Saturday, September 29, 2012

Review : L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Two Way Powder Foundation in Vanilla Ivory

Hello, beautiful people! :D

Lately, I've been using a lot of powder foundations. Some of you probably know that I like using liquid foundations because I am into makeups with heavy coverage since I have so many blemishes to hide. But since I started working, I barely have time to retouch and my skin just gets so oily with liquid foundations that I had to try something new.

So for now I am applying a thin layer of BB cream and this:

L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Two Way Powder Foundation in Vanilla Ivory

It has SPF20 and PA++
Contains 9g and costs Php995.00.
Product Description:

And here are details at the box:

This product is actually quite pricey for me so I really hoped that it will deliver good results.

At first swipe, I noticed that the powder is really fine and silky very easy to apply and blend. I'm also happy that the shade I got is of yellowish tone because most western drugstore brand usually come in pinkish shades. Though their warm tones are very limited. I believe this one is the lightest shade available here.

The packaging is quite nice. It looks very clean and light. Though it doesn't seem durable enough. I feel like the mirror will fall off sometimes.
But the sponge is really good! It catches the product quite well and spreads it nicely onto skin.

Here's a swatch of the powder on my arm:

And here are before and after shots of my face. Didn't use any BB cream or concealer at the after pic.

I believe it has a medium coverage. Covered the light acne scars and the redness of my face easily. The finish is matte and it really blends well with my skin tone. The coverage is buildable though and wetting the sponge also gives it extra covering power!

And here's the finish on my face!

Lasting power of this product is pretty decent but it doesn't have oil control. Even though it promises 8 hours without shine, I get so oily after 2-3 hours! But this product never gave me breakouts or other skin irritations.

So here's a summary of pros and cons for me regarding the L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Two Way Powder Foundation in Vanilla Ivory:


♥ Warm tone blends well on my skin
♥ Very silky
♥ I like the coverage
♥ Has SPF20 and PA++
♥ The finish is matte but doesn't look flat!
♥ Lasting power is decent
♥ Available locally
♥ Didn't give me breakouts


♥ Not much oil control
♥ Quite pricey
♥ Limited shades 

Will I buy again?
I don't think so. I have found other powder foundations that has better oil control with almost the same results. Anyway, I'm still willing to try and experiment with other foundations too so just comment below if you have other suggestions.

Have you tried L'Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Two Way Powder Foundations?
What do you think of it?



  1. How much is this? thanks for reviewing this product. I also am oily, can you recommend a good foundation product? Thank you

  2. Hi Kitten! It's Php995.00 at Watsons. I like Majolica Majorca's Pore Cover Powder foundie. You can check my review of it here :

  3. Hmm, a bit steep nga. Thanks, I'll check out Majolica's.


  4. it looks great on you!
    i love powder foundations that has that silky feel.

    im not really a foundation user kasi pawisin ako but when the time comes that i would need one, ill def check this out

  5. awesome review! haven't tried loreal foundations but i might try one when i run outta my foundation.

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  6. Helen - Thanks! :D

    Thia - Same. I don't really like powder foundies but I needed a change e. Haha.

    Iya - Thanks! I've already subscribed to your blog. :D

  7. Hi Dawn, paubos na yung Majomajo skin remaker ko. Will I repurchase or pede ko to i-try? whatchathink? thanks :D

  8. Hi Kath! You can try this pero I think I still prefer Majomajo's. :P

  9. Wow. It does blend well. This would probably suit my skin tone but I still won't buy it since it doesn't control oiliness. I have combination oily skin so I want a foundation that can somehow prevent my face from becoming a greaseball at the end of the day. :( Hope they improve the formula. Great review, btw. :)


  10. It looks pretty nice on coverage side but the price is kinda pricy.

  11. Maggie - Thanks! If you find a good foundie with a nice oil control, do tell me! I'm still on a look out for one!

    Janet - it is pricey. I guess you gotta pay high for good quality? :P

  12. Wow! Ang ganda nang finish sayo! ♥ Love it, kaso it's kinda pricey >.< Plus I've got lotsa powders to finish pa hahahha ^^