So I bought this product about 2 months ago and i have been using it ever since, it was about 16 dollars in Canada (from shoppers drug mart) I probably should have gone to walmart for a better deal but whatever. W1 matched my fair skin I have warm undertones and this is the best colour match I have ever found. It just sucks that it goes patchy on my skin and wears off i literally look crazy by the end of the day even with my setting powder. I applied it with my elf powder brush and that brush is literally amazing
-perfect colour match for fair skin
-expensive compared to other drugstore foundations
-does not stay on the face
-become splotchy after several hours
-makes my skin look oil
-watery and hard to build up coverage
I'm sure this product works for other skin types just not for me!!!!
Light, breathable formula for my dry, acne-prone skin. The formula has a pinch of shimmer, but it doesn't show up at all. Natural, satin finish in normal day/indoor lighting. This doesn't photograph well in harsh camera phone flash in a dark nightclub; N4, which matches me perfectly in normal lighting, washes me out, W7, for when I'm at my darkest, too orange, and when I mix my W7 with my sisters N2, I still look washed out. I use other foundations for clubbing, but this does fine when I'm photographed as a wedding guest.
On one hand i'm so happy about this product, but on the other i'm so disappointed. For me, this foundation in W3 Nude Beige is the absolute PERFECT match for my skintone! I have a really hard time finding a color that matches me because a lot of foundations tend to be all cool toned until they get into shades that are too dark for me, so i'm either forced to have a crazy pink face or i'm forced to have a face much darker than my neck. Either way, no bueno.
When trying this on I was so happy to have a face to finally match the rest of me! Unfortunately this separates something awful around my oily nose and I can't even repair it once it gets to that point. I've tried powdering but it's just no use. True Match is no match for the oily parts of my combination skin. This one will have to be put aside in my collection until the few days of Floridian winter.
I DO however think this is still a great product for people with less oily skin and I have recommended it to several of my friends!
EDIT: I've added another lippie to this review because i've gone on vacation and tried using this again and it actually works very well for me! Then again, I've gone from a humid Florida climate to an English climate so this will basically only be used for my trip, but I do see the potential for this to work with even oily skin now!
this foundation is awful for DRY SKIN...just a waste of money. I think it would be great on oily skin...
Usually I use Dior forever foundation, but I wanted to buy also a cheaper one to use when I have to go to the store etc since I don't feel like wasting high quality foundation for that but I don't even wanna get out of my house with my face completely naked.
SO, first of all, it's so bad for dry skin, it made my face look cakey, the dead skin was so visible and my face looked awfully yellow, it didn't even match my colour - I bought Ivoredore which should match my colour because usually I buy Dior's 010 ivoire...
You need a lot of product to cover your face, but everything still shows up. "a flaweless beautiful complection..." this is just ridiculous, it makes me look worse than without any makeup.
I'm definitely gonna mix it with a lot of cream and use it as a body foundation for my legs coz I don't wanna waste it.
The packaging is cute though.
My second go-to foundation. I wear revlon's colorstay (sometimes mixed with my moisturizer) and sometimes it's so much work to remove it thoroughly at the end of the day so i use this. For reference i have normal to combination skin and wear W6 sun beige and W7 caramel. BLENDABILITY/COVERAGE: this foundation blends like a dream and doesn't dry quickly quite like revlon colorstay. You can definitely get full coverage with a stippling brush or buffing brush and medium or sheer coverage with a damp beauty blender or sponge. PACKAGING: cute and little 1 fl. oz bottle and no pump. Doesn't really bother me. STAYING POWER: Lasts longer than 8 hours for me with setting powder because I don't have very oily skin. In general i do love this stuff and recommend it to anyone willing to try it out (:
MY HG FOUNDATION FOR SURE!! I love everything about this makeup! (except for the lack of pump) aslong as the product inside it is worth it, its not a big deal and this product is DEEFINITTLYYY worth it!!! I only advise people to set it with a powder, it can tend to get oily after about 8 hours or so. I will keep repurchasing this! ( i have normal skin and wear a W4 Natural Beige)
You can fore sure find your color since they have 3 undertones. I have really really yellow undertone and it is hard something that match my skin tone. w4 matches me exactly!
it provides good coverage, say medium-full. not full coverage though, it just evens out your skin tone. it doesn't leave your face looking cakey. looks really good with photography
the bad thing is it doesn't last all day, it starts to fade away after half of the day :/ and it does't control oil, so my super oily skin gets sooo greasy all over specially my nose, which shineees =.=
i wouldn't repurchase this though, because i rather invest in a foundation that last all day and controls oil well. but this is definitely one of the best drugstore foundations
True Match is an oil-free liquid foundation with SPF 17 that caters not only to a range of skin tones but also undertones which is a first in the low-end/drugstore market. I have very warm yellow tones to my skin and I have always found it hard to find those shades in less expensive foundations. I have always been a bit skeptic of L'Oreal foundations so I never considered them until I had started seeing rave reviews online.
I matched myself to W4 Golden Natural at first which is the most yellow-toned in Australia's shade range of 11. It suited my NC35 skin tone really well but I realized after a few applications I had gone back to being a NC30 so I picked up W3 Golden Beige which again was a good colour match.
The Australian version comes in a clear glass bottle containing the standard 30ml of product. It has a silver pump with a clear plastic pop-on lid. I like the packaging as its very simple and the pump is a huge plus as its much easier to use. I find I need 1 and a 1/2 - 2 pumps to do my whole face. In the bottle and when I was swatching it in store you can see that there is a very fine gold shimmer throughout. It doesn't translate on to the face though which is good as I personally do not like shimmer in my foundation.
Application is very easy as its fairly thin. My favourite way of applying this is with my hands because I have acne-prone skin I find its the most hygenic, for extra coverage the Sigma Synthetic Kabuki brushes are great as well. It gives medium-buildable coverage while feeling extremely lightweight (compared to Estee Lauder Double Wear & Revlon Colorstay) and it has a satin-matte finish so I need to set this with powder to ensure longevity.
Throughout the day every 4-5 hours I do need to blot and powder my nose but that's standard for me as I even have to do this with Double Wear. It lasts a full day and doesn't fade at all when I set with powder which I'm impressed with. If I touch my face at the end of the day it does tend to come off on my hand or on my clothes when undressing, so not the best in terms of being transfer resistant.
I have oily/acne-prone skin and this doesn't aggravate my skin and cause breakouts which is the most important factor for me with foundation. The added SPF is a plus for day wear and I don't find this flashes back much at all, so a big thumbs up!
Overall, I am really happy I decided to not listen to the reviews about this foundation not being suitable for oily skin because I have finally found an inexpensive foundation with a strong yellow undertone and that lasts well. I will definitely continue to repurchase this and I would highly recommend it.
I don't know why this product doesn't have better ratings. W2 is a good match for my fair, yellow-toned skin (probably NC15-20ish), and the foundation really is super-blendable. The finish is amazing: not dewy (I know some like this, but personally I find dewy finishes to be very oily looking) but not completely matte either; it is somewhat a semi-matte/satin finish which I love. it looks very natural.
the bottle doesn't come with a pump, but that doesn't bother me too much since I use a pretty generous amount, so it's not like any product is wasted.
a warning though: this product isn't very yellow-toned, even the W-series looks kinda neutral to me. I sometimes add in some yellow pigment to counter that.
Looks great at first, pretty full coverage. Looks crappy a few hours later on me, starts to fade and separate around my nose. I did set it with a powder. Cheap though and lots of shades.