- The word ‘Matte‘ puts me off. I like the word ‘dewy’ , i have combination dry skin so i love the dewy glow!
- The word “Morphose” is kind of gross. It sounds like some wierd morphing creature. Ick. Slimy.
See how Matte Morphose looks, like rich coffee flavoured mousse mmmmm …. Its soft to touch and blends like a breeze in the slightest touch (atleast with a brush it does). Dont get freaked out if while blending you see some flakes, those appear for two seconds and dissapear on their own. I wont exactly call this lightweight though- it will feel slightly heavy on you skin but nothing you cant handle.
Loreal Matte Morphose is definitely a heavy coverage foundation- atleast for me since i am used to tintd moisturizers and lighter foundations.. I am not someone who wears foundation everyday so i bought this for special occasions. Its perfect for that. It covers all my splotchiness, redness, veins, bumps. Its my magic eraser and gives me smooth , flawless skin !!Inspite of the super heavy coverage, it does not feel heavy on the skin but silky and lightweight! It also does not dry out my skin or result in dry patches which a lot of foundations can end up doing.
Yes, the finish is matte BUT..there is a big but here (I like big butts and i cannot lie !!! ;)) ..yes BUT..it is not an overly matte cakey finish. I still feel like my face looks natural and fresh and my cheeks still look dewy. I dont need to set this with powder since it mattifies just the right amount but still lets the glow shine through. One comment here- I did moisturize my face before putting this on (I always do) , so its possible if you just put it on, then this may be matt-ier or drier than usual.
Not my favourite foundation for flash photography though i have to say. It looks amazing in person and without flash but with flash its a bit of an issue because it reflects light.
| Okay so this before and after picture above is a bit pointless since you can really tell anything. But look closely at how my green veins look less prominent.
- Lasting Power
I usually wear this on nights out for functions or parties. It stays on the entire night without sliding off my face or oxidizing and becoming discolored. I haven’t worn this out in the heat so no comments on heat tolerance, but it lasts a good 7 hours on me without any wearing off! Hats off to Loreal for that!
- Other factors
A word on the packaging- now i use my Sigma F80 brush (click here for review) to apply this thing and it goes on in a breeze. However, for someone who does not have a brush i would feel it is kind of difficult to apply. Its not liquid so you cant slather it across your hands, and it might look patchy if you apply dots. So i would definitely recommend using a brush with this!
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