L’Oréal Infaillible 32H Fresh Wear Foundation Review and Swatches

My first post related to makeup. Yeyyyy.  I have waited for so long, I just always think that makeup will go better on a healthy looking skin to look good, so it was important to go trough skin preparation and care first.

Finding a good drugstore foundation is like a serendipity moment. There is so much on the market, but still there is not enough organizing in order not to confuse the customer, who will end up with the wrong color, wrong undertone, wrong formula.

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This is what happened to me at first. I’ve heard so many good things about this foundation, that is a dupe for some high-end foundations I love for my skin type- oily in the T-zone, normal on the sides of the face so I started to look for my shade. Testers were not available and online I was matched to the 140 Golden Beige shade. Now, I am usually a 1,5N in Dior/5 in Armani luminous silk in the winter. Now have in mind that years before there was less emphasis on the undertone of the foundation, so much has changed. Before, the light shades were pink undertone and darker ones yellow undertone. Nowadays, totally different story. They have neutrals, olive tones and options for each type of undertone. 

Long story short, I ended up with 3 foundations to find my right shade and tone, which is 130 True beige. From the name you wouldn’t tell, but it’s neutral. I suggest to have on the website written the undertone also, not only on forums or reviews after customers bought different bottles to find their shade. Nowadays, you can return the wrong shade, so the company also losses money with this process, so better just inform better the customer.

Other than that, IT IS AN AMAZING FOUNDATION. It’s a silicone base foundation, so silicone products will go good together(blushes, contour creams/liquid formulas). It has a buildable coverage, lightweight feel with a stretchable formula containing vitamin C and SPF25( still don’t rely on your makeup for sun protection, please READ HERE  about this issue). As you can see it’s quite liquid in the bottle which means it is not heavy on the skin. I do use a mattifying cream/primer underneath as I tend to get quite oily on my T-zone and the make-up would separate otherwise through the day.

Here are the swatches of the 3 shades I purchased so I can find my right shade:

Click to shop on each one

140 Golden Beige- medium or medium deep with moderate yellow undertone
130 True beige- light neutral 

Swatches for all available shades

Application

On a clean and moisturized face I applied a mattifying cream/primer on my T-zone as I am very oily there and the last layer before the foundation will be the sunscreen for me. 

Because it has a watery consistency, I prefer to apply it with a synthetic brush like Sigma F80 or Sigma F47(featured here down). These are brushes that don’t eat the product, they spread it even across the skin and at the end I like to stipple the excess in necessary places where I need more coverage. Fingers will do fine also. I do not prefer sponges as they absorb all my product. After contour, blush, concealer, I applied a light powder (click here for the powder) on the T-zone only.

Performance

Throughout the day, the foundation had a all an all good wear, the blush and contour stayed well on top and didn’t separate the base. I got a little bit oily on the T-zone, but not in a dramatic way as I prepped according to my skin needs. I did notice that later in the day I could see my pores and my dry patches more , which is a big no-no for me. I held well for a good 8 to 10 hours.

Ingredients

Feel free and and also recommended to look for the meaning of the main ingredients on websites like Incidecoder.  

Aqua/Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide [Nano], Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Perlite, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Bis-PEG/PPG-14/14 Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Cellulose, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Silica Silylate, Parfum/Fragrance, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tocopherol, Silica, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, BHT, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol May Contain: Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides, Ci 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica

Pros

For a drugstore foundation, it is a dream find product. Long lasting, easy to blend and buildable without being cakey. The price is excellent. For normal/combination/oily skin  is nice as it has a satin matte finish. It’s lightweight, easy to apply, transfer resistant and sweat-proof. Looks good in pictures and doesn’t set in the fine lines.

Cons

It lingers to the dry patches and emphasizes pores although I used a primer targeting that issue. I recommend moisturizing well the skin, in the beginning might look maybe too much, but in 1-2 hours it will look fine.

It has fragrance. Caution for sensitive skin persons.

My biggest problem with this foundation was finding the right shade. I mean, I didn’t expect more from a drugstore foundation, but maybe companies could take that in mind for the future. It’s such a shame to have to go wrong in the beginning and only find your shade by test and fail. The undertones should be written on the bottles. 

All and all I recommend this foundation. It's a good buy.

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