It’s not often that I really hate a product, especially one that bloggers and friends rave about. Even if it’s something that doesn’t quite work for me, the fact that so many people love it makes me think that I love it too.
Unfortunately, when it comes to the LOreal Infallible foundation, no amount of blogger love will make me feel anything other than disappointment, sadness and ultimately, a whole lot of hatred.
I’ve read so many great reviews of this new-ish foundation, so like any normal person, decided that you can never have too many foundations and thought I would give it a whirl. Turns out, you can definitely have too many foundations.
Retailing at £9.99, LOreal Infallible is on the cheaper end of foundations, which is never usually a problem for me. My standard everyday foundation is Rimmel’s Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, which is super cheap and one that I really love. Unfortunately for LOreal, you can feel the cheapness with every push of its stupid square pump. It genuinely looks and feels like oil paint putting it on, and – I’m going to go there – I think it is the worst foundation I have ever used.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m the type of girl who likes a lot of makeup. In fact, if someone described a foundation as paint-like, I would most likely be completely on board with that. However, this foundation manages to be oily and chalky at the same time. It’s impossible to blend, and seems to just ‘sit’ on top of the skin, like it is too good to make mates with it and help you look like a normal person.
You might be thinking “ah, but the coverage must be good, right?”. No. You are wrong. The coverage was bloody useless – patchy, oily and, once I had tried to limit the damage with a bit of face powder, a bit peely. I looked like I had a skin disease (which, incidentally I do, just not on my face), and it’s hard enough making my face look less troll-like, without a patchy mask of shit on it.
And it didn’t even last. It was completely fallable. It started falling off my face pretty much the moment I left the house, which in hindsight was probably for the best.