Find Your True Match with L’Oreal’s True Match Matchmaker App


Wearing the wrong shade of foundation is one of the worst beauty blunders you can make, and sometimes—finding the right shade on your own at the drugstore isn’t exactly easy. What looks good in the store often looks totally wrong once you get it home, or worse…you don’t see that it’s all wrong until you’re in broad daylight! Now you can skip those cringe-worthy moments, thanks to L’Oreal’s new True Match Matchmaker app.

I downloaded the app to my iPad, but you can download it to your iPhone or iPod too; then, I answered a series of easy questions about my hair color, eye color, and the colors I look best in. And ta-da! The True Match Matchmaker app told me I was an N1, which is Soft Ivory. I’m pretty glad they launched this app, because I’ve owned True Match foundation before that I picked up without the help of the app—and guess what? I was wearing the wrong shade! Eek! I thought I was wearing the right one, but it turns out I wasn’t, and the app was correct. N1 looked remarkably better!

The True Match range of shades and products is pretty impressive, I have to admit. It’s one of the most comprehensive complexion lines you can find at the drugstore, with 33 shades to choose from. To make it even easier, the shades are broken down into three categories; warm, cool, and neutral. There’s no one-size-fits-all here. L’Oreal also recently added nine new shades, and improved five others, so you’ll get the most accurate color match you can find on your own. Now that I’m wearing the right shade, I really like the True Match liquid! It gives me a natural-looking finish, evens out the redness in my skin, and provides medium coverage. The best part is that it’s so light weight that I can hardly feel it on my skin. 

Not only is True Match available in liquid, but you can also purchase it in a cream foundation, concealer, blush, and powder. (Drier skin-types may wish to use the cream foundation version of True Match.) This oil-free formula is available in 33 shades, offers the protection of an SPF 17, and retails for about $10.95.

True Match liquid foundation in N1, Soft Ivory

My perfect, true match!

True Match Matchmaker App allows you to find your precise True Match shade by determining your unique undertone and depth through a series of focused questions.  Once you find your True Match shade you will be able to use the store locator feature to see which stores carry your shade as well as see who your celebrity undertone match is and get other product recommendations based on your unique shade!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal Paris via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal Paris.
  • Denise B.

    How do we get “True Matched” if we don’t have an iPad/phone/pad?

  • Amber

    Hi Denise! Easy :) Just click on the L’Oreal logo near the bottom of the post, and it will take you to an online version :)

  • Caitlin

    Have you tried the concealer from that line?

  • Amber

    Hey Caitlin! I haven’t tried it yet, so unfortunately I can’t give you a testimonial. But I will say, when I looked at it at my CVS, the color seemed spot on ;)

  • http://lulillan.wordpress.com Lulillan

    I used to wear this all the time a few years back and then the N-range wasn’t avaliable here in Sweden so then I used C1 which is totally wrong for me. I am a typical N1 person and if something I am more to the warmer side than the cold :-D I think I will try this again soon. It’s a great foundation, and the price is really good!

  • JessicaMUA

    I personally think thats darker than you. But oh well, if you like it than thats all that matters.After years of being a makeup artist. The rule stands true. There are no rules to makeup, only rules of thumb. Nothing called “too anything”.I disagree with telling anyone how to wear their foundation/blush/powder/eyeliner/eyeshadow. Makeup is subjective. Everyone has their own makeup style. Many light people tend to go light/lighter or mix it with a luminzer to make themselves brighter/radiant/porcelin like. A great example of this would be dita von teese, who even stays out the sun to maintain her light skintone and wears light foundation. Others prefer to be dark/darker and darken in the sun or use bronzer all over their skintone. Different people have different preferences. If I spelled “Horse” “Howrse” than there is no “ifs” “and” or “buts” because grammar isnt subjective. What is wrong is wrong!However. Makeup is subjective. I hate nude lips. Does that mean its right to say “dont wear nude lips” ? No.
    I might not like it but someone else might. There is no rule to makeup. Thats the beauty of being a makeup artist. There are soo many different styles.
    I hate bronzer. But maybe there is someone who loves that deep bronzed look. I cant go to them and say “dont go soo deep in the bronzer” and say its “constructive”. There are soo many different styles.who is anyone to tell someone theyre wearing a too light or too dark foundation, because there is no such thing. Nicole and Sam from pixiwoo(huge makeupartists in Britain) sometimes wear paler or darker foundation and it looks gorgeous! as long as people blend it to the neck its fine….some people prefer to look bright and radiant.
    I wouldnt try or trust that loreal machine either, but THATS ME.

  • JessicaMUA

    In my opinion, I think that shade is darker than your skintone. But thats me, and if you like it than thats all that matters.After years of being a makeup artist. The rule stands true. There are no rules to makeup, only rules of thumb. Nothing called “too anything”.I disagree with telling anyone how to wear their foundation/blush/powder/eyeliner/eyeshadow. Makeup is subjective. Everyone has their own makeup style. Many light people tend to go light/lighter or mix it with a luminzer to make themselves brighter/radiant/porcelin like. A great example of this would be dita von teese, who even stays out the sun to maintain her light skintone and wears light foundation. Others prefer to be dark/darker and darken in the sun or use bronzer all over their skintone. Different people have different preferences. If I spelled “Horse” “Howrse” than there is no “ifs” “and” or “buts” because grammar isnt subjective. What is wrong is wrong!However. Makeup is subjective. I hate nude lips. Does that mean its right to say “dont wear nude lips” ? No.
    I might not like it but someone else might. There is no rule to makeup. Thats the beauty of being a makeup artist. There are soo many different styles.
    I hate bronzer. But maybe there is someone who loves that deep bronzed look. I cant go to them and say “dont go soo deep in the bronzer” and say its “constructive”. There are soo many different styles.who is anyone to tell someone theyre wearing a too light or too dark foundation, because there is no such thing. Nicole and Sam from pixiwoo(huge makeupartists in Britain) sometimes wear paler or darker foundation and it looks gorgeous! as long as people blend it to the neck its fine….some people prefer to look bright and radiant. I dislike folks who try to tell you what shade or what to pu ton your face.
    I personally wouldnt trust or try the application. but thats me.
    SORRY I HAD TO POST THIS TWICE BECAUSE THE FIRST TIME DIDNT GO THROUGH

  • Amber

    Thanks for your feedback, Jessica!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mkkenzie-Vladova/100003558352321 Mkkenzie Vladova

    i think it matches perfect on you! you cant even tell you’re wearing makeup! I have sensitive acne-prone oily skin and this stuff is great, lol. Better than MAC makeup, which looks cakey! This stuff makes your face look not look cakey and hey it covers my blemishes and scars so i like it plus its light and they have a good range of shades!

  • http://beautyjunkiesunite.com/ Amber

    Thanks! I liked it a lot :)