I'm an NC30 in MAC foundations and found that W3 was a good match for me. The price is great but the actual foundation is awful!
It dried out my skin like crazy and REALLY emphasized flakiness. I have no idea why L'Oreal claims that it's "super blendable". I found it to be extremely hard to blend whether I used a sponge, a brush, or even my fingetips and ended up with a mask-like appearance.
Never again will i buy this.
I don't even understand the reviewers that say that this foundation soaks in like a sponge. This was the driest, cakiest foundation I have ever experienced in my life. Unsalvagable mess. I have very dry skin so I can never just put foundation on my skin. I glob on moisturizer and then when my face is still dewey I blend in the foundation w/ my fingers and I usually even add moisturizer to the actual foundation and I am fine.
W/ True Match? Ha...even w/ all that lotion when I was done and looked at myself outside w/ a mirror I was horrified. I used N2 which was a good shade for my skin as best as I could tell but it wasn't blended in at all. It was cakey looking, the foundation was sitting ato my skin, there were clumps of color here and there and it looked like chalk.
I even wet a sponge and began trying to seep it into my skin and then followed that up w/ another glob of lotion and nothing...
I had to wash my face w/ soap and move on.
True Match Foundation is a really nice foundation for the price. Since its hard for me to find the perfect foundation color, I usually have to mix them. They have such a variety that I have been able to accomplish my perfect match for the summer and for the winter. This could be costly because I use 4 different ones (2 for each season). It gives me a nice dewy look. The only thing I dislike, is the way if can come off and get on clothing if you are not careful. Therefore, I don't go out shopping with it. Other than that, its fine.
This foundation gave a dewy, natural look and blended quite well although I had to sweep pressed powder over it to set it. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again because it didn't give much coverage. I like the pump it came in, and overall it's an okay foundation.
I love this foundation. After trying several high-end brands, including Chanel and Lancome, I always come back to my L Oreal True Match. The color sinks right into my skin and looks even and natural, yet gives me medium coverage. The consistency is smooth and moist and the price can't be beat!
This is an average foundation there's really nothing too great about it. I've been using this for about a year now and I have it in 3 different shades (N3,N4, and N5 for every season). When I first put this on I really like this foundation, it matches my skin and blends well and it doesn't make my face look cakey I think that's the reason why I kept buying it. The problem is that after a few hours my face starts to look very oily and it is easy to rub off. I still wear this everyday and by the end of the day it doesn't look good at all it almost completely gone or it looks greasy on my face. I think it's about time I find a new foundation.
I used this for two years, and it was so-so. It didn't make me break out too badly, but I still felt very relieved at night after removing it.
The colour was what finally made me stop using it. I have very light skin with pink undertones, and used C1, ivory rose. It looked very good in my bathroom mirror, but in natural light, I felt dull and somehow grey. During winter, it got too dark for me, and I had to apply it all over my face, or it would look as if my face was dirty where I had applied.
What I liked best was the pump. The amount was very easy to control. Also, the consistency was very nice. Had it been the right colour, it would have blended very easily.
i love this product; sometimes drug stores have it BOGO so theats wen i always buy it.. im usually out by the time the sale comes again lol.. will def get again.. it workd really well if u use the liquid first and the powder on top.. flawless look that mac cant even match!
Ok so I haven't been using this long about a week, I am on the hunt for a nice foundation with an SPF that won't cause me to break out or look too oily. This stuff is pretty good, I was breaking out the other day and I couldn't determine whether it was from this foundation or the neutrogena pore refiner, I stopped using the refiner and the acne is clearing up so I guess this stuff wasn't the culprit. I don't like the texture as much as covergirl's trublend powder foundation (which they repackaged as mineral and took out the spf and most of the shades). Until I can find something more like my old CG this foundation with a light dusting of maybelline matte powder is doing an ok job. I might repurchase.
Update: I have taken quite a liking to this foundation, I am pale with pink undertones, but since I don't like the pink tones I bought W1 instead. I was impressed it took out all the pink that I was unhappy with. You do have to blend this product quickly which is fine with me, and if you have dry patches you have to moisturize those areas before applying, I only moisturize under my eyes since I have oily skin so I only stay flakely for about 15 minutes. I still miss CG trublend powder though.
FINAL EDIT: although many people said they felt this product was too drying, it is now making my skin MUCH MORE oily. I am not sure what happened it worked great for a while then my skin just started producing a ton more oil when I have this foundation on. Also I noticed any acne marks I had would not heal when I used this foundation, Since I switched everything healed within a day or 2 and though I am still oily I am not as bad as I was when using this foundation.
I'm on my second bottle. I have medium tan skin that is a pain to match. I was ecstatic when I found my color with L'oreal. No greasy feeling when you put it on and really easy to blend. The foundation looks natural and not cakey like some tend to do. I like that it's oil-free since i have acne-prone skin. For everyday use, I dab the foundation on after a sweep of Stila's Sheer Tinted moisturizer for a bit more coverage.