L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Powder
True Match Super-Blendable PowderLoreal True Match CompactL'Oreal True Match Powder UK

3.5

816 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Talc, Zea Mays/Corn Starch, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Octylododecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zeolite, Sorbic Acid, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylparaben, BHT, Panthenol. ( /- May Contain: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 15850/Red 7 Lake, FIL 026863/1. (Taken from packaging, 09/2010, USA)

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on 4/4/2017 7:35:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I enjoyed this a lot and then realized that it lists cornstarch as an ingredient. Any food ingredients can turn into bacteria on a acne prone oily face! No thanks. Moved onto maybelline fit me matte and poreless and love it!!

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Age: 25-29

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

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have used this powder for a year and these are my

PROS:
-has coverage
-keeps skin matte for a few hours
-has several shades to choose from

CONS:
-breaks me out, always!
-at the end of the day it will leave your skin oilier so you have to retouch till you cake up

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 3/18/2017 3:49:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is the first drugstore face product I've ever used (Bobbi Brown and Clinique are my staples). I thought I'd try it out with some store reward points and keep it for casual just-going-to-the-supermarket days.
I got shade 6.D/6.W (Honey) which is yellow toned and a good match for my MAC C40/BB 4.5 skin. This product gives a little more coverage than my usual setting powders; I don't usually wear foundation nowadays because it can feel heavy and often emphasises my pores, but True Match gives me a polished finish without the problems I get with foundation + powder. It stays reasonably matte for a few hours and doesn't break up on my skin.
I swatched some foundation on my hand and thought I was 4W, but the L'Oreal consultant tried a few powder shades on me and we decided 6D/W was the best match. I'm not sure how their shade system works but clearly you can't work on the basis that if you're one number in one product in this range, you'll be the same in others.
Overall, I'm quite impressed with this powder and am using it more and more. A great budget product.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The line is all about finding your perfect shade. Well I really didn't find much tailored to my light neutral, yet olive tone. It covers well, but it gets very cakey at the end of the day and dry. Then there's the weird case that you have to flip upside down to get a good look in he mirror.

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on 3/18/2017 3:27:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

amazing. I use to contour my face & i love the way it blends.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like this powder a lot. The reason I'm writing a review is poor packaging. Ever since the day I bought it, I can't close it with the sponge inside. It came with it, but I cannot get it to close with it. VERY FRUSTRATING!

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on 1/17/2017 3:45:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

You definitely need to test this product out on your skin. I first got this in W4...when swatched on the inside of my wrist (in store) it looked like a good match. I even went out in daylight to make sure. However, when i applied it to my FACE... it turned ORANGE. I don't know what the heck went wrong...but the warmer shades lean VERY peach. I have neutral/cool undertones in my face but on my neck/body I have a warmer undertone so I decided to try the W line so my face and body would match.

I exchanged it for N4 (Buff beige) and that one works a lot better. It does oxidize a bit...and becomes darker but doesn't turn orange like the warm line. I think N4 would be a better summer shade for me. Will go back to get a lighter shade. I'm MAC NC20-25

It has decent coverage and gets the job done for me. It's also very finely milled and feels nice and smooth. I normally just spot conceal and then apply powder all over and this works wonderfully. This powder can be built up to a medium coverage on me. Keep in mind, my skin is pretty good now. I don't have much to cover - just a few acne scars and redness. I don't like the feeling of having makeup on my skin so i tend to stay away from liquid/cream foundations.

For ref: I have hyper-sensitive skin and this hasn't caused me any reaction. Will update if it does with continued use.

These powders cost $16-19CDN (depending on where you buy them) for 9.5g of product. While it's still "affordable", I don't think it's cheap. Then again, drugstore makeup has gone up in price these days.

***UPDATE*** I went back to get a lighter shade and let me tell you, finding your shade in this line is a real chore especially when the store doesn't have any testers!!! N3 came out orange just like W3 and W4 on my skin. N1 and N2 was waaaaay too porcelain for me. However, W2 while I thought would be too light for my skin, turned out to be the PERFECT match for my skin tone after it oxidized. These powders oxidize A LOT. My suggestion is to pick 1 or 2 shades lighter than what you think you are, because when it oxidizes...the color will be a shade or 2 darker. I honestly don't think there is a point for the W, N, C categories if you ask me.

I highly recommend you test these powders in store against your skin if possible or purchase from stores that allow returns/exchanges.

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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

(Edit)

The review and thoughts I have below is now changed, as I've used this with a different foundation (Maybelline Dream Velvet), buff it in the skin and blend with the foundation, and it works great. Not mattifying but does an okay job with setting. It really gives that nice natural, semi-glowy skin. It still doesn't keep oil at bay, but anyway, it is a good pressed powder. Just don't use it with the foundation from the same line. You'll regret it.

(Review below is based on using the pressed powder on top of True Match Super Blendable Makeup [foundation])

I supposedly have so-so thoughts about this powder but the cons overpower the pros.

Pros:
• Nice extra coverage
• Wide range of color selection
• Flattering pearl pigments

I have to say that the most of the products from the True Match line is patchy for me, but this powder is by far the poorest in performance. I like the extra coverage it gives on top of any foundation, and the pearl pigments in it is very flattering. It leaves you a matte to semi-matte in between finish. Plus+ too for the color range and undertones they are providing for the True Match foundations and powders (although it's not easy to get hands on some shades as they may not be marketed on my country).

Cons:
• Creases instantly
• Settles in to every line you have in your face
• Emphasizes pores
• Patchy
• Very cakey (although L'Oreal claims this to be non-cakey)
• Bad for touchups, because it will make you look cakey

But no matter how I apply this: basic powder brush, Wayne Goss puff method or even Kylie Jenner's wet sponge, I get instant creasing. I mean it, it instantly creases in minutes, everywhere. Even after richly moisturizing and priming. This settles horribly in to fine lines, smile lines and undereye lines. This gave me the worst, prominent streaks in my forehead just because I raised my brows for half a minute while applying mascara. Another bad thing is that this makes you cakey even in one, ample layer. Because if you apply it thinly and barely there, it wouldn't do anything. This also emphasizes pores like a nightmare, and I can't emphasize that enough.

And I know I have super oily skin but I've had products that keeps my oil at bay for 1 hour minimum. This only lasts for a few minutes in me, even in a nice, breezy day; I am all oiled up by the time I finish doing my makeup. This is also a bad powder for touchups because you will just end up adding more horror in to your face. Without properly blending it, it comes off really patchy on the skin and requires a lot of effort just to make it look decent. I've used this for 2 weeks and I am ashamed of how I tolerated the way this looked in my skin. I would most probably use this alone or just on top of moisturizer instead of throwing it away, but this partners badly even with the foundation from the same line.

2 of 3 people found this helpful.


on 2/20/2017 7:03:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

love this. its good for an all over face powder to add a bit more coverage to make the foundation last all day. I just with there was more product

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 12/5/2016 3:10:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a great powder! I use this as a powder foundation because I don't like using liquid products on my face. Even though this is not meant for oily skin, it has great coverage using it as a foundation.

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