Lately I have been picking up a few makeup products from the high street, it has been fun to browse the aisle once more without having to really question if I can afford it. We all know that there are so many luxury high end products launching left right and center and I, like most would love to have them but let’s face it, they can be quite expensive. The high street however has so many incredible products to offer, therefore I thought I would share with you three recent purchases from L’Oreal which I have being enjoying. One is a re-purchase and in my opinion it still claims the top spot for the best high street foundation currently available.
The L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Matte Foundation is a repurchase of course and I absolutely love it. I featured this back in my February Beauty Favourites a couple of years ago and I still rate it to this day. It is marketed as a matte foundation which I guess it is, however it does not look dry on the skin or flat at all. It has a nice glow to it and the coverage is fantastic if you are looking for a natural finish whilst hiding a few blemishes here and there. It is medium coverage and is also build-able. I find that it lasts well throughout the day and still looks good come 5pm, I wear glasses to work and I find that it is one of the better foundations for not gathering on your glasses or on the bridge of your nose. For reference I use the shade Vanilla.
I also decided to pick up the L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation which I have to say I do quite like, although it does not come close to the foundation above and therefore I probably wouldn’t repurchase it. This is actually the first stick foundation that I have ever tried and maybe that is the reason i don’t like it as much, it is just a bit different and I am a bit too set in my way with the classic foundation in a squeezy tube. Having never used this product before I decided to opt for the shade Ivory which I believe is the lightest shade available. It does work for me; however I do wonder if I should have gone up a shade. Having said that, I would rather have a foundation which is too pale than too dark as it is easy to warm up your complexion with other products. The only thing I would say is that due to this being a cream foundation stick I am finding that it is a much drier product to use, I find it harder to blend and find that the finish isn’t as nice as I would have hoped. Personally, despite struggling with it I would recommend perhaps giving this product range a go, as there is also a contour stick and blusher in this format which in hindsight I wish I had picked up instead.
The last product is a product which I am quite literally obsessed with, so much so that I have already purchased another one as a backup just in case L’Oreal decide to ever remove it from their line. The L’Oreal Color Riche Shine Lipstick in the shade 642 MLBB is the perfect nude, I truly mean it when I say the perfect nude. I have only tried this one shade as it was the only one at the time that jumped out at me, although I haven’t been able to take a look at the full range of shades on offer as my local store only had a select few. I have however seen the shade Only In Paris which I think would be the next one I would buy. First and foremost, I love the packaging, it has a clear glass look to it which I think is really modern and elegant. The lipstick itself smells really fruity which I personally love and this does somewhat translate once applied as you can taste it slightly. Having only tried 642 I can’t really comment on some of the more brighter shades in terms of pigmentation; I tend to always opt for nudes these days as I just find them so much easier to wear. For a nude though this has great pigmentation but please bear in mind that it has quite a glossy finish and aims to be moisturising so it isn’t the most durable in terms of lasting for hours on end. That being said, I personally don’t see this as a negative as I like reapplying lipstick throughout the day.
Have you picked up anything from the high street recently? I am loving what they have to offer at the moment.