Two New Loves From L'orealMonday, November 10, 2014
Today I wanted to share two new - to me - products from L'oreal that I am a bit obsessed with and by that I mean I have not used anything else in over a month. That's really strange behaviour for me, normally I am switching things up on an almost daily basis. L'oreal you've got me hooked and I'm totally not complaining.
First up is the classic L'oreal True Match Foundation($17.99), I remember using this in high school but for some reason I hadn't tried it again for years. It wasn't until I received a bottle in my UK swap - see here - that I realized the true amazingness of this foundation. True Match is one of the most universally relatable foundations at the drugstore, it comes in 20 different shades with warm, cool and neutral undertones so that there is a shade for pretty much everyone and if not, you can mix and match to create one. It is a liquidy foundation with medium coverage but it can be sheered out with a beauty blender or built up to be on the fuller side. No matter what level of coverage you choose it always looks amazing. It truly mimics the true colour and texture of skin with a finish that is semi-matte but slightly brightening. It ends up being somewhere between natural and flawless which is the perfect finish in my mind. True Match is also ridiculously lightweight and it feels like you have nothing on your skin. It has a silky texture to the touch and it doesn't cling to any of my normal dry patches - with the exception of a pretty intense psoriasis patch. I find it lasts all day and I don't seem to have any problems with it disappearing around my nose but I do find it oxidizes a little bit so be aware when choosing your shade. I've heard this baby is a great dupe for Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk foundation so after falling head over heels with L'oreal's option I know I need to try its doppelganger. The one sad bit for me is that True Match does not come in this amazing packaging in Canada! I am slightly tempted to figure out how to unscrew the cap and just refill this bottle. Please L'oreal, bring the gorgeous glass bottle and pump to good old Canada!
Second is the L'oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow Primer($10.99). I picked this little guy up on a whim because I love a good eyeshadow primer and the drugstore is seriously lacking in that department. This primer comes in a chubby stick - which I think is genius - that you need to sharpen and it comes in one universal shade that is a light nude colour. I quite like that it has a tint to it because it helps with covering up any veins or discolouration on my eyelids. The primer itself is quite creamy and glides across the lids smoothly, I don't find much tugging or skipping it just paints right on. It blends out really nicely and then sets to a tacky texture that is actually perfect for helping shadows adhere. In terms of performance, I really do think it helps with lasting power and pigmentation, especially with the vibrancy of my brighter gold shadows.
L'oreal is really knocking it out of the park recently and I have found two new holy grail products, if you haven't tried either of these or like me you have not tried True Match in a few years go ahead and give it a try!