This foundation looked beautiful when first applied. The colour was perfect (MAC NC30 here; I used N3), it evened out my skintone nicely, and it didn't look too heavy. Unfortunately, by the end of the day it had broken up on the oilier parts of my face. Perhaps this would be better for dry skin, as opposed to my annoyingly combo skin.
I have this compact make up in sand beige W5, and i like the color, but the only bad thing is that it does not stay, it fades away quickly. It is not expensive, but basically you get what you pay for. But is better than powder make up.
I was SO excited when True Match first came out years ago [in liquid form],however quickly disappointed that it just did not offer the fuller-coverage that I needed.Add a few more years to that [aging-wise],acne,sun-damage,pre-mature aging,ect..and I thought I'd really never touch the True Match Line again LOL.
However then I discovered "primer" recently,I settled on the Rimmel brand and I fell-in-love instantly!!! Soooo,I then went back and tried True Match Liquid again,sadly even with the Primer though, I still just did not care for TM Liquid.
But then...the TM Cream Compact form came out,and once again,just because I wanted so badly to try a "true-to-tone" make-up,I found myself back in the TM Isle.I bought Loreal TM Cream Compact in C-3. I was blown-away!!!
It went on SO smoothly and evenly.It's not too often you can say a foundation actually "felt good" going on...but this did! And to my further surprise,it actually gave GOOD COVERAGE.It was not "full" by any means,but...when I applied it over that Primer,it looked amazing!
And the part I really loved too...it felt truly "weightless",like I had nothing on my face.It was not greasy at all,nothing.The finish was not "overly" matte either,which *can* be an issue if you're older [or look older].
Even despite all my facial issues & flaws,it covered well;and it even looked good when I double-checked it outdoors,in natural-lighting.The shade I chose [C-3],was indeed a "perfect/true match" as well.I could not be more pleased with this foundation!!!
If you have anywhere from nice to decent skin,this is perfect for you....but the good news,for those of us who do not,it's now possible [with the addition of a good primer],to wear light to light/medium-coverage foundations as well,as opposed to always having to have full.
And I have to say...even without my Rimmel Primer...that this was still a good foundation,and yes,I have worn it "alone",and was still satisfied with the results,as long as I was not going anywhere special or to work,ect.It far exceeded the LIQUID VERSION of Loreal TM...which I am just not thrilled with...period!
I use this as my every-day foundation now...it has caused NO acne break-outs,even on the rare nights where I'm too lazy to wash my face before bed LOL.
Bottom line..I loved it. I still stick with Revlon Colorstay w/Softflex for days when I am broken-out [cycle-related],or need a fuller-coverage for whatever reason...but thanks to the newer "cream compact",I too,am finally able to enjoy a Loreal True Match Foundation! :-)
I started to use the liquid True Match, but needed a little more coverage for my red cheeks. This initially worked, but settled into my pores and made my skin look worse after about two hours of wear. The color match was excellent, but since it didn't stay in place I will not repurchase.
True Un-match is more like it. I am NC 35-40 & considered myself as medium, and I picked W5, it is so light on me, I looked like a morphine addict waiting for my next fix, haha !!!
This is supposedly to have a warm undertone in the medium colour range, not only I looked beigey white, but this foundation does not give the skin the dimension. Even it it matches the skin colour/tone, it still looks flat, something us "oldsters" try to move away from.
No more True @#$%^ Match for me. I am so po'd.
This has a little more coverage than the True Match liquid foundation, but it has all the qualities of being very blendable and natural-looking. It also melts into my skin, like the other. It doesn't feel like I have anything on my face. It doesn't seem to be turning to a powder, which I like because my skin is on the dry side now. It's an easy, better-priced replacement for MAC's Studio Tech. It doesn't look cakey or settle in my pores like Studio Tech does sometimes. I wore NW20 in that. In True Match Compact Foundation, N1 disappears on my skin; N2 may be okay also as that is the shade that I can wear in the liquid.
this product was just kinda...gross. it goes on as a cream and dries to a powder, but the cream makes my face feel like an oil slick and it never even dried to a powder...it came off every time somethign touched my face and broke me out. what a total waste of birthday money =(
I saw the advertisement and thought I would give it a try. I normally wear MAC so I really went out on a limb purchasing a drugstore brand. The color match card they have in the store matched exactly, but when I put it on my face, I looked like I had a skin condition (awful). Now that being said, it made a great concealer. I've been looking for a great concealer and this is it. Bad foundation, but great under eye concealer with spf included.
I love this foundation for several reasons. They have my exact skin tone. Rare for drug store brands, AND all of the shades are clearly labeled "cool, neutral, warm" which is awesome because I'm pretty neutral, and other foundations are just either too pink, or too yellow. I know exactly which shades I should be looking for with this makeup. I love that. I would give this product 5 lippies instead of 4, but it really accentuates dry patches of skin. I found a simple solution to this and it was just to add a drop of my moisturizer (Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion) right onto the makeup, and apply with a brush, or even a cotton ball. It goes on a little sheerer this way, feels lighter and moisturizes the dry patches while the foundation is going on. The way the lotion and the makeup dry together completely hides any dry patches of skin on my face and gives me a nice dewy look. (Dewy, but not greasy.) Overall, I think the sponge that comes with it is useless and I throw it away every time I have to buy a new one. This foundation doesn't oxidize on my skin, and I very rarely have to blot, so I think that's awesome as well. I haven't tried the powder or liquid versions of this yet, but except for the slight inconvenience of having to mix my lotion with this, I don't really feel like switching brands.
Even with moisturizer on, this seems to sit on my skin and create unsightly patches. It looks fine in photos until it starts to wear off (2 hours). Was a tosser.