Can you guys tell I’m slowly turning into a L’Oreal superfan? Well, it’s true! I have been loving just about everything I’ve been trying out from them, this foundation included. I didn’t think I would like this foundation because I tend to steer away from glowy products. I used to have quite oily skin, especially in the T-zone, but since I started a new medication for my acne (no, it’s not Accutane) my skin has turned to a normal/dry skin type. In other words, I NEED THAT GLOW!
I will stop blathering on and tell you everything I love and don’t love about the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation.
As usual, I wore it for a day and did check-ins throughout. Here is what I found:
- 8:20 am-Applied foundation with a beauty sponge. More on that later.
- 9:51 am-First check-in; Already had transfer on glasses, which is common and was not surprised, and it had caked a bit. I also found that it settled into the pores between my eyebrows, but I have been discovering that this is common as well.
- 12 pm-Second check-in; It had really settled into my pores on my nose. I had some that faded from my chin and blemishes. Other than these, it held up.
- 3:25 pm-Last check-in; This day, I decided I wanted to apply some more self-tanner so I washed my face a lot sooner than I would have on a typical day. So, even though I didn’t wear it the full day it lasted surprisingly well.
My first impression of this foundation is that I like it. It was soo lightweight, that I forgot that I was wearing foundation at all. My favorite part of using this foundation is that it evened my skin tone. I have redness on my cheeks and around my nose along with acne scarring, so I usually have a hard time covering those problem spots up. This foundation did the perfect job.
Because of the caking, transfer, and total disappearing act from my blemishes and chin, I definitely need to wear some kind of smoothing primer. I have rather large pores in my T-zone, and I think the settling could have been avoided all together if I had applied a primer first. But, I wanted to test the foundation’s lasting power without it.
I would suggest applying a light layer first because it is buildable and you don’t want it to look cakey right off the bat. It does have a watery consistency, so I found that a light layer for me was perfect. I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup in the summer because I just end up sweating it off. I live in a very humid climate in the summer and it’s just not fun to have that happen.
As for application tools, I used a beauty sponge. Eventually, I would like to try applying with a brush and compare. Because of the watery consistency, I found the damp beauty sponge method was best at the time. It allowed me to get that lighter feel and allowed the foundation to absorb into the skin a little more for that staying power.
You’re all probably wondering if it really gives you that glow. Well, I’m here to tell you that it gave me the glow I wanted. It has definitely been the foundation I have been reaching for this summer. I even set it with a translucent powder and the glow came through. So, don’t be afraid to used a powder if that’s what you usually do. It won’t hinder the glow.
I would like to add that even though it’s perfect for my skin type it’s not perfect for all skin types. If you have really oily skin, like I used to have, I wouldn’t immediately go out and purchase this. Do some research and make sure this is the right foundation for you.
As for removal, it was very easy. I used a cleansing oil and it came right off with the rest of the makeup. I didn’t feel like I had to double cleanse or go over with a cotton pad soaked in micellar water. Although, since this application I have tried removing with micellar water and then cleansing my face. I like the former method better.
Okay, to wrap this post up I want to leave you with some background details on the foundation. It comes in a wide range of shades, 12 to be exact. However, I will warn you if you go a shop in whatever store you usually buy your makeup that the shade in the tube is a lot darker than it will appear on your skin. If you can test it out on your skin, I highly recommend doing so. The trick is to apply it to either your neck or your jaw bone so it matches with the rest of your body.
The price is reasonable, $12.99, which I would consider a mid-range drugstore price. But it’s totally worth the price. The tube says it lasts 24 hours, but who wears their makeup for that long? Nobody! According to the L’Oreal website description, the foundation is supposed to be hydrating and I would agree. They also claim it to be a medium-coverage, but I think you can build it up to be full-coverage. It also includes an SPF of 15, which is a whole lot but if you’re taking care of your skin (not that I’m suggesting you’re not) should be enough along with an additional SPF under it. I burn real easily because I’m soo pale, so I like to wear an additional SPF every day anyway. Having that extra bit, for me, is a bonus. Finally, you can find it in most beauty or drugstores. Or if you want, you can go straight to the source, the L’Oreal website.
I hope everything I have provided in this post helps in your decision if you decided you want to go try this foundation out. I would love to hear if you do! Let me know either on here, in the comments below, or on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
Thanks for reading!