L’oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose – Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 

Hi everyone!

Today I’m reviewing L’oreal true match blush in the shade ‘102 True Rose’.

Price : Rs 650

Quantity : 5 g

 

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

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What L’oreal says about the True Match blush :

The product is not listed on the India website. However I found the description on the UK  website. The shade no.s listed are listed from those available in India though.

 

Discover True Match Blush for a soft, healthy-looking glow.

True Match Blush comes in pink, apricot and honey hues to match every woman’s skin tone – warm, cool or neutral.

Its compact-size, and integrated brush and mirror, ensure easy on-the-go application.
True Match Blush is the perfect finishing touch to your look. Follow the guide and find the perfect shade for you.

 

L'oreal true match blush 102 True Rose

L'oreal true match blush 102 True Rose

 

 

My take on the product

 

The blush comes in a grey and transparent plastic packaging. The packaging is small and comes with 2 compartments- the top one for the blush and bottom one for the mirror and the brush. The packaging is similar to Colorbar blushes but looks classier and sturdier. The L’oreal true match range logo is engraved on the blush surface and makes the packaging a little more interesting.  The brush that comes with it is the flat kind common to most blushes and feels a little scratchy. However, it is useful for touch ups. The packaging looks appealing but its so small that handling it feels a little inconvenient sometimes.

 

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

The texture of the blush is quite smooth though slightly powdery. Its not too soft so the blush doesn’t come off like loose powder on contact with the brush. Single swipe gives sheer color which can be built up in 2-3 swipes. The texture and pigmentation makes it easy for use for beginners.  The staying power is average- it fades away after about 4 hours on my oily skin and may stay a little longer on dry/normal skin types. The product blends easily to give a natural flush to the cheeks.

The slight notch visible in the lower part of the blush surface is just my nail that gouged a bit of product out while taking pictures. Otherwise the blush is quite well compacted.

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

 

The shade ‘102 True Rose’ : 

Its a peachy pink shade with slight shimmer. The shade is in the same color family as Colorbar ‘Peachy Rose’ blush. The shimmer is very fine and subtle , much more so than the Colorbar blush which has slightly chunkier shimmer. The shade is best suited for fair skin tones and cool toned medium skin tones can also make it work by layering it. On my NC 37/NC40 skin tone, it shows up as a peachy-pink flush that looks quite natural.

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

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The GOOD about L’oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose : 

  1. Classy, appealing packaging- transparent lid helps identify shades easily
  2. Comes with a mirror and brush for touch ups
  3. Smooth texture
  4. Sheer-medium pigmentation, can be built up in 2-3 swipes
  5. Easy to use for beginners
  6. Staying power is average 4-5 hours
  7. Shade 102 True Rose gives natural flush to the cheeks- good for everyday wear
The NOT-SO-GOOD about L’oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose :
  1. The brush could have been softer for the price
  2. The staying power is less
  3. The color may not show up on dusky skin tones

 

Here’s how it looks on me :

 

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

L'oreal Paris true match blusher 102 True Rose - Review, Swatch and FOTD

 

Overall Verdict 

 

There are no glaring cons with this blush but at the price, one would expect better staying power and a tad better pigmentation. The packaging is quite attractive, the texture smooth and it blends easily to give a very natural color and finish. The shade ‘True Rose’ is a pretty peachy pink that would suit fair/medium skin tones but its not a unique shade and is easily dupe-able.

Rating : 3.5/5

 

Have you tried L’oreal Paris blushes?

 

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37 Comments

  1. September 22, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    thanks for the review.I was looking forward to L’Oreal blush review among all the products you showed. It is sad it didn’t do that well..though I like the shade.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:00 pm

      The shade is quite pretty and natural especially for fair skin tones but I expected better given the price and that its L’oreal

  2. September 22, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Ankiiiii…whats on your lips?? lovelyyyyy

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks Poornima. Its L’oreal color riche ‘Strawberry Juice’ lipstick, reviewing soon.

  3. Vid
    September 22, 2011 / 10:55 pm

    the blush looking pretty on you 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you Vid 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks Pavani 🙂

  4. September 22, 2011 / 11:01 pm

    Oh this is really pretty and natural on you! the brushes that come with drugstore blushes usually disappoint me – they’re always too coarse or too flimsy.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:02 pm

      I know what you’re saying about the brushes. The Avon true color one is the only one I’ve liked in long time!

  5. September 22, 2011 / 11:21 pm

    Hardly shows up on you Ankita, but I really liked the entire look. Your lipgloss/ lipstick looks awesome. 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Eesha 🙂 Ya its quite subtle and on my medium skin tone it barely shows up. Buts it good for that natural barely-there look. The lipstick is L’oreal color riche ‘Strawberry Juice’

  6. September 22, 2011 / 11:51 pm

    the shade looks pretty !! love your makeup !! 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Deeptima 🙂 It would look lovely on your complexion.

  7. September 23, 2011 / 12:26 am

    it’s a very subtle blush! nice!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Sukanya 🙂

  8. nids
    September 23, 2011 / 12:42 am

    thanxx for this review.. i need a more darker shade than this pink but wud chk out this Loreal range for sure 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:04 pm

      I think they do have deeper earthy pinks too. Though this will also show up on you, but its quite subtle.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:04 pm

      🙂

  9. September 23, 2011 / 11:06 am

    That is such a great shade, I ♥ the background you’ve chosen for these photos too!!! L’oreal Paris is great for blushes, must pick up some!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks Gauri 🙂 Have you tried the Mineral blush range from L’oreal?

  10. September 23, 2011 / 12:43 pm

    Nice shade!!!! looks pretty..and is more affordable than bourjois which costs Rs.550/- for 2.5gms!!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:06 pm

      That’s true though these are quite sheer so you need to layer them whereas one swipe of the Bourjois blush is enough!

  11. September 23, 2011 / 2:14 pm

    This looks so beautiful. These days I’m so into blushes!!

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:10 pm

      🙂 What are your current favorites?

  12. September 23, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    wow 650 is expensive for a blush… but it looks so cute 🙂 this shade might not show up on my skintone.. so i guess i’;; opt for a darker shade 🙂 Nice review ankita 🙂

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Samyukta 🙂 Ya its expensive but its L’oreal, comes with a price tag! The color is not unique, can be found in other brands as well.

  13. shai
    September 23, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    very nice, will definitely keep this in mind while going blush shopping.

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:12 pm

      You can try other shades. This one is quite similar to Colorbar Peachy Rose 🙂

  14. Taps
    September 23, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    i was planning to buy this blush since 2 months ! thnxxxxxx a lot for the review, I think its not that good for the price its charging, am happy with colorbar Peachy rose !

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 23, 2011 / 9:14 pm

      You’re welcome 🙂 You could try the other shades but this one, though better in texture than Peachy Rose, is not such a unique shade.

  15. Manali
    September 24, 2011 / 12:24 am

    uhhhhhhhh whtz on ur eyes…???

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 24, 2011 / 11:54 pm

      MAC Siahi fluidline liner over MAC Jigs and jive pigment (on lid) 🙂

  16. July 12, 2012 / 7:01 am

    i have this on Sandalwood veil and i looove it so much xD

  17. February 21, 2015 / 6:19 am

    Lovely FOTD! 🙂

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