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I am one of those people that are constantly on the look out for the next best thing when it comes to make up, in particular when it comes to foundation. Over the years I have tried many different foundations and although some of them have come very close I am still yet to find the one I find myself constantly reaching for or returning to. That being said, I am a huge fan of the L'Oreal foundations, in particular the True Match foundation, so when there latest edition 'Infallible 24H- Matte' was released I figured I had to give it a try.
===~Price and Availability~===
This foundation comes in at under the £10 mark at £7.99 for a 35ml tube (therefore getting slightly more foundation than the average 30ml tube) making it one of L'Oreal's most affordable foundations. Alike most high street make up items this can also often be found on offer, such as the likes of 3 for 2.
Due to this being a high street foundation it can be found in the likes of Boots and Superdrug, along with their online stores. L'oreal can often also be found at many different retailers online and is also available at some pharmacies and larger supermarkets.
The packaging for this foundation is definitely not the prettiest, with it being in a squeezy plastic tube, though this having been said I actually find the packaging to be very practical. The thin nozzle and squeeze tube allow for greater control when squeezing out the desired amount of foundation and meaning that the chance of any waste is lesser.
===~Applying the Foundation~===
I apply all my foundations, regardless of the consistency with a brush or sponge and therefore did exactly the same with this foundation. This foundation is fairly liquidy, though is by no means runny and does keep it's pea like shape when a blob is squeezed onto the back of my hand. The first thing I noticed when applying this foundation onto my face was the texture, it actually did feel quite thick and did not have a silk like feel like some foundations do. I have blended this foundation out with both a make up brush and sponge and find that it blends out pretty much the same with both tools.
Due to the slightly liquidy consistency I did find this foundation very easy to blend out and it did feel soft and smooth when blending it out across the skin. Though one thing I did find, which I think is most likely due to the fact that it is a matte foundation, is the fact that it 'sets' very quickly on the skin, therefore making it harder to blend out and achieve an even coverage. Due to this I find it easier to concentrate on blending out different areas of the face at a time/ working on each side of the face separately as this way it allows me more time to blend the foundation into my skin before it has time to set.
I have applied this foundation both with the 'L'Oreal Mattifying Base' having already been applied and also without. Personally I do not not notice a huge difference when applying the foundation, though it does make the foundation ever so slightly easier to blend out and I find that the foundation doesn't set quite as quickly with the primer applied first. I have also found that wig the primer being applied the foundation doesn't stick to any dry patches should I have any (which I have found it to do if no primer has been applied) and therefore does also create a smooth canvas for the foundation to be applied on.
I really loved the way this foundation on my skin. It is true to its word in that it is very matte, I have fairly oily skin so I am a huge fan of matte foundations, though if you have dry skin this make not work so well for you as it is a foundation that clings to dry patches and at times can look a little cakey. As previously mentioned, this foundation dries almost immediately on the skin therefore feels very comfortable to wear throughout the day and it does not feel tacky or oily in anyway. Surprisingly, it actually felt incredibly lightweight skin and although I could still feel that I was wearing make up it did not give me that heavy or caked on feel that some foundations do.
This foundation is designed to be full coverage and I have to say that I agree with that. The foundation itself is very highly pigmented, meaning that not only does a little go a long way, but also allows for good coverage. I do find that you need to build up the foundation a little to get the 'full coverage' however this is easily done and I do not find the foundation looks too heavy or cakey when doing this. My only gripe with this I foundation is that if I do have any slight dry patches that the foundation can cling to these areas and can look a little cakey in these areas if I try to build up he coverage.
Due to it being high coverage I also find that sometimes it is enough to just wear this foundation alone, with no added concealer, which is something very unusual for me. I find that the high coverage hides and conceal many of the imperfections on my face or any scarring I have on my face.
I have worn this foundation both with and without the primer and have to say that I do fine it fairs better when worn with primer. I find that it keeps the foundation looking matte for longer, meaning I have to touch it up less and also keeps if looking newly applied for longer. This foundation claims to have 24h wear and personally I have never and probably never will wear my foundation for this amount of time, this being said I find that this foundation lasts a good 8-10 hours in the skin with minimum touch ups needed. I find that it doesn't fade in any areas and neither does it become patchy looking, I can just sometimes become ever so slightly shiny in my T-Zone.
Overall, I love this foundation and would definitely recommend it . I love the fact that I can achieve a full coverage with this foundation, yet it still feeling comfortable and fairly lightweight to wear on the skin. The fact that a little goes a long way makes this foundation even better value for money considering the fact that it costs just £8 and the fact that it can often be found on offer. The only slight downside to this foundation is that I sometimes find it slightly hard to find an exact colour match, there are a few different shades of this foundation, though sometimes I find them to be too pink toned or too orange toned for my skin, so I would recommend taking your time when it comes to choosing a shade of this foundation.
I have been using this foundation for a few months now and am still enjoying it just as much as when I first purchased it and think it will be a foundation that I will continue to purchase.
Having tried many brands of foundation over the years I finally found the one that suits me about 4 Years ago. I have very dry skin and found other brands of foundation used to stick to certain areas of my face making it look patchy even after moisturizing. However when I tried the loreal infallible brand I finally found it gave me the coverage I had been hoping for. It's not too thick and I find putting a small amount on a foundation brush covers the whole face evenly. I use the lighter golden sun shade for an everyday look during the week and I use the golden sand shade if I am wearing fake tan for a night out. I only have to apply the foundation once on a morning and it last the whole day. One bottle will last me about two months and that's wearing it almost every day. The price is also very reasonable.
Being a natural ginger, my skin complexion isn't the most desirable being all red uneven. The foundations that I was previously using didn't help in the caring of my skin either. I'd often gravitate between the Maybelline New York Dream Matte Mousse in shade 021 Nude (£7.69 - Boots) and (wait for it) Wilkinson's own Matt Foundation in shade No. 2 Medium 202E (£1 - Wilkinson, in store only).
I started out with the Matte Mousse as it got recommended by a friend. After using it for about a week I started to notice that my skin was getting very dry and flaky - to the point where it was impossible to put foundation on my forehead! I thoroughly moisturised my skin at every opportunity, focusing on the areas that were the worst - mainly my forehead. The shade of the foundation matches my skin tone exactly so it wasn't easily noticeable that I didn't apply it to my forehead.
I was in the Oswestry branch of Wilkinson one day shopping with my Mum when I noticed their foundation. What drew me to it was the price, naturally. I thought that if the foundation that I was paying north of £7 for made my skin like this, surely it made sense to buy a foundation that matches the quality with the price? I'd already got used to having to spend a ridiculous amount of time on my skin in the morning and at night so I didn't mind purchasing a cheap foundation.
I was so glad that I decided to buy the Wilkilson's own foundation as the coverage on it was fantastic! I found that I had to use slightly more than I did with the Dream Matte Mousse but the consequences of it were much easier to cope with. Of course, the dryness of my skin didn't vanish and I still couldn't put foundation anywhere near my forehead, but after I had applied the liquid foundation, my skin didn't look dry whereas it always would after using the Dream Matte Mousse foundation. Setting it with a powder made it much much worse and with the Wilkinson's own foundation I found that I didn't need to set it with a powder at all.
But naturally, all good things must come to an end. The quality of the foundation finally caught up with my skin and I felt that it wasn't good for my skin to carry on using the product. Had my skin not been very, very, very dry, this foundation would have been ideal for me.
After shopping around in Boots and testing different foundations out, I settled on the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lasting Perfection Foundation in shade 145 Rose Beige (£12.29 - Boots), and I'm so glad that this is the foundation that I chose. Unlike with every other foundation that I have ever used, this has not affected my skin in the slightest after several weeks of use. It has a beautiful finish to it and I can even use this product on my forehead! Although, I have discovered that using too much on your brush won't give it the same gorgeous finish that you could normally get from it, this is just another bonus as you only need a minuscule amount to cover your entire face... twice. The coverage that this foundation offers, for me, is excellent!
I apply this foundation every morning using a foundation brush, and it takes me no more than 3 minutes to completely do my face thoroughly. This is definitely the best foundation that I have ever used and although it doesn't seem it at first, it's such good value for money. Yeah, it's nearly £13 but I've used it for 6 weeks now and I can only just see the line at the top of the bottle where it's gone down. I can see this lasting for months and months. By the time I need to replace this, I would have had to replace the Matte Mousse probably about 4 times, costing £30.76 at £7.96 a jar and the liquid foundation probably around 20 times costing £20 at £1 per tube. So as you can see in the long run this is definitely the smart choice for both your skin and your money bank!
I came across L'oreal Infallible foundation one afternoon in work. A group of us were going for a meal after work and I had cleansed my face, ready to pop on my foundation, only to found I had forgotton it. My colleague very kindly lent me her Infallible foundation.
I am usually quite fussy about what i put on my face, because my skin is very sensitive and i do get numerous red, blotchy patches on my skin. However, choice was not an option this particular day. The foundation comes in a pump action glass bottle and is very easy to get out of the bottle. It comes in a variety of shades and currently retails at about £12.99, and is available in high street shops such as Boots and Superdrug. Quite often, L'oreal have 3 for 2 offers in stores, so worth stocking up on. It comes in a 30ml bottle.
L'Oreal say it lasts up to 16 hrs but it does need touching up during the day. What i love about this make up, is the fact that it gives a very even finish and gives the skin a bit of a glow and a smooth feeling. Coverage is very good and it doesn't transfer on to your clothing, which is an added bonus. One complaint. Because it is a pump action foundation, you will never be able to use 100% of the contents unless you break open the bottle, which is nigh on impossible, so there will be some wastage at the bottom of the bottle.
The label on the back of the foundation is very difficult to read, as the writing is extremely small. All in all, this is a great foundation, which i would recommend.
What is the product?
Loreal Infallible foundation is a foundation which claims to provide lasting perfection for up to 16 hours and fight the signs of 'makeup meltdown'. It is currently price at £12.29 in Boots and is available in most large drugstores. There are seven shades to choose from.
The packagaing is a clear glass bottle with a red plastic pump applicator and a clear lid. The front of the bottle shows information such as the brand, the name of the product, and a few claims like 'All day radiance, non-transfer'. The back of the bottle includes the directions for use, where it's made (France) and the amount of product you get (30ml). I like the idea of the clear bottle because it means I can see how much of the product is left. It also helps to see the actual colour of the foundation you're buying, and this is an important factor for me as I often find it hard to find a shade that matches my skin well. I like the pump applicator because I don't have to dip my fingers into the product and spread bacteria around. The pump works well and it's easy to get out the amount you want. Overall, the packagaing is fairly attractive and will look nice on a dressing table.
Applying the product
I apply the foundation just like any foundation. I apply a few dots on my cheeks, chin and forehead and then blend over my face. I do find this product difficult to blend. When I use this I need to make sure I've applied extra moisturiser to my face and let it soak in, and also need to apply a good primer. Without these, the product is very difficult to spread and clings very easily to areas like acne, dry skin and under-eye lines. I find that this foundation takes an extremely long time to blend - it does take a good few minutes. I also find it looks patchy on the nose area so just a minimal amount is needed there.
Once applied, this foundation does look good. My skin looks quite smooth and feels soft to touch. I'd say the coverage should probably be medium, but I used only a light coat of it as I found application difficult. After applying this, I used concealer and powder. It didn't react well with the concealer as together they looked patchy so I had to remove it. The powder set the foundation nicely and my skin looks good. The shade I use is Porcelaine (15) which suits me well. Many Porcelaine foundations still seem to look dark, but this one is perfect. After testing out the foundation out for a day, I don't think it lives up to it's claims of lasting sixteen hours. It did need to be touched up every couple of hours with blotting paper and powder and it did begin to look a bit patchy. I also found that it's one of those foundations that doesn't work well in bad weather. In the cold and rain it really clung to my mildly dry patches.
Would I recommend this product?
I would recommend this foundation to someone who already has fairly good skin with little sign of imperfections. I would only recommend someone to wear this in spring/summer because the cold weather doesn't react well with it. For the quality of the foundation, I think that £12.29 is far to expensive. I've used £5 foundations that are better quality than this. As I don't want to waste a full bottle of foundation, I tend to use it if I'm not really going anywhere and just staying around the house.
I have gone through so many different foundations in my time of wearing make-up, and I am so fussy about the quality.
I don't like using powder foundations, as my skin is quite sensitive, can get very dry and is prone to eczema. The trouble is, liquid foundations don't always provide the immaculate cover that I require.
I have to say 'L'oreal Infallible Foundation' is definitely the closest I have come to my requirements in a foundation.
'L'oreal Infallible liquid foundation' boasts being a liquid foundation which 'fights the signs of fatigue' and 'make-up meltdowns, for up to 16 hours'. Quite bold claims for a average priced foundation.
However, I really do think this foundation delivers on these claims to a very high standard. The coverage is really fantastic and I have even had comments from other people about my make-up looking 'flawless'. In fact, an a bad note, when I don't wear this foundation now, I often have people telling me I look a little pale or off colour! Charming!
My skin is on the whole fairly clear, but I can be prone to a little redness and uneven patches from time to time, And being a mother and working means dark circles are often present. Every time I use this foundation it really gives my skin that lift it needs, and, as I have already said, really does give great even coverage.
And don't ask me how it achieves this, but it manages to make my skin look thoroughly radiant, while giving me that powdered finish!
The other great thing about this foundation is that it has an SPF of 15, which should be worn all year round on your face to protect against sun damage, so no need to worry about using sun creams or other creams as a base, which could cause greasy skin on some people.
And yes it really does last! you can feel how the foundation really sticks to your skin as you are applying it, and it never wears off through the day/night, nor does it easily transfer onto clothing etc.
The only points that slightly bring this product down are that, I found, after owning the product a few months the colour in the bottle seems a little patchy and I find it a little harder to apply evenly, though I still manage in the end. And you cant really shake it up in the bottle, as the consistency doesn't really allow it.
Also I am very fair, but 'porcelain' is too light for me, it washes me out a little. So you may have to fiddle around a little from your usual colouring to find the right shade, as I did, But in the end I found the next shade up 'Vanilla' seems suffice for me, I just have to fiddle around a little during different seasons.
The glass bottle comes with 30ml of foundation in it, and a pump dispenser, so you do end up with a little foundation that you can't get to in the end.
This product is available at £12.29 at Boots, and is part of an offer, where if you spend £15 or more on selected L'oreal cosmetics, you receive a free gift! Also it will earn you 48 advantage points.
It is also available at superdrug for the same price, and part of a 3 for 2 on cosmetics, offer.
Since I was a teenager, I have been a make-up fanatic. As a very pale English girl, I began to grow sick of the stench of fake tan and the allergic reactions to cheap bronzers!
After searching far and wide, across countless websites and shops, I finally discovered an affordable foundation that is pale enough for my skin, Porcelain 01. Since then, I have worn it daily for over 5 years and will continue to do so in the long-term.
The main reason why I continue to buy this product is its ability to cover all of my spots, imperfections and tired skin due to its thick and creamy consistency. As a party girl, it is important for my make-up to last all night, which is exactly what Infallible does. However, this does mean it can cause skin to become very dry or flakey and therefore look unflattering under bright lights, so would not recommend it to anyone who is prone to dry skin.
For all my fellow pale girls out there, who are sick of having to buy foundation darker than their skin and trying to make it blend, this product is for you.
At around £12 a bottle, this choice does not seem very budget friendly, but just a small pea-sized amount goes a really long way.
Money Saving Tip:
When no more foundation will come out of the pump, carefully prize open the red cap with scissors. There is plenty more left at the bottom of the bottle which you can access with the pump's stick. I wear make-up every day, and by doing this trick, I can extend the usage for about 2 more weeks!
I'm a long term fan of Estee Lauder's Double Wear Foundation for it's long term finish. Times are hard, so I thought I'd try a lower priced foundation that promised something similar. My eyes were immediately caught by the L'Oreal advertising campaigns with smooth skinned beautiful women and the captions that say about "All Day Radiance". I thought I'd give it a go, and here are my thoughts on it.
A smoothly curved bottle with a red dispenser, topped by a clear cap. This lets you see the shade and level of foundation left in the bottle easily. On the front, it proudly states "Infallible Make Up Lasting Perfection Foundation. Fights the signs of make-up meltdown. 16H All Day Radiance. Non-Transfer." On the back, it gives a bit more description about the product and it's composition, as well as having a peel-back section to see the full list of ingredients.
Price and Range:
I paid the £12.29 for the 30ml bottle and chose a shade which was surprisingly close to my own skin tone - normally the L'Oreal foundation shades are too orange for my skin so it was a nice surprise. I chose shade 125 - Natural Rose. There are about 7 different shades varying from palest Porcelain to tanned Golden Sun.
On the back of the bottle it states it has Co-Resistium Technology with Hydra-Luminous complex to help against make-up meltdown and to keep skin looking fresh all day. This product is for all skin types, and I'm pleased to say I didn't have any adverse reactions to it. It is also SPF15.
When I first pumped some product from the sleek red nozzle, I immediately noticed how powdery it felt. I put a little on my fingertips and started on my cheeks. The coverage wasn't what I was hoping for and I ended up needing to put on more product than I thought as some of the foundation had settled into my fingerprints and wasn't going onto my face. When I did get the coverage I wanted, it took about 15-30 minutes to settle down but then I was impressed with the finish. My skin did look dewy and fresh with good coverage. I applied some more make up on top of it and it stayed put - another bonus.
The smell is nice and light - it's a fresh scent that goes with the promise of luminous cheeks.
Duration and Testing the Non-Transfer Claim:
I have to say that I have given this product quite a rigorous workout. The first time I tried it, I did a couple of hours of housework while the weather was really warm, followed by some gardening. I did sweat, which is good so my skin is breathing, but the foundation didn't melt that much. At the end of the day, my face did look similar to how it was when first made up. My nose and forehead had suffered a little meltdown, as had my chin, but the rest of it didn't look too bad. It removed easily as well.
I did test the foundation very heavily on it's Non-Transfer promise. I took a trip by motorbike and naturally was full of hopes that the make-up would stay put. Sad to say that after application, the helmet had rubbed away a fair bit of foundation from areas under the helmet. For day to day use though where the only transfer will be rubbing a jumper while putting it on, or blowing your nose I'd say this isn't too bad (although I did see a foundation blotch on a tissue after a sneeze.)
Would I buy this product again? Probably not. I'll use it to the end of the bottle as I think it's worth it for day to day use, but for hot days and biking I shall look elsewhere.
I am really familiar with L'Oreal as a brand I have used many of their products over the years ranging from hair styling products to shampoos and conditioners and I have always been very satisfied with each and every product I have used. L'Oreal is definitely a brand that I trust. I had never used L'Oreal cosmetics before and actually I wasn't even aware that they produced cosmetics - you might wonder how that is possible with the amount of advertising campaigns and celebrities that endorse their products, I think the same myself in retrospect. In my defence, I take absolutely no notice of adverts and often think that the advertising of all cosmetics is biased and often makes false claims. I certainly don't buy items because a celebrity advertises it.
I originally stumbled across L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation when I was fed up with the inadequacies of my previous foundation. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation was a little more costly than the foundation I usually bought but I concluded that might have been where I was going wrong with foundations - low prices, low quality. I was also quite seduced and intrigued by the claim that this foundation lasts for up to 16 hours as I have always struggled to find a foundation that lasts.
If I am honest I was probably also seduced a little by the appearance of the foundation bottle itself. I think it is quite an attractive glass bottle unlike the cheap looking, plastic bottles I used to buy. It has a pump action rather than a removable lid which is a fantastic feature and whichever the brand I use in the future, I will now try to look for a foundation with a pump action. The pump action really allows you control the amount of the liquid you use and prevents wastage.
I have very pale skin and this is always a key consideration for me when choosing a foundation. Therefore, I always opt for the lightest shade of any foundation as anything darker makes me look orange and too made up. In this case I bought the Porcelain shade which after testing it on my hand in the shop seemed quite a good match. I liked the shade of the Porcelain - it blended nicely in to my skin matching my natural skin tone very well.
In all honestly I am quite fortunate with my skin - I very rarely get spots, my skin has never been oily or greasy and I don't need to use a lot of foundation. I mainly use foundation to even out my skin tone particularly on my cheeks where my skin can sometimes be a little blotchy. On the whole I found this a very nice product to use. The consistency of the foundation is good; it isn't too thin or too thick which I think is important for a foundation. At times this product worked very well on my skin. It sometimes worked so well that I didn't need to use any additional products such as concealer or powder. The one problem I do have with my skin is that it can get very dry which causes so many problems when applying make-up. On a good day, I loved the Matte look this foundation produced but on a bad day it would highlight every bit of dry skin on my face even dry skin that hadn't been visible to the eye before applying the liquid. I always apply moisturiser before using foundation and allow for plenty of time for it to absorb into my skin, this product just seems to really emphasise my skins dryness. This product is just not one I would recommend for dry skin - there were times I had to remove my make-up and start again because my skin looked so horrendous. I used L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation over quite a long period of time until only recently when I changed to another foundation due to the problems it caused with my dry skin. If my dry skin became less of a problem I might reconsider using this product.
There are many claims that L'Oreal make about this product such as it hides blemishes, dark circles and redness, prevents rub-off and combats signs of fatigue. I would agree with all of these claims. It certainly worked wonders on my dark circles and I never found that the foundation rubbed off once applied. My skin could often look a bit tired in the morning and after using this product my skin always looked fresh. L'Oreal also claims this product provides an anti-shine action. I cannot confirm or deny this claim as I have never found this a problem with my skin type.
Prior to buying this product I was very interested to discover whether the claim that the foundation lasts for up to 16 hours was true or not. I can honestly say it is not true. As much as I like this foundation, it does not last 16 hours and did not last even as long as a working day. I did find this disappointing as this was one of the reasons I was attracted to this foundation. This foundation seems to require touching up during the day which is something that I don't like to do. Once I have applied my make-up I don't want to have to keep reapplying, my skin doesn't respond well to applying layer upon layer of foundation - it seems to dry my skin out even more. I also found that on a really busy day where I moved about a lot or was under a lot of stress, the foundation would last less and less time. I don't think that this product fights the signs of make-up melt down very well.
As I mentioned, I bought L'Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation a few times and I always found that the bottle lasted a very long time which I was quite pleased about due to the price of the product. I think I paid around £9.99 but I have seen it in shops priced higher and lower than this, so it pays to shop around for this item. This seems to be available is most shops that sell cosmetics.
Overall, this product has many positives but doesn't quite achieve all the claims that L'Oreal make. It didn't quite suit my dry skin but could be a very good foundation for other skin types. I would recommend this product but not to anyone with dry skin and would reconsider using this product if my dry skin cleared up.
My hunt for a liquid foundation pale enough for my skin tone is nearly there, however not quite. I came across L'Oreal Infallible Liquid Foundation while looking for a new foundation and reading different reviews who raved about Infallible, and I must admit I was sucked into Eva Longoria on the adverts even though she's advertising True Match Roll On at the moment. I like the idea of wearing a liquid foundation but every time I try a new one I realise why I don't like them as much as my mineral foundation and I always end up going back. L'Oreal say their Infallible foundation is great for fighting the signs of fatigue and remarkably can last up to 16 hours. Great for people with oily skin tones as it helps to keep the shine at bay, provides great coverage and evens out skin tone perfectly.
I was lucky enough to receive this foundation in a makeup swap so I didn't pay a penny but I have found it from http://www.oneclickpharmacy.co.uk for £8.57.
When I received it I was excited to try it, I got it in their lightest shade 015 Porcelain. I have a cool skin tone with pink undertones so I thought this would have been a good match for me, after all I can't go any lower in shade.
Every skin tone has a under tone even pale skins like me, to determine your undertone for any liquid foundation is simple. First of all match all foundations to your jaw line and blend into your neck. After all this is where you want the colour to match and look even. A lot of people 'match' their foundations to their inner wrist, this is not true and not a good match. After all this part is lighter than your face and when do you ever put foundation there?
Undertones come in cool (pink), warm (yellow) or neutral (olive). These are the tones that gives you your under tone and is what is needed t match in your foundation to stop you looking to orange and looking too yellow.
Cool Undertone (pink colouring)
If you look at your wrist and take a close look at your veins, if they look more bluish then you can rest assured you have cool skin tone. If you receive compliments when wearing certain colours such as, red, pink, pastels etc then you are more than likely to have a cool skin tone.
Warm Undertone (yellow colouring)
Looking at your veins in your wrists, if they look green in colour then you're more likely to have a warm undertone. You receive more complements when wearing colours such as natural earthy tones along with gold jewellery.
Neutral (olive colouring)
If you can not decide if your veins are of one colour, you can wear any colour clothing and look great in it, you're more likely to have a neutral undertone, lucky you.
The shade in the bottle looked promising for my pale skin. The bottle is striking with an hourglass shape; the bottle is made out of glass and is quite heavy to hold. The pump action dispenser is a deep red colour and looks a lovely contrast with the glass bottle. You receive 30ml of product, which is about the same for all high street foundation brands.
After shaking the bottle and pumping some out to the back of my hand, I found it easily dispensed and the foundation itself looked quite thick and creamy. I applied this foundation using my fingers and with my beauty blender, which I find wonderful to use with any liquid foundation.
Blending it with my fingers I found it to be a little tricky, I encountered streaks and uneven patches. It dried quickly and left a matte finish but the overall look looked un-natural, uneven, heavy and just a mess.
My beauty blender is my life saver for liquid foundations and it proved its worth to me once again. Infallible went on lovely, almost perfect. I got light to medium coverage, which was buildable without it feeling and looking heavy and cakey. It didn't cover all my blemishes and acne scars perfectly but I did almost look flawless. It dried to a matte finish but I found through the day I had to top up on mattifying powder on my t-zone.
To begin with you do look fresh and awake so the anti-fatigue technology worked, but once the foundation fades so does the fresh look.
I find this foundation didn't last up to the 16 hours of wear and I found after a few hours if you aren't careful your foundation could end up elsewhere and not on your face, because I have oily/combination skin the foundation seemed to melt quicker on my t-zone than other areas and the problem I always have with liquid foundations is you cant top up in the day when your away from home. It cracks and cakes on dry patches and once dry the foundation looked darker than the rest of my face.
With a week of wear and on-top of primer I found Infallible broke me out on my cheeks so I only use this on a night out or special occasion, otherwise I stick to my mineral foundation.
The one thing that really bugged me though is the shade, although I got the lightest shade I still had to mix in a little pure white foundation, the bonus was I didn't have to mix a lot so the shade is nearly there for me.
At the end of the day it was easy enough to remove with makeup remover with no residue left on the skin.f
Overall a few good and a few bad points, maybe I will never find the perfect liquid foundation?
I have to say I have never used a foundation like this, and probably never will!
When I bought this foundation from feelunique.com I had high hopes for it as it did cost me £7.99 (although I did just check and it has gone up to £9.35) and this was a reduction price as that is the whole point of the website, the quality products at cheaper prices. Anyway I was quite interested to see what it was like, as I had never used L'Oreal foundation before. However it did not live up to my expectations and was a complete let down. This is due to the fact that the colour was just not natural looking at all. It was very hard to rub onto my face because it was very thick and left my skin feeling very dry. It was also very easy to remove, which is shocking considering it is meant to last 16 hours!
L'Oreal infallible 16 hour foundation claims to
Hide blemishes such as red marks and dark circles.
Stop a shiny looking face.
Combat signs of fatigue.
Fight the signs of humidity.
It would do this if I could rub and blend it onto my skin! It lasted on my face a matter of hours, compared to the 16 hours it so clearly states it lasts.
The foundation comes in a clear glass bottle with 30 ml of foundation, so you can see how much you have left. The dispenser bit on top is a metallic reddish colour and very attractive. However looks can be deceiving and when you first use it, it sprays out everywhere and where ever it lands it can prove very tough to remove! In fact it stains anything but my face!
I would not recommend this foundation to anyone, unless they fancy being ripped off or have money to burn. Go and spend your money on other long lasting foundations such as the Maybelline super stay 24 hour foundation (check out my review on that!)
Once again, I was left very disappointed with this product.
While this foundation does not quite live up to the bottle's promise of 'lasting up to sixteen hours" it certainly does last the wear and tear of the day.
It may be a subjective product which just happens to work well with my skintone, but i think that for anyone with average skin (by this i mean neither too dry nor too oily) I think it is a good product.
I use the 120 "Vanille" shade. I found that the lightest (Porcelain) was a little too pale and it made me look even paler than usual. Therefore i opted for the slightly darker shade but obviously this is up to the individual.
The consistency of the foundation isn't too thick - lets put it this way, it's not like using Leichner stage make up!
It glides over the skin very easily. I always apply a little moisturiser before using foundation but on occasion when i have had to quickly get ready i have left this out of my make up routine and applied the foundation directly which has worked fine and has lasted well throughout the day.
It's not too pricey and it does stay on your skin. The only drawback is that it might not suit all skin types like i said, but from my point of view i believe it to be a product which provides me with adequate coverage. I've been using this foundation for a couple of years and i can't see any reason to switch at the moment.
Finally, At around £10.99 at Boots, it isn't the cheapest foundation out there but by far not the most pricey.
I've always struggled to find a foundation that would be pale enough for my beyond pale skin and that would cover my horrible spots and blackheads aswell, so when I tested this one in Boots I was thrilled! I tried the Porcelain one (the lightest one in the range) and it blended in with my skin perfectly. With other foundations I've tried, the foundation always seems to just sit on my skin and just look thick and cakey but with this one it really absorbed well into my skin and just looked natural. The only downside with it absorbing so well is that I don't think its the most ideal for my problematic skin, especially my blackheads, as it seems to really clog my pores up and is it really difficult to remove all of it at night. However I've found this to be true with most foundations, I mean what foundation is actually good for your pores? It really is fantastic though at covering these problem areas up.
The front of the bottle claims it can last up to 16 hours, but I don't find this to be true as I have to constantly re-apply it throughout the day. The whole bottle itself though does last a long time, about 2-3 months for me (and I do wear A LOT!) so its worth the £10.99 I paid for it.
I discovered this foundation in Boots a couple of years ago when I was on the usual hunt for a foundation pale enough to match my skin and happened to have a bit of extra money to spare (for a change). At the L'oreal section, I noticed the Infallible foundation and was impressed to see that the lightest tone seemed quite close to my skintone, which after a quick test was proven to be true. So I shelled out the slightly steep price (don't judge, I'm a student!) of £10.99 and was on my merry way.
The foundation comes in a fairly small bottle, which means this product may not last you very long if you tend to use a lot of it and/or use it frequently. It is, however, packaged in quite a pretty way - the bottle has a somewhat unusual shape, which is almost hourglass-like in appearance. The bottle is made of see-through glass, allowing you to see the colour of the foundation inside, which can be useful when first making a decision of which shade to go for. This foundation has a red pump dispenser which you simply press down on to get the foundation out. This makes it very handy for controlling how much of the makeup you dispense in one go, but as other people have said, it does mean quite a bit of the foundation is still in the bottle when there's too little to be dispensed by the pump - and I'm not aware of any way of taking off the top of the bottle to get out the last remnants. The bottle also has a clear plastic lid on top of it, which clicks on securely to the bottle (unlike many other foundations, sadly) and so prevents the make up from drying up or spilling out in your bag and whatnot.
Infallible comes in a range of colours, but I think it's mainly one for fair-skinned ladies, as (correct me if I'm wrong) I don't believe there's much choice in darker shades. However, the lightest shade (Porcelain) is very pale, which I love. Infallible is a liquid foundation, but unlike some liquid foundations, it's not runny and thin. It has quite a thick texture, but not so thick that it's hard to blend in. The coverage, I would say, is on the lighter side of medium. The bottle claims that it lasts for 16 hours, is anti-mask and anti-transfer effect, and fights the signs of make up meltdown by hiding shine and covering blemishes, among other things. So, really, it claims to do quite a lot. But is it really the miracle product it would have you believe?
16 Hours: I can't honestly say I've had this make up on for as long as 16 hours, but I have probably had it on for about 12 hours, which is still a considerable length of time. So did the make up withstand this test of time? My verdict is that it did. After this length of time, the make up obviously wasn't quite as fresh as it was on initial application, but compared to how much some foundations fade away and wipe off after a few hours, its staying power is impressive. There are no really noticeable imperfections after having had it on for a while, just that it maybe looks a bit less "flawless" than it first did and a few more pores start peeking through. One thing I should point out, though, is that I always set my foundation with a considerable amount of powder- so this could obviously affect the foundation's longevity. Unfortunately I can't speak for how well this foundation holds up without powder, but it's best to set it with powder anyway, as with most foundations.
Shine: As I've said, I always use a matte powder to set my foundation, which obviously takes care of any shine that may have otherwise happened. Before I apply it, the foundation still seems kind of shiny to me, but not any more so than other foundations. I guess this part might be more of a problem for people with oily skin as they'd have more problems with stopping their skin from becoming shiny. After a couple of hours, a little bit of shine starts to appear on the sides of my nose, but nothing that can't be sorted out with another little bit of powder.
Blemishes: I don't really have many blemishes, so I'm not sure how effective Infallible is against them, but I have heard other people say it covers them very well. I have applied it when I've had a couple of little spots, and it has definitely reduced the visibility of them, which is a huge bonus. My main problem is redness in my skin, and this foundation also very effectively evens out my skin tone and hides the redness. So, in my experience, it is very good at hiding blemishes.
Anti-mask/anti-transfer: Ok, I'll admit that I'm not entirely sure what a "mask effect" is - but I'm going to make a (hopefully) educated guess and say it's when the foundation leaves noticeable tide marks on your skin, making it look as if you're wearing a mask. That or it turns you green and makes you act crazy. I am happy to report that Infallible does neither of these things, and blends beautifully into the skin, making it look very natural and not obvious that you're wearing make up - assuming, of course, that you picked the right shade for your skin tone. As for anti-transfer - I've had a bit of a problem with other foundations on this issue, and there have been many times when I've hugged someone only to leave them with an impression of my face pressed into their jumper. It also gets a bit bothersome when you're wearing a long sleeved top/jacket etc and lean your face on your arms, resulting in said sleeve looking like it's had a bit of a dye-running mishap in the wash. Infallible definitely seems to combat this issue, as when I wear it, I tend to have fewer disgruntled friends wiping porcelain-coloured marks off of their shoulders.
Rub off: The foundation also claims to combat rub off. I tested this theory and rubbed my finger across my face with a fair bit of pressure - and was happy to see it made very little difference to the make up at all. Obviously, if you sit and rub your nose all day, scratch your face forcefully, or drag your palms across your face from forehead to chin, you're going to affect the look of the make up, but the slightest brush of your hand against your face wont make it look as if you've just gone over it three times with a make up wipe. Which reminds me, despite Infallible not rubbing off easily, it doesn't mean it's hard to remove - a decent make up wipe/cleanser will easily remove all traces of it.
Infallible sometimes causes problems with my old enemy - dry skin. If I have a patch of dry skin, it can be very difficult to blend the foundation in, and it ends up looking cakey and uneven. Using enough moisturiser before application will prevent this, but those of you with dry skin will know that there are days when it seems a bucket load of moisturiser wouldn't be enough to combat some dryness.
The price may be off-putting to some, and with £10.99 being the usual price, it is a good bit more expensive than some foundations, but this also reflects on the quality, so I would say the price is worth it.
If you prefer to apply your make up with your fingers, you might also not like this make up too much, as I personally find it quite hard to blend using just my fingers. I use a stippling brush to apply mine and find this gives the best results.
---How I apply it---
1. As with any make up, you want nice fresh skin as a base for your foundation, so cleanse your skin, exfoliate it if you wish, and use enough moisturiser to make your face feel soft and supple. Then leave the moisturiser to sink in for a few minutes before applying the make up.
2. Pump a few blobs of the foundation onto the back of your hand.
3. Grab a stippling brush and gently dab it into the foundation on your hand, making sure most of the bristles have some foundation on them.
4. With your hair out of your face, gently dab the brush all over your face, ensuring that every bit of skin has some foundation on it.
5. Repeat this process of dabbing the brush into your skin, adding more foundation to the bristles if required, until the make up has blended evenly into your skin.
6. If there are some parts that the stippling brush couldn't quite blend the make up into, use your fingertip or a smaller foundation brush to even it out.
7. Set the foundation with a powder of your choice.
Infallible has had quite a bad rap on Dooyoo, which I personally don't understand. Although I've had problems with applying it to my dry skin, it's to be expected and I would say this is its only real flaw. I think it does most of what it claims to do, and those of you who have had a bad experience with it and haven't set it with powder might want to try it again using powder this time, as I think this does make quite a difference. It's wonderful if you have very pale skin like me and have a hard time finding a good matching make up, as the "porcelain" shade is very light and matches my complexion wonderfully. As I've said, however, it's unfortunate that it doesn't seem to come in a wide range of darker shades. All in all, I find it to be an excellent make up and would definitely recommend trying it. And for those of you who aren't keen on liquid foundation, Infallible also comes in a compact powder form and even a roll-on form.
I have used L'Oreal Cashmere Perfect Foundation for years and I love it but I can't find it anywhere anymore so I can only assume it is no longer produced. Since I couldn't find the above I have changed to L'Oreal Infallible Foundation. It goes on very well and covers well without looking stodgy and thick. The 16 hours is a myth! Maybe it lasts 16 hours if you don't move or touch your face at all. I also find that this doesn't stop my face going shiny as the cashmere foundation did. I like the colouring of this foundation as it suits my skin perfectly but I do find that it doesn't last and needs reapplying through out the day.
I am also not impressed that the bottle isn't full and with it being a pump action bottle there is quite a large amount left in the bottle that you can't get to unlike the tubes where you can squeeze the last tiny bit out. I feel like I don't get my monies worth and waste a lot of this foundation.
Infallible make-up is LOreal Pariss first foundation that fights the signs of make-up melt down and lasts up to 16 hours / Infallible foundation; contains LOreal Pariss Laboratories scientific innovation: Co-Resistium technology / The Infallible make-up formula with a high dry pigment content provides optimal coverage and evens out skin tone perfectly / Encased in a fluoride base, the ultra-resistant pigments contribute to form a barrier against perspiration and sebum, and provide exceptional foundation hold up to 16 hours / On application, the Co-Resistium technology is designed to form a highly resistant and extremely stable network / This will allow the pigments to remain in cohesion with the skin, for a uniform colour and a good hold / Therefore they will help preserve the skins natural freshness and luminosity while lastingly guarding against signs of fatigue / The result: a perfect finish that looks freshly applied all day long / Infallible make-up fights the signs of foundation meltdown: / Hides blemishes: dark circles and redness are concealed all day thanks to the continuous perfecting power / Stops shine: the formula provides an anti-shine action / Prevents rub-off: thanks to the anti-transfer formula / Combats signs of fatigue: preserves skins natural freshness and luminosity / Fights the signs of humidity / Provides SPF 15