Kimberley Santos, Pop Couture
What can I say? I love novelty items, and packaging. I can often be found window shopping, chatting and gossiping with the girls about movies and whatnot, but if I walk past a chemist, Priceline store, department store where the makeup counters are â€“ I will stop mid sentence to look at the pretty.
So when a new product like L\’Oreal True Match Roll On Foundation comes out, I\’m intrigued. I would have a little caution with any applicator that comes with a foundation, or even an eye-shadow kit as these are generally completely disposable and not ideal for the best blended application.
The roll on foundation which I tested in Rose Sand comes with the oh so cute roll on applicator, small and spongy, designed to apply smoothly over the contours of the face. The consistency, and crÃ¨me-to-powder texture of the foundation does make this application smooth, but I would recommend using it for the initial application to your face. To blend it out evenly use a foundation brush, or duo-fibre brush to blend it in as you would with other liquid foundations.
I wore this on the weekend, and found it perfect for that natural â€˜I wake up looking this even-toned every day\’ but not wearing any make-up look. Its sheer, light, and doesn\’t weigh heavily on the skin, so with a touch of blush its ideal for someone new to makeup, or someone that wants minimal makeup. By wearing possibly a shade darker than I might have been, it gave me an even, warm colour that wasn\’t over the top, but it gave me that healthy all over glow.
Definitely recommended, though a handy tip: clean the spongy roll-on regularly so its always sanitary for your delicate facial area.
Sassi Note: I have converted my mother and sister to this foundation as well, we all loved it. It gives a really light and even coverage but a touch heavier than a tinted moisturiser and surprisingly the little roller gets into all our nooks and crannies really easily. I agree with Kimberley’s suggestion on cleaning it regularly.