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L'Oréal Infallible Brush

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      08.12.2012 18:45

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      It is probably the best Loreal foundation ever, in my opinion.

      This product is incredible. From the moment I bought it I was nothing else but very satisfied. The best thing about this product is the package. You will use all the content because of the clever mechanism. Brush on the top is wonderful too. It helps you cover all parts of your face which is really useful for around nose and eyes areas. Also, your fingers will stay clean, this is something I didn't even consider before. Those are technical benefits. About the formula - this foundation lasts on your skin for a long time, but not 24, not even 10 hours. It does not cover pores well, but generally it is good for covering, so you can forget redness and spots.
      The texture is creamy which is bad only if you have really, really oily skin. This is definitely the best foundation I have ever bought, so I would recommend it any time.
      The price is ok, according to the brand's quality.

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      12.01.2012 11:49

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      A good foundation that won't break the bank and will keep you looking good!

      I, like many people, have been trying to reduce some outgoings to save some money. When it comes to foundation I needed something that wasn't too expensive, but was good quality. I had heard good things about this Loreal offering and decided to give it a go, especially seeing as it was only £12 for the bottle. I have pale skin and found that the best match was, I think, their palest colour called Porcelain 015. I didn't buy the bottle with the brush on that is pictured above, but chose to buy a normal tube. I have had experience of brush applicators and personally don't like them, and having read another review I see that made the right choice.

      The foundation itself is a very nice texture and is easy to apply, with good coverage. It hid all my blemishes well and seemed to sit on my skin nicely. Also it didn't irritate my ezcema, which is always a good thing. The bottle claims this foundation can last for 24 hours, but it can't and for £12 I didn't expect it to. It did last for my whole 8 hour day at work and for me that is good enough, I don't really mind a freshen up of my make-up if I am going out in the evening. You don't need a lot of the product to acheive good coverage, just a small blob, which means the tube has lasted me nearly 2 month, even using it everyday.

      All in all an impressive everyday foundation that won't break the budget!

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      07.01.2012 16:54
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      Love this foundation!

      I adore this foundation. It is the best match for my skin colour I have ever come across. I have very pale skin and have struggled for years to find a foundation that works with my paleness. The lightest shade of this foundation: 015 porcelain, is perfect, so that alone would probably make be keep buying this foundation, but it does have other good points too.
      It has very good coverage, I only need a small amount to cover my whole face, and it does a really fantastic job of covering up all my imperfections and giving a smooth finish, while at the same time it feels like I'm hardly wearing any make-up. It gives me a really natural look, keeping my natural pale skin colour, but of course without the dark circles and blemishes. With daily use, one bottle lasts me two months which is pretty good. It's also a reasonable price at around £12.

      However the tube with the brush attached isn't very good at all, and I would definitely recommend, buying this foundation in the alternative container without the brush and then just use a good quality foundation brush instead. When I turn the tube to get out some foundation, either nothing comes out or a big dollop will come squirting out and land on the floor- and this formula is very difficult to remove when it stains. My brush broke away from the tube after about a week, so I returned and swapped it from the shop I bought it from, only for the same thing to happen again!
      Also, although the label says it lasts 24 hours- it doesn't. It's a very ambitious claim and I wish it wasn't included on the label, since it can't live up to that at all. But it does last a good 8 hours before it needs retouching which is pretty standard and good enough for me.

      This review is edited from a post that is/will be on my personal blog.

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      17.10.2011 00:52
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      A good but gimmicky foundation

      WHAT IS IT?

      A foundation that comes with a reasonably good brush attached to the bottle. You twist the base and the foundation will work its way up through the brush, once it's visible you simply use the brush to apply it in the normal way.

      IS IT ANY GOOD?

      It's not bad. Not the best foundation I've ever used, but definitely not one of the worst. The brush causes the foundation to apply smoothly, also aiding blending to create a flawless finish. This isn't a very heavy foundation but will cover small and medium sized blemishes and skin issues. I have used it on clients who have acne scarring and also ladies with mild rosacea, of course it works best on skin which is already smooth and beautiful but it will cover a small multitude of skin sins. It has a good matte finish and will last for at least a comparable period of time to other foundations in this price bracket.

      ANYTHING ELSE?

      Infallible Brush is available in 6 shades ranging from Porcelain to Rose Beige, there is a small difference in the shades but this is a range suitable mainly for causican skin with the very darkest shade possibly being suitable for light skinned mixed race ladies. I personally use Natural Rose as this shade is almost identical to my skin tone, lending it a slightly more tan appearance which doesn't look out of place thanks to a good blend of yellow and pink pigment in the foundation. I have used the Porcelain shade extensively too as this is very popular among my bridal clients and creating the English Rose look is simple with this shade, although it can cause some argument when ladies who are blatantly too dark skinned for this shade set their hearts on it.

      CONSUMER INTEREST INFORMATION

      This foundation costs £12.99 in Boots. This is for a 25ml bottle which will last for roughly 5 - 6 weeks with daily use, a poor performance in my opinion as other foundations routinely last me for over 8 weeks.

      Over time the brush has proved itself to be a good addition to the foundation, it needs to be cleaned regularly from a hygiene point of view, but it keeps it's shape well and doesn't start splaying as I thought it might after the first few uses.

      4 Dooyoo Stars.

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        13.10.2011 00:56
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        good enough for me to buy again

        I am currently going through my make up collection trying to review it all, I will be here a while as I have a large collection. I have many favourite brands from the cheap to more expensive designer make up, I do spend a lot of money on make up but its my only bad habit. Today I will review Loreal Infaillible Foundation.

        Where to buy?

        I bought it from superdrug for £8.00 6 months ago, its still for sale in all good chemists or supermarkets so it is widely available on the high street. Its available in 9 different shades but think anyone with a dark coloured skin may find it difficult to find the right shade.

        What Loreal say?

        Infaillible make up is loreals first foundation that fights the signs of make up melt down and lasts upto 16 hours. Now enriched with the new Hydra-Luminous Complex, it ensures radiance all day long, with the security of a non transfer formula.

        About the design?

        It has been very well designed, the bottle is made from glass and feels quite heavy to hold, it has a slightly hourglass shape to the bottle, It has red detailing a label on the bottle with lots of product information. The foundation has a special brush applicator attached to the foundation.

        How to use?

        Its one of the easiest foundations to use as its very simple to apply, As I said it has a brush already attached to the bottle so there is no need for a foundation brush. I always start in the middle of my face and brush the foundation outwards. The brush gets into all corners or hard to cover areas, the foundation brush applicator also made it very easy to blend the foundation. Using the brush gives you a flawless make up base without much effort or mess.

        My thoughts?

        I liked the design of the bottle and having the brush applicator made applying foundation much less hassle as there was no messy fingers! It also gave my skin great coverage and better control on applying the foundation, it was good to cover hard areas around the nose and eyes, it blended very evenly under my jaw line. It felt light on my skin compared to many foundations I have tried, It reflected my problem areas on my skin, covered my spots and have redness in my skin. My skin looked glowing this must have been the Luminous formula. I work in a hospital and I am always on my feet running around and the foundation stayed on my face the whole day and most of that evening without it drying in or looking patchy. I defenatly got a good 12 hours wear out of it, and it did not transfer onto my uniform or clothing. I mainly use this as my work foundation as it has staying power and does not transfer. I was happy with the price I paid and have since bought it again and am on my 2nd bottle now.

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        12.10.2011 14:21
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        An ok foundation but would not purchase

        I Actually won this product in a competition and so was pleased when I had a nice surprise through the post. It is an unusual design with a application brush attached to the top of the bottle which is at a slight slant to the middle to aid application.

        The foundation actually reminds me of a concealor the way you apply it. Upon opening it you have to break the seal and twist the stick of the foundation until the product starts appearing on the brush for the first time this takes what seems forever but on re applying it I find just a few twists and the product starts to appear.

        Next when I apply I do what I do with all foundation start at the bottom and work my way up the brush works really well on the main part of my face but when it comes to blending around my chin next and hair line because of the angle of the brush it gives a sharp finish so I find I need a sponge to blend correctly.

        I put this foundation on first thing in the morning and find it lasts very well at night time it is still visible not perfect but still working well but as it is so handy to carry around this does not really matter.

        I have had this foundation for around 6 months and I found it very easily to clean I just wash the brush under warm water and it comes up brand new.I have found some of the bristles have come away making it thinner but it is still usable so nothing much to worry about. The brush is very soft on your face so no irritation is caused while applying the product.

        The overall finish of this foundation is fantastic it leaves a flawless finish that leaves skin soft and does not cause any irritation. There are a range of colours to suit any skin tone and the handy foundation with built in brush is handy for travelling and is small enough to fit in my handbag.

        My main concern with this foundation is it seems to use a lot more for full coverage than my other foundations. The bottle seems to empty twice as fast and as it is going straight on to the brush it is very hard to judge how much I need.

        It does give good coverage but comes at a price and to be honest I would not purchase it as the bottle is nearly empty after 6 months of occasional use I do not think it is very good value for money. It does last well but not all day meaning it needs topped up and therefore using even more of the product. A| nice idea but a bit of a gimmick in my opinion.

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        23.07.2011 20:32

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        An effective product with clean application and finish - just could last a little longer

        After having moderate acne for 15 years I always felt the need to wear thick coverage foundation to hide the open pores in my skin. Furthermore, as my skin remained greasy until a couple of years ago, I always sought a foundation that would limit the sheen on my face.
        However, recently my skin has become much clearer and my complexion can now handle a lighter foundation. I purchased the 'L'oreal Infallible Skin' 3 months ago and have found the product easy to apply, smooth in texture and matt in finish. I use it with a very light powder (again to ensure that a matt finish is achieved) and find that despite the inperfections in my skin, the look achieved is clear and smooth. The twist effect and attached brush mean little wastage and mess, and the use of the brush means that the foundation spreads evenly.
        Admittedly, I wear make up all day, everyday and do find that by 7pm at night the effect is not as perfect as it was in the morning. However, I have yet to find a product that lasts a full 24hrs, despite what it claims to be. Despite this, it is still on the skin and still provides some level of coverage.

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        19.06.2011 18:02
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        Good product but packaging and price let it down

        This has been my go to foundation for a few years. I have acne scarring and red patches, which this product seems to easily cover up, it also lasts all day without needing touch ups. The product has a neutral smell, it's not sticky at all, gives a matte effect and you don't need a large amount to cover your face.

        I must say I do not like the brush on the end AT ALL. These gimmicky products I feel are just unhygeinic. What's wrong with using your clean fingers or a separate brush/sponge that you can easily wash, I hate the way the foundation can be pushed through the brush, just not something that appeals to me at all. I also hate the fact that it comes in a glass bottle, it makes it much harder to use all of the product when you start running out...forcing you to buy a new one. When Loreal used to have plastic foundation bottles I would cut the packaging with scissors to use the remaining product making it last much longer. This is impossible to do with the glass bottle...there isn't much product in there in the first place so if you use it everyday you will run out very quickly. It is overpriced as a high street brand, costing about £12 especially considering the amount of product you get.

        I have given the product 3 stars based on the actual product itself! I do like the foundation because it is very long lasting and manages to cover my scarring. However, the packaging and price do let it down, loreal should have just left their foundation how it was 5 years ago!! much better and more reasonable priced.

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        18.06.2011 14:29
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        A lovely light foundation, a great cover up and everyday usage.

        I recently purchased the L'Oreal Infallible Brush Foundation after running out of my favourite Avon foundation (no longer avaliable). I liked how the brush was attatched to the bottle which meant not having to carry around a large foundation brush. The foundation is smooth and silky on the skin.

        As I have very sensitive skin I have to be careful with what kind of foundation I use, I also have quite alot of scars from acne, and have very spot prone skin. The great thing about this foundation is that you twist the bottle, which pumps foundation through the brush, I find you have to wipe the excess onto the back of your hand and work that around the face. The great thing about having the brush attatched the the tube is that you can apply straight away, its great for on the go touch ups.

        I also found that the colour blended to my natural skin tone, I sometimes find that my neck and face are a different colour, which is a real turn off. The foundation feels light on the skin and isnt sticky. It takes a few minutes to work the foundation on and around the face, but which the brush being attatched to the foundation it leaves a streak free finish.

        I would reccomend this foundation to anyone who uses foundation as an everyday coverup.

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        29.04.2011 17:33
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        A natural foundation with an inbuilt foundation brush for quick and easy application

        I currently have four foundations on the go: an Estee Lauder one, Clinique one, Mac one and now the new L'Oreal Paris Infallible brush foundation. I always tell myself that I must finish using the previous foundations I have before purchasing new ones. However, I was wondering around Boots last week and for some reason I always end up with a massive basket full of bits and bobs that I do not need but that are on offer at the time. This was one of my unnecessary purchases but it looked so unique and handy to pop in my bag when travelling because it has the foundation brush inbuilt with it. Not only that but I also use L'Oreal eye makeup remover and a couple of their other items which I absolutely love. After all I am pretty sure that L'Oreal and Lancome are under the same brand name which is why their most recent serum to come out looks virtually identical by L'Oreal and Lancome. I have actually asked a lady on Lancome about this and her response was that it is like buying Sainsburys' value ketchup as opposed to Heinz ketchup. I thought this girl was obviously pretty stupid to say an analogy like that because in all honesty we all know that there is probably not a lot of difference between Sainsburys' own and Heinz, you are more or less paying for the brand name. However, it made me sure when buying the L'Oreal foundation that I knew that it was actually very similar to a premium cosmetics brand.

        ~~~~ PRICE AND AMOUNT ~~~~

        The retail price for this foundation is £12.99 but I got it on offer for a few pounds less. It is currently on offer for 3 for 2. Also if you purchase this from Boots you'll get 48 points on your advantage card (it all adds up!) One of my disappointments with this foundation was when I looked on the back of it to see that it was 25ml not the regular 30ml size for a foundation. I guess it is because they have added the brush with it so it looks like it is a 30ml or more when on the shelves of stores.

        ~~~~ PACKAGING ~~~~

        This foundation comes in a long relatively thin see through plastic container. It has a red band where the foundation stops and where the foundation brush is. This along with the red writing on the front shows that it is by L'Oreal. It states on the front of the container that it has a 'high precision foundation brush' which I have to admit that I completely agree with. The brush is fantastic and after several uses it does not feel clogged with left over foundation - it still feels new. I will wash it in the future but it does not feel like it needs washing just yet. The instructions state to clean the brush with a clean tissue after use and not water but in all honesty if I am going to clean it I will do it properly with soap and water and then let it dry naturally. That is what I have always done with other foundation brushes which have stayed really nice. But I suppose I will have to be careful to not allow water to travel down the brush and into the foundation. There is a case to put on over the foundation brush which is fantastic if I am putting it into my handbag if I want to touch up during the day.

        ~~~~ WHO IS THIS FOUNDATION FOR? ~~~~

        It is for somebody who would like a moderate yet natural matte finish which stays in place and for somebody who wants something that is quick, easy and handy to carry for travelling. In addition to this it is for somebody who requires an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) in their foundation - it has SPF19 (which I think is a very random number though). It is also for somebody who has normal to oily skin. It is not creamy enough for somebody with dry skin.

        ~~~~ SO WHAT IS SUPPOSEDLY SO SPECIAL ABOUT INFALLIBLE BRUSH FOUNDATION? ~~~~

        Well as advertised it is supposed to last for up to 24 hours. I really hate how they say 'up to' though because that could simply mean just 1 hour. Well I can certainly say that if anybody thinks that it has lasted on their skin for 24 hours that they are lying or they have not looked in the mirror properly. There is no way that it lasted for more than 5 hours on my skin. However, because I have such strange skin I was still quite impressed by this. It did not go cakey, it simply looked like the makeup was not fresh on the skin (which it wasn't after 5 hours).

        It is also supposedly transfer proof (that it does not come off on clothes). However, this was certainly not the case - when put to the test when I put a white v-neck top on, all of the inside of the v-neck had foundation all over.
        How can companies make these claims which are so false??!!

        There are currently six shades in the foundation which is actually not that many. Normally this would mean that I have no chance of finding a correct foundation colour but to my luck they had an extremely pale shade called porcelain - which in actual fact is perhaps a little too pale for me. But I would rather be too pale than too tanned looking or orange.

        ~~~~ HOW TO USE ~~~~

        Twist the red band in the direction of the arrows to get the product out. The foundation comes out through the middle of the brush. Too much foundation comes out after one twist to simply apply it straight to the face which is why the instructions state to transfer the foundation to your hand and then use it from there with the brush. The instructions also state to brush from the middle of the face outwards and downwards. I suppose this is because most people want the most coverage of their foundation down the t-zone area and want it more natural out towards the side of the face to prevent any foundation marks or a dreaded foundation line on the jaw.

        ~~~~ IS L'OREAL INFALLIBLE? ~~~~

        Well I have tried the original L'Oreal Infallible foundation without the brush and if you have tried that before then it does feel and last just the same. It is more or less just about the difference of having the inbuilt foundation brush. It would seem that L'Oreal are copying YSL with the brush but I certainly love it. I think it is a lovely foundation for the day time when I am lazing about at home but I will not wear it out at night or at work I do not feel like it gives me enough coverage. However, I do think that it is probably quite a buildable foundation but I do not like to put layers of foundation on top of each other. I do wear a mattifying powder over the top which I would say is a good idea to give it a little bit extra coverage. Overall I think I will buy this foundation again when it is next on offer. It is perfect for me with oily skin and I love that it contains SPF and the inbuilt foundation brush. But beware because I really do think that the claims of 'up to' 24 hours wear and non-transferring is absolutely ridiculous! Whilst ignoring the claims though there are many things I love about this foundation as already stated. It is certainly one of the best foundations I have tried from the self-serve counters in a place like Boots as opposed to premium cosmetics like Clinique.

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