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L'Oréal true match foundation- any good?

(25 Posts)
Howaboutthisone Sat 21-Jan-17 16:49:17

I wear Estée Lauder double wear light and love it's staying power. But I need to cut my beauty spend and saw this in boots today. I'm really pale and like something that lasts but doesn't settle into my increasing lines. I feel like I always look tired - probably because I always am!

honeylou42 Sat 21-Jan-17 17:13:52

I love it , goes on like a dream and easy to colour match smile

TheOneWhoKnocks Sat 21-Jan-17 17:48:52

Try Revlon Colourstay - closest dupe for DoubleWear, and comes in about 20 shades. The oily/combo skin version is similar to DoubleWear, whereas the dry skin version is similar to DoubleWear Light.

TheOneWhoKnocks Sat 21-Jan-17 17:50:52

(I've tried True Match as well, but have stuck with Colorstay as the colours and finish both suit me much better.)

suze28 Sat 21-Jan-17 17:58:27

I have it and do like it although it's fairly matte. It has a lovely finish to it.

Ellapaella Sat 21-Jan-17 19:01:10

Yes I love it - it's got great yellow undertones and goes on beautifully.

retainertrainer Sat 21-Jan-17 20:39:39

I find the finish a bit too matte for me but I've got dry skin.

LeopardPrintSocks1 Sat 21-Jan-17 20:41:01

I like it. Very light but good coverage

plimsolls Sat 21-Jan-17 23:35:07

Annoyingly it oxidised and settled really badly on me. I loved it for the first five minutes and then became increasingly disappointed every time I looked in the mirror.

Ellapaella Sun 22-Jan-17 08:12:33

Infallible is their best foundation

Howaboutthisone Sun 22-Jan-17 08:36:44

Interesting responses- thanks. It might be worth trying then. That and colorstay. How do you apply yours?

suze28 Sun 22-Jan-17 14:45:08

I either use my fingers or a damp beauty blender to apply it.

InTheKitchenAtParties Sun 22-Jan-17 14:49:20

I love it. It's quite a light coverage (IMO), great for everyday wear. I would recommend it

Howaboutthisone Sun 22-Jan-17 16:16:53

I might need to get one of those colour match card things from boots to try out their app!

BobbinThreadbare123 Sun 22-Jan-17 17:42:19

Yes, I have True Match and it's very good. I use a tiny amount and often use it as a concealer too.

Howaboutthisone Sun 22-Jan-17 19:54:53

Thanks! Lots of love for it here!

youvegottobekidding Tue 24-Jan-17 09:43:24

I tried it & didn't get on with it, a bit flaky, however, as Ellapaella said, infallible is their best imo.

Howaboutthisone Tue 24-Jan-17 19:10:20

Thanks! What sort of finish is infallible?

Ellapaella Tue 24-Jan-17 19:56:27

It's quite good coverage without being too thick. It lasts all day in my experience and covers blemishes and dark circles (under eyes) very well. I am a massive fan of L'Oréal foundation, I've used a lot of the higher end brands and honestly I find L'Oréal are just as good as Estée Lauder, Chanel and Nars.

Howaboutthisone Tue 24-Jan-17 20:57:57

That's interesting to hear. I picked up some true match earlier and am now wishing I tried the infallible too as all L'Oréal is 2 for £12 in boots at the moment! I might have to pop back tomorrow!

youvegottobekidding Wed 25-Jan-17 11:23:28

Well I'm early 40's & I've found over the last couple of years, that if I use more foundation, it can make me look older? I'd love to have that flawless full coverage look that they acheive on Pinterest pictures but I just have to admit I'm not 20 something anymore!! Anyway, I find infallible the closet foundation to a good coverage, without having to use too much, but my best trick I found was to use Nivea soft moisturiser first, then use infallible straight after. I find that leaves a nice smooth look. Like Ellapaella said, the staying power is very good. I then finish with collection 2000 loose face powder in transulent, it's the best face powder I've used, no orangeyness! In infallible shades I'm quite fair so I use rose natural. Vanilla was too yellow & porcelain a bit too light.

I've also tried the loreal nude magnique cushion foundation and that is also very good, but it is a light coverage, perhaps one for summer.

youvegottobekidding Wed 25-Jan-17 11:26:16

I was going to add, since you have already picked up your true match, take your receipt with you when you go back & they should still honour you the offer of 2 for £12 when you pick up the infallible foundation.

MiaTaylor Wed 25-Jan-17 11:42:10

I use it for years and I'm very satisfied! It covers everything and it blends perfectly with your skin tone. Just find the right shade!

Howaboutthisone Wed 25-Jan-17 21:38:55

It's funny you mentioned Nivea. The woman in boots recommended the Nivea men post shave balm as a primer to me!

BobbinThreadbare123 Thu 26-Jan-17 11:05:40

I second the Nivea recommendation! I use the very basic, old fashioned dark blue Nivea in a tube. No more dry skin, make up goes on beautifully.

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