REVIEW: L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation

Sticking usually to only high end foundations, my tried and trusted favourite is Estee Lauder's Double Wear. However, the release of the new L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover foundation has had everyone talking, and I highly anticipated it's release in the UK so I could get my hands on it.

I'm really excited about writing my first ever foundation review because this foundation is the first drugstore one that I have purchased and really loved. I really think if you are going to buy one makeup product this month, it should be this foundation!






THE REVIEW: 


What it promises: The back of the bottle describes the foundation as full coverage and leaving a matte finish. This is what I look for in a foundation, but at the same time I don't want it to make my skin look flat. The foundation says it will cover imperfections including redness and dark spots. 

Price: RRP : £9.99 but currently on offer at Boots for £7.99.

Method of application: I used my original BeautyBlender sponge which I slightly dampened to apply this foundation. I've found this to be my favourite tool to use to apply this foundation as it gives a more flawless finish to a brush. 

Coverage: Full 

Consistency: I was surprised to discover that the consistency of this foundation was more like a mousse than a liquid. I felt apprehensive about this at first and felt like it wouldn't stay on, but it worked really well. 

Photo's of application: 




I started by priming my face using the L'Oreal Infallible Primer which matches the foundation. This has been a product that has been in my collection for a long time and one which I really like. I've heard a few people saying they don't rate this primer, but I love how smoothing it is on the skin and it mattifies the skin prepping it for foundation. ^ Above you can see my face without foundation and only primer *scary*! Also excuse my messy uni room in the background, lets focus on the face!




As I said earlier, the consistency of this foundation is more like a mousse. The pictures above show how it is when it is on the back of my hand. I then use my original BeautyBlender sponge to apply it onto my face. I usually start with my chin and work upwards.


Here shows my face when my foundation is applied. Compared to the photo of my face above, you can see how the foundation really covered my imperfections, especially the spots on my chin and general redness on areas of my face. I really like the fact that it still looks natural and not cakey.



I am really pleased with how this foundation looks when the rest of my makeup is applied. Using bronzer and highlighter helps get rid of the flat 2-dimensional look that matte foundations can give.



PROS: This is an amazing foundation for the price, it applies easily and gives a full coverage matte look like it promises. I have found that this foundation lasts all day, which I haven't found in a drugstore foundation yet. It doesn't start to look cakey after time either despite the fact it is moussey.

CONS: The shade that matches my skin has quite a pink under-tone, and usually I like yellow under-toned foundations. However, I can't really think of a personal con of this foundation. Different people like different things, but I highly believe a lot of people will enjoy this product. Sometimes it is hard to judge how much product you need and end up wasting some, a little goes a long way!

VERDICT: 

If you can get your hands on it- do! I have found myself using this day to day instead of my Estee Lauder foundation, which is great because it becomes very expensive to keep purchasing Lauder's £30 a bottle product!


Hope you enjoyed!

H xx

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