Battle of the Drugstore Foundations

Finding the perfect foundation is incredibly difficult. With all the different skin tones and types as well as the ranges of finishes and consistencies of foundations- it can be pretty difficult! I have always found it SO hard to find the right foundation shade, as I’m a little pale (okay, more like borderline albino) even the lightest shades can be too dark! UGH, ANNOYING! So, when I find a foundation that I like- I will STICK TO IT FOREVER!

I have used the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation for over three years now- THREE! It’s a hella long time and it’s really done me well. However, I’ve heard so much about other foundations and thought I would treat myself to another so I could compare it to my all time favourite foundation! The foundation I picked up was the L’Oreal True Match Foundation, and today I’m going to be comparing both of the foundations and see whether I will have a new favourite!

PACKAGING

Rimmel Match Perfection

I really like the packaging of this product! It’s changed over the years (that’s how you can tell how long I’ve used it for haha!) and I love it! It has the classic blue pump which I like as you can quickly spot it in your makeup collection and the bottle isn’t too bulky! What I like most is the pump. The way it’s shaped means that no product is wasted and don’t become messy on the bottle!

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L’Oreal True Match

I love how sleek the packaging is of this foundation, and I think it looks a bit more ‘high end’ than the Rimmel foundation. However, the way the pump is shaped means that when I squeeze out product, some of it tends to smudge around it meaning the bottle can get a bit messy. However, that’s nothing a makeup wipe can’t fix!

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SHADE SELECTION

Rimmel Match Perfection

Rimmel have a total of 12 shades in their foundation collection which suits different undertones which are perfect for everyone as some of us have pink undertones, whereas others have yellow! Although their foundation shades are good, I have never found one that never REALLY matches me perfectly! I’ve always been in between two shades which has been a little annoying!

L’Oreal True Match

The L’Oreal range has DOUBLE the amount of shades that Rimmel have to offer with 24 SHADES! It matches 98% of skin tones which is SO AMAZING because it means almost everyone can find their perfection foundation shade! I am the shade 1.C Rose Ivory which is the lightest shade of the range, BUT IT MATCHES!! The L’Oreal brand really wanted to match everyone’s skin, and I think they have pretty much done that!

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COVERAGE AND TEXTURE

Rimmel Match Perfection

I really like the texture of this foundation as it is really smooth and creamy! The coverage is really good, however, I find that I need to have two pumps or more in order to get really good coverage. But, the foundation is buildable which I love as it doesn’t look too cakey and gives you the option of what kind of coverage you want!

L’Oreal True Match

This foundation is a little more watery than the Rimmel foundation. However, this has NO EFFECT on the coverage at all- in fact, I believe that the coverage of this foundation is better than my all time fave (crazzzyy!). Due to its slightly watery texture, it’s incredibly smooth on the skin which I love. I find that I don’t need as much foundation either as the coverage is SOOO GOOD! This means I get to save foundation, so it lasts longer- FABBB!

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PRICE

Rimmel Match Perfection

The Rimmel foundation is at the cheaper price of £7.99 which I think is SO GOOD for a good quality, drugstore foundation! What’s even better, is that Superdrug sometimes does a ‘2 for £10’ deal across ALL Rimmel products! So, I love to pick up two foundations, because it means I get one of the for only £3- BARGAIN!

L’Oreal True Match

The L’Oreal foundation is slightly higher in price at £9.99, which is still under £10 which I think is amazing! You can get an even better deal when Superdrug or Boots are doing deals across L’Oreal, for example, it was ‘3 for 2’ the other week, so I picked up two foundations and a gorgeous lippy! But this deal means, if you want to stock up on foundation, you could actually get a £10 foundation for FREE!

MY VERDICT

Both of these foundations are fab, I will definitely be re-purchasing both of them! However, I believe I have a NEW FAVOURITE FOUNDATION! The L’Oreal True match is the best foundation I’ve tried! It lasts alllll day, is INCREDIBLY smooth on the skin and blends like a DREAM! What I love by far is the shade selection and that I have a shade that matches my skin! I guess you could day- it’s a ‘true match’!

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Tash x

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23 Comments

  1. March 12, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    I’ve never tried the Rimmel match perfection but I love the L’Oréal true match! It’s so amazing xx

    • March 12, 2017 / 4:07 pm

      I love them both- but the L’Oreal has been my go to recently, I LOVE it! xx

  2. March 12, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    They both look good quality and actually have a good price on them x

    • March 12, 2017 / 5:39 pm

      I’m all about having a good price on makeup! There’s always a cheaper alternative and these two I think make that! x

  3. March 12, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    These both sound amazing! Loved the little reviews of them both xx

  4. March 12, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    This post helped me tones! I’m trying to find the best foundation for me since I’m just starting out with makeup, and I’m definitely gonna get the L’Oréal True Match! Would you ever consider doing more posts like this to help newbies like me?🙂💕

    • March 12, 2017 / 5:38 pm

      I’m SO glad it’s helped! Of course, I’m planning on doing a lot more makeup related posts so you can see what products I’m loving and that work for me! xx

    • April 24, 2017 / 1:40 am

      Same here! New to makeup and learning tons from posts like this. 😊 💕

      • April 24, 2017 / 7:24 pm

        I’m so glad it’s helped! I’m definitely planning on doing more makeup posts so hopefully they will help even more! x

      • April 24, 2017 / 9:09 pm

        They’re so helpful aren’t they? They make me feel like I have a bit of makeup knowledge😂

  5. March 12, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I was really interested to read this as I am also a long-time fan of Rimmel Match Perfection, but also used to like the old-style True Match. I will definitely be trying it again! Great post, thank you xx

    • March 12, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ve never tried another foundation apart from the Rimmel one so it was nice to have another option now! xx

  6. March 12, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Definitely will be picking up the L’oreal True Match soon as it sounds amazing and I’m ‘borderline albino’ too! lol xo

    • March 12, 2017 / 9:21 pm

      I really recommend it- finally a shade for us pale gals haha! xo

  7. March 13, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    I’ve wanted to try true match for ages!! I’m currently a match perfection gal, though I have to say I don’t like it that much – the lightest shade doesn’t even match me! True match is gonna be my next try! X

  8. March 27, 2017 / 5:59 am

    Appreciating the time and energy you put into your site and in depth information you present. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same outdated rehashed material. Excellent read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  9. April 10, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    Personally, I’m a Maxfactor foundation kinda girl, but the Loreal one looks great!

    • April 11, 2017 / 8:24 am

      It really is! I might have to try out the Maxfactor one then soon!

  10. April 18, 2017 / 4:16 pm

    i’m in love with L’oreal infallibe 24h matt, have you ever tried it?

    • April 19, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      No I haven’t, but I’ve heard so many good things about it! I’m going to have to try it when I’m out of foundation!

      • April 20, 2017 / 6:14 am

        You will like it specially if you have a oily or combined skin

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