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L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Well right now i am sat on the sofa in my dressing gown whilst the hail stone is hitting the windows...dull day or what! I think today calls for slouchy clothes, hot chocolate and pick n mix sweets. Today's post is all about L'Oreals Infallible Matte Foundation. As soon as i saw this had released i needed to get my hands on it asap. I struggle with extremely oily skin so i have tried many "matte" products which haven't worked. So did this beat all the rest?




The packaging is very different to any foundations i own as it comes in a squeezy tube. I do like how sleek it looks rather than being in a chunky bottle. Also i think it would be great for travelling as it is not heavy and doesn't take up much room in your makeup bag! The last L'Oreal foundation i tried was the True Match Foundation which i hate! So i was unsure if i would fall in love or loathe this as much as the True Match.

 I tried applying this with my Flat Top Brush and also my Buffing Brush and i have to say i hated the results! I don't know what it was but the finish just looked terrible. So i decided to try using my Real Techniques Sponge which gave a much more flawless finish. I will say if you apply this with a brush and don't like it then try it with a sponge.

The foundation states to be high coverage... no its not! I am a full coverage girl and have tried many foundations which claim to be high in coverage but really they are not. My skin is pretty clear apart from the odd breakout, i have slight blemishes but nothing major so to cover my skin by a high coverage foundation should be easy. I found after applying a layer you could still see my freckles and any breakouts. So i dabbed a little more over those areas blended in with my sponge and still didn't get the full coverage i needed. 

It did give the matte finish which i love and i found the lasting power was pretty good apart from around my chin area! Overall i am quite disappointed with this product. If the coverage was actually full then i would be in love. I have also tried mixing it with my Seventeen Stay Time Foundation (which is full coverage) to see if it still gave the matte effect and it does. I think if you like medium coverage and want something matte then this might be for you.


20 comments on "L'Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation Review"
  1. Ive seen some really rave reviews of this foundation but I tried it out in store and didn't love that uber matte finish it seems to give. I think I might give the Stay Time Foundation that you mentioned a try though - I like fuller coverage foundations when you use a sponge, I use Revlon's Colourstay at the moment and really love the finished look it gives x

    One Little Vice - UK Beauty Blog

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    1. I liked the matte finish but just couldn't get on with it. The Stay Time one if full coverage but has a dewy finish to it x

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  2. That's such a shame, some people say it's a complete dupe for MAC studio fix, but it can't be if it really isn't full coverage!

    Thanks for the review :) helpful!
    www.emilyroseperrin.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love MAC Studio Fix i use it alot and think its nothing like this one, the MAC one has alot more coverage and spreads alot better x

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  3. I have dry skin so this would likely be too matte on my skin. Great, honest review!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. It is very matte once dried so it would probably not work for your skin, glad you enjoyed the review x

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  4. It's such a shame you didn't like this foundation as I've heard some really great reviews on it! I do want to give it a try though just to find whether or not it would work for my skin, but may try using a sponge rather than a brush to apply it like you suggested, thanks :)

    Blushhx

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    1. The sponge definitely made it look better on my skin but the coverage just wasn't there for me and the fact is wore away in some areas x

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  5. I completely agree with you, it's not full coverage at all! it was even worse for me since I have a dry skin :) x

    sleepy-heaven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The coverage is shocking considering it states to be high coverage, you could still see freckles and some breakouts, i tried building it up but it still didn't work x

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  6. I was quite disappointed with this and thought I was the only one! The colour range is dreadful xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. All the reviews i have read are all raving about it so i thought it was just me that didn't like it! Its awful x

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  7. Think this concept was always going to be hit or miss, but considering I like a full coverage too, I think I'll give this a miss!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. I have this but in the bottle version that came out ages ago as I've got dry skin mostly. I love how long it lasts and the coverage but I do find it a nightmare to blend into the skin well x

    Beauty with charm

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  9. Thats a shame about the coverage, Loreal foundations are usually really good, I wonder if using a buffing brush would make a difference?

    http://katsbeautytales.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I've got this foundation and i do like it. I thought it was going to be a lot better though! I definately agree with you about the coverage not being all that good. x

    www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've read more positive then negatives reviews on this foundation, I think it comes down to skin type, and since I have dry skin, it probably isn't something I'll try out.
    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  12. Look like an amazing foundation - which is sooo important to own :)

    xoxo from Denmark,
    http://camillajulie.dk/

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