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This foundation is one of my all time favourites, after seeing so many great reviews I decided to pick myself up a bottle as it was very affordable. The product has a great medium-full coverage and doesn't appear cakey on the skin. It applies beautifully with a brush or a sponge. The shade I bought was 'rose ivory' and it was a perfect match. The only problem with this product is the packaging as it is glass, therefore making it easier to break, but if handled carefully then there should be no problems!
The L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation is available for GBP 9.99.
The foundation comes in a transparent bottle with a silver dispenser. On the bottle are the product name and product information. The bottle contains 30 ml.
The foundation is described as follows. "In 18 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."
The foundation has a natural colour and the consistence is runny, you have to watch during the application not to spill. The texture is very fine and silky and feels already under your finger just super soft to the touch. Also, I immediately noticed how quickly absorbed the makeup, you have it hardly applied such that it has already disappeared in the skin. You can feel it then barely on the skin and therefore the feel is very good and you do not feel painted or plastered. Let's get to opacity, which is long-lasting. I have this Makeup well distributed and you could really no edges. The wrinkles are well covered and the make-up does not settle in them, that would look terrible, no, we have already give a smooth image, medium, but not excessive opacity and yes, it all seems very natural and not a mask. The foundation is skin-friendly since there were no problems and make-up removal was with a cleaner in the evening quickly done. I also want to say that if one has applied in the morning, it looked evening still very good.
I can recommend the L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation, as the foundation is long-lasting and a well opacity. The foundation is compared to other foundations quite expensive.
I was browsing in my local Boots one day looking for my next foundation. I never have a clue what shade to buy in foundation but luckily there was a very helpful make up assistant on hand who advised me to buy Rose Ivory. As there were 20 shades on display ranging from very dark to very light with everything in between I was extremely grateful for this advice.
I tried it when I got home to make sure I wasn't going to look like an oompa loompa that weekend when I went out. The liquid was smooth and creamy and very easy to apply equal coverage. The shade did match my skin tone well and I had no dreaded shiny bits after applying. It wasn't great at covering blemishes and I had to use a concealer as well, but as I don't wear it often this did not bother me at all.
The foundation comes in a glass bottle with pump to dispense the foundation. There is a lid as well so you know it is safe in your makeup bag and not going to squirt everywhere. Each squirt of the pump dispenses a small amount of foundation so it is easy to use a little at a time and not have a load pumped out that you end up not needing.
I have used foundations in the past which have felt very heavy after I applied even just a little, but this one felt light and as though it were still allowing my skin to breathe.
When I used it to go out that weekend, I was very pleased with the overall result of my makeup. However I did find that when I checked again 3-4 hours later it had went quite patchy around my nose and I had to reapply in that area. But bear in mind it was very hot and we had been dancing so I had probably been sweating a bit which wouldn't have helped.
The foundation came off very easily with a makeup remover wipe without me having to scrub at my skin and my skin did not feel dry after using it.
I paid £9.99 for this foundation in Boots, which I think is very reasonable. At the time I bought it there was an offer on L'Oreal products for buy 2 products and get the cheapest one free so that was even more of a bonus for me.
I wouldn't say I would go out of my way to find this again and next time I buy foundation I probably will just buy whatever I can get on special offer like I usually do. However if you wear makeup daily I would think this would be a good one as it is very reasonably priced and doesn't seem to damage skin by drying it out.
I usually use lancome of clarins but i was starting to have finacial difficuties so cut back where possible. I would say true match is just as good as top premium brands. Great coverage with a natural look. I normally have dry skin but this foundation didnt cling to the dry patches neither feel open pores to make them more visible. A nice smooth finish that lasts most of the day.
I have used true match foundation for a good couple of months now and it hasnt made my skin breakout in blemishes, dry or oily!
A good day time foundation and night time foundation. The product is also buildable so iv u want to top it up during the day then id say go for it!
True match does have an undertone scent of alcohol/chemical which made me wonder what i was putting on my skin but as stated earlier, iv had no reaction to it after a couple months use. I do however use loreal primer underneath the foundation to improve appearance of my skin and lengthen the time that foundation stays on for.
The only issue i have had with true match is finding my colour! I am faire skinned so if not careful with colour selection, my look can go horribly wrong! My first colour was a bit orange and my currant colour is a bit yellow but i can actually wear them as they seem to blend with my skin for a closer match!
Id say trus match is def worth a try.
I usually use BB cream rather than foundation but I received a 10ml tube of this L'oreal True Match liquid foundation from the brand which encouraged me to try it out.
I have the shade 'Vanille Rose' or 'Rosy Vanilla'. I would describe the shade as being suitable for paler skins. I have quite a light skin tone and don't usually have a tan so this shade is perfect for me and it's also similar to the shade of the BB cream I use which is the lightest shade.
This foundation is runniner and thinner than I expected it to be. It does pour out of the bottle a little bit rather than ooze out when I squeeze. This can mean it's difficult not to dispense more than I need. The consistency of the foundation means that it feels quite watery when you first apply it to your skin.
I apply it in dots to sections of my face for an even application - to my forehead, cheeks, nose chin and under my chin on my neck. There is a bit of rubbing needed to work this into your skin. If you don't fully rub it in you can be left with streaks. I would say it's more difficult to apply than my BB cream as it's thinner and not as velvety as my BB cream.
The foundation really does transform the way my skin looks and makes me look healthier, less oily and more professional looking. The finish is sort of soft focus which is very pretty. The foundation evens out all of my blemishes and evens out colour tones too. I do find that the foundation can make finer wrinkles stand out a little bit more though.
The foundation creates a lovely base for other make up products such as concealer, pressed or loose powder and blusher. It allows me to have an even base for which to apply these other products.
I do like the way my face looks after using this foundation and I am using my sample bottle regularly. I intend to purchase a full bottle after finishing my sample bottle. I would recommend to women who are looking for a foundation that improves the colour and appearance of your skin.
As someone who has troubled oily skin that often experiences breakouts I feel as though this is truly the perfect match for my skin type.
When I first was purchasing this product I must stress just how pleasantly surprised I was to be presented with such a wide array of shades (23 to be exact) , meaning no matter what your skin color I am positive you will be able to find one that is right for you. The foundation itself is simply packaged giving it a classic look, however one major drawback to the bottle is that the lid is easily knocked off causing the product to leak into you make up bag or draw. Another problem I have with the packaging (and something of a pet peeve of mine) is that the foundation sticks to the side of the bottle and so making it impossible for you to identify if it is running low, leaving you to play a sort of guessing game as to when you will need to re-stock.
But these minor packaging flaws are undoubtedly overshadowed by the sheer brilliance of this foundation. The silky liquid consistency make true match makes it so easy to blend, leaving you with a visibly natural and flawless finish. This foundation is the first drugstore foundation that does not make my skin appear in anyway caked yet still manages to hide any blemishes and even out my skin tone. Due to the thin consistency of the product I found it was best applied with make up sponges (the beauty blender is great for this) or just your fingers rather than a foundation brush in order to avoid brush strokes and really blend the product into the skin.
Once on the skin true match feels very light and fresh on the skin, which to me came as a shock considering the full coverage of the product. Moreover if a good primer is used to prime your skin before hand, and you lock the foundation in with a light dusting of translucent powder on top afterwards, then it should stick around for the majority of the day. Not only this but due to the heavy coverage of true match I found that I rarely required more than 1 or 2 pumps of the product during one application, and so therefore 1 bottle will undoubtedly last you a very long time indeed saving you money.
All in all, I can not believe I have come across such an amazing foundation for such a cheap price. I would highly urge anyone considering it, particularly those with normal to oily skin to give it a go, and I am sure you like me you to will be hooked!
i have used this foundation on and off for a couple of years now.i tend to use it when i am having break outs with my skin as it is very good at hiding blemishes.my biggest problem with using it is that it is very thick,which is good when trying to conceal spots,uneven skin tone etc.but it tends to make my face look quite chalky and a bit too even! it does go on very smoothly and it really does last the full day without melting off or rubbing off on clothes.another issue i have with this foundation is the shades are not very flattering, which i find confusing as it's meant to match all skin tones,maybe i just have an odd skin tone! one really good thing about it, and i would image not many people consider this when purchasing cosmetics is that when wearing this my skin photographs very well,like it makes it look very flawless! all in all i would say if you need very heavy coverage then this is definetely for you,but if you don't need quite as much then try and go for something a bit lighter! in the past i have experimented with mixing a little highlighter to thin it out a bit which did help and really gave me a dewy look. another plus is that it has a really nice fresh smell to it. i would also recommend the concealer if you are having a major break out, both products do work well together.
I first picked up this product since I have heard such great things and its apparently a dupe for the giorgio armani foundation however it is much cheaper as it is around £36 and this foundation is about £10 a bottle. It has an spf 17 so it is perfect for daytime and everyday wear but not so perfect for flash photography as it does have spf in the foundation. It is supposed to be a light, creamy texture with a flawless finish. There is a very wide range of shades with warm, cool and neutral undertones which is impressive for a drugstore foundation. I was very intrigued and excited to try this foundation simply because it has a wide variety of shades. According to the l'oreal website it says there are 20 shades however there are 23 on the boots website and the l'oreal website say that this is an oil free foundation but the boots website claims it includes 3 non greasy oils which is a bit confusing. But this doesn't affect me since I don't have particularly oily skin but if you do it may be worth looking into this. I tried applying this product with my fingers and it did do a good job which is good because I can apply this foundation quickly and easily if I am in a hurry. I gives a nice, natural finish to the skin and I was very impressed by this because I thought it was going to be either too light or too cakey. I have found that this does cover any redness I have on my face. If i apply one layer it does not cling to any dry patches on my face and blends nicely but any more layers will make it cling to dry patches so I would stick to one layer. I you are unsure if you have warm or cool toned skin I would buy the neutral since it does sit between the warm and the cool spectrum so it would be a safe bet I would say. The finish isn't matte but not dewy and I did use powder over the top. After 3 hours with this on my skin, it still looked good and hadn't faded or sunk into any fine lines. After 7 hours, it still did stay on my skin as it did when i first applied it but it did fade a little around my nose. It doesn't go patchy or come off throughout the day like other foundations I have used. Overall I really like this foundation and think it is one of the best drugstore foundations I have tried but I still do prefer my Estee Lauder double wear foundation.
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.
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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.
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.