L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24HR Brush Foundation
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L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Brush Foundation provides flawless coverage that hides imperfections with 24-hour hold. The design includes a perfecting brush applicator with high compact bristles, which are different lengths to follow the curves of the face and stretch the formula over the skin. The foundation offers an anti-fatigue formula enriched with stabilising polymers that work with pigments to safeguard coverage and guarantee colour that stays true for 24 hours. It also contains mattifying polymers that help to control shine and an SPF 19 protection against harmful UV rays. The formula does not dry the skin and does not clog pores. Available in: Porcelain, Natural Rose, Rose Beige, Golden Beige, Golden Sand and Honey.
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Rating: Apr 22, 2013 5:57pm
- Very good coverage; would definitely put this in the 'heavy' coverage category
- Lasts all day, maybe not 24hrs but who needs that long anyway?
- Has a handy brush which I can't really comment on, being used to using my fingers I have no experience in brushes, but it's nifty & seems practical
- Nice finish, matte but not too matte it looks dry
- SPF 19!
- Pretty sure it's oil free
- Whilst the coverage is great, it doesn't cover blemishes very well and as most heavy coverage foundations, tends to look cakey & accentuates pores. It looks flawless inside, in natural light.. not so much. Definitely a foundation I would reserve for night time wear.
- Quite expensive considering how much you get
Repurchase? No, purely because it's TOO much coverage for me & I feel there are better options out there for less $$
Rating: Aug 1, 2012 6:41pm
I hate the brush.
First application is ok, but still streaky.
But my god, it is a germ harbor in there.
The foundation itself is nice though.
It feels a lot less sticky than the original infallible and offers the same coverage and long lasting ability that the original has.
Expensive as hell for such a small amount of product though, so only worth it if L'oreal are having 40% off or so, really.
Rating: Jul 22, 2012 6:27pm
I love the coverage this foundation gives. Everytime I wore this others thought as if I had nothing on at all. The brush on the tip just saves time of whipping out an extra brush to apply!
It definitely does live up to its 24 hour long lasting, but may be prone to oily skin.
Rating: Jun 9, 2012 11:34am
I have since continued using this foundation since my last review and can happily say that I will not repurchase or recommend.
The brush gets far too dirty and oily with foundation build up and it becomes so hard to clean (impossible to clean completely) and lately I have noticed it now leaves my face streaky and the brush is just not good anymore.
I now apply this foundation with a sponge.
Rating: Apr 7, 2012 1:44pm
I love this foundation and the way of application. It has great high coverage and I like the smooth bristled brush. The foundation really does last long on my skin and keeps my skin feeling so super smooth all day and all night!
Rating: Mar 18, 2012 9:15pm
It’s been a while since I received this product to try from BH and at the time I really liked it but the colour didn’t quite match my skin. Lately I’ve used it a bit more just to refresh my memory about the good and bad points and make my decision about my review and I found the colour actually suits me a lot better now; I reckon it must be because it’s just been summer and my skin is probably a little darker than when I initially reviewed it in winter. When I started using this again I quickly remembered how I really disliked the ‘click to dispense’ system because you click it and nothing comes out so you keep on clicking and then all of a sudden a lot of foundation comes out all at once which is often too much for my face as I don’t want to look like I’m wearing a mask! Still to this day I can’t get just a small amount out! This causes a bit of a problem as the amount that comes out is way to much for that brush to handle and if you try to just apply it like that you will end up with foundation on very thickly indeed. I found the only way to overcome this; since I couldn’t learn to dispense a small amount, was that as soon as the foundation came out you need to dab it around various parts of your face and then begin to start blending it into your skin and creating an even layer. While this is a bit of annoying process, it is worth it in the end as the finish the brush gives is pretty amazing and I’d have to agree with Infallible.
The brush is also really soft feeling and it feels really nice to smooth it around all over your face, and hey it’s a major bonus you don’t have to get your fingers messy (and then risk getting foundation other places you don’t want it like on your clothes!). It’s also really convenient as it is inside the sleek slim bottle which makes it really easy to take with you on the go and easy to store anywhere. I do feel it is a problem though that you can’t remove the brush, so I am hesitant has to how hygienic this is as it says only to wipe with a tissue after use, and you can’t wash the brush. Also I found that after I stopped using this for a couple of months and then opened it up there was dried up foundation towards the roots of the brush that kind of flaked off but there was no way I could wash it. The brush still remained soft though so at least the dried up product didn’t make it go stiff and didn’t seem to clog up the brush either.
I do like the actual foundation and it has a really matte finish which is always what I am after. There is only a narrow range of shades however (six) so I’m not sure if there would be a perfect match there for everyone. I was impressed at how well the foundation lasted on my skin. While it claims to last 24 hours I can’t say I have ever tried it for this long as I tend to go to bed :P However after 12-16 hours it definitely does still look good so that is all that really matters I think as rarely would you need to go much longer than that! Where I live its not particularly hot most of the time and I haven’t actually tried this foundation out in the heat so I’m not sure how well it would last, but its got 19 SPF so definitely a great one if you do go outdoors a bit.
I would considering getting this product again for sure. While there is a few cons about it such as the problem with dispensing it and not being able to remove the brush, there is also a lot of pros such as long lasting, flawless finish and SPF. You can also work the coverage from medium to full fairly easily which makes it a great foundation for day and night time.
Rating: Mar 17, 2012 12:01am
Great coverage, convenience, and finish- Glosscars
I was really excited to try the new L'Oreal infallible foundation with the addition of the “high precision foundation brush”. The foundation claims to last for 24 hours without breaking down and says it non-transferable. The packaging of the product is quite a novelty by having to twist the product band in the direction of the arrows to dispense the product. However what I do not like about this is that I am not able to get the desired amount of product out each time and the amount of product dispersed can be quite inconsistent at times; sometimes too little foundation comes out or sometimes too little which can lead to excess and wastages.
I quite like the addition of the foundation brush attached to the top of the bottle, the brush contains many compact bristles at different lengths in order to get into the contours of the face with ease. Of course there are better foundation brushes out there on the market; however I would say that I do not think it was the intention of L'Oreal to develop a top quality foundation brush. Rather they created one for general use which would achieve convenience and get the job done, and that is exactly what it does. It was perfect when I was in a rush to be able to pull out one product rather than have to rummage through my items to also find a foundation brush, it was great to use for touch-ups and the added foundation brush makes it the perfect handbag essential for me. However I do not like the fact that you are unable to clean the brush as it says on the back of the foundation to not rinse with water, rather use a tissue to wipe of the excess. This makes me question how hygienic the brush application would be over time.
I have the L'Oreal infallible foundation in the shade Rose Beige which is a close match for me which is fortunate considering the range of colours available are quite limited, with 6 shades to chose from which I would consider a shortcoming of the product. The foundation has a beautiful creamy liquid consistency which feels very pleasant on the skin; it smoothes and spreads easily over the face without applying too thick. It dries on the skin a lovely matte finish which is great for me as I have oily skin which can get shiny throughout the day, this foundation I found once powdered once to set it in place kept the shine at bay throughout the day. The formulation of the foundation is lightweight so that I am able to blend the foundation over my skin with such ease; it does not dry instantly so you have time to work with the product and cover the skin. The coverage of the foundation is medium but definitely has the potential to be buildable to full coverage.
The foundation says it has an anti-fatigue formula enriched with stabilising polymers that work with pigments to safeguard coverage and guarantee colour that stays true for 24 hours. Now I am not sure how that anti-fatigue formula works, but I do know from the results of wearing the foundation for whole days that the foundation definitely stays put throughout the day without creasing or sweating off the skin in hot temperatures. The foundation never oxidized on my skin after a few hours which was great, my skin looked smooth and matte throughout the day without needed to re-apply. The foundation is targeted at people with normal to oily skin which was perfect for my skin, my skin was never irritated, it felt moisturised without becoming shiny which other foundations tend to do to my oily t-zone. The foundation also has the added benefit of having SPF 19 protection which gives me great peace of mind that my skin is being protected from the harmful sun. An overall convenient foundation perfect to carry on you, a great coverage, smooth finish foundation with a foundation brush added to it, which moisturises the skin and has SPF. It ticks a lot of boxes.
Rating: Mar 16, 2012 10:21pm
Infallible look... :)
I have this foundation in Golden Beige and the colour is just perfect for my medium skin tone. My skin is combination and I always struggle to keep my foundation stay longer without any touch-ups but this foundation stays for as long as you want.
The packaging is so sleek and very easy to carry around in your handbag as you don’t have to carry an extra brush or sponge to apply the foundation. The brush applicator is very easy to use as well, you just have to twist it and the product will come on the tips of the brush. Brush is very soft and makes the application of foundation very easy, it is soft and gentle.
The foundation provides good coverage and my skin looked flawless as I have few blemishes and pimple marks but it hides everything perfectly. The foundation contains SPF 19 which makes it even better for those who want to eliminate an extra process of applying sunscreen under makeup.
I can easily give this foundation 4/5. The reason I am giving 4 to this foundation is because I find it really hard to clean the brush. As in the packaging it is mentioned not to use the water to clean the brush and instead use tissue to remove the excess foundation after every use. But I think it will not clean the brush properly. This is the only issue I have with this foundation but other than that this foundation is perfect for any skin types and for anyone who is after a long lasting foundation.
Rating: Mar 14, 2012 5:43pm
never fail with loreal
loreal has always been my choice of foundation brand it works wonders
Rating: Mar 13, 2012 2:14pm
Love the applicating brush
I loved the concept of this foundation as soon as I heard about it and it can be hard to find the right formulation and shade of foundation that is right for you.
Loreal nearly got it right this time for me.
The first thing you notice about his foundation is that it has an applicator brush which means there is no longer any need for applying foundation with your finger tips or having to root round your make up bag for your foundation brush.
To apply the foundation you have to twist the top with the brush a few times to get some of the foundation onto the brush. After that you then apply to the face like you would with a normal foundation brush. I find the best way for me is to only twist a couple times so that I don't have to much on the brush and then I apply it to my face with dabs in different sections before blending it across my face.
Although I love the application of this foundation I find it does not live up to its name. Usually I find that it has mostly worn off within a few hours but definitely does not last for 24hrs. It does give really good coverage on initial application though. I do sometimes get dry patches of skin so the formula does work against this and makes them stand out more so I would avoid this product if you have dry skin. The brush applicator does also make me question the hygiene of it but usually a little bit of water and a tissue give it a good clean.
Overall this is a good foundation for a night out with a super easy brush applicator at a reasonable price.