Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation Swatches and How to Find the Right Shade for Your Skin Tone

Learn all about L’Oréal Paris’ Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation

Whether you’re creating a makeup look for a day at the office, a night out with friends or relaxing on the weekend, you need a trusty foundation that is long-lasting, comfortable to wear and acts as a solid base for the rest of your makeup. L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation checks all these boxes and more. This new foundation feels like an absolute dream on the skin—it’s light and breathable, and it works against sweat, water and transfer. You’ll barely know you’re wearing it! Plus, you can be sure that your complexion will look on point as it provides medium to full coverage that’s easy to blend.

Intrigued? Then you’ll need to find the shade that’s right for you. L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation comes in a range of 30 gorgeous shades so you can find the perfect match for your skin tone and undertones. Here, we break down the 30 shades and share tips on how to apply foundation once you’ve landed on a shade that’s right for you.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation shade range and breakdown

Since sifting through 30 shades can be daunting, we’ve broken down the shade range into four skin-tone categories: fair, light, medium and dark. The shades are swatched and listed in order from lightest to darkest.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation for fair skin tones: Pearl, Porcelain, Ivory, Rose Ivory, True Beige, Linen, Ivory Buff and Rose Vanilla

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation for light skin tones: Natural Rose, Vanilla, Rose Beige, Natural Buff, Golden Beige, Sand and Radiant Honey

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation for medium skin tones: Sun Beige, Radiant Sand, Golden Sun, Golden Amber, Amber, Honey Bisque, Toffee and Hazelnut

L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation for dark skin tones: Copper, Sienna, Deep Golden, Deep Amber, Espresso, Mahogany and Ebony

How to find the right foundation for your skin tone

Now that you’ve seen all 30 shades, it’s time to find the perfect shade for your skin tone. This might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be if you follow a few easy steps.

Step 1. Use your undertones as a guideline.

Some skin tones are warmer and some are cooler, just like some foundations are warmer and cooler. Make sure you choose a foundation that works with your undertones. If you’re not sure what your undertones are, look at the veins in your wrist. If your veins are more green, that means you have warm undertones. If they are more of a blue or purple colour, you have cool undertones.

Step 2. Choose two or three shades that might work for your skin tone.

If you think you are the shade Golden Sun, you might want to test one shade darker (Golden Amber) and one shade lighter (Radiant Sand) to be sure. You can test all three shades by depositing a small amount of product on your finger and swatching it on your neck, just below your jawline.

Step 3. Compare and contrast.

When you’re choosing which foundation is best for your skin tone, make sure that you’re in natural light as this will give you the most accurate comparison. Also, don’t forget to pay attention to what time of year it is. For example, if it’s the end of the summer and you have a tan, you might want to shade down so that your foundation will work into the colder months.

How to apply liquid foundation like a pro

Once you’ve landed on the perfect shade of foundation, it’s time to start wearing it. You can apply liquid foundation using a brush, a sponge or your fingertips. There’s no right tool to use; it’s purely a matter of preference. We recommend depositing a little bit of foundation on the back of your hand before you go in with your tool and apply the product to your face. Once you have achieved the coverage you want, it’s time to blend! This is where a tool like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Foundation Blender comes in handy. Use it to buff out harsh edges and lines so you’re left with a flawless finish.