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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.
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 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.
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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.
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.