Recently L'Oreal released a new foundation called the Infallible Total Cover. I got mine at Ulta and as far as drug store prices go it was kinda pricey. It is $12.99 at Ulta and comes in 12 shades. Definitely not as expensive as some foundations of course but still that's kinda high for a drug store brand in my opinion. I believe Wal-Mart is a bit cheaper.
None the less I think it's a very nice foundation. You can not however, go by the color on the tube. For example my shade is 302 but the tube looks quite pink in my opinion when actually it's more of a neutral beige as far as the product goes, because the tube is actually colored and not clear so that's why it's gonna differ in color. The texture is very light and mousse like (also just my opinion). I really love it because it is light and because it does cover really really well. It's not going to cover absolutely everything but I'm comfortable saying this is full coverage. It can easily be made medium coverage but it's intended to be full and I feel like it is. My favorite way of applying it is with a stippling brush. I do feel like whether you use a sponge, brush or whatever, that it's going to apply beautifully. It has a nice satin finish. I won't say it "looks like skin" because it doesn't. Pores aren't incredibly visible under it, and lines are more filled in so you look better than your natural skin. Which should be the goal of any foundation.
I find that where I kinda have combination skin I have a certain routine in getting the best long lasting and flawless finish when using this certain foundation. First I use a mattifying toner in my skin care. A lot of toners say they are for combo/oily skin but I've only found one that works best during the day with oil control. Which is the Botanics Shine Away Mattifying Toner. I also recently got this as well at Ulta but it's also available at Target. I absolutely love it, you have to shake to activate it, it reminds me of sulfur in it's appearance and then you apply like any other toner. Botanics is a more "nature driven" line which I like, because there is no added fragrance. This toner is around $9 on Ulta and I feel it does a better job than my Clinique toner that is for Oily/Combo skin. It's basically the best toner I've ever used for "oil control". Keep in mind I'm normal to combo skin and not super oily.
The next step is using a smoothing primer. I'm using the Bronx Colors Pore Minimizing Studioline primer. Which is actually the same price as the foundation, it's online only at Ulta. I find it just as good as all my high end smoothing primers. With the toner and the primer combined, my foundation looked fresh all day long. After a few more tests removing both toner and primer, an then another test removing just the primer. I've found that for optimal results it's better combined with the other 2. Using it on it's own it lasted about 4 hours and then I started to looks a little shiny. By 8 hours it was pretty much done. However using the 2 steps before it, it went for about 10 hours without any touching up. For those with dry skin, I think you won't have that issue. It's not a hydrating foundation in my opinion so I actually don't think any skin type would have a hard time with it but I do notice some shine as I do with most foundations after a few hours. I didn't set my makeup any of these times with setting sprays either. So there's that as well.
This is a squeeze tube which I like because you don't get out too much and waste any. It's 1 oz like most foundation which I'm very happy about because since it was a liquid. I had my concerns that they wouldn't do the standard amount of foundation you usually get. I'm glad to see that. Like I said earlier it's very weightless. Often I find myself forgetting that I even have makeup on and touching my face and then realizing that I do in fact have makeup on.
The only complaint I can think of is the price and I wish the color of the tube was truer to color of the product. I never would've bought it had I seen that first. The good news about the price is there is always a coupon available for L"Oreal or Ulta. Especially if you're getting the Botanics toner as well. So you can at least save some money. Like I said you may find this cheaper at Wal-Mart or Target possibly.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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