I was very disappointed in this product. I am a very fair skinned brunette and I tried the N1, the color was great, but that is the only thing I liked. I apply my powder with a brush, not with the included sponge, and I still felt like it went on very heavily. I was expecting a finer milled powder from L'Oreal. I normally have very clear, breakout free skin. A few weeks after using this product I began to get terrible breakouts in my T-zone. I am confident that the True Match powder is the culprit because I have not had any other changes in my routine (no other new make up, cleansers, hair products, medications, etc...).
I like the packaging though, it was easy to use and easy to keep clean, so I gave it lippies for that. I definitely will not repurchase, as my last purchase is sitting in my garbage can.
L'oreal gets my stamp of approval yet again, I bought this in buff beige, I went by their color system and was a bit unsure if I was warm or neutral, but found I really can do either one, I went for beige after noticing a lot of the powders, foundations I'ved bought in the past are either buff or beige something. What really impressed me it's the texture of this product, very fine-milled, I simply apply it whit a powder brush and I'm out the door, very no fuss, I'm yet to try their foundation, I use Prescriptives and found the powder didn't change or affect overall color, I was lucky they compliment each other. Definately would purchse again.
A great powder--works well for touchups/covering shine. Can look heavy if you put too much on--duh. ;) No problems w/ breakouts, etc.
This is horrible. It looks very nice and flawless upon application, but it creases within 30 mins or so, and my usually normal skin starts producing more oil. i think this foundation is drying, and the finish is matte but has shimmer, which i don't like. the lasting power is horrible, faded and oxidised within 3 hrs, the only thing good about this is the variety of shades availible. If ur looking for a liquid foundation that is lasting, natural and covers well, please take a look at Revlon colorstay. cheaper too.
I am going to yes on buying this again but so far I have only used it for 2 days.
I find that once this settles it does look very natural. I am also happy to report that it does not make my pores look bigger but it does not make the disappear either.
I would give this 4 lippies if I could find a way to get more coverage from it. I am thinking about wetting a sponge and see if that helps with more coverage.
Now about that "True Match" name. The drugstore that I bought this at did not have samplers but it did have a card thing that I could help match my skin tone. The way you do it is by holding the chart over your wrist and find the color that fades and you can not see it. The color that did this on me looked a bit too light so I got that color and the next color that looked like a match from the chart.
When I used the foundation I rubbed the sponge on each foundation and applied to my face. After trying this 2 different ways I am thinking that maybe the 1st shade was right for after all. Once you get the color on it seem to adjust to your face color. I am very happy with the color match. I according to several MAC SA's I am neutral warm yet have a bit of pink to my skin so, it is very hard for me to find a "perfect match" in foundation.
I am also very happy with how well it controlled my oil throughout the day. I didn't even need to blot once! I have very oily skin!
Once I use this for several days I will know if it is going to make me breakout. Usually if a product is going to make me breakout I start getting whiteheads around my nose. So far so good!
After use of a few more days I will update this review and if I can get more coverage and know this product will not break me out I will give it another lippie.
The only thing I liked about this product was that the color looks natural and it does hide some of my blemishes. But I hate everything else about it. After a few hours with it on, it started looking flakey and parts would start rubbing off for no apparent reason, and it made my skin break out! I don't know, maybe there's someting wrong with my skin, but I definitely do not recommend this.
This is a decent powder. I bought N1 and the color is very good. The coverage is moderate, though it doesn't adhere all that well to skin. I've used the entire package, which has taken several months. I'm pretty picky so that's saying something - I usually toss pressed powder because I'm hard to satisfy with it. I won't buy it again because my budget doesn't require it and because I (hope) there is something better out there. I do recommend it though. It did not cause breakouts, by the way.
I don't get how they came up with these colors. First I tried N2 because I'm pretty light and couldn't figure out what my skintone was. It came out so dark and unnatural! Then I exchanged that one for W1 which was a slightly better match but was actually too pink and still too dark for me. This stuff also looks sooo cakey and eccentuated my dry flakes! Maybe this stuff is better on oily skin. The compact looks nice but it's really inconvenient. Won't be buying again.
As a poor college student, I can't bring myself to invest in the more expensive brands like BE and Philosophy. I've tried a lot of drugstore makeup and I think that this brand is my favorite. I found a shade that matches my skin tone nicely and the powder is easier to blend than other brands. My skin is very sensitive and breaks out a lot, but didn't do so as much with True Match. My only qualm is that it doesn't stand up very well to humid weather, something I encounter a lot where I live.
I love this powder... I have never liked pressed powders since they never seem to look right to me. I had no problems matching my light skin tone, and I was surprised by the coverage... I don't need much coverage, but this helped my skin look smooth and even without looking caked on! I will buy this again, and am considering the liquid foundation in the fall. (I don't wear liquid during the summer)