Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Disappointing Product Alert: L'Oreal True Match Foundation


After hearing such amazing reviews about L'Oréal's True Match foundation from multiple beauty bloggers and well-established YouTubers such as Amelia Liana and Lauren Curtis, I finally decided to try it out for myself. This decision was a huge deal for me because I am not a foundation hoarder; I play it pretty safe and I wear the same foundation day in and day out because I know that it is not only the perfect colour match for me, it works well with my combination skin too. That holy grail foundation of mine is Maybelline's Dream Satin Liquid foundation (reviewed here.)

So, biting the bullet, I put True Match (£9.99) into my basket and headed straight for the till. I was so excited with my purchase that I then went home and proceeded to apply it to my skin straight away... and I was left rather disappointed. Since then, I have worn the foundation once more and my opinion on it still hasn't changed. Although the shade I picked up (C2 Rose Vanilla) is perfect for me, I am just not getting on with the formula at all! 

It looks lovely and silky smooth on my cheek area but it looks so cakey on my forehead, around my nose and my chin - despite the fact that I thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and moisturised both times before I applied it. It literally clings to every dry patch and settles into every line imaginable on your face! I also find that because the consistency of the foundation is so watery, I have to use more pumps than I would normally have with my usual foundation of choice.

I am determined to love this foundation just like many of you do as it sounds so great on paper, especially as it claims to improve the condition of your skin over time as well! However, this foundation just doesn't seem like its for me! Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Maybe there is a tip or a technique that might change the way that it sits on my skin? If any of you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them, so please leave any comments or helpful advice below!

10 comments:

  1. Maybe the formua is just not for oily skin types? I also have this problem where I don't get along with a lot of foundations, so I tend to stick with the one that DOES work for me :) There is no product that works for EVERYONE, it all depends on what your daily activities are, the climate you live in, your skin type, the skincare products you use underneath it... To bad about the 10 pounds tho... :) Thanks for the honest & great review! x

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

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    1. A lot of the people I know who love it have oily skin, so maybe its just down to personal preference :) I'm hoping that I might grow to like it the more I use it though! Thank you for your lovely comment and advice Charline :) x

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  2. I have really oily skin and i tried this over a year ago and hated it, i tried it again just after christmas and i still dont like it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. It sucks that you didn't like it either Emma, I really thought that it would live up to the hype! I'm hoping to test it out more and hopefully grow to love it, as I do like some aspects of it - just not others! :) xx

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  3. I'm still on the fence about it! The colour range is really weird and it doesn't last that long :/
    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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    1. I'm glad to see that somebody else shares my opinion! I hope I start to like it soon. Thank you for reading Casey :) x

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  4. Ah, such a shame when a much-hyped product doesn't work for you! I think I'll be giving this one a miss.

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

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    1. I know right! It's always so disappointing :( xx

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  5. I feel like I have somewhat given up with liquid foundation now - my routine has forever become concealer and powder foundations

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    1. I wish that I liked powder foundations but they don't give me the coverage I want :( thank you reading & commenting Sophie :) x

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