Not the worst ive tried, it doesn't have much oil control, not much coverage, has tiny glitters in it, and oxidises. i am an NC20 and wear W2.
I use the shade "cocoa" as bronzer and love it.
I loved the finish of this product over my foundation, but the lightest shade is just too dark for me. It turned me a funny shade of oxodized orange. I wish True Match came in lighter, super pale, shades.
It works for me. I buy the third one already and it is still the best of all i had before. Even better than Estee Lauder.
None of the colors looked right on my skin, the paler ones made me look ghostly and any darker made me orange :( I suppose it looked alright when I first applied it, but after a couple of hours, probably because I have combination skin, it began to form orange patches where my skin was most oily. I have applied this foundation to other people who have a drier skin and they looked fine, but I wouldnt reccomend it for people who have oily/combination skin.
I LOVE this powder! I have been using it for YEARS! I work at a major beauty distributor as a consultant, and have access to tons of high-end powders, and this is by far my favorite. The only thing that drives me nuts is that the power is transferable. If I hug my BF it always seems to get on his shoulder, but besides that, this powder looks great on the skin, not chalky, blends in like a dream. I am the shade W2- and a Mac NC20-25. I get the warm shade and to me its nuetral, the cool is too pink and the neutral is ok. This one matches me perfect even though I have pink undertones. The only thing I have noticed recently is target stopped carrying W1 & W2, don't worry, they still make it, get it from Walmart!
Yuck. If you like looking like you have a pancake pasted onto your face, you mike like this.
I've tried this with several sponges and brushes, perfectly moisturized and primed, and it always looks bad.
The only positive thing is that the color does truly match.
UPDATE: Yeaah, it broke me out :( knocking off a lippie for that~
Overall Rating: 5/5
SKIN BACKGROUND: Oily, acne prone, SUPER sensitive, mild scarring and discoloration, NW20-25ish.
PRICE: $10-12 US Dollars
COVERAGE: I use this as a setting powder for my foundation, and I feel it adds an additional light layer of coverage. I have not yet worn it alone, but I definitely think it would make a great light-coverage foundation too!
FINISH: Soft-powder finish. I honestly look like a porcelain doll when I wear this.
TEXTURE: Soft and blendable, as the product claims to be
LASTING POWER: This doesn't exactly keep my skin super matte, I do find I have to retouch every 2 hours or so, but I never get super shiney or anything. So I would say it stays on my face for 5 hours if I don't touch up.
SHADES: The L'Oreal True Match line comes with many shades, with 3 different undertones: warm, neutral, and cool. I got mine in Warm 2, which is a little pale for me, but I think the next shade W3 will match me fine.
DID THIS BREAK ME OUT?: I am not quite sure... I did get a few bumps on my forehead after wearing this, but my skin has been temperamental lately, so I don't think this was the culprit.
PACKAGING: Its a compact. On the top is the powder, then there is a mirror and sponge compartment on the bottom. I actually did not even realize there was a bottom compartment untill a few months after I bought it.... *facepalm*.
WOULD I REPURCHASE?: Yes
FINAL VERDICT: I really like this. I think I might try wearing it as a foundation, or maybe over a TM or BB cream. Great little powder! Definitely exceeded my expectations.
I found this to actually not control my oil as good as I thought it would. I hadn't even left the house, and my nose was already oily!! DISGUSTINGLY oily, and my skin usually isn't that terrible!
It also oxidized orange on my skin, making me look just like Snooki. It caked, it settled, it looked very noticeable on my pores, and I hate it.
The packaging is fine, I actually really liked the packaging, but the powder itself is terrible. I don't want to touch up every few seconds, and I DO NOT want to look like someone blew Cheetos dust all over my face.
For reference: nc30, warm
I've been using this powder to contour my face. I wear w3-4 in the loreal true Match line. I originally picked up neutral 6 (n6) to contour. I figured the w line would be too orangey and the c line would be too dirty/red looking. N6 barely showed up on my skintone as a contouring shade so I exchanged it for n7.
I love it! Color isn't too muddy nor too orange. I contour my cheekbones and nose with n7. Formula is super silky and pigmented. Another plus is that this product doesn't make me break out. I contour with a mac 109 brush. Def would repurchase!
Edit (2/27/13): I am now a nc20-25 and I still use n7 to contour/bronze during the day. I've also been loving n8 (cappuccino) for heavier contour at night.