Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Have I possibly found my perfect foundation?

It's true what they say, Loreal True Match foundation really IS top of the line when it comes to drug store foundations... it's become no secret.
If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you may remember a post about my perfect foundation treasure hunt (if not, read up here). Choosing the right foundation for you, is tricky business. As soon as I thought I'd found the perfect foundation for my sensitive, combination/oily skin, I was let down due to irritating things like breaking out, poor lasting power and substances that look like a second layer to my skin. I've been through bottle after bottle (and it's not cheap to do so either) but none of the foundations I had tried were quite right. Annoying, I know.
Well now I bring good news. I'm past the days of cashing out on foundations that fail me; Loreal True Match IS the one. Here's my story:

At first use I hated this foundation because the way I applied it made my skin look orange (I bought the shade N2 Vanilla). I later found out however, after much persistence, that my skin looked slightly orange because it was Winter and I'd chosen the wrong match for my skin tone, whereas I thought that it was just the foundation oxidising (I'd like to think my naivety came from being annoyed and not wanting to buy another bottle in a different shade).
So, it's now Summer, my skin is looking a little less ghostly and the foundation (sorry for being cliche) is a true match. This foundation also hasn't caused any breakouts or nasties and I've been using it for a good few months to make sure I had an honest, true opinion for you all.

The foundation is slightly more on the sheer side, but still gives really good coverage. You only need a small amount (as it actually can oxidise... ha ha... I wasn't all wrong) and I can't emphasise enough how much you need to blend it out. Because my skin is a little more oily in the Summer time, I finish this foundation off with MAC skin finish powder and also a little translucent powder by MAC. Putting powder over the top of this foundation doesn't make it look cakey, but actually gives a really nice, natural, shock horror, it's my natural skin (and it lasts a whole lot longer, plus gives a little extra coverage)! Now all I have to do is buy another one of these in a different shade for Winter, and I'm set!

So yes, I highly recommend trying out this foundation and give it a good go. You'll be surprised how  much a little foundation can go if you blend it out really well!!!

Rrp: $29.95

Knowing me, I'm going to end up buying more foundations anyway because I'm a curious cat, so do you have any suggestions? Have you found your perfect foundation? 


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  1. I'm so keen to try Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and Chanel Perfection Lumiere (apparently both amazing!) xx

    1. Unfortunately I don't have the right skin type for Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation but I'll have to the other a go! Thankyou xx

  2. This is my "one" as well! I love how this foundation blends seamlessly, and it feels so light on the skin. It's so natural, I love it! :) x

    1. Yes that's exactly it! I also love the natural glow it gives my skin :) xx