As a concealer junkie I couldn’t resist picking up the L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit ($14.99)! The new L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit is a permanent Spring 2017 launch that contains four creamy concealer shades that can be mixed and match to conceal darkness under your eyes or imperfections on your face. The shades can also be used to contour with.
Take a look below for my review and swatches.
As I said a million times in the past, I’m a concealer junkie! When I saw this I instantly knew I had to try it but some part of me also realized I was going to like it. I should listen to that small voice in the back of my head when I buy these things telling me, “DON’T DO IT!”
I purchased the palette solely to use as a concealer for under my eyes but not to contour with as I’m not one that contours my face. The palette comes housed in a slim line rectangle compact that contains four shades that weight in at 0.17 oz in size. It includes a small sponge for application as well. The shade I got was 220 and there’s also a correcting palette available in the same display that this came in. I’m not sure if L’Oreal plans on releasing more palettes with deeper shades in the future but as of now 220 will likely fit fairer and perhaps medium fairer skin tones but not deeper ones. I felt the shades were off for me. I found the shades a little too pasty and chalky on me.
If you’re contouring with the palette it might work for you. The lighter shades do a very, very good job of brightening up your face especially around the wells of the eyes. The shades are thin yet creamy and they blend easily enough but do adhere to drier areas. Prepping very, very well is a necessity as I felt the shades didn’t have a smooth, even finish on my drier skin and I looked very made up using them because there adhered unnaturally to drier areas on my face. I disliked using any of the shades directly under my eyes because, 1. they were too sheer to really conceal anything although they did brighten up the area nicely and 2. They creased rather badly and looked cakey under my drier, finely lined eyes. When I looked in the mirror after application I literally cringed because all my faults were on display. My puffiness was visible, my finer lines looked more prominent, and the completed look was very sloppy. The wear time is a bit iffy as well as I got about three hours in before the concealer began fading and only leaving behind what creased into my finer eyes.
I can see this being a better tool for contouring work than it would be for simply concealing. If you liked the NYX Conceal Correct Contour Palette, you might like the thinner, sheerer L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit. Although it deserves to be mentioned this can’t be considered a complete contour palette considering it doesn’t have a highlighting shade.
Personally this was a major miss for me but I also didn’t buy this to use as a contouring palette. My sole purpose was to mix and match the shades for use to conceal under my eyes and it didn’t quite perform the way I wanted it to in this area!
L’Oreal Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit is available now at drugstores and amazon.com and ulta.com should be getting it soon.
Do share your thoughts!