L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation and Powder Review

by - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Foundation: Longwear without the compromise. Never masky, never cakey, never dull – Infallible Pro-Matte™ is L’Oréal’s new generation of longwearing makeup. The micro-sponge technology absorbs excess oil and shine to create a dimensional matte finish without the need for a heavy or caked-on look. Use a sponge to buff it out for a sheer and natural look or apply in layers for more complete coverage 
Powder: Go beyond matte to perfectly polished. Use this powder alone for a sheer coverage and soft matte finish or over your Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation to nix oil and shine. APPLICATION TIP: focus powder application on the T-zone – the centre of the forehead, the bridge of the nose and the chin. Apply with the included sponge for greater coverage or with a large fluffy brush for a sheer dusting of powder. -lorealparis.ca
Since everyone has been going on about the new L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation and Powder for the last few months I decided I had to go out and get my own. It turns out I am Classic Ivory in the foundation and Porcelain in the powder.

I have dry skin but love the look a matte foundation, I like it more than a glowy dewy look in fact. Sadly having dry skin I can't often accomplish that. This foundation over a nice primer (I used L'oreal's Miracle Blur when taking these pics) gives me nice matte look without drying up my skin into flaky little bits.
I personally like to use my fingers to apply it or a beauty blender/real techniques sponge for a smoothed out finish that isn't too thick. It does dry quite quickly on your skin so I would highly recommend working in sections rather than applying all over and then blending.

Overall it gives a nice light to  medium coverage that really buildible lasts all day for me and doesn't dry my skin up or look flat.
For the powder,  if I use it over the foundation it brings it from a medium coverage to a full. Any flaws that I could see with a medium coverage foundation that should have been covered with a concealer get covered with this powder. Yep I can skip concealing.
On its own it is great when I have lazy makeup days. I wake up, I wash my face I feel a tad bit oily and don't want to do the full foundation routine, I buff some of this on and it evens out my skin and takes away the oil and shine. Perfect.

One thing I really do love is that it never goes cakey. I've even done touch ups throughout the day and have been quite impressed that nothing is cakey and doesn't cling to dry patches on my skin (or at least doesn't make them look dry and noticeable).
I like to take away any powdery finish from it by spraying a setting spray over it (I really am loving the L'oreal Infallible Pro-Matte one at the moment, the collection works really well all together).

A look I created using the foundation and powder on my face.
  • Easy to find at the drug store or mass retailer
  • Doesn't dry out skin
  • Great coverage
  • Doesn't look Flat
  • Doesn't get cakey
  • A bit pricy. - I got mine at walmart for $14.96 and $12.96, much cheaper than a drug store.
  • The packaging gets dirty really quick.
I'm glad I bought these products. I thought maybe with my dry dry skin that it might not be for me, but I really think it is working well for me. I love the light to  medium coverage and the full coverage they give together. Alone or together they work really well for me. I would definitely buy them again.
Have you tried the Infallible Pro-Matte Products? What do you think of them? I'm loving them

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