When I heard that L’Oreal had released a Contouring Base, to ensure your contour lasts and stays true I was completely intrigued. In theory it’s a great idea. In reality, is it something any budding makeup junkie needs in their collection? Keep reading to find out more.
The Infallible Sculpt Contour Base is an incredibly lightweight foundation base. Available in just two shades, Light/Medium and Medium/Dark, it’s easy to know which shade you would you need. There’s no need to spend hours at the counter debating on whether it’s the right colour for you as Medium/Dark is significantly darker than the lighter option.
Infallible Sculpt is meant to provide the perfect base for contouring without any caking effect. It also has grip technology to fuse with the contour for a long lasting finish. It sounds too good to be true. Personally for me it was. And here’s why….
The base did blend into the skin well, however on my rosy complexion it really did nothing at all for my skin. Any redness was still apparent and the formula settled into any fine lines I didn’t even realise I had. On my dehydrated skin this caked terribly and really had no lasting power at all.
I’ve heard some bloggers compare this to Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Foundation. I’ve also tried this on numerous occasions, and tend to agree, I didn’t get on with this either. For me this contour base is a completely unnecessary step and I wouldn’t recommend anyone with dry skin adding this to their base collection.
On the other hand L’Oreal’s Sculpt Palette is amazing. A cream to powder formula duo sculpting kit. A matte bronzed shade to add dimension and a light shade to highlight. The cream formulation gives a beautiful natural look to the skin. As it sets to a powder finish this ensures the contour stays prominent all day long. Trust me, the lasting power is pretty great.
I’ve been applying this with Crown’s Contour Brush (C473), which works incredibly well. The flat side of this brush is perfect to blend the contour shade, picking up just the right amount of product, it leaves a natural look. If you do wish for a stronger contour, it’s also easy to build up the intensity. I use the dark shade in the hollows of my cheekbones and on my temples. The matte highlight shade gives a lovely sheen to the tops of the cheeks and any high points on the face.
I am yet to try the blush from the range, what do you guys think? Are you disappointed with the base, but loving the contour palette? And are the blushers worth it?