Matte foundation that survives 40 degrees??

If you’ve been watching my vlogs then you’ll know I recently went to Hurghada in Egypt and BOY was it hot. Most days were around 38 degrees but we did get above 40 at times. Now, I am a stickler for shine – I’m not on board with the dewy trend and I hate my skin to be sweaty or greasy. I like to add highlighter in a couple of choice spots, but am obsessed with avoiding forehead glare! So, in Egypt I thought I’d put to the test my newly invented matte foundation combo.

New Foundation Discovery

When we were killing time in duty free, I spotted the new L’Oreal Infallible Matte foundation. It’s been getting rave reviews from all the big Youtubers so I was keen to try it. I went for the shade Vanilla which seem a pretty good match. I was really impressed with how thin it was – matte foundations are often really thick and cakey but this glides on beautifully. It does mean you use quite a lot of product (I normally do two layers for higher coverage) but you get an instant medium matte coverage straight away. As its quite thin I find it best to apply with my fingers, to avoid wasting product, and then I add a little bit on a beauty blender around my hairline to blend everything in subtly. I’d also recommend a silicon primer underneath as mine did cling a bit to any dry patches or pores.
It wears really well in normal climates and seems to be pretty nicely in tact even at the end of the day. However, for taking on Egypt I knew I’d need an extra layer of armour! So, I mixed half and half with the Rimmel Stay Matte foundation. I had a few of those ad magazine samples but the shade was way too light for me. However, mixed with the L’Oreal Infallible it came out about right. Now, if you’re looking for unbelievable sticking power and ‘war paint’ then the Rimmel Stay Matte is the one for you. It’s gluey, thick, high coverage, and oh so matte. It claims to be lightweight but I thoroughly disagree. It’s not as thick as the Seventeen Stay Time, which is basically stage makeup, but it’s up there!

So – how did they wear??

I applied them combined on my hand with a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and Beauty Blender to do my hairline and I was amazed at the result. I have oily skin and I’m really sensitive to the skin, but this foundation combo absolutely wouldn’t budge. I normally apply translucent powder on top, and again sporadically throughout the day, but I didn’t even feel I needed that. Incredible!
Heres a few shots I took throughout the day…
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So whether you’re heading on a tropical holiday, or just a sweaty night out, I highly recommend these two combined, and the L’Oreal Infallible on its own for a normal day is great.

Let me know in the comments below if you ever mix your foundations, or what your favourite one is! I’m planning on doing a review of my entire high street foundation collection on my YouTube channel too do be sure to subscribe

Thanks for reading xoxo

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