I meant to get this review up several weeks ago, but it took me weeks to finally find this foundation in my local Ulta and I wanted to make sure I took plenty of time to try it out. So, while this is a bit later than planned — and you’ve probably already seen dozens of reviews on this foundation — I hope you will find it beneficial.
Just for reference: I have normal-to-oily skin that is very sensitive and acne-prone. On a normal day, without any foundation on, I get very shiny and oily and have to blot at least two or three times.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24 Hour Foundation
My Review of L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation
First Impressions & Packaging:
The foundation is a thick, mousse consistency, so I was very glad to see this in a squeeze tube and not a glass bottle. It would’ve been difficult to get it out if the bottle didn’t have a pump. And with it being in a squeeze tube, I can throw it around in my bag without being afraid it’ll break.
This foundation is on the pricier end, for the drugstore. Not too terribly high, in my opinion…but definitely a product that will give you a pause before throwing it into your shopping cart.
Product & Application:
The formula is incredibly smooth and blends in beautifully — whether you’re using a brush or a sponge. It sets relatively quickly, so I recommend applying it in section to your face and make sure each section is blended in well before moving on. Because in a few seconds, it won’t be budging!
I find that it’s best to only use one thin layer on your face — when I go in with a second layer I feel like it looks more cakey. The coverage is pretty good, definitely medium coverage. I’ll still follow up with a good concealer on any acne spots I have at the time, but it does a great job at covering my mild hyper-pigmentaion.
Major Likes & Dislikes:
I like the coverage I get with this foundation. On natural days I will just use this and feel good to go. If I want a full coverage look, I’ll just use a concealer on any spots. And because this foundation is a mousse consistency — and very pigmented — a little goes a very long way.
There are only 8 shades available, which can make it difficult for you to find a shade that will match well. I, personally, have to buy two shades and mix the two to get my perfect match. This can be annoying — as I’m having to spend money on two foundation tubes, which is almost the same price as a high-end foundation. So…. :-/
|Please excuse the dirty top!
The foundation does a pretty good job keeping my face matte throughout the day. I wouldn’t say that I’m 100% matte all day — I definitely have to blot and powder a bit at least once through the day — but it definitely doesn’t make me as shiny as I usually am throughout the day. And when I do blot and retouch, the results are just as beautiful as when I first applied it.
If you can find your perfect shade — and wait for this product to go on sale — I don’t think you will be disappointed with this foundation at all. Especially if you are someone who has oily skin. For my dry skin girls out there…I say that if you wear a moisturizing primer underneath and skip the setting powder, you could wear a thin layer of this foundation, too.
The product mentioned above was purchased with my own personal money. I only share information that I think will be useful for my readers and I only review products I have personally tested thoroughly. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.