L.A Colors Truly Matte Foundation CLM351 Porcelain Review:
I have no idea there’s a brand called L.A Colors before I found about them after watching some of my favorite Youtubers talked about their products. L.A Colors is known as one of the most affordable brands out there, their prices range is similar to other drugstore brands such as Revlon, Wet n Wild, and L.A Girl. They have complete make up collection from eye products, face products, lip products, and even make up tools and brush cases! They have everything you need in affordable prices so it’s no wonder this brand is really hyped among the US Youtubers.
One of the most recent hyped product from them is the Truly Matte Foundation. I saw most of beauty Youtubers were talking about it and it intrigues me because they said the foundation is full coverage, feels lightweight on the skin, and pretty affordable. I love cheap, full coverage foundation so I decided to buy it and try it myself.
It’s a little bit tricky to get this product though because it’s hard to find their products on big drugstores and the easiest way to get them is from Ebay or Amazon but recently they upgraded their online website so you can also buy directly from them.
+ The long-wearing, high pigment formula applies as a liquid and blends to a beautiful matte, powder-like finish.
+ Available in 14 shades to complement a wide range of skin tones.
Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Isododecane, Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Propylparaben, Methylparaben.
May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
How to Use :
For lighter coverage:
1. Pump a dime-sized amount of foundation onto the back of your hand.
2. Swipe along your cheeks forehead and nose, blending out and down.
3. The warmth from your fingertips will help the foundation melt into your skin.
For higher coverage:
1. Squeeze two drops onto a paddle brush.
2. Gently buff the foundation into skin for a flawless complexion and matte finish.
For buildable coverage:
1. Use a makeup sponge.
2. Wet and squeeze excess water from the sponge and use it to bounce the foundation across the skin.
3. Repeat application for more coverage.
Volume : 1.35 Fl. Oz. (40ml)
My skin type : Combination with very oily T-Zone area
L.A Colors Truly Matte Foundation CLM351 Porcelain Review:
I have really pale complexion with neutral to yellow undertone and most of the time it’s a little bit tricky for me to find a foundation that match me perfectly.
It’s either too pink, too yellow, or too dark for my skin tone and since there’s not much foundations sold here in my country that match me, I have to order it online and I can’t swatch the shade directly on my skin.
Because of that reason, I prefer getting myself a cheap, drugstore foundations so I won’t waste my money if I choose the wrong shade.
That’s why I’m so excited to see this L.A Colors Truly Matte Foundation! They have 14 shades available, from Porcelain (for fair skin) to Mahogany (for deep skin) and for a drugstore foundation, it’s pretty good to have that many shade range.
I choose Porcelain, the lightest shade out of the 14 shades and I have to say I’m happy with my choice. It does have a strong yellow undertone but once I blend it on my face, the shade doesn’t look that yellow anymore and match my skin better and better as the day goes by. I’m afraid if the foundation will oxidize but luckily it doesn’t.
This foundation is stored in a sturdy plastic bottle with a transparent cap. It is travel friendly because it’s not heavy at all, the cap is pretty secure and the bottle won’t break easily. Another plus point is this foundation, it’s not like any other drugstore/affordable foundations. It has a pump that makes the application much more easier and it’s more hygienic too! The pump works perfectly, it dispenses a good amount of product, not too much but not too small either.
The texture of this foundation is a little bit on the thick side. Most of the time a thick texture means a full coverage foundation so I don’t mind the thickness because I love full coverage foundation.
Usually I apply several thin dots on my face and blend it with a beauty sponge or a brush, depend on the finish I want to achieve.
If you want a natural finish, beauty sponge is the answer but if you want a full coverage finish, brush is the tool you need. Because of the thickness, I apply the foundation thinly per layer (I apply 2 layers to get the full coverage) to avoid it becomes cakey.
It works better than using a thick layer at once because it will crease and sink into fine lines.
The coverage is pretty good. I won’t say the foundation has a superb coverage but it’s enough to cover my imperfections. I have some scars, redness, hyperpigmentation and dark spots and the foundation can cover most of them.
It does have a slight chemical scent but it fades away once I blend it on the skin. I prefer foundation with a slight chemical scent to the one with strong floral scent.
I have combination skin with a very oily T-Zone area so foundations tend to crease and wear off more on me. I try using different primers to see which primer fit best with this foundation and so far I see no difference, either with a smoothing primer, a pore filling primer, or a mattifying primer.
This foundation has a truly matte finish and I think it can be too drying for people with dry skin but for an oily gal like me, this type of foundation is a heaven sent. When I have a good skin day, I don’t have to set the foundation with a powder but when I have dry patches on my skin, the foundation can emphasis those parts.
On me, the foundation lasts for 7 to 8 hours but my T-Zone starts to get oily after 5 hours. I have no complain though because for my skin type, it’s really good! Foundations usually makes me so oily after only 2 to 3 hours so I’m happy with this foundation performance.
Will I purchase it again? I don’t think so because a small amount goes on a long way so I think it will take me a very long time to finish this foundation. I will recommend it for people with severe oily skin who have hard time finding a good matte foundation but if you have dry skin, better stay away from it, I’m sure you won’t like it.
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