L'Oreal • True Match Super-Blendable Powder • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a very soft and blendable powder. It works best over a foundation, bb cream or tinted moisturizer! I always have this on hand even when I stray to other products. Im VERY pale (nc5) and I can wear w1 or w2 (for summer). This pairs well with the true match liquid foundation as well.
I have acne prone skin and it doesnt irritate me or cause breakouts, Ive used this for years!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i am on my 2nd compact of this now. the first time i had this was a couple of wears ago and i used up the whole compact. i remembered loving it, so i repurchased this after i had gone through some of my other powders. i'm somewhere around NC20 (maybe slightly lighter) and got this in W1. the coverage of the powder is so sheer that it i feel that as long as i'm in the general vicinity of my shade range, i could get away with anything from W1-W3. i'm lucky enough to have pretty clear skin that i don't need much coverage so i use this mainly to even out my skin tone and to provide a matte dry smooth canvas for my blush. the powder is pretty compact and there isn't much powder kickup when i put my brush to it. that being said, it can be a little difficult getting enough product onto my brush (i use the ecotools big bronzing brush). the powder wears decently throughout the day (it's still there when i take my makeup off at night) and seems to look better after a few hours post application. it does get a little dewy by the end of the day but not in a bad way or more so than any other face powder. it doesn't appear to oxidize and it doesn't break me out, irritate my skin, or clog my pores. i love that it is a matte finish (no shimmer / glitter / sparkle whatsoever). the only big downside is that it is on the more expensive end of drugstore powders. overall, good product but nothing spectacular to write home about.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This product has an impressive range of colors, already divided into Warm, Neutral and Cool shades. I easily found a great match (C3 Creamy Natural). I typically use Clinique Superpowder but was tempted by a L'Oreal 30% off sale at a local drugstore (and then later I saw it on sale for even cheaper at the supermarket). I've applied it using an angled powder brush on top of my daily liquid foundation and the coverage was great. I've also used the enclosed sponge applicator for touchups; it took away the shine and refreshed the color on my face. I don't notice any added fragrance or shimmer as some have described. The packaging is bulky and a little tricky to use on-the-go. For the price, I think it's a great product to keep in my travel makeup kit and at my desk at work. If it gets lost/stolen/misplaced, no big deal. I'm happy I gave it a try and will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just want to say that this is a powder to set a foundation. You will not get medium or full coverage out of this product. I didn't like this powder because it oxidize very very bad on me. It doesn't last as long on my normal skin type. I have to reapply every two hours. The reason that I give 2 stars due to color range are great and cheap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This works great as a setting powder. It offers a nice, satin finish for my skin, and is much smoother than most drugstore powders I've used, and it blends very nicely.
I do wish the powder was a bit less "glowy" and I'd rather have smaller packaging without the sponge than larger packaging with a crummy sponge.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
It's definitely not my favorite powder, but it's decent. If I'm out of my regular stuff I'll use this. It's good to have as backup, but I wouldn't wear it all the time. Doesn't last very long and doesn't have very much coverage.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I normally use Clinique but read good reviews of this and it cost much less. I tried it a couple times with a brush in the beginning of February. I never break out and this made me break out. The dermatoligist said it is contact dermatitis. It is almost gone. The dermatologist gave me acne medicine cream and a steroid cream. It is working but wow, the problem started two months ago! I have sensitive skin. I went back to Clinique powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Err...I didn't like this foundation at all. For some reason, this stuff smelled really bad! I also felt like it didn't cover up the redness on my face at all! I really feel sad writing bad reviews, but I just did not like this foundation. :-(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
I tried this powder a few years back while still under the impression that I had warm undertones (W1). It's taken me this long to realize the reason why alot of foundations/powders were "too dark" for my very pale skin was because they ran too warm and looked yellow/orange. With the help of the lovely ladies of MUA, I realized my under tones are actually pretty neutral (maybe just a PINCH warm). Enter, N1. After reading lots and lots of reviews online as to how pale this shade is, I took the plunge. It's perfect. I really loved the finish of the W1 True Match powder, but the color was all wrong. Now that the color matches, I can completely enjoy this product. This blends into my skin beautifully and really gives me an airbrushed look. My Mom even commented on the nice finish when I asked her opinion on the shade. My skin is very oily, so I top this with a bit of MAC Blot, and viola...I love the result. I'm curious to try the N1 liquid now, as I used to like the W1.
If you're very pale and have a hard time finding powders that are light enough for your skin, try N1.
EDIT:// This DOES get a little heavy/cakey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
As other reviewers have mentioned, there is a slight chemical smell to the powder. At first it bothered me, but I liked how the powder covered and blended, so I got over it. I am pretty fair in the winter(when I bought this), but am very warm toned. At first I tried the N3 cream to powder and it was much too pink for me, so I was glad that they had the warm toned colors available. (I ended up with W3) I use this as a foundation, and it blurs my imperfections just enough, but doesn't provide a ton of coverage. That works for me, but if you are looking for a medium to full coverage this definitely isn't for you. The only negative for me was that I used it up so quickly. I think I hit pan after using it for about 3 weeks, and not even every day if those three weeks. I will purchase again, but it will probably stay in my purse to be used for touch ups rather than my main foundation. Some of the previous reviewers really didn't like the packaging, but I thought that it was pretty nice for the price. I don't like how the sponge applied the powder at all, but it is nice to have a mirror for when you are on the go.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This product was AWFUL!!! I really should have listened to all the negative reviews and not wasted my time and money on something that I have to return. I normally wear Mac's Studio Fix Foundation Powder and have been for years but I wanted to try something new and cheap. Bad idea! I decided to wear this powder today to a meeting at church. It went on nicely. I applied it with a flat top powder brush. The color seemed great. When I got into the car and my husband drove off and he looked at me kind of strangely. I looked in the mirror and my face had turned ORANGE!!! I told him that I wanted to go home and wash it off but we were already running late. He laughed at me a couple of times while I sat there horrified and tried to cover it up with blot powder. By the time I got to the meeting I was paranoid!! I hoped no one noticed but it seemed as though everyone was staring. Afterwards I asked a friend how my makeup looked and she said that the color was "all wrong". Thank God for her honesty. I also found the powder to be quite drying which is a plus because I have oily skin but it was a little too drying. I imagine that this powder would work in the summer if it didn't oxidize on my skin. If it's not broken don't fix it. I will stick with Mac.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have this product in W2 and it matches my skin perfectly. It is a bit cakey when first applied but it soon blends to the skin and looks amazing! I only use this with moisturizer and concealer (on my dark circles) and i'm ready to go. It is also very long lasting for a powder and has good oil control. The packaging looks cheap but i have no problem with it since its still intact (after buying it 3-4 months ago and just tossing it in my bag). Overall it is a great product!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I really wanted to like this powder. I've used Estee Lauder's Lucidity pressed powder for years but wanted to see if I could find a cheaper drugstore alternative. So at $8.99 I decided to give it a whirl. Bad idea. Remember the old saying you get what you pay for? Well it's usually pretty true and certainly is in this case. This powder offers absolutely no coverage and is drying and cakey. It also has some glitter, abiet not too obvious. It just kind of sat on the surface of my face and made me look dead. Not a good look. I gave it two stars because it could work for a very young oily skin type. Maybe. Back to Lucidity.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love Loreal True Match's super bendable foundation so I thought i'd love the powder as well. It turns out, I was wrong. I absolutely hate this powder. It looks extremely orange, cakey and gross. This powder is nothing like the foundation, which is my HG foundation. I returned this powder as soon as I tried it out. I do use the very dark brown powder to contour my cheek bones though, but that's it. It works very well for that.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wanted to love this powder.Unfortunately there were more cons than pros for me.
Very light feeling
Nice match (n8 cappuccino=Mac nc50 in SFF)
Very similar to MAC'S MSF
Takes too much to get any coverage
Not matte but Semi-matte with tiny shimmer
Broke my face out into a beady itchy mess
Also this shade oxidized a shade darker(on me anyway)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Personally, I thought this was a good product. It's a very smooth powder, almost velvety, and looks amazing layered over the matching True Match foundation ( I wear the color W1). It's fairly lightweight, and I thought it did a great job setting my makeup.
There were only two things that I though needing improving: The included sponge, and the shimmer. The product has a second opening on the bottom, and when you open it up, there's a small round sponge. DO NOT USE IT. It makes the powder look extremely fake and heavy. I wish L'Oreal would include a small brush instead. Also, the powder has a bit more mica than neccessary. Mica is the shimmery ingredient that makes the powder "glowy", but in this case, I think L'Oreal overdid it, just a little. If I apply too much of the powder, I look something like a small disco-ball.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
im surprised at the negative reviews and low rating overall of this product here. i recently purchased it and i absolutely love it. it comes in a variety of different colors and skin-tones, such as neutral, warm and cool. it lasts all day and gives a nice matte look yet not cakey at all. i always used mac mineralize pressed powder but i ran out of it and didn't have enough money to buy mac, so i tried this L'Oreal one. i feel like its better than the mac mineralize one that i have been using for ages. im using neutral n5 true beige, ( i was using mac medium dark). the color is a perfect match and its way cheaper than mac.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love the coverage but I totally hate the packaging, it looks very cheap and before you hit pan the botttom lid always breaks. I use this powder in 5w for everyday use and keep my EL double matte for the weekends
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This is a maybe. Could we get a maybe button?
I have used this for about a year and have hit pan on it, so up until this weekend, it would have been a yes.
I am uncertain of my skintone so I chose N3 in this powder. The warms looked quite orange and the cools were quite pink...the N's were, well, neutral, beigey. LOL.
Sturdy plastic case with a clear top. Bottom lid (?!) is mirrored and there is a wee sponge in there. Nice touch.
I always used this with a big MAC powder brush for a light dusting. It gave a nice, light coverage, controlled shine and lasted about a workday. I loved it. Until this weekend.
I was in Halifax on some Navy training and was travelling light. I took this powder and left the brush at home, figuring I would use the sponge it came with, that's what it is for after all.
6 am; light pat of powder. 4pm, return to shacks and I notice I look a bit orangey. Might be the awful light in the bathroom, maybe I was sweating a bit during the day. Let it go.
I had a shower and got ready to head out to the mess for a wet (drinks). I patted on a heavier layer. Not spackle, but heavier than usual. Eyeliner, lipgloss, good to go.
After a few, I went to the heads (bathroom) and got the surprise of my life. I was orange. Oompa Loompa orange. Straight from the Chocolate Factory. WTF?!
Now I am home and back to the light dusting with the brush. All is well. The pan is somewhat orange and the sponge is definitely orange. Not sure what happened there.
I have hit pan so obviously this is an okay product but now I am nervous. So I probably won't rebuy - wouldn't want to get press ganged into a shift at the Chocolate Factory by mistake.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I remember I bought this powder, used it two, three times and gave it to my mom. My mom used it two, three times and gave it back to me. We' Ve been kicking it to each other for around a month, untill I just threw it to the drawer and forgot about it for three years.
A week ago while organizing my cabinets I stumbled upon Tru blend and rediscovered it for myself. I realized that this powder is not that bad.
The shade I have, classic ivory, may not be the perfect one for my skin tone, but it work for me as a setting powder in winter. I was pleasantly surprised that the powder covers my red cheeks and some small blemishes, when used on its own, but may look chalky. I don't use a sponge, it makes me look even more chalky. Instead, I use a powder brush, which makes the coverage more natural.
- blends easily
- covers redness
- works as a setting powder
- easy and convinient package with mirrow and a separate salon for a sponge.
- quite buildable.
- may look chalky.
I would like to try another shade and I hope it has not been discontinued yet.
UPDATE: the powder isn't very long lasting. I've been using on top of foundation and didn't notice it that much. But a couple of times I used it on top of moisturizer and When I returned home there were no traces of powder on my face. I've been out for around two hours and it cold winter - where did it go...? One lippy off.