L’Oréal New In & First Impressions

L'Oréal New In & First Impressions

L’Oréal is my number one go to brand in the drugstore, I love so many of their products. And it is extremely rare that I pick up a product from them and feel let down or disappointed with my purchase.

And L’Oréal cosmetics are currently 2 for £12 in Boots! As if I needed an excuse to finally pick up the False Lash Sculpt mascara and get a second product almost for free. Though this doesn’t include palettes or cushion products, which were the things that I wanted to try but never mind!

L'Oréal New In & First Impressions

Infallible Total Cover Concealer Palette – £12.99

I was pleasantly surprised with this palette. Overall the concealers are decent and at £12.99 for 5 shades it’s pretty good value.

Green & Lilac

The green and lilac shades in this palette are really great. They are pigmented enough that they do their colour correcting job, but not so much that they are tough to blend out and disguise.

The lilac shade is fantastic for correcting under eye circles. I actually prefer the colour and coverage of it to my Urban Decay Naked Skin Corrector in Peach. However, these concealers do settle into the fine lines under the eye quite a bit. This is especially noticeable when layering the lilac corrector and then a concealer shade. So while I love the lilac colour for correcting, for me the consistency of Urban Decay still wins.

Skin Tones

The consistency of the skin tone shades is not as great, but not terrible. They feel slightly greasy and slide-y to touch. In particular, I noticed that if you use them to conceal an area that typically gets oily, like around the nose. Then they begin to look greasy on the skin in those areas after a few hours wear. On other areas of the face they lasted much better.

Nude Magique Cushion Foundation – £14.99

I think this is probably the most disappointed i’ve ever been in a L’Oréal product. I just don’t get it.

First of all, from a cost point of view. This costs £14.99 and you get 15ml of product. True Match costs £9.99 and you get 30ml. You do the maths.

Application

I’ve tried applying this with a brush and a sponge. A sponge really didn’t work, seeing as you’re essentially taking product from one sponge to another, so a lot was going to waste. As for applying with a brush, was slightly more successful in terms of picking up product but I just don’t like how this goes onto the skin.

Also the sponge thing that it comes with is terrible. Which probably goes without saying but I thought it worth mentioning.

Finish

The finish for me, is not glowy or dewy, it just looked really wet. The product felt as if it was all just sitting on top of the skin rather than blending in.

Honestly I’m really struggling to even think of one positive thing to say about this. I will give it a couple more goes. But considering how much I love other L’Oréal foundations I was seriously disappointed with this.

Also is it just me, but I just don’t understand the benefit to storing a foundation in a sponge!?

L'Oréal New In & First Impressions

False Lash Sculpt Mascara – £9.99

Moving on to a more positive review, the heavily hyped False Lash Sculpt mascara.

Application definitely took a little getting used to as the brush is so unusual. There are only two lines of bristles, on one side of the brush. I would say it took about 3 days for me to figure out the best application of this.

But now I seriously love it. It not only adds some serious volume, it’s jet black and adds great length to the lashes too. I would really highly recommend trying this if you haven’t already. Currently my favourite drugstore mascara by far.

Used alone, a couple of coats of this begins to clump my lashes together. This is the only downfall for me as I like my lashes to be really fanned out and defined. This is really easily solved by layering with another mascara, I have been laying with Gucci Infinite Length and I love it.

L'Oréal New In & First Impressions

True Match Liquid Glow Illuminator – Golden Glow – £6.99

I’d never heard anything about this before and just picked it up on a whim. Now I know why I research the products I buy first.

This is a very yellow toned, gold liquid highlighter. The Liquid Glow Illuminator is hard to blend out on top of foundation/concealer without it going patchy and clinging to some areas. While it blends out nicely on bare skin, this is not very helpful, as 99% of the time it’s going to be on top of some base products.

Also, once you have managed to blend this out, you can barely see it. I mean there’s subtle and then there’s subtle.

I’m going to try and make it work but I wouldn’t suggest that you rush out to buy it.  I feel like the only time I can really see this working, is on a beach holiday. Where maybe you want a little bit of glow but aren’t wearing any other make up on your skin.

Thankyou!

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