L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight Review, Swatches: Hey guys so L’oreal is gearing up for Cannes 2017 festival and recently been releasing some amazing makeup. I picked up almost all of those popping up in the Indian market of late. In fact this Powder highlighter by L’oreal Paris was one of the first items that caught my attention. It looks beautiful so obviously I had to get it. It has been 10 days now that I have been trying it out. Now finally I am ready to share my experience and my thoughts with it. I have also compared it to the popular theBalm Mary lou manizer just to show you the difference in texture of those two since I guess most of us already have Mary Lou manizer and therefore we can understand better.
About L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
The ultimate in luminosity! L’Oréal introduces its first powder highlighter specifically designed to enhance key features or illuminate all-over. True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator enhances all skintones and undertones. Ice enhances pink or blue tones. Rose enhances yellow, peachy, pink or blue tones. Golden enhances peachy or yellow tones.
- Highlight key features or illuminate all-over
- Lightweight formula
- For every skintone and undertone
How to Use L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
Apply all over face or use as a highlighter. Can be worn alone or over foundation. Apply with brush and sweep onto face.
Ingredients in L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3, Crosspolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium, Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 80, Dipropylene, Glycol Tin Oxide
Price of L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
$ 12.99 for 0.31 oz in USA
C$ 14.96 for 9 g in Canada
£ 8.99 for 9 g in UK and Scotland
€ 11.49 for 9 g in Europe, France & Germany
A$ 20.00 for 9 g in Australia (approx)
NZ$ 19.29 for 9 g in New Zealand
S$ 18.00 for 9 g in Singapore (approx)
AED 51.00 for 9 g in UAE
₹ 999.00 for 9 g in India
This product was launched in the USA, UK markets pretty long back. Almost a couple of years back. However Loreal has launched this in the Indian market now and it will soon be launched in rest of the Asian market like Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong etc.
In Detail L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight Review, Swatches and My Experience
The packaging looks really nice with the rose gold theme. I basically bought this product because the packaging called out to me. It is a two tier packaging. When you open the top, we have the highlighters pan. When you further the highlighter pan, there is a space for an applicator brush. I don’t use the brush that comes with it so its still in its original state till date. 😀 The back of the highlighter pan actually has a really nice mirror. So thats a good thing. Love the fact that Loreal has put down a detailed ingredient list at the back of the packaging. Overall the packaging is quite nice.
Texture, Forumla, Pigmentation
The texture of the product is quite smooth to be honest but not as silky. When I put my finger on it, there is a decent amount of product that gets picked up. Also, highlighter brushes are able to put some decent amount of product. So I would the the formula is not really chalky or anything. Nothing Nay about it. The pigmentation I feel is nice. Its not super pigmented, neither is it super subtle. When you blend it out, it doesn’t go super sheer. So pigmentation wise its quite nice as well.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – W102 Golden Dore
Loreal has launched this product in 2 shades in India. One is Rose and the other is Golden. In the USA, there is an additional shade available known as Ice. But Ice is supposedly suitable for very pale complexions. So considering the fact that most Indian skin tones fall under neutral to warm skin tones, Loreal has launched this in Rose N202 (for neutral skin undertones) and Golden W102 (for warm skin undertones).
I picked up the golden shade because my skin undertones are noticeably warm. If you are someone with light medium, medium or medium to deep skin tone, this is your shade. The rose shade is for ladies with quite light skin tone. In fact, I have some summer tan going on my skin right now. The shade golden has some really nice bronze-champagne-golden highlight pigments in there. They look really nice in the pans. But hold on a second, when I swatch it, I can see significant amount of shimmer glimmer going on. Specially with the 1st and 2nd shade. Once you have used the palette for a few times, the shimmer is everywhere on all 4 pigments.
1st Shade – A gorgeous pinky-bronze shade with a lovely sheen and significant golden and a few multicolour shimmers in it.
2nd Shade – A champagne-beige colour again with significant golden and multicolour shimmers in it.
3rd Shade – A peachy pink shade with a lovely sheen. This one on its own hardly has any shimmers in it.
4th Shade – A light champagne shade with pink undertones. This one also has very significant amount of shimmers in it.
All Shades Combined – All 4 shades combined, this evolves into a gorgeous metallic warm golden champagne shade with slight peachy-bronze undertones. Also, there are these very very noticeable shimmers seen. This gives a beautiful glowing metallic sheen on camera and looks amazing in photos.
So while this palette has some really amazing as well as gorgeous highlight shades, my 1st problem is the presence of such significant amounts of shimmers in it. I mean these shimmers travel and move around everywhere on the skin. Once you apply it on your high cheek bone, after a while you will notice the shimmers all around your face when you look up close in person. Of course these shimmers aren’t as much noticeable on camera or pictures but in person, the shimmers definitely show. So to prevent that, make sure you go really light handed when you’re applying it. And when you’re done, lightly take a big fluffy brush and dust off the shimmers. This will reduce the amount of shimmers which travel around but not exactly stop them from travelling around your face.
My second problem with this highlighter is that is emphasises my skin texture so much. Like this even emphasises any sort of dry patches or pores that you might have on the area that you’re highlighting. These aren’t visible on camera unless you come up close and shoot in HD. But in real life, in person, its definitely noticeable.
While I really love the shades in this palette individually as well as together, I am quite afraid of the amount of shimmer glimmer this has. The highlight is quite gleaming and makes you look glowing to the Gods in pictures but in person, there is shimmer on odd parts of my face and my skin texture looks so enhanced. Although the 3nd shade on its own does not have super noticeable shimmer in it, once you have used the palette for a few times, there is shimmers everywhere on all shades.
I usually apply this by swirling my highlighter brush across all shades because the final outcome is this beautiful warm golden champagne highlight. Then, I take a fluffy brush and dust off the shimmer lightly from around the area where I have highlighted. The staying power of this product is around 3 to 4 hours on its own but if you use it over Loreal Lumi Liquid Highlighter, it stays on for 7 to 8 hours straight without losing its intensity.
So this highlighter palette is quite nice if you want to use it for cameras and photos. However in person it can make you look like a shimmer ball if you’re not careful. I mean I like to really glow to the heavens. So if I apply it with a light hand, of course it’s not gonna get super shimmery but then, with a light hand, it won’t give me the glow that I want either. Also, the price tag I feel is quite steep to be honest. I mean a drugstore item crosses 500-600 mark, I start getting a feel that its costly. And this one is actually 999/- for 9 grams. This means we are paying 111/- Rs per gram of product!
Oh and I know that this palette says its a “Blush and Highlight” palette but there is no way anyone can use any of these shades as a blush. May be the 3rd shade, but then it gets all shimmery after a few uses. So I just have been using it as a highlight palette when I am doing some really dramatic makeup when no one around me minds some shimmers on my face (I try to dust off the shimmers but some of it definitely stays back and takes a tour around my face.)
Loreal Lumi Powder highlighter in golden definitely gives some vibes along the lines of Becca Opal Highlighter but Becca is not so shimmery.
More Photos, Swatches
Please note that the swatch photos are really high ISO so that the highlight shows properly. It makes my skin look more pigmented but I want to have the focus on the highlighter and its details. Therefore, really close HD high ISO photos.
Loreal Lumi Powder Highlighter Golden Vs the Balm Mary Loumanizer
- So if you take a look on the swatches, how Mary Loumanizer is much more pigmented and has a smoother as well as silkier texture to it. While Loreal Lumi (all 4 shades mixed swatched together) is a little less pigmented and has a less smoother texture
- Mary loumanizer has no shimmer particles at all. Its gives a nice pearly metallic glow to the skin without emphasising any skin texture. However Loreal Lumi has a lot of shimmers which lift from the base and travel around.
- On Camera, Loreal Lumi appears more reflective. But the reflection doesn’t look as natural as the relection of Mary Loumanizer. Therefore, I do not consider the Loreal Lumi powder highlighter as a dupe.
PROs of L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
1. Really nice packaging. Travel friendly as well as user friendly.
2. 4 gorgeous highlighter shades. Can be used individually or all together.
3. All Shades have a very nice glow to them.
4. Smooth texture, not chalky.
5. The highlight makes you look glowing on camera and in photos.
6. In real life, when you dust off the shimmers, it looks it gives quite nice glow to the skin.
CONs of L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator Blush & Highlight
1. Shimmer glimmer everywhere.
2. Shimmers lift from the base and travel around.
3. Emphasises the skin texture.
4. Not an ideal highlight for some natural real life in person glow on the skin.
5. On the pricy side for a drugstore brand.
1. If you are going to be wearing this off camera, make sure to dust off the shimmers as much as you can.
2. Go light handed at once and build up the pigment as needed.
3. I use a highlighter brush, you can use the brush that comes with it if you want but it does pick a lot of shimmer so be careful.
4. Using this over a liquid highlight gives an even more enhanced glow to the skin as well as makes it longer lasting.