One of the biggest drugstore beauty brands in the UK is L’Oreal Paris. They’ve been around since before I was born and always have new products coming out. I’ve tried a couple of their foundations before, my favourite being the Infallible 24h Matte foundation. Recently there’s been a lot of hype surrounding stick foundations and L’Oreal Paris have brought out their own. When I was doing my monthly shop on Notino, I decided to pick up the new L’Oreal Paris Infallible stick foundation along with L’Oreal Paris True Match foundation the to see how they fare.
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Shaping Foundation Stick
This foundation is marketed as a ‘shaping foundation stick’, which implies that you should be able to highlight and contour with it as well as use it as your base. As I’d already looked at this foundation in the drugstore, I had been able to swatch it and find my shade. I’m not into cream contour and I actually need the lightest shade available as a base, so highlighting with it was out of the question. The shade I picked up was 120 Rose Vanilla. There is a lighter shade, 100 Ivory, however this was sold out online when I was making my choices.
Our 1st base shaping stick has an ultra-creamy, no compromise formula which seamlessly melts into skin for buildable coverage, without the mask effect.
I’ve tried a couple of different foundation sticks recently and haven’t been impressed with all of them, so I wasn’t going to get my hopes up with this one. I know that cream foundations usually accentuate my visible pores, so I applied a silicone based primer underneath. With a stick foundation, you have to apply them straight to your face. I drew a stripe across my forehead, one down my nose, one across my chin and two on each cheek. I then blended the foundation with a damp beauty sponge. The foundation blended beautifully and left a medium coverage. My dark circles still needed a bit of concealer, but I love the way it evened out my skin tone. What impressed me the most was that it didn’t highlight any of my dry patches or imperfections and it is completely buildable.
Once the foundation was on, I applied a concealer and powder over the top and went about my day. I was very impressed with how it lasted – it came off around the bridge of my nose because I was wearing my glasses, but that’s unavoidable.
L’Oreal True Match Foundation
This is one foundation that I’ve heard so much about online. All of my favourite YouTubers and beauty bloggers swear by it. I did actually buy a bottle last year, but I went for the wrong shade and it was way too pink. This time around, I chose the shade 1N Ivory which is more suited for skin tones with a neutral undertone. Luckily, this shade matches my complexion perfectly and it doesn’t oxidise at all.
Skin perfecting pigments and the ultra gliding creamy texture give a homogeneous finish. Even better colour matching, and more luminous and radiant skin than before.
I applied this foundation with a dampened beauty sponge again and it was so easy to blend in. I applied a couple of layers to build up the coverage and I was left with a slightly dewy complexion. After applying concealer and powder under my eyes, I was still left with a bit of a glow. It lasted all day and I have no complaints about the way it looked or wore on my face. I can see why so many people rave about True Match, I just wish I’d purchased the right shade sooner!
How they compare
Out of the two foundations that I tried, I definitely preferred the finish of the True Match foundation. I think that I will be using this a lot more over the summer as it’s so lightweight, however the stick foundation will be great for those days when I need a bit of a heavier coverage.
I’ll definitely be going back to L’Oreal Paris foundations again! Have you tried either of these?