l'Oréal Infallible 24h & 24h matte: review


Hey everyone!

A while ago I bought these quite new releases from l'Oréal and I'd like to share a word about them. One I really liked, the other I really disliked.
So without too much chitchatter, let's get on with it!

The first one I picked up was the Infallible 24h stay fresh foundation in the shade 140 Golden Beige. I must say it was a total waste of my 17 euros. I got the lightest shade that is available in Belgium. In the UK they have 3 lighter shades, which are 015 Porcelain, 120 Vanilla and 125 Natural Rose. Either of these shades would have been better than the one I got. It looked okay in the bottle and on my hand when I swatched it, but it turned out to be so yellow on my face! Not a good look. I tried to mix it in with the Clinique foundation I'm currently using - and suits my skin colour - but it didn't help. I tried to make it work, however.

As you can see, it comes in a pump. Which I do like. It feels very hygienic.

I wore it to a day out in the city to see if the 24h staying power was true. And I'm afraid it wasn't. "Fights Make Up Meltdown" is a sentence that couldn't have been more wrong. After a few hours I had patches on my face where the foundation clumped together and other patches where all my foundation was gone. I had to fix my face with my little carry-on foundation powder twice that day. It showed the yellow tone in the foundation so much harder when it started to leave my face. I didn't really get why they would call it 24h if it only holds for a few hours...

I tried it again on a more 'relaxed' day at school, thinking I may have given it a first try in quite extreme conditions: an entire day of walking in the wind and the sun on my face for the first time. So I thought I would give it another chance of proving itself.

But again, it failed me. It left me with a white border around my mouth - not a good look people! The colour is way to dark for me. I don't get why they get the lighter shades in the Matte one, but not in this one...

However, I heard afterwards that this one is supposed to be more for dry skin... I don't know why because they don't mention it on their website or on the bottle...

I decided to get the 24h Matte mattifying infallible foundation instead. Another 17 euros. Which is quite expensive for a drugstore foundation anyways, but I thought this would work much better for me. I bought it with the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation in the back of my head, thinking it would be something similar. This one claims to be for normal to oily skin, so maybe it's not ideal for dry skin types.

This one comes in a tube. I like that too, because you can control the amount of product you want to get out, better. I got this one in the shade 11 Vanilla, which again was the lightest shade available in Belgium. They have it one shade lighter in the UK, which is 10 Porcelain.
The Vanilla one looked much more like my shade. God bless, this one was actually very good! It matched my skin tone SO well. Lucky me! 

It comes out as a liquid foundation, but when I apply it to my face and buff it in, it feels like a powder immediately. It's so lightweight and it feels as if I haven't got anything on my face. The coverage claims to be medium but buildable, but you can get such a high coverage out of this one. It looks and feels so natural on my skin! As if I'm not wearing any make up at all. It doesn't even dry out the problem areas on my face, which my Clinique one tend to do sometimes and some concealers tend to accentuate.

I powder afterwards, out of habit. If I only have to wear it for a few hours, I don't need that extra setting powder to gove it more of a matte finish, because this foundation already does that. I get oily throughout the day so if I go out for a whole day, I do still powder afterwards, just to set everything in place.

And the big reveal... this one actually stays on my face ALL DAY! I went shopping for a whole day - again!! - and it's been the ultimate test. Wearing a scarf that could rub off all my foundation on my chin, it was challenging but it passed the test!

I tried both of these l'Oréal foundations out with a face primer underneath and without. I didn't really notice a big difference with or without a primer with either of them.

I hope this review was as complete as possible for you!

Tell me if you liked it and if you tried either of these products down in the comments. I'd love to hear how you have experienced using these foundations!

Lots of love,

Charline Has a Blog

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