This foundation left me amazed. I normally use the Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab Foundation (Golden Tan) but when I saw that it had turned out that it was way too orange/reddish tan for me, I decided to give another foundation a try. I chose this because it had a nice wide range of colors (Warm, Neutral, and Cool) and I was able to choose out a color that fit my undertone perfectly (W7, Caramel Beige) not to mention my overall skin tone. It really was super-blendable and when it had finished setting, it left me with a nice matte-finish. (I have really weird skin, so the finish might be different for someone else.) Everything was on-point; The only con I have with this is that it's not in a pump, which isn't that sanitary. Other than that, love this foundation and will be re-purchasing this from no own, especially since it's cheaper than my CG+OLAY one :p
I had heard about this foundation all over, from all sorts of different people, so after a while, I decided to give both the plain True Match and the True Match Lumi a try. I started with Lumi and found, immediately, that the shade matched me perfectly, however, for some reason beyond me, I did not wear primer with it, so within a few hours, it was sitting a bit uncomfortably on my skin and sinking into most pores and fine lines (I applied with my fingers as well). I tried it with a decent primer and got a few more hours out of it, but It did not work for my skin, probably since I'm a combination/oily skin toned person.
So I tried the plain True Match.
It was a lot better than many of the foundations I had tried in the past, and it still works great (with primer) for me if I want to have an even looking skin tone, but am willing to do one or two touch ups to get rid of shine. I was actually in love with this foundation for a while, because I am usually not bothered at all by occasionally having to dab off oil or add a bit of translucent powder during the day, but the reason I say "was" is because It faded pretty quickly on my nose and the front of my cheeks just below my eyes. Sometimes I would also have problems with it rubbing off or fading on the chin and forehead area too -- the T-zone. It wasn't extremely noticeable, and sometimes I would try putting a bit of my concealer over those spots to cover, but after a while, I found myself quick to get home and remove it at the end of the day.
Overall, It's a great foundation, compared to a few of the other drugstore products I've used, but It just didn't work for me.
This foundation happens to top any foundation I've tried. From MAC to Benefit, this takes the cake. The L'Oreal app helps you find your color (such a help!). It's a medium coverage, light foundation. It doesn't leave you cake-y or dewy (the true match Lumi has more of a dewy look, if that's what you're looking for). I've already recommended it to friends and they love it. I use the Sigma F80 brush and together it's magic. Definitely recommend!
First of all, I am a foundation junkie. I have in total 23 foundations ranging from high end to low end products. I have pretty good skin with the exception of my natural dark circles but still tend to prefer a full coverage foundation.
I bought this foundation in W4 after seeing a few youtube guru's that I subscribe to saying how great it was, and for the price I thought why not!
First of all, the colour is perfect - and I know I am not alone on this. There are quite a few different shades and with it being super bendable I believe this foundation would work for anyone. I would definitely say that this is a light coverage foundation, although it can be built up for a fuller coverage. Also, its so, so watery! If I pump this out onto my hand (the English version has a pump, which I haven't seen on the American version) it will definitely run down my hand and off of it unless I act fast.
It hasn't made me break out, but I do find that my shiny spots come through after about 6-7 hours. Wouldn't usually be a problem but find it a little annoying when I'm working a 12 hour, super busy shift!
I do love this product, its super affordable, super bendable and a perfect colour match. Not my HG product, but still a favourite.
So I'm not so keen on this anymore. When first applied it looks beautiful and glowy. I do need a couple of layers to build up the coverage, but when I do it looks great. A bit too glowy though, so I have to powder. But throughout the day it starts to seperate on the skin and turn blotchy, patchy and orange. You can see a line of foundation at my jawline when I blended it perfectly beforehand! And my blemishes show through too. Really disappointed with this.
Old review...I have been having real trouble with spots and acne scarring which makes me sad enough, but its even worse when none of my foundations cover them completely so I still see the shadow of where they are the whole day. My nars sheer glow did nothing even with two layers, bourjois healthy mix, even estee lauder double wear still didn't completely cover the scars. But this did! Like magic, they seem to completely disappear. This is the only foundation recently that makes me look like I have perfect skin! And it doesn't wear off either. With my foundations, I get everything covered and then I look in the mirror like 2 hours later and you can totally see my scarring underneath again :/ But this stays put! And you need so little as well. One pump is waaay too much - it can easily do your whole face! And it blends super easy too and I have extremely dry skin. It definitely does live up to its 'super-blendable' name. Its quite a luminous finish, though I do find I need blush to perk up my skin as the shade makes me look a bit sick. The only bad thing I can say is that I haven't found my true match as the colour, w1 is a slight bit dark. But only when compared to my hand, and I hope noone will notice too much... (I'm nc20-25). Another downside is it does emphasise dry patches a bit, but only when you look at a magnifying mirror. And if you have a protruding spot, it gathers around it and doesn't stay on top of it. But I find that concealer easily hides it.
OMG you guys! I love this foundation! I just got it today because i have an event at night and i only had some money left after i bought skin care, so i got this! Im in the color W3. I was really worried at first because its hard to find a true yellow under toned foundation! So i got this and the moment i tried it, it was amazing. The coverage is good, medium. The color is really nice and it just makes my skin look awake!
I absolutely hated this foundation the first time I tried it. But I kept hearing so many good things about it, that I decided to give it another try. I am very fair (nw15 MAC). The struggle to find a pale enough foundation, that doesn't oxidize and make me look orange, is ridiculous! I tried shade w2 first and hated it! So I went back and tried n1 and hated it! I was beginning to think my shade didn't exist. So then I tried c2, which looked way too pink in the store, but ended up being my perfect match! I apply this with my real techniques makeup sponge or the beauty blender and I love the finish it gives. It lasts a decent amount of time on my skin. I would say it had a medium coverage but it is build able. It's my new HG foundation!
I just do not like this foundation. At all. Eww.
It looks absolutely HORRIBLE on my skin! It really makes all my scars, pores, fine lines, dry spots ... All that to pop out like no other.
I'm on accutane at the moment. Ive been on it for 6 months now and my acne is really starting to heal. I dont have any active break outs at the moment, just scarring and some redness and large pores. I thought this foundation would be a good one for me once its supposed to be suitable for dry skin. But no.
I gave this foundation a good long try. I went through 2 bottles of it! Actually kind of 4 coz i tried different shades. I primed, i moisturized... I did everything. I was so frustrated coz i thought that beacause of my acne and accutane my face is just going to look horrible no matter what... Until i switched to another foundation and it looked completely fine on me! What a waste of money.
-I dont like the coverage.
-I hate the small tiny glitters it has.
-I dont think its a "true match". Even the yellowest shades were too red or orangey for me.
-I defenitely do not think its a suitable for dry skin.
I love this foundation it feels so lightweight! It's thin to apply but has a medium coverage which can be buildable. It also has a wide range of colours to choose from. Only downside is that it costs $42 in New Zealand
I tried this foundation because dita von teese said she used the lightest shade in neutral. (Dumb reason I know) but I figured if it had to be pale enough for her super fair skin it had to work for me right? Wrong! not only was it too dark, it broke me out and oxidized like no ones business.