Swatch and Review: Loreal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation

by - February 26, 2019


Loreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear in 125 Natural Rose
Bought for P450 | SRP: P550
Bought from: Lazada Philippines

I love most, if not all, Loreal base makeups as formulation are Philippine weather-friendly and are suitable for someone like me who has oily skin and scars to cover. I think the only flaw that's a huge deal for many is the fact that they are not completely cruelty-free. Other than that, their base makeups have been holygrails to me, that I'm proud to admit. Which is why when Loreal launched this newest foundation to their Lazada shop, I carted it right away and debited my payment. No regrets!


CLAIMS

Be Unstoppable. Introducing our breakthrough longwear foundation with breathable-skin technology. Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation provides medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day and allows the skin to breathe. The formula's three oil absorbers resist sweat, water, and transfer. The ultra-thin liquid goes on smoothly to give a fresh, healthy-looking complexion that lasts. Color stays true and blends in evenly, so your makeup looks fresh all day. Non-comedogenic and formulated with SPF, this foundation is suitable for all skin types. In 30 shades for every skin tone.


PACKAGING

Foundation comes in a glass bottle, similar to the Stay Fresh variant and has a sleek black pump and a safety red cap. It looks and feels very high quality except you can't expect it will be safe for travels. One pump is enough for the entire face and neck so I assume a bottle would last me months.


SHADE

In U.S., shade selection is pretty good with thirty shades to choose from while we only have eight available in Lazada: 20 Ivory120 Vanilla125 Natural Rose130 True Beige140 Golden Beige150 Radiant Beige200 Golden Sand and 250 Radiant Sand. It seems like it has become an instant bestseller as most shades are fully sold out at the moment.

I had a hard time choosing what shade to get as per Loreal's shade matching, if you're a 104 Golden Beige in Pro-Matte, you should get the 140 Golden Beige in Fresh Wear. On swatches provided, 104 Golden Beige is way darker so I opted for the 125 Natural Rose which isn't exactly my shade either. It's still a bit darker but I know I couldn't opt for the next shade lighter because that would be, well, too light. I think I'll probably get my exact match if I mix the two shades. Anyway, I can work with 125 with a brightening powder.


125 Natural Rose has a warm undertone and is great for those with light skin tone. Coverage wise, this can be buildable from medium-full. Check the hand swatch for your reference, veins are less noticeable in just one layer. I would suggest you use a damp beauty blender for more coverage or if you would like a more airbrush finish, opt for a flat top/buffing brush.


TEXTURE, CONSISTENCY AND EASE OF APPLICATION

The formula has a runny consistency and is very lightweight when applied as if you have nothing on.  Thanks to the oxygen technology--this product is very breathable. Comfort at its finest, indeed. It dries to a matte finish but despite, it's still hydrating and not flat. If your skin is more on the dry side, you can use a luminous primer and make sure to prep with good skincare prior.

This is exactly what I need in this kind of weather we have here in the Philippines. I love the fact that I can layer it without it caking or being patchy. Moreover, everything I put on next blends seamlessly.


LONGEVITY

It's indeed long-lasting. I don't wear makeup for full 24 hours so I can't really tell if Loreal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear is that long-wearing. However, it's able to withstand a total of 4-hour commute back and forth and 9-hour working period with a few retouch (oil-blotting) right here and there. It lasts up to 6 hours on its own which is pretty much commendable for someone like me who has super oily and acidic skin. It oxidizes a bit during that time but not as extremely as other drugstore foundations would.


OVERALL PERFORMANCE

I don't have that much pigmentation to conceal in this photo but you can tell from above that my skin is more even and the base is looking very much like skin but fresher. It's true that there weren't any masking effect and the shade eventually matches my skin. I like that the foundation does not cling to my dry patches and fine lines. It's that kind of foundation that looks good when it's freshly applied and gets better in time. This product claims to be non transfer-proof which isn't exactly true especially when it starts to melt together with the natural oils of the skin. It's a very minor flaw though and I wouldn't mind as long as it stays put on the skin and won't move around.

One of the things I find notable, by the way, is the scent. It does not reek of typical foundation scents. This one has a slightly floral fragrance which is like a breath of fresh air. I think it's the only foundation I have in my stash that is fragranced. I don't mind but if you are someone who's got a different preference, get ready to be disappointed.

Overall, I am so in loved with Loreal Paris Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation to the point that I think I love it better than other Loreal foundations I admired before. I thought the claims were all too good to be true but they're not! I would highly recommend this product to everyone who's looking for a quality foundation without the heavy price tag.


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