Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette Review

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette are the newest members of the large Loreal Infallible family. They have been out in the States for a little while now, but have only just starting landing in Australian stores. Total Cover promises a full coverage, longwear foundation that is not only matte, but completely weightless.

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I know you’ve all been waiting for it… so here it is!

Loreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation and Concealer Palette are the newest members of the large Loreal Infallible family. They have been out in the States for a little while now, but have only just starting landing in Australian stores. Total Cover promises a full coverage, longwear foundation that is not only matte, but completely weightless.

But, do these high coverage products live up to their promises?

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Total Cover Foundation

 ‘Get up to 24 hours of full coverage with a lightweight feel and a natural finish! L’Oreal’s Infallible Total Cover Foundation blends instantly to cover dark spots, blemishes, scars, and hyperpigmentation for a flawless complexion. The foundation is formulated with highload pigments for full coverage and is enriched with Alliagel. The formula glides on and feels fresh all day. It will create the perfect canvas for flawless makeup application.’

I really like the packaging. The squeezy tube really cuts down on wastage and is super hygienic. The black pattern is sleek and the clear window gives you a good idea of the colour inside. I really noticed how thick the product was by the way it feels when you shake the tube – which is really weird and did concern me a little bit.

The product itself is really really thick and mousse-y, which made me think it would be hard to blend, but it wasn’t in the slightest. I favour using a Beauty Blender to apply, as a brush did make it quite patchy. As soon as the foundation starts to spread, you can see the high level of coverage and pigment. I did notice that the foundation dries down really quickly, which can make it difficult to blend out and build up. I wouldn’t want to add too many layers, because it does start to look a little cakey. It does seem to accentuate any dryness, so it may not be ideal for you dry skinned gals. Once blended into the skin, it feels quite powdery and light. I instantly noticed that my pores looked significantly smaller. It certainly does look natural and feel weightless. I wouldn’t say it’s as full coverage as expected, as some of my freckles and scars were still detectable. But overall I really enjoy the look and feel of the foundation.

But….

After a couple of hours of wear I couldn’t help but notice how oily I looked and felt. The foundation still remained intact, but the amount of oil was actually quite disgusting. This happened regardless of what primer I wore underneath, be it a mattifying primer or a hydrating primer, the results were the same.  The longer I wore it, the oilier it became and it did start to go patchy and breakup around the 7 hour mark.

So, I absolutely love the way the foundation looks and feels, but I cannot deal with the amount of oil. I think that it possibly would be better for you lucky ducks with normal skin. I would happily chose the Infallinle Pro Matte over this little guy but will definitely wear it when I know I only need it on for a small amount of time.

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Total Cover Concealer Palette 

Discover a pro inspired cream palette that color corrects and neutralizes skintone imperfections. The Infallible Total Color Correcting Kit balances, corrects, and perfects your complexion as you wipe out skin discolorations with these powerful cream complexion correctors. This easy-to-use color corrector palette features numbered shades and includes a coordinating visual guide to make the professional technique of color-correction accessible to everyone. These 4 shades of color correcting concealer work across skin tones to offset the appearance of dark circles, redness, and acne.

The concealer palette contains 5 different shades, three beiges used for concealing, a purple for correcting dark circles and a green for redness. The packaging is sturdy plastic and quite compact. The black pattern matches the liquid foundation and it also has a little clear window where you can see the pans. I am unsure whether this comes in various shade ranges, as I cannot see a shade name or  number any where.

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The formula is quite creamy and pigmented, it spreads and blends surprisingly well. However, again, I find that this does seem to cling to any dry areas, so it wouldn’t be my pick for the under eyes, plus I don’t find the lightest colour quite pale enough to brighten the under eye area. The other beige shades work really well at concealing blemishes, but they do need a bit of setting afterwards due to the creamy formula. The purple and green do work, however they aren’t really heavy duty.  They do tend to sheer out, but I don’t need all that much colour correcting, so it works fine for me. Overall, I do really like the palette for concealing and covering any redness. While the formula is gorgeous, creamy and pigmented, it does seem sheer out a fair bit and does require setting. It certainly works for me and my needs, but I think if you wanted a lot of colour correcting and a heap of coverage, this palette wouldn’t be your best option.

 

Have you used these products before? What did you think?

 

Until next time,

 

Camille x

 

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*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

 

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Current Hair Go-To’s

 

Hair care is not something I speak much about, I think it is because I am hopeless at hair styling and I generally wash it and hope for the best. If I really want to put some effort in, I will use a curling tong through the mid sections and go.  However, I do take a lot of pride in the health of my hair and thought it is about time highlight some of my current favourites.

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Firstly, I cannot live without Fudge Clean Blonde Violet Toning Shampoo. Nothing, and I mean nothing removes brassiness at home quite like this shampoo. I am the kind of person who would prefer my hair to be tinted purple than to be on the gold side. So this little baby is a Ride or Die product for me. The formula is thick and is a beautiful dark indigo colour. It doesn’t dry out my hair at all and leaves it smelling super fresh.  I hate it when shampoos are too heavy and leave my hair feeling knotty and rough after washing out, but Clean Blonde doesn’t do that at al. The only down side is that it can slightly stain the dry skin on my fingers, But as long as my hair is ashy, I don’t care in the slightest.

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El8te sent me some products from their Nourish & Shine hair range, and I  immediately fell in love. The scent is intoxicating and fresh. This range is 100% chemical free which is a huge bonus, so there is no hidden nasties nor is it damaging the environment. The shampoo and conditioner are full of Australian rosemary and citrus oils which encouage shine, while increasing circulation in the scalp to promote hair growth and health. This range is super refreshing and even leaves a cool tingling sensation on the scalp and neck, which I think will be amazing in the warmer weather. Although the conditioner isn’t as hydrating as I would normally like, a few squirts of a hair oil sorts that right out.  Absolutely love using this El8te hair range.

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Speaking of hair oils, Loreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil has been an absolute god-send. This little bottle of golden goodness sorts my locks out in no time. It leaves my hair hydrated, soft, smooth and tangle free. I have found that this budget-friendly buy out performs other more expensive hair oils that I have previously used.  I pop it into towel dried hair and brush it though, and my hair dries so silky soft and frizz-free. I can also add it to dry hair if it’s looking a little lack-lustre. As a beauty blogger, I trial a whole heap of hair products and I am super fussy about my conditioner and leave in products, sometimes a conditioner dries my hair out so bad, but this little guy really helps to bring back the hydration. I have purchased this probably 3 times and the bottle lasts forever. I also have never had an issues with oily or limp strands after too much use – my hair just seems to drink it up. A+++

 

Olaplex is another long-running hair staple. I am lucky that my hairdresser has this treatment available to ensure the integrity of my hair isn’t jeopardized when coloured. This in-salon treatment is used to prevent damaged caused by colouring. You can find a more detailed review in Olaplex here.

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Photo by @hairbyjustineeve (HairandHarlow.com.au)

Speaking of my Hairdresser, I can thank Hair & Harlow for the stunning colour, cut and health of my hair.  I have so much trust in Justine and the team, and despite their huge popularity and success, they have remained passionate and above all, friendly. Visiting the salon is an absolute pleasure. They aren’t intimidating nor condescending, just beautiful down-to-earth driven women. Plus they certainly know their way around scissors and foils, known widely for their balayage techniques  This amazing team pride themselves on a high quality of customer service, innovation, empowerment and education. Amy and Justine are total #Girlbosses.

 

“Okay, Okay, Camille, We get it. You hate dry hair” But just incase I haven’t driven that point home enough, I just HAVE to mention Catwalk by Tigi Oatmeal and Honey Mask again. This mask is the most amazing treatment mask I have ever used. It smells delicious and leaves my hair suuuuuuuuuper soft, hydrated and healthy. I use this mask at least twice weekly to keep my hair up to scratch. If you need  hyrdation and health, get this bad boy in your shower and smother it all over you hair PRONTO! I believe they have a shampoo and conditioner in this range as well, so they are definitely on my wishlist.

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I have recently mentioned this product, but just have to speak about it again. Oribe Texturising Spray is incredible. This dry-shampoo cross volumising spray, gives my fine straight hair texture and body. I spray in the roots and mid sections and style as usual for a salon style created at home. I love the volume it adds to curled or even straight hair. This little guy is a winner.

Last but certainly not least, Lady Jayne have the most amazing range of hair tools. I mean, who doesn’t love a good quality bobby-pin?! Their brushes de-tangle my hair without breakage and add so much shine. I don’t think I have ever actually used a round brush during blow-drying before, but this baby was so so so easy to use. I was actually able to successfully style my hair at home; perfect for a rookie like me. Plus their hair bands don’t pull, snag or leave me with a ‘ponytail headache’. Lady Jayne is widely available and for such reasonable prices, they are my go-to styling tools.

 

What are your hair favourites?

 

Speak soon,

 

Camille x

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although some products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

Let’s talk trash #3

Hi friends,

I haven’t done an empties post in many moons, so it is safe to say that I have a lot.  I’ll only stick to the products worth mentioning (good and bad)

Skinstitut – L-lactic Cleanser

I think I have spoken about this before in a favourites blog, but it deserves another mention.  This cleanser is so effective but doesn’t dry out my skin or leave it feeling tight. L-Lactic Cleanser actually hydrates and nourishes the skin, while working on congested areas and improving the skins integrity. Over time my skin looks much more healthy and even has a bit of a glow about it.  I have already repurchased this cleanser and will again and again.

Dr Bronners Pure Castle Liquid Soap – Tea Tree

This soap is incredible – It is completely organic, plus the ingredients are ethically sourced and fair trade certified. That alone is impressive, however this humble liquid soap is impressive for so many other reasons, upwards of 18 to be exact. Dr Bronners can be used to wash almost anything. I use it on the floors, when I clean the bathroom, if I’ve ran out of body wash, to wash my fruit and veggies even. But what I love it best for is cleaning my make-up brushes. My brushes come up sparkling! Even those beautiful white Zoeva brushes that are always stained orange and red, they come up as good as new and with very little effort.  I’ve already gone through 2 of these and there are 2 brand new Lavender  and Rose scented bottles waiting for me. I highly recommend.

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Trefiel Anti Aging Lace Hydromask

This has got to be the most beautiful sheet mask I have ever used – And silly me forgot to take a photo! The mask looks like black lace on your skin, much better than those scary white cloth sheet masks.  Trefiel Lace Hydromask boasts premium ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for hydration, skin repair and free-radical protection. The ingredients are also plant-based and GMO free, meaning they contain no nasty chemicals and won’t harm your precious skin.  The mask feels cool and soothing on the skin and is much easier to wear than other sheet masks. This mask is really lovely to use, I will definitely re-purchase (Sorry again for not taking a picture of the beautiful lace detail)

Skinny Tan – Body Mousse

If you have been reading for a while you know that I h ave never been much of  a fake tanner, until recently. This little bottle of sunshine changed all of that. This tanner is so easy to use with beautiful natural-streak free results. Never had I used a product with such a natural bronze colour, without being too orange. The mousse is so easy to buff in and not-at-all sticky. It does transfer slightly on clothes, but didn’t stain my sheets at all. The scent isn’t offensive, the tan lasts for over a week and wears off evenly.  I have also gotten so many uses out of the one bottle, I am amazed. This little guy has turned me into a weekly tanner.

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Antipodes – Aura Manuka Honey Mask

I am sure Aura isn’t a stranger to regular readers of the blog; I adore this mask.  Full of antibacterial properties and intense hydration, this mask is so soothing, nourishing and gets to work on any pesky pimples. This can be left on for 10 minutes, an hour or all night for an especially intense treatment. Aura smells of juicy mandarin and creamy vanilla, and it spreads so easily all over the face. It really is a pleasure to use. I like to massage the mask into my skin using a jade roller for better absorption. I am truly sad that my tube has run out, but with so many other hyrdration masks waiting to get on my face, it’s only fair I don’t re-purchase just yet….. but it will certainly make its way back into my stash in no time. I would like 1x life supply of Aura please, skincare gods.

Bioderma Sebium AKN Purifying Corrective Care Fluid.

I usually love Bioderma – They have innovative products that are of such a high-quality, I am often surprised that they are sold in Priceline. But this little guy, let me down. This Corrective Care Fluid states that it is a purifying, smoothing cream that hydrates and eliminates blemishes and blackheads. For me, none of these statements ring true. The fluid is very thin, I find no moisturising benefits for my skin. I used the whole tube, which lasted quite a while,  but never noticed a difference in blackheads, smoothing or purifying. I had read that some people used this as a primer, but when I tried this, the product just seemed to ball up under my foundation. I sadly found nothing positive about this. But that is not to say that it won’t work for anybody else. My love for Bioderma will forever remain.

Loreal Hair Expertise EverStrong Strengthening and Repairing Mask Treatment

This was another disappointing product  for me. I use a hair treatment mask every time I wash my hair; I am all about that soft, hydrated hair life. I cannot function if my hair is knotty or dry.  I was looking forward to this treatment, it is marketed as Loreal’s most gentle treatment and is 100% sulphate-free. But unfortunately it was a little too gentle, in that it did nothing for me. The mask is fairly runny but has a beautiful fresh scent. It applies effortlessly and feels lovely in the hair. However, after washing and drying my hair was dry and felt similar to straw. I played around with the amount I used but kept getting similar results. I won’t be purchasing this guy again.

 

 

Speak soon lovers,

 

Camille x

 

*DISCLAIMER – Although some products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.