The Foundation Face-Off – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless VS L’Oreal Infallible 24h Foundation


We know you already know this, but allow us to reiterate it: a foundation is a mandatory product in the beauty arsenal. The foundation that blends in to our skin flawlessly to show up just like the second skin, masking the imperfections and blemishes for a smooth canvas all day long. But amidst a wide variety of products available in the market, finding the right foundation could be challenging. Nevertheless, here we are to guide you through your needs. We have taper off the search to these two best selling foundations that are popular in the industry during the time – Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation and L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation. Try them out and do let us know your feedback to the products.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation:

Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is an ideal product for an everyday look. It costs Rs 575 amd if you get your hands on them during the offer period (which is probably going to be super easy this month), you can get it for anywhere between the 400 to 450 bracket. It comes in 14 shades to pick from, and so finding the right shade for yourself could be as easy as pie. The product claims to have micro-powders in its content that helps minimize the appearance of skin pores for a natural and matte-finished look. Furthermore, it keeps a check on oil and lasts for upto 4-5 hours. The product gives you a medium to buildable coverage.

Best applied with:

A Beauty Blender: Get your blender here. This Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation has a creamy, thick consistency. And so, if you use a brush to apply the product, the product will tend to look streaky on the skin. Hale and Belle recommends you to use a damp foundation sponge / beauty blender to get an airbrushed and seamless finish of the product.


  • Sturdy packaging
  • Oil-free
  • An extensive shade range
  • Medium coverage
  • Photographs well


  • The product comes in a no-pump bottle and so, dispensing the right amount of product may get messy.
  • Lasts for about 4-5 hours without touch-ups.
  • Needs to be set.
  • Tends to cling onto the dry skin patches.

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L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation:

The L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation is an amazing product for those who’re always on the go. Apply the product and get yourself set to slay 9 to 5 work day. You do not necessarily need to set this foundation product for it itself dries to a powder matte finish. However, make sure you moisturize your skin well before applying the product to avoid any cakiness. The product costs Rs 1,400, however, if you grab it during the offer period, you can get for an amount somewhere between Rs 800 to Rs 1200. The product comes in 10 shades and so finding the right one could go a bit tricky.

Best applied with: A beauty blender or a flat-top kabuki brush. Get your makeup blending tools here. You can get the maximum coverage of the product using a flat-top kabuki brush. However, if you call for a natural looking finish, use a damp sponge / beauty blender.


  • Sturdy packaging.
  • Has a pump.
  • Medium to full coverage.
  • Lasts long for about 8-10 hours.
  • Does not need to be set.
  • Photographs well.


  • Limited shade range.
  • Expensive.

The HaleandBelle Verdict:

Best Selling foundations
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless VS L’Oreal Infallible 24h Foundation

If you’re looking to a foundation which wears well through the day with minimal touch-ups, L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h Foundation is the product for you. It is long lasting that can help you get through your long day work or a long weekend full of partying. The product won’t smear, smudge or fade. Also, you do not need to set it. It works well for all the skin types and through all the weather conditions. It sure costs an extra, but it’s a keeper worth the investment.

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