Review, Swatches, Before After, Price, Buy Online L’Oreal Paris 24H Infallible Reno Liquid Foundation in shades Golden Sand, Miel Honey, Amber Honey
By Contributor: Vaidehee
Hey you guys! So for today’s post , on my L’oreal Paris review roll i’ll be talking about a drugstore gem , the new L’oreal reno infallible foundation 24H in the shade 200 Golden Sand and just a heads up, if matte and full coverage is your thing, this needs to be sitting in your vanity. They also have a powder foundation in this range which I will review and swatch next. In this post you will also see some swatches of other shades in this range to compare and my before after photos to check the coverage.
L’Oreal Claims: The Infallible Reno Stay Fresh 24H Liquid Foundation by L’Oréal Paris is a zero compromise foundation with 24hour stay and maximum coverage. It is totally touch proof, resists extreme humidity and erases imperfections without drying out skin. This foundation’s texture is perfect for brushglides over the skin, sets effortlessly and delivers ultimate coverage without a ‘layered’ effect. The Infallible Reno Liquid Foundation contains Hydrating Hyaluron that provides continuous hydration for an all-day luxury sensation and extreme hold pigments for the ultimate coverage and the most perfect professional complexion.
Shades Available: 120 Vanilla, 125 Natural Rose, 140 Golden Beige, 145 Rose Beige, 150 Radiant Beige, 200 Golden Sand, 220 Sand, 250 Radiant Sand, 300 Amber, 320 Caramel Toffee, 235 Honey
My Review of Loreal Foundation:
Price : Rs. 1350 for the standard 30ml , which is a little bit up there with drugstore prices, but hey, it’s worth it with a foundation like this.
Packaging : Hallelujah! A drugstore foundation with a pump! It’s functional, it’s neat, it’s travel friendly (Although the bottle’s a little heavy) , and it’s very appealing. One pump does tend to dispense enough product to go over your entire face, as little product as it may seem.
Consistency : The consistency of the Loreal infallible foundation is a little thick and dense. It tends to blend out well, but because it sets itself , you don’t have enough time to work it in unlike with a liquidous foundation like the MAC Face and Body (Also, for shade referance, i’m at my palest an NC30) . On that note, if you do put on too much product in one particular area, no way in hell will you be able to go back in and correct it, so you might want to start off with very little product, and work in sections.
Finish : The finish shifts to a powder once it sets, and so it is more on the matte side (Although ,i think it might not be as mattifying for oily skinned folks in this giant tawa we live in) . It can accentuate a few dry patches , but that’s nothing some primer or moisturizer can’t fix. It does look a little bit cakey if you apply it as it is and happen to have dry skin, and even with a primer underneath, it looks a little bit made-up. So not an everyday foundation if you are not into good coverage makeup, you might want to stick with your BB/CC Cream and a little bit of concealer .
Coverage : It’s a medium coverage liquid foundation, but if you are careful to work in sections and build up the product while buffing it out well, it works as an almost-full coverage product. Personally, i have a few spots and a little bit of redness because my allergies are acting up, so i do tend to have concealer on underneath , and go over it with the foundation to keep from using too much . With trouble spots taken care of, it doesn’t even need to be built up for coverage , and evens out your skin and giving you the cleanest canvas to work with.
Shade : The shade i’m working on reviewing is 200 : Golden Sand. And in general, i have heard and interpreted from swatches that the range is more yellow-based, rather than the usual drugstore pink-undertoned trend. I do think the average-mass-audience suitable shade in this range will the one that’s just a tad bit darker than this one, say 220-250. Shade 200 is a yellow (a lot of indian brands could take pointers from this, not orange , yellow) undertoned light-medium shade, that sets to a neutral, slightly darker (oxidises ever so slightly) shade.
How do I apply L’Oreal Paris 24H Infallible Reno Liquid Foundation:
Any matte foundation , or liquid to powder morph foundation doesn’t work very well with your fingers and ends up caking up and looking streaky and patchy with very little coverage. (Creams tend to blend out better with your fingers though) So this works well only with a buffing brush or a basic foundation brush (but it does tend to streak up a little bit) . and for a sheered out finish, you could use a sponge, but that tends to defeat the purpose of the product.
Personally, i use my vega professional buffing brush with it, and it’s the best way to work it. Any good buffing brush would do. Now because it sets the way it does, i don’t go near m under eye are with it because it tends to crease and accentuate a few fine lines, and there is no need to set it with a powder. Infact you only need a powder on top at night for parties and events because it gets a little made up with it.
What I don’t love about L’Oreal Paris 24H Infallible Reno Liquid Foundation:
- Personally, i’m all about matte, but if that’s not your thing, well, this is going to be a disappointment , because it is flat-out-powder matte.
- The price point is a little bit up there with drugstore brands, but L’oreal tends to rate up at a higher price point in the drugstore range.
- You need to work really quickly, and it takes a little blending in to even in out (Might want to invest in a buffer brush with this one)
Price in India: Rs.1350
VNA Rating: 4.25/5
Where to Buy Online in India: amazon.in
Verdict? Amazing product. Wonderful wear-time, perfect matte finish, very good coverage, all in all? It’s the holy grail drugstore foundation package.