Let’s start this by saying that I’m not normally one to wear full coverage foundation – but I thought I’d give this a go as L’Oréal have been adding so many exciting new products to their Infallible line recently. The L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Foundation claims to be a full coverage, long wear foundation that feels weightless. It’s designed to cover imperfections, redness, marks and dark spots and give an overall matte finish.
Shade & Application
I purchased the shade ’10 Porcelain’ – which I believe to be the lightest shade (and I would say it’s a tad pink on me). There doesn’t seem to be a large range of shades, particularly for deeper skin tones, which is a shame. I find this applies well with a beauty blender and brush, though obviously a beauty blender considerably sheers out its coverage. This foundation claims to have something called ‘Camo Stretch Technology’ which allows for ultimate spreadability, and I would agree that despite how thick this formula is, a small amount goes a long way.
Above on the right is the L’Oréal Total Cover foundation in the shade Porcelain and on the left Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc. You can see the texture of the L’Oréal is thick (and almost whipped feeling), when compared to the Nars.
Coverage & Finish
The coverage is very full (living up to L’Oréal’s claims), with a soft matte finish and lightweight formula. Although this certainly doesn’t look invisible on the skin, for such high coverage it does sit comfortably. I have combination skin with some dry patches and this foundation does emphasise dryness and texture on my skin. I don’t need to set this with a powder (even in my t-zone).
This foundation wears for a very long time on my skin (although I wouldn’t say 24 hours, as some claim), and I don’t seem to get more oily throughout the day at all; however, around the four hour mark this foundation starts to emphasise my pores and texture (even more so than when it’s first applied), although this isn’t terrible, it doesn’t look good in daylight.
Overall, for me, although I like this foundation, I think I’ll be saving it for night-time wear (going out). If you’re someone who gets relatively oily and doesn’t have too much texture then this may be for you.
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