First impressions: L’oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation..

First impressions: L’oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation..

Being a girl who is all about that full coverage, flawless airbrushed finish look, finding good foundations can get very expensive. So when I first saw the ad for L’oreal’s latest infallible foundation and what it implies it does, I was so hooked on the idea of purchasing it and that’s exactly what I went out and did on Thursday. So carry on reading if you want to see my thoughts on this new drugstore foundation!


This foundation I picked up in Superdrug when it was on offer with it’s introductory price of £7.99, however because I am a Superdrug health and beauty card member I got it for £6.99 so go check it out now! On the L’Oréal website in the description it says:”Easy to blend, lightweight and longwearing the Infallible Total Cover Foundation has 30% more pigment, allowing for more coverage using less product.”  It is supposed to be a full coverage, long lasting foundation without looking cakey or too thick when on the skin. Below I have explained my first impressions of this product and please, please excuse the state of my skin below, this is exactly why this girl needs that full coverage kinda finish.

I began with my usual foundation routine by moisturising with my Origins Gin Zing moisturiser (s/o to zoella for raving about it) and my Too Faced Hangover X primer as I have very dry skin at the moment. As you can see my bare skin has a lot of pigmentation and scars from when I had a reaction to a skin care product last year and broke out all over, this is why I tend to need and want more coverage in a foundation.I used my Morphe flat top buffer brush to buff it into my skin as you can see down below. The product itself is quite thick and has a mousse like formula but despite this it applied very smoothly and didn’t cling to my dry patches. My very first impression after applying to one patch of skin was positive, so far so good.

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After I applied it to the rest of my skin I found it hard to blend it into my skin with a brush so I went back in with my real techniques sponge – the best dupe for a beauty blender by far – and blended it into the places that are hard to reach with a big flat top brush. By blending this is in I round it was actually easier to use a sponge with this foundation and so I actually found the best way to apply this foundation straight from my first impressions. It blended into my skin and created that smooth finish I was wanting.  I found there was a difficulty to apply this foundation with a brush because it didn’t smooth over the face and picked up the peach fuzz on my skin. I would suggest using a sponge or your beauty blender is the best way to apply this foundation so expect amazing things when using a sponge trust me!img_8908

However I was a little disappointed with the coverage of this foundation as I saw it advertised to cover tattoos, scars and other imperfections but found it just about covered my blemishes. I did not feel that the coverage matched the description of the foundation however saying this I know I could build it up to create more coverage and without looking cakey. The colour matched very well with  my skin but felt when i was buying this foundation there wasn’t enough shades in the range at the time. The pigmentation is just as it is described and I think this is what covers my blemishes and redness the best so well done L’Oreal on that part!


So to end this first impressions with an overall opinion I would say for the price it was when I picked it up in Superdrug and the formula of the foundation I am impressed. The foundation itself would be perfect for every day use and I didn’t find any problems or that it reacted to my skin badly so that being said although it wasn’t as full coverage as I had hoped it would be I am very happy to of brought this product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a daily foundation with a buildable coverage. L’Oréal continue to impress me with their foundations that’s for sure! 

I hope you enjoyed this first impressions of the new L’Oréal foundation, I certainly enjoy reading about products before I go out and buy them so hopefully this is a good enough review for anyone looking to buy it! Let me know in the comments below if you have any products you’d like to try out or for me to review and I will be posting my next post Wednesday hopefully!

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