L'oreal True Match Foundation Review.

20 Mar 2014

It's been a while since I've done a full product review so I thought I'd treat you to one on a foundation I've been using over the past couple of months and has already been featured in a post or two.
This was a foundation that quickly gained, on the whole, a good response among bloggers. When looking at the reviews though, they all seemed to share the same view that it wasn't right for dry skin and seeing as I suffer from the odd dry patch I didn't know if this would be for me. However, it got to the point where I was in desperate need of a new  foundation and I was in possession of a Boots gift card so I thought I would give it a whirl.

When I went to choose my shade it was great, yet daunting to see so many different shades when you have to work out your shade match yourself. Before buying, I actually found an online chart to help me choose what shade would be best as they have different letters (similar to high ended brands like MAC) for different skin tones. I couldn't choose between the neutral or cool toned foundation to start off with but I ended up buying the cool toned foundation which is R1/C1 Rose Ivory. One other thing that drew me to this foundation was the fact it has a pump! It save crucial minutes when you're in a rush because it has that time saving pump!
When I got it home, I still wasn't 100% sure on my shade choice and I had visions of myself looking like some kind of dark salmon colour. When I first applied it, this was not the case and the foundation wass a definite match unlike past foundations that have looked slightly orange for my skin. From what I can remember of my first impressions, it did cling to some of my dry skin slightly but when I applied a moisturiser about 10 minutes before my foundation, my problems were solved!
The texture of the foundation is very runny and so, along with thinking it would be great for dry skin, you'd think it would be of lesser coverage but this wasn't the case and ended up being of medium coverage and an easily build able foundation for areas that might need slightly more coverage.
Two months down the line, this is still my everyday foundation and I can see it remaining at that status for a while. It doesn't leave my skin looking cakey and with a moisturiser underneath, I've had hardly any problems with this and my dry skin. Even though it doesn't cover all spots,pores and other imperfections, it doesn't break me out and at £9.99 it doesn't break the bank either!
With the amount of shades there is for this foundation, I would recommend it to you unless your skin is very dry otherwise you'd probably face real problems(dry skin sucks, I know).
What foundation have you been grabbing for recently?
Hope you're doing great,


  1. You had me at "so many different shades"! I'm so bad at choosing shades, they're either too light or too dark. I need to give this a try, and I'll definitely use a moisturiser underneath this when I use it!

    Yet Another Makeup Blog.

    1. The paleness of some of the shades is what attracted me! I use the Garnier Moisture Match moisturiser and they have options for all skin types so I'd recommend that moisturiser:-)!

      Sarah x

  2. I really want to try a Loreal foundation but I can't remember the name, this one sounds really good though!x


    1. If it's the lumi magique one, all I seem to hear is bad reports on that one. Supposedly it just makes you look greasy :-)x