Thursday, May 16, 2013

L'Oreal Lumi Foundation Review || chelseahkitty

True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation by L'Oreal

I've been wearing this foundation for about a month now. At first it was a little too dark for me but as I spent more time in the sun it matched right up. I am in the shade W4 Natural Beige and apply it using the Real Techniques stippling brush. Underneath I wear a moisturizer and primer. Sometimes I top it off with a spray of e.l.f. makeup setting spray. (Keep in mind I have dry & sensitive skin with lots of freckles! Not everyone's skin will look or react the same.) Here's my review:

Photo: shade W4 Natural Beige in natural sunlight
$12.99 (at Ulta)

Light-Medium. A bit more than a TM or BB. 

Amazing shade range! They have a total of 15 warm (W), cool (C), and neutral (N) tones. 

Easily blendable. Also, I did not notice any makeup-y or sunscreen smell to this. 

Satin or dewy. Definitely not matte. Makes my skin look glowy but not too real skin! Doesn't feel heavy on the skin. 

In my opinion it is as good if not better than some high-end foundations. 

Skin benefits:
The L'oreal website claims this is safe for sensitive skin. It has not broken me out at all and I have pretty sensitive skin. SPF of 20. The website also says it contains antioxidants and vitamins. 

In conclusion...I loved it!
Looks natural/not cakey. Easy to blend. Love the glowing finish it gives. Cheap compared to high end. Has SPF 20. Good for sensitive skin and dry skin. 
<---It has a pump!!! I think it's a great lighter weight summer foundation because it looks natural and doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all.
Cons: Does not last all day, but that would be a miracle anyway. I use a primer--Bare Minerals "Prime Time" and it seems to help extend wear. Might not be the best for oily skin. Animal testing :(

If you tried it, how did you like the Lumi foundation? Have you found any foundations comparable to this one? (As always, I'm looking for one that does not do animal testing.) Feel free to ask any questions or leave suggestions in the comments!

Thanks for reading :)
x chelseah

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