Overnight, this foundation blew up in the makeup community. Everyone had to get their hands on the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. Being a beauty blogger, of course I had to get it too. I also picked up the setting spray and powder to try out in combination with the foundation to see how well they worked together as well as apart.
| F O U N D A T I O N |
Retails for $12.99
My shade is the lightest of 12 in this line. I use 101 Classic Ivory. This particular shade and the shade 102 has a pink – neutral undertone, whereas the rest of the line is very yellow. I am about as fair as they come and I can use the lightest shade, so don’t be afraid to try out this foundation if you are very fair. It may work for you. If it doesn’t, you can return it and get your money back.
This foundation claims to last 24 hours. I do not personally need for my foundation to last that long. I usually wear it between 8-10 hours at a time. When set with a powder and spray, I can get a good 12 hours out of it without touch-ups. However if I do not set it, the foundation breaks up after about 10 hours. I have set it with both the Infallible Pro-Matte Powder and Spray, as well as the CoverGirl Oil Control Powder and NYX Matte Setting Spray and it has worked perfectly with both. Do I think you could get a 24 hour wear out of this foundation without touch-ups? No. I think that, after the 10 hour mark, you would need to start touching up and maybe even go in with a beauty blender to blend the foundation out of fine lines. So yes, you could get 24 hours of wear but it would require touch-ups along the way.
For a full coverage matte face, I used the Real Techniques Buffing Brush to blend out the foundation. I used the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to blend in my concealer and I had no problem blending the two products together. I have also applied it with just the sponge. It provided a matte coverage while still giving my skin some moisture. It still gave me that full coverage look this foundation is known for. It is a buildable foundation although you shouldn’t even need to build it up. It did settle into the fine lines a little, but it wasn’t awful. Overall, I love this foundation even though it is a little pricey. Just wait for a coupon or BOGO sale and you will be good to go.
| P O W D E R |
Retails for $12.99
I wear the shade, 100 Porcelain, in the powder and it is a perfect match. There are 8 shades in the line of powders. It claims to control shine for 16 hours. It can be used alone, over foundation or for touch-ups. While the powder paired wonderfully with the foundation and setting spray, I personally do not think it is necessary. CoverGirl makes a great Oil-Control powder for $7.99 and when paired with this foundation, it worked beautifully. There really isn’t much reason to buy the L’Oreal powder, when the cheaper alternative is just as good.
| S E T T I N G – S P R A Y |
Retails for $16.99
The setting spray claims to prevent makeup from fading or melting throughout the day. It says that it locks your makeup in place to keep it looking the way that it did when you applied it. When I was in Walgreens buying this spray, the cashier told me to use the spray before I applied my mascara because it would cause the mascara to run. I have used setting sprays before, so I wasn’t super worried about this right out of the gate. But let me tell you, this spray is super wet! A lot comes out with one spritz. I don’t recommend this setting spray at all. I think it’s overpriced and just not the best one on the market. I personally use the NYX Matte or Dewy Setting Spray all the time and those are the ones that I will continue to use. It sets my makeup and helps it last for 8+ hours. They are a drier spray for half the price. If you’re looking for a setting spray, I would definitely pass on the L’Oreal and check out the NYX.
This foundation held up beautifully for the amount of time that I needed it to. I typically only wear my makeup for 8-10 hours and it looked great all day long. I didn’t take a picture of the trio at the 12 hour mark, but it looked exactly the way that it did when I put it on. Now on the day that I didn’t set the foundation, it did start breaking up on my nose and I did get some oiliness in my t-zone around the 10 hour mark. If you are super oily, want a long-wearing foundation or want a super matte look, then this foundation is for you. Tried it out? Loved it? Hated it? Let me know in the comments below!