Product Review: L’Oreal Accord Parfait (True Match) Foundation

by Gio

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Name: Accord Parfait (True Match) Foundation
Brand: L’Oreal
Size: 30ml
Price: $20.96

From L’Oreal’s website:
Accord Parfait is that foundation that precisely matches your skin’s tone and texture.

What I liked:
– available in 10 shades
– lightweight, spreads easily on the skin
– medium coverage, evens out the skintone and covers minor imperfections
– luminous and natural finish
– good staying power

What I didn’t like:
– no shades available for those with very pale or very dark skintones
– can make oily skin look shinier
– if you need a foundation that lasts more than 8 hours, this is not for you

I love shopping at Limoni. The SAs there aren’t always very knowledgeable, but, especially when you buy a high-end product, they are generous with samples. They just hand you a few testers, without you even having to ask for them. L’Oreal Accord Parfait (True Match) Foundation was one of such samples. That’s why I didn’t mind the shade I was given, Beige Dore, was off and too dark for my skintone.

L’Oreal doesn’t make shades pale enough for my skintone anyway, and this sample, at least, gave me the chance to try, in the privacy of my home, a new formula I would never have paid any attention to otherwise. There are ten shades available, though, so, unless your skin is very pale or very dark, you’ll probably be able to find a good match for your skintone.

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L’Oreal Accord Parfait has a lightweight, a tad runny, texture that spreads on the skin really easily. Because of its consistency, it’s best applied with a foundation brush than with fingers. It’s just easier that way.

The foundation has medium coverage. It evens out the skintone, and covers minors imperfections, such as redness. But if you need to hide very dark circles or blemishes, you’ll have to build it up. Or, better yet, use your favourite concealer. Either way, the foundation never looks cakey.

The finish is very natural and luminous. The formula’s infused with shimmery golden particles that, although not visible to the naked eye, reflect light, giving your skin a subtle glow. While I loved how it brightened up my face, I think that, when used on oily skin, it may actually accentuate shiny areas, and not in a good way!

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On my combination skin, L’Oreal Accord Parfait holds up for about 8 hours. After that, it starts to fade. I think that’s pretty good for a drugstore foundation. Pretty good also sums up L’Accord Parfait. It may not feel as luxurious on the skin as most high-end foundation do, but it does what it says, and well. When shopping at the foundation aisle at drugstores, you could do much worse.

Available at: drugstores

Summary
L’Oreal Accord Parfait (True Match) foundation has a lightweight texture that delivers a medium coverage that evens out the skintone and hides small imperfections for about 8 hours. The glowy finish is very natural, but may make oily skin look shinier.

Rating: 3.5/5

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2 comments

Allison May 20, 2014 - 2:21 am

Oh well, it is a good thing they gave you a sample. The foundation, though too dark, too warm for your pale, cool skin, looked very nice on you. It did a good job evening your skin tone which is something that I look for too (I have pink cheeks etc too). I like the look of the bottle. I think it’s a more upscale and attractive shape than the one that’s sold here.

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Gio May 20, 2014 - 7:53 pm

Allison, this evens out the skintone really well. It’s a shame it isn’t available in more shades. The bottle is very pretty indeed. Too bad they didn’t use it everywhere.

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