When it comes to foundation, I tend to invest in high-end ones.
Over the years nothing I have tried compares, and even though I love Rimmel Wake Me Up and Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream the longevity of these products are not the best.
I personally find this the main issue with drugstore foundations. They just do not stay on my face.
When I seen bloggers and YouTuber’s raving about the new L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Longwear Foundation and with a purse friendly price tag of just £7.99 I thought I would give it a whirl in the shade ‘Porcelain”. I have fair skin with a cool undertone, and my skin at the moment is normal, but dehydrated.
This product claims to offer high coverage, a matte finish all with a weightless feel.
It also claims to cover imperfections, redness and dark spots. It sounded like the perfect product for me, and I was hoping it was as good as it sounded.
Housed in a smallish, tall tube. I love the sleekness of the packaging, it makes it extremely travel friendly, and it has a generous 35g of product.
When I squeezed the tube I was a little taken a back by how thick and hard the product was.
I squeezed a little on the back of my hand and dabbed my Real Techniques Foundation Brush into it. This loosened the product, and it created a more creamy texture. It was still on the firm and thick side of town though.
I brushed the product onto my face, and again it felt very thick and firm. It’s not a texture I particularly like. As the texture is so thick it took a while to blend in, It was very hard to work with. Not what you want when you are in a rush of a morning.
It did appear to cover redness and imperfections with ease. It also did not leave a harsh matte finish, which I was happy about. The product felt lightweight on the skin, a shocker considering how thick and hard it initially felt. So they are the positives. Now the not so positives.
I have tried this foundation with a setting powder and without, with a primer and without. Unfortunately after 4 hours it separates around my T-zone and gathers together in patches.
It makes my skin appear very shiny and oily, and it also oxidises slightly.
Yes, totally not a good look!
So another foundation bites the dust, and my quest for the perfect drug-store foundation goes on.
Have you tried this product?