i bought this in w4 for my winter olive skin.it's a compact with a foundation in a compact.it's creamy,blends well,covers well,stays on long,looks natural,satin finish,i wear it with revlon photoready finishing powder,still feel my skin,perfect for a more natural look!love it!
I bought this on clearance at target about a month month in a half ago and being the idiot that I am I love the powder and liquid foundation so i figured I'd love this just as much and boy was I wrong. I bought 2 of these in w3 and hate it. w3 is too dark for me while in the powder and liquid it's pretty much perfect. It offers very little coverage and when i put powder on it...any powder it looks gross and cakey.it does leave my skin feeling smooth though. I keep going back to it only because I want to get rid of it but this product isn't ending soon enough. I wouldn't buy it again I'm glad I only bought them for 2.50 each at least it wasn't a total loss.
I might buy this again. Not a winter choice for me however as I find it to be a bit drying and not agreeing with my 'winter' skin (dry and miserable). In the summer, it has a decent pore-hiding and oil-controlling capacity.
An odd thing - I have this in N2 and the shade doesn't match the liquid version of True Match. I'm NC25 and the cream N2 looks too light on me, whereas the liquid N2 looks just right. Go figure. If I ever get interested enough in buying this again, I'll go with N3 for the cream (liquid N3 is too dark).
I really tried to like this one but its just meh. The color choices are really great from very pale to dark in three different tones (warm, neutral, cool). This makeup does a good job at hiding pores but its otherwise not a good product. I could not get this makeup to be smooth at all! I tried three different moisturizers including a cream by vaseline and this makeup still high lighted every single possible dry patch I could have (even after exfoliating). I tried applying it in different ways and this makeup is just too much trouble for whats its worth. If you dont mind looking dry and cakey then try it out but its impossible to get right. Im returning mine to the store.
Not sure why all the negative reviews. I didn't really have a problem with it showing dry patches at all. I needed something cheap that I can stick in my makeup bag and apply it in the subway on my way to work so that i don't walk into the office looking like a zombie. I used my regular kiehls moisturizer, let it soak in for about 5-10 minutes, and then applied the foundation. I skipped using the sponge that came with it because it seemed to go on better with fingers. I don't use it on my entire face - just places like around my nose and mouth, where I tend to be quite red and blotchy, as well as underneath my eyes. I'm about a nc25 and the W3 color was a good match.
**Edit: I stopped using this because my skin got too oily after using this. lowered to two stars.
I don't really like this. It looks ok from afar, but close up you can see that it applies very patchy and strange. It's also greasy, yet drying. The color selection is fine; a lot of choices and glad it has SPF, but the quality is just not that great. UPDATE: Tried this for the second time thinking I'd give it another shot. This is some nasty, nasty stuff. Greasy, patchy, never sets, enhances every flaw I have. I would throw this away but I'm a collector, so it will probably just sit in one of my drawers for the rest of it's life, because I will never use this again.
TruMatch is one of the first (if not the very first drug store foundations/powders I got), and I have repurchased this line many times. The reason being that this line has 3 undertones to choose from, and within each tone, many shades to offer! This is very VERY important to me because my tanned, yellowy, Asian skin tone is unbelievably difficult to match. High ends foundations don't even have my shade most of the time, and most foundations out there tend to be more rosy and pink when it the shades get darker. So I am really grateful for L'Oreal to make ones with warm undertones.
After deciding to cut the budget on foundation (used Bare Minerals for a while), I tried the compact version. For a while I used it alone, and I got compliments that my skin looked very dewey, smooth and color matched perfectly. But I started using loose powder to set it, otherwise my skin gets very oily within 2 hours, and it starts melting off my skin. However, even using anti-shine loose powder, my skin still gets oily by midday.
If you don't have problem skin, you should give this or this line a try. Make sure you choose the correct color...don't just assume you are Cool, Warm or Neutral, you should really find out, otherwise it would be really off and you would hate it right off the bat, when the main selling point of the product is the number of shades this line offers. The price is a little on the expensive side for drug store standard, and the volume can last me for about 2 months.
I find that the number of uses/volume compare to the price is a little pricey.
UPDATE: Now that I'ved tried Revlon ColorStay Oil/Combination, I am abandoning L'oreal!! I realized how a good foundation should look on my skin. Original review I gave this a 4 lippies and said would by this again, but now I've changed my mind to give this a 3 lippies and won't buy this again... because I'll be buying Revlon ColorStay!!
I typically wear department store foundations - Laura Mercier, MAC, Julie Hewett, Lancome, etc. However, I'd heard such good raves from friends, and also knowing that Dita von Teese swears by this (she wears the liquid in N1), I just had to try it. Walgreen's was running a sale and I also had some coupons, so I bought the compact foundation in W1. I'm a natural auburn redhead with fair skin & freckles, golden undertones & brown eyes. I was skeptical about W1, because it actually looked a little dark in the compact, but the application sealed the deal. It applied as almost stark white, but blended beautifully and perfectly matches my skin. As in, this is probably the single best skin-matching foundation I have ever used in my entire life. It applied like a dream, contrary to other reviews. Now, when I use cream, liquid or mousse foundations, I always mist my skin with a product like Mac Fix+ or Julie Hewett rose water (for a cheapie try Elf mist & set), and use a cosmetic sponge dampened with the same product. I find that using this method (which was taught to me by a MAC makeup artist), my foundation blends much easier, lasts longer, and I get more sheer coverage. Especially if your skin is dry, I highly recommend trying that application method. I think this is very buildable, probably to medium-heavy coverage, especially if applied dry. I prefer a matte finish, so I top with Coty Airspun powder in translucent extra coverage. The result is perfect, flawless skin. Probably the most perfect foundation match I have ever worn. I will definitely repurchase this and plan on stocking up!
Edited 10/3/11: I tried applying this today with a completely dry sponge instead of my above-mentioned (usual) method, and it actually worked better! It applied evenly and blended beautifully, and wasn't at all cakey or heavy. Still very impressed with this foundation.
Edited 10/26: Still using this foundation daily and I am amazed. I apply dry with the sponge - one swipe on each cheek & my forehead, then blend. It blends beautifully and perfectly matches my skin tone. Topped with powder, it easily lasts all day with a flawless finish. This easily surpasses many more expensive foundations. continued >>
Awful! I'm never one to complain about that caked on look...but this was too much for even me. It was splotchy. Didn't cover my circles, which is a huuuuuge deal. Too drying. Uneven and splotchy. Doesn't last. Utter crap. Too bad because the liquid is such a great product, i had my hopes up... The search continues.
I dont feel this product does anything positive. It was on sale and good for my purse, but it is cakey and makes my skin look dry. I LOOK like im wearing foundation. I didnt find it blended well or 'melts' into skin, it just kind of sits there. It works well as a spot concealer, that is about it.