Hold the phone for I have finally braved the drugstore foundation aisles and snapped myself up a new base. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m adverse to a budget friendly foundation, I just find their displays and shade selection a tad overwhelming. Akin to the Boxing Day sales, having a large amount of products in a teeny tiny space causes me to do a runner in the opposite direction. Luckily I managed to hit Boots on a quite Sunday and had almost the entire makeup section to myself – bliss! This rare treat meant that I had no excuse not to delve in the foundation selection and try out what was on offer.
I opted the L’Oreal True Match Foundation due to rave reviews and wide shade selection. Settling on the colour R3:C3 Rose Beige this initially leans towards the ashy side when applied but has a tendency to oxidise making the final colour a smidgen darker. Formulation wise I would pop it smack bang in the middle of medium to full coverage, it’s definitely buildable yet remains lightweight on the skin. I apply this with my RT buffing brush (shock) and it blends seamlessly to be left almost undetectable. Matching my combo skin type it doesn’t worsen any oily sections yet also manages to avoid sticking onto anything dry.
For a drugstore foundation I am impressed and have found myself reaching for it on most mornings. With good lasting power I can get through a day at work without too many disappearing acts, the tell tail spots do show a bit of wear (nose I’m looking at you) however this is nothing that couldn’t be rectified with a light dusting of powder. One thing this foundation has managed to do is restore my faith in the drugstore bases, next time I can get I good look in without having an elbow in my face, may result in me stocking up on a few more.