I am not exactly known for using liquid foundations, specifically drugstore liquid foundations (my skin is terribly acneic and mostly thrives on mineral makeup). This notwithstanding, I tried L'oreal True Match that for some reason kept beckoning me from the drugstore display. First of all, it is the first drugstore liquid foundation that I've tried in years, but I've always, always been attracted to those little utilitarian-looking bottles from L'oreal. There's something about the simplicity of the bottle and the promise of a perfect match that really reeled me in. I've also been attracted to the Precise Match plastic card that is chained to the display with the 24 shades printed on it, to be held up against the skin to find the perfect match. Drugstores usually don't use testers, so to have these little plastic cards to test your shade is a godsend for those who don't want to waste money on the wrong shade.
I chose the shade in Sand Beige W5. I had thought that the shade was a little off, but true to L'oreal's claim of a "True Match", the color just disappeared into my skin and looked like I didn't have anything on. I poured a small blob of product on the back of my hand and applied it on my face using my Coastal Scents' kabuki-on-a-stick, buffing it in in circular motions. I was amazed at how seamless the finish was. I looked polished but didn't look mask-like, cakey or over-the-top. I also love the luminous radiance it gives. For a drugstore foundation, this is simply amazing.
Downside: I turned a little oily in the afternoon, but it's nothing a few dabs of oil blotting sheets couldn't fix. A good mattifying product also works great. Can be a little messy, but hey, we're big girls (although yeah, try not to use your fingers to dip into the product to keep it as sanitary as possible).
L'oreal True Match retails for $9.99 and is available at all leading drugstores and mass market retailers nationwide.