Product: L’Oréal Paris Makeup Infallible up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation
Price: $11.99 (Retail)
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Amount in Container: 1 fl. oz.
Use: Makeup foundation
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation Review
This foundation boasts many attributes that are valuable to women of any age:
- It is lightweight with a medium to full coverage.
- It stays on for a long time – 24 hours.
- It is breathable.
- It is designed to be sweat and transfer resistant, waterproof, and hydrating.
- It works with pigments in skin, so the color stays true all day.
- It comes in 30 colors.
I have found all of these statements about the Infallible up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation to be true. It is light enough that I don’t feel it on my face, not even after wearing it all day. Some foundations leave me wanting to claw it off my face, but not this one. Mineral powders, which aren’t ideal for wrinkles anyway, makes my face itch, so I prefer a liquid foundation.
It has a natural glow that’s not too shiny. It’s a good balance, so it doesn’t leave older skin looking dull.
I would say breathable is accurate. I live in the South and we had a really hot Summer and start to Fall (record-breaking highs earlier this month). I’ve never felt as though I would suffocate in this foundation and my face doesn’t sweat.
The medium coverage is light enough that if feels good and doesn’t settle into my pores and wrinkles. If you read my last post, Makeup Tips for Over 50, then you saw that as we age we need to stay away from heavy coverage as it settles into our wrinkles and pores.
It does stay put all day, but I certainly can’t imagine going 24 hours without washing my face, so I can’t testify to that. The longest I’ve worn it is around 16 hours (really long days) and it looked just as good as when I put in on.
As with some other foundations I’ve worn, this one doesn’t come off on my clothes or hands, so no transfer. I’m bad about touching my face, so this works well with not getting it on everything else I touch.
The color does stay true all day, even in the heat. I recently went to an outdoor event where the heat index was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I was amazed at how fresh my makeup looked when I went to wash my face that night. The color and coverage was the same as when I applied it.
Many Colors to Choose
The Infallible up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation has a wide range to chose from with 30 colors. I don’t have the lily-white skin a lot of redheads have, but I am still fair completed. During the Summer I’ve been using #450, Rose Beige, but pretty soon I’ll switch to #430, Ivory Buff.
I’ve found these colors to be pretty easy to match, even with ordering online.
One thing I’ve discovered is that this foundation mixes well to create custom colors. I went to a formal event this past Winter and needed a darker color to match my darker skin (self-tanning lotion…no tanning beds for me!). I chose a color that would match my skin and was very happy with the results. Even though this foundation isn’t expense, I couldn’t see only using it a few days, so I bought a lighter color than I would normally wear and mixed it with the darker color until both bottles were gone. I use two pumps, so I used one pump of each on the back of my hand and mixed them with my finger. It worked so well.
Is It Ideal for Over 50?
I say that it is ideal for over 50. If you read my previous post you saw that I recommend a foundation that isn’t too heavy because they will settle into your pores and wrinkles. This foundation is light enough that it fits the bill. Speaking of the bill…you can get this foundation at Amazon.com for $8.49.
I didn’t even mention cost comparison, but at this cost, why bother? It is a great deal for the product quality.
In my previous post I also mentioned not putting foundation directly under your eyes because you don’t want extra layers that will settle into your fine lines. I don’t put foundation here because I use concealer, I think I would be remiss to not share that with you as well. I use Maybeline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer and love it too. I finish these two off with Hourglass’ Ambient Lightening Powder Ethereal Light, which by the way is absolutely beautiful and doesn’t take much so it will last a long time. I mention these two additional products because they fit so well with the Infallible up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation.
Some of you may be wondering what this review has to do with skin care over 50. I truly believe that makeup and skin care go hand-in-hand towards a fresh, younger look. I received a question on my last post about where to buy makeup products for women over 50…or approaching it, so I wanted to share with you what works for me.
I hope this information has been helpful. If you have any questions or comments, just let me know below and I’ll be happy to get back with you. Is there a particular skin care topic or product review you’d like to see? Just let me know.
Skin care isn’t a one and you’re done process, so I would appreciate it if you would read my other posts to get the overall picture.
Thank you for your time!