L’Oreal True Match Roll On Foundation Review
I was intrigued and amused by this foundation when I first heard about it a couple of years ago. The novelty of the roll on applicator was rather interesting, but I don’t believe our local L’Oreal counters ever had this, or did they? Anyway, at the Supersale Bazaar, I saw a stall selling a vast amount of American drugstore products, and although there were’t any testers available, I took a gamble and got the L’Oreal True Match Roll On Foundation in the shade N3.
L’Oréal Paris True Match Roll’on foundation delivers their new approach to achieving perfect uniformity and flawless-looking coverage. The stretch formula and the unique Roll’on applicator work together to provide ultra-fine, ultra even coverage. No tide-marks, no caking. With its ergonomic shape, the applicator reaches even the most difficult areas, leaving the finest layer of foundation over the skin.
Ah, the roll on brush really is a cute little thing. It’s about an inch and a half long and fits right into the pan of foundation. The strategically-placed indents in it make it make it comfortable to hold. However, I found that it doesn’t pick up the foundation so easily. It has to be rolled back and forth a handful of times because initially only the ends of the roller pick up much product.
N3 is not exactly the right shade for me, it’s a touch light and pink on my warm skin tone. It’s not so terrible though, I can still wear it with a powder on top that’s darker and closer to my skin tone.
Photo taken in natural light
The foundation itself is a cream one and provides medium to heavy coverage. It contains no shimmer or glitter and the finish to me looks semi-matte. The first time I used this, I got a little carried away with the roll on and ended up with a white, cakey face. I was ready to hate this product then but I tried it more times, and learned that the key to an even application is to not roll over the same area twice with the brush, then blend the hard edges with my finger. If I don’t do that, I end up with a thick, cakey, tacky mess.
The foundation doesn’t feel heavy on my skin but I do prefer to set it with powder because my skin tends to become oily after hours of wear. It lasts throughout most of the day and doesn’t oxidize on me. I like that it’s relatively easy to blend and doesn’t make dry spots, pores or blackheads look terribly obvious. I purchased it from the Chedelyn’s Cosmetics Collection booth at the bazaar for PhP 500.
L’Oreal True Match Roll On Foundation – Pros:
- The coverage makes blemishes, redness, and hyper pigmentation much less noticeable.
- It feels comfortable on my skin. Not heavy and didn’t make me itchy.
- It doesn’t settle into lines or emphasize dry areas on my face.
- It did not aggravate my acne (which by the way seems to be getting better).
- Doesn’t oxidize.
- Lasts through most of the day.
- It’c cute. Haha.
L’Oreal True Match Roll On Foundation – Cons:
- The roll on is tricky to use. You have to get the hang of using it, it doesn’t give you a flawless application right away.
- It can feel sticky on the skin if too much product is used.
- It can also look cakey and chalky if too much is applied.
- The applicator leaves hard edges that need to be blended.
- It makes my skin oil up.
- The roll on transfers any dirt on the face to the pan. Best to roll it on tissue after use!
- It’s not easily available.
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