Sunday, 24 January 2016

Beauty review: L'oreal's Infallible mattifying primer

Well hello to you my reader chums! A couple of weeks ago, I picked up the ever so hyped, L'oreal Infallible primer as I was on the hunt for a new primer and had heard many incredible reviews. I have quite normal skin, however my forehead tends to get oily from time to time, where when wearing makeup for a long duration, it appears shiny. Therefore, I wanted to find a primer, or a way of minimising this problem and as the L'oreal one claims to 'mattify' the skin, I was excited to give it a go!


Packaging - I love the packaging! The design looks rather professional with the monochrome theme, nearing towards a more higher end vibe than drugstore. I like size of the tube because it holds a substantial amount of product ( I've used this for a few weeks now not making a dent) and when squeezed out by the nib, it doesn't go everywhere but leaves you with the right portion to apply to the skin.

Consistency - Initially when using the primer, I was rather surprised by the consistency. The texture appears quite watery, yet thick, great for massaging into the skin and covering the entire face. I found that a little goes along way as since the consistency was thicker than expected, you could blend it throughout the skin without needing more product. The primer as you can see from the tube is clear which I much prefer to nude coloured, creamy primers. Despite the texture of this product, it doesn't feel heavy on the skin and sits well, ready for other base products to be applied.



Application - Is it weird to say I really enjoy applying this primer? As the consistency is slightly thicker but soft to touch, it feels lovely when blended into the skin. It settles pretty much straight away too, perfect to continue the rest of your makeup, especially if you're in a rush!

Lasting power - Being a primer, the most important thing is certainly it's lasting power and I can reveal it truly does the trick. As I work the typical 9-5 I'll do my makeup around 7am and get home about 6pm, so a good 11 hours for my makeup to last. Since using this primer as part of my routine, I found that not only has it really helped keep my makeup in place, it's also minimised the shine I usually get on my forehead by the end of the day. When using other primers, they didn't reduce that shine yet this product does and it's probably why I'm now obsessed with it! The L'oreal primer definitely lives up to the 'mattifying' name because as I said, it completely helped reduce the shine and really helps to keep the entire face matte all day long.

I hope you enjoyed this review.  Have you tried this L'oreal primer?

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18 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing as it minimises shine and stays mattifying throughout the day!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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  2. It's so bad but I never use a primer! I always worry it's going to break me out!

    www.sheepishlyshameful.com

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    1. Oh really? I can't do my makeup without primer otherwise it doesn't last! Xx

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  3. I don't usually use primers but this one looks really nice, I've never seen a clear one before. I might have to give it a try x

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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  4. I've only just started using primers as its hard to find one what doesn't dry out my face, I used to love using L'oreal's foundation though so I may give this a go :)

    Great post xx

    lipstickandmascaras.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ah I see! This one isn't drying at all, let me know if you get it! Thank you so much xx

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  5. I haven't tried it, the smashbox packaging is so similar. Great review - so informative xx

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    1. Isn't it?! Thank you so much, glad you enjoyed it! Xx

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  6. Ive been wanting to try this primer for a while so thanks for this! I'm a new blogger and enjoy stumbling across blogs like yours, I've given you a follow and look forward to future posts! Hope you're having a great day :)

    writeaboutbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much! Let me know if you try the primer out! X

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  7. I have an oily T-Zone so I must try this out! This review is so informative and detailed, now this primer has been added to my "to buy" list! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Ooh yes this will certainly work for you then! Thank you so much, yay! xx

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  8. I totally need to get a primer! I am so old school when it comes to make up!

    Meme x

    http://www.thedayinthelifeof.co.uk/

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  9. I have this but I'm trying to use the one I'm currently using before I open it! But this sounds so good :) excited to try it now!

    Hana | www.hanarosella.blogspot.co.uk ♥

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