L’Oreal’s Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 is lightweight as claimed, but the ingredient that helps it achieve that texture won’t do your skin any favors.
This fragranced, fluid foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump dispenser and is easy to spread, but because it dries very fast, you must blend quickly.
It provides medium coverage of imperfections and sets to a natural-looking soft matte finish that’s best for those with normal to combination skin. When it comes to shades, L’Oreal offers a good range of options for those with fair to deep skin tones.
It wears well for the most part, with no fading at all, though it does crease slightly towards the end of its wear time, which can be buffed out. It provides SPF 25, but unfortunately that’s below the global standard of SPF 30 for optimal sun safety.
Even if you’re not eyeing this for sun protection, your skin will have to deal with the high amount of drying denatured alcohol this contains. There’s a strong alcohol smell when you first open the bottle, and that’s a big part of why this formula dries so quickly. While the alcohol contributes to this formula’s lightweight texture, over time it can create a lot of problems for skin. See More Info for details.
While this is waterproof and sweatproof as mentioned thanks to advertised oil-absorbing ingredients (including two forms of silica), one of those “oil absorbers” is the aforementioned alcohol, which can lead to increased oiliness.
All of this adds up to a disappointment, since L’Oreal has some great foundations (which can be found on our list of best foundations), but unfortunately this is not among them!
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
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