Skin-tone: Fair to medium; Skin-type: Combination and acne-prone
A few weeks ago, I spotted this new cream foundation from L’Oreal and was intrigued to pick it up because the claims were super tall! I am crazy for foundations because if you pick the right one then it has the power to do magic on your skin and transform it. I have loved L’Oreal foundations, so I was expecting a lot from this one. Scroll on to see how this worked for me.
Price: Rs 1295/- for 7 g
Product Description by L’Oreal Paris:
• Smoothes like a primer.
• Unifies like a foundation.
• Corrects like a concealer.
• Finishes like a velvet powder.
Directions of use:
1. Start with a well cleansed, toned and moisturised face.
2. Apply True Match Genius using the applicator provided. Start at your forehead and blend down to your nose and cheeks.
3. Continue to blend down past your cheeks, upper lip and chin. Make sure you do so in a downward motion for a perfect finish.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris True Match Genius 4-In-1 #G2 Gold Porcelain:
Packaging: The packaging is very unique and probably something that I haven’t seen in such compact foundations. It looks exactly like a phone case with a window to peep in. My grandmother though it is my phone lying there. It has a glossy silver packaging with “Genius” written all over it. The lid opens vertically, revealing the compact and the sponge. The window makes it easy to see the shade. There are like 7 shades and I picked up the one called G2. The compact is super handy with a sponge and a mirror. So the packaging is super cute and flawless.
Texture and feel on the skin: The texture is very creamy yet thick. The texture has to be thick for it to give a good coverage. It is like a blend of the mousse and cream foundation. It goes on smooth on my skin giving a creaseless perfect finish. But in the current weather, the creamy texture feels a bit heavy and thick on my skin; however, it would work fine during winters. If there is just one layer of this foundation then it looks fine, but if you swipe it twice to get the coverage then it looks a bit “white” and artificial. It might also look oily or greasy after an hour.
Results: The claims of this cream foundation were really tall! It primes my skin for sure because I my pores are less visible and imperfections, blurred out. But one more quality of a primer is that it makes the make-up stay pretty long, but this fails in this aspect. It acts as a foundation nicely since it brightens up my skin, transforms the look making my skin look fresher and healthier, but I have used better foundations than this. Oh, this cannot replace your concealer at any cost! It doesn’t conceal the acne marks that well; all it conceals is a little redness near my nose area. But the foundation clings to pores and dry patches making them very noticeable. And like a powder, it does give a mousse finish which doesn’t look like powder. The powder finish is always matte which takes away all the oiliness but with this, oil gushes back on my face after an hour. So it did not work that great for me.
Staying power: The staying power is somewhere around 3-4 hours before it starts revealing my flaws. After an hour it started to get oily and I already have oily skin so it did not look that great. Also, it does oxidise after a few hours which is not expected from a foundation of such a good brand. So overall, a very unworthy one for that price!
Pros of L’Oreal Paris True Match Genius 4-In-1 #G2 Gold Porcelain:
• Compact and very attractive packaging.
• 7 shades to choose from.
• Creamy finish which glides very smoothly on skin.
• Foundation gives light to medium coverage.
• Brightens up my complexion.
• Hides uneven skin-tone.
• Makes skin look fresh and healthy.
• Covers all the redness on my face.
• Blurs out imperfections.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris True Match Genius 4-In-1 #G2 Gold Porcelain:
• Doesn’t work as a concealer.
• Doesn’t completely live up to the claims.
• Looks a bit cakey.
• My skin becomes oily.
• Becomes a bit greasy.
• Clings to the dry patches on the skin.
IMBB Rating: 3.3/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend L’Oreal Paris True Match Genius 4-In-1 #G2 Gold Porcelain?
No I wouldn’t buy it again. I would not recommend it as well because there are much better foundations from L’oreal which do what they claim.
Conclusion: Did not perform as expected!
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