L’Oréal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation Review – Golden Beige

Launched early 2019, L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation promises to medium-to-full buildable coverage that lasts all day and allows the skin to breathe. I have the shade Golden Beige 460 and this was included it in my 12 days of foundation series.

In this review and attached video, you will see how this foundation wears on oily acne prone skin, how it looks in flash photo and natural light along with its performance with and without primer.

L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation Golden Beige 460

Along with having medium-to-full buildable coverage, the Fresh Wear foundation is supposed to have 24 hour staying power while having the most lightweight formula in L’Oreal’s foundation range. It is waterproof, transfer and sweat-resistant. 40 shades in the range!

No surprise here, I did not test this while swimming or attempt 24 hour wear. The latter is silly, but I may try the former during the warmer months!

before l'oreal fresh wear foundation application

For the purpose of this wear test and review, I primed one side of my face with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer and finished off the application with a bit of MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder. Let’s be honest here, even a foundation meant to withstand oily skin needs a setting powder.

In addition to the foundation, I used the L’Oréal Infallible More Than Concealer in 327 Cashmere which I compared with the CoverGirl version here.

Is the L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear Foundation worth it?

The stand out feature of this foundation without a doubt is the ease of application. It’s has a very liquid consistency that is unbelievably easy to bend.

One immediate turn off is the scent. If you are someone who is easily triggered by perfumed foundations or experiences allergic reactions, steer clear.

After 6 hours of wear, I knew I preferred this foundation to the L’Oreal Pro-Matte which I previously reviewed here. Fresh Wear looks a lot more natural!

I tested both the Fresh Wear and the Pro-Matte in Golden Beige. They have different numbers and do not look to be the same shade. The FW version starts darker and dries down to a slightly warmer darker shade. Whereas the PM starts lighter and oxidates, but does not turn as deep as the FW Golden Beige. That makes for a confusing conversion! (Watch my video at mark 2:51 to see the swatches for yourself.)

After a few hours of wear, the coverage fades a bit but it still gives a filtered appearance to the skin, which I love!

Have you tried the Fresh Wear foundation? If so, what is your shade and skintype – how did it fare on you!?

(This foundation was provided for review. My thoughts remain honest. This post contains affiliate links.)

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