There has been a lot of chat about one of the newer L’Oreal foundations, the Infallible 24H-Matte foundation. I love a good matte foundation especially when it doesn’t cost a trillion dollars, so I decided to give it a go along with it’s partner in crime; the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base. Turns out it has become my go-to foundation for when I need full coverage, the primer however still needs some investigation.
♥ First impressions, there’s a decent range of shades (the usual L’Oreal ones) and being a well known brand it is super easy to get a hold of. I purchased both the primer and foundation from Farmers where they retail at $37.99 and $39.99. The tubes are sleek and a nice size to fit into a makeup bag. They’re both 35ml and last well considering I’ve had mine for about four months now and have around half the tube left of each. The tube says the foundation is “lightweight, non cakey 24H matte perfection” with a medium texture (I think they are talking about the weight/heaviness of the product) and high coverage. The primer is said to lock in shine and enhance the foundation’s result with a light texture.
♥ Infallible Mattifying Primer on my face, the mattifying base is very silky and smooth with an almost greasy feeling. A little goes a long way and it slides onto the skin easily applying with my fingers. It feels nice on my skin once it kind of settles in and foundation goes on top of it no problem. The thing with reviewing this primer is that it’s hard to tell how good it works using it with a matte foundation, because they are both doing the same kind of job. I’ve used this primer with a BB cream and I had slightly less oil showing by the end of the day. Using it along with my MAC Studio Fix powder my face stayed matte for over 10 hours which I was impressed with, but powder is of course known for absorbing oil.
♥ Infallible 24h Matte Foundation on my face, the foundation surprised me as I expected the texture to be thicker being a very full coverage foundation, but it definitely is a medium weight liquid. You can start with a small amount of product and I find that I only need a small squeeze to cover my face and have full coverage, although it is build-able if you want even more coverage in any particular areas. It blends easily into the hairline and down my neck using either a Beauty Blender or a blending brush. However I prefer using a Beauty Blender to apply the product over the bulk of my face as then I don’t get any little brush lines/marks. The finish is flawless and I’m impressed with how it lasts through the day with no touch ups and very minimal shine.
♥ Do you have to use the primer and the foundation as a team? No, the primer is good but not necessary because the foundation does a damn good job on its own. I’ve used it without primer and with other primers such as the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and the Garnier Perfect Blur, all with good results. But the primer is nice if you are needing a new one anyways.
♥ Final tips
If you are wearing this foundation for a big night out try setting it when you just have your base on (foundation and concealer) with the Urban Decay All-nighter Setting Spray, nothing will move at all, all night.
Make sure you have a decent makeup remover, although the product is lightweight full coverage foundation can be a real pore clogger!