Wednesday, 22 April 2015

L'oreal Infallible Vs True Match

Hello Beauties! 

If you follow me on twitter @glitterinfatuat or Instagram @glitterinfatuation you'll know I roped you guys in to choosing today's post! This foundation comparison won by a long shot and with good reason these two are so highly recommended by bloggers and youtube gurus! So I've recently put them to the test and thought I would share why I like and dislike both! 

L'oreal Infallible - Claiming to be the high coverage foundation we've all been looking for with 24Hr wear and a snazzy hydrating formula. The shade I picked up was 015 Porcelain which happens to be a pretty perfect match for my pale skin, not too yellow and not too dark, the formula is much thicker and almost gel like in consistency then I am used too but blended with a buffing brush first creates a nice even base, however due to the thickness(you can see in the photo above it sort of sticks and doesn't run) I find going over with a beauty blender helps with seamlessness and blending. 

The coverage is pretty amazing, On my blemishes I don't actually use a concealer as this does the job perfectly on it's own, however under my eyes still needs it as it doesn't cover the purple/blue tones late nights love to leave behind! I do layer this up and it doesn't look cakey but it you can see your wearing foundation, which isn't a big deal for me but it comes hand in hand with a full coverage foundation. It feels pretty light weight and doesn't transfer unless you really rub it! 

The lasting time is pretty good used with a good primer it lasts me 8+ hours on a busy and hot shift at work. Which is good really good but I do start seeing some fading and moving after about 6 hours, especially around my nose area and the redness on my nose shows through too. It also sinks into my pores a little too which I really dislike but for the stay time and high coverage I can live with the minor problems.

L'oreal True Match - This one is used by everyone and their dog lately! People are raving about it a fair amount so when I managed to pick this one up pretty cheaply the other week I was so excited to try it. I've got the shade N1 Ivory which is pretty much spot on for me but it comes in a really impressive 18 shades! I think that's the most I've ever seen for a highstreet foundation! 

The texture of this one is much more.. watery?  In the way if I was to tilt my hand it would run down it, this isn't a problem but applying with a brush it disappears so a beauty blender or even your hands would be your best choice! I also find it takes a little while to 'set' which is okay as I powder and bronze last. 

When putting this on in the morning I find I use a fair amount of foundation as the coverage is probably a medium. It also doesn't cover redness well so additional concealing is needed! Without a primer this foundation really slips and slides on me within 2 hours its almost all gone from my cheeks and nose area and all the redness shows through, however with a primer I get a good 5 hours before my pores show and it moves but it's not actually that noticeable unless you look really closely. 

Overall - I do like both, however Infallible comes up trumps for me, It's everything I personally need a foundation and it does it's job pretty well, It's perfect for busy people who have to move around a lot and getting hot! It's also a good one if you've got a long day as like I said before with a primer it lasts really well! I do like True Match but for me it's a lazy day/running to the shop/sitting in the garden type of foundation. Depending on your preference too coverage will probably help you choose between the two! 

I hope this helped if you are trying to choose between the both! 
Which one do you like the sound of most? 

Glitter Infatuation


  1. i love l'oreal true match but i'm hearing so much about the infallible foundation at the moment so i am really wanting to try that one out, great comparison post!!

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

  2. I do need a new foundation so this is perfect, and Infallible it is!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. I love true match but might try Infallible after reading this!

    Jenna xx

  4. Great review! This was very insightful for me as I've actually been trying to decide between the two. :) xx

  5. Go for it! Think I'll be trying the matter version next! x

  6. These both sound so lovely! I struggle with drugstore foundations, they dont tend to last too long on me!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  7. I am not sure why everyone is obsessing recently over the True Match but I need to try it as well. I was actually trying to pick one up but although the shade selection is impressive, I couldn't find a good match. One was too light, another too yellow...I will have to try again.

    I do love Infallible though and it was love at first use! It is pretty much perfection!