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on 12/28/2005 3:08:00 AM
More reviews by Beautiful_But_Dorky
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I hate myself right now for buying this yet again, even after my disappointment with it in the past (see my previous review on this). My views on what makes a good foundation have changed somewhat-- I now prefer something thinner and less pigmented, and this is thin with too much pigment overall. I'm fairly certain I got the right shade for my uber pale face (shell in EL, Pearl in Lancome, W1 in L'Oreal), but it makes for too much of a ghost-like/ doll mask... I can't blend it without looking too made-up, which is not something I want. I know it seems weird to dislike good coverage, but it honestly looks really unnatural. ...And I don't think it covers blemishes very well. *sigh* Back to BE, I guess.
on 12/27/2005 11:51:00 AM
More reviews by drinkmoresoup
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I like the glass bottle...I think it's cute! I always shake well before each use and use what is inside the cap. This makeup gives decent coverage. It's a little thin for my taste, though. I prefer thicker foundations. My skin isn't terrible, but I do have some minor redness from picking at my blemishes. It does a decent job of covering the redness on my chin and nose area, but I feel it could do a better job. If it was thicker it would layer easier. Instead, I have to dab the areas that I want fuller coverage...and it ends up looking caked. I think that this is probably one of the thinnest foundations I have tried. But, I'm pretty happy with it. I am between W1-W2. Neither is quite right. The W1 looks a little light in pictures (hard to believe since I am the palest of pale), or maybe it is just not good enough coverage
on 12/23/2005 9:12:00 PM
More reviews by speedbumpmeatpuppet
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I've been a Max Factor Facefinity girl for soooo many years, but a similarly pale friend of mine urged me to try this. It's not as heavy as the Max Factor foundation, and W1 is pretty close to my SUPER-pale skintone. It's still a wee bit too dark, so i wear Sonia Kashuk Naked powder mixed with talcum powder to lighten it up a bit. The Bad: I have kind of a love/hate relationship with this foundation. It covers well enough (I have spotty, acne-scarred, uneven skin, and tons of peach fuzz), but if I put it on even just a BIT too thickly- CREASE CITY! It shows up on EVERY LINE on my face- even the little itty bitty ones. So the foundation is fine as long as I spread it thinly blend super-well and only use a little bit of powder to set it-- I really have to apply the powder and then buff it off with my powder brush. But if I can manage to do all that, it's fine.The Good: I wear glasses, and I have SUPER-oily skin. So during the day where my glasses touch my nose the foundation gets rubbed off. I LOVE how I can just apply a touch more of this foundation to cover the spot and it blends in with the rest PERFECTLY. My Max Factor could NEVER do that. Also, True Match passes the midday-blot-and-repowder test-- I just blot my face with a square of toilet paper (1-ply) and then re-powder. I can even do this at the end of the day and my makeup will last until the end of the night- I was really impressed by that!So, the verdict is: True Match for every day wear and Facefinity for special occasions.One more thing- I know a lot of people complain about the bottle, but I LOVE it. It gives me the perfect amount- I cover the top with my finger, flip upside down, and put one "circle" on my forehead, one on each cheek, and a half on my nose and a half on my chin. Easy measurement system!!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 12/23/2005 2:58:00 PM
More reviews by Lorah
Age: 56 & Over
Great colours and texture! My face looks glowey and healthy-not greasy! I love that the makeup is quite thin and almost watery. It spreads on smoothly and flawlessly! I love it! Mine came with a mini True Match Blush which I like also.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/21/2005 4:24:00 PM
More reviews by Flapperdame
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is my every day foundation; with that said let me explain that I am a college student and cannot afford the Chanel or Bobbi Brown that I would use if I had deeper pockets. I mix it half and half with my moisturizer and this keeps it from being too heavy, (which it is)Good points:-nice staying power-really does match my skin better than any other , (warm, palest shade)-not too cakey (especially when mixed with moisturizer)Yucky points:-too heavy for me, (and any other decent woman)-tube goops up
on 12/15/2005 11:33:00 AM
More reviews by pocky
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I don't understand what all the fuss over True Match is about. I also have pale yellow-toned Asian skin and could NOT find a decent match. 3N and 3W were the closest match but both had a little too much peach. I could tell as soon as I stepped in bright natural light that my skin was off. 4W had a better yellow-based shade but was too dark. Mixing did not yield better results and is too much work for a foundation I don't even like. The dewey, almost shiny finish also left something to be desired. This is definitely not a foundation for combo skin. It was slipping off my face by the end of the day. The only good thing that came out of this experience was that I bought True Match for 50% otherwise I would have been very angry.
on 12/14/2005 10:55:00 AM
More reviews by rebeccameredith
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Other
This puts me very much in mind of Prescriptives much more expensive Flawless Total Protection Makeup. Same consistancy, coverage, but maybe slighly more matte in finish, which is great for those of us with larger pores, as I found the Flawless to settle into them, and this does NOT! Wonderful makeup - I have to say, I tried it earlier this summer, and it tended to melt on my skin after a few hours, but kept it to try in the dryer winter months, and I was totally taken by surprise - the finish is beautiful, medium to almost full buildable coverage - and it has been lasting all day - not melting due to humidity - This makes my skin look almost flawless, which is saying alot - surprisingly, though, with as many shades as they have, I still have to mix two - W1 with N2 - I'm a C25 in MAC - but since it's so inexpensive compared to dept. store brands, I don't mind - I just kinda hate those little glass bottles - feel like I'm in a clinical trial or something - so I decided to mix my two into an old pump bottle that held another foundation.This is great makeup for those with normal skin, or oiler gals who get dryer in winter
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 12/14/2005 1:30:00 AM
More reviews by Annessa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
This foundation didn't do much for me... it's hard enough trying to find a perfect match for my fair Asian skin tone, and the color range is decent as I was able to find a close enough match. However, I've since found better matches with Laneige (a relatively popular Korean brand) and Shiseido. Overall, I found this average at best... I liked that it was light and easy to apply, but had little staying power throughout the day. I have combo skin, often oily at the end of the day, and I found that the this foundation would easily smear off whenever I gently brush my hand against my cheek. It didn't cover blemishes or scars, but I suppose that's wear a good concealer should come in and do it's work. So... no, I would not buy this again.
on 12/13/2005 5:19:00 PM
More reviews by maendem
This product is EXTREMELY matte. If your skin is even slightly dry, or has dry patches, this foundation will emphasize every rough area and look ashy.
on 12/12/2005 11:18:00 AM
More reviews by fivezero
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
I've bought 4 bottles of this already (though I'm only halfway through the 3rd one; couldn't help picking up a 4th when it came packaged with a free True Match blush!). It's one of the best foundations I've tried. I use W3, which is a good match for my light-med yellow-toned skin; I was fairly surprised at this because all other L'Oreal foundations I've tried in the past always came out some horrifying shade of salmon. This foundation also goes on nicely with a natural-looking finish, and it handles my combo skin well. Nice price point, too!
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