L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden Review

Hello all,

Until recently, I was not at all into blushes and highlights and now all of a sudden these have caught my fancy big time. So, when I saw a new highlighter launch from L’Oréal, I decided to try it out. Read on to find out more about it.

L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden

$12.99; prices may vary from store to store.

Face illuminator

Product Description:
Highlight Key Features or Illuminate All-Over.  Lightweight Formula.  For every skin tone and undertone.  The ultimate luminosity. L’Oréal Paris introduces its first powder highlighter specifically crafted to highlight key features or illuminate all-over. Designed in Golden, Rose, and Ice shades that flatter every skintone from warm to neutral to cool. Golden Illuminator enhances peachy or yellow tones in warm skintones. Rose Illuminator enhances yellow, peachy, pink or blue tones in neutral skintones. Ice Illuminator enhances pink or blue tones in cool skin tones.


Makeup illuminator ingredients

My Experience with L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden:

Packaging: The blush comes in a sleek square compact case with curved edges. The edges of the case are a muted gold which looks quite classy. The case has a see-through lid and you can see the shades within. The product itself comes in 4 shades placed inside a metallic pan. Beneath the pan case lies hidden a little flat brush. I did not like the brush as its bristles felt quite harsh on the skin. I have never used these tiny brushes which come with the products and I guess I will not be making an exception with this product either.

Loreal illuminator

There is also a small mirror provided in the case which is handy for touch-ups if you are travelling with the product.

Color/ Texture/Lasting Power:  I picked up the illuminator in the shade “Golden,” which contains a golden, light bronze, light pearly pink and peach shades. You could use the shades individually or all swirled together.

The shades are decently pigmented, but I would have preferred for the product to be a bit creamier. The product feels smooth to touch and applies well on the face, but it can get a bit chalky if not blended well. Also, it has a tendency of settling in fine lines.

Makeup illuminator brush

Makeup brush

And now for the finish 0 I was expecting the illuminator to impart a nice radiant glow to my face which it does, but it also leaves behind visible glitter particles. Now, this might not be a problem for some of you, but I personally don’t like glitter on my face. Also, the glitter shifts all over the face as time passes.  L’Oreal has mentioned on the packaging that this product could be used to illuminate all over. I don’t see how someone can do that without looking like a walking-talking disco-ball and illuminating the whole room 😛

Makeup illuminator swatches

The staying power is not very impressive either. It lasts about 2-3 hours before fading and transferring some visible glitter all over the face.

Face illuminator swatch

To summarize, if you like glitter in your highlighter, you might like it, but otherwise, you can give this one a pass. And for a drugstore brand, it does not come very cheap either at around 13 dollars.

Pros of L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden:

  • Four complimenting shades.
  • Also available in 2 more shades – “Ice” and “Rose” thus covering a lot of skin tones.
  • Provides a radiant glow when used with a very light hand.
  • Decently pigmented.
  • Classy packaging.

Cons of L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden:

  • Can feel slightly chalky if not blended well.
  • Settles in fine lines.
  • Visible glitter particles which also transfer all over the face.
  • Not-so-good staying power.

IMBB Rating:

Would I Repurchase/Recommend L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden?
If you like glitter in your highlighter, you can try this one out.  I will surely not repurchase and will probably use this for some eye makeup.

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6 thoughts on “L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – Golden Review

  1. I do not like glitter over my face, but I love it on my eyes. Manaswini, you should try that Becca illuminator 🙂

  2. Its a pity it performed so poorly.. The packageing looks pretty though.. I agree with Jomol u have to try becca

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