L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation ReviewSaturday, 9 April 2016 12:00
Many of my recent foundation discoveries and favourites are high end and I can't justify repurchasing them often, so I've been eager to find a cheaper high street alternative. I'd heard good things about the L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H Matte foundation online and thought I had to try it for myself.
The shade range isn't the greatest, there are 6 shades to choose from. That being said, I managed to find a good match, but anybody with a darker skin tone may struggle, which isn't great. The shade I picked up was '12 Natural Rose'.
The packaging is great, it bucks the trend of a classic glass or plastic bottle with a pump and instead comes in a squeezy tube with a thin nozzle. I love this as it makes the foundation really travel friendly and I also find that the thin nozzle helps to control how much product you dispense at a time, cutting any product waste.
The texture of the foundation is very silky and smooth, which isn't very common in a mattifying foundation. This helps to make the foundation feel lightweight on the skin and I find that I can barely feel it on my skin.
It does take a little bit of work to blend it into your skin. I tend to use my fingers to apply it, but it would perhaps blend easier with the use of a brush. The coverage is medium to high, but I have found that building up a couple of thin layers really helps to create a higher coverage that still looks natural and feels comfortable to wear. The finish is perfectly matte and if you don't struggle with really oily skin I think you could get away without using a setting powder.
The most impressive thing about this foundation is the staying power. I wear it for a full day of work and whilst I do still get a little oily by the end of the day, it is nothing compared to how oily I get when using similar high street foundations. I would compare it to the Estée Lauder Double Wear, which is considerably more expensive!
To summarise, I really cannot recommend this foundation highly enough! Particularly if you love a matte finish but struggle with oil control as I do. It only costs £7.99 which is amazing, I would repurchase it in a heartbeat.
What do you think? Have you tried it too? Do you have any similar high street foundation recommendations?