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Friday, April 10, 2015

L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer Review

L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer

Nothing pleases me more than a great affordable foundation, I realise this is an odd statement but it is true. I somewhat live for bases be they bronzers, concealers or foundations -you can bet I will be all over them (I apologise wholeheartedly to the staff at beauty counters for my overly enthusiastic approach). The duo that has recently set my heart a flutter is by L'Oreal (King of budget bases in my opinion) that offers the perfect matte base that is both natural and long wearing. There is a reason everyone is raving about the new L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation; it delivers all it promises to and more, especially when teamed with the new L'Oreal Infalliable Mattifying Base Primer. Say hello to your new foundation dream team...

L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer
L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer

As I begin with primer when I am applying my make-up it only makes sense that I start my review here too. The new L'Oreal Infalliable Mattifying Base Primer is a somewhat thick, silky gel that instantly mattifies the skin - leaving it looking and feeling softer than ever before. Despite the texture this feels lighter than air on the skin, glides on effortlessly with a little going a long way. Much as most mattifying primers do this contains silicones, these somewhat refines the texture of the skin, filling in open pores and optically blurring fine lines. Truthfully this is not this primers strong point, yes it does deliver to some extent but it is no match for the likes of Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch PrimerOn the other hand it is excellent at creating a non-drying matte base, often easier said than done when you have oily skin. Not only does it instantly mattify the skin but it also offers oil control throughout the day, as well as prolonging make-up wear. Consider this the primer that keeps on giving - if pressed or loose powder is not quite your thing you can gently dab a little of this primer over make-up to eradicate any shine throughout the day. At just £7.99 I am tempted to say that every make-up bag should contain a bottle. Annoyingly I can not find this online but I did pick this up via Superdrug for £7.99.

L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer
L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer
L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation and Primer

Now on to the foundation that everyone has been raving about, if you like L'Oreal True Match then I have a sneaky feeling you will love L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation. Again this has a thicker than average texture but quickly melts and blends into the skin (similar to MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation); personally I prefer applying with my fingertips, the heat helps the texture to move around on my face but it applies and blends just as well with a brush or sponge - again a little goes a long way. The L'Oreal Infalliable Matte Foundation is a full coverage foundation in the sense that it covers scarring, dark circles and uneven skin tones without the need of a concealer - all the while offering a soft matte finish that does not mask the skin. If you are fed up of flat, matte foundation that cakes, appears heavy this is the foundation you have been waiting for. I have tried this both with and without the matching primer and can vouch that it is very long and hard wearing. With the primer my skin stays beautifully matte for up to 10 hours, without it is closer to the 8 hour mark before my t-zone appears a little shiny. The good news is that either way it looks fresh all day long - no clinging to dry areas, no oxidisation and no fading. I am a huge fan and can not quite believe that a tube costs a mere £6.99 - it can and does rival the likes of Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation both in wear and coverage in my opinion. The shade range needs improving - six shades aren't nearly enough but other than that it is a stellar base I urge you to try. You can find it here via Boots for £6.99 - link.

Long live the budget base!


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46 comments:

  1. I really like this primer too - I have tried many high street primers and it's definitely my favourite!I didn't take it with me on a recent weekend trip, but I really missed it when I was having to touch up my base after a couple of hours. Such a great budget find!

    xx

    Dani (@polkadani // www.polkadani.blogspot.com)

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  2. I purchased both of these yesterday and I'm still putting it to the test. I'm usually a E.L Double Wear fan so always hunting for a high street alternative.
    I think I'll try your tip of using my fingers to apply it tomorrow and see how I go :)
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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  3. I love the foundation, I've been using it for about a week but I cannot get enough of it!

    GreyWalls 

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  4. Ooh the primer reminds me of the Smashbox one! What's the color range like, would it suit super pale skin? :)
    www.thingsandtrends.blogspot.com

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  5. which primer would you recommend more for oil control: max factor facefinitey or this l'oreal one? thanks x

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  6. I bought this foundation as i have very oily skin and love anything matte but i have to say i hated this :( i found the coverage not to be full unless i mix it with another foundation. Glad it worked for you :) x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  7. I love the foundation, my only frustration is with the shades (I love their True Match shade system so much and would love if they always used it or at least referenced it for comparison). But I definitely want to try the Infallible primer. I've also used their Magic Perfecting Base (pink mousse primer) and loved that one - I think it's like the Clarins one you mentioned.

    Beauty Loon

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  8. I've heard such great things about this, it sounds great! I tend to not use matte foundations as I have dry skin, but I've just picked up the True Match foundation I'm excited to use it :) x
    ELEANORMAES

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  9. These sounds like they work well together, but do Loreal test on animals?.. x

    Jasmine || blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I'm also trying out this foundation, its such a shame about the shade range but I really love the product! xxx

    Karan//StudentBeautyHack

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  11. Love the sound of this primer, think i might have to pop to boots and buy it for myself! Great review! xo

    Jessica Ann ♥

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  12. I really want to try this duo! I have oily skin and am crying out for a good drugstore primer and foundation! I'm glad this duo seems to actually work!

    www.amore-boutiquex.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I have the primer and I'm really impressed! It reminds me of the smashbox primer.

    Adorethee.blogspot.com

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  14. You can always rely on L'Oreal for a good base :)

    http://molliesownlittleworld.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  15. Next foundation and primer on my list to try!

    Alisha x
    http://alishaxa.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I ADORE this foundation, it's so so good! Need to give the primer a whirl too I think.

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  17. I'd love to try these, great post and review! I love your blog!

    <3

    Beth | bethabigail.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I've been hearing and seeing L'Oreals Infallible everywhere! Sounds like a foundation to try. I like the sound of it covering dark circles!

    http://arnellavanilla.com/category/home/

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  19. I really want to try the primer.. hopefully the release that in the US soon! x

    Annie | www.drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

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  20. I have heard so many incredible reviews on these! The primer definitely intrigues me the most, though.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  21. I hardly use primer because it's just another cost but this sounds great! Xo

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  22. This sounds like the perfect duo! I nearly picked it up in boots the other day, I wish I did now!

    Jenna xx | Jenna Loves Beauty

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  23. Amazing to see a high quality budget base! I agree on more shades, that usually is the drugstore downfall, but a great start!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I've been wanting to pick this foundation up for ages now, I really need to buy it, it looks amazing!!
    xx
    Pretty as Summer

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  25. I don't normally wear primer but i got one yesterday so if that doesn't work out I'll be sure to check this one out!

    Clare | www.clare-without-an-i.com

    x

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  26. Such a good cosmetic product!

    http://unasrandomfashion.com

    x

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  27. These both sound so amazing, I definitely need to give them a go!
    Jodie xo // JodieLoue

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  28. After reading a variety of positive reviews about this foundation I really want to try it out. I have a lot to cover up so I hope it will live up to my expectations. X

    Lauren
    Www.beautydivisionblog.co.uk

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  29. Great review - does it need a powder or does it last?

    Lizzie Dripping

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    1. I powder down everything mostly out of habit and dare I say fear haha but I on normal skin you could skip powder if you wanted to :)

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  30. I didn't know about the primer, you make it sound great! I'll have to try it out :)

    Julia x
    Check my last post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/ten-things-that-make-me-happy.html

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  31. I love the foundation and really hope they expand the shade range and hopefully with some yellows tones. I apply all over with a brush (so eco finishing brush. Its great for foundation) then use fingers to press another layer of trouble areas.

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  32. I love this foundation so much - it lasts so well and isn't cakey at all. I hadn't seen the primer, but I'll be going off in search of that for sure!

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  33. I didn't realize the primer was a mattifying primer. Oh how great! I've been reading many great reviews on this new line. I really need to get my hands on it! I use the setting spray for this line already and love it :)
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  34. I've been flicking through lots of reviews of this and every one says it's so amazing and in really craving matte skin at the moment but I'm on a foundation strike so this primer sounds perfect!

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  35. Although I haven't actually tried it out yet I did pick this up a few weeks ago (I only haven't tried it because I bought another foundation at the time I chose to try first). I'm a little annoyed though that I may have bought the wrong shade because of the display. On the top part of the display that shows 'this is a new product' the lightest shade was Vanilla and the lightest tester was Vanilla. It was only after spotting on a blog and going back to check the display that I discovered that there is actually a lighter shade, Porcelain. This is only included where the product is stocked on the main part of the display, and even then there still isn't a tester! So I think I might have ended up buying a shade that's too dark thinking it was the lightest. But as it's so reasonably priced I'll just buy the lightest shade if I need to x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  36. Thanks for the review, I would love to try both products sometime! x

    www.sabrinajaine.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. This is a great review. Can u pls advise what shade are u in this one?

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  39. I've been dying to try both of these products for SO long after hearing so many good things about them and yesterday when I saw this I finally made my mind up and purchased them both! I used them this morning and I'm loving them so far, they work so well together. Amazing review as usual!!
    Love Kerrie❤xox
    Kerrie @ www.beautybykerrie.blogspot.co.uk

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  40. Loved the coverage, feel, longevity but the colours are awful. I bought 2 and neither are close to be honest. I was surprised with L'Oreal as usually they have a wide range of colours!

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  41. I have this foundation, I find Double Wear super cakey on my skin, sometimes it clings in places which is strange because I am oily not dry.. I love this foundation though quickly becoming a staple in my make-up bag.

    | kmcbeauty

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  42. I cant wait to pick this up!
    if you want to check out my blog:
    www.unknownkc.blogspot.com

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  43. I need this in my life, I can't believe the price more than anything! I loe Double Wear so anything similar I love.. runs to Boots!

    Lucy
    www.pltlucy.co.uk

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