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Monday, 17 January 2011

True Match powder by L'Oreal

I was getting ready for work this morning and figured I best throw a powder compact into my bag because my skin has been rather shiny over the last few days. Talking of which Adryen said to me a while back “Joy your skin looks beautiful. It’s really… shiny… and stuff” I knew he was aiming for a compliment but couldn’t help being ever so slightly offended. Kinda like when he said my hair looked really flat when he apparently meant straight. Sometimes choosing the right word really is important! :)

Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, we were talking about my ridiculously shiny face, which got me thinking about the best powders I’ve come across. One of my all time favourites is definitely True Match by L’Oreal. This stuff is bloody brilliant!

I’ve been using this for about 4 years (not the same one you understand – although that would be seriously impressive – I think I’m on my 4th or 5th now) and the first thing that impressed me about it was the extraordinary variety of shades; my skin is unbelievably pale during the winter months (tans fairly easy when there’s some sunshine) and I find it hard to get foundations and powders that are light enough but the Rose Vanilla matches my skin tone perfectlyThe compact itself is actually quite nice if a little simple; basic powder pan on top and there is a small section underneath that has a little mirror and sponge. I’m really anal when it comes to hygiene so never actually use the sponge but it’s always handy to have “just in case”

As for the texture, well it really couldn’t be any better! I love how it’s silky smooth, light as air and feels so finely milled that you hardly even feel like you’re wearing anything. Which might lead people to expect pretty poor coverage but nope, this can be built up from a fine sheen-absorbing layer to a proper medium coverage foundation that even does fairly well against dark circles and the like. Pretty amazing, no?

I’ve gone through dozens of different powders over the years from Chanels poudre universelle compacte and Estee Lauders aeromatte ultralucent powder to Cliniques stay-matte sheer pressed powder and Bobbi Browns sheer finished pressed powder and I can say without doubt that if I could only use one of them for the next 10 years it would be L’Oreals true match

Do you have a powder you always reach for? Or do you like to use a big variety of brands? ♥

19 comments:

Christina Marie said...

Ooh fab review! I'm having the same problem, my skin has suddenly turned really oily which is such a pain. I'm really liking Rimmel's Stay Matte Pressed Powder (i think were the same colouring as well so there's deffo a skin match for you, haha!) x

sugarbumpkin said...

oh i've been wondering about this powder. i love their true match foundation, and i'm in need of a pressed powder. thanks for the review!

Tracy@mybestbeautybuys said...

I also have been using Rimmel's stay matte, which I like but the packaging isn't secure enough to carry in my purse. I think I need to try this, thanks for the recommendation!

Charming Vanity said...

This sounds amazing. I'm currently using the MAC msfn as a powder...think it works really greatly! Maybe I should try out this press powder as well. =) Thanks for the review..

GlamaDazzle said...

I'm not really into powders but I will definitely give this a try if I ever feel the urge to start using them! Thanks for the amazing review, now I know which face powder to opt for! ;)

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AmericanMakeup said...

I love that! So cute!

Leah said...

Loooove it!
How do you make your photos look like they are in mid air? Super creepy hehe :)
xx

Kaitlyn said...

wow - i might have to give this a try! my skin has been rather oily lately too.. shine = no good.

♥ Sammi ♥ said...

I use this too. It's amazing. Best powder I've come across. :)

Kristin said...

I have to agree. I have used L'oreal's true match powder for sometime and love how it feels on my skin. One of the best powders I have :)
xxx

Katie said...

Great review! I'm using estee lauder doublewear at the moment but I might check this out to have as an alternative :)

xxx

Jade said...

Thanks for the review, I was always curious about this powder, but have never tried it. Maybe I'll pick this up when my current powder runs out.

*Zoe* said...

Great blog.
I don't normally use a pressed powder but often deliberate over them in Superdrug! Maybe I'll pick this one up next time I'm there!
Zoe x
My blog, DiamondSolitaire

Cel said...

i love my mineralise skin finish by MAC (in the colour light medium)

i also have a loose powder from the company "faces" which is ok.........not the greatest.

i used to have this powder (True match) and i used it when i was in college, so i may try it out again (college was nearly 3 years ago!)

Cheeky Beauty said...

That sounds so amazing? Don't know why I have never tried it..
I am currently loving ELF HD Powder, that is some impressive stuff!!

All Made Up said...

Christina Marie I’ve been meaning to pick up the stay matte powder for ages but every time I’m in Boots I forget to lift it! Most annoying ♥

Tracy@mybestbeautybuys I love Rimmels Clear Complexion powder but have had the same problem with the packaging, the lid falls off mine at the slightest touch!

Leah my photos are a bit of a nightmare to take cos it’s always pitch black outside when I’m doing it and the lighting in my house is a bit rubbish for picture taking… I basically stick everything in front of a dark or light background on the kitchen counter and hope for the best :)

Cheeky Beauty the ELF HD powder has been on my shopping list for about… oooooh… a year now. For some reason I haven’t bothered ordering anything from the site and now that I have a self-imposed spending ban in place I shall be waiting a little while before treating myself!

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said...

I use this powder for touch ups as well, it feels like silk! :) I find the packaging really flimsy and cheap though :/

xxx

Brown said...

wow - i might have to give this a try! my skin has been rather oily lately too.. shine = no good.