Friday, 20 March 2015

L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer and Foundation

L'Oreal Infallible mattifying Foundation
 
Recently there have been released many new foundations, both drugstore and high end and even though I definitely don't need a new one right now, the curiosity to try the next most perfect foundation takes the better of me. After rather disappointing experience with the new Maybelline Dream Touch foundation I just had to test the latest offerings from L'Oreal: the Infallible Mattifying Foundation and Primer.
 
I don't reach for a primer every day but if I want my makeup to last longer and look better I definitely use it and have my favourites, like The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser and Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Primer. So picking up this L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer, (£6.99), was basically the excuse 'for the blog' to test it out. But I'm really glad I got it because it's a very good primer.

L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
 
It comes in a squeezy tube, containing 35ml of product which has clear gel-like consistency. It reminds me Maybelline Baby Skin primer but is definitely less silicon-y and doesn't feel greasy on the skin. The L'Oreal Infallible Primer feels very lightweight and leaves the skin instantly mattified. It doesn't do much in regards of blurring pores or lines but definitely keep the shine at bay for longer. I tested it under a foundation which normally looks very shiny on my skin after 3-4 hours and it extended its wear time for good 2 hours. I think this is a great primer for oily/combination type of skin as it really does make a difference to how long the skin stays matte.

L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Foundation
 
The Infallible Mattifying Foundation, (£6.99),  just like the primer, comes in a squeezy tube with 35ml of product. There is 6 shades to choose from and the one I've chosen for myself is #12 Natural Rose which is quite a good match for my Winter pale skin. The foundation has quite lightweight consistency but offers a medium to full coverage and still doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. The finish is matte but doesn't look cakey and flat. It makes my skin look nearly flawless, it doesn't settle in my pores or lines and while it clings tiny bit to dry patches it doesn't particularly accentuate them.
It blends beautifully in to the skin with any makeup brush or Beauty Blender which is my preferred method of applying any foundation, especially those with full coverage.
I'm really loving how this foundation looks on my skin.
 

But what really impressed me the most while using the Infallible Mattifying Foundation is its staying power and the ability to control the shine. Normally, most of my foundations start to show signs of wearing off on the tip of my nose and on my chin after 4-5 hours, with this one, even 6-7 hours after applying it on my skin, it still looks as good as at the beginning. After around 4 hours I can see the tiniest bit of natural oils coming through which makes the foundation looks even better, more dewy but not shiny or oily. I notice some signs of the foundation wearing off from my nose and chin after 8-9 hours which is really amazing and through all this time I don't need to blot/powder my face at all.
I tested this foundation with and without primer and, in my opinion, it performs just as good on its own. I even don't need to set it with a powder which is something I always do with my foundations, I still do it though because I think the rest of powder products like blush/bronzer blend better with a bit of powder underneath but I like to have the option.
 
If you haven't guessed already I'm very impressed with this new L'Oreal foundation and it has become my favourite base product at the moment. The primer is nice but the foundation really is a little gem from drugstore for those with combination/oily skin who likes higher coverage without looking like wearing a mask.
 
Have you tried any of these new base products? What was your experience?
 
Dagmara
xxx
 
Ps. Personal update.
Me and my boys are getting much better, just in time for our trip :) I'll be back with a new post on Monday the 30th, and talk to you then :)
 
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35 comments

  1. Looks really good, definitely something I would want to try :)

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. I've heard so many good things about this foundation but I wish it came in darker shades! Glad you're feeling better :) x

    The Beauty Locker

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  3. Glad you are all feeling better! This foundation seems like a great buy, but it seems expensive for drugstore, especially in Canada, it's almost the same as a Mac foundation!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  4. I almost purchased this last week when it was on sale at Superdrug for £6.99! Now I wish I did instead of the crap from Boots ugh!

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  5. Great and very detailed review, Dagmara! I did consider getting this but I'm not a fan of matte finish as I've always leaned towards sheer and dewy. But I really like the finish on your face, definitely need to add this to my list.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  6. Great review Dagmara :) It really does even and perfect your skin - it looks so flawless! I am definitely intrigued to try this foundation as it looks and sounds like an amazing foundation for oily skin...another one to add to the list :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  7. This foundation sounds fab! I'll have to try this out for sure :)

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  8. It looks amazing on you, such a flawless finish! I have the regular version in the glass bottle which is better suited for my dry skin x

    Beauty with charm

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  9. I wanted to try that one before but I'm glad I waited because this version is probably much better for my skin :) x

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  10. If your skin is oily I'm sure you'll love it if you find the shade match :) x

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  11. Thanks hun! It's great foundation, I need to try the sample of the Clarins one to see how they compare :) x

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  12. Thanks hun! It has matte finish but not completely flat if you know what I mean. But also I apply my foundation with Beauty Blender which makes a difference in how the foundation looks. x

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  13. What crap did you buy?? If your skin is on oily side I think you'll love this foundation :) x

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  14. Thank you! Oh really?? That's crazy, here in UK, it's definitely a budget option.

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  15. Thank you Bee! Yeah, the shade selection is crap :(

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  16. I'm loving it, it's so long lasting! x

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  17. This foundation sounds so good! I tested the primer on my hand today in Superdrug but I felt it was a bit too greasy for me :( xo

    Porcelain Queen

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  18. I did really quite like the primer however I couldn't get past how awful the colour of the foundation was for me :( xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  19. I really hate the Maybelline Baby Skin primer because of the greasy feeling but the L'Oreal isn't as bad, I'm quite comfortable using it. But the foundation is a real gem :) x

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  20. It's a shame because the foundation is really good for oily skin. They really should extend the shade range! x

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  21. Both products sound really good, I think I might have to try the primer in store, I usually go for more dewy finish products but I do fancy trying something more on the matte side of things!

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

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  22. I saw these the other day and I wasn't sure about them, but now I'm definitely going to try them! Your complexion looks flawless, and the wear time sounds great!

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  23. This sounds really great! I don't try drugstore foundations that often but this one peaks my interest! I may have to get this. :)
    lipstickisalife.com

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  24. Glad I read your comment :) I am more on the dry side too, so I think the regular version would be a better match for me.

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  25. The finish is lovely on you. It really evens up your skin tone but still looks natural. It's always pleasant to find drugstore foundations that works well as the high end ones are so expensive :) x


    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  26. I have dry to combo skin so I steer clear from matte foundations but I have actually been enjoying matte primers, as they keep the shine away from my T-zone, especially when I wear oil based foundations. I'm now very interested in this infallible primer. And £6.99 is not too bad for 35ml. :) xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  27. I'm interested with the matte base. The finish looks so good.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  28. This is one of my favourite foundations, the finish is really nice and considering it's matte it doesn't look flat at all.

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  29. The finish of this foundation is on the matte side but doesn't look mask-like which makes me love it so much. Both of these products are so affordable it's hard to believe how good they are! x

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  30. I'm really loving this foundation, it looked good on my skin all day while traveling so I think that's a great test :) x

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  31. I think this foundation is as good if not better as some much more expensive ones, I'm really loving it! x

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  32. The finish is not mask-like and I didn't notice the foundation to accentuate any dryness so I think it might be good for those with normal skin as well. And its staying power is amazing! x

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  33. I'm very impressed by this foundation, looks good on the skin and the staying power is fantastic! x

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  34. The foundation is matte but not mask-like, looks very natural on the skin and stays in perfect condition for long time. Definitely my current favourite foundation and I have like ten others on the go :) x

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  35. I was eyeing this up today in boots but I have normal skin so not sure if it will be great for me, but I am tempted :) x

    Pams Stuff and Things

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