Face: L'Oreal True Match Foundation in W1 Porcelain // 17 Blush & Glow in Peachy
Eyes: Maxfactor Earth Spirits Eyeshadow in 495 Smokey Gold // Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner // Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Brows: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil
Lips: Revlon Just Bitten Lip Stain in Forbidden
Hello, my first beauty post! If you hadn't already noticed, I'm pretty damn pale and I'm on a constant hunt for the perfect foundation, so I thought I'd do a quick review for fellow pale girls!
Here's the Boots description for the L'Oreal True Match foundation I've been using:
"Following research into the skin-tones of women from around the world, the L’Oréal Laboratories have developed a unique palette of 12 skin-true shades in L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation.
The result for L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation is a natural looking, skin-true colour without tide-marks and outstanding coverage without caking.
L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation has a micro-fine, creamy texture that contains 3 light, non-greasy oils. You can build up layers of L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation coverage for a made-to-measure finish.
L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation gives outstanding coverage without caking. L'Oréal Paris True Match Foundation conceals imperfections, without caking : its micro-fine, creamy texture blends perfectly with the skin's texture."
I first bought L'Oreal True Match foundation in the shade C1 Rose Ivory, as that was the palest shade I could find in Boots/Superdrug/etc. I did use this shade for quite a while before trying other foundations, it wasn't bad but was just slightly too pink for me (even though its meant to be a cool toned colour?!). I had forgotten all about it until I went on holiday to Canada last month, when I spotted the foundation in Walmart in a MUCH wider range of shades! Due to the price being much lower over there, I decided to try it out again and bought the shade W1 Porcelain. Here are some swatches to you can compare the colour to other foundations I've used:
From left to right:
L'Oreal True Match in W1 // L'Oreal True Match in C1 // Illamasqua Skin Base in 02 // Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
As you can see, even MAC NC15 is way too orange for me, and although the Illamasqua Skin Base in 02 is a great colour for me, it just really didn't agree with my skin. This is foundation is finally pale enough and feels great! I have no idea why the 'cool' shade is so much more pink than the 'warm' shade though?! Aside from the colour, this foundation has a lovely texture - it's definitely 'super-blendable' as it states on the bottle, it comes out of the bottle very light and not gloomy at all which makes it so easy to apply. It feels great when its on the skin as well and it has a really natural finish. I'd say the coverage is light to medium but its buildable without looking cakey - I have really annoying combination skin but it doesn't cling to dry areas or make my oily areas too shiny, even after a busy shift at work. I have absolutely terrible huge pores on my nose and this foundation doesn't sink into them as much as others have too, which is a massive plus for me!
Overall, I really recommend this foundation if you can find it in the right shade for you! I'll definitely be repurchasing this if I can find it in the same shade again!