It's kind of stupid that I haven't talked about these products yet. For a start, I've been using this primer and foundation combination pretty much since its release as I'd seen some American beauty girls bigging it up and so I was desperately waiting for its arrivals on our UK shelves, and secondly because it is so darn magical and just about everyone has said so already, but not me. Why? I think because for me foundation is something that takes a really long time to test and try, and also because my skin type has changed quite dramatically over the past twelve months from fairly dry to quite normal with an extremely oily t-zone (if you didn't know by now and the millions of times I have mentioned it...) and so I've been trying a whole new skincare routine and wanted to test it over different kinds of products.

What I am hyping over so much here is the L'Oreal Infallible range that has blessed its buyers with good skin in a bottle, and I am really not exaggerating. Starting with the primer, it is a silicone texture that is extremely comparable to the Smashbox Foundation Primer that everyone and their mother loves. To be perfectly honest I see absolutely no difference between the two products, except that the Smashbox one is more than three times the price of the L'Oreal. This primer is excellent at controlling oil (especially on my eyelids that usually completely eat up eye shadow and eye liner) and keeping a fresh base all day. I blend in a slightly-more-than-pea-sized amount with my fingers to my T-zone and eyelids daily and have noticed it even keeping other more dewy foundations on for longer when pairing it with the likes of the YSL Touche Eclat which I had previously stopped using after finding it too dewy for my new, oily skin type.

Onto the foundation, its consistency sits somewhere between a thick cream and a watery liquid - the aqua-based formula helps it glide over dry patches and uneven texture but the creamy consistency helps build a higher coverage. I am now on my second bottle of this foundation and can safely say that it is not full coverage as it suggests, but a medium-high. This may be because I am very stingy when it comes to admitting something is full coverage, but to me if something is full coverage it must cover all skin imperfections without the need for concealer, and this does not. However, this is the reason I like this foundation so much as it allows for a more natural finish than the flat appearance that often develops from these formulas. The finish I wouldn't say is totally matte, but somewhere between matte and satin depending on the application. I change my mind frequently on how I prefer applying it, but usually choose either my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge or a buffing brush. The colour range is unfortunately very poor, with little to no options for those with darker skins or olive complexions and I find even the 'porcelain' shade to be quite yellow based. As for lasting power, I don't think this could quite live up to the 24 hours the name suggests (even though I have not tested it, obviously), however it does last easily for 10 hours, which for my oily skin is extremely impressive. This is my go-to for a night out or a long day because of the flawless yet fresh appearance it gives and the long wear time, but is not my go-to for everyday.

This foundation shines best as a mixer. Every day I have worn makeup since the beginning of this year has been a mixture of this foundation with the L'Oreal True Match Foundation, known for being a medium coverage and very glowy. Mixing bases is one of my favourite things as I don't think that any company would be able to create my personal favourite base in one bottle as everyone's skin is different. The combination of these two foundations is absolutely perfect for a few reasons - the mixture of colours is perfect as the Infallible is quite yellow based while the True Match in 'Rose Ivory' is quite pink, and so together make the perfect neutral and natural base. The finish of the two combined is definitely still more on the matte side, but appears more satin and glowy which suits the upcoming spring/summer season perfectly. What I love about using the Infallible foundation to mix with others is that it does not lose its oil control properties, buildable coverage or lasting power, but the combination of the True Match or other similar foundations such as the Touche Eclat allows for a slightly lighter texture and better colour match.

Most recently I picked up the setting powder (not pictured above due to its newness), and while I wouldn't call it 'infallible' as it doesn't prevent shine the same way the Rimmel Stay Matte does, it feels like velvet when swatched and does control shine so that it diffuses to more of a glow than a sweaty/greasy mess, which is always appreciated. Next up, I'm interested in trying the Infallible Fixing Spray as I've heard some mixed reviews and want to form my own opinion.

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It's kind of stupid that I haven't talked about these products yet. For a start, I've been using this primer and foundation combination pretty much since its release as I'd seen some American beauty girls bigging it up and so I was desperately waiting for its arrivals on our UK shelves, and secondly because it is so darn magical and just about everyone has said so already, but not me. Why? I think because for me foundation is something that takes a really long time to test and try, and also because my skin type has changed quite dramatically over the past twelve months from fairly dry to quite normal with an extremely oily t-zone (if you didn't know by now and the millions of times I have mentioned it...) and so I've been trying a whole new skincare routine and wanted to test it over different kinds of products.

What I am hyping over so much here is the L'Oreal Infallible range that has blessed its buyers with good skin in a bottle, and I am really not exaggerating. Starting with the primer, it is a silicone texture that is extremely comparable to the Smashbox Foundation Primer that everyone and their mother loves. To be perfectly honest I see absolutely no difference between the two products, except that the Smashbox one is more than three times the price of the L'Oreal. This primer is excellent at controlling oil (especially on my eyelids that usually completely eat up eye shadow and eye liner) and keeping a fresh base all day. I blend in a slightly-more-than-pea-sized amount with my fingers to my T-zone and eyelids daily and have noticed it even keeping other more dewy foundations on for longer when pairing it with the likes of the YSL Touche Eclat which I had previously stopped using after finding it too dewy for my new, oily skin type.

Onto the foundation, its consistency sits somewhere between a thick cream and a watery liquid - the aqua-based formula helps it glide over dry patches and uneven texture but the creamy consistency helps build a higher coverage. I am now on my second bottle of this foundation and can safely say that it is not full coverage as it suggests, but a medium-high. This may be because I am very stingy when it comes to admitting something is full coverage, but to me if something is full coverage it must cover all skin imperfections without the need for concealer, and this does not. However, this is the reason I like this foundation so much as it allows for a more natural finish than the flat appearance that often develops from these formulas. The finish I wouldn't say is totally matte, but somewhere between matte and satin depending on the application. I change my mind frequently on how I prefer applying it, but usually choose either my Real Techniques Complexion Sponge or a buffing brush. The colour range is unfortunately very poor, with little to no options for those with darker skins or olive complexions and I find even the 'porcelain' shade to be quite yellow based. As for lasting power, I don't think this could quite live up to the 24 hours the name suggests (even though I have not tested it, obviously), however it does last easily for 10 hours, which for my oily skin is extremely impressive. This is my go-to for a night out or a long day because of the flawless yet fresh appearance it gives and the long wear time, but is not my go-to for everyday.

This foundation shines best as a mixer. Every day I have worn makeup since the beginning of this year has been a mixture of this foundation with the L'Oreal True Match Foundation, known for being a medium coverage and very glowy. Mixing bases is one of my favourite things as I don't think that any company would be able to create my personal favourite base in one bottle as everyone's skin is different. The combination of these two foundations is absolutely perfect for a few reasons - the mixture of colours is perfect as the Infallible is quite yellow based while the True Match in 'Rose Ivory' is quite pink, and so together make the perfect neutral and natural base. The finish of the two combined is definitely still more on the matte side, but appears more satin and glowy which suits the upcoming spring/summer season perfectly. What I love about using the Infallible foundation to mix with others is that it does not lose its oil control properties, buildable coverage or lasting power, but the combination of the True Match or other similar foundations such as the Touche Eclat allows for a slightly lighter texture and better colour match.

Most recently I picked up the setting powder (not pictured above due to its newness), and while I wouldn't call it 'infallible' as it doesn't prevent shine the same way the Rimmel Stay Matte does, it feels like velvet when swatched and does control shine so that it diffuses to more of a glow than a sweaty/greasy mess, which is always appreciated. Next up, I'm interested in trying the Infallible Fixing Spray as I've heard some mixed reviews and want to form my own opinion.

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