Thursday, 8 March 2018

L'Oreal Infallible Shaping Kit

Don't you love it when you have wanted to try something for ages and then it's on offer?
 I am constantly adding clothes to wish lists and checking them to see if they go in the sale. Just a saving of a couple of quid and I'm checking out quicker than a Kylie-Jenner-and-her-baby pic goes viral.


I went in for a browse in Superdrug and had a play with the make-up while Sam and Mason went off to buy toothpaste or something more typically 'essential'. With my hand covers in swatches I decided it was time to head for a coffee, but just before the exit I noticed a L'Oreal display with a very attractive kit. I stopped in my tracks and Sam let out a little sigh. 

I had just been looking at the L'Oreal stick foundation and the new range of primers caught my eye too. I've been on the hunt for a good primer that stops me looking shiny by midday. This range has confused me because all websites call it 'Infallible' but the packaging definitely says 'Infaillible' - but for the purpose of this review I'm going with what everyone else is saying... even though it doesn't make sense. 


Anyway there were four of these L'Oreal Shaping kits which contain an Infallible Longer Shaping Stick Highlighter, a blender and an Infallible Primer. You then pick your shade of the Infallible Longer Shaping Stick Foundation to add to the pack so it's pretty much tailored to you (or... me!). This was all for £19.99.


As far as I could see all packs had the same shade of highlighter (503 Slay in Rose) and you pick the kit based on your preferred primer. There's a choice of 4 primers so you can have -

The Neutraliser Base which has a green tint to neutralise redness and blemishes;
The Luminiser Base with pearl pigments that brighten and give you a bit of a glow;
The Pore-Refiner Base which claims to give you an airbrushed finish, by blurring pores and uneven areas and the Mattifier Base which absorbs excess oil.

Due to my oily t-zone I went for the Mattifier in the hope of sorting out the dreaded shine problem. And I picked up shade 160 Sand in the foundation which is ever so slightly warmer than my skin tone but I'm going to be all about the fake tan over the coming months so I'll make it work. 


I've been wearing this combination for a couple of days now and I'm pretty happy with these guys. They work very well together and the Infallible Mattifying Primer does a great job of controlling my oily areas. I purposely only applied this on my nose, cheeks and chin but left out between my brows and forehead to see how they compared. I definitely noticed my forehead was looking a lot more oily than the rest of my face by the end of the day so the primer was doing its job. It didn't make me look 'matte' -as the foundation isn't a matte finish but it definitely reduces shine. The Foundation is a medium coverage but really buildable and it blends out beautifully with the help of the blender included in the kit. 


 I have to admit I'm not usually a fan of cream highlighters, I find they can kind of sweep the foundation away and be a bit heavy but I am really happy with this one. I can actually apply it straight from the tube to my cheekbones and lightly blend it in and I'm good to go. It's a gorgeous little colour too, I really like the pink tone, it's great for spring!

Now, I do have some slight reservations when it comes to  hygiene, applying straight on the face feels a bit icky - if anybody knows how I should be sanitising these please share. However I find these perfect for travelling and keeping in my bag should I need a quick touch up. 


Overall I think this is a fantastic little kit and with each product being £8.99 when bought individually it's a total bargain! 

Let's be honest, L'Oreal is almost always on 3 for 2 so you can definitely pick and choose a couple of these bits and try some others too (I like the look of their tattoo eyebrow pen) but if you want to try all of these then picking this up is a no brainer!

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