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 come in an impressive selection of shades to match every skin tone. There’s about 30 shades available in this line, but only 15 made it to the Philippines. Still not bad considering that most of the shades we have here are Pinay skin friendly.
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 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.
I got mine in the shade W4 Natural Beige, a medium beige with yellow undertone. It’s a half step lighter than my skin tone, but it does oxidize a tad bit, making it an almost perfect match for my medium yellow skin. Finish is like my skin but better. Coverage is light but buildable to a medium. It evens out the 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! To remedy this, I make sure to exfoliate and use a pore blurring primer underneath like the ELF Poreless Primer. It is photogenic under natural lighting, but it does have a white cast on flash photography due to its Titanim Dioxide (SPF 17) content.
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 after 4 hours 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. Do take note that I have oily skin, but my skin is a little bit on the drier side now, probably because of the colder weather.
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 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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