As a person with oily skin, I could not resist trying the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation regardless of how long ago it came out. I have the shade Golden Beige 104 and included it in my 12 days of foundation series.
In my video, I did a wear test showing the application, photo flash test, footage in natural light and at the end of the day. For reference, I have oily combination skin!
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation Golden Beige 104
L’Oreal describes this as an air-light, mattifying foundation with a demi-matte finish. They claim Infallible Pro-Matte is longwearing (up to 24 hour wear) and buildable without giving the skin a flat look. There are 22 shades. There is also a Pro-Glow version of this foundation for normal to dry skin types.
At the time of testing this foundation, my skin was having acne flare ups and dry patches from healing breakouts occuring simultaneously. The battle after puberty continues! It’s depressing.
For the purpose of this wear test and review, I primed one side of my face with Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer and finished off the application with a bit of MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder. Let’s be honest here, even a foundation meant to withstand oily skin needs a setting powder.
In addition to the foundation, I used the L’Oréal Infallible More Than Concealer in 327 Cashmere which I compared with the CoverGirl version here.
Is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation worth it?
Let’s get the most obviously exagerated claim out of the way, it will not wear for 24 hours and I’m not mad about it. I don’t understand these silly claims. Most women need their foundation to stay intact for 10-14 hours. Basically the time it takes to get through a work day and any afterwork activities when necessary.
Oils break through after 3 hours unless you opt for a primer that is designed for oil control. Mine was a pore filling primer. After 4 hours, I definitely needed to blot. That’s what I am accustomed to with all foundations.
Using a damp beauty sponge for application will hinder the full coverage unless you really build it up. Therefore, I recommend using a blending brush for full coverage without having a sponge soak up the product.
Is it light wearing? Yes and no. The formula dries fast during application and can adhere to one spot if you are not quick to blend. I recommend working with one area at a time. It feels lighter once it has dried down.
After 6 hours, the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte foundation still looked fabulous. Blemishes are prone to expose themselves over time, but the overall finish and look was comprable to what I would expect from a foundation that nearly holds true to all its claims!
Have you tried the Pro-Matte foundation? If so, what is your shade and skintype – how did it fare on you!?
(This foundation was not provided for review, I purchased it. This post contains affiliate links.)
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