L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation.

L'Oréal Paris has recently launched one of the first to mass cushion foundations and this is one that you need to take note of. Not only is this foundation a first of its kind for the brand, it's simply a really great foundation. L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation is a buildable liquid foundation, packaged in a way that it is portable, that leaves skin in such a way that it looks sheer, yet luminescent on the skin.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

Can you tell that I am really impressed by this one? Well, I am. L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation is pretty mistake-proof from the start, like all cushion foundations are. With the packaging of the liquid embedded into the micro-aerated cushion, the formula is always fresh, allowing you to apply just the right amount of foundation you need.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

It's so easy to apply by simply tapping the top of the cushion with the enclosed super soft, non-absorbent, anti-microbial puff. I tried other ways to apply, and honestly, the sponges (or specially designed puffs as they call it) that come with these cushion foundations, really are the best way to apply. After you get just a bit of the foundation onto the puff, blend it out over your skin until you have your desired coverage. If you need more coverage, tap and blend on more. Right out of the compact, the coverage is sheer — like your skin just better — but I use a bit more to hide some redness that I have. It does blur away imperfections and make skin look pretty flawless even without a ton of coverage. The end result is a slight glow or the look of luminescence; a real fresh look to the skin.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

There are 12 True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation shades that are broken up into warm, cool and neutral undertones that will blend to match a good variety of skintones. I thinking finding your perfect match may be a little tricky, but start with your undertone then look from there. 

The complete shade line-up:

  • W2 Light Ivory
  • N2 Classic Ivory
  • W3 Nude Beige
  • C3 Creamy Natural
  • N3.5 Classic Buff
  • N4 Buff Beige
  • C4 Shell Beige
  • W5.5 Suntan
  • N5.5 Perfect Beige
  • C5.5 Natural Tan
  • W8 Crème Cafe
  • C8 Cocoa
L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation

I was sent three shades to try and they were either too light or too dark, but I did blend two of them to give it a try for the day. I liked it enough to run out and buy C3 and N3.5 to see which is a better match for my NC30 skintone. With stores like CVS that have such a great no questions asked return policy, I know that I can try them both at home and return the one that is not right, for a full refund.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation sells for around $16.99 at your favorite drugstore or mass retailer. Buy it now at Target, Walgreens or drugstore.com.

My Skin Story: Anti-Aging + Finding the Right Skin Care Products.

As I am getting older and hopefully wiser, my skin care needs and concerns have changed quite a bit. Just a few years ago, it was all about getting my skin brighter and more even in tone and keeping those pesky fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet at bay. Something has happened over the last year or two that I couldn't put my finger on, and I actually went to the doctor about it. I am 48 and have lost a bit of weight over the last three years. My face seems to be drooping and hollowing. My doctor said it is somewhat from the weight loss, but more of it is naturally occurring and due to aging. It is called volume loss and is what causes the cheeks to sink in and eyes to hollow out. It's not pretty. So, I've been tackling it with a multi-pronged approach. I am happy to report that I am looking younger and more fresh with pretty rapid results.

Finding the Right Skin Care Products + Routine for Your Skin

So, I started with some pretty minimally invasive injections. I had put this off until I really thought I needed it. I wanted Botox Cosmetic for years, but didn't think I needed it because I have bangs. My doctor told me how Botox Cosmetic could also be used to gently lift the eye and cheek area when placed properly as it restricts muscle movement. It worked wonderfully. Next up was another injection called Juvéderm Voluma XC. This is basically hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance found in the skin) that is injected back into the cheeks. I had a very small amount (we wanted it to look natural) injected into each cheek and within two weeks I was thrilled with how well my face filled in; I looked like I did 10+ years ago.

When I went in for my follow up visit to my doctor, she told me that I needed to get on a serious skin care regimen high in hyaluronic acid. The same ingredient that I injected into my skin, I needed to apply topically onto my skin — each day and as much as possible. My search for the right skin care products began.

I carefully chose a few products from the L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift™ line of products after being "advised" through lorealskinexpert.com. After learning even more about volume loss and why it happens right on the site, I was guided by a skin care expert about which RevitaLift skin care regimen would be right for me. It was so easy to understand, right from learning about the products, how to use them, when to use them and I even got some lifestyle tips along the way.

My L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift® Skin Care Regimen

L'Oréal Paris RevitaLift® Skin Care Regimen

RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Eye Treatment
RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Day Lotion with SPF 20
RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask

I demand SPF in my day cream, so this was essential for me in the Day Lotion with SPF 20. My skin feels so smooth while wearing it. I really like the RevitaLift™ Triple Power Eye Treatment. It has a cooling tip applicator that seems to help de-puff the under eye area when I apply this silky serum-like treatment. My entire eye area is immediately plumped up and fine lines are filled in due to the hyaluronic acid. The longer that I have been using it, the smoother my entire eye area is becoming. My favorite product has to be the RevitaLift™ Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask as I noticed results after just one night. This is a super creamy "mask" that is really a cream that I use in my last step of the evening. It melts into my skin and immediately hydrates it. I wake up with such firm, plump, better-looking skin. I look awake and refreshed in the morning — just what I needed.

RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Day Lotion with SPF 20
RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Eye Treatment
RevitaLift® Triple Power™ Intensive Overnight Mask

I like that the RevitaLift™ Triple Power addresses three things (hence the Triple Power): 1. repair wrinkles 2. re-firm contours 3. re-densify skin. I need all of the help that I can get and these are the type of things I need on top of addressing the volume loss. The key ingredients include Pro-Xylane to quickly penetrate skin to help fight each wrinkle and skin plumping hyaluronic acid to keep moisture in the skin.

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L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lipcolor.

A red lip is timeless and it is making a comeback for the fall. L'Oréal Paris has launched a really exclusive collection of red lipsticks inspired by their most iconic spokeswomen and they are so elegant. From the packaging to the matte lipstick to the feel of the formula itself, the new L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Pure Reds Lipcolor is the most elegant lipstick I've ever seen at mass. The best thing about these reds is that there is a shade for everyone as these shades were custom-created to complement individual skin tones.

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Red Lipcolor

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