Editor's Pick: L'Oréal True Match Foundation Review
Not all drugstore foundations are created equal—especially when you throw innovative, skin care-inspired foundations like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation into the mix. From the brand’s True Match Super Blendable Makeup foundation to the innovative True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation, Skincare.com was recently sent complimentary samples of the brand’s coveted line of True Match foundations to try and review. See the full lineup—and our product reviews—below.
L’ORÉAL PARIS TRUE MATCH SUPER BLENDABLE MAKEUP FOUNDATION REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including oily and acne-prone types.
Formulated with the brand’s patented color technology, True Match Makeup, the True Match Super Blendable Makeup Foundation blends with your skin’s tone and texture and allows you to have full control over its lightweight coverage. What’s more? This drugstore foundation formula is enriched with wheat germ, grape fruit extract, and antioxidant-rich vitamin A and vitamin C. On top of all that, the True Match Super Blendable Makeup is formulated with SPF 17, comes in 33 light to medium skin-true shades, is oil-free, fragrance-free, and non-comedogenic—meaning, it won’t clog your pores!
Why We Love It: I typically don’t like to put anything more than BB cream on my complexion, but when we received samples of L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup foundation to review, I was instantly intrigued by its lightweight formula, the ability to control with its blendable coverage, and its wide variety of skin-true shades that promised natural-looking coverage. With the first swipe across my complexion, I could already tell that the lightweight True Match foundation is not your average drugstore foundation—it’s a skin care-inspired formula that can help protect your skin with SPF 17 and enhance the appearance of your complexion with hydrating ingredients and a radiant, flawless-looking finish. I would definitely recommend this drugstore foundation to BB cream lovers looking for a little extra coverage, or anyone in the market for an affordable—yet effective—lightweight foundation.
How To Use It: Following your morning skin care regimen, dot L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup foundation onto your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Using either your fingertips or a damp beauty blending sponge, blend the lightweight foundation out towards your hairline and down towards your neck. Follow up with the rest of your makeup routine and set with a translucent powder or makeup setting spray— we share a roundup of our favorite setting sprays and powders, here.
Editor’s Tip: For even lighter coverage, mix a small amount of L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Makeup foundation into your daily moisturizer. This little trick can lightly tint your complexion for a flawless-looking finish.
L’ORÉAL PARIS TRUE MATCH LUMI CUSHION FOUNDATION REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including sensitive skin types.
If you love BB cushions, you’re going to love L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. Inspired by the Korean beauty trend of cushion compacts, the innovative, easy to use cushion compact is a liquid foundation infused in a cushiony sponge that can deliver the right amount of foundation to your complexion with every dab, dot, and tap. Available in 12 shades, the lightweight, sheer-to-medium coverage foundation is enriched with the brand’s Precise Match technology to match your skin’s tone and deliver a fresh, natural-looking finish. Convenient for on-the-go makeup application, the True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation offers buildable coverage, is suitable to use on sensitive skin, and is non-comedogenic.
Why We Love It: As I’ve previously stated, I am a BB cream kind of gal—so, when it comes to choosing a foundation, I tend to stick with lightweight, skin care-inspired formulas that allow me to have full control over the kind of coverage my skin receives. That being said, the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation could easily take my BB cream’s place… especially since it’s so quick and easy to use. What I love the most about the sheer to medium coverage foundation is the applicator. The Lumi Cushion Foundation is the best of both compact powders and liquid foundations, as the innovative product has the mindset of a compact powder—in terms of package design—with the power of a buildable liquid foundation, making it the ideal crossover.
How To Use It: After cleansing your complexion with your daily face wash and following up with moisturizer and SPF, apply L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation to your complexion by gently pressing the applicator pad into the sponge-like cushion and tapping it onto your skin, starting at the center of your complexion and working your way out.
How To Clean Your Applicator: Nobody has time for a filthy makeup applicator—especially if it means your skin care is at risk! Cleanse your True Match™ Lumi Cushion Foundation applicator at least once a week (just like you would your makeup brushes) by rinsing it with lukewarm water and gentle soap. Allow the applicator to dry completely before using it again.
Editor’s Tip: Want to make your True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation compact last longer? Simply remove the sponge from the compact and flip it over for more product!
L’ORÉAL PARIS TRUE MATCH LUMI HEALTHY LUMINOUS MAKEUP FOUNDATION REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including sensitive types.
Looking for the ultimate skin care-inspired drugstore foundation? Look no further than L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup foundation. Formulated with 40 percent water, SPF 20, and antioxidant-rich vitamin C and vitamin E, this lightweight, buildable liquid foundation can help hydrate your skin, protect your complexion from environmental skin aggressors such as pollution, free radicals, and the sun’s harmful UV rays, all while providing your complexion with a luminous-looking glow. And with 15 true-to-skin warm, neutral, and cool shades to choose from, there’s a true match for everyone!
Why We Love It: It’s not every day that you come across a skin care-inspired makeup formula that can improve the appearance of your complexion over time and promote a healthy-looking glow. So, when L’Oréal Paris sent our Skincare.com editors the brand’s True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup Foundation to test and review, I was particularly interested to see if it would live up to its promises… and to my pleasant surprise, it totally did! After applying the liquid foundation to my complexion with a beauty blending sponge, I noticed that my skin instantly felt hydrated, well-nourished, and appeared brighter and more illuminated.
How To Use It: Following your morning skin care routine, use a foundation brush or damp beauty blending sponge to apply L’Oréal Paris True Match Luminous Makeup Foundation to your cleansed complexion, starting in the center and working your way outward towards your hairline and down towards your neck. Follow up with the rest of your daily makeup application and apply a setting powder or spray to keep it all in place.
L’ORÉAL PARIS TRUE MATCH MINERAL FOUNDATION REVIEW
Recommended For: All skin types, including sensitive skin.
Formulated with aloe vera leaf juice, SPF 19, and a plethora of lightweight, skin-benefiting minerals, the True Match Mineral Foundation from L’Oréal Paris is ideal for anyone for a foundation that offers coverage while still allowing the skin to breathe. Available in 12 true-to-skin warm, neutral, and cool shades, this mineral foundation is preservative-free, talc-free, and fragrance free. What’s more? It can help improve the overall appearance of your skin tone and leave your complexion looking—and feeling—velvety soft.
Why We Love It: There are many reasons to love mineral makeup… especially an affordable and effective drugstore mineral foundation—such as L’Oréal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation—that can improve the appearance of your complexion without burning a hole in your wallet. Aside from its stellar price point, one of the reasons why I love this particular mineral foundation so much is because it has a lightweight, natural-looking finish that masks my complexion’s imperfections without ever feeling like I have anything on.
How To Use It: After cleansing and moisturizing your complexion, swirl the applicator brush into the sifter, then shake to remove excess foundation. Apply the mineral powder to your complexion in small, circular motions. Blend until you reach your desired level of coverage.