Saturday, 11 June 2016

REVIEW & SWATCHES | L'OREAL INFALLIBLE PRO GLOW NEW FOUNDATION VS PRO MATTE


Have you heard about the L'Oreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation ($12.99)? I am sure you have as it is the talk of the town currently. As far as I know it is only available in the US, although they are quickly running out of shades in most stores and on Amazon. There was a slight controversy in regards to the shades range. The foundation is currently available in the 12 shades swatched above, and as you can see there aren't many suitable shades for those with deeper skin tones. Fortunately, Trend Mood from Instagram has reported that L'Oreal are working on adding new shades as we speak, which is fantastic news. I love it when brands listen to their customers, even though to some extent I believe with a bit more forethought they could have avoided this completely. Personally, I am completely in love with the L'Oreal Infallible Matte foundation (£8), it is a great matte foundation that doesn't feel heavy, and is a medium/buildable foundation, in my opinion. I don't think the Pro Glow version has as much coverage as the Pro Matte, but it does cover up to a medium build.



This foundation claims to provide an all day glow, with 24 hour wear. It has a hydrating, lightweight and creamy formula suitable and designed specifically for those with normal to dry skin. It has a medium coverage and an SPF 15, I really wish the SPF was higher but it is a struggle to find foundations at an affordable price point with a high SPF. Reviews on this foundation are very mixed. As a consumer, I don't think this is for me as some claim the foundation takes a long time to dry and doesn't have as much coverage as they would like. If you have dry or normal skin and like radiant foundations then I think this could be a winner for you, hopefully you can find the right shade and do consider the swatches at the start of this post before making this purchase. If you have combination to oily skin, I highly recommend the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Foundation (£11), once set with powder it still gives a radiant finish and wears really beautifully, one of my favourite everyday foundations.


The divine Jeffree Star recently did a First Impressions of this foundation in a recent video on his YouTube channel and he seems to be a fan. He has normal skin and wore the foundation for a total of 7 hours before his last check-in. He mentioned some expected cracking around the mouth, but other than that was very impressed with the formula, coverage and glowy finish. He did use a lot of high end products including a Guerlain primer with real gold particles (yes please, that has been on my wish list forever!), Armani setting powder, the new Too Faced Born This Way Concealer and Burberry Highlight. I don't know if this makes a difference, but if you do, I thought it was worth mentioning. I have also read that for the foundation to last it is best to set with a finishing spray. 


PROS
  • Dewy, radiant, glowy finish that looks great in summer and on holiday, and doesn't look shiny 
  • Long-lasting
  • Suitable for people with dry skin and normal skin
  • Easy to apply, lightweight, almost runny formula
  • Great base for other products, everything sits well on top of it
  • Can work on oily skins too, but might need to set with a heavy duty powder and setting spray
CONS
  • Light to medium coverage, not as good coverage as the Infallible Matte (and I would have preferred a higher coverage with the matte version also)
  • Can take a while to dry, in some instances, probably for those with combination/oily skin
  • Not as long lasting as claimed, most recommend using a good setting spray with this foundation
  • SPF 15, miserably low, so don't skip that sunscreen underneath. 
I hope that gives you a clearer idea of this foundation and helps you decide whether or not you want to buy it. Overall, I think if you have dry skin this would be a hit for you over the matte version, but if you are oily or prefer a higher coverage I recommend trying out the Pro Matte first. I won't be trying Pro Glow for now, as I still have an almost full bottle of Lumi Magique to work through. Does anyone else have about 20 more foundations that they need? Just me? Anyway, I am back from Belgium, I will be writing about this trip and posting two posts tomorrow. One about the makeup I took with me and the other about what I actually did, a proper bona-fide travel post if you will. I was supposed to write about Thailand and Ireland and was planning to, however, I managed to lose the majority of my photos so I don't know if I still want to write about it. I might do a quick highlights post about both of them as they were both great experiences for me. As always, thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post , please leave a comment and follow me via Bloglovin'. I have over 400 followers now! You're all so wonderful, honestly can't thank you enough. Take care. 

How many foundations, roughly, do you own?


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Kiran

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20 comments

  1. I think i may have to try this out! I'm not a fan of matte foundations so I never bought the matte one but this sounds like it may work with my skin as I'm on the slightly more dry side!! <3 Lovely post

    Amelia | http://amelia-g.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. I really really want to try this, anything jeffree star endorsed im going to want lol. I know I am 202 just by looking at the swatches, but typical UK wont get it in for months, and probably wont sell my shade :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. They look pretty good - however I like full coverage foundations! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  4. Lovely post dear! Happy Sunday!xx

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  5. Thanks for the breakdown! I definitely don' think the glow version is for me. Enough glow as it is here ;-)

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  6. This sounds like my kind of foundation, in fact I've been loving a similar option from Lancome. Great review x

    Beauty with charm

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  7. I don't think this has launched in Canada but I'm dying to get my hands on it! I know it will sell out quick because Jefferee Star has raved about it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. It is true, so annoying that that happens xxx

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  8. Oh trust me, I am so not happy with the shade range for medium/deeper skin tones whereas those with fair skin have so many options to choose one. I really hope Loreal stays true to their word when they say that they will create more shades. I think I would have to mix 210 and 208 to get my perfect foundation. I tried the Pro Matte and it looked way too cakey on me because I have dry skin, so I'm pretty excited for this

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  9. What a great post. Love the swatches..really think I could pick my colour from this. Thank you!

    AliceRose.Co

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  10. aw thank you for a good break down.
    i also still have true match lumi foundation, but everybody like freak out when it launch, so I'm very curious about this foundation.. although my concern is their colour selection, because i have neutral undertone with slightly pinkish skin and just looking at the swatches that 202 is too yellow and 203 is too dark.it is so confusing, since in my country there's no walmart or ulta so i have to get it online :(

    arinsza | http://www.delaurorebeaute.com/

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  11. I'm a 104 in the original what would I be in the glow

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