L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

3.3

3006 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Active: Titanium Dioxide (3.01%) Inactive: Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Diazolidnyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Alumina, Methicone. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 7, FIL B34903/3. (Taken from packaging, 12/2010, USA)


on 4/13/2011 2:03:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Grey

This is currently my favorite foundation. BUT I WARN YOU IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN/ DRY PATCHES THIS IS NOT THE FOUNDATION FOR YOU! If you have dry skin it will cake up and make your dry patches extremely noticeable.

Other than that, if you are looking for the lightest drug store foundation, and perhaps one of the lightest foundations out there with realistic skin colours this is a great choice. I still have to mix C1 and N1 together just because N1 is too dark and C1 is too pink but I sit in between cool and neutral. But when I say too pink, I mean a tad bit too pink, not like covergirl's lightest cool colour that looks like hot pink blush, their lightest neutral that looks like clay and their lightest warm that looks like a bright orange fake bake. So much for light colours.

It blends very easily and has a great texture that when applied properly is like a second skin. It lasts a long time and even after being worn for hours it doesn't really get oily. It starts extremely matt then after a few hours of wear turns a bit dewy. A nice thing about it is that if it does come off it comes off nicely. I know that's a weird thing to say, but I've noticed that a lot of other liquid foundations ESPECIALLY THE CREME VERSION OF THIS, come off of the skin through out the day in patches so you end up with clumps which is disgusting.

Putting this stuff on with a damp sponge is your best option. It great because it can be very sheer and then built up to a medium/full coverage. Plus it's only ~$20 and most of the time it's on sale for around $13 (Canadian). If you don't like it then you haven't dropped $40+ on something you're going to hate.

My one big beef with this product is the glass bottle. If you drop it, it's broken and it's everywhere. It's hard to control how much comes out because you just have to pour it. I would like it more if it had a pump, or if it was just in a soft plastic bottle which I know isn't as "classy" but who cares if it works better? If you're spending money on a product you want to use it all, and not look in and see a bunch of product left unused in a glass bottle.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

First of all: I have terribly dry/peeling/patchy skin.
Pros: Very blendable, feels nice on your skin (not too heavy) really matches your skin tone (even if you're a couple shades off), Has a strange (but nice) matte/dewy finish, covers decently.
Cons: This product can cake up on me really easily. It might have to do with the fact I have really dry skin, but I can only apply one layer. It also a shimmer to it. Nobody else seems to think it's a big deal and it isn't, I just don't like it. Doesn't last too long.
Overall, this is not bad at all & you should give it a chance.... it's only about $7


on 4/11/2011 6:35:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I bought this product upon recommendation from my favorite YouTube makeup guru, Kandee the Makeup Artist. It is the first foundation I've ever purchased that matches my skin exactly. It has good coverage, used in conjunction with your concealer. It's oil free as well, and doesn't clog my pores or make me break out. I really like this stuff.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Green

*Edit to my original review: This is too dark and yellow for my skin. I am super pale with slightly cool undertones, but wore this warm shade because it is the lightest one they have. I am also finding that it does oxidize on me and get slightly orange throughout the day. I have since stopped using this.


At the moment my HG drugstore foundation! I am super pale and this is the best drugstore match I have found. No problems with breakouts either. I use a foundation brush to apply and a concealer brush where I need extra coverage. I even use it as my under eye concealer. Haven't tried MAC in years, but was around an NW15 or lighter and I wear W1 in this. I think W1 is the lightest shade and it has a slight yellow tone to it that helps with redness. The only thing that would make this better is a lighter shade and a squeeze tube packaging. I think I would prefer that to a glass bottle.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 4/8/2011 5:57:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Black

This is one of the worst drugstore foundations I have ever purchased; possibly even THE worst foundation in drugstore history. I was excited to try this with the L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base (apparently it's a ripoff of Avon's Magix Face Perfector), which I bought together with the foundation. Too bad this was such a disappointment. The first time I opened it a lot came oozing out, and I ended up wasting because it's so damn runny. I then proceeded to use it after applying the Magic Perfecting Base. It was bad. Really bad. The foundation is dry and it only accented the flakiness of my dry winter skin. It also provided coverage that a tinted moisturizer would have, which is second to none. To me, that wasn't enough coverage, considering I have a few acne scars. It also only lasts about 4-5 hours, even after setting it with powder. The only good thing this foundation did for me was that it evened out my skin tone, which any foundation can do for me, to be honest. I would recommend this to anyone who already has nice skin and only needs to even out their skin tone. I wasted so much money on this. No way am I going to purchase this again.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I have a love/hate relationship with this foundation. Here's my thoughts:
PROS:
-exact match to my skin, I'm neither a true cool or warm and the N4 matched me perfectly
-blends well
-nice medium coverage without ever looking cakey
-never made me breakout
CONS:
-Half an hour after applying my T-zone was an oily greasy mess! Even if I set with powder. I have combination skin which I wouldnt say is overly oily either
-Does not last long. Halfway through the work day it appears half gone. I'd be afraid to see what it would be like in the humid summer heat
-Packaging is horrible! The cap leaks and gets all over my makeup bag. Yuck! (and ive had several bottles, they all do this)

In a nutshell, loved this foundation but will not continue to purchase. The oiliness and poor staying power did it for me.


on 4/6/2011 11:32:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I too bought this product on the strength of a Paula B recommendation. She said it was blendable--I thought it was absolutely horrible and not at all blendable. I am a 50 year old who still has an oily T zone and this did nothing for me. It did not have good coverage either. It is horrible and in the garbage.
The claim "True Match" is true.!! I used this plastic card I found in a magazine to pick my shade, N1 and it was a perfect match for my very pale skin, unlike most foundations.Too bad the actual product was useless!!!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

My skin is dry with acne blemishes from my teenage years when I had acne. I prefer Medium coverage for this reason. I had no problems matching my shade at all. I am a NW45 in MAC so I purchased C8 Cocoa in True Match and it was a perfect match! From first use I loved the coverage especially when I used my True Match Powder to set it, I looked flawless! Then the bad part came, give it about 2 hrs and your face looks so shiny and oily! (Did I mention I had DRY skin) I had to continuously touch up my face with my compact powder. But that's not the worst part, this foundation gets on EVERYTHING! It smears all over my phone and whatever my face touches. I gave my BF a hug and my foundation rubbed off against his gray sweatshirt! I was so embarrassed! But I am very adamant about using this product till its gone so I only use it for school nights when my class is only an hour1/2. That way I wont be worried about the shine and grease. Darn shame because the entire True Match line is great! I love the powder and coordinating blushes. But this foundation is a mess! One last thing, it has this shimmer in it that I don't like as well.
UPDATED: I am almost finished with this bottle and sad to say I will not be repurchasing. Its a love/hate thing going on because I love it when I first apply it. Its fawless and very pretty but like I mentioned earlier give it two hours and it oxidizes and becomes very shiny and oily on my face.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


on 4/4/2011 7:21:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is very blendable and I love the spf in it as well. For a drugstore foundation it is definitely worth it. It does wear off a little bit fast even with a primer and setting powder but it does give you pretty good coverage and it doesn't feel heavy on your skin.


on 4/3/2011 11:40:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I like it. Nice coverage. Super blendable. But it doesnt last long even with a primer and powder on top. but i still like it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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