Sunday, 9 October 2016

REVIEW & BEFORE AND AFTER | L'OREAL TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION SHADE 5W INDIAN SKIN



The L'Oreal True Match Foundation (£10) is insanely popular in the bloggersphere so as a true foundation addict I had to see what all the fuss is about. For reference, I am Shade 5W (oddly the same shade Cheryl Cole uses - fun fact), I have medium Indian skin with warm undertones and I like a medium, matte but not flat base that lasts all day and wears well. This foundation claims to be super blendable with an ultra creamy texture that lasts. It's main selling point is the vast variety of shades (a whopping 23!) available which is simply unheard of in the more affordable lines.


You get 30ml of product and the foundation possesses and SPF 17. Every little bit helps. It comes with a pump dispenser which is really easy to use as it releases the perfect amount of product. The coverage is a light medium, in my opinion, if only using one pump. Typically, I find I get the best results with two pumps of the product which might seem a little excessive. I  found when I only used one pump the foundation would settle into the lines around my mouth. Not a good look. It is an extremely blendable formula as I just wipe those lines away and all is well. For some strange reason with this foundation I find the more I apply the better it looks, it is very perfecting yet doesn't make my skin look heavy or astonishingly unnatural. It lasts all day, even through a gym session, which is brilliant. It gives a semi-matte finish, but I set it with a translucent powder to make it fully matte. I do get some shiny areas on my nose but a quick blot fixes that. I don't notice it breaking apart at all and overall I would say it is a great foundation. Suitable for many different skin types. 


Above you can see my face sans makeup, the "before" if you will. I have a few blemishes here, there and everywhere. Kindly ignore them please and apologies for my chapped lips. Below is the "after" and you can see that the overall appearance of my skin is enhanced. I like to apply the True Match Foundation with a drop of oil (Pai Skincare Oil is my current go-to) and an angled kabuki brush. As mentioned, I use 2 pumps and it takes about a minute to blend it all over my face and neck. I skip concealer as I like the medium coverage of the foundation, set with powder and add a dusting of bronzer. It wears really well on the skin, which I find with most L'Oreal foundations. I am so glad I tried this out because I think it has become a daily essential for me. A really awesome foundation.


Thank you for reading my review, I hope you enjoyed this post. I would love to know what your current favourite foundation is. I am not lying when I say I am a makeup junkie and completely obsessed with trying out new foundations so please share your holy grails in the comments below. Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. Don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' that is the best way to stay up to date with new posts. I aim to post every other day and would love to hear any future post suggestions you may have. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, see you soon. Take care.

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Kiran

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6 comments

  1. I'm glad you liked the True Match! It's such an amazing foundation. Currently, I've been loving the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation. It has great coverage and it doesn't look or feel heavy/cakey on me at all!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  2. I usually have good luck with Loreal products! I'm glad you like this foundation.

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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  3. I have been wanting to try the True Match Foundation forever! My current favourite foundation is the L'oreal Pro Glow.

    www.thinkingofmakeup.com

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  4. I really don't like the True Match at all, which is such a shame as I really did have high hopes for it xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Girl, your before skin is not bad! I used to have a bottle of this foundation a few years ago. You reminded me how much I love it for daily use! I need to pick up a bottle of this soon :)

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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  6. The foundation seems to really suit you! I am yet to start using any liquid foundations,I somehow just prefer to use concealer and some bronzer instead!

    www.julialundin.com

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