Thursday, 12 February 2015

MAC Studio Fix vs L'oreal True Match

Hi everyone.

Thank you for stropping by!! So this next post is one that i got very excited about! Most people who know me will know how much I love my MAC studio Fix and have never been able to find anything quite like it for its coverage and long last wear. It is possibly the best foundation I have ever bought. So I had done some research the last few days to see if there was any such thing as a  MAC studio fix dupe and a few websites brought me to the L'Oreal true match foundation. I have never tried this foundation nor had i ever really intended to do so as I never really bought much stuff from L'Oreal!! So I decided to go out and get the True Match and see for myself if it was true or not!! I was super happy with the results!!! I tried to take the pictures in the best lighting I could get so apologies for the pictures but do know that they both are so similar and I will post better pictures when the light is better :)  I applied the MAC studio fix first which can be seen in the first and middle picture below.
Wearing MAC Studio Fix NC5    
Mac Studio Fi
True Match Foundation R2-C2


MAC Studio Fix

L'Oreal True Match

I then took off that make up and applied the True Match. I always find with Mac studio fix you need to ensure your face is so well moisturized if you have dry skin as the foundation itself is quite thick and dry and doesn't spread as well if your skin is not well primed and moisturized. However with the True Match the first thing I noticed was how well it spread it was more liquidy/runny and was great for my skin type. The true match is probably a shade lighter than the Mac one but that is my fault I don't think I matched the shades up as well as I should have, but I have noticed how the True Match one actually suits my skin tone better and if I am to buy MAC again I will need to go a shade or 2 lighter again. But I think I'm going to stick with True Match for now. The coverage is so good, medium to full. It just sits so lightly on your face you wouldn't even know you were wearing make-up. There's no smell off the True Match either whereas there is a strong smell from the MAC I personally don't mind the smell but I know a few people who do not like it. Overall I am so happy with the L'Oreal True Match!!! I do still have a soft spot for the MAC studio fix too though!!

The MAC foundation is 30 euro and you have to buy the pump for an extra 5 euro so altogether that's 35 Euro and it can be bought at Brown Thomas, BT2 or online, So the L'Oreal foundation is only 14.99 it comes with a pump and it can be bought at any L'Oreal stand nationwide in pharmacies, supermarkets, online etc. I bought this one at Ryan's Pharmacy in Edenderry. They have a wide range of L'Oreal items to choose from.

So I am very happy with this Dupe and I think its amazing the price difference!! You can have the MAC look without all the expense :) hope you all enjoyed this post :)

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  1. I used True Match years ago but the tone is not suited to my skin in the slightest. I tried MAC's one for the first time last month and I have to say it is the best foundation I have ever used. Because it's powder based it lasted so much longer than any other foundation I've tried. - claire

  2. Hi Claire ! Yea a few people have said that to me about the true match then some agree and say it's great, there doesn't seem to be an in between with it lol! I think it's each to their own kind of preference :) I love MAC too it's fantastic :) xx