Sunday, 21 February 2016

L'oreal 'Infallible 24H - Matte Foundation' Review

As you may have seen in my Boots makeup haul post a few days ago, here, I picked up a new foundation. The L'oreal Infallible 24H - Matte Foundation in the shade 10 Porcelain, which is the lightest shade. 

L'oreal describe this foundation as waterproof, a medium texture, a high coverage and a matte finish.

Yesterday I tested it out, and these are just my views. It is sort of a cross between a first impressions and a review.  I should tell you, although you probably know, that I have oily skin especially on my forehead, nose and sometimes chin, which is why this foundation intrigued me. First of all, I have never worn foundation for twenty four hours before, nor do I plan to, so I haven't tested it that far. Yesterday I wore this foundation for about thirteen hours, from twelve o'clock lunchtime to one am. This is what it looked like when I first applied it.

I wasn't sure how it was going to apply, so I started with a light layer which was hardly even seen it was so light. I then applied another layer of the same size, and it instantly went quite full coverage. I don't know if it is because I used a sponge to apply it, or if I simply used too much, but for me there was no in between. I will keep trying it though to see if I can get the right consistency for me. I will say that I have a lot of redness, especially near and on my nose, and this foundation did cover it really quite well. To truly test just the foundation, I didn't put any concealer on except under my eyes, and only a really light dusting of powder on my T Zone, as I was going out. I then carried on with the rest of my makeup.

I kept everything else quite simple so that I could truly see the foundation. I checked my foundation at three o'clock, when I came back from shopping, and I was quite impressed. Rather than looking oily, my foundation looked quite dewy. I then just stayed at home until half six, when I was going to a family friend's house for the evening. I checked my makeup and honestly it still looked quite good, but as I am quite paranoid and I was going out, I put another light dusting of powder on. I then left my makeup bag at home, confident that my foundation would last and it definitely did. As it is quite a full coverage, or for me it was, I think that this would be the perfection foundation for going out, as I honestly didn't worry about having a shiny or oily face for the majority of the day. 

The packaging I also like. It comes in a plastic, almost triangular shape, with an applicator that allows you to squeeze out exactly how much product you need. No wasted foundation left on your hand here! This is £7.99 so extremely affordable and honestly, it has really impressed me. I will be continuing to use this. I would say though that their shade range is quite poor, so definitely test them on your neck in store. If there was a lighter shade again, that would probably be perfect for me as this is quite a yellowy shade on me that can make me look quite orange. 

Have you tried this foundation? Also leave me comments on products that you'd like me to review in future.

Roisin <3