L’Oreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder review

What I am looking for in a compact powder :

  • light coverage, almost translucent
  • non drying formula
  • silky texture, very finely milled
  • natural finish, not too matte not shimmery or dewy
  • non cakey
  • 6-8 hrs lasting power (well at least)

When I was reading the description of L’Oreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder, my first thought was: yes, this is what I was searching for!

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It seems that the name of this powder may vary in different countries… I suppose it is similar to L’Oreal True Match powder or it’s exactly the same product with different names. I am not sure.

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I paid US$15 for it. It contains 9g of product. 

My shade is D1 Golden Ivory. There are other 4 shades in this line. Light to medium with yellow or pink undertones. 

The largest variety of shades is available in USA in the True Match line – 32 shades! I wish this variety would be available for other countries as well… icon smile LOreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder review

Even if the shade I’ve got for myself is a good match for me, I’d like if there would be a light color with neutral undertone, unfortunately I had to choose between a light color with yellow and pink hue.

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What I didn’t like about this powder: the packaging. I don’t like that it’s transparent and that silver rim on the cap get that “frayed look” so easily. I’d prefer a matte black (or other color), non transparent, plastic case.

It has a mirror and a sponge.

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The sponge has its own room and I liked this idea. It’s just too small for me and thin and soft… I don’t like it.

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As to the quality of this powder I am really impressed.

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It feels so silky! No other drugstore compact powder did provide me that… Very finely milled. What I like a lot about this powder is that it’s totally non powdery! That means no mess and no waste of product!

The coverage is just how I wanted it to be. Almost translucent. Don’t expect any coverage. It will just even out your skin tone or beautifully set your foundation.

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It gives a natural finish, though the oil control is great! I don’t need any touch ups at all during the day. Maybe on a hot summer day I will need that but ’till then… I will enjoy it! I have normal skin which gets a bit drier in winter and normal to combination in summer. I suppose this powder will work good on oily skin too.

It is not cakey, unless you don’t apply too much powder. Usually I apply a thin layer to set up my foundation.
I’d say it works like photoshop. It visually minimize your pores and evens out your skin.
I like how my skin looks in videos and photos when I have this powder on!

I don’t know if it contains SPF, but it’s not a con for me even if it doesn;t because my moisturizer does contain it and foundation also, so… icon smile LOreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder review

In the photo below I want to show you how this powder works. In the “before” photo I have just my moisturizer on. As you can see I have some redness on my face and a zit which is almost gone but it is still visible… The “after” photo I applied two layers of this powder. It evens my skin tone pretty good! I used a kabuki brush.
When I have a thin layer of my foundation on that facial hair doesn’t show up like in the “after” photo of course icon biggrin LOreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder review

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This is my first L’Oreal powder and I am happy I picked it.
And yes, I would recommend it if you have the same requirements when looking for a powder.

Tell me your opinion! Did you try it? What’s you fav compact powder? icon wink LOreal Paris Alliance Perfect Compact Powder review

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