. The cool foundations I found were WAYYY too pink looking to me. Overall, this is an awesome foundation and I definitely plan on purchasing again. A plus- it has an SPF of 17 and is oil free. Give it a try!