Reviewers say that L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 is a real bargain, especially considering the large color selection it provides. This liquid foundation makeup is available in 24 shades, ranging from porcelain to cocoa -- in warm, cool and neutral tones. Users at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com say that it is easy to blend, 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. Skin care expert Paula Begoun gives it her highest rating and says that it has a silky texture that feels nice on skin and that the shades are excellent. She warns that a few of the cool shades are a bit too pink. She also says that L'Oreal True Match reduces oily shine but it tends to emphasize dry skin and fine lines. The liquid foundation is oil- and fragrance-free and provides light to medium coverage with a powdery matte finish. If you prefer a powder formula, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation (*Est. $27) also gets high marks.
Begoun provides the most thorough analysis of L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 at her online database of beauty reviews, Beautypedia.com. Here she compares hundreds of beauty products for safety and efficacy. Beauty magazines, including Allure and InStyle, test foundations for their annual beauty awards and provide brief descriptions of their results. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com help to determine overall consumer satisfaction.
Paula Begoun gives L'Oreal 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 that is ideal for normal to very oily skin. It has a tendency to emphasize dry patches and fine lines, however.
Review: True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 Sunscreen by L'Oreal Paris, Paula Begoun, June 1, 2011
After testing hundreds of beauty products, Editors of Allure magazine choose L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup as the best oil-free foundation of 2010. Editors say they particularly like the large selection of colors available.
Review: Best of Beauty: Base, Editors of Allure magazine, Oct. 2010
For the seventh consecutive year, L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup is chosen as InStyle magazine's best inexpensive foundation. Editors say that it gives pricier formulas a "run for their money" with its large color selection. It has an easy-to-blend formula that provides natural-looking coverage.
Review: Best Beauty Buys 2011: Face, Editors of InStyle magazine, May 2011
Nearly 2,000 reviewers at MakeupAlley.com comment on L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup, giving it an above-average overall rating. 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
L'Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup earns an above-average overall rating from about 200 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com. Comments are similar to those at MakeupAlley.com; it 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'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Liquid Makeup, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com