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Review & Swatches: L’Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation

written by Olivia Akumu October 10, 2016

If you haven’t heard about the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation (also called the Pro-Matte in other locations) then you must have been hiding under a beauty rock. It’s the affordable foundation that’s taken the beauty world by storm and everyone and their auntie has been raving about it on social media. Naturally, I bought into the hype, and during a work trip to South Africa a few weeks ago, I managed to get my hands on my shade and decided to review it for you, so you can get the lowdown too.

The claims…

Up to 24-hour matte without the flat. Air-light texture, demi-matte finish. The pro-look of longwear.

Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours – hiding imperfections, for a smooth, clear complexion.

Honestly, I’ve got to give it L’Oreal on this one. It does pretty much what it says on the tube. It has a super lightweight texture that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and dries down to a good matte finish. You get a good medium to full coverage and it blends well with both a buffing brush or a damp beauty blender.



This is the first foundation I’ve ever bought that comes in tube packaging, and actually I’ve got to say I love it. You don’t have to worry about accidentally dropping this and spilling it all over the floor, which makes it great for travel. The thin nozzle also means that you don’t end up wasting too much product when you squeeze the tube.

I don’t have much to say about the 24H claims as I haven’t worn it anywhere near as long, but I do get a full work day out of it with minimal touch ups.  If you have dry or even normal to dry skin I would give this a pass, but for all us oily sisters – this is the one for you! And unless you are super slick, I would set this with a light to medium powder (as opposed to a heavy powder) to avoid any cake-face.

There are 12 shades in the range, but annoyingly, L’Oreal use a different numbering/naming system in different parts of the world. If you’re getting yours in South Africa (or anywhere else that shares the numbering system), I’m the shade 34 Mahogany, which I believe is the same as 112 Cocoa in other parts of the world. I bought this for the equivalent of around KES 1,400.

Have you tried out this foundation? Would you like to? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!



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Sheila Mong'are October 10, 2016 at 7:39 am

I am in love with this foundation already. can’t wait to get my hands on it.

Olivia Akumu October 13, 2016 at 4:39 am

It’s amazing Sheila! Let me know what you think when you do 🙂

Susan Wambui October 10, 2016 at 7:45 am

Thanks for this! I have a super oily face that shines for the heavens! Would like to try this out.

Olivia Akumu October 13, 2016 at 4:39 am

Seriously I couldn’t believe how matte this makes my face. One of my top foundations for sure and will definitely repurchase!


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