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Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette Review

I know you’ve all been waiting for it… so here it is!

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette are the newest members of the large Loreal Infallible family. They have been out in the States for a little while now, but have only just starting landing in Australian stores. Total Cover promises a full coverage, longwear foundation that is not only matte, but completely weightless.

But, do these high coverage products live up to their promises?

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Total Cover Foundation

 ‘Get up to 24 hours of full coverage with a lightweight feel and a natural finish! L’Oreal’s Infallible Total Cover Foundation blends instantly to cover dark spots, blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation for a flawless complexion. The foundation is formulated with highload pigments for full coverage and is enriched with Alliagel. The formula glides on and feels fresh all day. It will create the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.’

I really like the packaging. The squeezy tube really cuts down on wastage and is super hygienic. The black pattern is sleek and the clear window gives you a good idea of the colour inside. I really noticed how thick the product was by the way it feels when you shake the tube – which is really weird and did concern me a little bit.

The product itself is really really thick and mousse-y, which made me think it would be hard to blend, but it wasn’t in the slightest. I favour using a Beauty Blender to apply, as a brush did make it quite patchy. As soon as the foundation starts to spread, you can see the high level of coverage and pigment. I did notice that the foundation dries down really quickly, which can make it difficult to blend out and build up. I wouldn’t want to add too many layers, because it does start to look a little cakey. It does seem to accentuate any dryness, so it may not be ideal for you dry skinned gals. Once blended into the skin, it feels quite powdery and light. I instantly noticed that my pores looked significantly smaller. It certainly does look natural and feel weightless. I wouldn’t say it’s as full coverage as expected, as some of my freckles and scars were still detectable. But overall I really enjoy the look and feel of the foundation.

But….

After a couple of hours of wear I couldn’t help but notice how oily I looked and felt. The foundation still remained intact, but the amount of oil was actually quite disgusting. This happened regardless of what primer I wore underneath, be it a mattifying primer or a hydrating primer, the results were the same.  The longer I wore it, the oilier it became and it did start to go patchy and breakup around the 7 hour mark.

So, I absolutely love the way the foundation looks and feels, but I cannot deal with the amount of oil. I think that it possibly would be better for you lucky ducks with normal skin. I would happily chose the Infallinle Pro Matte over this little guy but will definitely wear it when I know I only need it on for a small amount of time.

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Total Cover Concealer Palette 

Discover a pro inspired cream palette that color corrects and neutralizes skintone imperfections. The Infallible Total Color Correcting Kit balances, corrects, and perfects your complexion as you wipe out skin discolorations with these powerful cream complexion correctors. This easy-to-use color corrector palette features numbered shades and includes a coordinating visual guide to make the professional technique of color-correction accessible to everyone. These 4 shades of color correcting concealer work across skin tones to offset the appearance of dark circles, redness, and acne.

The concealer palette contains 5 different shades, three beiges used for concealing, a purple for correcting dark circles and a green for redness. The packaging is sturdy plastic and quite compact. The black pattern matches the liquid foundation and it also has a little clear window where you can see the pans. I am unsure whether this comes in various shade ranges, as I cannot see a shade name or  number any where.

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The formula is quite creamy and pigmented, it spreads and blends surprisingly well. However, again, I find that this does seem to cling to any dry areas, so it wouldn’t be my pick for the under eyes, plus I don’t find the lightest colour quite pale enough to brighten the under eye area. The other beige shades work really well at concealing blemishes, but they do need a bit of setting afterwards due to the creamy formula. The purple and green do work, however they aren’t really heavy duty.  They do tend to sheer out, but I don’t need all that much colour correcting, so it works fine for me. Overall, I do really like the palette for concealing and covering any redness. While the formula is gorgeous, creamy and pigmented, it does seem sheer out a fair bit and does require setting. It certainly works for me and my needs, but I think if you wanted a lot of colour correcting and a heap of coverage, this palette wouldn’t be your best option.

 

Have you used these products before? What did you think?

 

Until next time,

 

Camille x

 

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*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

 

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22 Comments

  1. February 6, 2017 / 11:05 am

    I tried the foundation out last night and my skin looked so oily! I thought it was because I applied it midday when my skin was naturally a big oilier. So disappointing

    • February 6, 2017 / 11:46 am

      Something about it just makes that oil shine through!

  2. February 6, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    i love how the european packaging is so much nicer than north american lol our tubes have painted on shades, so you can’t even see inside for a proper shade match.

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      We have that packaging for the Pro Matte. It’s so annoying! Thanks for reading x

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:01 pm

      But it looks sooooo good to begin with, haha. So disappointing x

  3. February 6, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Loved your honest review! The foundation sounds so interesting, but disappointing its not really suitable for oily or dry skin…

    • February 6, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks, Rach. It looked so gorgeous at first, but give it an hour I looked like I had been swimming in oil haha

  4. February 10, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Thanks for this fab review! I have been so curious about the concealing palette so this is a great insight – I will have to check it out in store x

    • February 12, 2017 / 9:09 am

      No worries, at all! Thanks for taking a look x

  5. February 10, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Thanks s much for this fab review! After seeing pics on IG I have been so curious about the formula and coverage of the concealing palette but I will have to head in store and give it a swatch 🙂 x

  6. February 13, 2017 / 5:26 am

    Great review. Loved how honest you were about the products 🙂 x

  7. March 12, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Is it just me or would you actually use all the colours on the palette? 😕. I wouldn’t buy it because I know I wouldn’t use everything then it would be a waste. I would prefer to buy concealers individually so everything is suited to me. It must be excellent value though if you can use all the colours! 😄

    • March 13, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      I personally wouldn’t use the purple, and the concealers are a touch dark. But I agree, much better value if all the shades got use.

  8. March 8, 2018 / 7:29 am

    I’ve just picked this up for a ridiculously cheap price! I’m not a great fan of the L’Oréal infallible line in general but I couldn’t resist a bargain and now I’m quite excited to try it. It’s such a shame they don’t do it in a paler colour though! Those beiges will be far too dark and warm for my skin but hopefully I’ll get some use from the neutralisers.
    Emily
    Makeum.wordpress.com

    • Camille
      Author
      March 8, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Love a good bargain! Hope it works fabulously for you x

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