On a recent trip to Boots I saw something that left me shocked, stunned and mildly flabbergasted. Don’t worry I didn’t find myself lost within the aisles of foot fungus care seriously, so much fungal care! it was actually caused by the fact that my favourite drugstore foundation looked different. Falling for a budget base took many years, I had to bypass my scepticism, look past the dodgy packaging and embrace change in order to find a foundation that I ended up falling head over heels for. The L’Oreal True Match Foundation was something magical. Medium to full coverage leaving a satin finish that perfected your complexion without looking heavy, I was seriously impressed. So, imagine the horror I felt when I walked past the L’Oreal stand to see something dramatic had changed.
They’ve touch the foundation. Not just touched, they have reformulated, repackaged and rereleased. W.T.F. Why oh why must brands fiddle with the tried and tested? Yes there is the chance you might make things better but there is also the strong chance you end up making things worse. Oh the horror! Eager to see the difference I snapped one up, in 2N Vanilla a shade lighter than the original, and put it to the test. According to L’Oreal the new formula contains three new shade enhancers to help get your perfect match. Instead I noticed a thiner formula, amped up dewiness and a tad less coverage.
In comparison the reformulated True Match now becomes your perfect everyday base. Previously I would find the coverage a tad heavy for day to day wear however would rely on it when it came to an evening look. Now the new formula gives more of a natural finish that still harnesses those same long lasting properties. Personally I can see me reverting to the old formula for nights out those nights out I have oh so often but already I’ve looped this new base into my daily routine. If you loved True Match but found it a tad heavy this new formula will quickly become one of your favourite daily bases.
Check out my post about the old one here!