Hello beauties, I was recently in my local boots store, if you don’t live in the UK then boots is a health, beauty and make up store that sells drugstore products. I had watched a lot of positive YouTube videos on the LOreal Infallible Longwear Shaping Sticks. I have always got on well with foundation in stick form so really wanted to try these out! I picked up a foundation and a highlighter but they also sell concealer, blush and contour shades too!.
Introducing New Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation for a longwear, customisable base that lasts up to 24 hours. Our 1st base shaping stick has an ultra-creamy, no compromise formula which seamlessly melts into skin for buildable coverage, without the mask effect. The round-shaped bullet makeup applicator allows for precise, even coverage while the matte formula creates a flawless, shine-free base. Create infinite looks with the ultra-versatile shaping stick: use as a foundation, a concealer or to highlight and contour.
Both products come in a a thick twist up bullet tube (just like a lipstick). I love the simple yet sleek design and I’m a huge fan of a see through lid, I like to see the product and how much I have left.
There are twelve shades to choose from ranging from pale, tan and dark. I definitely think they could do with having more darker shades as it does seem to cater more for the paler skinned customer. I chose shade ‘Ivory’ and shade ‘Oh my jewels’ which is a peachy pink highlight.
I normally opt for a powder highlight as to me they are easier to apply then a cream, but I do like to have some in my collection for days I want a super dewy look. I also love using them underneath a powder highlight as it acts like a primer and makes my less pigmented highlighters pop.
They’re four highlighters in this range, the one I chose is called ‘oh my jewels’ and is a beautiful pink shade. They have a golden shade, a frosted white colour and a light pink shade.I plan on picking the golden shade up next as recently I’ve been loving golden highlighters on my skin.
This has a gorgeous creamy consistency and is extremely easy to apply after you have put on your foundation, I like to use my fingers to apply cream products as i find it much easier to get the product where you need it. Apply to areas such as cheek and brow bone and Cupid’s bow. It blends into the skin so beautifully and as you will see below,gives the most gorgeous glow when it hits the light. I can’t wait to try some strobing with this to give the skin a healthy looking glow.
This foundation comes in Pan Stick form and has 12 shades to choose from, I picked up the lightest shade ‘Ivory’ and this was a perfect match for my winter skin. If you’re any paler then me however there is not a lighter shade so you will struggle.
I first tried this using the Laura Mercier hyrdrating primer as this foundation has a matte formula and I have dry skin. This is great for applying directly onto the skin as it has a domed shape to it.
It has a creamy texture and looks shiny on first application but does dry down matte.
I tried blending with a Real Techniques beauty sponge and found that it was quite hard to spread out, so opted for a Real Techniques expert face buffing brush. This worked much better, improved the coverage and made the foundation look less patchy on the skin. As for the coverage I would say this is a medium, it can however be built up to a full, just be cautious that is doesn’t start to look cakey as it is matte.
Once I had successfully found a way to apply this foundation I really liked the finish, it covered my acne scarring and didn’t make my skin look flat, I did noticed it emphasised my pores on my nose and chin a little though. Unfortunately throughout the day this started breaking up on my forehead and nostril area and didn’t look great. Perhaps this was because I used a hydrating primer rather then a mattifying one. I will continue to use this on days where I’m just popping out and don’t need to wear makeup for long just so I can simply use it up but unfortunately I won’t be purchasing again just because I have foundations that give a much better result. It’s such a shame as I read and watched loads of reviews on this where people loved it so it might of just been my skin or the primer I used!.
Both sticks cost £8.99 for 9g of product, if you live in the UK then boots and Superdrug often do 3 for 2 on their makeup so then is the best time to grab it so you can get a freebie!.
Have you tried his foundation? Let me know how it worked for you in the comments below.
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