REVIEW: L’ORÉAL INFALLIBLE TOTAL COVER FOUNDATION

L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Foundation:

Unlike their classic medium coverage True Match Foundation, The L’Oréal infallible Total Cover fills in the missing piece for those who prefer a much fuller coverage with a matte texture. The very simplistic packaging works practically well as this has a thicker texture compared to L’Oréal’s usual liquid foundations that come with a pump dispenser.

Containing 35g of product, the total camouflage coverage foundation comes in 7 different shades, ranging from (the lightest shade) ‘Light Sand Nude 9’ to (the darkest shade) ‘Cappuccino 33’.

Product’s Claims:

Discover Infallible Total Cover Foundation for a flawless, full coverage base that lasts up to 24 hours. The zero compromise, camouflage formula covers everything from blemishes, redness and tattoos without the overload, while the matte finish leaves you with an even, shine-free base.
No compromise. No transfer. No overload.

REVIEW

Texture & Finish: Matte

A little goes a very long way with this foundation. I must say, treating this like a regular liquid foundation can cause this to separate on the skin quite quickly. I have combination-oily skin, and on me, it seemed to have gotten oily after about 6 hours of wearing it alone (set with powder of course). I would highly recommend thinking of this as a thicker textured concealer rather than as a foundation. I found that by using it this way – I hadn’t needed as much as I was used to. This resulted in a more clean finish, avoiding that cakey textured feeling.

Coverage: Medium to Full

This foundation covers up well when less is applied ironically. If you do go in with a lot, as I mentioned before – the foundation is most likely to separate and go thin. But I don’t doubt that this foundation can very well cover up almost anything.

Best Application Method: Using a Small Concealer Brush to Apply Prior to Blending

From experience, it’s best to apply this onto selected areas of the face first and then blend. Using patting and lightweight buffing motions with a smaller foundation brush work best with this foundation I’ve found. Just like how you would treat applying a concealer, you’ll get the best results this way.

Lasts Up To 12 hours (maximum)

Depending on the type of primer that you use, the foundation can generously last up to 12 hours as it can get very oily and develop transfer.

Pros:

  • Covers amazingly well
  • The colour match is great
  • Perfect for concealer usage and spot concealing
  • Lasts long if set well with powder
  • A lot of product comes with this foundation so it should last you a while

Cons: Transfers easily

  • Only lasts up to 12 hours (maximum)
  • Lacks in the shade range (my shade: ‘Cappuccino 33’ is their darkest)
  • Gets oily quite fast
  • Can separate if too much is applied

Final thoughts

I totally loved the idea of this foundation. It can cover up any spots and hyperpigmentation so nicely, however, using this as a foundation alone has definitely caused way too much blotchiness and separation to be applied as one. Which is why I actually use this as a concealer instead. This way I have more control over the product and where it’s going. I’m currently using this foundation mixed in with another water-based textured foundation from Primark Beauty.

Since mixing the two foundations together I’ve found no problem within the end result at all, it has rather become my perfect combo for my skin. So I think that it all comes down to the actual texture which can take a turn depending on how much of it you use (as mentioned before).

So, if you are considering buying this, I’d highly recommend using this as a concealer as opposed to a full face foundation. You’ll then perhaps be more likely to get more usage out of the product in the end. But give it a go and see how you like it, I know that a lot of people get on very well with this foundation – so like most foundations, it’s down to preference.

Price: £9.99

Shop the L’Oréal Infallible Total Cover Foundation by clicking here.

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