I have been using the L’Oréal infallible primer for a few months now and love it, so when I went to repurchase my maybelleine foundation last week and came across a 3 for 2 offer in Boots on L’Oréal I decided to take a chance and try out the new infallible total cover foundation (which was also reduced by £2 down to £7.99 at the time).
For my third product I deliberated what to get and decided on the pressed powder from the same range as my usual No7 powder was running out.
I wasn’t sure which shade to get the foundation in, and after a long time spent putting testers all over my hands and wrists I ended up going for the shade Natural Rose for the foundation and warm vanilla for the powder.
Having now used the range together for the past couple of weeks I think I made a mistake with the shade of foundation I purchased. I usually go for a very light shade, as I have quite pale skin. I can then always warm it up with blusher or bronzer if I want to.
Unfortunately I went for a darker shade this time and the result has meant my skin looks a little grey (don’t ask me how) and my complexion is more ‘cakey’ than normal.
The worst thing is that I have the light shade of powder, so I end up with a bizarre pasty finish to my makeup when I use them together.
I actually think the powder would be great if I had the correct shade of foundation, but in photos especially, it shows up and looks awful.
The foundation itself is fairly good. If I bought the correct shade I think I would have been happy. It’s much the same as the maybelleine one I replaced (dream matte) with a similar medium coverage to it and a squeeze tube application (which is slightly frustrating when it comes to running out, much like a tube of toothpaste).
I feel my skin looks fairly good with the foundation on (or would at least if I had the right shade), it does a good job of covering up any spots and blemishes on my face and generally works well with my concealer (Rimmel wake me up) to hide the dark circles under my eyes.
I don’t know how the total cover foundation compares to the existing infallible foundation, and whether it is worth the additional £2, but in general I found it a reasonable budget price foundation and I would be tempted to purchase again, just in a shade lighter next time.
Have you tried the new infallible total cover foundation from L’Oréal? What did you think of it?