Saturday, 22 February 2014

L'Oreal True Match Foundation


If you've been watching the budget beauty bevy that Amelia Liana has been serving up recently then you'll know that she's tipped the L'Oreal True Match foundation as a top dupe for blogger favourite foundation Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. Now I've never dabbled in any Armani but I have to say, from a drugstore foundation fanatics P.O.V, this one's got my vote...

Before True Match, the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation was my top clinch, I would swear by the stuff and must have repurchased about a billion bottles (note: slight exaggeration...). I've tried loads of foundations before (and since) but none could match the lightweight, medium, radiant coverage of H.M. After hearing rave reviews of Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk I was tempted to break my high street habit and try the high end foundation. But Amelia Liana stopped me in my tracks when she pointed out the L'Oreal True Match foundation which slips in just under the £10 mark at £9.99.

What can I say? It's creamy, lightweight and buildable, it gives the radiance of H.M and then a little something extra... It feels really luxurious and glides over blemishes without clumping. Its slightly more matte than H.M but I add a bit of "glow" with my M.A.C Soft and Gentle. The only slight problem is finding a suitable shade. There are 22 shades to choose from which is pretty much unheard of for drugstore foundations and they have little testers to check out the shade on your hand/face but I still spent a good 20 mins umming and ahhing over different shades and I still feel that the shade I chose (N3 Creamy Beige btw) is slightly too warm for me, but I kind of like it since I blend it down my neck and am left with a slightly sunkissed complexion.

I still love my old faithful Healthy Mix but I think that L'Oreal's offering may have just managed to bump H.M down the foundation pecking order. So Amelia, if you have any other dupes you want to send my way, I'm sitting here primed with my notepad and pen...

Love Elle xo 

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