This was sent to me on behalf of Glamour, for a reader trial thing, i wasn't intending to review it on here, but i was quite impressed and figured a few of you might like the info.
This is the L'oreal Matte Morphose foundation, basically the L'oreal version of Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse.
When the DMM came out, it sounded perfect to me; flawless coverage, matte complexion.... But then you apply it, and any dry spots you have become enhanced. It might offer good coverage for skin tone and colouring, but when it came to dry skin, this wasn't a good product.
That is where this foundation differs, when i began using it, i had a breakout on my chin, i tentatively applied it to the area, with little hope of it not drawing the eye to it, but i was pleasantly surprised. It covered it well and and i didn't notice any drying at any time during the day.
It blends incredibly well, and has the feel of a primer, silky but matte.
It gives great coverage, particularly in terms of skin tone or discrepancies in the tone of your skin. While it offers great coverage for blemishes, to me, there is nothing that will make them totally disappear.
It is combined with a primer, which is noticeable as my blush seemed to fair better with this than when i just wear tinted moisturiser. There is also 'light reflecting pigment' somewhere in there, which i personally didn't reap the benefits from, apart from maybe being slightly (and i mean slightly) more dewy than other matte products.
The bad point... As i said, it doesn't dry out blemishes - at least for me - but after wearing it for3 days straight, i did notice my skin start to dry out when i wasn't wearing it. Once the stuff was on, my skin was of a smooth complexion, but i noticed dry areas breaking out when i wasn't wearing it.
For this reason, i wouldn't recommend it for everyday wear, but i really like the finish it gives.
It advertises itself as a 'souffle foundation', to me this has the exact same consistency to DMM, with the DMM being a little more creamier.
Overall it is a great product, but maybe not for everyday use. Although, all skin is different! So maybe it will work for you.
This isn't yet out in stores, but i imagine you'll be seeing a promotion of it in the next issue of Glamour magazine.
It is due for release in February, retailing at £12. I personally wouldn't pay that amount for it, but for die hard matte fans, it is worth the money.