Yep, I know, so late to the party with this one! Infallible has been around for what feels like a lifetime, but I’ve only recently tried it, so I’m reviewing it anyway because I think it’s worth giving a shoutout to any drugstore products that are suitable for the palest complexions!
L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Foundation is, quite honestly, my new favourite thing. It’s one of those products I’ve seen a lot about but I’ve avoided it because I’ve assumed it wouldn’t be pale enough. That was until my local pharmacy got it in stock and I swatched it in shade 015 Porcelain.
L’Oreal say that this product is “high coverage longwear foundation that hides the appearance of fatigue and blemishes”. Some big claims for a product that’s only £9.99! Not to mention that it’s advertised as lasting 24 hours, being touch-proof, non-transferring, and comfortable to wear. So does it live up to the marketing hype?
This is a tough one because the answer is both yes and no. Is it full coverage? No. Does it last? Yes. Does it hide blemishes all day? No. Is it comfortable? Yes. It’s pretty much a 50/50 split with this foundation.
- Super pale shade range in both pink and yellow undertones
- Easy to blend
- Long wearing – not quite 24 hours but it lasts me an 8 hour day at work no problem
- Doesn’t oxidise like so many other pale foundations
- Has pump packaging!
- Really affordable
- Buildable to medium coverage
- Very lightweight and comfortable to wear for long periods of time
- Blemishes come through after about 3 hours
- Not as high coverage as they say
- Smells quite strongly of perfumes/floral scents (which isn’t a bad smell but it’s quite strong for me)
- It does transfer a tiny bit if not set properly
- Wouldn’t be suitable for dry skin as it’s quite drying
- After an 8 hour day, I still looked tired (obviously!)
- I do notice that after about 5 hours it starts to look a little patchy on my cheeks and nose (this could just be my skin though)
- While a pump is great, the bottle I have doesn’t work 100% of the time – I have to really work to get product out sometimes (minor issue unless, like me, you’ll be late to your own funeral)
Here’s a little before and after to show you exactly what the coverage looks like:
Verdict: L’Oreal have created a great drugstore product for the “Factor 50 Crew”. It’s amazing to see the High Street companies finally catching up with high-end brands about the extremes of people’s colouring. I feel like most companies are now realising that people aren’t always 6 shades in the middle, and finally we’re starting to find products that work for all.
Infallible is a great affordable option for pale girls, and in spite of its few shortcomings, it’s really a very well made product. 7/10 would repurchase.