Tuesday, May 5, 2015

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Foundation: Best Drugstore Foundation Of The Moment?

The new L'Oreal matte foundation has hit the stores and it has already gained popularity amongst many beauty gurus so I was super excited when picked mine up at Boots and here is what I think of it.


Being a foundation "junkie", I have tried many different ones always going back to my all time favourites because the newer stuff never seemed to be able to compete. I have different foundations ranging from drugstore to premium stuff, from liquid to powder, and yet this is one of the best foundation I have come across. Even the fairest of shades can look dark on me so finding the right shade can be a pain. Luckily, this foundation offers shades light enough for my fair skin and my shade is Vanilla 11 (I found Porcelain 10 too light for me believe it or not), it matched my skin perfectly.


As you all know by now (due to my constant complaining) I suffer from pretty dark pigmentation under my eyes so perfection isn't something easily achievable. But I find this foundation to even out my skin tone really well.



This does give a matte finish (after it dries completely) but I find that the longevity (24h) is misleading. It stays put for a long time but certainly not 24h, besides who would wear it for that long?! I do not notice shine until well into my day, and even then it's minor so it doesn't bother me too much.


Here's a pic of my Bank Holiday make-up wearing this foundation (+ concealer and eye make-up) but no powder. I wanted to test this baby out in the sun and I think it did pretty well!


Pros:
✓ Plastic packaging: It's not glass! Perfect for travelling and having in your handbag without needing to worry about breakage, especially when you are as clumsy as I am.
✓ Good amount of product: You don't need much of it to get a good coverage so this will last me a few months.
✓ Full coverage: I find that to be very true and it evens out my skin tone perfectly.
✓ Matte result: Even though it takes a few minutes to dry off, the result is a beautiful matte finish.
✓ No cakey effect: I like how this product allows build-able coverage without looking like I overdid it.
✓ Enriched with perlite technology: I have no idea what that means, but sounds fancy so there you go!
✓ Kind to skin: Does not dry my skin or highlights my dry spots which is great and feels really lightweight, like you aren't even wearing foundation.
✓ Waterproof and steamproof: good for rainy days in London and the upcoming Summer.

Cons:
✖ 24 hours matte effect: Whilst it does reduce the appearance of shine for a long time, 24 hours is pushing your luck.
✖ Price: Even though I got it for £7.99, this is only an introductory price and it will go up in a few weeks (to £10.99 I believe which is steep in my opinion). 
✖ Fragrance: Nothing too unpleasant but there's something there for sure, so not fragrance free. 
✖ Shades: Whilst I found my perfect shade, it certainly isn't going to be a hit like Revlon ColorStay. That has 20 shades and this only has 8 and most of them are warm toned (which is great for me) but no neutral or yellow tones so it may suck for you. 
✖ True colour: You can't really see the true colour of the foundation through the packaging, so buying online may be tricky. 

All in all, this is definitely a foundation I will repurchase again and again. I really hope Boots (or anywhere else really) starts stocking up the matching Infallible Matte Powder and Setting Spray over here in the UK. For now, we have to content ourselves with the Infallible Lipsticks, the non-matte version of this foundation and the Mattifying Primer (which are all already on my wishlist!).

Have you guys tried this foundation yet? Let me know what you think.

 Thank you beauties for reading!

xoxo


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  1. This stuff looks like it has a good coverage and it still looks natural on the skin. I'd be tempted to give this one a go as I've been toying with the idea of trying out a drugstore foundation for a while. I definitely think they have improved a lot. Your makeup looks lovely by the way. :)

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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    1. It's seriously good so I super recommend it :)

      Thanks for the visit lovely xxx

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  2. Very thorough review, I enjoyed it! I go back and forth with this foundation, because I have such dry skin. But I don't think I'm ever going to try this out because I love a glowy foundation, so anything with the word 'matte' in it is not for me!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. I was just like you. I didn't want matte foundations because i was worried they would highlight my dry forehead for example. But nothing a little moisturiser and primer beforehand won't solve. And guess what, this comes in a non-matte version too so I would check that out :)

      Thanks for your comment Rach xx

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  3. I'd love to give this a go, but so far the shade range they actually stock in stores is so small. I don't they even have my shade in Europe which just sucks (since they have it in America). Ah well. Great and thorough review btw! :) x

    Ornella @ euhnella.blogspot.com

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    1. I hate when America gets all the good stuff and we dont.

      Thank you dear. Nice way of "long review" hahaha I think I got carried away. Thanks for the visit, Pam xx

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  4. I really want to try this foundation, but isn't avaliable in my country yet.
    xoxo,

    http://atwednesdaysiwearpink.blogspot.pt/

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    1. I hope it's available soon so you can also try it out :)

      thanks for the visit beautiful xxx

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  5. Thanks for sharing this review. xx
    http://ninasstyleblog.com

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  6. I really want to try this, sounds pretty good. My only concern is that lately I have some dry patches and I don`t know if a foundation designed for oily skin will be good for me. I am very tempted to give it a go though.

    http://sowhatsfashionabout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have dry patches too and it doesn't accentuate them. So for me it's pretty good. There is a glowy version though, so maybe check that out :)

      Thank you for visiting xxx

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  7. This looks like a lovely foundation. Nice review :)

    Sarah | sarahanne14.blogspot.com

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  8. I keep eyeing this up, great post x
    www.claire-frances.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Stop eyeing it up and go get it already girl :) haha
      thanks for the visit xx

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  9. L'Oreal doesn't work that great for me unfortunately, it always makes my skin oily and unpleasant looking:/ I'm a big fan of Maybelline though:)


    KLAUDIA CLARA

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    1. Really? that sucks. But I love Maybelline too so we have that in common. Will check your blog out. thanks for the visit.

      Pam xx

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  10. I hate getting the wrong shade, always a bummer! I'd get this solely for its mattify qualities. :]

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    1. I know right. I have a few wrong ones...I just end up giving them out to friends. Thanks for the visit lovely :*

      Pam Scalfi♥

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  11. I haven't tried it yet but I want to give it a try someday coz it looks good on your skin. hopefully on my skin too :)

    xx Jamie | http://lovepeaceandshimmer.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Jamie!
      Let me know if you like it :)

      Pam Scalfi♥

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  12. This is the kind of review I love to read, btw have you ever tried BB creams? I want to try this one and compare it to BB creams...

    http://lostinthefairyland.co.nr

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    1. I have! I love a BB cream from Rimmel (did a review of it few weeks back so check that out), and both of them are really lightweight and both provide such great coverage :)

      Thanks for the visit. Pam Scalfi♥

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  13. Great review! It looks like a nice little founation - though I do agree with you about the price. A little too steep for me!

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. Isn't it? Might stock up whilst the price is still low and there are offers going on at Boots :)

      Pam Scalfi♥

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  14. Hope to try this one day! This is a summer must-have for me. xx

    TOPCOAT - FASHION BLOG

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    1. Try it and let me know what you think girly :)

      Thanks for the visit xxx

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  15. love everything! great photos :D

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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    1. Thank you dear :)

      Of course!

      Thanks for the visit xx

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  16. Great review. I love neutral colors and it's a shame they don't seem to be considered as much...moreover, I have dry skin so I usually go for hydrating foundations

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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    1. I do too, but this is pretty and I was quite surprised by the quality. Nothing a little moisturiser beforehand won't sort your dry skin out.
      Thanks for the visit Vale!

      Pam xxx

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  17. I really don't get when brands add fragrance to makeup, especially foundations, I can understand lip glosses and the like. Great review!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. I know right, what's that all about?

      Thanks for the visit dear ! :)

      Pam xx

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  18. Interesting, great view ! I am almost pale so who knows if I would find a shade that would suit me !

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    1. Thank you :)

      I'm pretty pale too but this worked out fine :)

      Thanks for the visit,

      Pam xx

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  19. Love the color, looks amazing on you :3

    Love, Ana ♥
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  20. o u are so pretty!
    would u like to follow each other..?
    pls let me know..
    Have a nice Sunday
    isidora
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  21. Okay, I'm definitely going to buy this next time I'm at the drugstore. Your skin is flawless!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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  22. I've hard a lot of good reviews about this one! I definitely need to give it a swatch next time I'm in Boots. Looks lovely on you! xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. thanks a lot! Let me know what you think :D

      Pam xx

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  23. I forgot how much I love this foundation... better get it back out. H x
    hannahcrossley.com

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  24. I just can't seem to inderstand why so many people like this foundation! I bought it during the summer in California after I ran out of my usual MaxFactor stuff and oh my gosh, it is so dry on my skin. It flakes, comes off in smudges, changes color... :D Maybe it's specifically my skin, idk!
    www.MarinaSays.com

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