I was instantly impressed with this foundation. You foundation lovers out there will know what I mean when I say that you can tell you’re going to love a foundation as soon as you blend it on the back of your hand. That was my exact first impression of the Lumi. This one is advertised at having a more luminous finish than the regular True Match, and as my skin tends to be on the dry-combination side, I definitely wanted a luminous finish to help give me that glowy look. I will be doing a comparison post between the Lumi and the regular True Match soon.
Overview: This is a beautiful product and definitely one of my new favourite drugstore foundations. It’s lightweight, blendable, and has a luminous finish. It has SPF 20, vitamins E and C, and has clinical claims to improve the skin. It’s great for mostly all skin types, however if you are very oily you might want to try the regular True Match instead of the Lumi(the lumi is more on the dewey side). This is a beautiful foundation for spring and summer to achieve a healthy, glowy complexion!
Texture: It’s a relatively light and liquidy formula, so it blends very well. It’s spreadable and easy to apply and blend. It’s great for everyday use, especially on those days when you are in a rush. I personally find that it works the best with a dampened sponge or beauty blender-this blends it flawlessly, quickly, and easily! For heavier coverage, use a brush (a flat-topped or stippling brush works the best).
Finish: It’s a natural-luminious finish, not shimmery in any way but rather giving a nice, healthy glow. It offers light to medium coverage, and is very buildable, so you can add more coverage to any areas if needed! At first, it’s a nice, natural finish. After about an hour or so my skin, it gets more dewey. For extra luminosity, I like to add a bit of highlighter.
Benefits/Ingredients: It’s advertised as “healthy” makeup that improves the skin-the appearance instantly, and the actual texture and complexion within the first month of use. It has vitamin E and C, and is made of 40% water to offer all-day hydration and comfort.
Lasting Power: If you are more on the combo-oily side, you may not find that this lasts the longest. After a few hours I do notice it’s moved around a bit, however it’s nothing that touching up with powder can’t fix. I definitely recommend setting it with a powder if you want it to last longer. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this as a long-wearing all day foundation. As for the comfort, I honestly forgot that I was wearing foundation. It doesn’t feel cakey or uncomfortable on my skin after a few hours like so many foundations do; it feels like your own skin.
Shade Range: The True Match collection is a great line for my ladies out there with different skin tones/complexions that don’t want to break the bank on a nice foundation. While the regular True Match comes in more shades, the Lumi still has quite a good variety. It comes in 15 shades, ranging from warm tones, cool tones, and neutral tones (respectively designated “W”, “C”, and “N”.) I have the colour N 1-2. Here are some examples of the shade range:
Bottom line: I am really liking this foundation! I have a feeling it’s going to become my go-to foundation for spring & summer. The only downside I find is that since I am currently more on the combination-oily side, it doesn’t seem to last as long as some other foundations. However, touching up with some powder easily fixes this! If you’re looking for an affordable, light to medium foundation with a luminous & natural finish that is comfortable and easy to apply, definitely try the L’Oréal True Match Lumi!