First Impressions – L’Oreal True Match Foundation & Beauty Blender

I love trying out new products, like literally way too much. I’m obsessed.

I’ve been waiting to finish my first bottle of foundation before I wrote a first impressions review on it.

Now, I don’t know if this is just me, but sometimes my opinion of foundation changes for the better half-way through a bottle (anyone, anyone?) However, my outlook on the L’Oreal True Match foundation has stayed the same…

I first heard about this foundation from the likes of my fave beauty gurus (as per) on YouTube. If you know me, you will understand that MAC Studio Fix foundation is my fave. I love the coverage, the consistency and how long it lasts me. However…

Wait for it…

L’OREAL HAS TAKEN MAC’S PLACE!

This foundation, is by far the best foundation I have ever used.

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I use the lightest colour for pink-undertone skin: R1 C1 Rose Ivory. When I first tried the foundation, my initial thought was, ‘Ah crap I look like one of those creepy porcelain dolls’. However, the more I used the foundation I realised that it was not in-fact too pale and was the right colour for me after-all.

This foundation is very liquid-y. That is probably the only bad thing about it. I apply about 4 pumps of the foundation onto the back of my hand; however, you have to keep an eye out to make sure you don’t later find drips of foundation on your elbow. Despite this, the foundation gives a medium coverage: perfect for people who don’t want to look cakey, while still concealing blemishes on the skin.

This foundation is available in numerous amounts of shades, so there will always be a colour that will suit your needs.

I find the foundation looks the best when applied with a Beauty Blender. Beauty Blenders ensure flawless skin with a dewy glow.

I purchased my first Beauty Blender about a month ago. I had been dragging myself away from the Boots aisle for a few months until finally I just had to give up.

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This Beauty Blender is from Real Techniques. I 100% trust Real Techniques as I have a few of their face brushes and they are fantastic. Real Techniques not only offers amazing quality tools, but also at an affordable price.

The Beauty Blender can apply foundation, concealer etc in 3 main ways:

  1. The flat end- can work in a similar way to a Stippling brush. It ensures precision and helps you pat your foundation into your pores, securing a long-lasting wear.
  2. The pointed end- gets into the harder to reach places e.g. the sides of the nose, the tear-duct hollow area of the eye. It is also extremely helpful when only focusing makeup in one area.
  3. The rest- this is basically for more widespread coverage. It can be used anywhere on the face/neck but is the most useful on the cheeks, forehead and chin.

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I am especially impressed with the Beauty Blender. I now rarely pick up a foundation brush when the Blender is within reach. The texture is very soft and comforting on the skin, and it’s sooo versatile (damp or dry, accurate or widespread, foundation or concealer).

These two products are definitely some of the best purchases I have made. They both thoroughly impress me and have exceeded all expectations. They have now earned a place on my ‘Holy Grail’ list, and at a reasonable price you wont feel bankrupt after topping up!

Girls, I recommend you try them out, you wont be disappointed!

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