Thursday, 23 April 2015

Drugstore Dupe // Foundation Edition

New foundation releases get me really excited (yes I realise that makes me sound like I have a very sad life). Due to my oily skin, I always struggle to find a foundation that stays put without looking cakey and I'm constantly on the hunt for a revolutionary foundation for us oily gals. As a student, L'Oreal True Match foundation was my go to for a beautiful base that didn't break the bank and when I started working I invested in some more expensive foundations from Estée Lauder and MAC. And you know what? I truly think that L'Oreal does it better, especially with their newest addition to the line-up.

Enter L'Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte. Right off the bat, I will say that I do not think this foundation lasts 24 hours. But there again I don't know who would want their foundation to last that long anyway! As I have said before, even Estée Lauder Double Wear goes shiny on me after a couple of hours so I'm not the best person to ask in terms of foundation longevity as my face just melts make up away. That being said, even my skin still looks great after a few hours of wearing this gorgeous foundation. The formula goes on quite matte to start with but as it adjusts and mixes with the natural oils from my skin it gives more of a satin finish. Another thing to point out is addressed to those of you with drier skin types - don't be put off by the fear of this 'matte' foundation drying out your skin. I promise the creamy formula will not make your face feel dry or stick to dry patches! If you have used the L’Oreal True Match foundation you will know that the formula for that is pretty watery whereas the Infallible Matte is thicker but it still feels fairly light and creamy on the skin. It gives really good coverage and I mean, seriously good. I have bad acne scarring on my cheeks and I can wear this foundation alone to cover it up without adding concealer on top like I normally do.

Basically I love this foundation, I feel like it gives the perfect finish and coverage for my skin type and it is only £6.99. Seeing as I will be returning to uni and poor student life again in September, I will no longer be able to afford my beloved MAC Studio Fix Foundation.  The thought of that used to make me feel slightly panicky but now I have this in my life I can sleep easy, in fact I think I actually prefer L’Oreal Infallible Matte to any other high end foundation that I own.

(The reason that I own the two colours 10 Porcelain and 11 Vanilla is that I have super pale face but I don’t want to look like a ghost. Often the palest foundation shade matches my face well but completely washes me out so I mix it with a small amount of the next shade up to match my neck and chest better. However I don’t count this is a negative towards this foundation as I have to do this with all the foundations that I own! If anyone has any tips about how to colour match my foundation better please let me know because buying two lots of foundations per time is becoming an expensive habit!)


  1. I think when you do a full make up face with blush and bronzer, it's okay for your foundation to be a bit lighter. If you warm up your face really well with a bronzer, you won't see the colour of your foundation anyways.
    I do think you should match your foundation to your neck, rather than to your face. When I start getting pale in the winter and my curent foundation gets a bit too dark, i always have to put foundation onto my neck and even a bit on my decolleté when it's shown. Otherwise my face is too different from my neck. When it's lighter than your neck, you can always bronze a bit and that's way easier that spreading out your foundation on your neck.

    I really love this foundation, the shade Vanilla is a perfect match for me and I rarely have to bring it down to my neck. When I'm going to be a bit more tanned in the summer, I will pick up a darker shade to mix it in. But right now I don't really need it yet ;)

    Hope that helped a bit, loved your review! x

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    1. Thank you so much for all the advice Charline! I think you are totally right in what you are saying, I am going to stick to the pale foundations that match my neck from now on and bronze up where I need it :) thanks so much for taking the time to write this comment and I'm glad you liked the review xo

  2. this sounds like such a great product! i recently smashed my foundation bottle (absolutely gutted), so ive been on the lookout for a new one to try! id love it if youd comment back xx

    1. Oh no what a disaster! I honestly feel so upset whenever I break make up bits, they're like my babies! Which foundation was it? I really recommend this one and if you end up buying it I would love to know what you thought of it xx

  3. i really need to try this foundation!

    from helen at

    1. I would recommend it to everyone! Let me know if you try it :) xo


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