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Review + Giveaway: L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Posted Mar 17 2010 10:10pm
The new and improved formula of the coveted L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation now contains Hyaluronic Acid. Seems like these days Hyaluronic Acid is becoming quite the popular ingredient in both skin care and makeup. Well, it's a terrific hydrating ingredient so I'm not complaining.

Taking over the place of a personally well-liked foundation, how does this new formula compare?
Read on...

Compared to the original L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation, this new one
  • Feels hydrating
  • Has a lighter and runnier texture
  • Is easier to blend
  • Feels more comfortable
  • Gives a sheer to medium coverage
  • Didn't oxidize as much but a base will still be required
All the above-mentioned improvements are generally appealing to the masses though I personally prefer foundations with a little bit more coverage, which the old one did give me. Other than that, this formula is a well-rounded upgrade.

I was given shade G1 Vanilla Ivory to test which was very light for my skin. I should be more of a G2 or G3. L'Oreal has shade-matching system for various skin tones where G (Gold) is for warm, R (Rose) is for cool, and N (Neutral) is for neither warm or cool. If you wanna learn more about undertones, do check out PB's post on it.

From my point of view, most Asians will be either Warm or Neutral and you should get your foundation to match you neck or chest rather than your face. Some people may have a very pink face and think that they are cool-toned and get a pink-toned foundation to "match". What they don't realize is that their chest is beige so they end up looking odd... You'll probably get a better foundation match testing it on your chest rather than your jawline.

Anyway, since the coverage was sheer, I managed to make the shade work for me with a darker powder. Despite how the picture on the left looks, I did find that layering powder over the foundation accentuated some fine lines so I skipped the powder and got a better result. Even without powder, the foundation stayed on pretty well.

Left: G1 with a darker powder (MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus). My skin looks a tad oily but that's due to greasy L'Oreal UV Perfect as base
Right: G1 mixed with a darker foundation (Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation in Tahitian Sun). No powder was used

What really stood out for me about this foundation is how impeccably easy it is to blend it. I can simply slap this foundation on with a foundation brush or fingers and there will be no streaks. The foundation looks natural and not at all mask-like.

If you're wondering why there isn't my usual "Before and After" shots, it's because I knocked my foundation off the table and shattered it before I could get the pictures. I would've tried to salvage what was left in the bottle if it wasn't for the fragments of glass in it *sighs*

All in all, good drugstore foundation for non-extreme skin types if you like a sheer and natural coverage.

Retails for RM52.90 at major healthcare stores and L'Oreal counters. Contains SPF17 PA++


I have two bottles of the new L'Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation to give away. If you're a Malaysian resident and would like to give this foundation a go, do the following by March 24th, 2010
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