Friday, 26 February 2016

Loreal Infallible Mattifying Primer & 24 Hour Matte Foundation Review

Hi guys ! Happy Friday. Anyone have any fun weekend plans ?

Last year when the Loreal Infallible Mattifying Primer & 24Hour Matte foundation came out , I was running to the closest Deschem to get it to try it out. In December Loreal send me a few more shades, and I decided why not share my thoughts on these two products. For the record - The shade I use daily (11 Vanilla I bought myself as well as the mattifying primer ) My shade I started using after December (when I was tanned for once - Radiant Beige - I did receive as a PR sample )

As you guys know, I love primers. My HUGE collection of primers in my bathroom can definitely confirm that it's one of my most used products daily. If I apply make-up the day for work, I would like it to stay on my face and not slide off. Usually I apply my make-up around 05h30 in the mornings, and usually only take it off once Alex is in bed and fast asleep around 20h00 . And I want to still look as good at night as I did when I applied it that morning. This primer definitely helps me in that department. This foundation is a silicone formula and as you can see quite thick but once you rub it in between your fingers and applied to your face it provides a velvety smooth finish that helps to keep you matte. 

Usually I need to powder around midday - but using the combo of the primer and foundation - I don't feel the need until around 18h00 . 


Word of warning though - if you don't have oily skin or combination skin - stay away from this primer. Some days when my water intake isn't too great , I do notice the foundation and primer sucks into my skin and makes it look dry - so on those days I skip the primer and use something else like Benefits or Maybelline Baby Skin. 

I’ll admit I was a little hesitant to try this foundation…. when something claims to “withstand everything” and to “work for 24-hours”. I do get a little scared of having cakey / patchy looking skin right after applying the foundation, as even though I'm oily, sometimes my skin freaks out when I use a fuller coverage foundation.  It wasn’t until I began to apply it to my skin that I was amazed to see just how lightweight it is! This foundation offers a medium to full coverage, while looking almost undetectable on the skin - which is pretty impressive. It’s fantastic at evening out any  redness on the face, and it does a pretty good job of covering acne scars and small pimples too. 
While I haven’t tested this product for a full 24 hours ( I like to sleep thank you very much), I have worn it for a decent 14 hours while working , running errand and going out. It was still holding up well, with no patchiness or smudging (and let's be real in the summer that is always something I am looking for in my foundation ). I was just starting to get a small amount of shine in the T-Zone area, which I’d expect from any foundation by this time . A little powder easily fixed that. 
Overall, I will definitely be repurchasing this foundation when I run out. It’s probably my favourite long-wearing foundation, and the fact that my skin loves it too is huge bonus. I’ve had no breakouts or skin issues in the time I’ve been using this product , and for me that's pretty magical as my skin seems to be freaking out with some foundations lately.
Have you tried this foundation or primer before ? Did you like it ?
*This product/s was send to me in exchange for my honest opinion*

26 comments:

  1. I use this foundation, but do not have the Primer. I plan to get it soon though.

    I love the foundation. very lightweight, but I agree that if your skin isn't oily and if it's dehydrated in any way, stay away from it. Initially my water intake was low so I found my skin looked very dry, but now since I've upped my water game, it definitely looks much better on my skin. I also find a make up setting spray adds some hydration and makes it look better.

    Over all, I think this is my fave foundation :)

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    1. Yes the water intake is very important. Hope the primer works great on you too xxx

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  2. I need to try this foundation, have heard so many good things!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. Hope you love it as much as I do xxx

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  4. Love your post, great content! Thanks for the support and thoughtful words on my recent post, I deeply appreciate it!! Have a great weekend!!

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  5. i have been seing this products a lot on youtube and got pretty curious but never tried them out myself. your review is really informative and accurate and it really sounds like a great product, but defenetly not for me and i'm glad i've read this so now i know. i lately have a very dri and cakey skin even though it's always been mixed and beautiful, i guess it's aging..lol. i am planning to post something similar soon cause i've only recently started to use one single random primer for the first time in my life and results are confusing..

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    1. Yes this is not a dry skin foundation. :) What primer are you currently using ?

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  8. I heard about that primer from Loreal, I have to check it out too :)

    http://crafty-zone.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes it's worth investing in xxx

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  9. I LOVE the primer, but I don't like the foundation. But the primer is one of my favorites. Happy new week, hun.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. I think this is a love or hate for most people . But out of the two the primer is a winner.

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