It's very watery and runny (which I LOVE), so there's a trick to this foundation. First and foremost; you have to find your perfect shade, period. Don't do the try-on the wrist thing because believe me that DOES NOT WORK. You have to put it on your face, and see it in different lighting. I have found taking pictures of yourself (yes, bc we all love doing that) in different lighting works best. This way you can test out if that color really works for YOU. Places like Target actually allow you to try on the make up and if you don't like it, return it. It is a bit shady if you buy 10 different shades, so stay in your color range and you shouldn't have a problem. Second, it is watery and runny so you have to learn to apply it and once you do, you will learn that a little bit goes a long way! A bottle of this stuff lasts me a few months! Ok so this is gonna sound crazy but please bare with me, I use a HUMID sponge, and add a dime size bit of foundation to it and then proceed to cover my face. Overall I only use 3 dime size runs of foundation to cover my whole face. I say use a humid sponge so that the sponge doesn't suck up the foundation itself. I have found that using just that little (combined with the water still left on the sponge) will allow it to adhere to your skin, instead of just sitting there and then making your face oily. (Maybe I just cannot use thick foundation?) I have tried many (more expensive) foundations, like Estee Lauder, Chanel and Lancome (and YES I hate to say it!!) I love this product more! It does literally last me all day and only touch up if I'm going out that night, but I think it looks great and natural all day for me.
I bought this in W5 in accordance with Temptalia's chart for NC 35. It was a tad dark and the formula sucks balls. It has tiny, duochrome red & gold shimmer particles in it. I don't understand how they can tout this as "the best-selling drugstore foundation". I used this with the medium loose powder of the same name & brand. The combination turned orange on me in 15 min and gave me a gray, ashy, unnatural cast as well! I've never experienced that with more expensive ones and this makes me not want to waste anymore money on DS brands. The liquid was easy to blend but quickly turns cakey and accentuates every pore on my face. I don't even have undereye wrinkles yet but this gave me a lot and aged me by 10 years to say the least. I would give this a huge negative if I could. I would rather go bare-skinned than wear this. continued >>
Very wet compared to some other foundations I've tried but the coverage is good and it blends nicely. It does transfer on everything though and this does not come off clothes easily. This foundation does make me quite oily around the T-zone within 4-8 hours depending on the day and takes very good powder to set. it has loads of cons but I've always liked it anyway, I will never understand why but I'll probably repurchase it again.
I absolutely LOVE this foundation! It is my HG foundation. For years,I have been trying to find the perfect match for my skin,and a few years ago,I found this. I recently bought myself another bottle,so I have purchased it a few times.
My skin is a bit of a combo. I have very fair skin,so most foundations come out way too dark on me,even many brands' "lightest" shades. The other problem is,when I *DO* chose a super light foundation,it always comes out way too pink for my skin,and doesn't match up.
Enter L'OREAL True Match. I love that this line has each shade available in warm,cool,and neutral tones. I found my match in shade W1, Porcelain. I had no idea that fair skin,especially skin as fair as mine,could also be warm toned. I have mostly Irish blood in me(hence the fair skin),but I am also part Mediterranean,so that would explain the *slight* olive tone to my skin.
The one thing I would change is the bottle itself. It would be much easier if this exact formula was in a squeeze bottle,than just a glass one you unscrew the top and pour the liquid out,because it almost always comes out way too fast and either spills,or I end up with too much in my hand. Other than that,I honestly have no other complaints,really. I adore this product,and love many things L'OREAL. In fact,I used one of their hair colors earlier this evening,and it came out amazing,too.
Love this product!!!
The true match colour is close but I find it's a bit more yellow. The bottle packaging is a little messy but that's not a huge problem for me. It is a runny liquid concealer because it is oil free which has more water based products- good for oily skin (which I have!). I can't say the oil on my skin didn't seep through but I suppose it wasn't as bad as other foundations I've used. It's great that it comes with SPF 17 and is an all day wear (I wore it without powder too). Would I buy it again? Maybe if I'm reluctant to go out and try new products but honestly, next time I would probably try another type of foundation.
My product looked slightly different to this, but is still the same foundation. I applied it and it looked too pink, I'm not sure if this is my colour-picking or skin tone, or all the colours, but it was far too pink. When applied with fingers or a foundation brush it was streaky, and didn't offer much coverage. DO NOT buy this product if you have DRY skin! It will highlight dry patches and make them look worse!
I don't see anything special about it. I have relatively oily skin and this just wore off after a couple hours. But if I had dry skin I don't think I would like it either because it's really weird to put on and it would probably look cakey. It just doesn't go on smooth. The consistency is awkward, it doesn't "stick" to my skin at all, it just wants to sit there.
Wow! I can't believe how just a little bit of this product goes such a long way. I don't wear foundation all over my face, just around my nose and chin. I have pretty clear skin and just need more coverage in those areas. I dab just a tad on my concealer brush and that's all I really need to get a medium coverage. It really is super blendable!
I've had my eye on this foundation for a while because I've seen great reviews on it. I took the online quiz on the L'Oreal website to see what shade I would be. The site said I would be a C2 Natural Ivory so that's the shade I picked up. However, the color in the bottle looked too light for me. I'm pretty pale as it is but I thought I would give it a go. I didn't realize that the consistency of the formula was very runny and thin so I accidently put too much product on my concealer brush the first time. When I applied it to my face I freaked a little bit because it looked too light for my skintone. But then I started to blend it out and the shade was such a perfect match for me. What I thought was too light turned out to be just right. It blended nicely to match my skintone and offered good coverage.
The coverage is very buildable if you want it to be more heavy. But, be careful about putting too much on your brush as a little goes a long way. Like everyone else, I feel the packaging isn't that great. I like the glass bottle but it needs to have a pump or some kind of stopper so you don't waste so much product. Also, though this provides pretty decent coverage, it makes my skin dry out. It's not very moisterizing so I have to be sure to provide more care in that department. But overall I like this. I got it for about $7-8 USD at Walmart.
This is one of my go to foundations, it truly is super-blendable and it has such a vast color selection specified for your undertone. I did take off a lippy because although there is a wide color selection i find it hard to find the exact color for me, they do have halfs now and I am a warm undertone but they look a bit too orangey. Right now I am using W4 and I only use it on days when I need a little bit more coverage (the coverage is about medium too full) but overall it's a great foundation with a reasonable price. It does last on me for a while (with a primer) and it does not make my face oily, I do have to blot here and there but that's just my skin the foundation doesn't have anything to do with it.
First of all, the packaging for this foundation is terrible. It's very messy and easy to get everywhere which is just about the most annoying thing ever... who wants foundation all over their makeup bag??
The consistance is very runny and watery, which I do not like at all. It adds to the messyness of the foundation by running everywhere. I don't find it easy to blend at all, I actually think it takes forever to blend in completely.
I put this foundation on at the begining of the day, around 7 in the morning. When I got home at 3 pm, I looked very very oily (and I only have combination skin) and the makeup was basically running off my face. When I put powder over it, all it did was cake up. It was terrible.
I wish I would have taken it back to the store and switched back to my normal foundation...