L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation Review
Foundation! It’s literally the foundation for makeup and very important. I’ve been playing with L’Oreal True Match lately.
I had heard good things about this foundation and I had to try it. I also needed something lighter to mix with some foundations that are a bit too dark for me… I mean, I think I might be paler than I thought. It’s a bit depressing, but there ya go. I’m using 0.5N in Porcelain and it’s definitely not as off a match as I thought it’d be.
I got this at Boots where it goes for €13.99 but I’m 100% sure I either got a discount or something free with it. Seriously, never buy anything at Boots without a sale or a free gift.
So, first off my bare skin. I went outside for all these photos to really get the natural light so please excuse my squinting. Also, excuse my hair as I’m doing a castor oil thing.
This was a good day to test foundation as I haven’t really slept in the past couple nights and I have a pretty big zit above my eyebrow. let’s see what this can do.
First up I used a London Brush Company Foundation Brush from the Debut Collection. I mean, this looked good in the photo, but it looked a bit streaky and it definitely caught on the dry skin on my nose. I don’t think I’d use a foundation brush with this foundation unless it was makeup that was purely for a photo.
Next up I stippled some True Match on with a Bare Minerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush. I used to always do my foundation like this but I stopped when I got my first Beauty Blender and now I’m really questioning why. This looked great in person and awesome in the photo. It’s not too cakey but it still gave good coverage. It also just breezed over the dry patch on my nose. Shout out to that brush that I’ve had for almost fourteen years now. If you love your brushes, they’ll love you back.
Next up: a damp Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. A damp sponge has been my go to method for years now and, look, it looks good. It feels natural but looking at it in comparison to the other two methods… my redness still shows through and it’s pretty obvious I haven’t slept well in a long while.
Overall I like this foundation. Not only is it great on it’s own, it also mixes well with other formulas so it’s good to have a lighter or darker shade on hand. It’s a great value for the price and I find it’s tended to stay on really well and doesn’t settle into my pores or lines.
It can be a bit drying so definitely don’t skip out on moisturizer in the morning. Or at night. As a rule just don’t skip out on moisturizer. I mean.. skincare. You know this.
For the makeup I’m keeping on all day I decided to do a best of both worlds. I kept up the Catrice primer and then used the Maybelline Master Camo Colour Correcting Kit to neutralize some redness (I thought I’d outgrow acne?!) and to brighten up my under eyes.
For my foundation I obviously used L’Oreal True Match. I decided to use the stippling method along my forehead, nose, and cheeks where I needed more coverage. I finished the rest with my sponge. Honestly, if I learned one thing from this experiment it’s that I need to start doing this daily.
I finished off my base with loose powder by Collection. I attempted to tame my eyebrows with Cailyn Gelux Eyebrow. I bronzed up my forehead, the apples of my cheeks, and the bridge of my nose with Too Faced Chocolate Soliel Bronzer and added some Julep Your Happy Look blush in clover pink.
For my eyes I mixed the reddish colour and the dark gold from the Naked Cosmetics Heavy Metal collection, then sculpted out my crease with the brown-y shimmer colour in the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. I popped some Sephora Collection Colourful Eyeshadow in Under the Cover on my inner corners.