This Loreal True Match Foundation has the Most Skin Like Finish

I’ve been trying out a couple of new foundations lately just because I feel like I need to update my stash. If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a BB cream junkie. Well, not anymore, since I have accumulated quite a few new foundations that I’ve grown to love. I’ve recently added the Loreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in my collection and I’ve been reaching out for it when my skin feels dry, especially now that the we’re in the colder months.

Loreal True Match SB in W4 Natural Beige

The Loreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation comes in an impressive selection of shades to match every skin tone. There are about 30 shades in this line, but only 15 shades are available in the Philippines. Still not bad considering that most of the shades are Pinay skin friendly.

Packaging

The packaging looks cute and classy, but I am not a huge fan.  It’s not equipped with a pump, making it difficult to control how much product to dispense. I  would not recommend it for travelling as it might spill all over your makeup kit when it’s not tightly closed.

Other than that, I do appreciate that the bottle is transparent so you can see the actual color of the product inside. It does have 30 fl/oz of product, which is pretty much the same with other regular foundation bottles, so don’t fret! =)

 

Formula

Formula is runny and easy to blend on the skin; it’s called super-blendable for a reason. I apply it using a paddle brush for better coverage. I wouldn’t recommend using a damp beauty blender with this one because it will just thin out the formula even more; unless that’s what you’re going for. It’s lightweight and I don’t feel like I’m wearing foundation when I have this on.

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Performance

I got mine in the shade W4 Natural Beige, a medium beige with yellow undertone.  It’s a half step lighter than my skin, but it does oxidize a bit, making it a perfect match for my medium skin tone. Finish is like my-skin-but-better. Coverage is light but buildable to a medium. It evens out the skin tone, but it cannot conceal dark spots.

Left: with 2 layers of foundation. Right: Set with Coty Airspun translucent powder

From afar, my skin looks flawless. But up close, you’ll see that it actually emphasizes my huge pores! That’s because the formula is too thin. To remedy this, I make sure to exfoliate and use a pore blurring primer underneath like the Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer. It is photogenic under natural lighting, but it does have a white cast on flash photography due to its Titanium Dioxide (SPF 17) content.

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Loreal True Match Super-blendable (W4 Natural Beige) + Coty Airspun. No primer underneath. Looks like I’m not wearing any foundation at all!

It does feel a little tacky and I noticed that it takes a while before it sets on my skin. It isn’t the best when it comes to oil control.  On a humid day, I begin to oil up at the 4-hour mark, even when I’m in an air-conditioned room. I could just imagine how my skin would end up looking when I stay outdoors for long hours! It also has a lot of product transfer when I blot with a tissue paper even despite setting and baking it with the Coty Airspun powder. I am usually oily, but my skin is a little bit on the drier side now (probably because of the colder weather), which is why I am loving this foundation at the moment.

Final Thoughts

Do I like this product? Yes, because it’s lightweight and the finish is perfect for the natural makeup look that I always go for. I like the fact that it doesn’t look like I’m wearing foundation when I have this on. And again, my skin is a little bit dry at the moment and I find that this is the most forgiving foundation I have right now that doesn’t cake up. All my other foundations have a matte or demi-matte finish and they tend to look cakey on me now for some reason.

Is it a good product? Well, it’s not half as bad. It’s just not for everyone.

Would I recommend this product? If you have dry to normal skin and you want something that looks like your natural skin but better, then you would love this. If you have oily skin and want something that would blur out your pores and stay put on your skin for hours, this is not the foundation for you.

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Julie Alontaga is the Beauty Content Creator and Editor of As Told By Julz. She works as a VA-SEO Specialist for a Web Development Company based in Australia. When she’s not at work, she spends her free time binge watching movies and TV series, reading books, cooking/baking, or playing SIMS 4.

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