I’ve had this new shiny L’Oreal True Match foundation for a few months now, you may remember it featuring in my December Favourites. So I’m a tad late in actually reviewing it for you…yep I’m late on all the reviews – expect that to change 😀 OK back to the foundation. I picked this up for £9.99, for that I got 30ml (standard). I much prefer the newer packaging and the pump works well, it just looks sleeker overall. This works well over all of the primers I own, so that’s a good start!
It has a creamy, liquidy consistency. Yep, that’s useful. So it’s not overly thick and creamy, but it’s not a runny mess either. I warm it up on the back of my hand before application, then dab it all over my face. I use the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend it onto my face, I’ve used a buffing brush in the past, but I prefer the sponge. It’s just easier to get a nice even application. I have the shade Rose Ivory, which is a pretty close shade match for me. This is excellent as it’s always a nightmare getting the right shade, the joys of being a pale girl! They do have a pretty decent shade range, although darker skinned girls may have issues getting the right shade.
So let’s talk coverage. This is a medium coverage foundation with the ability to build it up to a fuller coverage. Although I don’t think you should do a full second layer, I tend to use it as a concealer, taking my sponge and dipping it directly in the foundation and applying it to any spots I have. You can see the before an after below.
It wears well throughout the day, lasting about 5 to 6 hours before I notice any breakdown. It tends to breakdown around my nose and in around my tearduct first, followed by my chin a few hours later. Majority is still there by the 10hour mark, so that’s brilliant in my opinion!
I only have one issue with this foundation, it clogs my face. It means I can’t wear it everyday, if I do I will undoubtedly end up with clogged pores. So I alternate it with my bareminerals foundation.
All in all I like this and I’d recommend it. It’s a great budget friendly foundation. You can check out the application etc below.