Monday, February 6, 2012

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation in W6 Sun Beige + FOTD

Hey Guys!
I've been wanting to try a new drugstore foundation for a while now and decided, after reading several positive reviews, to pick up L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation. I ended up choosing the shade W6 Sun Beige. I probably should have picked up a lighter shade as I haven't been self tanning as much lately, but ended up getting W6 - Sun Beige anyways for the days when I have been self tanning. What I liked about this foundation is that I had no idea what colour I was, but saw that the shades were broken down into three categories: Cool, Neutral, and Warm. I love when companies create a range for different undertones because it makes it much easier, as a consumer, to pick out a shade in your undertone range, rather than picking through all available shades with different undertones. I have warm undertones so I knew that my colour selection was limited to the "Warm" shades.

W6 Sun Beige

About the Product

"True Match Super-Blendable Makeup precisely matches your skin's tone and texture and coordinates perfectly with True Match Powder, Blush and Concealer. Formulated with Precise Match Technology so you can control coverage and fine-tune it. Ultra-pure formula contains no oils, fragrances, or pore-clogging fillers, so all you see is beautiful, radiant, flawless skin." 
"Formulated with Precise Match Technology to precisely calibrate colour. Micro-fine optical pearls diffuse skin's imperfections while moisturizing Glycerin, Vitamin B, and Vitamin E nourish your skin."
Dermatologist Tested

Finish: Natural
SPF: 17
Coverage: Light to medium
Skin Type: For all Skin Types

Available in 18 skin-true shades

Initially I imagined the consistency to be a little thicker than what it was. The foundation is quite thin. The term "Super-Blendable" is very appropriate for this foundation, as the formula just melts into the skin and looks very natural. I would definitely say that this has light coverage, but can be built to a medium coverage without looking the slightest bit cakey. I love how natural and healthy my skin looks after using this. The lasting power is quite good as well and does not come off patchy (the problem I had with Neutrogena Healthy Skin). For reference, I have normal to dry skin. For those with oily skin, I would suggest setting this with a powder as it can be quite dewy. Overall, I am very impressed with this foundation and think its a great alternative to my high end brands (i.e., NARS Sheer Glow and Make Up For Ever HD). I plan on picking up a lighter shade in addition to W6 for mixing and to be able to wear this when I'm not quite so tan. 

I tried using all Drugstore products for this look. The only thing that isn't drugstore is my Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector, but I couldn't live without this stuff! LOL I was just chilling in my pjs watching the super bowl. This is usually one of my go-to looks I do for warmer months, especially the summer, but I felt like rocking bright lips and gold lids for a change. 

Super Bowl Sunday was spent like this ^ 

Garnier BB Cream in "Medium-Dark"
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in "Neutralizer"
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in "W6 - Sun Beige"
ELF Concealer (to contour)
Maybelline Bouncy Blush in #10 "Pink Frosting"
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strip in "Vegas Strip"

Make Up For Ever Waterproof Brow Corrector #3

Maybelline Color Tattoo Cream Eyeshadow in "Bold Gold"
Physician Formula Shimmer Strip in "Vegas Strip" 
(lightest colour lightly over lid, darkest colour in crease and outer corner)
L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Liner in Carbon Black
L'Oreal Extra Intense Liquid Eye Pencil
Annabelle Black Eyeshadow (to set pencil liner)
Cover Girl Lash Perfection Mascara in "Very Black"

NYX Louisiana l/s
NYX Doll Pink l/g


  1. Dang you look gorgeous! Loreal True Match foundation was my HG in highschool, until it started breaking me out (I'm pretty sure I didn't properly clean my skin though at 15 years old) and when I tried this out again, I didn't like it. I had a request to do a review for it and I kept putting it off because I didn't have many positive things to say about it. It made my skin look soo dull and I didn't like the silicone feel to it. I also thought it faded a little patchy. Your positive review makes me want to purchase a bottle and try it again. lol

  2. You are so pretty. I love your make up look and the pjs. I have tried this foundation but didn't really care for it as I have dry skin. :(

  3. That is how I spent super bowl sunday as well, lol! You look gorgeous! I like the sound of this and may pick it up..

  4. I absolutely LOVE this lip colour on you. I used to have Louisiana l/s but my sister took it from me. I hardly wore it, but I think I need to pick it up again.

  5. You're such a beauty :) I have been following your blog for quite a while now and have been reading all the old posts as well.

    Today I decided to actually do my own blog. I plan to fill it with makeup and outfit posts over the next weeks. I'd be soo happy if you could subscrieb to me :)

    <3 Elisabeth

  6. Unfortunately, that foundation didn't work for me. I felt that it was too runny and the coverage wasn't enough. Strangely enough I thought that it was a little drying too, which is weird b/c I have combo skin and after 4 hours or so I get shinny. I'm glad it worked for you though, love your makeup in these photos :)


  7. Beautiful pics Cheryl! LOVE the eyeshadow and bright lips!! You make me wanna try that L'oreal True Match. Im already using one of the True Match blushes in Bare Honey (great for contouring). What do you think of the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer? Are you satisfied with it? I dont know if you posted a review on it.

  8. really love your eye makeup here !!

  9. Lovely FOTD! Can you do a review/swatch on the garnier bb cream? Thanks

    1. That will be one of my next posts! :D

  10. great post!

  11. How gorgeous! You look beautiful just lounging around in your sweats, and I love the high side pony tail.

  12. Beautiful.....

  13. That actually looks like it gives great coverage for a drug store foundation with that kind of consistency! I'm going to try the Marcelle BB cream once I'm done my foundation for sure! And I love your pjs! and how you're all pretty and made up in them haha very cute :)

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  15. fantastic post! love the eye makeup:)

    Is there a dupe for the eyeshadow colours? we don't have physcians formula cosmetics in the uk:(


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