Review: L’Oreal True Match Foundation! One of my Everyday Favourites!

Hey Everyone!

I’ve heard great things about this foundation and when Priceline (the local drugstore and drugstore make-up mecca in Australia) had a 2 for 1 deal on L’Oreal face products, I had to take the plunge and get it. The L’Oreal True Match foundation is a liquid foundation that is supposedly special because it matches your skin tone and skin texture with ultra fine pigments. So basically, it’s taking the whole “I’m wearing make-up but I still look natural” look to another level. I have to say after using it for a series of weeks, it has now made it to my list of favourite drugstore foundations. I love it for it’s light consistency, perfect coverage and flawless finish.


Much to everyone’s pleasure, this foundation comes in a glass bottle and with a standard foundation pump, perfect because the consistency is a bit runny. That way, you save yourself from foundation messiness that I’ve pretty much come to know too well. The consistency of the foundation is light, very creamy and slightly runny. It reminds me of the Bobbi Brown Skin foundation, but a little thicker. Despite it’s semi-runny consistency, like egg whites, it provides fantastic coverage. You’re looking at a medium to hgh build.

 Let’s put it to the test! Start bare, or with your standard moisturiser, sunscreen, primer, whatever you use. I don’t have anything on my skin right now.

Best Tool to Apply the L’Oreal True Match Foundation: 

It’s best to use a synthetic fluffy kabuki with this foundation. The ability to buff the foundation in is nice if you want good coverage but still a flawless, non-cakey finish. I don’t suggest using your hands with it. It’s a bit of a mess to blend it in with fingers but blends quite well with a fluffy synthetic brush. I’m using the ones from Sigma.

Blend-ability of the L’Oreal True Match Foundation:

You’ll find that the foundation blends really nicely onto the skin. It’s very light and not heavy and does the job perfectly. It’s easy to apply and you’ll find almost zero streaking if done properly. The finish you get is amazing. Look how natural it becomes!

End Result/Finish of the L’Oreal True Match Foundation:

You get a semi-glow, perfect for Singapore weather. It’s not heavy, light enough to wear daily and a great match both to my skin texture and skin tone. I couldn’t be happier. I like to set it with a light mineral foundation and not a pressed powder or transparent powder because it brings on a more natural finish. I usually pair this with my Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Make-up – just a light sweeping with a stippling brush does wonderfully.

 So there you have it! My honest opinion about a great product. Don’t expect this baby to last an uber long time. If you need lots of coverage that lasts you longer than average, the Rimmel Lasting Finish may fare better. Other than that, if you’re looking for a daily liquid foundation, this is pretty much a great bet that’s available pretty much in every country!

I hope you liked this review!

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  • Amy Chen

    Looks good on your skin, but what shade are you in this foundation? The US packaging of this foundation doesn’t look like that.. It doesn’t have a pump!! =\

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      I’m wearing golden beige, yeah i noticed it is different to the asian/aussie version!

  • Maria

    wow!!! what a great result!

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      yeah! i really do enjoy using it everyday :)

  • Amandalain

    Wow the packaging in the US is actually not a pump. I like foundations with pumps and would most likely repurchase it if it had a pump like the one shown here.

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      I saw the US version and yeah, it’s just like a bottle!

  • Li Fong

    Hey Roseanne

    Which shade are u using n which Mac shade are u? I’ve been using bb cream for too long coz I can’t seem the right shade=(

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Hey! I’m an NC30 and using golden beige :)

  • Lisa

    Hey great article, but it would be great if you could do a sweat test on foundations, as a lot of people live in humid countries, and I work in a physically demanding job and sweat a bit during the day, so my main concern is if it’s going to get shiny after half an hour, or after half a day. Thanks :)

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      Sure! I’ll take that into mind :)

  • Li Fong

    Hi… I’m a NC20 n I’ve tried golden beige as well as N4 in the drug stores… both seems fine… how do I choose?

  • p.

    Looking for a similar one that blends to match your skin tone, but not medium-full coverage. Any recommendations? Have been using Almay Smart Shade which is okay but there must be something better!

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      This one is pretty good and so is the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hour foundation and Rimmel Lasting Finish :)

      • p.

        Thanks – will have a look next time I’m in Priceline!

  • Carmen

    Is this foundation suitable for oily skin or will it cause breakouts?

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      it’s alright for oily skin, but it does cause a glow so you may or may not want to look into a more matte foundation. it did not cause any breakouts for me :)

  • Vinh

    Do you know any website with the Australian pump version available?

  • Marina

    Hey! First of all thank u for the great review! I’ve purchased this foundation but i’m a little bit afraid to use it because of breaking out. Did it make you break out?

  • Erika

    Hi! Which do you think is better for oily skin and humid and hot weather: Revlon Colorstay or this one?

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      this one for sure hun! colorstay may be a bit too heavy in hot and humid weather :)

  • Jenn

    Roseanne, that necklace is stunning – I have to ask, what is it?? Where did you get it? :)

    Thanks for the helpful review!

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      thanks love! i don’t really remember the shop in Singapore!

  • Stephanie

    Hi gorgeous! I’ve bought this foundation yesterday and today is my first day using it and I love it. We have the same skin tone so I steal all your products lol :-) I wanted to ask you something: since I bought the loreal lumi foundation as well, I’ve noticed that the true match actually lasts a bit more without my skin getting oily, is it the same for you? Have you noticed any major difference between these two? I mean, do you really see that the lumi is actually more luminous or not? Because I love the glowy look and I haven’t noticed much difference between the lumi and the true match. Let me know what you think pls! Thanks, kisses, Stephanie .

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      you’re right, there’s not much of a difference, probably why i like the lumi because it’s like the true match :) not too much of a difference in brightening when comparing the two together :)

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  • Gabrielle

    Does this give off a white cast with flash photography?

    • roseannetangrs (author)

      I haven’t tried it with flash photography!

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