Welcome back to my blog ^^
Back in December, I wanted to try out a new base makeup to keep all my post-acne scars and redness away during the winter. I browsed online from high-end foundations to drugstore products. Since I couldn't go too crazy over any products due to sensitive skin, any best seller foundations were not my options. I had to play 'safe' somehow.
So, at the end, I picked up L'Oreal Le Teint True Match Super-blendable liquid foundation with SPF 17 PA++
This foundation costed me about 400 baht.
You can find this product at most Watson and Boots stores and TOPS Supermarket.
A little about L'Oreal Le Teint True Match Super-Blendable liquid foundation:
Available in 8 skin-true shades specially created for Asian's skin tones.
Finish : Natural
Coverage: Light to medium
Skin-type: All skin-type (oil-free)
Color I picked up: G1 Vanilla Ivory
During my first week trial, I used the foundation alone with my favorite M.A.C foundation brush. I love how lightweight the foundation felt. It also brightened up my face. But it wasn't heavy enough to cover up my scars.
On my second week trial, I decided to mix the foundation with my favorite Lioele BB cream. This cream has a thicker texture. So i was hoping that it would help me to cover up my scars. In the end, the mix of the two looked fine. So i kept up with this combination for another 2 weeks or so.
As you can see, below is me wearing L'Oreal Le Teint True Match foundation and Lioele Beyond the solution BB cream when I was sick >.< But I still look healthy! :)
My face didn't get too oily during the day, except my nose area. So I may have to pat some powder or blot off the excess oil with tissue.
After a few weeks of usage, I started to notice that the foundation was melting off around my nose area and forehead. I started to get disappointed and got very upset when i started to breakout!!!
After a month of trial, my face started to break out like crazy. Especially along my chin area. At first, I wasn't sure what was wrong. There were many factors to cause me from breaking out:
1) Lack of sleep
2) Too much product used on one application
4) Sickness > i caught a bad virus during that time too, so i wasn't really in a good shape
So I immediately stopped using the product. My face took about a month to recover from the crazy breakouts. I left my face 'foundation-free' for about 1-2 weeks. The less products applied on my face, the better and faster to recover.
All in all, it's definitely an affordable product to try out. I love how light weight it felt and natural my face looked but I'm very disappointed when I broke out. Just like its label says, it's 'super blendable'. It definitely is a very liquid product. One pump can go all over the place before you can apply on your face XD so watch out! :p
Would I recommend it?
To be honest, I would not recommend it. Although, it gives a natural look and the texture is very light. I think I can find a better foundation that is similar to this one. I guess I just haven't found the right one yet.
But from my own experience, for my own use, I would stick with BB creams :P
Below are 2 very recent photos I took. I went back to Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream and up until now, I'm in love with it!
I hope you enjoyed this review! I will be doing another review for Lioele Beyond the Solution BB cream later.
Stay tuned and Happy Chinese New Year 2013! :)