face makeup How to Find Your Perfect Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation Shade

Get these tips on nailing your shade match every time.

February 14, 2022
Fresh Wear Foundation Swatches

Every great
makeup look starts with the right base products 一 so long as they’re the right formula and color match. The truth is, a foundation that doesn't accurately match your skin tone can ruin your entire look. Getting it right is a lot easier when a foundation offers a wide range of shades in its collection. Enter the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight

This lightweight, longwearing foundation provides medium-to-full coverage while resisting sweat, water, and transfer. With 40 shades available, this incredible liquid formula has plenty of options to choose from so that it’s easy to find your color. If you’re not sure how to find your perfect shade, keep reading for a swatch breakdown and our tips on nailing your foundation match every time.


L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation Swatch Breakdown 

The more shades, the better, right? Well, sure, as long as you know how to narrow down your foundation match. When a collection has more than three dozen shades it can start to feel overwhelming, especially if you’re new to makeup. 

It all starts with skin tone, which is categorized into four sections for this product line. Below, find a breakdown of our L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation swatches for a jumping off point in your foundation match journey.


For Deep and Dark Skin Tones  

If you have deep to dark skin, your match will be one of the following shades: Toffee, Hazelnut, Maple, Copper, Sienna, Deep Golden, Deep Amber, Espresso, Mahogany, and Ebony.

For Medium and Tan Skin Tones 

If your skin tone falls between medium and tan, your match is one of the following shades: Radiant Sand, Cool Sand, Radiant Sun, Golden Sun, Toasted Almond, Warm Almond, Caramel, Golden Amber, Amber, and Honey Bisque.

For Light Skin Tones 

If you have a light skin tone, you’ll find your match in the following options: Ivory Buff, Rose Vanilla, Natural Rose, Vanilla, Rose Beige, Natural Buff, Golden Beige, Sand, Radiant Honey, and Sun Beige.

For Fair Skin Tones

If you have fair skin, your match will be one of the following colors: Snow, Rose Pearl, Pearl, Porcelain, Ivory, Beige Ivory, Warm Ivory, Rose Ivory, True Beige, and Linen.

How to Find Your Infallible Foundation Shade Match

Once you’ve assessed what general category your skin tone falls in 一 dark, deep, tan, medium, light or fair 一 there are a few other things to assess in order to find your perfect match.


1. Identify Your Undertones 

It’s important to understand that the foundations that fall within a range of shades don’t simply have minor differences in their depth 一 their undertones also differ which makes a huge difference on the skin. 

Perhaps the easiest way to go about finding your undertones is to flip your wrist and let your veins do the talking. If your veins look greenish, you have warm (or yellow) undertones. If you have blue or purple veins, you have cool undertones. If you’re unsure whether your veins look green, bluish or purple, you’ve probably got neutral undertones. 

When you choose a shade of foundation, make sure that you grab one that matches both your skin tone or depth, and your undertones for a truly seamless look.

2. Consider What Part of Your Skin You’re Testing It On

While you’ll likely be applying your foundation all over your face for daily wear, it’s important to consider where on your skin you’re testing the color. Find the spot on your face with the least amount of redness and hyperpigmentation and see how the foundation looks there. This will give you the most accurate read on how it matches your overall complexion.


3. Consider the Lighting When Testing 

Different lighting will make the foundation appear different on your skin. The best way to assess whether a shade is truly your perfect match is to look at it on your skin in natural light. Go outside or take a look at it in front of a window to see if it blends into your skin. If it appears to disappear on the skin, it’s your ideal match. 

Editor’s tip: Depending on the season, it’s never a bad idea to also grab one more foundation one shade up or down from your match. If you tend to tan really deep in the summer, or get really pale in the winter, you’ll need to switch your foundation with the seasons. 

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Edited by: Alyssa Kaplan, Photo Design: Crystal Simone