22 Aug 2013

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream-Review, Swatch


Today I will be reviewing the recently launched L’Oreal BB Cream in Ivory. I guess I will stop my BB cream expedition with this.

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream

The cream comes in an attractive and classy beige colored tube encased in a gold colored cardboard box with a gold cap and black & gold lettering. The packing is travel friendly.

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream

The BB cream comes in 3 shades (Ivory, Neutral, warm) and is priced at Rs.550/- for 30 ml. I was matched to Ivory which looked a little lighter when I came home.


L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream About

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream Price


Aqua/Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isododecane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alcohol, PEG-10 dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, betaine, talc, diisotearyl malate, disteardimonium hectorite, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, henoxyethanol, magnesium sulphate, silica, apricot kernel oil, dimethiconol, aluminium starch octenylsuccinate, dimethicone crosspolymer, vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer,  disodium stearoyl glutamate, tocopheryl acetate, paciflora edulis seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, coriander fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, ascorbyl glucoside, alumina, sodium hyaluronate, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, aluminium hydroxide, adenosine, silica dimethyl silylate, sodium chondroitin sulphate, atelocollagen. 

May Contain CI77891/ titanium dioxide, CI77163/Bismuthoxychloride, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/Iron oxides.

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream Nozzle

My Experience:

When I swatched it at the shop under store light, this shade seemed to be perfect but when I got home I felt that the medium one would have been a better match.

The product is of creamy consistency but not as thick as the ponds one. It gives a sheer coverage (less coverage when compared to the Maybelline BB stick and Ponds BB cream). It evens out the skin tone well and sets to a semi-matte finish with a healthy glow. You can see that in the swatch picture. I love the glow this product imparts. It makes my skin look very healthy and hydrated.

As claimed, my skin feels smooth and soft in an instant. Unlike other BB creams, it did not dry out my skin or emphasize the dry areas. This product feels so light that I almost forget that I have it on. It gets absorbed into the skin without any extra efforts to blend.  

Though the product is a sheer coverage one, it neutralizes the pigmentation decently. You may see that in the swatch picture. It has neutralized the color of my vein to a great extent. 

L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream Swatch

The huge let-down of this product is its staying power. On my dry skin, it stayed only for about 3-4 hours.  I have this habit of wiping my makeup and dabbing a compact after lunch. By the time I wanted to wipe it, I noticed that the cream had already disappeared. No color was there in the wipe and my face looked bare. I don’t think it melts away because I did not notice any creasing. It looked as if my skin drank the cream.  

It does not have any bothering fragrance and comes with an impressive SPF 35.


L'Oreal Paris La Creme True Match Skin Idealizing BB Cream Swatch


1. Imparts a healthy glow.
2. Does not feel heavy on the skin.
3. Blends well.
4. Gives sheer coverage and evens out the skin tone.
5. Did not dry my skin.
6. Has SPF 35 PA +++.
7. Has anti-ageing ingredient. 


1. Poor staying power.
2. Sheer coverage.

Maniac’s Rating: 3/5.

Though it comes with an impressive SPF 35, staying power is a pain especially for people who cannot afford to reapply makeup. I have used much cheaper BB creams that work comparatively well though they might not have any fancy anti-ageing stuff. If you have gorgeous flawless skin and if you don’t mind the staying power you may try it.

I will not repurchase or recommend this to anyone.

Hope you girls found my review useful.  


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  1. It looks really good bb cream! Nice review!
    kisses from Greece

    1. hi mary.. thanks for commenting.. ya it would have been even better provided d staying power was decent. :)

  2. Thanks for the review. I was looking forward to this BB CReam. But I think I would give this a miss now.

    1. Thank u for commenting dear. ya u can give this a miss :D

  3. I was looking for this review... this is a big no for me and nice review :)

  4. I am bored of BB creams now. Ponds, then maybelline, garnier, colorbar, l'oreal and revlon now. I choose to skip this once since I have oily skin and nothing apart from a good foundation stays on my face :((

    1. LOL. ya i know.. :D but good that you know what is suiting u...

  5. i was looking forward to try this...now its a big no to me....thanks a lot for ur honest review dearie..<3 luv hte photographs too

  6. I will give this a miss...staying powder is really bad!
    Nice review :)

  7. nice review.. 35+pF good I am bored with BB'c CC's and DD's I am not interested.. :P

  8. Nice review Raji :) Looks a decent BB cream so would love to stick to the Clinique one ;)


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