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L'Oreal 'True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation' Review

L'Oreal 'True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation' Review


As soon as I saw this at the drugstore, I needed to have it. Laniege has been making the cushion compact for so long and so many of my favourite Asian YouTubers have praised it that I have wanted to try it for a long time. But it's mad expensive! But don't fret, looks like the drugstore is getting us covered!



It's pretty much exactly the same as the cushion compacts out there. It gives you a sponge, and obviously the formula.

Something annoying about it is that since it is exposed to the air more, there is like a plastic covering that I am afraid to take completely off. I suppose it's hard to complain about that.


Anyway, the packaging is definitely bulky, but it is for sure travelling friendly, especially through the airport!

It's definitely hard to find a good match but the packaging outside is a pretty good indicator of the product inside.


Not going to lie, I hate the beauty blender. It's so much extra work to press and bounce than to swirl. And I know it comes down to preference but I feel like a beauty blender takes so much more time! And it's a sponge, so even harder to clean.

In the end, this cushion compact also has that problem where it's better to pat than to swipe. However, I did try swiping after having put most of the product on the face, and it was fine. But I still ended up patting it in to made sure it soaks into the skin.

The formula is extremely creamy, but not too watery so it doesn't take a super long time to cover the face and neck, but it just takes patience.

Lasting Power


First off, I would classify this as medium to light coverage, definitely buildable to full. But if you are the kind of person that touches your face and such, it'll just rub right off, even after applying powder!

It has a hard time cover redness, especially with the redness of pimples. If it's around the nose it's easier.

I would say overall, it definitely has good lasting power. It stays on the face, and you can definitely see the majority of your scars still semi covered/smoothed over.

I would say that I am looking in the mirror as I write this, and it definitely gets oily. So I would advise bringing some sort of powder with you. For me, I don't care as much when it's at the end of the day.

Overall Thoughts

Honestly, I really love this. Not going to lie, now I can stop using my full coverage expensive foundation for my every day use! This gets the job done and still makes me look presentable and decent. I would recommend giving this a try.

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Belif Skincare Review

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