NEW FEATURE SERIES: Foundation Friday! L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover

Welcome to a new feature: Foundation Friday!

I own A LOT of foundations and each one of them work for me in their own special way, for my different needs (extra coverage, less coverage, matte, dewy etc) Foundation shopping is a little like bra or jeans shopping, it can be quite overwhelming . So over the next weeks, I will review my own foundation collection on (most) Fridays because there might just be one that will suit your needs!

I am very tanned after returning from my holidays so I will start with one of the only 2 foundations in my possession that are dark enough for my current skin colour.

First of all, my skin type is normal, a little dehydrated developing into an oily t zone during the day. I have open pores, scarring, lines and uneven pigmentation. What works for me, might not necessarily work for you.

Foundation Friday L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover

L’Oreal INFALLIBLE Total Cover*

RRP $29.95 at Priceline (Check, there may be a special offer!)

What they say:

Infallible Total Cover is a full coverage foundation for both face and body. This high coverage foundation will provide 24hr of long lasting coverage and is available in a range of shades.

An exclusive long lasting foundation that provides 24Hrs of full coverage, with an ultra-light-feel.This foundation covers a large range of imperfections without overloading: redness, marks, dark spots.Zero cakey effect. No transfer. Non comedogenic.

 

Foundation Friday L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover

 

 

  • Shade: 32 Amber
  • Consistency: Thick cream in a tube
  • Coverage: Medium to Full
  • Finish: Velvetty matte
  • Applied with: Damp beauty blender type sponge
  • Primer used: Smash Box Photo Finish Primer Radiance
  • Set with: Kat von D Lock-It Setting Powder*
  • Concealer: L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Concealer Cover Palette* under the eyes.
  • Setting Spray: none

 

My thoughts:

It has quite a matte, velvety finish.  I chose to use a primer that has reflective properties to make it less “mask-Like” and make it look a little more dewy. Applying with the damp sponge works best. Bouncing the sponge up and down makes it settle and fill my open pores, lines and scars and gives a lovely even finish.

A little goes a long way, and it probably didn’t need setting with a powder.

By mid day it settled a little around the nose and chin and I became quite shiny. It has been  a warm busy day and I had to resist touching up. I usually touch up at lunch time, but I think it still looks ok without the touch up.

It certainly does not offer 24 hours wear. As you can see on the right, after 8 hours wear, my forehead is very shiny, my nose needs powdering and it looks a little patchy on the cheeks, but it is definitely not bad for a 8 hour day. Both images were taken in daylight and are not edited or filtered.

 

Foundation Friday L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover

So here is how I rate it:

  • Packaging: 8 out of 10
  • Texture/blendability: 9 out of 10. Because of the thick consistency a damp Beauty Blender will work best.
  • Coverage: 8 out of 10. No need for a concealer, I just layer on the area that needs a little more with a smaller brush.
  • Longevity: 7 out of 10 .
  • Value for money: 8 out of 10.  Full price of $29.95 but can be found on special in some pharmacies or supermarkets.

 

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?

Products denoted with an asterisk* have been provided as PR samples for reviewing purposes, but this does not affect my opinions and reviews.

 

Til next time,

 

About Fashionista in Suburbia

Dutch Born, Fashionista in Suburbia lives at the Southern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. A Mum. A Wife. A Lover of all things sparkly, shiny and leopard print. A Shoe, Lipstick and Sunglasses Addict. A Typical Libra. A Breast Cancer Thriver.

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