22 July 2015

Review: L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Base & 24H-Matte Foundation

I have really been loving new drugstore releases lately. I had the opportunity to trial L'Oreal's new Infallible 24H-Matte foundation and base, and I keep finding myself reaching for these two amazing products long after the trial period has been and gone.

Both the foundation and primer/base are packaged in a squeezy tube. It's extremely travel friendly, in that the weight of the packaging is minimal and you don't have to worry about it breaking in transit. The small nozzle at the end of the tube ensures that you squeeze out your desired amount, in comparison to foundations/primers that are packaged in a bottle with no pump (which in my opinon is the worst packaging EVER).

The mattifying base and 24-H matte foundation really compliment each other on my combination/dehyrdrated oily skin. With the current cold, wintery climate, my skin gets annoyingly dry, especially around the nose. I have found that matte foundations I've loved in warmer seasons tend to cling around the drier areas, which is not attractive at all. L'Oreal's new infallible base and foundation has enabled me to get the matte finish I desire, without yucky dry patches.

The mattifying base is a silicone based primer, and is similar to that of Maybelline's Baby Pore and Benefit's Porefessional. It definitely has played a part in keeping the shine away. It feels really comfortable on the skin, thanks to its lightweight formula. It also glides on the skin effortlessly, leaving a soft, velvety canvas for your foundation application.

Pair this with the 24H Foundation and say goodbye to shine. I normally have to blot at least once a day, however with these two beauts, I am able to go without blotting throughout the day. However, I do have to blot if I have to go out after work. Not too bad, considering I put my face on at around 7am, and get home at 5pm (i.e. 10 hours of wear).

As you can and would expect, the 24H foundation dries matte, and have forgotten once or twice to set with a powder. So technically, I could get away without setting it, but I do it out of habit. Like the primer, this foundation feels light and comfortable on my skin. 

L'Oreal claims that the foundation is a high coverage foundation, however, it feels and looks more like a medium coverage one (if not light-medium), as I need a bit of concealer to cover up scars and/or blemishes. I personally do not mind this level of coverage, as I do not require a full coverage foundation for everyday wear.

If you have combination/oily skin and love matte finishes, I would definitely recommend giving this pair a go. 
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These products were kindly provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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