It’s been a while since I talked about foundation, but I’ve been using these foundations ( L’Oreal Paris True Match and L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H )for a while now and I think it’s overdue for me to share my thoughts on them.
Firstly, I am so pale, it’s often a huge challenge to find a foundation that doesn’t leave me orange looking.. or a few shades darker than my actual skin tone. In my last foundation review I thought I’d found a good one that ticked all those boxes. I thought that it was the closest I was ever going to get to my true skin tone. I was wrong.
My initial purchase
On a whim one day I decided that I’d try a L’Oreal foundation. I’m really into L’Oreal products at the moment and I thought that maybe since everything else was working out wonderfully for me, maybe their foundation would too.
I found L’Oreal True Match foundation on amazon (I know, I pretty much do all my shopping there as it’s just so convenient.. unless they don’t have a particular thing.) I didn’t have anything particular in mind when I was looking, I just knew it had to be pale and L’Oreal.
At the time of my initial purchase it was £9.99, which seemed pretty reasonable. It’s by no means the cheapest foundation I’ve bought, but I was ready to invest a bit more to get a better match. At the time of this post, though, it’s come down in price on amazon significantly. It’s now only £7.26. I’m sure it’s available elsewhere and maybe for a better price, I’m just using amazon as that’s where I bought it.
Shade range of L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation
The range of shades for this foundation is pretty good. I actually think there’s more of the range available than what is on amazon, but don’t quote me on that, I’ve purely gone off of what the images show online.
I never really know what kind of undertone I have, so I always normally go for the very first foundation on the list (as this is usually the palest). In this instance the first one looked very pink and I don’t really think my skin is pinky.. it’s more ghost white than anything else. I feel like my skin tone just lacks colour in a general sense. I opted for the second option “1.N Ivory” instead.
It gets bonus points for being a liquid pump foundation, in a simple bottle, straight off the bat.
There are so many other types that I just don’t like. I hate stick foundations, they just don’t feel hygienic and the consistency of them doesn’t really work on my dry skin.
I’m not a fan of the ones that come in a concealer type bottle either, as you’re having to put the doe foot applicator back into the bottle. While that’s fine for a smaller area (like concealer) it’s not something I’d want to apply on my whole face. It just seems tedious. I am prone to breakouts and this just screams like a bad idea to me too.
Foundations that come in a hand cream type tube are okay, but I still much prefer a pump.
I was super impressed with this foundation and thought it was an even better colour match than my usual foundation.. so I kept buying it. Not only was it a great colour match, but it didn’t cling to any of my dry patches or slide off my face the moment I got a bit sweaty. It was also full coverage and easy to blend. L’Oreal Paris True Match foundation was just winning all around.
Some of you have said that you appreciated that I included the ingredients in my review before, so here you go:
Zinc Oxide (Nano) / Zinc Oxide, Talc, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax, Cetyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Triisicetyl Citrate, Aloe Barbadensis / Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol, (+ / – May contain: C177163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, C177891 / Titanium Dioxide, C177491, C177492, C177499 / Iron Oxides, FIL B167167/1.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H
While I was super happy about that foundation (and had purchased it a few times since my initial purchase) I wanted to see what else L’Oreal had to offer in the way of foundations. While browsing, I came across Infallible 24H. I thought I’d give it a go and see if I liked it as much as the True Match.
I could drag this out and give a first impressions and stuff again, but I think I’ll get to the nitty gritty. After looking at the shades, I picked out “porcelain”, as to me that sounded the palest. It was the exact match of my skin tone! I didn’t think I could get one as pale as me. It was even paler than the True Match shade.
Again, I was happy with the bottle and the formula.. and this time the colour was even better.
It claims to be hydrating (which it is) and last 24 hours, but I never have it on long enough to test that theory.
The shade range didn’t seem to be as extensive as True Match (at least not on amazon anyway).
G944872,Ethyl Acetate,Butyl Acetate,Nitrocellulose,Propyl Acetate,Isopropyl Alcohol,Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin,Ethyl Tosylamide,Acetyl Tributyl Citrate,Cellulose Acetate Butyrate,Acrylates Polyethylene,Citric Acid,Benzophenone-1,Alumina,Colophonium / Rosin,CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide,[+/- May contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77491 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 77266 [Nano] / Black 2, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 60725 / Violet 2],F.I.L. D179826/1
I had heard a makeup artist once say that very rarely do they use one shade of foundation on a client.. they often mix two or more colours to get a good match. So, I thought I’d give this a go and see what I thought too. I mixed L’Oreal Paris True Match and L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24H together and I got the perfect shade. It was my skin tone, but with a hint of colour.
Since then I’ve been using those two mixed together to get the perfect shade for me. I definitely recommend you playing around with your foundations in the same way, you might find the perfect combination.
Since I’m continuing to use both of these foundations, I can happily say that I recommend them both. I can’t comment on how good the darker shades are, but the shade range for L’Oreal Paris True Match looked pretty good.
Have you tried either of these foundations? If not, are you going to try them? Do you have any more super pale recommendations for me? Let me know what you guys think in the comments below.
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