L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

3.3

2953 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 5/14/2015 4:44:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Wah! I really wanted to love this foundation. I gave it two lippies because of the awesome color match, but really the positives stop there. This gives barely any coverage at all, is extremely dewy and sheer, and made me a grease ball in about two hours. I have very oily skin and acne scars, and have seen lots of YouTubers with oily skin use this and build it up to full coverage but I was not able to do that. The packaging sucks too. I would only recommend this to someone who has normal, perfect skin.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a classic foundation to me, I've seen it recommend by celebrities and make up artists tons of times over the years. I think that says a lot even if it sounds silly. All you need to do is shake it up and apply it over moisturized and primed skin with your finger tips. It should just blend right into your skin. It lasts for the day and has a natural finish. It has a thin texture and good coverage which is nice. It doesn't feel heavy.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have been using the lightest of this product for about ~3 years now. I started using it when I started breaking out in HS, but have ruined my face because of it. Since I started it, I began to develop deep cystic acne and generally just a lot more acne. I did not think that my makeup was the issue, and so I didn't stop using it and consequently ran myself into a hole.

Now I can't go a day without wearing a crap load of makeup because my skin is horrific. I have scars and acne galore. I eat healthy, exercise and sleep regularly, take supplements, use face masks, and all the best products to rid acne yet it is super persistent.

Then, 2 weeks ago I stopped using THIS product and guess what? Haven't had a cystic pimple since, my acne has decreased like crazy. I'm convinced that this product ruined my face and turned it into what it is today, where I literally can't go makeupless. Had I stopped using this when I was younger, I can almost guarantee I would have saved myself years of suffering. I only stuck with this product because I couldn't find a foundation to match my skin color, but I'd much rather be orange than covered in acne.

I switched to the BB acne concealer, which unfortunately makes me look orange (using the lightest one too). I have very fair skin, ginger here! So I'm on the hunt for a new concealer. I use the translucent maybelleine finishing powder along with the BB currently.

Just save yourself the acne and do not get this product. It may start out nice, and work great at concealing, but it will ruin you/


on 5/8/2015 6:38:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Why, every time I want to like a product, I end up being disappointed?

Anyway, this is a foundation that has a brilliant colour range and the lightest 'N' shade seemed to suit me perfectly. But alas, it was not meant to be. I find this foundation tends to sit in pores and fine lines - especially when first applied, it looks horrible and very obvious! That said, it does last reasonably well and has good oil control which surprised me. However, by the end of the day, the transfering this foundation did was ridiculous and as such, felt uncomfortable on my skin. There's not much more to say so I'll break it down (much like the foundation did on my face...):

PROS

Good colour range suitable for a variety of skin tones
Excellent packaging - with pump
Surprisingly good oil control (with powder)

CONS
Very runny, watery formula leading to an oily feel on initial application (although, L'Oreal's website do state the foundation is oil free)
Sits in pores and fine lines (especially on the first application) - to the extent it looks chalky
Horrible transfering at the end of the day
Average coverage - nothing magnificent but nothing horrific either
Dried out my skin a little - making dry patches worse after makeup removal

I'd love to find a budget friendly, everyday foundation/bb/cc cream suitable for combo/oily skin. This is not it...

The search continues...

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

It's a good foundation for everyday use, it's very good coverage and I like that it has SPF on it, the only con that I find it's that it can tend to look oily at the end of the day, but even though it does not wear off


on 5/6/2015 5:37:00 PM

Age: 19-24

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

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

MY CURRENT HOLY GRAIL FOUNDATION. This foundation makes my skin look so natural and effortless. I've had trouble with other foundations appearing cakey or too dry so this foundation has finally saved me. The color selection is pretty wide with cool, warm and neutral tones. It has some illuminating particles but they're not noticeable at all unless you're under the sun. It has a satin matte finish which I adore! Even though I have oily skin, I find that this product does not cause or irritate my acne. It has medium to build-able coverage. I usually use concealer to spot conceal places where there's a bit of discoloration or redness peeking through after applying the foundation. At last, with a bit of powder over this foundation, I'm good to go! One thing that I don't like though is the packaging, it's cute and has a convenient size to travel around but the thought of not having a pump bothers me. It's also in a glass container so I'm always afraid that I might drop it and shatter.


on 5/5/2015 7:40:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've avoided drugstore foundations for a couple of years due to getting acne on my jaw and chin....plus the lovely scarring it loves to leave behind....so used vichy dermablend for a long time....but my acne has cleared due to using a new skin care routine and scars have lightened too....so thought I'd try this after trying rimmel and L'Oréal infallible. ...heard of true match but thought it was a sheer coverage. ....I was wrong! I'm nc20..15 if I don't fake tan...lol..
so got this in w3...chose via the online shop...so was worried it would be too dark....but it was a good colour match...yay me!!! Its a lot lighter then I'd thought! Nice bottle with pump...its a runny formula for me but after using heavier thicker foundations for a while its going to seem like water to me lol....however I LOVE THIS STUFF!....Its a thin consistency but thats great to build up and still look like skin not cake face...I also have dry skin and if I moisturise and prime its great....leaves a semi matt-dewy finish. ..not totally flat which I love!
And so far its not caused any breakouts which is amazing as I've worked hard and religiously to clear my skin....no breakouts in a month....that's a freakin miracle for me!
It covers almost everything with one or two pumps for whole face...on redder areas I go in with little extra to build coverage. ...job done.....I'm buying this again....its great for price and the drugstore. ..10/10....its worth a try...might not be for everyone but for price it's definitely one to try!!


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

i looooove this foundation!!!!! i have already purchased a second bottle. im a nc20 and i have w3 its a little too dark but i couldnt find w2 which would be a perfect match. This is the first foundation that doesnt look cakey on me ,EVERYTHING looks cakey on me, its very lightweight and it blends beautifully into the skin it doesnt sink into pores or fine lines and im oily combination and after 5 hours or so aaaa tiiiiny bit of oil seeps through which is abnormal for me because i have the extremes on both sides ( extremely oily t-zone , extremely dry mouth area) and this doesnt exentuate any of them. i also have acne and this is i think a medium coverage but you can build it up and it wont cake! loooooooove it sooooo much!!!!!!


on 5/2/2015 6:25:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really, really like this foundation! I have oily/combination skin and I'm acne prone. My #1 foundation is MAC Pro Longwear but I ran out of it while on vacation and ended up buying this on a whim. SO GLAD I DID! I actually find this foundation to be sort of comparable to my MAC one. This foundation I'd say has a medium to full coverage, full being 2 layers or more. I actually like the way this applies much better than Pro Longwear, it feels lighter and definitely more blendable! They both wear almost the same on my skin, but the Loreal finds the smile lines in my face which I barely have and manages to settle into them after 5+ hours of wear.
Overall this foundation is the best drugstore foundation I've ever tried and now I always keep a few bottles of it in different shades to wear throughout the year or to mix in with other foundations to adjust shade or texture. Not a huge fan of the packaging/lack of a pump but it's really not that bad.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This foundation for me is the ultimate multi-purpose foundation and I really, really like it. This is not the best foundation I have ever tried but it is one that I can rely on to make my skin look naturally flawless, no matter what the occasion is. Right now, I am using this as my everyday foundation. I have very, very fair skin and contrary to popular belief, most makeup brands do an incredibly poor job at catering to those with fair skin and this is one of the few lines I have foundation that is an exact match for me- I wear shade N1 Soft Ivory. The foundation comes in a small glass bottle with a spout which isn't ideal but the size of the bottle makes it great for travelling and it doesn't take up much room on my counter. It comes with the standard 1 fluid ounce and I purchased mine at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada for $21+ tax. Pricey for a drugstore foundation but not horrible unreasonable. I have combination skin with dry patches and find this works best without a primer, blended into the skin with either a Beauty Blender sponge or the Urban Decay optical blurring brush. I find this method makes the foundation look the most natural while maintaining decent medium coverage. It covers up redness and discolouration but if you have any moderate to sever acne, you will need a concealer. I find this lasts on my skin for about 8 hours with just a small amount of powder under my eyes and my nose so it is perfect for daily wear or for a night out. The foundation also has a very natural, satiny finish and is not overly matte or dewy. Overall I really, really like this foundation. I tend to switch up my foundation every couple of days because I feel different formulations can look better on different days, but I have been using this exclusively for the past few weeks and I feel no desire to change that. I highly recommend this, especially on a budget.


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