The L’oreal Infallible Matte Foundation has been hyped up over in the UK over the past few months so I was itching to get it as soon as it hit Aussie shores. The foundation promises a matte but not flat coverage that lasts up to 24 hours. Here is how it wears throughout the day.


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Applied to moisturised skinned the L’oreal Infallible Matte Foundation is quite obviously very matte. I applied one layer to the whole of my fave blending out with a buffing brush which is my usual preferred method of application. I really don’t like this foundation on first application however you can see the difference after about 20 minutes of doing the rest of my make up it looks a lot better and less cakey. I do have dry patches in between my eyebrows, around my nose and the worst around my chin area and this foundation clings like no other to any dry imperfections. It really doesn’t do well with any sort of dryness. I would describe the coverage as on the lighter side of medium because I still feel like I need concealer in areas (I didn’t apply any for the purpose of this review) but it’s a foundation that would be suitable for everyday. The colour does pull a little orange on me despite being fake tanned so I will be checking out the extended colour selection next time I’m in a store.



After just over four hours wear you can see the foundation has become more dewy in appearance around the centre of my face thanks to my combination/oily skin and the fact I sit under a heater all day. Although I do appear ‘dewy’ looking I don’t think it looks horrid and on a normal day I wouldn’t bother touching this up. I did find however that the foundation completely wore away around dry patches on my chin and nose already. I may touch my face throughout the day but transferring is so not cool! Oh and for those of you unaware the huge patch off my cheek is deliberate as I’m not allowed to apply make up to my skin yet.



After 8 hours wear the foundation looks no more ‘dewy’ than the last check in which makes gets two big thumbs up from me for longevity! It looks just the right amount of glow without looking OTT. Further to how the foundation had worn away from dry patches on my skin it also decided to start patching off on my cheeks as well so I would say even though it does wear well it does transfer and fade pretty badly. It’s a shame because it does look amazing where the coverage remains!


Overall the L’oreal Infallible Matte Foundation hasn’t blown me away but it is a great foundation for longevity if you’re cautious about touching your face throughout the day. If you have dry patches like me you either want to really prep the skin beforehand or avoid this one altogether. Would I repurchase? I would probably wait until the summertime to repurchase an appropriate shade just because I have less problems with dryness in the summer.

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Have you tried this foundation? What were your thoughts?

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    I bought this the other day and have worn it once, I wasn’t blown away either! I think my expectations were too high. It totally clung to my dryness too! I agree on the coverage, I’ve read quite a few people say it was high coverage so I was a bit surprised by that! I do like the longevity though, and how it feels really lightweight and doesn’t really look that cakey for such a matte finish!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    I’ve heard this is really good. I don’t use foundation but I’m tempted to try this.

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    Great review. I just picked this up today after testing it a few days ago in-store and I’m hoping I’ll have more luck with this one. I am luckily not somebody with dry skin or dry patches so I think I’ll be okay in that side of things, however I feel like the colour may be too dark. As you mentioned the colour runs a little orange, which definitely shows in your photos, which is a real shame. The colour looked okay in store for me but we all know it’s a different story under natural lighting haha.
    Thanks for the progressive shots! xx

    Sweetaholic Beauty

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      Good luck with it Jas! The colour range was pretty disappointing for this one which is a shame because L’oreal are usually fairly great with their colour selections… xx

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    It definitely looks better the longer you have it on! Will give it a miss though as I can imagine how horrid it’d look on my dry skin xD (still can’t see your cheek patch tho lolol)

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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