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REVIEW: L'Oreal Paris True Match Foundation in shade W7

Foundation. It is a very essential part of make.up. The very basic. Choosing it right is not the only important thing, applying it correctly also makes so that you like you and not like a ghost.

I think it isn't hard for Indian women to guess what was the first foundation I bought. Of course, Lakme and it took me a lot of time to realise that I looked terrible with it on. I used makeup only for dance programs and well at that time anyway your face is quite literally loaded with makeup so the fact that the foundation doesn't match your skin tone didn't seem to hit. When I did realise it, is when I started wearing makeup regularly to work.(I got through college with just kajal and eyeliner). I realised that I simply had to find a foundation that matched my skin tone and that's when I stumbled upon L'Oreal True Match super blendable liquid foundation. The SA showed my shade lighter than my skin tone(like duh. they all think we wear foundation only to look fair :P) so I insisted she show me a darker shade and made her apply it on my face before I decided. Ladies please note that at a regular Health and Glow this isn't possible and they never have enough shades. I went to Oasis Mall, Koramangala, Bangalore. It has one of the biggest section of makeup brands that  I have seen in Bangalore (ok I lie a bit. I've only checked for makeup at Lifestyle, Central and H&G and compared to those this is makeup heaven)

After checking the shade and falling in love with how blendable it was I bought it and came home.

Why L'Oreal?

Well anything other than Lakme is what I wanted and this really had a tons of shades and didn't contain SPF.

Shade I'm using?

W7 Golden Amber


The original price is INR 835. But the mall had a sale so it was 15% off and I got it for INR710.

My thoughts?

After I bought it I read quite a few reviews about it that weren't good. But I liked it. Maybe I haven't tried as many foundations as other bloggers and that could be a reason. I honestly feel it is good. Especially since the last foundation I had was  Lakme one in a shade that didn't match my skin at all.

> matches my skin tone.
> has a matte finish with a dewy look
> no SPF and so it can be used for flash photography
> can be built on for coverage
> if you don't have very dark under eye circles then it covers it and you don't need a concealer. I feel it will do.
> For people who are just starting a basic makeup kit, I think this would be a good one.

What I don't like?

> I have combination skin and so I moisturise my cheeks before using the foundation. But for those with dry skin this might look flaky.
> It has a very orange undertone. I wish it was a bit lighter because sometimes it makes me look tanned.

Would I buy it again?

Yes. I think it is light enough to wear on a daily basis.
But I would also like to try other brands. So any suggestions ladies?

miss kays

(sorry about the clarity- but the cap says W7- Golden Amber)

(easy to pump out nozzle)

(the product)

(partly blended by stippling)

(completely blended)