The formula is pretty similar between the two, with the US version being slightly thicker than the UK; the coverage is also similar, with both offering a pretty full coverage. I do tend to favour a fuller coverage from my foundation so I'm pretty happy with that. The packaging is also similar, though not identical; both foundations come in squeezy plastic tubes with a clear section that allows you to see the shade quite easily, and with red and black branding.
The names of the two products differ slightly, the UK version is "Infallible 24H-Matte", whilst the US is "Infallible Pro-Matte" - a minor difference, admittedly, but I notice that the US version isn't making quite such lofty claims for itself. 24 hours is a lot to live up to!
The shade range is more extensive for the US version, with 12 shades on offer, compared to just six in the UK range, which is frankly shameful - there's literally nothing that would suit women of colour. Admittedly the US version isn't amazing, but it's a definite improvement. I wear shade 10 'Porcelain' in the UK version, which is the lightest shade on offer - it's a little too light for me, but the next shade up is noticeably too dark. In the US version, I have 102 'Shell Beige', the second-fairest shade, which is a far better match for me!
The application also differs; I found the UK version very difficult to work with, and the nicest finish I could get with it seemed to be using a damp beauty blender or similar. The US version is much easier to work with, and blends nicely with brush, fingers or sponge. I think the UK version is slightly quicker to "set" which is where the difficulty comes in. I've also found that the UK version has a tendency to sit in pores and fine lines, and cling to any dry areas, more easily.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible 24H-Matte Foundation is £7.99 for 30ml, available at Boots here, whilst L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation seems to start at around £14 on Amazon here; you'll have to have a hunt around for your shade, as they do seem to vary in price somewhat. You can also find it on eBay at a similar price point here, though as always when shopping on eBay I'd suggest checking out the seller's feedback first.
Have you tried either of these foundations, or both? Which is your favourite?
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