After trying the L’Oreal Total Cover foundation, I wanted to give this a go to see whether it was as good. If you read my last post, you know how I feel about the 24 hour statement, but what drew me to this one is the matte claim.

This isn’t a foundation I have heard a lot about, but I assumed the texture and thickness would be similar to the Total Cover.

Here are the claims:

“Introducing New Infallible 24H Matte Foundation by L’Oréal Paris. A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. Clinically proven; waterproof, steamproof. All the comfort, none of the shine. Perfect coverage. No Cakey effect. Easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours.Ultra-melting fluid emulsion. Perfectly glides and fuses on the skin – no cakey or dull effect. 24HR Mattifying action. Absorbing mineral micro sponges help to absorb excess oil.”

Key Points 

  • Medium to buildable coverage
  • No noticeable scent
  • Lightweight feel
  • 6 available shades
  • Blendable
  • Matte finish
  • Liquid foundation
  • No mention of SPF
  • 35ml tube
  • RRP £8.99

The packaging is similar to the other L’Oreal Infallible foundations, a tube with a very thin nib to push the product out of. Even though the packaging isn’t fancy looking or looks expensive, there is something about it that I really like and I think L’Oreal have done a good job on this.

The coverage of this foundation is medium and can be buildable but not to full. It’s blendable, but I did find that it came up a little bit patchy, definitely on my dry spots, this it probably due to it being a very matte foundation.

Loreal 24hr 2

Once the foundation was on, the colour noticeably deoxidised, I bought the colour Porcelain and after 10 minutes I was a shade of David Dickinson.  I couldn’t believe how quickly I had changed colour and its not like I can go for a lighter shade, as this was the lightest out of the outrageous 6 available.

Now the formula of this foundation, I do like a little bit, it’s very matte and really sinks into the skin making it very long lasting…on the parts of my face that aren’t dry. It was actually quite hard to get off, the con to this was it had seeped into my pores making them quite clogged. This isn’t a foundation I would use alone and especially not a whole day as I would break out, but I think it would be good as.a mixer to darken the foundations that are too light for me. Let me know if this is something you would be interested in hearing about.

I am not going to rant this time about the 24hr statement, let’s just say, it didn’t live up to the unrealistic claim.

There isn’t much I can say about this foundation really, it’s something I really wasn’t keen on and I know a lot of foundations out there, that provide a lot more in shade range and better value for money.

Final Thoughts 

This is not something I would purchase again, but I hate wasting money on products, so it’s something I will test with other foundations to see how it fits with them.

Overall, I would rate this a 3/10, this is because of how badly it deoxidised and with the fact I can’t go a lighter shade, it’s not worth it. I like it a little but its not something I would go to the effort of adding a mixer to, too lighten it, I have better foundations.

Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? 
Important Information 
  • All foundations were applied with a beauty sponge (for best application)
  • Before applying the foundation, I moisturised with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, Benefit POREfessional primer and Soap and Glory Speed Plump All Day Super Moisture (secondary primer)
  • All opinions in these posts are my own opinion, everyone is different, if I don’t like a product, it doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t good, it just didn’t work for me
  • All products mentioned, I purchased myself and have not received any benefits for writing these posts
  • I have combination skin, this will always effect the way the foundation works, so bear this in mind when reading the reviews.
Jackie