At the start of ClaireySweetie, when I was in the beginnings of exploring my love for beauty and makeup, I said on several occasions that for years I hadn’t wavered my loyalty from the L’Oreal True Match foundation (review here). I then pledged that once I had finished my current bottle, I wouldn’t repurchase it until I had given a few other foundations a go, which I did. I have of course since brought the L’Oreal True Match foundation back in to my life, but I still do enjoy from time to time, trying out new foundations. Most recently, it’s the L’Oreal 24hhr Infallible foundation in shade 125 Natural Rose.
On first impressions, the foundation provides a nice, medium level of coverage and finish. I always struggle to accurately select the most appropriate shade, but while I agree I could go maybe a shade or two lighter, I do otherwise actually like the shade.
As packaging goes, I really like the shape and look of the bottle and while I love that it has a pump for product distribution, the amount of times this has got a bit clogged and then spluttered foundation across my dressing table and even onto my (work) clothes is unreal. Looking at the pumps of my other foundations, they look to have more of a nose on them that directs product down onto your hand/brush/sponge etc. whereas the pump on this foundation doesn’t have that and I wonder if that makes a difference to distribution? In product reviews I so often say that it could just be my bottle that has done whatever and I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt, but this time I’m not sure I want to be so forgiving. Fundamentally my first experience of using any kind of product, needs to determine if I would purchase it again. As I said earlier, I think the coverage of this foundation is perfectly acceptable and gives a nice finish, but I’m still not wholly wild about it. Lately I have been suffering with a few breakouts which I rarely have anymore, and while I can’t yet prove it, I do wonder if it’s this Infallible foundation that has caused it? I do also feel that I have to do a bit of shine control and get the powder out a couple of times during the day, which I don’t usually have to do with my other foundations.
The high street is clogged with foundations, and some really excellent ones at that, so I think it would be fair to say that most people are catered for and can find at least one that works for them. For me, I think I can be satisfied with knowing I’ve had the chance to try it out the L’Oreal 24hr Infallible foundation, rather than needing it to be one that joins my foundation collection that I continue to repurchase time and time again.
What do you guys think? Have any of you tried the L’Oreal Infallible foundation, thoughts?
Until next time xFollow