Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Review: L'Oréal Matte Morphose soufle foundation

L'Oréal's latest foundation is Matte Morphose. They call this soufflé foundation, which is supposed to represent a texture that is lighter than mousse foundations - to me it feels the same. It's also supposed to help create poreless look with a new marketing ingredient Mati-Crystal, a translucent gel that absorbs shine but also enables light to pass through.


  • Supposed to give 12 hrs matte yet luminous finish. I would say it provides a slightly dewy finish but doesn't quite last the 12 hours stated. It was good for about 8 hrs on my normal/combo skin.
  • feels soft and lightweight on skin and gives a silky velvety texture.
  • acts as a primer and foundation with its volatile oils spheres that helps to stabilise the foundation on application.
  • The soufflé texture have a balling up feeling before melting and then blending into skin, something that I don't dig. 
  • I found it hard to spread with fingers even though it is supposed to melt on finger, buffer brushes seem to work better with this product. 
  • gave small smoothing and pore erasing effect for me. It did not accentuate it either.
  • light coverage which can isn't too buildable. It provides inadequate coverage for those us with more problems than just skintone unevenness.
  • limited colour range - only 6 colours are available in Australia but they are forgiving colours due to their sheerness and blends into skin and provides a decent colour match (slightly pink on my skin).
  • did not really help with shine control as marketed
  • jar packaging with screw top lid can become quite un-hygienic after use, pumps or tubes for me please.
shade 230 Golden Honey on NC30 skin

Final thoughts
I prefer cream or liquid foundations which gives more coverage. Those blessed with naturally flawless skin will love its lightweight and silky texture and the primer & foundation-in-one formula.

Rating: 6.5/10 RRP A$34.95

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