I think it’s safe to say us girls are always on the hunt for a new holy grail foundation. I can’t even recall how many I have tried in the past, but long story cut shorts, it’s a lot. The blogosphere is a great place to find new items to try, especially makeup as there are so many beauty bloggers giving us reviews left, right and centre. It’s both a blessing and a cure. On the bright side, you end up with a lush, unbeatable makeup bag BUT.. your debit card will inevitably hate you.
The L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation has been one of the most spoken about foundations in a while, and one I’ve wanted for a few months (as you’d have seen on my beauty wishlist!). If you haven’t yet heard of this product, please come out from under that rock you’ve been hiding under, as it’s a serious game changer. I’ve always been slightly skeptical about drugstore foundations purely because it’s all I used to wear when I was younger, and those days of patchy, orange foundation doubled up with dream matte mousse are not days I would like to relive. When I saw the reviews on this product, I decided that splashing out £9.99 -bargain- wouldn’t be the end of the earth if I ended up hating it.
I’m very much a fan of full coverage foundations. I don’t particularly suffer with spots or blemishes however I do have a face full of freckles, that I like to cover up as much as possible. (I know all you non-freckled people love freckles, but trust me they are not great when you can’t just wipe them off with the rest of your makeup!!). The Infallible foundation is amazing for this, using a minimal amount has perfect coverage and I found it blended into my skin perfectly. I find the foundation has a really creamy formula, which made it super easy to apply with both a brush and a beauty blender, although I found the beauty blender application left the foundation looking better on my face than applying with a brush.
The drama of a foundation feeling too thick is usually the case when you prefer more coverage, but I don’t find this at all. You are able to build up this foundation without it feeling too ‘cakey’ which is great for when you want a heavier look for an event rather than everyday! Personally, I use this over Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer, which works really well as the primer isn’t oily, however I haven’t tried this foundation without primer so I couldn’t say whether it would sit as well. The foundation doesn’t cling to all your dry spots and doesn’t become patchy during the day, which is one of my biggest pet hates with foundations!
And the best part.. you may ask? Well, at the end of a long hard day in the office… I don’t come home absolutely horrified wondering if my foundation has really looked that bad all day. I’m not saying it looks exactly how I left it at 07:30, but it does last a full day without me turning into Shrek, hallelujah. As well as this, using setting spray to finish off allows me to party all night with my makeup still staying in place, what more could a girl ask for??