The foundation junkie is at it again. Another product I have wanted to review for a while is L’Oréal’s True Match Lumi foundation. I think it’s the first time I pick up a L’Oréal foundation and I was pretty excited to see how it would perform. L’Oréal True Match Lumi is a lightweight foundation which promises a luminous, glowing finish. Even better, it combines ingredients that promise a better complexion with use. What’s in it? According to L’Oréal, this foundation has “40% pure water for all-day hydration. Antioxidants and vitamins C and E for improved clarity and skin tone. ” Also, according to the brand’s website 80% of women saw visibly improved skin in 1 week and clearer, healthier and more luminous skin after one month of use.
This foundation comes in 14 shades in warm, neutral and cool undertones and has a sun protection factor of 20, which is pretty standard nowadays in foundations. It is also formulated for all skin types.
I got the foundation in the C7-8 Cool shade which is a tad too dark for my skin color although the undertone is perfect for me. The coverage is medium and I feel like it covered my dark spots very efficiently as I only needed 3 pumps to achieve a naturally flawless complexion. I love that the texture of the foundation is light and creamy at the same time so spreading it evenly on my skin was really easy and the application felt really comfortable. This foundation gives a satin glow to your face and what I really liked about it is how smooth and airbrushed my face looked after application. I used it every time without a primer and honestly felt like I didn’t need it because my pores looked smaller and my skin looked super smooth. Pretty impressive stuff.
The only issue with this foundation is…you guessed it…the oiliness. After two hours my nose got shiny, progressively the rest of my face started to shine and I neededto blot a few times a day for my face to stay matte. It’s a shame because I really like the finish of the foundation. So it might be worth trying with a mattifying primer and see how it works.
As far as staying power goes it gave me a good 10 hours of wear without a primer (only set with powder), which is pretty good. And as far as the claim of making my skin look better I will say that I did not have breakouts during the week of use and that my skin looked fine. But I’m not comfortable saying that the foundation is responsible for it. It didn’t make my skin worse at all, and that’s already a good thing.
If you have dry or normal skin I think this can be a great foundation for you. Definitely worth a try.
It is a little more expensive then other drugstore foundations at 18.99$