Currently causing base hysteria Stateside is L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation so I need to say ahead that this isn’t available in the UK and nor is it currently on their schedule to launch here in 2017 (yes, I checked). So, if you want it, you’ll have to find it on Ebay (which is what I did). While mostly everyone is loving this new base that is targeted to dry skin types, many have complained at the lack of dark shades for deeper skin tones. 12 shades was never going to be even nearly enough!
I chose shade 206 – weirdly, it looks darker in the tube than it does on the skin, so while I thought it might be on the warm side (there weren’t many colour options from the Ebay seller) it’s actually only fractionally too warm. I’ve given it a full day’s wear because it claims up to 24 hours (oh my god.. please don’t ever let me have the day that requires my foundation to last 24 hours!). It’s definintely built to last but at the same time, it’s quite a heavy look base compared to the lighter, dewier formulas I normally use (Lumi Magique, Tru Match, Chanel Healthy Glow). The glow thing? Yes – definitely gives luminosity that doesn’t come from shine and yet, it feels smooth and hydrating which is quite spectacular in terms of formulation technique; it’s a fine line between dewy and shiny. I’ve read a lot of US blog reviews on this one and the last seems variable depending upon how dry/oily your skin is. Mine is normal to dry at the moment and I found the last good with only minimal fading towards the end of the day.
If you generally like L’Oreal foundation formulas, which I do, it has that familiar fluidity and easy of blending and if you found L’Oreal Infallible Matte too dry, it’s worth a little shopping around to see if you can find it (or have a friend pick it up if they’re in the US). I am not blown away by it but at the same time, very pleased to have it. In the US it’s around the $12.99 mark to give you a comparison.
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