L'Oreal Paris

True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops

0.47 fl. oz. for $ 14.99
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True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops are L'Oreal's version of the cult-favorite Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops, and we're thrilled to report that they work just as good for a fraction of the cost!

Housed in a glass bottle with a built-in dropper, these silky, fluid droplets blend seamlessly into skin, adding a luminizing sheen to delicately accent your favorite features.

A little goes a long way, whether you're blending out for a sheer effect or patting the formula into skin for richer opacity. The lightweight drops can also be mixed in with a liquid foundation or moisturizer for a glow-boosting effect.

The fragrance-free formula has a slightly emollient feel that allows ample time to blend before it dries down. Once set, you can expect it to hold up well with minimal fading throughout the day.

Color-wise, only two shades are currently offered: Daybreak, which is a shimmering icy pink, and Golden Hour, which is a glistening gold. Both make skin gleam, free of glitter. We only hope L'Oreal will expand the shade range (like Cover FX did) to offer more diversity for a wide variety of skin tones.

Note: While the claims boast that "Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops are infused with shea butter," shea butter is actually not listed on the ingredient list. We reached out to L'Oreal multiple times to find out whether the formula really does contain shea butter and to get an updated ingredient list, but at the time of this review, we still haven't gotten a response. That doesn't make or break this product—it's still great—but as always we strive to give our readers accurate information.

  • Luminizing droplets enliven skin with a healthy glow.
  • Customizable for a dramatic or softer luminous effect depending on how you apply it.
  • Silky, fluid formula blends seamlessly into skin.
  • Can be applied alone or mixed in foundation or moisturizer.
  • Fragrance free.
  • Shea butter claim isn't evident on the product's ingredient list.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes

These revolutionary drops of highlighting pigment illuminate skin to create a highlighted, dewy glow look. Apply alone or add a drop into your favorite skincare, foundation and makeup products to customize your glow complexion. The ultra-lightweight formula has a thin texture allowing for buildable luminosity. True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops are infused with shea butter to provide your skin with rich hydration.

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dimethiconol, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 75470 / Carmine.

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minorif there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreals makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstoreimagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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