Friday First | L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation

Remember when the L'Oreal Infallible range was just the one foundation, yeah that's what I still thought...
I've used the L'Oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation since it was first realised in this country and I've never turned back; it's the only foundation that has ever worked for my skin tone, and I even went as far to find a way to lighten it on a daily basis to make it work for my skin tone. Recently the Infallible range has been extending, and this includes the introduction of the Total Cover Foundation.

So, the L'Oreal Infallible Total Cover Foundation is "total camo coverage for up to 24 hours" with an "ultra-matte finish". L'Oreal state that the Total Cover Foundation is "easy to blend, lightweight and long-wearing... [and] has 30% more pigment, allowing for more coverage using less product". Total Cover Foundation claims that it "covers everything from blemishes, redness and tattoos", while also promising "no transfer" (

So let's break this down from the beginning. I obviously haven't put this foundation to the 24-hour test, but it lasts a pretty decent amount of time. As you can see from the photos above, it's a much thicker foundation but my face doesn't feel overloaded and I do find that this helps it last just that little bit longer. I wouldn't say though that it gives me any more matte looking than my regular Infallible 24H Matte Foundation. I've seen mixed reviews about Total Cover online; a lot of people saying that it took them a lot longer to blend. I personally don't find this, and I actually do find with Total Cover that a little does go a long way. I haven't tried it out on my tattoos; in fact, I'm definitely going to put that to the test, but this does provide me with crazy coverage, to the point that I don't even need a concealer when using this foundation.

Like I've already pointed out, this foundation is crazy thick. I have this foundation in 10 Porcelain, the same shade I always buy my usual Infallible 24H Matte in, but this is definitely darker. Due to Total Cover being so much thicker this takes me so much longer to lighten, and I have to use a hell of a lot more of my lightening drops to even get it to a colour, anywhere remotely near my face shade. The consistency of Total Cover doesn't change at all, but I feel I spend most of my time getting ready just playing around with the shade. I still become shiny in all the usual places, but it's nothing that can't be fixed with my powder and when I get caught in the rain I still look like a total wreck.

Will I continue to use L'Oreal's Infallible Total Cover Foundation? Total Cover is the foundation that I reach for when I definitely want more coverage, currently, that's when my skin is being particularly shit as I haven't been on any nights out to test it out. But, I also have a feeling this will be the foundation I potentially reach for on a night out also. I also really like the flawless look it gives to my skin initially.
Will I repurchase L'Oreal's Infallible Total Cover Foundation? I actually think I will. I've always been a girl who prefers full coverage, and it's nice to have some choice in the amount of full coverage I'm given if that makes any sense?
Would I recommend L'Oreal's Infallible Total Cover Foundation? I actually would. I know there are some mixed reviews out there abut Total Cover. But, if you're a girl who reaches for the fuller coverage foundations then don't overlook this one. Also, don't let the thickness scare you aware. My only warning sign would be the colouring and the fact that if you're a little ghost like me then you might need some lightening drops.
Overall score out of 5? I'm going to have to give Total Cover a 3. I really wanted to give it a little higher, but because of just how difficult it is to lighten and how long it takes me to get the shade to where I need it to be, then it has to be a 3. I really love the flawless look it gives me, and the coverage it gives me is insane!