L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Foundation
When I first saw the adverts for the L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Foundation, I wasn't convinced. The colour match didn't look quite right and the overall finished seemed flat. In my time as a beauty blogger I've tried my fair share of drugstore foundations promising to be full coverage and always come away disappointed. No matter how rave the Youtube review. Cue a bad skin day and I threw caution to the wind and decided to give it a go. So, how did the L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Foundation, with such a lengthy, promise-filled title, compare to its predecessors?
Answer: splendidly. In the few short weeks I've had, the formula has outdone my gold standard of drugstore foundation: L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Foundation. Let's break it down and find out how the coverage, formula, colour and finish work with my skin.
CoverageThere's no doubt about it that this foundation is full coverage. It promises to cover imperfections marks and dark spots and does exactly what it says on the tin, to the point where I can skip the concealer on my red and acne cheeks. It's that good.
FormulaIf you're into a light and skin-like feel, this foundation probably isn't for you. The formula has a thick, almost whipped consistency that feels more like a heavy duty concealer than foundation. You notice it right from the moment you squeeze a pea-sized amount onto the back for your hand. Though, it blends beautifully so you can always using a good buffing brush to reduce the coverage when you have a good skin day.
The colour match between the L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Full Coverage Foundation in Porcelain and the L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Foundation in Light Sand is pretty similar, despite the shade difference. Both work well on my porcelain skin. However, if you're a hair lighter than me you may be left wishing for a slightly lighter shade.
FinishOnce you've finished applying it, the finish is demi-matte but, even on my dry skin, it tends to become dewy with oil throughout the day. Day, in this instance, being a stressful, nine-to-five job which may have something to contribute to my less-than-perfect finish. Though it's nothing a bit of blotting paper or powder wouldn't fix if you're into a completely matte finish.
I'll just leave you the link to the Boots website just here, just in case...