We will be celebrating Bengali New Year (Poila Boisakh) this Friday (14th April ). Fashion, food and makeup are very essential part of any celebration 😉 😛 I did some apparel and home ware shopping last month for parents and relatives. Last week me and husband went shopping for new summer wear in Lifestyle Axis Mall.
The first stores you see while entering Lifestyle are the makeup brands… as we were crossing I saw a huge Loreal billboard displaying very attractive gifts and discount coupons 😀 Obviously that was very tempting and I went to the Loreal store to check out which products were on discount and the new launches.
Some new signature lipsticks, new nail polish range and many new skincare items were displayed at the counter. But I didnt go for the new launches.. because a. Either I did not find them interesting b. Or I already have an alternative product c. There was no discount on most new items 😦
I went ahead and tried some essential makeup items which I wanted to buy for long : Liquid Foundation and Powder Foundation.. very basic but very useful 😀 To my greatest pleasure I got 300INR off on the total amount + an eyeshadow palette free.. yeaaaaa !
- Loreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation
- Loreal True Match Mineral Powder Foundation
- Loreal Eye Palette – P1 Precious Purple (Got this one free)
Before I move on to review each of these products I want to tell you that I have combination skin and have medium complexion. The product review are my personal opinions and may vary for you.
Lets get started !!
- Loreal Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation:
This is a quite heavy coverage foundation. You have to use a pea sized amount for the face and another pea sized amount for the neck area. You can build it from medium to high to very high coverage as per your preference. I personally think if you apply too less then the foundation does not cover blemishes well, and if you apply more then the blemish free areas of your face does not look natural.
Concealer will not be needed if you are using this foundation at day time, but at night I will suggest to use a highlighting concealer under your eyes (if you have dark circles like me) and only on visible spots on your face. Do not apply too many cream products with this product if you have combination / oily skin.
Try to use a beauty blender while applying this foundation, using fingers I find it takes longer to blend and you may not be able to evenly apply it. Take time to blend this foundation really well into your skin…. as time passes you will see the foundation setting really well and giving you a better version of your own skin.
This foundation feels light on skin considering it is such a high coverage one, transfer proof and water proof. It does not contain any shimmer, so gives you a smooth matte finish. I do not know whether it lasts for 24h, but it does last for very long time 8-10 hours definitely. If you use it in summer and sweat a lot, carry a tissue paper and blot out the sweat and excess oil from your face, otherwise your makeup may look greasy.
Some disadvantages :
- May not suit very oily skin types.
- Not suitable for light day time makeup or everyday purpose
Price : 1420INR
Great foundation to get a good healthy looking skin to celebrate a special day 🙂
- Loreal True Match Mineral Powder Foundation :
This is a mineral powder foundation which gives you light to medium coverage which you can build up as per your preference. You can also use it as a setting powder to make your foundation last longer.
I feel this is a very good option to use during summer. You only need to apply a sunscreen under this. This product contains 95% minerals and when you blend it into your skin it adapts to your skin color giving you a smooth coverage. Since it is powder it is extremely light to wear and controls sweat to some extent. If you have oily / combination skin this product is your best friend for a quick easy everyday makeup routine when you go to office / college.
If you have dry skin, it may look dry and chalky on you, apply a good moisturizer before using this product.
If you have lots of blemishes and dark circles then you can apply a concealer and then apply this to cover problem areas better.
It comes with a fluffy brush on top which you can use in circular motion to apply the product into your face and neck. Remember to shake excess product off the brush into the bottle because you will need very less amount of powder to get a natural finish.
Price : 1400INR
I have used Loreal True Match Compact Powder and Loreal Infallible Compact powder in the past. But overall I found the Mineral Powder Foundation better than others.
- Loreal Eye Palette – P1 Precious Purple
I was soooooo happy to get this eye shadow palette, and it was freeeeeee 😀 😀
The gold packaging is pretty. The eye shadow colors are lovely. They are all shimmer shades, buildable pigmentation and gives a soft shimmer look when applied. The 2 light shades can also be used as highlighter. The 2 dark shades can be used to create a smokey look.
A small double ended brush comes with it, which I did not like much. But the mirror is cute. The kit contains very multi-purpose shades, compact, easy to fit into a makeup bag…so it is a perfect choice during travel 🙂
The colors are not very long lasting, they may fade away after few hours but the shimmer will remain in your eye lids for quite long.
I will advise to use a good eye primer before you apply these shades. They will last longer. Also if you have dry eye lids the primer will prevent the colors from look chalky.
Price : 850INR
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