Friday, August 5, 2016

L'Oreal Paris Makeup Designer True Match Genius SPF26 PA+++

Known for delivering wearable everyday glamour with innovative products, L'Oréal Paris revealed a brand new identity for its makeup products in star studded bash at Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur a few moons ago. With this debut, beauty enthusiasts are able to discover the art of makeup from three aspects:
Face Architect
Eye Artistry
Colour Obsession

3rd from left: Group Product Manager of L'Oréal Paris Malaysia Daniel Lim, General Manager of L'Oréal Consumer Products Division Darren Ho and Product Manager of L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer Florence Ong

Base makeup never fails to get my blood pumping so of course I had to bang on a racehorse of a product from the Face Architect stable: the True Match Genius. It promises to smoothen skin's surface like a primer, glide and unify more precisely than a fluid foundation, cover imperfections like a concealer and finish like a powder. Sounds absolutely brilliant right??

Name: L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer True Match Genius SPF26 PA+++
Price: RM 59.90

It has a pretty decent selection of shades - 7 altogether - and the one I wear is the lightest in the golden category, G1 Gold Ivory (only because it has more obvious yellow undertones than its sisters).

This foundation is very creamy and emollient. Due to the extreme creaminess, a brush may leave unsightly streak marks during application, which is why it is best to go in with the inclusive sponge, or a sponge wedge. Wet or dry is up to you - I myself prefer a damp sponge.

It gives a pretty good evenness to the skin: redness is neutralised and pigmentation isn't as obvious. There is no need for a separate concealer with this, but I did dot the Bourjois Radiance Reveal Concealer beneath my eyes to further disguise shadows.



Although this is targeted for all skin types, oilier skin types should set it with a setting powder to lock everything in place. As mentioned above, it is too emollient to be left alone. Wear time is about an hour before touch-ups are needed (it moves about too much!).

Saying that it takes the place of a primer and a powder is a bit of a stretch. My experience with the True Match Genius tells me that I needed a primer to fill in my massive pores and a powder to tame my T-zone. It does a good job as a foundation cum concealer though, so there is that.

So, this is the opinion of a girl suffering from combination skin... care to share the perspective from the other side of the spectrum in the comment section? You can find out more about L'Oréal Paris Makeup Designer's new innovative products at

Disclosure: Press sample.