L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Genius Compact Foundation: Review, Swatches, Price and Buy Online

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I have used quite a few cream foundation including Faces and Colorbar (coming up soon) . to say the least, I didn’t have quite a great experience with them. they have really less quantity to begin with, they are priced high for that much to say the least. Lets see how this one fared for me.

Product Description

• Smoothes like a primer.
• Unifies like a foundation.
• Corrects like a concealer.
• Finishes like a velvet powder.

Directions of use

1. Start with a well cleansed, toned and moisturised face.
2. Apply True Match Genius using the applicator provided. Start at your forehead and blend down to your nose and cheeks.
3. Continue to blend down past your cheeks, upper lip and chin. Make sure you do so in a downward motion for a perfect finish.

Price: Rs. 1295/-
Quantity: 7 gms
Shelf Life: 36 months

Available in 7 shades
Buy online at  Nykaa

L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Genius Compact Foundation

L’Oreal Paris True Match Compact Foundation


See it through my Eyes

The first thing which attracted me towards this product is the unique and attractive packaging. It looks like a phone with low height. It has a white and silver body with Genius written throughout the body. it has a peep in clear window to view the product inside. The click lock lid opens different and vertically. It has a white sponge inside and has a small little mirror under side. The packaging is super in my opinion.

Now coming to the facts, the performance and the reality. Well as they have put it as a 4 in 1 products. Doubt begin to play hide and seek in my pessimist brain. So let’s do this.  Coming to the texture first. It is thick and creamy like most compact foundations. I have tried using it on bare skin and it was disastrous, my skin looked sick, dry and white. Check 1, works well to reduce the pores but doesn’t make the skin a smooth canvas for foundation to glide. When used over a moisturizer or facial oil it works better and glides smoother. The product used up gets less too.

Coming to its efficacy as a foundation, it is sheer on me. The flaws are not covered well and marks show through. Check 2, fails as both concealer and foundation. The only thing it works well as s a creamy compact. Since it is drying as just a foundation. 

L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Compact Foundation

L’Oreal Paris True Match Cream Foundation

L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Genius Compact Foundation FOTD

If I sum up the performance

*Works partially as a primer – Blurs out pores, but doesn’t keep the makeup last long and base smooth
*Works Ok as a sheer foundation, no medium to high coverage for this
*Fails as a Concealer, it doesn’t perform at all as a concealer, the dark circles, marks are clear and visible.
*Works partially as a powder, it makes the skin even looking , but doesn’t control oil since it has a creamy base

It stays on the face for good 4 to 5 hours and wears off and becomes oily easily. I see some oxidizing in a few hours too, which is not great news.

What I like about L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Genius Compact Foundation


  • Attractive, unique and travel friendly packaging
  • Has a sponge and a mirror inside
  • Comes in different shades
  • Creamy and easy on the skin
  • Good for daily use for a sheer coverage
  • Blurs out pores

What I don’t like about L’Oreal Paris True Match 4 in 1 Genius Compact Foundation


  • Need to use it over a moisturizer to avoid dryness and patches
  • Doesn’t hide dark circles or imperfections of the face
  • Too high priced for the performance

Recommendation: No
NoM Report Card: 3/5

Final Verdict

With the price bracket, this product fails to impress me. The packaging is super, barring which most claims fail. The Infallible is a clever choice if you a few more bucks. I don’t recommend buying this.

Have you used any ceam foundation? Which one do you like?

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