Friday, September 25, 2009

Drugstore Foundation Review - L'Oreal True Match

Hi Bellas,

I'm always in search for a bargain, and recently I had the opportunity to try out L'Oreal's True Match foundation. I picked out my color using a clear card with the different foundation shades. I held it over my jaw and picked the closest match.

Color Matching
Upon receiving the foundation, I noticed I was a little bit off. The foundation is a tad too "beigy" and light for me. I think that there's probably a shade more fitting out of their many options available. However, by setting this foundation with my MAC MSF in medium dark, I was able to correct the color. You can on the left I look a little too beige and washed out, and on the right the MAC MSF helps to warm up the color.



Application
The product goes on really smooth. I was pretty impressed by this drug store foundation. I'm used to using mainly MAC and other professional brands so I wasn't quite sure that this one could compete. However, this definitely reminds me of MAC studio fix fluid. As you can see by the picture it has a very nice finish. You'd still need to wear concealer to correct any undereye problems though.



Staying Power
The foundation lasts pretty good on my normal/dry skin. However like any liquid foundation, to get it to last, you'll need to use a primer and set it with powder. I had no weird allergic reactions or breaking out, which is a plus!

Overall Thoughts
I actually really like this foundation. It's very affordable and can be found easily at your local drugstore. It looks great on the skin. I would suggest getting this when you see it BOGO so you can get two shades in case you're a little off with matching. That way, you can mix and match and you'll also have two shades to carry through your pale days in the winter and tanner days in the summer. I'd say this is actually comparable to the Revlon Colorstay foundation. I definitely recommend!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

13 comments:

Elise said...

Great post - thanks so much !

Dee said...

I like this foundation too. Very easy to blend. Nice post!

Dazzledust25 said...

I really like this foundation. It looks great in you!
Amy x

alien man?! said...

O wow. That finish looks flawless and HD ready! Would you recommend it for acne-prone skin?

rockSTARbeauty said...

i hated the texture of that one, and it has some kind of sparkly stuff in it, their powder is my HG ish tho lol

jance said...

girl, you're face is looking super thin. don't lose too much!

rayqueenbee said...

Very nice review. Thanks Ren!

Tysh said...

I definately see the difference when you use the MSF. I like

MissAnnaBanna said...

i didn't like that foundation. it seems a bit too beigy in most of the darker shades. i love the revlon colorstay though!

Vanitys_Edge said...

I got this one and the compact makeup they recently put out when it was on bogo. I have to say I enjoy the compact mu better. It is not greasy, the coverage is more complete, and it is easier to buff into the skin. I have a full comparisson review on my channel on this mu. I LOVE to see that you tried it! :) You look great girl!

Ethereal Prey said...

i tried their concealer in a tube and powder. surprisingly the concealer is pretty good. sadly i'm a mineral make up kind of girl...

Charlene said...

i really wanna try this, maybe w8 wud suit u better or w7...i'm nc42 and w8 fit me like a glove...

Rebecca said...

I heard that Kate Hudson used this at the Golden Globes. I saw it
at mylifetime.com