As Martha Stewart would say, any time you can find a great drugstore foundation, it’s a good thing. Likewise, one that matches your skin well is even better. L’Oreal True Match Liquid Makeup is great for an inexpensive foundation (though it won’t make you look like Milla Jovovich, no matter how many times you say “mul-tee-pass”). Use the shade matching swatches at the display (I wear Buff Beige) to find the shade best suited for you. It’s a heavier finish than I expected from a drugstore foundation, but not too matte so you’ll still have a little shine.
True to the hype, True Match matched my skin perfectly! My only complaint: that the “matching” concealer and powder that go with this foundation don’t exactly match each other. The concealer was a bit light (which is actually fine for problem areas like dark circles or blemishes, but don’t try to wear it alone) and the powder was a bit dark and mattified me way too much. Also, the stuff applies a little gloopy, so use it sparingly. Overall though, I was impressed with both color and coverage.
The verdict: 8/10 – I only wish this great product had a good remaining line to back it up.
L’Oreal True Match Liquid Makeup sells at drugstore.com for $8.99.