I think shopping for foundations can be extremely overwhelming. What undertone do I need? What finish do I want? Will it cling to my dry patches? How much coverage does it have?.. As a beginner especially, it can be a little too much. That is what we, as beauty bloggers, are here to do. Help anyone out with reviews and/or first impressions. That is exactly what I am here to do today. I have decided to do a first impression on the L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation.
There have been plenty of people raving about the Infallible Pro Matte Foundation which is perfect for oily skin, but what about us dry skin girls? When shopping in Boots yesterday, I picked up this foundation to see if it is a good alternative to the pro matte, but for those of us with more dry skin. So how did I feel after the first application?
I want to start of with the packaging, as it’s always a nice place to start. Usually we are drawn into buying products that have beautifully sleek packaging as we assume that the product inside will be just as beautiful. This foundation comes in a square bottle, with red and black detailing. Red and black work as a good combination, as the colours draw you in. I wouldn’t recommend this product for travelling as it does come in a glass bottle, and we wouldn’t want any accidents! That could be a little tooo messy. I love that this foundation comes in a pump, like any other foundation as you don’t waste product.
When I first pumped this product onto the back of my hand it had a good consistency. It wasn’t too thick or too thin and the colour looked like a good match to my skin. I used one pump and decided to apply this with my Real Techniques Sculpting Brush. I love this brush for foundation as it really blends it into the skin without being streaky and it doesn’t steal a lot of my product. I then started applying the foundation how I usually would, starting with my cheeks, chin, nose and then my forehead.
I really love how well this blended into my skin. I got the shade 120 Vanilla which I assumed was the lightest shade, but it was just a tad too dark. This foundation does have a very yellow undertone to it however, which is perfect for my skin tone. With just one pump, I managed to blend this all over my face and down my neck. I decided to blend it down my neck so that it wasn’t too obvious that it was a touch too dark. After applying it, I looked online and found out that there is one shade lighter than what I got (015 Porcelain) but they didn’t have it when I went so I may have to go and exchange it.
My first thought was how much I loved the coverage. This stuff has really good coverage, I wouldn’t say it was full.. but it definitely covered up any redness and unevenness that I had. I also liked the finish as it wasn’t really dewy but it had more of a satin finish to it. I was really impressed that it didn’t look cakey and it didn’t build up in any of my problem areas (between the brows, the nose and chin). From the first application, this foundation did look really flawless. I didn’t have to apply concealer to my forehead or my chin, but just a little bit under my eyes where I had some darkness.
I then went ahead and finished my complexion. I didn’t set my entire face with powder as I wanted to see if this foundation does what it says: no transfer, no visible shine and no dry outs. I really wanted to see if this foundation was going to cling to my dry patches without the influence of powder and I wanted to see if it rubbed off onto my clothes throughout the day.
I wasn’t wearing clothes that the foundation could really rub off on, so I can’t report back on that one. However, I can say that even though I have dry skin, it didn’t make me look shiny and it didn’t cling to any of my dry patches throughout the day. This pleases me beyond belief. Yay, L’Oreal!
(This photo was taken around 6-7 hours later)
Honestly, my first impression for this foundation is that it is good. I can’t fault anything except my poor colour matching, but even though it’s slightly too dark.. it is still wearable as it isn’t really noticeable. I looked in natural lighting and once it was blended down my neck you really couldn’t tell. This foundation, so far, get’s a big thumbs up from me. I think I now fully understand ‘love at first sight’. I plan on using this foundation more often of course, so hopefully I will be able to give you an update and full review on this foundation, and how I have found it the second, third and fourth time around.
So there we have it my loves, my first impression on the L’Oreal Infallible Stay Fresh Foundation. I hope you enjoyed and until next time…