L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

3.2

160 reviews

46% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua / Water / Eau, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate / Dicaprate, Methyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Glycerin, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Trisiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Acrylates / Stearyl Acrylate / Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lecithin, Isopropyl Myristate, Isostearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Adenosine, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Disodium EDTA, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Tocopherol.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really like the product itself. It's dewey and covers quite well. The applicator it came with completely fell apart the second day I used it though! There also doesn't seem to be very much product in the container at all. I was disappointed overall.

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on 8/17/2017 1:53:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue






Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this product! I am a black woman who purchased C8. The foundation is buildable so either tap for minimal or press all over for more coverage. This formula is taken from the Korean book of cushion foundations which are dewy and offer the moisturizer look. I live in Korea and you can only purchase cushion which prompted me to try.. I use this for day and Lancôme for night.

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on 7/24/2017 4:10:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really wanted to love this stuff. I adore the packaging and the initial results are just gorgeous. With the true match system it's actually possible to get a good match (something rare in cushion foundations I think since they all tend to have a very limited shade range) And initial impressions were great: this foundation goes on like a dream, with one dip of the sponge being light coverage, two being medium and three or more being full. The foundation melts into skin really beautifully. Unfortunately, on me, it melts into skin and disappears. Even with a primer, this has not lasted more than few hours on my face. I did get it to last by doing a primer and a powder over it. By powdering you lose some of the beautiful dewy quality, but I always spray after powdering with a setting spray. Still not quite as great as when I first apply, but at least after that it stays on pretty well for the whole day. I can’t see this ever being my daily foundation, because it seems too expensive for the amount of product that you get. The extra step of powdering really makes it less convenient and takes away a lot of the portability. The cushion sponge that comes with it really works great and I like that tool that comes with the makeup is so good. The packaging is just straight-up bloody genius and I can see keeping this for travel, or days when I want to touch up my make-up after work before going out. And as long as I pack a powder compact as well I'll be good. When it runs out I plan to fill it with L’oreal’s true match lumi just to see if it works.

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on 7/9/2017 12:47:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Sheer, natural weightless foundation with a glowy and radiant finish. Not full coverage but kind of buildable to medium. It really does look like your skin but better, which is my favorite type of coverage. I love the feel and finish, but took off one lippie because the staying power is just so-so on my combo skin; 2 hours til shine and 4/5 hours before I need to touch up. I also need 2 shades to match my C4/Barcelona neutral tan Asian skin - I use N.4 + W 5.5. My favorite tool to apply is a synthetic buffing brush or beauty blender. It's not a real workhorse foundation for the office for me since it doesn't last all day but it is great weekend or even going out makeup, when I just want super fresh radiant skin.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I really like this as a super easy, super quick way to even out my skintone. It's light to medium coverage and covers up most red spots that I have without having to go in with concealer. The lumi's are known to be dewy, so make sure you want that. I love it. Now that it's summertime, I have to powder in my T-zone so I don't get too oily there. It transfers to my clothes, but that could just be me. At $16 it's kind of pricey for a DS foundation and I'm pretty sure the lumi in a pump is the same formula.


on 6/9/2017 3:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

For the price of this, I was expecting more. I like the light finish of the cushion foundations, but this was definitely a miss for me. The coverage was good, but the staying power was abysmal. It looks very dewy and smooth on the skin, but after a day of work (a desk job) my face was splotchy and look "tired." I don't think I've ever had a foundation make me look tired. The color selection was very bad. There wasn't anything light enough for my NW15 skin, but I tried one a shade too dark anyway. Even mixed with my favorite foundation, it doesn't stay on my face and manages to disappear. Total disappointment. I've only used it a handful of times and definitely won't buy it again.

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on 5/23/2017 1:18:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I gave this cushion two tries (as in purchased twice) and I give up on it now.

The positives:
1. Good color match for me personally, I have shade n2. I have Eastern European neutral undertone skin usually described as porcelain. Usually most light colors of foundation either make me look too orange or too ghostly white.
2. Nice dewy super light coverage. More on this later.
3. Doesn't break me out. I have pretty reactive skin.
4. Does not accentuate flakies if you have them (I have them occasionally on chin/mouth/nose area if I'm overdoing skincare). You'll have to buff/pat it in lightly, don't smear or use back and forth motions to rub it in though. This will also prevent streaks. This might be more due to the sponge that comes with the compact - it applies product nicely.
5. Packaging is sturdy and clicks shut well - I've never seen it leak even after being tossed around. It also doesn't show smears much if you're like me and sometimes grab it with hands that might have traces of products.

That's it.

Now the negatives:
1. That super light dewy coverage will not work for skin with ANY kind of blemish or pigmentation. Also if your skin is combination or oily watch out - this won't keep you matte even with finishing powder on top. Soon after initial application it breaks up around my nose and settles in ugly pools around my nose even under mattifying powder. I have to wipe it off and reapply completely around that area which isn't something I like to do on the go. I tried layering it before, it didn't seem to build coverage well.
2. It is pretty expensive for a drugstore foundation between $14.99 and $16.99 at most stores.
3. It runs out SUPER fast. My compact went fairly dry after roughly 2.5-3 weeks of 4-5 day/week use. Now when I reach for it I have to kind of reach to the edges with the sponge to try to get the rest of the product. In my opinion, that's not enough product for the price. This is considering i dont layer the foundation. If you layer it will run out faster. PROTIP: to extend the life of the compact and try to get every last bit of product you can actually turn over the sponge in which the liquid is housed by reaching in with your fingers.
4. The sponge applies nicely but it gets gunky with product buildup really fast. You'll have to try running it in a washer or dish washer because washing it with hot water and soap didn't work for me.

Overall I will not repurchase this because the negatives outweigh the positives for me. It comes out too pricy for me. Maybe this format isn't for me. If I feel like splurging I'll buy a luxury liquid foundation. It'll certainly last longer. I'm still open to trying out other cushions to test if others work better.

As with everything YMMV.

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on 5/14/2017 1:02:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I bought because it said it was "buildable" so I thought it would give full coverage, but the coverage is really light. Might be good for some people, but if you are looking for a full-coverage foundation look elsewhere. There is also not a lot of product in the package as the sponge holds onto it.

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on 4/12/2017 11:13:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Maybe I just got the wrong color, but I couldn't enjoy much about this foundation at all. I'm W3 in the Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup, and I'm a huge fan of it. I bought this because I thought it was the same thing in compact form for travel. It's not. It's a different color, for one, and secondly, it takes FOREVER to get some coverage that isn't sunken into the pores. I'm all about less time and less steps in makeup, and somehow this little compact makes makeup application MORE complicated.

For all of that, this foundation is pushing 20 dollars for .51 oz, which blows my mind. The finish, once you've spent a considerable amount of time on it, IS quite lovely, my Bare Minerals Mineral Veil works great with it, and I don't need a highlighter with it. The steps taken still don't add up though because I still need some sort of sunscreen, as this one has none. Also, the beautiful finish doesn't last long before breaking up around the nose and chin and settling into lines. This might be nice over a tinted moisturizer in the winter to give a bit more coverage but not cake into skin, and I think it's a pretty decent product for transitioning into different seasons, but I don't think it's good summer makeup (no SPF, glowy coverage that could turn shiny pretty easily). For a super simple summer fix, I'd still prefer Tarte's 12-hour BB primer.

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