So I decided to launch a new series on both my blog, my Instagram and Facebook page, so that no one is left out a new series where I will be reviewing foundations on Thursdays. The type of foundation may vary from high end, to drug-store and maybe, just maybe even luxury. This series will not be every Thursday (because there is a limit to the number of foundations a girl can have) but whenever I will be reviewing a foundation it will be on a Thursday. This Thursday I am reviewing the Lo'real Paris Infallible 24 Hours Fresh wear Foundation (wow that is a mouthful) with the New Oxygen Technology.
This foundation claims to be the longest full coverage foundation, with breathable lightweight finish. The shade range includes 26 shades, which is actually quite good. The foundation is supposed to have a new stretchable gel formula which means that a little is enough. It is supposed to be transfer proof, life-proof, party-proof and water-proof. The finish is a demi-matte luminous finish. The foundation sounded so good when I read about that I had to go out and try it for myself. I am from the dry skin family type so any foundation that says it is full coverage, demi-matte and luminous, it is just the thing for me, because there are not a lot of brands that have full coverage foundation for dry skin type.
I am in the shade Sand Sable, the texture of the foundation is very liquidy and it feels lightweight right away when I pumped the product out into the back of my hands, you can see the texture and shade match in the image below.
The finish of the product is more demi-matte and there is definitely a glow from within effect that this foundation has on the face. The coverage, for me, was medium-full and build-able, since the foundation is so light-weight you can easily build up on the coverage of the foundation. The fact that this foundation is supposed to stretch is quite true since I took two pumps of the product and which in the end turned out to be a lot.
The layering up of other products over this foundation is also very easy. The foundation does not move from underneath when layering different cream and powder products, which is an issue with a lot of foundation.
I wore the foundation for about four hours and the day was quite exhausting. I was sweaty since the weather is a weird in-between between hot and cold. The foundation looked amazing when I came back home, I was quite impressed by the way it held. The transfer of the foundation to my jacket was also very minimum, which is so great because most of my clothes are ruined when the foundation transfers from the neck. The color does oxidize a little and I could have gone for a lighter shade, but for the summer I think this shade will be amazing. The foundation does becoming slight shiny for me on the cheeks and the t-zone but I don't mind that, in fact I loved how it actually looked. I want to do a longer wear test of this foundation and even try out the claim that it is water proof, let me know if you would be interested to see some pictures of it. Although I don't think I will ever be wearing foundation for 24 hours, but I would like to do a full day in the foundation, including a night out.
Here are some before and after pictures of the foundation. If you will notice in the finished look the foundation has a really glowing finish to it, there is no flash back in the foundation if I take a picture with the flash on, which is another great thing. The final end of the day look, you will notice that the foundation does settle a little, but it is not really that evident. It does get a little shiny over all but I actually loved that the shiny is not oily shiny but more like a glow from within kind of shiny. From Left to Right, the first image is taken full face of makeup without flash, the second is with flash and the last one is after four hours of wear.
I also have a video on this on my Instagram. If you are not following me there, go follow!!! If you are looking to buy online you can find it Here if you live in the UK or EU region, if you are in Luxembourg you can find it in Monoprix that is where I bought mine from and if you are India it is available you can click Here for the link to the Amazon for the product.
I give this product a solid 9 out of 10, it really lives up to all its claims, the only reason I do not give it a 10 is because I want to reserve that 10. If you are looking for a foundation full coverage for summer weddings and parties I really recommend that you give this foundation a try.