Saturday, 14 January 2017

L'Oreal Infallible Total Color Correcting & Concealing Kits

I got a lovely PR package from L'Oreal including the new L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundations, Color Correcting & Concealing Kits and Foundation Blender. In this post, I will be reviewing the color correcting and concealing kits but I already do have an in-depth review of the foundation with demo/swatchesClick here for the foundation review.
 
Each kit retails for $16.99 USD ($19.99 CAD) and comes with a sponge and four shades (0.17 oz of product). They're creamy and easy to blend.

I also featured both of these kits in my latest and did a quick demo using most of the shades.
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contouring Kit includes a sponge and four neutral shades designed to highlight, conceal and contour.


This palette is good for someone with light to medium skin tone but for someone with tan skin like myself, it can only be used to highlight. For shade reference, I'm NC40-NC42 in MAC and the darkest shade in this palette is slightly deeper than my skin tone, so I can't use it to conceal nor contour. I believe the darkest shade would be equivalent to MAC NC43

Here are swatches of L'Oreal Total Cover Concealer & Contour Palette:
 
L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit includes a sponge and four color correcting shades (peach, yellow, green and purple).

  • Peach Corrector covers blue-hued dark circles, bruised skin and hyperpigmentation  
  • Yellow Corrector covers purple-hued dark circles, uneven skin tone and mild redness 
  • Green Corrector covers intense redness, sunburn and breakouts 
  • Purple Corrector brightens dull skin and sallow undertones
On the back of the palette, there are few tips of where each of the correctors can be used.


They have more photos on their website for each of the corrector shades. Here are the photos they posted on their website.


I like how these correctors are lightweight and blend in easily but I wish there was also orange shade in this palette instead of the sponge because that's the one I use for my skin tone. I can also use the yellow one.
 
I did a quick demo in my video of L'Oreal Color Correcting Kit and compared it to NYX Color Correcting Palette. I prefer the shades in the NYX palette but I find the formula of the L'Oreal palette is better because it's slightly thicker but lightweight and easier to work with.
Here are swatches of peach, yellow, green and purple shades from L'Oreal and NYX color correcting palettes.
Check out my video for demo, review and comparison with L'Oreal Pro-Matte foundation:
MAC NC40/MAC NC42/Indian/Pakistani/Brown/Deep/Tan Skin

Friday, 13 January 2017

Drugstore Beauty Haul & First Impressions 2017


L'Oreal sent me the new Total Cover Foundations, Color Correcting & Concealing Kits and Foundation Blender. Click here for swatches & review of the kits.

Here are swatches of all L'Oreal Total Cover Foundation Shades (for shade reference I'm in MAC NC40-NC42):
Here are swatches of L'Oreal Total Cover Color Correcting Palette:

Here are swatches of L'Oreal Total Cover Concealer & Contour Palette:
I did a quick demo in my video of L'Oreal Color Correcting Kit and compared it to NYX Color Correcting Palette.

Here are swatches of peach, yellow, green and purple shades from L'Oreal and NYX color correcting palettes.
Check out my video for demo, review and comparison with L'Oreal Pro-Matte foundation:
MAC NC40/MAC NC42/Indian/Pakistani/Brown/Deep/Tan Skin

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

L'Oréal Infallible Total Cover Foundation Swatches, Demo, Wear Test and Review

L'Oreal Total Cover Foundation is new full coverage weightless feel foundation that's claimed to last up to 24 hours with a lightweight and natural finish. It's claimed to instantly cover dark spots, blemishes, scars and hyperpigmentation for a flaweless complexion. It's formulated with highload pigments for full coverage and enriched with Alliagel.   
It retails for around $10.99 USD - $12.99 USD ($19.99 CAD). It's currently available at Amazon ($10.99 USD) and Ulta ($12.99) and for Canada, it's also available on Amazon for $19.99 CAD. L'Oreal sent me a lovely PR package with all the foundations and two of their concealer/corrector palettes and foundation blender $7.99 USD.
Check out my video for demo, review and comparison with L'Oreal Pro-Matte foundation:


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Packaging
It comes in a squeeze tube and contains 1 fl oz (30 mL) of product.  
 


I prefer this packaging more than L'Oreal Pro-Matte foundation because it looks more sleek and takes up less space.

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Shades
There are 12 shades to choose from. Click here for my blog post with conversion to MAC shades and videos for most of the shades by other YouTubers.
  1. 301 Classic Ivory
  2. 302 Creamy Natural
  3. 303 Nude Beige
  4. 304 Natural Buff
  5. 305 Natural Beige
  6. 306 Buff Beige
  7. 307 Sand Beige
  8. 308 Sun Beige
  9. 309 Caramel Beige
  10. 310 Classic Tan
  11. 311 Creme Cafe
  12. 312 Cocoa 



I wish there were more shades because I seem to be in between shades 308 and 309. I noticed that with the other L'Oreal Infallible foundations too. 
As for L'Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation, I have the shade 107 Fresh Beige and that's a bit warmer but it still looks good. Here's how each of the foundation looks. The shade 309 Caramel Beige is same as L'Oreal Pro-Matte Foundation 107 Fresh Beige.
Shade ReferenceI don't own any MAC foundation but I should be around NC40-NC42 in MAC. Click here for full list of foundations that I wear (I do update blog regularly).
Here are some of the foundations that match me well: 
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    Review
    • Finish: Demi-Matte
    • Coverage: Medium (buildable)
    • Wear time: I tested it out for about 7.5 hours and it looks very good throughout the day. Since I have combination skin (oily t-zone), I did notice my skin looked oily by the end of the day but it's not as bad as some other drugstore foundations I've used. 

    Product Claims
    • Natural finish: I don't agree with this claim. I find that it has a demi-matte finish
    • Lasts up to 24 hours: I haven't tested it out for that long but I've tested it out for 7.5 hours and it looked great by the end of night. I was a little oily by the end of the day but it wasn't that bad. 
      Pros    
      • Long wearing
      • Flawless finish
      • Lightweight
      • Photographs well 
      L'Oreal Total Cover Shade 309 Caramel Beige
      Photo Taken with flash 
      Cons 
      • Slightly clings on dry patches: It does slightly cling on my dry patches but it's not as bad at L'Oreal Pro Matte Foundation.
      • Lack of shades: I really wish there were more shades. I'm in between 308 and 309.
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      L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte vs Total Cover Foundation
      Both foundations have demi-matte finish despite the claim of L'Oreal Total Cover Foundation having natural finish. Total Cover is thicker in consistency and has a mousse-like texture and I noticed that Pro-Matte clings on dry patches a bit more than Total Cover Foundation.
        
      Photo taken after an hour of application
      Here's a photo I took after 7.5 hours. I wore L'Oreal Total Cover Foundation 309 Caramel Beige on half of my face (left in photo) and L'Oreal Pro Matte Foundation 107 Fresh Beige on the other half (right in photo). I find both of the foundations lasted well throughout the day but looking at the photo now, L'Oreal Total Cover side looks slightly more oily.
      Photo taken after 7.5 hours (with flash)
      I applied L'Oreal Total Cover on left and L'Oreal Pro-Matte on right

      Shade Reference:
      MAC NC40/MAC NC42/Indian/Pakistani/Brown/Deep/Tan Skin