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Today I have a new post for you, and it’s a foundation review. I feel like lately all I’ve been reviewing was either mascara or foundation 😀 Whatever it be, you probably know how this is going to work. I will tell you what the foundation is supposed to do, does it do it, photos comparing my face with/without the foundation and my thoughts on it. I do have another mascara review coming up for you soon, but I promise I won’t be reviewing any more foundations or mascaras any time soon. I do have a lot of interesting reviews coming up 😉
I got this foundation for my birthday, and I hauled it in my birthday haul here. I’ve been testing it for a while now, and I’m ready to give you my thoughts on it. However, I pretty much knew what I think of it the first time I wore it. So let’s get on with the review!
What does L’Oreal claim?
A matte result that lasts up to 24 hours. Clinically proven; waterproof, steamproof. All the comfort, none of the shine. Perfect coverage. No Cakey effect. Easy to apply, enriched with perlite technology, and reduces the appearance of shine up to 24 hours.
It comes in 6 different shades and mine is in the shade 11 Vanilla.
Does it live up to its claims?
That depends. I think that this foundation is wonderful, but does it last for 24 hours? No! The matte effect actually lasted for a very long time and it wasn’t gone before I took it of after 9 hours, but it does start to cake on the face. I wore this foundation for about 9 hours, with my primer and powder on top to set it and it started breaking apart at the end of the night. I had little flecks of foundation on my face. But it was matte, for what it’s worth 😀
It’s definitely waterproof, since I usually take most of my makeup with clean water, before I use my micellar water and it didn’t even break apart, it was almost like a film on my face and I had to use soap to take it of.
(I know it’s not blended enough, I fixed it later :D)
The coverage is decent, for sure, but I definitely wouldn’t call it a full coverage foundation. It’s definitely more medium, but it looks very natural on the skin. I actually enjoyed wearing. It is very comfortable, even though it may not seem like that.
As you can see, dimethicone is quite high (2nd, actually) on the ingredients list. It’s a silicone, and it’s not the only silicone on the list, either.
There are also absorbin and mattifying ingredients, ingredients for enhancing spreadability of the product and some to make it more comfortable to wear.
There are also some alcohols, so if you’re trying to avoid them in beauty products, I wouldn’t go for this foundation.
Overall, the ingredients are not concerning, right to the last part of the ingredients list, where it says that the product may contain titanium dioxide, which is cancerous and not very desireable on the skin and iron oxides, which are not as terrible, but are still undesireable.
I actually quite enjoy wearing this foundation. I think it looks really natural on the face, it covers any imperfections quite nicely and is very comfortable to wear. I think it’s absolutely amazing for oily skin, because it definitely does stay matte for a very long time. It did cake on my face a little bit. Actually it broke apart and wasn’t as homogenous, but I don’t really think that’s a problem, since I did wear it for quite a while, and it stayed matte. I didn’t look terrible whatsoever, and I could have worn it more by all means. It probably would stay matte (at least for me) all through 24 hours, but it probably wouldn’t look very nice.
I actually tried 3 different ways of applying it, but it didn’t show any difference on the photos, so I didn’t put that part in the post. But I applied it with my fingers, with a damp beauty blender-like product and with a brush. I found that it’s merely impossible to apply it with fingers, since it’s quite thick, it’s quite sheer with a fake beauty-blender (and it absorbed a lot of product, which is super annoying) and I love it with a brush 🙂
Is it worth the money?
So, this product comes in a 35 ml tube and is around $15-20 here, in Croatia. I have found it for £7.99 in Boots here. I do think that it is worth the money, especially since you do get quite a lot of product and little goes a really long way. I will experiment a bit more with it, in terms of if it look better mixed with a moisturizer or a primer, or alone, if it applies better without a primer, etc.
However, overall I am very happy with this product, I think it really does what it claims and it’s probably one of the most natural looking foundations I’ve owned.
I would like to state, though, that it did oxidize on one of my friends, so if your foundations tend to oxidize on you, I would be careful with this one
Here is the look I had going on Friday 🙂 I like it quite a lot actually 🙂
(Yes, there is a hair in my lashes. No, I didn’t notice. No, I don’t know how I didn’t notice :D)
Have you tried this product? Did you enjoy it? Do you think it’s worth the money? What is your holy grail foundation?
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Thank you for reading!
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