Love this product for when it's dry and cold out!! Definitely my favorite foundation for the winter! It goes on flawlessly and is very buildable. I think it applies best using a beauty blender. It definitely gives a dewy finish so it's great for those with dry skin. I can't use this foundation during the summer because I get more oily, but it's a must for the winter! The packaging is fantastic. Love love love foundations with pumps! It also hasn't made me breakout which is fabulous. Only complaint is that I wish it came in a lighter cool color. I'm extremely fair skinned and the lightest shade is a tad too dark, but I just adjust with powder and carrying it down onto my neck.
This truley is a great foundation.... not just for drugstore but for any kind of foundation in general. It does have a dewy/natural finish so if you like matte foundations this is not for you. Its also sheer to medium coverage which I love, so again.... If you like full coverage you should skip on this too. It's been my everyday foundation for the past 3-4 weeks. I also LOOOOOOOOVE the fact that it comes with a pump. I bought it in W6 which is a bit dark for me so I mix it with one of my lighter foundations for the perfect shade. I am nc35 and don't know if I should get W4 or W5 so anyone who is nc35 in mac, let me know what color works best.
This is my everyday foundation. It has sheer/medium coverage and looks great on my skin. It also is soft and blends beautifully, and doesn't break me out, which is a definite plus!! It would be great for summer because it is so light, it doesn't even feel like I have makeup on! If I need extra coverage, I just use another layer (it is super buildable). I also love the pump, it keeps it from getting messy or from accidentally getting too much! And it lives up to its name....It makes your skin look LUMINOUS! Thanks for another great product, L'Oreal!
I LOVE THIS STUFF!
This compares to an Este Lauder foundation that I use for special events.
I have used all sorts of drugstore foundations in the past that were great, colorstay, the original true match, healthy skin, revlon whipped and let me just say that this tops everything else above.
I think the key to this looking amazing is moisturizing and priming your skin properly. And then setting it with a translucent mineral powder.
I use Curel ultra healing lotion because I have super dry skin, especially in the winter and I prime with a revlon primer. I apply true match lumi first, then on top in some areas I add a bit of revlon whipped. It's perfection.
I wanted to try this product out for a long time, based on what I heard on youtube and makeup alley.
I have oily combination skin, and I still love this product, even though it's marketed as a 'luminous' foundation.
It is very smooth, doesn't seem to oxidize, and looks very natural, "like skin". I like that it is a pump applicator, and although costly, at about $13 each, it does last a long time.
Thiis buildable from light to medium coverage. It does a good job at concealing redness, and small blemishes.
Okay, I have a confession to make. Although everyone raves about the Revlon Color Stay Foundation and I have tried it and own it now, I just find the L'Oreal True Match line more appropriate to my complexion.
I have regular to dry mature skin and this foundation goes on easily and looks natural throughout a long day of work. I find it MUCH less "greasy" than the new Revlon "Whipped" Color Stay and much less off color that the Color Stay regular foundation.
So, I sometimes mix it with a few drops of concealer or a HE foundation I have but overall, for the cost I have always found the True Match foundations better for me. The Lumi line is no exception. Worth a try for the money.
I have mixed feelings about this product. First off, it took me a while to find my shade, even though they have the colors categorized by warm/neutral/cool. I picked up the foundation in shell beige, which matched my skin tone pretty well, though it wasn't an exact match. The thing I really like about the foundation is the shine particles in the formula. I feel as though it highlights my face in the normal areas where I would usually put a highlighter. I love the luminous effect it gives my skin. However, the thing I do not like about this foundation is: the lasting power. I found that it lasted about 4-5 hours on me and then became very patchy on my skin. It made my blush look horrible! But, since I did really like the foundation, I decided to give it one more shot. Since the foundation is light coverage, I decided to pack on two foundations (since you would have to do two layers anyway for a medium-full coverage foundation). I first used my face primer, then used Maybelline Fit and topped it off with True Match Lumi. Best combination ever. I got the coverage I wanted, without the patchy-ness, but with the luminosity I wanted. The other thing I really liked about this foundation, is the pump. I gave the product 3 stars mainly because its some what of an inconvenience to layer two different foundations, when I could just buy a full coverage foundation, the lasting power, and the price. For the price, its a bit on the steep side. If you have oily skin, I would not recommend; mainly because of the shine particles in it. It will make you look more oily than you infact are. Other than that, I would probably repurchase it again.
Disclaimer: I do not use foundation because no matter which one I try, I feel like it makes my skin look fake. I would rather have blemishes than a skin color and texture not found in nature.
BUT I have been mixing one pump of this with Olay Total Effects 7 in one anti-aging UV Moisturizer fragrance-free (SPF 15). And it works well. It reduces the shiny effect of sunscreen and adds more protection to my skin.
Although, I started this product with the Garnier Fructis Clinical Overnight Peel and Dark Spot Corrector Vitamin C treatment. I don't know which product to attribute to my skin improvements.
So first off, I would agree that this foundation is not for those with really oily skin. Like many of you out there, I get oily in the summer, but just sort of regular t-zone oiliness in the fall/winter and I can take a lot more moisture in my products. This foundation is great for dry to semi-oily skin.
The pump is AWESOME, and two pumps is perfect coverage. I'd say the coverage is medium to full, and although it might seem light, it actually covers quite well and the texture is so smooth and easy to apply. I apply it with my fingers, and make sure to smooth it out all the way down my chin and partly down my neck, because it can cake up just a bit if you don't spread it all the way out. Another post mentioned using a brush to apply and that could work too but I havent tried it yet.
I've found that using the Nuance Translucent Finishing Powder on top of the foundation and concealer works the best. Leaves a beautiful, luminous finish that lasts for hours. Seriously, hours! I go out often after work, and I'm so impressed that with the combo of L'oreal Lumi plus concealer and Nuance powder, my skin still looks great over 12 hours later!
Honesty, this has to be one of the WORST foundations I have ever used. The only positive that I found was the packaging was good for a DS foundation..loved the pump.
That's about it for things I liked.
When I first applied this foundation, I was actually really pleased with it. It started out good, but after ONLY 2 hours, this stuff just looked and felt disgusting.
It started to get very patchy and then started to smear very badly. It set into my pores and omg...horrible. I could not wait to get home and wash this stuff off my face.
I have combo/dry'ish in the winter time skin and used a very good primer before applying this and it still melted off and looked disgusting.
I will never touch the stuff again. I liked the Revlon Naked foundation much better.