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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

An Infallible Duo?

L'Oreal's Infallible range seems to be growing almost exponentially, and I just couldn't help myself picking up a couple of the newer items to try - the Infallible Total Cover Foundation, and the Infallible Fixing Mist. I know the Fixing Mist has been around a while, but I've only just got round to picking it up...
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover & Fixing Mist
I picked up the foundation in shade 12 'Natural Rose', which I believe is the second-lightest shade of the nine available in the UK - so not the best shade range, but better than some drugstore foundations. The foundation itself is pretty thick and almost mousse-like in texture, and has quite a weird scent to it which thankfully fades pretty quickly upon application. I've found this blends into the skin best with a buffing brush, I really struggled to get it to look even when using my dampened Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. Below I've used the foundation on the left of the photo, whilst the right side is no-makeup - you can see that it evens my skintone out nicely, has a matte finish, and works well to hide redness, blemishes, and the dark circles under my eyes.
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation Review
I really like the finish and I was pretty excited at first about this foundation - for the first 2-3 hours. Sadly, that's as long as it lasts on my skin - I generally apply my make-up at around 8:30 before work, and by 12:00 my face is a veritable oil-slick. Given that this claims to last up to 24 hours, I found that pretty disappointing! It's just about redeemable with blotting sheets and powder, but even that will only last me another couple of hours before, once again, I'm as shiny as a shiny thing. I'm actually quite disappointed as I did really love the finish and the coverage. It might work better for skin more in the normal-slightly oily category but for me, it's just not workable.

I've not tried a fixing mist before, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this - but I was hoping for something that would keep my make-up looking fresher and my skin matte for longer. I've been using the Infallible Fixing Mist daily for the past month or so and to be honest, I'm still not sure what I think - it's easy to use, as long as I remember to spritz before I apply my mascara, in order to avoid panda-eye smudges (I've only done that twice!) I haven't found that it really changes the appearance of my make-up, apart from maybe making me look a little less powdery if I happen to have overdone it with the setting powder... And I honestly haven't noticed any difference in how long my make-up lasts - I still get shiny quickly, my eyeshadow still creases if I don't use a base, and my foundation still tends to settle into fine lines over the course of the day. I'm not sold, I'm afraid!
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Tattoo
The TV advert for L'Oreal's Infallible Total Cover Foundation seemed to make the claim that it will cover tattoos - as you can see above, this certainly wasn't the case for me! I actually found that two layers was as good as it got, as the third layer just kind of went a bit cakey and started moving the previous layers around, rather than building over them. To be honest, I didn't buy this foundation to cover tattoos, so it's not the end of the world to me - I just thought it'd be interesting to share, and I definitely wouldn't bother if you're after a product to hide your ink.

L'Oreal's Infallible Total Cover Foundation is priced at £9.99 for 30ml, whilst the Infallible Fixing Mist is £7.99 for 100ml. If your skin isn't too oily and you're after a full-coverage foundation then this might be worth a try, and similarly with the Fixing Mist - but sadly they were no match for my super-oily skin! I'll be sticking with the Infallible Pro Matte (US version) from this line for the time being. Have you tried either of these products? What's your favourite full-coverage foundation? Do you use a setting spray?

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  1. Wow... That really didn't cover the tattoo, did it? My wife has been thinking of trying Infallible, so thanks for the review. I'll tell her to look at other brands.

  2. I've used L'Oreal products for years. I've been looking for a lighter foundation now that spring is here. Going to add this one to my Target list. It seems like it would be wonderful. Thanks so much for your review!

  3. Interesting review! I think I'll be avoiding these products!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

  4. I only use the infallible full coverage when I need full coverage which thankfully isn't all the time. I do find I'm struggling to find a setting spray with it though! Haven't tried the infallible mist but I am a big fan of the maybelline setting spray!

    Chloe x

  5. I really need to try out different make up. I need a total coverage make up that lasts too! It's a shame this one doesn't last long

  6. This is actually my favourite foundation and the one I am using at the moment. I love the coverage, although I'm not sure any foundation is able to cover a tattoo!

  7. Sound alike a really disappointing product really. Especially as it doesn't live up to its claims. What a shame.

  8. certainly doesn't even come close to covering a tattoo but otherwise great!

  9. I really love this post and so glad that you share your honest review! I think I need to avoid that foundie

  10. It doesn't sound the best to be honest, especially as it is claiming to last all day.

  11. I love the infallible foundation but I'm just not so into full coverage foundations! It definitely does the job though.

    Holly x


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