L'Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Review & Swatches - Really Ree
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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Review & Swatches

27 Sep 2015 (Updated: 5 Oct 2015)

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There’s a brand new and super convenient new foundation from L’Oreal Paris and I have to say, I like it quite a lot more than I thought I would. In fact, I like it a lot, full stop!! Here’s the low down on the L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation. I have swatches of all 6 shades and also before and after photos for you. Please enjoy!

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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Review

L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Features

  • Combines foundation, concealer, primer & powder
  • Convenient slim compact with mirror
  • Unique transforming texture
  • Softness of a cream base
  • Coverage & fluidity of a liquid formula
  • Velvet finish powder
  • Corrects like a concealer
  • Can be used all over or as a touch up on blemishes or under eye circles
  • Sponge for quick and easy application
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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Review

L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Swatches

There are 6 shades in the line up. From left to right we have Linen 1.5.N, Rose Vanilla 2.C, Golden Beige 3.C, Beige 4.N and Sand 5.N:

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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Swatches

L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation Before & After Photos

I chose to use Linen 1.5.N which matches my skin tone really well.

Before:

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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation – Before Photo

After:

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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation – After Photo
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L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation – After Photo

I actually applied the foundation with the sponge. It worked quite well, but I think this is more of a job for one of my buffing faves from Real Techniques, Zoeva or Sephora. I think the sponge will be good for on the go.

I like the fact that it gives the skin a demi-matte finish but still allows it to glow. It is kind on lines and pores and covers redness swiftly. It is medium to full coverage that is easily buildable. You can use a brush or fingers to build up coverage. I think the heat of your fingers is probably best for the under eye area and you can softly tap it on to the skin.

This actually really reminds me of the Clinique Even Better Compact Makeup, or even the Armani Maestro Fusion Compact. It melts under your fingers and blends easily into the skin. I didn’t powder, but it did get a little shiny through my t-zone after a couple of hours. This didn’t really bother me as I don’t mine a little bit of shine, but if you’re a fan of matte, you may like to lightly powder, particularly down the middle if you have combination skin. Drier skins will get away with it.

I really like this. It will be a great product for your handbag for quick and easy touch ups and the creamy texture means it will layer nicely on top of what you already have.

L’Oreal True Match Genius Foundation is £12.99 and out now. Shop it via the link below.

Ree

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