I was on the hunt for a new foundation to try out as my go-to one was slowly starting to oxidize throughout the day, even though that had never been a problem before and I was using the lightest shade. I spent a bit of time doing my research into what foundation would be best to try out and that was when I stumbled across the L’Oreal Paris 24H Foundation.
It retails at £9.99 which I don’t think is too bad a price for a drugstore foundation and I had points on my Boots card to use anyway. I picked the lightest shade, Porcelain, as it seemed to be a perfect match (well, from the bottle anyway).
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What stood out to me the most about the packaging was the red colour throughout it; it’s very eye-catching. I also love that you can see the foundation shade as it comes in a typical 30ml glass bottle. On the back of the bottle, you’ll see that it has a small description of what it promises to do and this had me very intrigued to try it out. On top of the lid is the shade number and name and I think this is very handy if you store your foundation(s) in a drawer as this helps you recognize which shade is which.
When you remove the lid, you’ll find a pump attached (hurrah!). I really do prefer a foundation to have one of these as it makes it so much easier to use a certain amount of product without using the whole bottle up in one go.
Going by the shade name, Porcelain, I expected it to be very very light but I was pleasantly surprised when I swatched it on my arm. The consistency is slightly thick but I have no problem with that as I use a damp Beauty Blender to apply it and to soak up any excess. As you can see, I have a tattoo on my arm and when I rubbed the foundation in, it covered it up a little bit so to me it looks as though it’s a buildable foundation. When testing it without and with a flash, you can see a slight flashback but nothing too drastic.
Application on the face was completely fine as like I said, using my Beauty Blender helped a lot. Throughout the day, I did notice it starting to settle in to my laughter lines but I’ve found that to happen with any foundation I use (can anyone help resolve this?!). It didn’t slip off at all and worked very well with the primer I had on underneath. Oxidization wasn’t an issue either which I’m very happy about.
Overall, I’m a huge fan of this product. I can definitely say that I’ll be purchasing this again when it runs out and recommending it also.
I really hope you enjoyed reading this week’s blog post. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you use this product or you would like to.