L’Oreal has come out with a free iPhone app to help you select the correct shades of makeup in their True Match makeup line. If you are not familiar with L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable foundation, the line offers 33 shades of foundation across cool, warm and neutral tones, making it easier to find a perfect match. The line also offers other makeup items such as concealer, powder and blush.
I was asked to review the new phone app and try the foundation. So I loaded up the phone app and gave it a try. The app itself is quick and easy to use. It provides information about the products and leads you through a series of questions in order to help you determine you best shade. The questions are aimed at determining your underlying skin tone of warm, neutral, or cool, and also aimed at determining the level of color needed in the product. Below is a screen shot from the app as an example:
The application placed me at a neutral level 1 which sounded about right to me. I typically purchase foundation that is the lightest or second lightest shade in a line and I tend to have pretty neutral undertones that perhaps lean toward the cool side, but not much. Oh and the app gives you celebrity matches just for fun, Mine is Claudia Shiffer! It all looked good to me, so off I went to buy the product.
Looking a the foundation in the store, everything appeared about right. So I bought neutral level one and also grabbed the suggested blush, which was a pretty peach shade.
The foundation looked a bit light to me when I first put it on, but the product is indeed “super bendable” and it looked just fine once blended in. Here is a swatch of the True Match N1 shade before I blended it in:
The blush was also a good color choice and it had decent enough pigment that it wore well for me, lasting all day just fine. Overall I am happy with the products.
So, if you want a bit of helping choosing your makeup shades, give the L’Oreal True Match Matchmaker App a try. There certainly is a wide range of items to pick from and the app is free and fun to try out.
True Match Matchmaker App allows you to find your precise True Match shade by determining your unique undertone and depth through a series of focused questions. Once you find your True Match shade you will be able to use the store locator feature to see which stores carry your shade as well as see who your celebrity undertone match is and get other product recommendations based on your unique shade!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by L’Oreal Paris via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oreal Paris.