"Let me start off by saying I'm a foundation girl. Ever since I started wearing Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer in high school, I've been loyal to slabbing that extra layer of makeup on my face. Years later, and throughout my time as an editor, I've accumulated lots of foundations from different brands. But when my friend told me I just had to try this incredible highlighting lotion that she can't leave the house without, I raised an eyebrow.
With products aplenty at work, it takes a lot for my friends to convince me to purchase a beauty product based on word of mouth, but she wasn't even halfway done with her spiel and the L'Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion ($11) was already on its way to my house (bless you, Amazon Prime).
The thing about this lotion is that whether I wear it alone or under foundation, it still works its magic, and I very rarely wear it with foundation. It's that good that it can stand alone. Just ask my coworkers who complimented me the first day I used it. It comes in four different shades — fair, light, medium, and deep — and I have olive skin, so I went with the medium color, and boy, do I glow. Not in an obnoxious, 'this girl needs to chill with the highlighter' way, but rather a subtle, 'did she just get back from vacation?' way.
While some people use it just on their cheekbones to contour, I spread it across my entire face because of how hydrating and illuminating it is. Even on my laziest days, I'll rub on a little Glotion, and voila — the look of four tequila sodas and exhaustion from the night before disappear into a gorgeous, dewy shine. Now that my drawer of foundations is accumulating scary amounts of dust, I'm ready to admit that I'm absolutely obsessed with the True Match Lumi Glotion. It's a game changer." — Perri Konecky, editor, Trending and Viral Features