L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation: Review

Hi, lovelies! If you have read my recent posts, you will know that I have gone on a bit of a Foundation buying spree. I recently bought the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation which was so good it made it into my March favourites. With the success of that foundation, I thought I would give the L’Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping stick foundation a try. My skin has been very dry recently, so when buying foundations at the moment I have been looking for more of a dewy finish, a hydrating formula, and one that doesn’t cling to my dry patches. Is this foundation the one?

The L’Oreal infallible shaping stick packaging:

So if you haven’t guessed from the picture, the L’Oreal Infallible Longwear is a stick foundation. I used to absolutely hate stick foundations but after loving the Primark hydrating foundation, I am converted. This stick is all black with simple white lettering but with a hint of silver detail. Like the Primark foundation stick, the lid is clear but with some black detail so you can see which shade you are reaching for. This is handy, as the shaping sticks can also be used for contouring and highlighting, so you know exactly which shade to pick up. The packaging feels quite light and not very luxurious, but would be very handy for travelling and on the go makeup!

L'Oreal Infallible shaping stick foundation

L’Oreal Infallible shaping stick foundation

The L’Oreal foundation stick:

Although this foundation stick is considerably larger than the Primark one, there is actually 2g less product, with 9g in total. The foundation costs £8.99, not terrible, but definitely not the cheapest out there. There are 12 shades to choose from to find your perfect match! I decided to choose the shade Ivory (100) as I am pale as hell. I pretty much always go for one of the lightest shades. I didn’t realise this when I purchased it but this foundation is matte, so you oily girls will love this.

The L’Oreal Infallible shaping stick claims:

  • A highly pigmented, creamy formula that melts into the skin
  • blendable and buildable
  • lasts for 24 hours

Does it live up to the claims?

So as I said this foundation is matte. That is not what I wanted. When I initially swiped this across my face, I definitely thought it was creamy. It glided beautifully without tugging at my skin, a lot easier than the Primark dupe. This is a matte foundation but it felt really comfortable on the skin. It didn’t cling to any of my dry patches and I found that over the day it did melt more into my skin and felt more velvety. I would totally agree that this foundation is highly pigmented, as you don’t need much to get a decent level of coverage.

I tried this L’Oreal Infallible stick with both a brush and a sponge and it blended out so easily with both tools. After much deliberation, I decided that applying with a sponge is the way to go for me as it makes it slightly more dewy for my dry skin. You can definitely build this up to full coverage without getting cake face – a plus! Now, I can’t say I have worn this foundation for 24 hours but I have gotten close. I put this foundation on before work at around 6 am and probably take it off at around 8 pm. After that long, there are some dry, flaky patches (tends to happen to most of my foundations) but as a whole, it looks pretty good!

L'Oreal Infallible shaping stick foundation

L’Oreal Infallible shaping stick foundation in the shade Ivory

Final thoughts

Overall I really enjoy this foundation, and since buying it I have used it a lot. For a matte foundation, I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do, and I know that in the summer (when my skin gets more oily) it will be perfect. If you want a quick and easy foundation that looks fab all day – definitely try it out!

Have you tried this foundation? Or any of the L’Oreal foundations? They are my absolute favourites at the minute.

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

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  1. Joy Abou Zeid
    April 4, 2018 / 8:37 am

    Lovely Review!! I am too scared to try stick foundation because I am scared they won’t be creamy but I should definitely try this one out!

    • BeingChloe173
      April 4, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      I was too, It has only been in the past month that I have started to use them, they’re so convenient! I’d definitely recommend it 🙂 Thanks for reading! x

  2. Makeup dreamer
    April 4, 2018 / 6:38 pm

    I am not a fan of stick foundations but this sounds good one with matte finish. I do use loreal infallible foundation in winters which is a good product for winters.

    • BeingChloe173
      April 5, 2018 / 7:14 am

      I wasn’t either, but recently I’ve been converted! x

  3. Nichole
    April 5, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I like stick foundations because it allows me to apply as much or as little make up as I want without making a mess or using too much. I have not tried Loreal but I will check then out.

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      That’s exactly why I like it, there is much less wastage! Thankyou for reading x

  4. April 6, 2018 / 7:19 am

    I absolutely love Loreal Lumi Magique foundation, that one is so good. Never tried stick foundation, so I might look into this one, it’s great summer foundation. xx

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Ooh I haven’t actually tried that foundation but I might look into it! x

  5. April 6, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I have oily skin so this foundation seems perfect for me! I also haven’t tried any stick foundations before, so I’ll definitely be checking this one out!

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      Yes this will be perfect for you! It is a matte finish x

  6. April 6, 2018 / 7:58 am

    I use the True Match foundation – I’ve been thinking about a stick foundation for a while, but haven’t tried any yet. I do like cream products, such as blusher or highlighter sticks, so would probably like something like this. Thanks for sharing

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Ooh definitely, If you like cream products you will love a stick foundation! x

  7. Fatimah
    April 6, 2018 / 9:57 am

    I don’t really get along with sick foundations to be honest they look too cakey on my skin, but this is a great review for anyone looking to try it out!x


    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      Oh no that’s annoying! But at least you know they’re not for you! x

  8. April 6, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Very useful review 🙂 Quite a beginner question, but do you think this would work as a concealer? I tend to have dry eyes corners in winter (winter is long in Denmark) and concealer always get in the wrinkles of my skin despite putting primer on ?

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      Hmm, you can definitely use it under your eyes, but it may not give you the coverage that a concealer does! This is a matte foundation and so may make your undereyes dry, so maybe going with a more moisturising foundation stick? x

  9. April 6, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    I haven’t tried a foundation stick before but this looks perfect! Do you use a setting powder over the top? Xx

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      Yes I do! But not as much as I would with a more dewy foundation 🙂 X

  10. April 6, 2018 / 8:58 pm

    I love how you’ve written out this post, it’s super easy to read yet informative. I just bought the Makeup Revolution foundation stick instead of this L’Oreal one and after reading your post I wish I didn’t bought the L’Oreal one instead! I wasn’t as impressed with the MR as I wanted to be but maybe applying it with a beauty sponge like you said may help. I’ll definitely give this one a go next,
    Zara xx

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 4:57 pm

      Aww thankyou lovely! I haven’t actually tried the Makeup Rev one as it isn’t in my local superdrug! Yeah definitely try using a sponge, I think it will make it less cakey! x

  11. April 6, 2018 / 9:13 pm

    Have wanted to try this product for a while and this post has reminded me! Haven’t tried a stick foundation in ages.
    Lovely post x

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 6:04 pm

      Hope you like it as much as I do! x

  12. Kelsey
    April 6, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    I honestly haven’t used a stick foundation in so long , but this looks like such a great one and I’ve seen so many good reviews! Great post xx

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      Thankyou lovely! x

    • BeingChloe173
      April 7, 2018 / 6:08 pm


  13. Emily
    April 7, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Lovely, honest review Darling!? Thankyou so much for sharing with us.
    I’m definitely intrigued to try this out for myself after hearing your thoughts and opinions!?
    Have a lovely day. xoxo

    • BeingChloe173
      April 9, 2018 / 7:24 am

      Thankyou lovely, you’re very welcome 🙂 Hope you like it! x

  14. Shannon
    April 11, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    I LOVE The Infalliable line so I will def have to check this one out. I love how easy it is to keep in your purse too 🙂 xx Shannon || http://www.champagneatshannons.com

    • BeingChloe173
      April 12, 2018 / 9:03 am

      It is so compact and you know it’s not going to leak all over your make up bag when travelling! x

  15. April 11, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    Great review! I don’t think this foundation is right for me cause I have dry skin and get dry patches on most matte foundations even if I apply a hydrating primer…

    Have you tried the hourglass one? I heard so many great things about it but haven’t given it a go yet.

    • BeingChloe173
      April 15, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thankyou! I have dry skin also, but I didn’t find this foundation as dry on the skin! I haven’t I’m afraid but I really want to try it x

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