L'Oreal True Match Foundation and Powder

Tuesday, 5 March 2013
Since I discovered Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation, I pretty much stopped trying anything else. This foundation gives me flawless skin ALL day, so I don't need to look elsewhere .. Well you'd think so anyway..

 I just find it difficult to walk past all the other products and not try them out! About a month ago, I ended up leaving Boots with a bag of L'Oreal products (3 for 2 of course).

I picked up the L'Oeal Paris True Match foundation in Golden Beige and coordinating L'Oreal Paris True Match face powder in W3.

L'Oreal Paris True Match face powder in W3.

I chose to try this for two reasons;
1. A few bloggers and YouTubers have recommended it
2. Who can say no to Chezza?

True match has a huge range of colours, matching 97% of the population..
I have a yellow undertone to my skin and this is usually a problem when buying high street foundations. I feel like they always tend to verge on the pinkish side. Anyone else have this problem?

UK Beauty Blog L'Oeal Paris True Match foundation in Golden Beige

I've been using the liquid foundation on and off for a few weeks now. I've been applying it using the Real Techniques stippling brush. The formula blends so easily and takes no time at all. The finish is also good if applied with fingers, but I just really like using a brush cos I'm weird like that..

 The coverage is towards the lighter side of medium, if that makes sense.
 I wouldn't describe this product as 'buildable' because when I tried to put a bit more on my chin area, it did start to look a bit cakey. Instead, I just apply concealer where I needed more coverage.

I would give the powder 10/10 for packaging - it comes in a handy little compact with a mirror and powder puff. Fits in the make up bag perfectly!

 I usually use translucent powder so was a bit scared that the colour in this powder would be too strong. But the colours match up perfectly.

L'Oreal Paris True Match face powder in W3 reviewL'Oreal Paris True Match face powder in W3 review

I actually preferred the foundation without the powder on top.
 Do you ever suddenly become aware of the feeling of your make up during the day and want to take it all off? It felt a bit like that. 

I have used the powder a few times on its own and its great for brightening my skin when I'm trying to pull of the 'no make up' face. I'll just use these two products seperately, I think. 

The liquid foundation on its own has average/good staying power, 6ish hours. 
But again, nothing can compete with Double Wear in that department! 

I had compliments from friends and family when I wear this foundation. I felt the finish and tone made my skin look a lot brighter and I really liked it.

I'll definitely hang on to this foundation for low-maintenance kinda days when I'm going out for a few hours and my skin needs brightening up. 
Or summer days when I just wear a little foundation. 

Whats your favourite high-street/drugstore foundation? 


3 comments on "
L'Oreal True Match Foundation and Powder
  1. I've never really tried drugstore makeup products but I hear the loreal true match is really good. Plus Estee Lauder own it so although it is drugstore it probably has the exact same ingredients as Bobbi Brown etc.

    It's just shades I worry about but apparently the true match has an amazing range. Think I might try it out and hopefully find a cheaper alternative to my high end products - thanks for sharing!


  2. Hi Samuel thanks for reading! It's the shade range that put me off aswell usually but as you say, it's totally not an issue with true match! And I agree that a lot of the big companies probably use the same things in their cheaper products. It just takes a lot of patience to find the right ones :-P xxx

  3. Their this range of concealer is awesome too.. thanx for sharing..


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