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I have a very strange skin tone, it’s not light, not dark and not olive so finding foundation to match it without making me look orange has always been a chore. But I decided to give this a go, as my friend said to me “you can’t go too far wrong with L’Oreal can you?”
At £9.99 it was more expensive than the foundation I would normally use but I bought it for a party and have never looked back, it is worth every penny. It is a lightweight and easy to blend formula that glides onto the skin without feeling heavy or over the top. Although it is quite a thin consistency, you only need a small amount as a little bit goes a long way, which means it is really good value for money.
It gives great, even coverage and makes skin look more even but at the same time still looking natural and not like you are caked in make-up. It covers any uneven or blotchy patches of skin and keeps it looking fairly matte and natural for a while, and with my oily skin this is not easy. It make a huge difference to the skin and with an SPF of 17 it is also very safety conscious.
The packaging is fairly simple, the foundation comes in a sturdy glass pump bottle so you can see when you need to buy more. The plastic lid is fairly secure and the pump action is easy to use and pumps a reasonable amount out without being over the top, I fins, a pump and a half does my whole face.
I would highly recommend this foundation to anyone that has problem or patchy skin, as it can transform the look of your whole face.
With the huge selection of colours from cool to neutral to warm toned it is extremely easy to find a colour which matches your skin tone. For someone like me who usually finds that foundation appears too pink on my skin, the selection of yellow-toned foundations meant I could find a shade that matched perfectly to my skin tone. Finally!
The consistency of this foundation is slightly runny and glides on the skin nicely. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and has no tackiness at all even minutes after applying. I would say the finish is more on the matte side rather than dewy and gives a soft focus appearance. For coverage I would describe this as medium but buildable.
As for how long it lasts on the skin, I did notice that without primer and powder it faded very quickly. However when I did apply primer and powder it would last at least 6 hours. All in all it was pretty weather resistant and didnt melt or slide off in rain or heat.
I definitely preferred using a buffing brush to apply this foundation over a sponge or my fingers. It looked its best if I buffed it well into the skin. I would say my skin is normal to dry and it did cling to dryness around my nose if I didn't properly exfoliate each time before applying. Easily avoidable!
I picked up this foundation for £10 at boots and would say it is excellent value! I did find that this foundation ran out quicker than others which could be due to using more to get a fuller coverage, however those who prefer medium coverage likely wont have this problem.
I can't wait to repurchase this again soon and would recommend it to everyone!
At last a foundation that matches my skin tone! I have very pale skin and have always struggled to find a foundation that doesn't make me look like I've been tangoed!
I actually went into Boots looking for a mineral foundation as liquid foundation tends to give me spots. As I was looking I came across this in the L'Oreal section and was so impressed with how it looked I decided to treat myself.
This was the best decision I have ever made! Sounds a bit dramatic I know but when you're skin tone resembles that of the cast of Twilight finding a foundation that genuinely matches your skin tone really is the most exciting thing since Hugh Jackman first took his shirt off on screen!
The foundation is a bit runny so it's best to use a brush to apply it but I think the consistency is what makes it so great to use as it doesn't end up looking a dried up river bed as soon as you crack a smile! It actually looks really natural and blends really well so you don't get tide lines either.
What makes it even better is it doesn't give me spots. I can wear this all week to work (obviously I take it off and re-apply fresh in the morning I'm not a total scruff!) and still have a face like a baby's bum by the weekend.
I do have a slight issue though, now that summer's here and I'm not quite so pale it no longer matches so I'm now going to have to go out and 'treat' myself again. It's a hard life!
The loreal true match foundation.
This foundation is from the brand loreal which is available in many shops such as boots and superdrug. It is also available on many online shops . It is a liquid foundation not a powder and not a cream. It gives the skin a very dewy finish , so I wouldn't recommend you buying this if you had very oily skin. There is a wide range of shades starting from a very pale tone to a very deep brown. The best way to apply this foundation is with a brush or your fingers as personally , I find a beauty blender or makeup sponge absorbs way too much of te product. The foundation has very high coverage and is amazing if you have bad skin or suffer from acne. This foundation also contains an SPF of 17 which means you do not have to apply extra sunscreen to your face. The foundation is also good at hiding pores and covering the redness in your skin. You get a very good amount of product in the bottle however you are not able to always get it all out as you can not remove the pump. The packaging itself is quite simple. It is a clear glass bottle so you can see the colour of foundation you have. It has silver writing on and a silver pump which controls the amount of product you get out at a time. The bottle also has a lid which is a clear colour. Overall I would rate this foundation a four out of five due to the fact that you can not remove the pump. By the way lauren Curtis a famous youtuber adores this foundation and features it in most of her videos. Hope this helped you all xxx Imogen
Having a dry skin type, I dislike using powder foundations and have always erred more on the side of liquids and creams. This being said, I've been using L'oreal's True Match liquid foundation in shade C1 Rose Ivory for a number of years now. First of all, this product line offers a wide and varied range of shades to suit various ethnicities and undertones and it''s well worth taking a bit of time to experiment with the testers, in order to find the shade that suits you. I've applied the foundation with a sponge in the past, but because of its relatively thin consistency, I found that the sponge was just absorbing too much of the product, and so switched to using a foundation brush. One of the biggest selling points of this foundation is its ability to blend with your skin tone and offer a natural-looking finish. The label itself states that it contains 'micro mineral pigments'. It's hard to explain, but when I apply the product I've found that it starts out as an obvious liquid on my skin, but with a bit of blending it begins to sink in to the point where it almost 'sets' in place. Because I use a brush, I'm often left with a few bristle marks, but these are very easy to blend out using my fingers or a larger, fluffier brush (something like a bronzing brush works well). I find that it provides me with a good level of coverage, though if I have an active blemish or one that's in the process of healing, I do need to reach for a concealer or to apply an additional bit of foundation to the area. Layering this foundation in certain areas doesn't leave me with any obviously caked patches of skin, making this foundation very versatile. The product also contains an SPF of 17, which is an added bonus though not enough protection from the sun in my case. Depending on how dry my skin is, this foundation does a moderately good job at smoothing over the problem areas of my face. I find that the formula is effective at reducing the appearance of the open pores around my nose and cheeks and that after a few hours of wear, it actually starts to look better as it blends with the oils of my skin. One thing that frustrates me when I come to the end of a bottle is the fact that the bottle itself seems to still contain some foundation, as each side of the glass is coloured by it, though there comes a point where I'm unable to pump any more out. In my experience I haven't been able to remove the pump in order to use up the last of the liquid, and so can't help but feel a little wasteful when I pop the bottle in the bin. I'm giving this product a rating of four hearts because, as good as it is, it's still not perfection.
As a self confessed beauty addict I am always on the look out for new products to try; whether these be new releases or just beauty products I have not tried yet. One of my utmost favourite things to try out is foundations, hence whey I am reviewing a foundation today. Personally, I tend to opt for quite high coverage foundations that still have a skin like look and texture to them and are not too heavy. This can sometimes be a little difficult to find as I often find that high coverage foundations can sometimes feel heavy or greasy on the skin or can become cakey looking with general wear throughout the day. The latest foundation I decided to put through its paces was the L'oreal true match foundation.
This foundation claims to give outstanding coverage without caking, while being a natural looking, skin-true formula which does not lead tide marks. Personally I think if you do buy a foundation in the wrong colour, especially if it is more than one shade too pale or too dark then of course you are going to be left with a tide mark, so I believe this claim to be a little false.
==~~Price and Availibility~~==
In most places this foundation costs £9.99, which I find to be a fairly affordable price for a drugstore foundation. Although of course there are far more inexpensive ones on the market, even at highstreet prices some are much pricier so believe it to sit fairly mid range. They are also often on offer, such as the 3 for 2 offer that is currently on in Boots, or sometime have money off.
I find these foundations to be fairly widely available. They can be purchased from the usual Boots or Superdrug and also the likes of eBay, Feel Unique and Amazon. There are currently 23 different shades available for this foundation, however the downside is that I find my local Boots (which is a large store) does not stock all the shade and seems to stock between 12 and 15 different shades. They are all available on the website, though unless you know which shade you are going to be, then this could be a little hard to decipher your shade.
==~~Applying the foundation~~==
The first thing I noticed about this foundation was that it had a pump. I personally prefer foundations with a pump as I find them way easier that pouring foundation onto the back of your hand or scooping it out of a pot. I also find the foundation itself keeps a little cleaner this way. In one pump you get a decent amount and is all I tend to usually need and sometimes go for just a half pump on days when I just want a little coverage in certain areas. This is a reasonably runny liquid foundation and personally I had actually expected it to be a little thicker in consistency. As I always do with my foundations, I used a brush to apply it and was very pleased to find how it both felt lightweight and non greasy to apply. The consistency is extremely easy to work with, making it very easy to blend into the skin. I also don't find that it sets to fast, meaning I really get time it work the foundation into the skin to make it look as natural as possible.
It's light and silky like texture really makes the foundation a dream to work with, also allowing it to be easily blendable. The foundation itself is quite pigmented, meaning that a little does go a long way and often I do find myself pumping out a little too much. I tend to find after one coat of my foundation my skin looks much more even, smoother and altogether more flawless. I find that it covers my under eye circles and any redness extremely well, however, wherever I have a little scarring I do feel the need to go back over with either a little more foundation or some concealer as I find this foundation does not cover blue or purple tones all that well.
I really like how this foundation looks in my skin. I find that it sets to a semi-matte finish, which I personally tend to find is the most natural and flattering finish. I do set my foundation with powder, however this is just to prolong the wear of my make up. As previously mentioned this foundation does feel very lightweight on the skin and often does not feel like I am wearing make up, which I really enjoy. I find that throughout the day it does not necessarily get greasy, but I do get a little shiny through my t-zone, so I do feel the need to touch up with a little powder. I was also pleased to find that this did not make the makeup look cakey. As far as a tide mark goes, I do believe this is all down to whether or not you select the right shade for you, as sometimes I feel like the foundation is a little too dark for me and have to blend down my neck and other days I feel it matches my skin perfectly.
Overall I have been really impressed with the quality of this foundation, I like how it makes my skin look much perfected whilst still having a natural finish to it. I do not quite believe this foundation to be of 'perfect coverage' or even that of high coverage, though it is definitely buildable to that of a desired coverage. Although I am not quite convinced this is my 'perfect foundation' (although I am not altogether that convinced it exists) I would be more than happy to repurchase this foundation and therefore am awarding it four stars.
I have been using the L'Oreal True Match foundation for a couple of months now and I absolutely love it. After reading some good reviews for this foundation I headed down to my local Boots store to try and find my perfect match. As I wondered through the aisles in Boots I came across the L'Oreal stand which had over 20 shades of True Match foundation, where to start?! I swatched a couple of the foundations myself and found the shade which I thought would suit me best. To be sure I then asked the makeup assistant to swatch me as well, luckily enough she came to the same conclusion. My first impressions were good, if I am able to find my right match by myself for a foundation it is a big plus.
The foundation comes in a pump glass bottle. I really like this design as it feels extremely safe when I am carrying it around in my bag and it also helps to control waste as you only pump out what you need. The pump itself is quite firm so you only need to push gently to release a small amount of foundation. I prefer to apply a little bit at a time as the last thing I want is my face to look cakey1
When first applying this foundation to my face I thought it looked a bit too light in terms of coverage, however after using it for a little while this is now one of the reasons that I really enjoy using this foundation as I can build up the coverage to how I want depending on if I want a more natural or more flawless look.
The foundation blends well with my natural skin colour and the match is absolutely fantastic! No dodgy foundation lines in sight.
If I was to describe my skin type I would say it was normal-dry. This foundation does not dry my skin out at all. It has quite a matte appearance and doesn't leave my skin looking shiny or oily even when you build it up.
I can apply this foundation in the morning and still feel confident that my skin is looking good in the evening. I have tried some foundations in the past that seem to slide off your face during the course of the day but this one stays completely in tact.
As I said earlier you can get this foundation in over 20 shades so the chances that you will find a match are good. In some Boots stores they also now have makeup artists on the L'Oreal stands which can help you if you are overwhelmed by the choice.
Removing the foundation is no problem at all it washes off with my usual cleanser.
You can find this in stores and online for around £9.99. I think for that price it is an absolute steal considering how much you can spend on the higher end foundations.
I love this foundation and will definitely be repurchasing. It is a great quality product at a great price, what more can you ask for? 5 out of 5 stars.
l'oreal true match, really is a true match for me and my skin tone. i have been using this product, basically since i was old enough to wear foundation!
i tried a couple of other products out over the years but nothing has ever come close to true match for me.
i decided to originally try this foundation because it was on special at boots as 3 for 2, and as i was at university, every little saving helped. This foundation is usually on special at either boots or superdrug, so always great value for money.
it comes in a variety of shades so will appeal to a whole range of customers. i am very fair so i get the lightest colour, but when i have a tan it still blends easily on my face.
the consistency is slightly runny, but i prefer this as it glides easier on my face, it never leaves blotchy patches, and gives me an all over dewy look. it works great with sponges or brushes.
i don't like really thick foundations as they seem to heavy when you put them on, like you have over done it.
the only issue with this foundation is because it is not very 'thick' it does not cover spots greatly. luckily i don't really suffer from spotty skin, but if you are a teenager and have this issue may not be great for you.
I cannot begin to understand how L'Oreal can call this foundation True Match.
After testing every single shade available the only thing I matched was a zombie; this is the first foundation I have ever used which managed to make an olive complexion look grey.
No sponge, foundation brush or artist would be able to blend this foundation and make it look even reasonably acceptable.
The texture on my skin felt like wax and even after thoroughly cleaning my face I still felt its presence. Had I worn this product more than once I would have no doubt at all that my medium-oily skin would soon resemble a chip pan.
This product was so bad it has put me off ever trying L'Oreal makeup again.
The advertising for this product was amazing and so after having had such a bad experience I wanted to read other people's views. Not one person disagreed.
Snog, marry, avoid???
AVOID, AVOID, AVOID!!!
Once I realised and embraced that I was paler than the average girl, I decided to find myself a foundation that matched perfectly to my skin tone, and on my quest to find that foundation, I found L'Oreal's True Match.
I haven't gone back since. It is a foundation suited to my every need. It gives a really subtle coverage, but is build-able for nights out or special occasions without caking. It matches my skin tone perfectly, and even finds a way to adjust when I have applied fake tan which makes it extremely versatile. It has plenty of different skin tones so appeals to a wide audience, and makes it very likely that you will find your perfect shade.
When I first purchased this product, it was quite light and had a slightly runny consistency. However, I've just bought another bottle, and it has the perfect consistency. This makes it slightly more matte than before, which I love, and I could not think of a better foundation to suit my personal taste.
I'm usually a Max Factor girl, but to save money I've been buying make up and little luxuries while on offer and keeping them in my stash for later use. L'Oreal was on a 3 for 2 offer in Boots a while ago and as I used to use this True Match foundation a few years ago when it was first introduced and never had any issues with it, I decided to give it a whirl again while stocking up on other L'oreal goodies. It costs £9.99 when bought on it's own and that's for a 30ml bottle.
The bottle is glass, a bit unusual I thought these days as most come in plastic. It has a plastic lid that clips off and underneath is a pump on the bottle to help get the foundation out. The pump is a silver colour but can end up covered in make up once it's been used a few times - I don't find 100% of the make up ends on my finger, some ends up on the pump top too. The true match foundation is available in a huge number of shades - I personally go for one of the lightest, ivory, as I have fair skin but there are so many shades to choose from (over 20) so I would think that there is one to suit every skin tone.
I find that around 3 pumps from the bottle is enough to cover my whole face for the day. L'Oreal's claim is that the foundation blends to your skin tone and becomes a 'true match', adjusting to the texture of the skin to give a flawless finish. I would say that it's true but only to an extent. I find that it does blend very nicely onto my skin although I don't feel it gives a thick enough coverage to hide my freckles and spots. I have to apply a powdered foundation on top of it and would definitely not go out wearing this foundation alone. So, in terms of the claim of true match - it's true in relation to matching my skin tone almost perfectly but causes issues in the fact that it means blemishes and freckles are still visible through it. I think from that I can only deduce that the 'true match' idea perhaps works too well!
The foundation has quite a runny consistency - much more so than other similar foundations I've used. Because of it's consistency, I find it extremely easy to rub onto my face and find that it doesn't need much work before it's completely rubbed in.They describe it as a microfine, creamy texture and I would say that is spot on. I apply it by dotting the foundation across my face and then rubbing in - this way, I also don't find that the foundation leaves any streaks or lines. It gives a very even coverage, albeit a thin coverage. I've found that it lasts very well - even though it's a thin application, I find that by combining it with a powdered foundation on top, it doesn't seem to wear away fast and lasts the whole day without much sign of fading. I don't feel the need to reapply throughout the day which is a big positive for me. The make up also feels very light on my face - there's no heaviness and it doesn't feel like it's in the way and annoying me.
Another positive is that I've not shown any signs of allergic reactions or an outbreak of spots - my skin is sensitive but I've had no problems using this on a daily basis. It comes with SPF17, which can only be a bonus to me.
Overall, I would recommend this for use in the way I do - popping this on first, then applying a powdered foundation across the top. But, if you're after a foundation that can be applied alone, then I would give this a miss because I don't think it would meet that requirement. I wouldn't say that I have problematic skin - I get very few spots or blemishes and just have a few freckles, but this doesn't provide enough coverage for me as it's only very light and thin. I've given it three stars as I feel that's the fairest option.
Thanks for reading :o)
After a long time throughout my early teens testing different foundations, and finding they all looked too orange on my skin, I gave up for a bit. I was shopping in Superdrug one day and decided to try the tester out of the palest shade and I found it actually looked like a good match for my skin. I purchased it and I haven't looked back since. This is my go-to foundation and has been a staple of my makeup bag for about four years now.
Applying the foundation is fairly easy. It comes in a pump dispenser which is good in the sense that is avoids mess, but bad in the sense that its a glass bottle and there is often foundation at the bottom that you are unable to get out. The bottle comes with a plastic cap to put on top of the pump, and it has a clear label on the front and back with the true match logo, a jigsaw piece, and the ingredients
The liquid is fairly thin and runny, and when applied gives a medium coverage that can be built up. It is ideal for covering the occasional blemish that I have, and doesn't make the skin on my cheeks look dry like so many other foundations can do. I normally use a concealer and powder as well as this for fuller coverage on redder areas.
The foundation itself doesn't have amazing lasting power, I'd say you would need to reapply it 2-3 times over 24 hours to keep the coverage good, as it can cake and fade from oilier areas such as your nose and forehead. Using powder can help stop this, though.
There are tons of shades available, from the palest ivory to a dark golden brown. The shade I use is ivory rose, a pale beige with pink undertones.
The price of this foundation is £10 which is a bit steep for mid range makeup, however it is regularly on 3 for 2 offers in superdrug and boots.
I'm not keen on the adverts for L'oreal makeup with airbrushed models, beyonce and cheryl cole and her irritating accent, however it won't stop me from buying it as it's the best foundation I've tried.
five stars from me.
At fourteen years old I tried this foundation for the first time, smearing it onto my acne-riddled face with greasy teenage hands, wondering why it didn't live up to its claims of being super-blendable and a perfect match to my skin tone. I tried many foundations back then, most of which ended up in the bin, and the main reason for my disappointment in finding a good foundation was not prepping my face for makeup and not understanding how much of a difference application techniques can make. When I first saw L'Oreal True Match, I knew I had to have it, imagining all my problems would be solved. I was wrong. Six years later, I've decided to give it another whirl, now that I feel more knowledgeable about preparation and application of makeup.
L'oreal True Match Foundation retails for £9.99 which is not the cheapest drugstore foundation I've used. You get the usual 30ml and it comes in a nice glass bottle with a pump. Dispensing the product is simple enough and it's easy to control how much product you want out. As well as being available in a huge array of shades, each shade has three different 'tones' as well, which you can choose based upon your colouring, depending on weather you're a cool, warm of neutral tone. It's recommended that you go for the 'rose' tones if you possess a cool colouring, 'golden' tones if your colouring is warm, and neutral tones if you're, well neutral. This shading system is very similar to MAC foundations and is useful if you struggle to find a shade that matches your skin.
As I did a few years back, the application seemed to be a struggle. The consistency isn't particularly thick or thin, but it leaves brush lines or finger lines, depending on what you use to apply. At first I tried to use my trusty stippling brush, which is usually my makeup miracle-worker and is able to fix any foundation mishap, but even then, small dots were visible where I had stippled my foundation. After experimenting with various techniques, I have found the best way to apply is to use my hands and then dab at it with my fingers to make it appear more 'flawless' and enable the application lines to disappear.
I also found that preparing my skin for the foundation is essential in making application easier. I had to ditch my usual pimple-busting lotion for a slightly more intense moisturiser. If your skin is even the slightest bit dry, it will cling, even if you can't see the dryness without makeup, it will show through this. Moisturiser needs time to sink into the skin or the application lines are more visible.
If care is taken over prepping the skin and applying the product, it works. I find that the match IS good and it lives up to its claim. I usually find it difficult to find a foundation pale enough, and even when I do, it's generally too yellow. This matches my rosy complexion and is pale enough. Another plus side is that it doesn't oxidize as much as other foundations, you know, like when you apply your foundation and then a few hours later you look in the mirror and your face looks like it's been in the Bahamas for a couple of weeks. That isn't a problem with True Match. It does become slightly darker, but isn't too noticeable and is still a pretty good match. Coverage isn't great, maybe light to medium, but is buildable and looks fine with concealer. If like me, you have oily skin, you will begin to sport that dreaded 'sheen' after about 2-3 hours so powder and blotting sheets are a must, but this is applicable for all foundations with me.
If you struggle with finding a foundation that suits your skin tone, definitely give this a try- the results ARE good if you take care applying it. If you're looking for a full coverage foundation, this probably isn't for you unless you're prepared to apply layers of the stuff and go heavy on the concealer.
Being super pale I am always on the lookout for foundations that will match my skin tone. I am also an avid reader of beauty blogs and this foundation was suggested by fellow ghost faces as an option for those of us beyond the pale. This foundation claims to match your skin tone as well as your skins texture to create a flawless base. It also claims to be buildable in terms of coverage so if you want just a light layer to cover imperfections or need a heavy duty concealing job this foundation promises both.
The foundation comes in a lovely glass bottle and has a pump which is great as you don't waste any product. In terms of colour, straight out the bottle and swatched on my hand it did seem to be in a realm of paleness similar to mine! However, when I applied it to the face although it is pale it is just far too pink. The skin can either have warm, cool or neutral undertones and it is important to consider this when selecting a foundation. In this case the colour I had selected "Rose Ivory" was just far too warm and made my complexion ruddy rather than balanced and clear. This foundation also comes in another light shade with cooler undertones so maybe that would have been a better option for me. In terms of the colour that I selected I also noticed that after a while it would oxidise on my skin making it orange tinted and blotchy.
As I simply refuse to throw this foundation away as I paid good money for it I have managed to make it work by mixing a tiny bit of it with my other foundations. I like to custom mix my foundations anyway so this just means that I use this foundation as a kind of "filler" whilst getting all the benefits of the foundations I have mixed it with - I hope that makes sense!
You can buy this from Boots (also available at Superdrug) for £9.99 (price correct at time of writing) which is reasonable for a drugstore foundation. What I find irksome is that it just does not live up to the claims espoused by L'Oreal of matching the skins tone and texture. I don't think that this is even scientifically possible! It certainly does cover and mask well but at the expense of oxidising and looking cakey. I will not be repurchasing this in future!
Bought this on a whim in Superdrug as I was looking for a new foundation as I'd just run out. I hadn't read any reviews before buying this which was a big mistake. After swatching I decided to go for shade C1 Rose Ivory, which colour wise is a good match but that is literally the only thing this foundation has going for it.
Applied this the next morning after moisturising and found it didn't blend well at all, felt like I was trying to rub playdough into my face, although it's very runny ! My face is not overly dry and on the more oily places of my face it looked just about tolerable to begin with but on the dryer areas it flaked like it was going out of fashion, producing a lovely cakey and streaky effect ! Applying powder over the top only served to exacerbate the problem. I've used a lot of foundations but none have ever looked as bad as this did.
As I had nowhere to go that day I kept it on to see how it would fare over the rest of the day. It proceeded to melt off the oily areas of my face and oxidise everywhere else to a delightful shade of orange, making me look like a terminally ill oompa loompa. I know this works for some people with different skin to mine but for me this was the biggest waste of £10 I've ever spent ! So disappointed with this :(
In 7 true-to-skin shades across warm, cool and neutral tones, True Match; super-blendable liquid foundation perfectly matches the colour and texture of your skin, hiding imperfections with its fine, creamy texture / The result; : Flawless coverage The silky texture of True Match blends seamlessly with the skin / It automatically adjusts to the texture of the skin to create a flawless finish / Oil-free and non-comedogenic.