Frugal Friday: L’Oreal Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation!

Purchased by me

I’m always on the lookout for the perfect foundation to make my complexion look flawless. It’s kind of like searching for a unicorn. Most of the newer drugstore foundations on the market are matte which don’t work for my dry, mature skin. When I saw that L’Oreal had released the Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Wear Foundation…. well they had me at ‘fresh.’

So when I read that L’Oreal’s Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Wear Foundation has a fresh, natural finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day, well…. it sounds perfect doesn’t it? The formula also boasts three oil absorbers to resist sweat, water, and transfer as well as an SPF of 25. Sounds promising but will it be too matte for my mature skin?

This foundation rivals high-end foundations for quality and performance! It has the most beautiful, natural skin-like finish. As I’ve gotten older, my Holy Grail Estee Lauder Doublewear emphasizes my dry areas and sinks into my lines making me look and feel old. Not so with L’Oreal’s Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Foundation! It smoothes my skin, looks natural and doesn’t accentuate the texture of my skin. I like to use a hydrating, illuminating primer for a little extra glow. The consistency is quite liquid so I like to apply it with a brush or a beauty blender.

It comes in 30 shades and with the help of L’Oreal’s foundation finder, I found my perfect match. According to the foundation finder, #450 Rose Beige matches to Estee Lauder Doublewear in Fresco and they are correct! Fresco is the closest match to my skin tone I’ve ever found in a foundation so I’m really excited to find another match. The foundation finder is a really cool tool. You select from 10 popular foundation brands, then choose between fair, light, medium and deep. The available shades for that brand and skin tone will be displayed–click on the shade you currently use and your shade in Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Wear Foundation will come up—easy peasy and pretty darn accurate!

Like I said, my skin is dry and mature so I don’t need to set the foundation, however, if you are oily you will probably want to apply a mattifying primer or at least some powder in the T-zone. If you are extremely dry, I suggest adding a tiny drop of your favorite facial oil so it doesn’t look too matte.

Even the packaging is an upgrade from the drugstore norm. Housed in a glass bottle with a pump and 1.0 oz of product, L’Oreal Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Wear Foundation retails for $11.99-14.99.

My only complaint is the scent. True, it fades quickly but why, oh why does L’Oreal have to add fragrance to all their makeup? Just stop!

Here’s a close-up shot–you can see some of my freckles poking through on my cheeks and the scar above my right eye but my skin is evened out and fairly smooth.

Eyes: Pixi Beauty Natural Beauty Eye Reflections palette, Pixi Lash Lift Mascara

Cheeks: Koko Bronzer and Fabulosity Blush the BECCA Khloe Made With Love Face Palette

Lips: Osmosis+ Colour Lip Gloss in Primrose

Bottom Line: L’Oreal Infallible 24 hr. Fresh Wear Foundation has a beautiful, long-lasting finish and doesn’t emphasize lines or texure making it perfect for over 40 beauties!