This spring L’Oreal has come up with a brand new foundation, called Total Cover. So far the Infallible range has been a great and affordable makeup solution for many people who can’t find the right foundation. Needless to say, I went out in order to put it to the test.
This foundation comes in a plastic tube, unlike the original foundation which comes in a glass bottle with a pump. The first thing that I noticed at the beauty counter was the colour range L’Oreal has come up with for this foundation. Compared to the previous Infallible foundation, Total Cover comes in 7 different shades. The lightest one being 09 Sand and the darkest 33 Cappuccino. Another problem with the shades is their undertone. Half of them have a pink undertone whereas the other half have a slight orange one. For example, 09 Sand and 10 Porcelain are pretty much the same, with the main difference being their undertone. Sand is more on the orange side, compared to Porcelain, which is more pinkish.
Apart from the colour range, their consistency was a very pleasant surprise. The almost mousse-like consistency made me believe that the foundation formula would sit heavy on the skin as other mousse foundations do. But once you start to blend it, it feels like you are blending a liquid foundation. It is not heavy in any way and therefore can be used with powder.
The coverage is also pretty good. I would say if you want to build it you can but bare in mind that this is a full coverage foundation and it can become heavy if layer it over.
As for people who have only or combination skin, it does tend to go oily during the day but nothing drastic. If you have some loose powder or blotting paper then this would not be an issue.
Would I recommend?
Yes, only if you want a full coverage foundation, which isn’t heavy on the skin.
If I had to give any starts to this foundation it would be 2.5 out of 5. Unfortunately, this foundation doesn’t bring anything new to your already existing collection. The colour range can also be better. And although it is easy to travel with the plastic tube, the as it is priced the same as the glass bottles with pumps, you would want to get most of your money.