Tried & Tested: L’Oreal Roll On True Match
WHAT: L’Oreal’s new revolutionary foundation, available in four shades, with a flexible roll-on applicator for high performance coverage and ultra-even results.
The formula contains the ideal concentration of pigments and unifies the complexion to ensure a velvety finish. The powder includes oils and gliding agents that stretch the finest layer of foundation over the skin.
L’Oreal Paris Roll’on True Match Perfecting Roll’on Foundation is available at all major departmental stores and is retailing for $32.90.
I was intrigued by the fact that this is not the usual run-of-the-mill compact foundation. Almost like a kid in a candy store, I was excited to try it out.
I love experimenting with foundation. I’ve tried all the various types of foundation – the liquid foundation from a pump bottle, the ones from a tube, the usual powder compacts and even mineral foundation to be used with a makeup brush.
Needless to say, I wanted to see if this was just another fad or whether it will be here to stay.
I have to admit, the flexible roll-on applicator was really fun to use. It reminded me of the rollers used for painting walls and well, it even gives a whole new meaning to “painting” your face.
I didn’t have to dirty my hands or worry about introducing bacteria to my face if I’m touching up my makeup outdoors. The sponge, although just a mere thin layer, was good for “picking up” the foundation, ensuring adequate coverage.
The roll-on applicator also ensured that I didn’t have trouble covering the rounded contours on my face, although some extra manoeuvring moves were needed around the corners of the nose.
With that said, the end result was a natural even coverage, almost velvety to the touch, bearing in mind that you need to roll it on in a systematic manner, without double layering or leaving accidental foundation-less streaks.
It also hides mild imperfections and bumps on the skin without looking too cakey.
My only gripe is that the compact case that it comes in, doesn’t have a mirror. While it makes the entire compact lightweight and easier to tote around, I found myself looking for a mirror every time I needed a touch up.