#ROSACEAREVIEW: L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation

Today’s instalment of my Rosacea Review series is the new L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation. If you have followed my blog for a while you’ll know that their True Match foundation is one of my go-to, can’t-fail, recommend-to-everyone foundations. So how did their newest release compare?

ROSACEA REVIEW: L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect foundation. How well does it cover my rosacea, how does it feel on the skin, how well does it last on my oily skin?

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation is designed not to settle in fine lines, to keep skin hydrated, looking dewy and glowy, with blurring properties. Take a peek at my thoughts on this new release below…

At 33, I am not really the target market for this foundation but I am still so pleased I tried it. The glowy finish you see in the video is beautiful and so flattering, but it doesn’t make the formula greasy or mean that it slips off my oily skin half way through the day. I took this foundation on holiday to Japan with me and it lasted all day (through sightseeing, drinking, and eating allll the sushi!) and looked incredible.

I noticed a subtle blurring effect, but more noticeable was the way it sits on my skin. I have quite creasy under-eyes (thanks, genetics!) so finding base products that don’t collect in the fine lines is tricky, but I noticed a big difference with this foundation. As I mention in the video, the coverage of the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Foundation isn’t as close to my beloved True Match as I hoped, but I think it fills a different gap in my make up collection.

I mentioned in the video that there was a scent to the foundation, so I did some digging. ‘Parfum/fragrance’ is listed on the (tiny and hidden-under-a-sticker) ingredients list on my bottle BUT the L’Oréal Paris social media team told me that ingredients differed by shade, but then wouldn’t tell me if fragrance was a common ingredient across all shades, implying that I should remove and read a label on all 13 shades to find this information. The ingredients are not listed online (urgh) and so I can advise that there is probably fragrance in all shades of the foundation, but I can’t confirm this… apologies, I tried! The fragrance in this foundation hasn’t had a negative effect on my skin, with no reaction from my rosacea, but I know that a lot of my followers can’t use products that contain fragrance so – if that is you – this may be one for you to avoid.

ROSACEA REVIEW: L'Oréal Paris Age Perfect foundation. How well does it cover my rosacea, how does it feel on the skin, how well does it last on my oily skin?

(BTW the writing has already worn off the label, so don’t be confused if the bottle on the shelf looks different to mine!)

As always, I used a Beauty Blender to apply the foundation: I find that a damp Beauty Blender gives a beautiful finish, applies product quickly, and doesn’t irritate my skin. There’s more information HERE about my rosacea and the other ways in which I work around it and care for it.

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L'Oréal Age Perfect foundation review (compared to True Match) - how does it fare against my sensitive skin and rosacea?



  1. Berna
    25th January 2018 / 3:25 pm

    Hi lex
    I always follow your blogs they are fantastic, as a rosacea sufferer it’s very hard everyday to deal with. Was thinking of having IPL what are your thoughts on this? X also can you recommend any suncreams maybe with a tint for the spring/summer months pls x
    Thank you x

    • Lex
      26th January 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much for your comment. I haven’t had IPL for my rosacea but I am tempted. I’m a little put off as it’s so pricey and Ive seen a few people for whom it hasn’t made any difference at all… so tricky!
      With regards to sunscreen with a tint, I’ve only tried a few that I would recommend – simply because I tend to go for separate SPF/make up and also need a lot more coverage than they typically offer. The SkinCeuticals product in this post is wonderful but pricey: https://talontedlex.co.uk/2017/01/06/current-favourites-3/. Also the tinted SPF is great and a bit more affordable: https://talontedlex.co.uk/2017/04/23/warm-weather-rosacea/. Hope this helps!

  2. Louise
    25th January 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Hi I look at a lot of your post your amazing.
    I’m wondering if you could tell me if you’ve discovered a drugstore foundation that’s good for both ageing and oily t-zones.
    Thank you

    • Lex
      26th January 2018 / 10:21 am

      Thank you so much! I would say that this foundation is the best one I’ve found for ageing and oily skin. The issue tends to be that most bases aimed at mature skin are all about hydration and looking dewy, which is usually a no-no for oily skin. I wore this foundation on a lot of long days out in Japan, and I needed a bit of primer on my t-zone but only setting powder under my eyes which is great. I will keep my eye out for other foundations that might work for you, let me know if there are any you’ve seen that you like the look of and I’ll see what I can do!

  3. 26th January 2018 / 1:21 am

    Hi Lex,
    What colour in this foundation did you go for? Did you think it was a good match? Ta x

    • Lex
      26th January 2018 / 10:13 am

      Hello! I went for 130 Golden Ivory and I think it’s a great match for me x

  4. Grace
    28th January 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Great video! The foundation looks super on you.
    Although I do as you do in the video ( beautyblender and all) I Just cant seem to get the beautiful result as you
    My rosacea is on my cheeks with visible capilaries.

    Would you advise concealer on top or underneat foundation? And which brand would you recomend?
    Thank you

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