February 28, 2017

L'Oreal Total Cover Foundation: Speedy Review



Hiya lovelies! Today I'll be providing you with a really quick run through of my thoughts on the new L'Oreal Total Cover foundation, which you can pick up from Boots or Superdrug for £9.99.

Price
£9.99 at Boots and Superdrug, although regularly on offer at Boots for £7.99
Shade range
Light to dark: 9 Light Sand Nude, 10 Porcelain, 12 Natural Rose, 21 Golden Sand, 24 Golden Beige, 32 Amber, 33 Cappucino
Coverage
Medium/Full
Easy to remove?
Yes
Best applied with…
Buffing brush
Texture
Thick, mousse-like, not at all runny
Finish
Airbrushed finish, no need for powder on top
Any breakouts?
No
Lasts for…
Four hours, max
Best for…
Normal/Combination skin
Repurchase?
No.

Overall, I was impressed with this foundation. I absolutely hated the original Infallible range, so was pleasantly surprised after giving this a go. I would say it provides more of a medium coverage, but is easily buildable and you can create full coverage with just a couple of layers. The texture of this is really lovely. It melts into the skin, doesn't clog my buffing brush up and sets with a powder like finish. I did find this broke up around my nose quite quickly and started to look patchy after just a couple of hours. I wasn't too impressed with the shade range. I went for the lightest shade in the range '9 Light Sand' and it still looks just a tad orange on me (for reference, I am NC15 in MAC, Light 43 in Kat Von D, Gobi in Nars, 0.5 in Urban Decay, Shell in Estee Lauder Double Wear...). In short, for a drugstore foundation, this is pretty good, but the foundation snob in me will still be reaching for the high-end options, which I find generally have a better shade range, better coverage and better lasting power.

Have you tried this foundation? Let me know what your thoughts on this are below!
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12 comments

  1. I am so gutted this only lasts four hours! That is nothing, great review! I love how you broke it down as well, thanks for sharing. Awesome post and Happy Pancake Day xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. I know! I didn't expect much, as I have never had much luck with drugstore foundations, other than Vichy Dermablend. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed the review! Hope you had a fab pancake day xxx

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  2. I love this speedy review, for me it was far to thick and went shiny but they tried! xx

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    1. Thank you! Thought I'd cut to the chase haha! Yes, the formula is very thick! It actually fell off my buffing brush in one piece haha!xx

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  3. I don't really go for full coverage foundations so will probably skip this. Loved the speedy review! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxuryFragranceGiveaway

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    1. The formula is very thick, so I would definitely avoid if you don't like full coverage! Thank you, glad you liked the review xx

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  4. I really want to give this a try!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com


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    1. Go for it! Take advantage of the 3 for 2 deals in Boots and Superdrug xx

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  5. I have seen this foundation everywhere lately, but four hours really isn't great lasting power. What a shame. x

    Small&Blonde

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    1. It is everywhere at the moment! To be honest, I only purchased because I saw an Instagram post about the release haha! Nope, the lasting power isn't great, but I guess you get what you pay for x

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  6. I really want to try this foundation as a love a good coverage! Shame about it only lasting 4 hours though, that's awful. X
    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. I know! I'd recommend Vichy Dermablend instead for a cheaper full coverage foundation, I have a review of that too if you fancy a read x

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