The special thing about this range is the 16 hour tag attached to it – the foundations, concealers, pressed powders and lipsticks all fall under this range. Having tried the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Lipsticks, you can read in my review that they indeed are long lasting BUT without the drying and flaky/waxy formula which generally long lasting lipsticks are associated with. The 16hr claims are exaggerated ofcourse as with any makeup line. I mean Hello! We know lipsticks can’t last THAT long, we eat, we drink,
. Two things I look for in my foundations:
~ Coverage (if its sheer, I would rather use a tinted moisturiser)
~Longevity (You don’t want it to melt off and run for your life like Cinderella)
And then there are other things like texture, blending ability, formula, spf, etc. Read on to see if it performs.
Foundation: Infallible make-up is L’Oréal Paris’ first foundation that fights the signs of make-up melt down and lasts up to 16 hours. The Infallible make-up formula with a high dry pigment content provides optimal coverage and evens out skin tone perfectly. Encased in a fluoride base, the ultra-resistant pigments contribute to form a barrier against perspiration and sebum, and to provide exceptional foundation hold up to 16 hours! The result: a perfect finish that looks freshly applied all day long!
Concealer: Conceals dark circles and imperfections! Infallible Concealer is L’Oréal Paris’ first concealer that fights the signs of make-up melt down and lasts for up to 16 hours. Dark circles and imperfections are covered: your complexion looks even and freshly made-up. Infallible Concealer is a long-lasting, high coverage concealer. Infallible Concealer has a light and supple texture and is enriched with Jojoba oil and Vitamin E. It feels very smooth on the skin.
The coverage is medium to full and you can infact skip your concealer with this one. Yes this covers up the under eye redness and dark circles nicely too meaning less layers of makeup in summers, which is a relief. This stuff is for your night outs, parties and events and anywhere you would like to look flawless. So its ideal for office girls or party girls who stay out for long and don’t get time to touch up the makeup. On me it lasts ALL day. Being an oily, I set it with some loose powder and I’m sorted for the day. And the finish is matte. On my oily skin, it turns dewy after 4hrs and then I have to blot the oil out and touch with a compact.
Texture, consistency, blending powers:
The best thing about it is that its so easy to work with. The consistency is like any liquid foundation and it blends easily. I use Sigma F80 with this one while my mom uses the Vega foundation brush and both work equally good with it. Being heavy coverage, you need less than a pump for the entire face. Remember, less is more wit this one. Another thing I would like to highlight that it never gives the feeling that something is sitting on your skin, its not feathery light but not heavy either. You almost forget you are wearing one. But do moisturize the skin well or use a primer if you have one, would make the blending easy. Dry skin girls – do moisturise!
Photo test: Since it has spf 15, I wanted to see how it turns up in the photographs. It did turn out nicely in photos without making me look like a shiny disco ball.
Skin sensitivity test: I don’t know if it was brave or foolish of me to try it while my skin was going through a very bad phase. I do have those phases when my chin breaks out terribly with zits popping out every day for almost a week (ugggh..if you are a regular reader, you probably know how much I’m sick of my skin sensitivity). But the curiosity got the better of me and I tried it and it didn’t break me out or irritate my skin further.
The colour I have is #140 Golden Vanilla which is a nice match but not the bang on perfect one. Its a little light for me specially near the chin so I adjust the colour either with a loose powder in my shade or by dusting a little bronzer to warmify. I make it work but it would have been much better had the colour been a perfect match. So do try out in the stores to check the shades.
Now comes the Infallible concealer, well I mostly skip it since the foundation pretty much covers up everything. But for the review I tested it out sans the foundation. It comes in a twist up tube. The texture is a little dry and needs some effort in blending. But once blended, it covers up the puffiness, redness and dark circles pretty well. It brightens up my under eyes nicely. I dust some loose powder with a fluffy brush to set it. The finish is smooth and never settles in the lines or turns flaky. But then I’ve oily lids. So if you have dry skin, moisturise the area well. Like the foundation, it stays on for a very long time. I tried it once for spot concealing but it didn’t like it that way so I recommend it for under eyes only. The texture makes it ideal for summers.
If I’ve to choose one, I will pick the foundation. Its my go to foundation when I want coverage and longevity (the two things I want- read above). But if you have clear skin, you probably don’t need this much of coverage..
I envy you lucky you!
|L’Oreal Paris Infallible Foundation Swatches|
|L’Oreal Paris Infallible Concealer swatches|
Price: foundation and concealer are for Rs.1195 and Rs.900 respectively (Rs.950 and Rs.810 respectively on medplusbeauty.com)
So is it for you? Yes if you are looking for a long lasting base makeup that stays put, doesn’t melt, gives great coverage and blends easily. The pump ensures that you don’t waste any product. The concealer need a little effort in blending but takes away all the redness and puffiness and never settles into the lines. The foundation works almost like a concealer so you can skip the concealer. I recommend it for parties and events when you want a long lasting base makeup.
Post contains a press sample, all opinions are mine