Loreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation


For those that keep up with Korean beauty, cushion foundations are nothing new.

However, it’s only a matter of time before these Korean beauty hits make their way to other parts of the world!

I love trying out Korean beauty products because they definitely know what they are doing when it comes to beauty!

Today’s review will be on the new-ish Loreal Cushion Foundation!



Around $16.99


Available in 12 shades (4 for cool tones, 4 for warm tones, and 4 for neutral tones)




An innovative sponge drenched in liquid foundation. Tap a little for a fresh natural glow, tap on more to build a new level of luminous coverage.
Effortless Application, completely buildable, it’s your on-the-go coverage.

Formulated with Precise Match™ Technology to match your skin’s tone and texture.

Available in 12 true-to-skin shades
Finish: Fresh & Luminous
Coverage: Sheer to medium, buildable coverage
Skin Type: For all skin types. Safe for sensitive skin.


I love how Loreal makes it easier to choose the right foundation shade for us!  They clearly label their warm, neutral and cool tones so you just need to pick the level of deepness.


There are only 4 shades in each category which concerned me.

The warm shades started at a #2, then jumped to 3, 5.5 and lastly 8.


I knew 5.5 would be much dark for me but worried #3 would be too light.


This is said to have the ability of matching your shade and skin texture so I was curious to see if this would really be true.


 I initially used the sponge that was provided with this foundation, but found I really preferred using my beauty blender.


This looked way too light for my skin tone when i initially applied it.  I did find it did deepen up a little bit, but was still lightly light for me.  It was an easy fix with the use of bronzer though.

Loreal claims this is a buildable foundation, but I disagree.


It’s pretty sheer and I was able to build it to a light coverage, but couldn’t go any more than that (nor did I want to since I didn’t want it feeling heavy or greasy).


It does cover minor imperfections such as slight redness and un-eveness and does a great job of brightening and giving your skin a healthy glow without looking shiny or greasy.


This gave me a semi-satin finish that didn’t feel oily or greasy, but I did need to set it with a powder for my combination skin because it didn’t fully set into my skin.


I did get oily in my t-zone area and had to blot 3 times throughout the day (normally I blot only once during the day).

It was an easy fix with blotting papers and the re-application of a powder.


This doesn’t have an added fragrance to that gets two big thumbs up from me!

It also didn’t irritate my sensitive skin.


Final Verdict:


I love the look this gave my skin.  It looks beautifully healthy and youthful.

I didn’t find it to be very long wearing (maybe 5/6 hours before I saw break down).

I used a really good primer underneath the foundation and that helped to give it a little more time before wearing down (6/7 hours).

I’d imagine a good setting spray would also help with the longevity too.


I do like this for light makeup days when I don’t need my makeup to last all day.

It looks really natural and beautiful which is perfect!


The biggest downfall?  The price!  I’m not sure that I would re-purchase solely for that reason.


For those that have tried the regular Loreal lumi foundation, is it something you would recommend?  I’d love to get your recommendations!


Wishing you all a beautiful and wonderful day!


xoxo Lizzie♥


12 Comments Add yours

  1. Andi says:

    I’m so glad that the cushion foundation is coming to the drugstore! I’ve always wanted to see what it was like but most brands are expensive. It’s a shame about the lack of shades, though. Personally, the Lumi foundation is a bit too luminous for me and can look almost oily, so I mix it with the original True Match for something a bit more natural. It’s a pretty good foundation with a longer wear time, 8+ hours, but I don’t think it’s anything spectacular.


    1. I completely agree! I’ve been wanting to try a cushion foundation for the longest time but most are so expensive! Thanks for letting me know your thoughts on the lumi foundation. A few people said they noticed some shimmer in the lumi foundation. Did you notice that too?

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      1. Andi says:

        I haven’t noticed glitter… And honestly can’t imagine why L’Oreal would want to put any in!

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      2. Ha ha! I know revlon did that with one of their foundations a few years back. Maybe I’ll stick with the pro matte foundation then. That one is my favorite from loreal.


  2. I’ve never heard of a cushion foundation, this sounds cool!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It’s a pretty cool idea. It’s especially great for traveling when you don’t want to pack a glass foundation bottle. 🙂


  3. Jani V says:

    Great review! I am still on the fence about buying this because I had seen a LOT of differing opinions on it from people with dry or oily skin and I am more in the normal/combo skin. I just got the NAKED foundation fro Urban Decay so I problably won’t get a new one any time soon. Thank you so much Lizzie!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. Urban Decay’s naked foundation is one of my all time favorites! It always makes my skin look flawless! I definitely like it better than this Loreal foundation! 🙂

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  4. themakeupcounselor says:

    I’ve been wanting to purchase this! Would you recommend it for combination skin?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have combination skin too. It doesn’t have any oil controlling properties so it did make me pretty oily throughout the day. I blotted about 3-4 times and had to re-powder. It also wore down pretty quickly so it’s not a long wearing foundation. If you use a really good primer underneath you will be less oily and it will stay put longer. Hope that helps!! 🙂


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