L’Oreal True Match Roller Foundation claims to easily create “the perfect airbrushed finish”. After I saw the commercial, I knew I just had to try it out — not so much because I was immediately sold on the whole “airbrush” part, but because it looks like rolling would be fun. The idea is pretty innovative — it’s kind of like when you’re painting a wall with a paint roller, except now you’re just doing it on your face. The roller is basically your normal foundation sponge wrapped around a plastic handle. Here’s what I think about it after using it for a few days:
- provides good medium coverage without using too much product
- easily build-able in areas where you need more coverage
- SPF 25!
- affordable — I got it at CVS on sale for $10.00. Even if I had bought it for full price ($14.99), it is still less than half the price (and I like it better than some) of the non-drugstore foundations.
- if you have a headache, the roller feels good on your temples (haha — yes! I consider this a pro!)
- could easily end up with too much product if you roll too much (I recommend rolling the sponge back and forth 3 times on the foundation using moderate pressure, and then rolling it on your face)
- depending on your skin type, this foundation could end up looking too dry (I have combination skin, so I just use moisturizer beforehand and it’s fine for me)
- it’s a little weird rolling near/on your nose and around your eyes (roll vertically around the nose and horizontally around the eyes, but blend it out with your fingers in sensitive areas)
- the range of colors isn’t that great (but if you can find one that works for you, it’s worth trying).
I personally like this foundation, and I’ve already purchased another one in my shade because it’s still on sale at CVS. If you have similar skin tone as me (MAC Select SPF 15 Foundation in “NC30″, Lancome Photogenic Lumessence in “Bisque 1 (N)”, and Maybelline Super Stay 24-Hour Makeup in “Classic Beige”), then I recommend shade n3 – Natural Buff.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I rolled foundation on half of my face (left) and kept the other half bare (right):
As you can see I have some redness on my cheeks and a few minor blemishes. This foundation evened out my skin color, and I think it turned out pretty smooth and flawless. Overall, I think this product is definitely worth trying out!