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loreal infallible primer shots review dupes comparison mattifying lumizing

loreal infallible primer shots review dupes comparison pore refining shaping stick foundation
If you spotted my recent drugstore haul post, (if not, read it here) you'll know that I picked up three of the brand new L'oreal Infallible Primer Shots. I chose the pore refining, mattifying and luminizing primers and over the past week using them I've been mentally pairing them all up to high end primers I already know and love. I know that seems a little odd - because usually a 'dupe,' is a cheap version of an expensive product, so I'm calling this 'reverse duping.' However, if you do love any of the high end primers in this post and are looking for a cheaper alternative or maybe just something you don't feel using everyday - you're welcome.

For more dry/dull skin days and to add some smoothness, I adore the Le Blanc De Chanel primer. But as you can imagine, it's Chanel so it's way up there at £38 - making it the second most expensive primer I own (Hourglass Mineral Veil being number 1.) One pump of this covers my entire face, and it also smells glorious and super luxurious. However, if you want the glow without the hefty price tag the new L'oreal Infallible Lumizing Primer Shot will do an amazing job for only £8.99. It might not be in a heavy, frosted glass bottle and have a luxurious scent, but the glow this stuff will give you is amazing. This primer really threw me, when I first pumped it out the liquid was a holographic pink shade! (Which looks really cool by the way.) 

Ok, so this isn't a primer but it was released alongside the new primers a few weeks ago. Foundation sticks are really starting to become a 'thing,' in the high end department, but so far this is the first one I've seen come to the drugstore. L'oreal actually call these 'Shaping Sticks,' because they come in contour and highlighting shades too. I just picked up the lightest shade, 100 Porcelain. Now, I've only ever tried one foundation stick prior to this, and that was the NARS Matte Velvet stick priced at £30.00. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either - for me it doesn't give quite enough coverage and always ends up looking too dewy for my combination skin after a couple of hours. I find that I need to use a lot of it and there isn't much in the stick to begin with.

I've seen mixed reviews on this L'oreal Infallible Shaping Stick (foundation,) it's only £8.99 so it's not such a waste like the NARS one if you don't get along. Personally I hated this foundation stick, it's possibly the worst foundation I have ever tried. It looked cakey, dry, dull, it separated and had bad coverage. But, I have seen a few people that really liked it - so the choice is down to you.

Now onto my two favourites from this release - first of all we have the L'oreal Infallible Mattifiying Primer Shot. This one comes in a matte black tube which really got me going, it feels the most expensive and reminds me of NARS. Unlike a lot of mattifying primers, this isn't thick or siliconey, it's actually a really thin, light runny liquid - (which is a good thing, by the way.) I love the soft focus effect this one gives, and of course it does a pretty good job of mattifying too!
This one really reminds me of one of my most loved high end primers, the Urban Decay Self Adjusting primer. I'd say it's pretty identical, however you do get a lot more product in the Urban Decay one - for £21.60 it's pretty reasonable I'd say.

Last but certainly not least, I recently picked up the hyped up Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer at a really reasonable £15.00 for a pretty generous sized glass bottle of product. A perfect dupe for this is the L'oreal Infallible Pore Refining Primer Shot. Funnily enough, also in a pink bottle. They both do an equally good job at blurring pores, however I found that the Touch In Sol option is a much more runny, liquidy consistency - where as the L'oreal dupe is thicker and feels more siliconey. So if you have dehydrated/dry skin I think you're going to get along much better with the Touch In Sol, however if you have a lot of shine and oil, you'll most likely prefer the thicker formula of the L'oreal to keep things quite matte.

It's more than likely that these primers and sticks will be on 3 for 2 in Superdrug, and there's actually two other primer shots I didn't pick up myself (anti redness and anti fatigue.) So, if you can get them all on 3 for 2 then you're gonna save some good dolla and have loads of new bases to play with.



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