Anyone rolling on their foundation as of yet? I am and I’m kinda digging it.
Check it after the jump!
Earlier this year I introduced you to L’Oreal True Match Roller Foundation which was originally released in Europe prior to finally making it’s guest starring appearance in the US.
So what is it?
It’s cream foundation nothing abnormal or special about that. The special part comes from the applicator which is a sponge roller much like a roller you’d use to paint with. Interesting right? Unique? Definitely.
Actually the foundation is quite good. It’s a nice creamy base, ideal for dry skin in my humblest opinion but must be applied sparsely less you fall into the cakey, flaky trap. I think I so choose the wrong shade as they have this cute way of recommending a shade. When you see the display you’ll notice they ask questions like “Do you look good in gold or silver jewelry….do you look nice in peach or pink shades…” etc…this is their key to recommending a foundation shade but honestly for me that doesn’t work as I look good in all these various options, or at least I think I do.
I got N1-2 which is a tad too light and looks unnatural on my skin but I made it work by applying a tiny bit and not overdoing it. The foundation blends flawlessly and has a nice creamy base.
Now the key and the novelty is the roller. The roller happens to be a love and a hate for me. Sounds silly right? Rolling on your foundation? I agree but it honestly works quite well and I can easily see it as being a holy grail item for anyone with larger pores as the rolling effect creates a good even finish to the foundation. The bad news is you can easily get carried away with the roller and just pile on WAY too much product. This is in no way your fault it’s just the way the sponge picks up product and distributes it. The rolling motion does fit the contour of the face well even around the nose area with a little careful maneuvering. My main problem with the roller is it doesn’t technically blend out so well and I was left smoothing the foundation on in spots with my fingers. The roller also leaves a heavy layer of foundation on if you’re not careful. This heavy layer will actually make you want to continue to “roll” over it to blend it out but that in fact piles further product on your face so you do have to be very careful. One of the better ways to use the foundation is to load your roller up and proceed to roll it on a piece of tissue. This removes alot of the excess. Now start rolling product on but try to avoid rolling it in the same place….just roll over the area once. Now roll off some more of the foundation on your tissue and proceed to re-roll the areas of your face that foundation is already. This will blend out the product without having a ton of buildup.
The results after use are smooth, flawless skin. As I’ve mentioned many a time in the pass I am virtually poreless due to my dry skin so I never know how well certain products will work on larger pores. However, I do think this might be a very good foundation for such a woe as it gives good even, flawless coverage with a slight airbrush effect.
The foundation doesn’t wear as long as I’d like and oxidizes within four hours of wear however I don’t blame this on the formula, simply my own skin.
A good example of overdoing it is shown below on my arm. This is was rolled over once without removing any excess from the sponge.
I also did a series of photos which shows the progression of the foundation. The first photo shows a heavy amount of coverage, if you look close enough you can see how very white it looks. The second photo is blended out considerably more than the first. And the third shows a complete look without makeup.
Overall, I think it’s worthy of a try. It’s an interesting and unique take on applying foundation and just downright fun. You do have to be cautious during application less you end up with mask-like coverage but I’d say it’s worth a try. It’s a tad expensive at $14.99 but since drugstores always have sales you’ll likely find a good deal easily.
Very innovative and different.
Anyone try yet?
What do you think of “rolling” on your foundation?
Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.