L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

3.3

2982 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 3/8/2011 5:37:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation -- C-1 (Alabaster) was my suggested shade (based on the shade matching tool in drugstores), but it's quite a bit darker than my neck. W-1 is slightly better -- much lighter, and not too warm / yellow for me. Color matching issue notwithstanding, it feels lightweight going on the skin, but the coverage definitely seems to be more in the medium-to-full range. I would even advise that a small amount goes a long way -- otherwise, it can look a bit cakey and thick. The finish (on me) leans more matte, and it leaves a flawless, even finish. I love the cute little chemist bottle it comes in, but I wish it had a pump (so few foundations do!).


In terms of both finish and shade matching, True Match is honestly the best drugstore-variety foundation I have ever tried.


For reference: NW5-10; NARS Siberia.



Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I bought this product a few weeks ago for £10.29 in boots. I was disappointed with this product because it didn't find it blendable at all and it felt very thick and almost cakey. However, it did control my oiliness and gave me a matte finish (which I like). So, I personally wouldn't buy this product again.


on 3/5/2011 3:14:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

The Good

- This product is pretty inexpensive, and it goes on sale often.
- The colour range is surprisingly good for a drugstore foundation.
- A small amount is enough.
- It blends well (I use my fingers or a foundation brush).

The Bad

- Doesn't work so well on oily skin.
- Only works well as a light foundation on acne-free skin.

I've found that the best way to use this product on my combination skin is to apply a small amount onto clean skin (no moisturizer, primer, etc.). This maximizes the staying power. Be warned, though, this foundation doesn't stay on well when you sweat or if your skin gets oily. If your skin is blemish-prone, you need some concealer or a heavier foundation, because this product is very light.


Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Bought this foundation at Wal-Mart today for $7- a great price, plus I got a $2 coupon by being a member of L'Oreal's website. Yes, you have to register and become a member just like here on MUA, but I'm so cheap its worth it. The first time I got a coupon I did have to take a survey, but like I said I'm cheap. I had been a little leary of trying this foundation becuz you all out there seem to love or hate it, but I figured for $5 I'd give it a try. I do agonize over choosing the right color without trying it first, but I've never had any better luck buying HE either so I just stick with ds brands. I have a light complexion with slight yellow undertones, so I went with W3, nude beige. Got home, cleaned my face, moisturized and applied. It did go on smoothly, but just as I feared, it was just a little too dark and maybe even a little too yellow. I may need to mix W2 to make the right color or try the neutral line. Maybe doing a color match on their web site would help. With all the color selections I'm a little bummed it didn't match better. After a couple hours of wear, it feels light and not greasy for my aging combo skin. I haven't decided whether to buy again.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/1/2011 6:42:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Hazel

I have a warm undertone on my neck, and my face tends to have a little more pink in it.. So to make sure I don't look like I have sunburn on my face, I have to buy foundations with warmth in it. I also have really dry skin around my nose and between my brows. But tend to get really oily on my forehead. I bought the True Match at Target lastnight, and the consistancy scared me because it's kind of runny, so I thought it wouldn't give me much coverage. To apply, I used my Sonia Kashuk blending sponge it blended wonderfully when I did a stippling motion application. I set it with my Physicians Forumla Loose Mineral Foundation (my HG) and I'm now 8 hours into work today and my skin looks AMAZING. Thank you L'Oreal. The drugstore makeup fit-for-me search is finished.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 2/28/2011 9:12:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This was a disappointment for me. The shade I bought (W1) blends into my skin tone leaving no demarcation line, but created a pasty effect that required some serious blush to fix. It settled into my dry areas even after exfoliation, making my skin look a tad flaky after a few hours (mainly on the cheeks). I should note I have combination skin and most foundations won't accentuate dryness on me. I will not repurchase.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Black

I don't understand why there have been so many raves about this product. This product is terrible. First of all, it has shimmer in it! Foundation should NOT have shimmer in it because it accentuates your pores and makes you look really oily.

Also, it's really hard to blend in. If you blend it with your fingers, it looks cakey. If you use just a paddle foundation brush, it looks SUPER cakey. If you blend it in better with a sponge, you still look cakey. Either way, it looks and feels heavy. The texture of it is actually thin, and it doesn't seem like it would be heavy but oddly it is!

In addition to all of this, and this is probably the worst thing about it- it made me break out! I rarely ever get big pimples, but after I used this there were 4+ large new pimples on my forehead. WTF this just angers me.

Overall, I think this is terrible. And it's quite expensive for drugstore (around $12). Would not recommend to anyone.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 2/24/2011 9:22:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

This is the worst foundation ive ever tried. First of all the consistancy for me is like a paste that you would use when your painting (that kind of dry paste that you know if you left it outside it would harden). You think your not putting on that much when your doing your makeup but when you finish it doesnt look flawless, it looks like you are wearing a mask. This also is not the foundation for dry skin, it shows all of your patchyness. I'm going to stick with my colorstay.


on 2/23/2011 7:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Used it for a little bit and liked it, but unfortunately it made me break out like crazy :( had to discontinue using it.


on 2/22/2011 10:33:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Gorgeous colors, but not a good formula for oily skin. My T-zone MELTED! No kidding, it was a huge mess. I have an oily face, but not excessively oily. Definitely won't be buying again :(


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