L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder is a Boon for Oily-Skinned Beauties!

L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder


Hello Gals.. 🙂

How are the winters treating you? We are also experiencing cloudy windy weather around us, which naturally awakens a hidden baker and foodie in me. I so love winters for I get to feast on hot freshly baked food stuffs and not to forget my oily weirdo skin behaves so nicely. I can already see glowing and lesser oily skin now days. So, gals enjoy this healthy weather with hot chocolate muffins, cakes and glowing skin.

Anyways, I am here to share another glowing secret of my sis which is a staple addition in her vanity kit all year round. To my surprise, it is from L’Oreal! LOL! I know her love for Revlon but no wonder this L’Oreal True Match Pressed Mineral Powder definitely deserves to be in her skin care regime. Let me remind you, she is also blessed with oily skin, yet flawless and glowing medium-deep skin tone which tends to become combination by winters. She is lucky to only worry about oily skin and not large pores and acne. So, let’s talk about L’Oreal True Match Mineral Powder.. 🙂


Price: $12.99 for 0.31 Oz (9.0 g) (Price varies across stores)

Ingredients: Talc, Perlite, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol.

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Product Description: From the True Match family, comes a new Instant Shine Eraser Powder in a unique mineral formula that offers up to 16 hours of fresh, true color without oil breakthrough for a flawless look that lasts all day. True Match™ Mineral Pressed Powder provides versatile coverage: You can blot shine, blend for a natural finish, or build for more coverage. Available in 8 skin-true shades to precisely match your skin’s tone and texture.

Packaging: This mineral pressed powder comes in as usual sturdy and transparent plastic packaging with mirror and sponge applicator inside. I absolutely adore their packaging along with the quality of the product inside. As of now, it is available in 8 universal shades out of which my sis picked this “Natural buff” shade considering her medium-deep skin tone with neutral undertones.

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My Experience with L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder:

Actually this product and shade “Natural buff” particularly belongs to my sis and hence I will narrate her experience with you all. There is no doubt L’Oreal is well known and much loved budget friendly brand in market. And this mineral pressed powder is just one more feather on their hat. My sis says, this is the best mineral pressed powder she ever came across among drugstore brands. And I do feel the same and I am keen to try this powder myself.

This pressed powder is really soft and feather light on skin which in turn blends like a dream on oily skin. The sponge applicator included is quite soft and picks up right amount of powder to buff and blend onto skin within seconds. without making it look cheap or overdone.
The staying power is decent 6+ hours on my sister’s flawless oily skin which seem quite low as compared to their 16 hours claim though but my sis is fine with it. It enhances natural skin tone and bring out a glow on the face all the time keeping oiliness at bay!

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She does not suffer from large pores, hence I cannot tell if it blurs or temporaryly shrinks pores, but I believe it might do that considering it is mineral powder. I do see it brings instant glow to skin alone with no primer and no other makeup on; using this pressed powder over makeup would certainly increase its staying power.

I strongly feel it will best suit oily, combination flaw less beauties, however it might work fine for acne prone skin, provided we use it over makeup for better coverage and long lasting staying power. It will certainly enhance our natural skin tone and keep oil at bay, but it might not alone conceal our problem areas like: pigmented skin, acne marks etc. Never mind, we have many products for such issues I am so tempted to try this powder myself.

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Let’s sum up pros and cons…

Pros of L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder:

  • A light weight pressed mineral powder for oily skin beauties
  • It does absorb shine and enhance natural skin tone without giving any cheap or odd look
  • The powder blends effortlessly on oily skin leaving behind more glowing and flawless skin for good hours
  • It does keep shine at bay and manages to stay for good 6+ hours there by requiring gently touch up at T-zone
  • It does not clog pores, in fact, our skin look more refined and shine free
  • It does not irritate oily skin nor does it accentuate any other oily skin issues
  • The sponge applicator is of great quality and equally soft to pick up right amount of powder and gently buff, blend onto skin for perfect finish
  • It does have decent staying power of 5+ hours on oily skin alone with No primer and make up which is pretty impressive
  • Quite user friendly and travel friendly packaging

Cons of L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder:

  • Talc might be a turn off for few gals
  • Staying power is not as per 16 hour claim
  • It is not supposed to conceal deep pigmented, acne scars
  • It might be tricky for dry skin beauties

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IMBB Rating: This product definitely deserves 4.4/ 5. (Points deducted only because its 16 hour coverage claims which are not true)!

Would I Recommend L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder?

We both highly recommend this mineral pressed powder to all aged women out there.

Final Verdict: Well apart from these minor cons I don’t see any major reason to skip this wonder product for oily skin especially. I am already flattered over this mineral powder and definitely getting it very soon for myself. We all know mineral make up is a boon for oily skin and hence my sis will always stick to this mineral powder unless she finds anything great at this price.
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13 thoughts on “L’Oreal True Match Mineral, Gentle Mineral Powder is a Boon for Oily-Skinned Beauties!

  1. Wow … tat was great !!! M waiting for this .. I ‘ve combination to oily n this oilyness never leaves me .. thanks for the review . Ll surely try it

    1. I think this mineral powedr wud be fine for u though I am nt sure if it will work more than 5-6 hrs considering ur oiliness concern. pooju my sis is 32+ and she suffered oily skin at its worst duirng mid 20s and by the time she came US and completed 30 all her oily skin concerns changed wee bit and nw she does have oily skin but No large pores No acne No blemishes and No wrinkles or fine lines gosh touchwood. She used to follow Olay 7 effetcs skin care regimen and she still vouches for olay. All her skin care regimens are from olay except few make up and face touch up stuffs like this loreal. other then that i never saw her in make up, she only loves nail and eye make up and may be thats reason her skin is much fresh and blemish free. She never used foundation primer on her skin as far as i know.

  2. Neetu, I am lusting after it now. Suddenly, I feel that I do not have a compact powder 😛 Greedy, I know and thanks to you and your sis for this review 🙂

    1. hehe jomol.. loreal did get great reviews frm everyone here. I am also tempted to try it out. Stop lusting and let me knw ur dream gift wud be happiest to meet u or atleast make u smile thru my smallest efforts.. 🙂 :*

  3. Hi neetu.. Winters are treating me very badly.. M olready down with cold.. 🙁
    N e way i read about this mineral powder on net.. It seems to be awesome…

    1. ohh megha take care of ur health, am also worried abt aadya weather is cold and windy need to be extra cautious to avoid sneezings and coughing. talking abt powder am suyre u must have read or hear rav reviews for this drugstore powder. I have seen results personally hence i can totally relate to those rave reviews.

  4. I was going to pick the concealer from the range..now I shall buy this too 😀 though I love my Lakme absolute wet and dry compact..but it’s an year old now and I wanted to change..definitely going for this 😀 😀

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