Interestingly, N3 didn't turn out so bad for me. I had spent a lot of time out by the pool with my daughter from June to August and inasmuch as I slather myself with plenty of sunscreen as necessary, I did receive the inevitable light tan. I still would have preferred the color a smidge lighter but it was acceptable even without mixing in a lighter shade. What surprised me further was how my skin seemed to actually like this formula. At first pump, I was worried about the formula being too runny but it had a creaminess to it (probably silicones) that made it easy to apply, even with just fingers. Then I was concerned that I smelled alcohol in it but that didn't seem to have any bad effects on my skin, at least nothing visible.
|L'Oreal True Match LUMI Healthy Luminous Makeup in N3|
This formula is supposed to contain vitamins and antioxidants to give your skin not just the hydration it needs but also a neat dose of health. Add some SPF 20 and you're covered. Literally. Now I'm not one to trust SPF in foundation products during serious sun exposure but I suppose it's a nice addition.
I generally apply a good moisturizer before foundation and I allow my moisturizer to sink in well before I use this foundation. I think a good primer helps to keep it in place longer. There's a certain dewiness to the finish so I recommend setting with a good translucent powder. This will make it last further in the day. I think the coverage is buildable to medium although it is on the light side. For daily makeup purposes, I find it to be sufficient.
Now I've heard people complaining about it becoming too greasy, settling into fine lines and melting away rather quickly. I honestly didn't have any of these experiences. But perhaps that's the way it is with foundation. There's really not one formula that works for every single person. I think L'Oreal came up with something pretty good here. I'd happily use this during non-occasions but I'm not sure I'd wear it to a party. I'd want more coverage for special events. Either way, not bad. Not bad at all.