Wednesday, 20 January 2016

L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation - A Review!




When I first saw the world raving about the L'oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation, I didn't want to touch it with a bargepole. With my skin being mostly dry, anything matte can be entirely unforgiving and cling to texture ad dry patches. But with every new review, my curiosity level was out of hand. Finally, i just gave in and bought ordered it on Amazon. I've been using it on and off for a good 2 months now and I really think I can talk about it in depth.
I have the shade 108 Caramel Beige and I have to say it's a spot on colour match. And what's better is it's a wonderful yellow based foundation. I always have a problem with foundations when they aren't too yellow, but this one is just perfect! In terms of texture, it's similar to a thick cream and is very pigmented. A little goes a long way with this one.
I like applying it either with my fingers as a light layer to even out my skintone on low maintenance makeup days or with a beauty blender on days when I want more coverage.
While yes, it does have a tendency to cling to dry patches on my skin - I always make sure to double moisturise these days. So it doesn't sit as heavy as it would if I didn't double moisturise.
In terms of longetivity, it's pretty good. I find that it fades pretty fast around my T-Zone which is the oiliest part of my face (Something I find a bit strange for a matte foundation). Around 5-6 hours and it fades considerably - but this depends on the primer underneath it.

As a whole, I would say this is a good solid foundation, in terms of it's coverage, colour match and staying power. While it didn't knock my socks off or even come close to my now favourite NARS Sheer Glow, it's a very good daytime alternative.

Have you tried this foundation? What do you think?

P.S. I know I've been irregular when it comes to blogging, but part of my 2016 resolution is to be more regular and blog more often. Also, incase you guys didn't know, I got engaged to my boyfriend on the 22nd of December, 2015. We're going to be getting married this year, so a little side project is going to be makeup for my wedding, what to use etc. Would you be interested in that journey with me? 

4 comments:

  1. I have the exact same shade but then you knew that :P
    Honestly I didnt like it much, I found it too drying on my skin, I'd prefer the maybelline matte poreless over this one

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    1. That's what I'm reviewing next! :D

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  2. Congrats girl.....and I got NARS SYracuse, perfect match I say, tad brown though. Sephora did mess up my order with MUFE Ultra HD. They send me R210 instead of Y153 :(. For now I have returned the foundation, it's gonna be a long wait until I get my hands on that!

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  3. I haven't tried this yet, I have too many to get through first :( But my favorite of late has been the Sephora Teint Infusion. I think it's supposed to be a dupe for the YSL Teint Infusion, but I'm not sure... what I do know is that it's got really natural, luminous coverage. Not super great at oil control, but I like the finish enough to forgive that, haha.

    PS. Congratulations on both the engagement and the new Youtube channel (loved the first video!)

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