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Beauty Review – Two New Foundations

I popped into Boots recently for a new foundation and ended up coming away with two that are opposite ends of the spectrum; a long lasting matte-effect foundation from L’Oreal and a glowy, dewy affair from Maxfactor.

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First up the matte one. I bought L’Oreal’s Infallible 24H-Matte foundation in the shade Natural Rose. This is not the usual look I go for with my foundation but my skin can get quite shiny towards the end of the day so I thought I would try a matte formula and see if that would combat the shine.

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The colour match to my skin on this one is good and the formula is nice. It is silicone-based so spreads easily onto the skin and has a powder-like finish. I found this foundation to last well (although not the 24-hours as claimed on the tube!) and it definitely controlled the shine. I did find I had to prep my skin well with a good primer otherwise it did settle on and cling to any dry patches. Overall, a decent introduction into the world of matte foundations but I will save this for when my skin isn’t as dry.

Next, Maxfactor’s Skin Luminizer foundation in the shade Warm Almond. Now this is more my territory – I love a dewy base and I’ve had my eye on this product for a while.

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The tube has a swirl of ‘skin luminizers’ within although it does mix and come out of the pump as one colour. I thought this would have very light coverage but I would class it as medium and a very creamy formula that you can build up. It almost feels moisturising on the skin but, like the matte foundation, did cling to my dry patches so a good primer is needed too. However, it does create a glow on the face and gives a fresh, luminous finish – I’m a fan!

So, two new ‘chalk ‘n’ cheese’ drugstore foundations that are in rotation for when I want a matte or glowy base…have you tried either of these? x

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

5 responses »

  1. I really want to buy the Maxfactor Skin luminizer but I think it might be a little too dewy for my skin, have you tried the maxfactor infiity foundation? I’m really wanting to try it but have yet to see many reviews on it xx

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  2. I have been eyeing up the infallible foundation for a while now, but I’ve always been a bit iffy on matte foundations. Even though I have suuuuper oily skin, I too get occasional dry flaky patches. Great little review though!! x

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