It’s been quite a while since I’ve found a drugstore foundation that has worked really well for me. There’s one in particular that I’ve been using for over three years. But of course, I do want to find an alternative foundation so I can mix things up once and a while. Will the L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation* be a new holy grail foundation for me? Read on to find out.
WHAT IS IT
The Infallible Total Cover Foundation is L’Oreal Paris’ latest foundation release in Australia.
A lot of the claims for this product are of course related to the coverage of this foundation. Let me try and break them down for you.
Using something called ‘camo stretch technology’, this foundation is intended to be a high coverage foundation while also keeping the skin feeling fresh and comfortable. This foundation also claims to be great for covering up acne and even ‘holiday tattoos’. It is also supposed to provide 24-hour full coverage and 30% more coverage than other classic foundations, without being cakey.
I’m not sure about you but to me, that is a whole heap of strong claims. It made me quite excited to give this foundation a shot because I’m someone with acne and oily skin. By the way, the formula of this foundation is classified as matte.
In Australia, there are only six shades available. This includes 9 Light sand Nude, 10 Porcelain, 12 Natural Rose, 21 Golden Sand, 24 Golden Beige and 32 Amber. The three shades that I received are 9 Light Sand, 21 Golden Sand and 32 Amber. Unfortunately, none of these three shades match me. I personally think that having 32 Amber as the darkest shade in Australia is a bit of a poor effort. I really don’t think that 32 Amber is suited towards the majority of darker skinned makeup wearers here.
9 Light Sand | 21 Golden Sand | 32 Amber
The formula of this foundation is quite mousse like in texture, and has a bit of a bounce to it. As mentioned none of these shades are my exact match. But, I didn’t want this to stop me from making a review, so I’ll be talking about how I applied it, the coverage I found, the lasting power and all of that jazz.
Application for this foundation was quite interesting. I first went in with my Real Techniques Sponge but it didn’t really blend that well. I then tried with my old school Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki Brush which worked a lot better.
The foundation looks beautiful and matte on my skin. It cancels out the redness I have from my acne and most of my problem areas. I can also see a bit of a blurring effect on the pores, which is always a great touch. I wouldn’t say that this is a full coverage foundation straight away. I think it’s medium to full coverage depending on how much you apply.
With my oily skin, I still feel like it felt very lightweight on my skin. Once some oils starting coming through, it didn’t feel all that great. After a quick blot, it removed the appearance of oils. But, I found that it still felt like some oil was still sitting on the surface. This became a little worse over time.
I find that this foundation feels very smooth to the touch and quite buttery. Unfortunately, I do find that it does transfer a little more than some of the other ones in my collection. If you’re someone that touches your face or leans on your face a lot, I’d suggest using a bit of extra powder in those areas.
I really enjoyed how the formula initially felt on my skin and the type of coverage that it provides. Unfortunately, I don’t think the formula lasts well with my oily skin over time. Therefore, I think that this foundation isn’t exactly right for me personally.
I’d suggest this foundation for those who have a normal skin type or skin which is on the lighter side of oily. Also, if you have dry skin, don’t be too scared by the matte finish as it is quite comfortable and doesn’t cling to too many dry patches. Just be careful when blending, and I think you’ll be fine.
AUSTRALIA: $29.95 AUD
USA: $12.99 USD
UK: 7.99 GBP
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