Friday, 7 March 2014

L'Oreal True Match - Review.

I have ridiculously pale skin, so finding a foundation that is pale enough has been a somewhat problematic journey. I have mostly good skin, a bit combination with no real breakouts just a little redness in areas and the obvious dark circles that come with having children. I don't really need a high coverage just something that with even out the tone and give me a nice finish, thats why I originally started out using just a BB cream but could never find one that was pale enough. For quite some time I have been using Rimmels Wake Me Up foundation which i absolutely adore the finish of but is still too 'orangey' for my skin tone. After speaking about my foundation problems on my previous blog I got a lot of great recommendations for foundations that have a large spectrum of pale shades and this was one of them. 

L'Oreal True Match is a light to medium coverage foundation that is often compared to and called a dupe of Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk foundation which has a hefty price tag! The shade range is fabulous, I chose 'Ivory Rose' the second lightest shade with a slight touch of pink which matches my skin tone absolutely perfectly! It comes with a handy pump (personally I hate foundations without pumps) which dispenses just the right amount of product so you don't get any wastage. It has SPF which is always a bonus as sunnier weather approaches and leaves you with an in between matt/dewy finish which is very natural looking!

My first impressions where that it was a lot runnier then the foundation I had been using this meant having to change how I applied it slightly. Usually i would take it from the back of my hand directly onto a Real Techniques buffing brush and blend in but with this because of the consistency I found it best to dab it all around the face with my fingers then blend it out using a brush.

As you can see this shade has absolutely no 'orangey' tint to it which I found with so many other drug store foundations it also blends so so easily almost looking like I'm not wearing any foundation at all. I generally have to add concealer around my eyes as the coverage is quite sheer but it does a really good job of evening out my skin tone and doesn't look cakey. Often I find I don't even have to set it with powder which is a plus but for a long day out if you start to look a little oily you could just top up with a powder like Rimmels Stay Matt.

My only problem with this foundation is that it matches my skin so well that it really shows just how pale I am and feel like i need a lot of blush or some bronzer just to give myself some colour and stop myself looking like a corpse....but then thats just being really picky.

This was my make up look today I always prime before using any foundation, I really love Benefit's Porefession i find that it works so much better then any other primer I have used.

Thank you for reading, I hope you found this review useful!



  1. You look flawless! what concealer do you have on under your eyes? xx

    1. Thank you so much, Im really liking this foundation although i might need a shade darker in the summer, under my eyes i just built up the coverage with the foundation then used some YSL Touch Eclat just to brighten around my eyes xx