I have a foundation obsession. I have at least five on the go, including this one I’m posting about today. Now L’Oreal True Match is a favourite of many people, but it is at the higher end of the drugstore at £9.99 so I had been putting off getting it for a while. That was until I was out with my Grandad and Boots has their 2 for £12 offer on and he kindly bought me this and also the Lumi Magique Primer.
Because of the slightly higher price I had done my research. I have extremely dry skin which flakes, it’s gross I know, try though I might it is hard to get rid of. Anyway a lot of reviews from those with dry skin found this to highlight dry patches and settles into fine lines, but I wanted to see how it fared on my skin.
Before applying I moisturised and used the Lumi Magique Primer as a base. I wanted to use my RealTechniques Expert Face Brush to apply as I like a flawless finish and the brush is amazing at buffing other foundations into the skin. The first thing I noticed was that the consistency was not what I expected, this is meant to be a medium/full coverage foundation but it felt more like water. It’s a lighter foundation than my Rimmel Wake Me Up. The colour match for my skin was pretty similar, out of the 18 shades I was C1, Rose Ivory. As I started to work the foundation into the skin I noticed it set pretty quickly and didn’t leave my face feeling sticky, it created a nice base for the rest of my makeup. I concealed as per usual with my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer and set with Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and went off into town.
I was in town for around 3 hours, the sun was shining and it was pretty hot, for the UK at least. This didn’t melt off my face, it stayed put nicely, plus the SPF 17, (come on L’Oreal, SPF 17 really? What was wrong with 15 or 20??) protected my face from the sun. When I got back into the car I looked in the mirror and the foundation had settled into the slight lines around my mouth. This was nothing that some blending with my finger couldn’t fix, however I have never had a foundation do that before.
Overall it is a good foundation; sturdy packaging, large colour range, nice coverage, but it might crease and settle into fine lines. Oily skin sufferers: this will probably be a great foundation for you, many reviews say so. Dry skin buddies: this could work for you too, I fully intend to use this some more, see if I can get it to crease and settle less, (I could just need a different moisturiser.)
So how does this foundation look on you? If you have dry skin, can you give me tips on how to apply it?