L'OREAL PARIS TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION & POWDER | REVIEW

5 November 2014

L'Oreal True Match



I've been loving L'Oreal products lately and after having mentioned the True Match products in my August favourites (here) as well as my Everyday Makeup post (here) I thought the products deserved a post of their own.

So, here is my review of the L'Oreal True Match Foundation and the L'Oreal True Match Powder.

The L'Oreal True Match Foundation is a re-discovery of mine as I used to use this back when I was at school and college.   After going through bottles of it I had (for some weird reason) decided to stop using it and gave some other foundations a go.  So when I came across this again in Boots earlier this year  and remembered how much I used to love it, I decided to try it out once again!

What makes the L'Oreal True Match Foundation stand out in drugstores is the fact that it comes in a huge range of shades (20 in total) including warm, neutral and cooler tones.  This is a very welcome change to other drugstore foundations, which are normally available in much fewer shades.  I opted for the second-to-lightest cool shade, C2 Rose Vanilla, which I found to be a perfect match.  The True Match Foundation offers medium coverage, and gives the perfect not-too-dewy but not-too-matte finish, which I love.  The foundation is very liquidy compared to others I have been using lately, such as the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, and this makes it verrrry easy to blend - in fact, a little goes a long way with this foundation!   I find the easiest way to apply this foundation is by using my fingers or the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge rather than a brush, due to its consistency.  This normally lasts around 7-8 hours on my normal/combination skin, especially when powdered, which I'm quite impressed with!  The L'Oreal True Match Foundation is available for £9.99 from Boots.

The L'Oreal True Match Powder is a new discovery of mine (although I have been using it for around 3 months now).  I had been using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder in 'Transparent' for well over a year and fancied a bit of a change to a powder with some coverage.  I bought the powder in the same shade as the foundation (C2 Rose Vanilla) and also found this to be a great match.  The powder claims to mattify, even skin tone and cover imperfections.  When using this powder on its own (ie. with no foundation underneath), it definitely mattifies the skin, and evens the skin tone slightly.  However its full effects are most evident when used over a foundation, such as the True Match Foundation, which I find it works perfectly with.  I love the fact that it offers some additional coverage over and above the foundation, and it helps the foundation look flawless for longer.  This has become my go-to powder.  This compact is also perfect for travelling as it comes with a well-sized mirror and sponge - score!  The L'Oreal True Match Powder is available for £8.19 from Boots.

Have you tried the L'Oreal True Match range of products?



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