L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation-Review & Demo!

Hello my beauties! I am now getting into the ‘Review & Demo’ aspect when it comes to new products that I try. This is actually my first review of a foundation so I really hope that you like it. I like doing these kinds of reviews so that you can see how it looks on a darker skin complexion such as mine.

The product I will be reviewing today will be the L’Oreal Lumi True Match Healthy Luminous Makeup.

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The shade that is perfect for me is Sun Beige in W6 (W just means it’s a warm toned foundation).

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This foundation has a high SPF of 20 so I like comparing it to that of a BB cream in that sense. However, I find that a BB cream gives a much more matter finish than this, as would be expected since this is really a luminous makeup (as the name would suggest). This foundation gives a really dewy finish so it gives you a really beautiful glowy look that I love. However, since it has that glowy aka ‘shiny’ look, then I don’t think it would be suitable for girls with oily skin (like mine). So, because of that, I use a pressed powder (Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder in the shade Medium) to set my foundation and when I do that, I don’t really see much of a problem.

So here is my before and after pic (I don’t like putting these up but I do it so it can others so let’s be nice):

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So immediately you can see that after I use this foundation, my skin tone is really evened out and my under-eye circles are somewhat concealed. You can still see them though so that’s why this is definitely for light to medium coverage (personally, I don’t really use full coverage foundation because my skin isn’t that bad so light-medium coverage works for me).  Also, my skin definitely looks a look more ‘illuminated’- not to be redundant- but it’s true.

How I Use It: [see video down below for a visual idea]

I just pump out a dime sized amount onto my wrist and then dot it all over my face with my fingers. Then I use my Sigma F50 Duo Fibre Brush  and blend it all over my face for that even application of makeup as well as- you know I’m gonna say this- that airbrushed look that I love. When you pump it out, it is liquid but it’s not as liquidy as some ‘liquid’ foundations and I love that because it’s really easy to manipulate and won’t spill everywhere.

Things that I Like: 

  • has a pump and I think that’s a lot more sanitary than having to dip my fingers into the product all the time
  • has a high SPF (20) and can be used as a sunscreen
  • available in 15 shades through the warm, neutral and cool range
  • really gives you that glowy, illuminated look
  • lightweight but buildable

[it is claimed that after one month use this will leave your skin ‘clearer, healthier, more luminous‘  but I can’t say whether that is true or not because I don’t use this every day and I like mixing up my foundations]

Things that I Don’t Like: 

  • can be problematic for girls with oily skin since that glowy, luminous look can look give the impression of oiliness instead
  • should use a pressed/translucent powder to give it a slightly matte finish
  • doesn’t give full coverage  if that’s what you’re looking for
  • not very long lasting (recommended 8 hours)

I would recommend this product for someone who wants a really natural and youthful look as well as light-to-medium coverage. Even though I have oily skin, when I use the pressed powder I don’t have a problem. All in all, I really like this foundation and I use it mostly when I have to go out for short periods of time.

Here’s the video review & demo! I really hope you like it and please don’t forget to thumbs up and subscribe!

XO, The Classy It Girl!

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