L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation #review

by - March 28, 2016

L'Oreal Lumi Cushion foundation
L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation

L’Oreal recently launched its version of a cushion foundation for Spring 2016 and I was eager to give the True Match Lumi Cushion foundation a try as I love luminous finish foundations and have tried the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Foundation with happy results. And I just wanted to get on the cushion band wagon of course!

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation

Let’s talk about the compact first. It is really pretty. I love the rose gold. The foundation comes in a double lid compact. The pretty rose gold lid is actually the mirror on the inside. It has a round sponge applicator sitting atop the well of the secondary lid that keeps the product air tight. The sponge cushion sits at the bottom of the compact. The foundation looks really dark in the sponge but trust me it is pretty light on the skin.  Currently, L’Oreal Paris Canada only has 8 shades available in the Lumi Cushion line. All are in light to medium skin tone range. L’Oreal Paris USA has 12 shades available. 

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation

Since I use a mixture of N1-2 (Classic Ivory) and N3 in the True Match Lumi liquid foundation line, I picked up N2 Classic Ivory in the Cushion Lumi. It was a pretty good match for me maybe a bit on the light side. 

L'Oreal Lumi Cushion foundation

The Lumi Cushion Foundation has sheer coverage.  You can build it up to a light medium coverage but don’t expect anything more than that. I definitely need concealer if I want to cover up the red splotches on my cheeks or any redness. 
This foundation is really dewy. Really dewy. I have dry dehydrated skin so the luminosity of this foundation is not really an issue for me. In fact it is what drew me to it.  My skin seems to suck this foundation right up and I don’t see the super luminous effect other see.  Unfortunately for me, once the foundation set it did cling to dry patches. 

The wear time on the Lumi Cushion was about 5 hours. It began wearing off rapidly after that, first on the lower cheeks and then the chin and nose. I tried reapplying it at work in the afternoon but it did not look as good as applying it in the morning on fresh skin. 

The price is the real stickler for me. I got it when it was on sale for $16.49 CDN. That was 30% off making the foundation normally sitting at the $24 mark for 0.51oz. It is pricey considering the True Match Lumi Foundation runs about $18 CDN for 1oz.
L'Oreal Lumi Cushion foundation

The Lumi Cushion is an alright foundation for me. But I do not think I will be repurchasing. I consider the L’Oreal True Match Lumi liquid foundation much better coverage, effect and price than the Lumi Cushion foundation. In the end, I have other foundations, CC and DD creams that look better if I want sheer coverage at a better price.

What were your thoughts on the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion foundation? Worth the hype?

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  1. Lovely review! I absolutely love this cushion foundation.



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