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L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17

Est. $11
Reviewed
June 2013
by ConsumerSearch
L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Natural-looking
  • Large color selection
Cons
  • Settles into fine lines and dry areas
  • Glass bottle dispenser
  • Some shades are too pink

Bottom line

L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup is an excellent drugstore option. It offers light to moderate coverage with a matte finish. It's not best for those with dry skin or dry patches, as the formula can settle into fine lines and dry areas. Still, it offers an excellent range of color options, making it a good choice for those who struggle to find their shade elsewhere. For a liquid foundation with a semi-matte, radiant-looking finish, try our best reviewed pick YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat (Est. $55) .

Performance

Ideal shades for every skin tone. Reviewers say that L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup is a real bargain, especially considering the large color selection it provides. This liquid foundation makeup is available in 32 shades, ranging from porcelain to cocoa -- in warm, cool and neutral tones. Users at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com say it looks natural and is lightweight. The foundation gets high marks from professional reviewers as well.

It has won beauty awards for several years from beauty magazines such as Allure and InStyle for providing natural-looking coverage at an affordable price. However, some owner-reviewers say some shades appear too pink, and beauty expert Paula Begoun agrees -- some cool shades are hit or miss. Its coverage is light to moderate, so it's not the best option for those who want full coverage.

Feel and smell

Goes on well, but can accentuate problem areas. Begoun gives True Match Super-Blendable Makeup her highest rating and says that it has a silky texture that feels nice on skin. True Match reduces shininess but it tends to emphasize dry skin and fine lines. The oil- and fragrance-free foundation has a powdery matte finish; women with dry skin or those seeking a more "luminizing" finish, this may not be the best bet. This foundation also lacks a pump dispenser, meaning bacteria can easily be introduced to the bottle.

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Our Sources

1. PaulasChoice.com

Paula Begoun gives L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup her highest rating. She praises its light texture and long-wearing finish. Begoun says the formula has a silky feel that sets to a powdery matte finish, which is ideal for normal to very oily skin. It has a tendency to emphasize dry patches and fine lines, however. She also says this foundation has one of the best ranges of shades from a drugstore brand.

Review: True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17 Sunscreen, Paula Begoun, July 1, 2013

2. InStyle

For the ninth consecutive year, L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup is chosen as InStyle magazine's best inexpensive foundation. Editors say, "It's got incredible coverage, lasts all day, and is so cheap." It has an easy-to-blend formula that provides natural-looking coverage.

Review: Best Beauty Buys: Face, Editors of InStyle magazine, Not dated

3. Allure

After testing hundreds of beauty products, editors of Allure magazine choose L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup as the best oil-free foundation of 2010. Editors say they particularly like the large selection of colors available. However, it did not come out on top in more recent roundups. It has, however, been voted as a 2013 Readers' Choice product.

Review: Best of Beauty: Base, Meirav Devash, October 2010

4. MakeupAlley.com

Nearly 2,500 reviewers at MakeupAlley.com comment on L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup, giving it an average rating of 3.3 out of 5. Several say that it matches skin well and provides good coverage that lasts through the day. A couple point out that the cool shades are a little too pink. Several also say they wish that it had a pump dispenser.

Review: L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2013

5. TotalBeauty.com

L'Oréal True Match Super-Blendable Makeup earns an above-average overall rating from nearly 230 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com. Comments are similar to those at MakeupAlley.com; True Match foundation matches skin well, provides good coverage and lasts through the day. Some say they don't like the glass container it comes in, adding that it doesn't travel well and is susceptible to breakage.

Review: L'Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of June 2013

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