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!