4.21.2013

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup

This was a total impulse buy enabled by a huge sale going on at the moment.
I have been impressed by L'Oreal products lately and I "thought" I needed a new foundation with lighter finish.
(Of course, I need no such thing as "new foundation" since I have enough that would last me for years.)
Although impulse buys almost always turn out to be waste of money, I really really like this foundation and I have been wearing this daily since. (:o)


L'Oreal True Match
Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
Porcelain (W 1-2)


It is never easy for me to find a perfect match from the drugstore foundation range.
For example, I love Revlon foundation but I always have to struggle for a close color match.
On the other hand, I find the original Color Match foundation range provides great options since they are grouped in three different tones, but I absolutely hated the finish and the wear of it.

This new addition to the same line claims to provide lightweight yet buildable coverage that is luminous. This is supposedly packed with 40% water, antioxidants and vitamin C so it is actually good for your skin as well.
(You can read more about the product HERE.)

N-1 color from the original True Match foundation was a perfect one for me, so I initially tried Soft Ivory (Classic Ivory, N 1-2).
This looked pretty nice on me but it was still a tad darker than my complexion.
Fortunately Porcelain (Light Ivory, W 1-2) color works nearly perfect for me.

These two colors don't look much different. I can't really tell them apart from the bottles, actually.
However, you can see the Soft Ivory is a bit darker and has more peachy tone to it.
(BTW, I don't know why they have two names each. Confusing!!)


I don't think this is for people with oily skin or for those who want more coverage, but I do believe it does pretty much everything of its claims.
The finish is luminous and looks flawless on which is surprisingly nice for a lightweight foundation.
It feels quite comfortable on and lasts on me all day if I apply it over my water resistant sunscreen/primer.

And it photographs very nicely!
The soft light box and the e.l.f. High Definition powder help a lot as well, but it is still nicer compared to other foundation or B.B. cream. :)

Here are a couple of overall looks with Lumi makeup.


I am wearing NEO Lucky Clover contacts in Grey color.
Lighter color contacts like these are fun to wear and look sophisticated but they could emphasize the flaws in complexion. 
It was much better this time thanks to this light diffusing makeup.


(I should have combed my hair..)


This Lumi makeup got me interested in the primer from the same range as well. 
It would be nice to incorporate with this foundation as the warmer weather approaches.


Have you tried this foundation?
Is it easy for you to find a good color match from the drugstore foundation range?



17 comments

  1. I not tried this foundations before the colors looks really cute and natural.

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  2. Oh I have this one too! You are right tho, it's amazing for ppl with drier skins but on my oilier skin it's rather shiny. I love it for pictures tho, it gives a nice glowy effect! Love it on you too Lena! ^^

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  3. I want to try this foundation and have pale skin also, so thanks for the review!

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  4. I have tried this foundation before and I loved it!! I would have bought another one if I didn't have too many foundations already T.T
    The finish is just beautiful and glowing and dewy!
    thanks for the review,Lena! <3

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  5. Beautiful on you! (: But wouldn't be suitable for me since I have combination skin...

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  6. I am so tempted to try this but fear that my oily skin may look too " dewy" in the summer. I like the fact that it offers in such a wide variety of shades which make it easier to pick the right shade. Very pretty on you :)

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  7. Ooh, that does look really lovely! You're glowing! (But you're always glowing :P) I don't usually look at drugstore foundations because I have a hard time with color matching and there are never any samples or testers. But perhaps I could try one of these...

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  8. Oh wow that looks gorgeous on you! Like you, I found that True Match was spot-on in terms of color, but the wear and finish were no good. I might give this one a try, thanks for the review!

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  9. Skin looks flawless. Sometimes impulse buys turn out the best.

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  10. Skin looks so flawless!
    I might give this a try in the future. c: Thanks for sharing!

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  11. really match your skin tone :)

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  12. I've heard lots of great things about the concealer! But this foundation looks amazing as well, love the finish <3

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  13. You're so pretty! The foundation looks nice, it's like your second skin :) I hardly find a good match for my skin tone with drugstore foundations so I always opt for bb creams.

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  14. I haven't tried this foundation yet but it looks super flawless on your skin! but you have gorgeous skin to begin with anyway~ so any foundation would definitely look nice on you =)

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  15. I love this foundation so much. I also want to try the primer! xx

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  16. This does look nice on you!I remember buying the true match original foundation years ago but I don't really recall it impressing me much. Anything with luminous in the title sort of freaks me out because my skin tends to be oily.I've heard the lumi primer mixed with other foundations creates a really nice finish.

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  17. Hi Lena :) I think it is a very goos ds foundation, the lightest shade is too dark for me but I think they have done an amazing job on that one for dry skin. You look flawless as always <3 I like your earrings btw :D / Claire xxx

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