L’Oreal Infallible Longwear Shaping Stick Foundation

L'Oreal Shaping Stick Foundation

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been hearing a buzz about the new L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation. I really wanted to give it a go, as I saw claims that it was the best drugstore stick foundation available right now and comparable to other more higher end stick foundations. In terms of makeup, foundations are one of my favourite things to test out. So I was quite excited to have picked up this new foundation the other day.

The Claims

The new L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation is supposed to be a very pigmented, and have a 24 hour wear. It’s also supposed to be buildable and bendable as it has a creamy formula. The foundation gives a matte finish, and can be used as a foundation, concealer, highlight and contour.

The foundations are packaged in a sleek plastic cylinder container. This would make it great for travelling.

How It Wore

So I tried the foundation over the last few days. I’ll say it now – I’m pleasantly surprised. If I’m honest, I’m not the biggest fan of stick foundations, and the only one I truly like is the Lancomè Teint Idole Ultra stick foundation. I found the L’Oreal stick foundation to perform very well for a stick foundation in general.

The foundation is very pigmented as claimed, and I found that I didn’t need to apply a lot for it to give a good coverage. I also found that the foundation blended quite easily on my skin and didn’t appear cakey. However, I will say that even though this foundation can be built up, I can see that too much can give that masked appearance. The foundation is also quite lightweight and comfortable to wear. I didn’t find it to transfer, until much later in the day (after about 10 hours wear).

L'Oreal Shaping Stick Foundation Swatches

I chose the shade Toffee / Caramel (the second darkest shade) for my base and the shade Espresso as my contour. It isn’t the best matching foundation colour, but the shade lighter is too light for me and the darker shade is my contour shade. I was pleased to see that the darkest shade was a very dark foundation colour, which works great as a contour for me. If you have quite dry skin, then I do think this foundation may not be best suited to you. I did notice it clung to some dry patches that I didn’t even know I had. It also made my concealer look slightly patchy under my eyes, which is quite unusual. I might have to try it with a more hydrating concealer. However, everything else applied well on top and once I had powdered my face it all looked quite flawless.

You can see just how the foundation wore below. In this picture I had worn it for 14 hours (it was a very long day!) and I think it still looks great. I did notice that I got an oily t-zone throughout the day, but that started after about 4 hours. I typically get oily in my t-zone, but I was very impressed with this stick foundation as I’d normally be very oily when wearing a stick foundation. This is an oil-free formula, so it works great on my oily skin.

L'Oreal Shaping Stick Foundation Caramel

Final Thoughts on the L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation

Like I’ve said I did really enjoy using the L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation . I actually think it works as well as my Lancomè stick foundation, and better than many other high end stick foundations I’ve tried. I was quite disappointed with the shade range if I’m completely honest. There are 12 shades in the range and for what I can see 2 would suit darker skin tones well. I believe they have 4 shades that are supposed to suit deeper skin tones, but most are quite light and then they have the shade Espresso which is the darkest and a major jump from the next shade down. I just wish they would have worked on the shades a bit better.

L'Oreal Stick Foundation

CC: L’Oreal Paris Instagram Account

I think the foundation is fairly priced at £8.99, and at that price I can definitely see myself repurchasing it.

Have you tried the L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundation yet? What’s your favourite stick foundation or your go to foundation? Let us know below!

You can find the L’Oreal Infallible Shaping Stick Foundations here with a 3 for 2 offer as this post goes live. For more foundation reviews check out this post here.

Speak soon,

Victoria x




  1. February 7, 2018 / 8:05 am

    I am not a fan of foundations. But I want to try a foundation that is fairly easy to use. This seems great and I will give this a try! Thanks for sharing! Great post!

  2. February 7, 2018 / 8:25 am

    Don’t really wear foundation for a couple of reasons but these do sound very good for people who do. They sound easy to use and very reasonably priced. I think that most foundations though jump in shades at both ends of the spectrum as I’m get pale and often can’t get exactly the right colour either!! Great review x

  3. February 7, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Thanks for sharing your review on this darling! I loved it! I’m on the dry skin side so I won’t try it, but It seems great!

    Have a beautiful day!


  4. February 7, 2018 / 9:42 am

    I always wanted to try the foundation sticks but wasn’t sure if they would be cakey or not! Think I’m deffo going to try one and see if I like them!

  5. Hannah
    February 7, 2018 / 9:43 am

    My favorite stick foundation is the Bobbi Brown one, it leaves my skin flawless! I tried the Maybelline Fit Me Stick foundaton and did not like it at all, it was too drying and didn’t blend well. I’ll have to check these out!

    Hannah the Mad Dog

  6. February 7, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Love this post, these foundation sticks look really good I definitely need to try one, thank you for the great review! X

  7. February 7, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Great post on stick foundations if I wore make-up I would consider buying one.

  8. February 7, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    The fact it works as well as the lancome equivalent and other higher end products is great especially as it is bound to be far cheaper. I haven’t tried these sticks yet I have problems finding my colour as I am really pale but it looks like that first one might do the trick.

  9. February 7, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I tend not to use stick foundations daily but do prefer to take them when travelling.The product sounds great, shame that the shades for dark skin tones are limited. Maybe in due course they will add more.

  10. February 7, 2018 / 12:27 pm

    I usually don’t go for the stick foundation but after reading your review, I am thinking of trying it out. Thanks for the great review!

  11. February 7, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    I use stick foundation for everyday wear- easy to focus on the bits that need it and quick/easy/tidy to apply. I will definitely check this one out, I am always on the lookout for new ones! They are also my go to for travel – no leaks, no liquids for hand luggage etc. #bloggerclubuk

  12. February 7, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Wow I have never tried a stick foundation! Might have to give this one a try x

  13. February 7, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I’ve not tried a stick foundation for such a long time now, must pick this up next time I’m in Boots! 🙂

  14. February 7, 2018 / 3:14 pm

    I’ll have to try this one. I’ve tried the iconic London one and was quite happy with that. This one is cheaper is will defo try it

  15. February 7, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    I don’t have time or the energy to wear make up any more, lol. However I have one (that’s probably unsaveable) from a time long ago, so I am going to need a trip to the store for this one!

  16. February 7, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    This sounds like a really good product. very well written review

  17. February 7, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    This sounds like a really good product. Very well written review.

  18. February 8, 2018 / 4:43 am

    I never used a stick foundation I always user liquid once as they are easily applicable . These L’Oreal once seems interesting though will try and see if it really suits me .

  19. February 8, 2018 / 8:24 am

    Thank goodness for L’oreal. I am so tired of cosmetic companies and their disgraceful shade ranges. I will have to try this out.

  20. Zoe Jackson
    February 8, 2018 / 10:44 am

    I’m not a fan of foundation as I’ve found it can irritate my skin a bit and I’m totally shocked they’ve created foundation in a stick I remember it being in squirty bottles. I’m so glad this product was a nice surprise for you and you would consider repurchasing it. Great post.

  21. February 8, 2018 / 1:19 pm

    I have never tried a stick foundation before, they seem really good value x

  22. February 8, 2018 / 1:22 pm

    I’ve never tried a stick foundation before but this sounds like a great product and I do love L’Oreal as a whole.

  23. Dogvills
    February 8, 2018 / 7:40 pm

    I don’t use make up that often but I think these stick foundations would be nice to have when the need arises. I will suggest this to my daughter too.

  24. February 8, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    I’ve never ever tried a stick foundation, but I’m convinced to give it a try. It still looks great on you after 14 hours! x

  25. February 10, 2018 / 8:12 am

    It still looks great even after 14 hours. Never seen this before!

  26. February 10, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    Foundation sticks seem to be a new, very popular thing these days. I’d like to try one!

  27. February 10, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    I don’t use foundation, or much makeup in general. But it sounds like an interesting product.

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