I initially purchased the L’Oréal True Match foundation because Amelia Liana stated this was a pretty close dupe to the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation. So before splurging on the real deal I firstly wanted to try whether this actually works with my skin and complexion. The True Match foundation comes in a plethora of colors and I find myself to be R2 C2 – Rose Vanilla. The consistency is quite runny and thin but it still provides great coverage. I would say it’s buildable from medium to full coverage and I only need one layer to achieve an even base. It leaves my skin looking dewy and natural, however I do tend to powder my T-zone, otherwise… grease lightening! Not so much the look I’m going for.
The smell is nice and doesn’t linger around for too long, which is always a plus in my books! It comes with a nice pump that is easy to dose and one pump easily covers my entire face. I apply it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush, which does the job quite well. It hasn’t broken me out at all and does a small job at protecting my face with an SPF of 17.
Here you can see me with just the Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Cream in the first picture. The second picture is with one layer of the true Match foundation and last image is full face.
All in all I cannot say enough good things about this foundation. It’s light on the skin yet covers any irritations and offers great value for the mere price of 12 Euros. Now I do think I’m gonna have to hit up my local Giorgio Armani counter just so see how it compares and whether the Luminous Silk is really all that…
Have you tried it? I’d love to hear your thoughts before handing over my money.