When I first spotted L'Oreal's brand new foundation, I went out and bought it straight away - literally. L'Oreal's Infallible 24 Hour Matte foundation sounded like it could well be the Holy Grail of foundations that I've been searching for. So, what made me rush out and buy it? Well first of all it offers full coverage - other than a good shade match to my skin, that's the number one priority when I buy a new foundation. It also gives a matte finish which is one of my favourites and also claims to last up to 24 hours. The formula of the foundation left me pleasantly surprised. I have used matte and full coverage foundations that can be quite thick and hard to apply, but this was a breeze compared to those. It's lightweight, creamy and easy to apply. At first I would say it gives a medium to full coverage, but I built it up that little extra to ensure I had full coverage. If I was to be extra fussy, it wasn't quite the excellent coverage I need. There are six shades to choose from and I opted for Vanilla. I'm on the fence as to whether this is the right colour for me - it bends to my jawline perfectly but I find that in some lights it can look a little orange.
The problem with the foundation is not with the product but with my skin. I don't believe it's the foundation itself and if my skin was oilier and better hydrated then I think I would have been a lot happier with the result. I find that it makes my skin look a little caked and very dry, so right now I cant wear it as much as I really wanted to love it. So, I'm on a mission to drink more water, moisturise more often and I'll definitely be coming back to this one. The foundation retails at £6.99.