Review & Swatches: Loreal Lumi Magique foundation & Loreal Infallible 24H foundation

Loreal products were recently 2 for £12 at Boots, so I figured this was the perfect opportunity to try out some of their foundations. I've only ever tried Loreal True Match (I h8d this foundation, but everyone seems to love it!) so it was a big decision for me to try another - once I hate one product from a brand I haven't tried all that much I tend to boycott the whole line for a while...I dunno why, it's just off putting!

But aaaaanyway, I decided to go for Lumi Magique and Infallible 24 Hour.

Lumi Magique claims to be a light infusing foundation which is light to medium coverage with 'liquid light technology' (if anyone knows what the heck that means, then please enlighten me) I really liked the look of this foundation and I love using this for the days where my skin is looking pretty good, and when I want a glowy, dewy and natural looking face. It's really good light to medium coverage, and this shade was a good match for my skin tone. I got the shade D/W5 Gold Sand.

Infallible 24H claims to be a 'stay fresh' foundation with 24hour staying power and 'fights make up melt down'. Now, I don't know about the 24 hour claims, but this lasts for a longgg time. I wore this at my cousins wedding, where I was hot, sweaty, and running around like a headless chicken and didn't top up my make up all day (I literally had about 14 hour days) and this foundation stayed put. It's a medium to high coverage foundation and it has really good, buildable coverage. The only thing I found is that it started to crease on me after a while. I'm not sure if that was due to the thickness as it's quite a heavy foundation. It also FEELS thick on your skin, the foundation itself isn't runny, but you can really feel it being painted on your skin. I wouldn't want to wear this on a daily basis as it's not all that comfortable - it's thick and heavy and I can imagine it breaking me out if I wore this every day. I got the shade 260 Golden Sun.

My only complaint - and probably my biggest pet peeve with high street brands and why I've always steered clear of Loreal foundations; is that the colour selection is R U B B I S H. I'm not sure if this is nationwide, but in the Boots I went to (a fairly large one!) these were the darkest shades I could find. And I even think the Infallible is slightly too pale for me. So if you're a darker shade...you're screwed. I don't think people really understand how difficult it is for people of colour to find a nice cheap foundation that's good and actually has a shade remotely close to our skin tone. But HEY, please correct me if I'm wrong if Loreal do darker shades of foundations so I can stop shaking my fist like an old woman shouting at teenagers.

I've been using both these foundations every day for the past month and I really like mixing them; it's the perfect combo for me! Shade wise, it's my perfect shade, since the 24hr is too light, and the Lumi Magique is pretty much my perfect match. Coverage wise, since the 24hr is a bit too thick, and the Lumi is only light to medium coverage; so they work perfectly together for me.

(Top: 24 Hour, Bottom: Lumi Magique)

(I'm not going to bother doing facial swatches of these foundations, as due to natural lighting, camera settings, etc, I don't think it's going to have the full effect of the foundations)

Has anyone else tried these? What are your favourite high street foundations?

If anyone has any suggestions or feedback, then please drop me a comment!

1 comment

  1. L'oreal infaillible do has a wide range of colors ranging from fair to dark skin!


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