It is here...FINALLY!! My review of the 16hour L'Oreal Infallible Foundation. I've been testing this out for a few weeks now, and at last feel ready to write a fully informed review about it!
Before I bought this, I had done a lot of research on YouTube. I really needed a foundation that was long-lasting, with quite a high coverage for my holiday!
I bought this on Oxford Street in the shade "Natural Rose", because when I swatched it it looked like it would not been too dark for my skin...I am so pale...I could actually be a ghost!
But then I bought it in "Porcelain" too. Basically I discovered that the "Natural Rose" left an orange stain on my skin where I initially put some on my hand for application. The thought of walking around Canada with a big orange blob on my face where in a blurry jet-lagged haze I hadn't blended....not a good look!!
|Left: "Porcelain" Right: "Natural Rose"|
I did persevere with the "Natural Rose", and it is almost a match...it makes me look a bit more alive, and less Oompa Loompa-ish than I thought it would (Yay!)
"Porcelain" gives me a much more natural look, and if I'm honest, if build up the formula, I look a bit transparent! Eek! I think I fall in a grey area where my skin just doesn't co-operate with the beauty world, and I am a combination of two shades!
|Left: "Natural Rose" Right "Porcelain"|
I was VERY impressed with the coverage of this foundation. I'd say it was medium, but buildable to heavy, which is what I need from a foundation really. The formula is really smooth and silky, and glides on to the skin really well. I apply foundation with my fingers, and so far, I can happily report...
I have remained streak free! Woohooo!!!
"Does it last?" I hear you ask "Does it really last 16 hours?"
In a nutshell....
At least, not for me.
I do have a pretty manic working week. I'm up early, to and fro from my house like a yoyo, braving the British elements, and constantly on the go (with the occasional power nap in between shifts). So my skin sees a lot of wear and tear during the day. Perhaps if you had a calmer day, the foundation would last a bit longer. I can get a good 6-7 hours out of it before it starts to fade.
Which I don't think is that bad, really.
For a drugstore foundation, I really like this. I picked it up for only about £12, so £24 for both bottles. That's what I'd normally spend on one higher end foundation! That's mental!
Also, a pretty frivolous thing, but I LOVE the fact that it comes with a pump. It makes the application so much easier and cleaner!
I will be taking this away with me...probably both shades, just in case I actually catch some sun and look less ghostly!