Tuesday, 4 March 2014

HG Drugstore Foundation.

I raved about my new high end HG foundation last week, but here is my drugstore favourite that has well and truly taken pride of place in my collection. After hearing Amelia from Liana Beauty raving about the L'Oreal True Match foundation and comparing it to the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation (here) I knew I needed to give it a whirl. 

I have the shade N1 Ivory which is the lightest of the neutral toned shades. L'Oreal have a crazy amount of shades in the range, for a drugstore brand. They have warm, neutral and cool toned shades, so there should be a shade for most people. The colour match to my skin tone is probably the best I've found with a foundation, because I'm so pale it's really difficult to match, especially to my neck. This has a huge thumbs up from me on colour range, I'm not sure how much it 'adapts' to your skin tone but I don't feel like I need it to change to match my skin, any more than it already does. 

Finish-wise this is pretty matte, but with a lovely glowy look. The photos above were taken just after applying a translucent powder over the top to leave a little more of a matte look. I'd say this gives a good light-medium coverage but is buildable for any areas you'd prefer to hide a little better. The consistency is quite watery when you first get it out of the bottle, but it is super easy to blend (I prefer to apply with my fingers for this one) and begins to dry to leave a gorgeous finish. This stays in place all day and certainly rivals my Clarins Skin Illusion for staying power. 

I genuinely can't express how much I love this foundation. It's just the ideal finish, really easy to use and stays put, pretty much perfect all day - plus you still have change from a tenner. This never oxidises or goes patchy and I can leave the house confident that my make up will stay in place until I get home.

You can pick up the L'Oreal True Match foundation from Boots or Superdrug for £9.99

Katie xx


  1. I've recently picked this up and I'm loving it. So impressed by the shade range x

    Lauren // What Lauren Says

  2. This looks great. Might have to give it a whirl. (:

    Popping Pout

  3. I love this foundation but it just doesn't have the longevity my oily skin needs and after a couple of hours I look like a blotchy mess :(


  4. I haven't tried this before...but it sounds good.


  5. This sounds lovely! I've gone off my current foundation so may have to pick this up instead :) xo

  6. This looks lovely, I haven't tried it before but have heard some good reviews on it so I might have to get it and see :)

    Layla xx


  7. this is my hg too, only foundation i wear haha

  8. That looks great on you! Definitely need to try this :)


  9. This is a really great colour, looks like it blend perfectly xx


  10. Love the sound of this and will check it out. Great review xxx
    Sera @ www.theagoraphobicfashionista.com

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  12. the luminous silk is my hg foundation, so this is a must can't wait to get my hands on it now xx

  13. I have seen so many reviews about this product, I really need to give a go. However I'm still enough with my Wake me up Foundation. Great post!


  14. ah this really is one of my favourite foundations, just wish the palest shade was slightly more pink and it would be my HG! xx

    Daisy Gin x


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