When it comes to drugstore foundations, the L’Oreal True Match foundation line was my go-to when I used foundation consistently and if I started up using foundation products again, this would be the brand I know I would turn to for this specific product. While I hardly use foundation now a days – pretty much never unless I need to glam up or am testing a new product, I’m always proud to try a product from a brand that I know and love. The L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation (whew, say that 5 times fast… lol) is a fairly new product to hit the drugstore cosmetic and beauty market and today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on some of these beauties. I have three to share with you so stop what you’re doing and read on.
The L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation (0.51 oz / 14.6g) retails for about $16 – $24.00 depending on the location and store you find it at. Considering it is a drugstore product, that is much more than the norm that you can find with regard to pricing. But, while it’s a bit costly, I think it really can and does offer some unique and great qualities for a product you can find readily available at most stores. L’Oreal True Match foundations were my go-to years before so I had expected the same quality and feel of these foundation as I did with the originals.
The packaging of these foundations is really pretty. I love that rose gold cover and wish that the rose gold shade would take the place of the white plastic bottom, but overall – I really like the packaging and like that it is so convenient to hold the sponge to apply the foundation as well as the product sealed properly. Within the compact there is a small compartment to place your sponge and when you lift that you reveal the cushion of foundation. Since I haven’t tried anything like this before – I thought it was pretty cool and unique to me. There is also a mirror on the inside which make touch ups a breeze when on the go. Since I’m not too fond of sponge applicators, I used it once and then opted to apply with a brush moving forward. After working years in the beauty industry – I am not fond of the sponge that’s stored within the product itself for sanitary purposes, so I rather use a brush. I do however, like that it’s so convenient for ease of use with the sponge included.
Like other products on the market, the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation has a sponge like cushion that is drenched in liquid foundation. The concept is that you will receive a radiant glow in just 1 tap of the sponge into the product. The formula gives you a sheer and natural luminescence that feels weightless and fresh after application. When I used the original True Match foundation, I used the warm tones, so I found that the True Match Lumi Cushion shades I received (C5.5 Natural Tan, N5.5 Perfect Beige and N3.5 Classic Buff) were a tad bit too ashy and cool toned for my skin. The closest to my skin tone would be the Natural Tan c5.5 though it is still too cool toned for me and could not be worn alone without bronzing up my face. Since I don’t use foundation now, I was able to really use some of these products to my advantage, utilizing one of the shades as an under eye highlighter to brighten that area. Since the liquid is so lightweight, it didn’t cake or become too thick when applied appropriately. While the foundation shades do not work for me specifically – I think I’m impressed overall with the feel of the product against my skin and the look it left when applied.
As the name suggests, “Lumi” Cushion foundation leaves you with a luminous and dewy finish once applied. This is especially great for those of you who want that radiant glow from your foundation or those who are not into a matte look. Since I have pretty dry skin, I found that this foundation felt comfortable on my face and it was really easy to blend – with a foundation or kabuki brush, because it is very smooth to the touch. This would make a perfect every day foundation for those who are looking for a light to medium coverage and if needed, it could be built up to full coverage, especially if set with a translucent or colored powder.
Since I test out products all the time, while I don’t use foundation – I found the need to really put this one to the test. After application, I found that my skin didn’t feel sensitive, icky or greasy after putting it on and it felt nice against my skin all day. I could notice the product on my skin for hours and when I finally removed the foundation, it still hung in there and the brown was left on my makeup remover wipe after cleansing my face. I was quite impressed with how long it lasted, since dewy and luminous foundations can oxidize quickly on my skin. This one really seemed to live up to it and hang around. I’m definitely going to check out the shade range at my local stores to see if there are others that would match my skin tone perfectly and try them out to see.
If you are looking to a drug store alternative to some of the highend cushion foundations on the market, I definitely suggest you checking out the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation. Considering the price point, you get a pretty interesting product that really gives your skin that young, fresh and radiant feel and look.
Have you tried this product yet? Comment below and let me know what you think.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts. Affiliate links posted through out.