This foundation that I’m writing about right now has been raved by a lot of makeup artists, beauty vloggers, beauty Youtubers, and makeup influencers for quite some time now. Me reviewing it is just for me to share my experience with the phenomenal foundation that too the beauty world by storm. Yes, the L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation is one of the best foundations in the market right now. It’s a dupe for quite a few high-end foundation brands. It even beats some of them. It’s THAT good!
The L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte 24H Foundation is not easily available here in Riyadh. What you see in pharmacy and beauty counters is its “sister”, the L’oreal Infallible 24H Matte Foundation which I reviewed here quite some time ago. It’s also good but I like this Pro-Matte foundation more (though I have no compelling reason why haha). This 24H Pro-Matte’s super gliding mattifying formula absorbs sweat and oil like no other! It has a medium coverage that’s buildable and when it sets properly, it makes the skin looks smooth and flawless. The Infallible Pro-Matte has more than 10 shades and I got Fresh Beige and Natural Beige. Why two? Because when I was ordering this foundation in Drugstore.com, they ran out of what I thought is my correct shade, which is Natural Beige. I didn’t want to wait any longer for them to re-stock so I got the closest shade that I think would fit me and that’s Fresh Beige. I ordered the Natural Beige in Ebay (yes, I’m a foundation addict, haha!) so I ended up with two which made perfect sense after I swiped and used them individually. They’re close to my skin tone but not perfectly so, that’s the only gripe I have about this foundation. Neither color suits me the best BUT when combined, I get my perfect foundation shade. Haha!
As I was saying, I like this foundation because it’s perfect for my combination skin (which gets really oily in the T-zone). Not only that, for some reason, when I’m wearing this foundation, I always get complements that my skin look great! Some friends ask what I use in my skin to make it look flawless. It doesn’t sink on my pores; it covers them! A plus for me since I have really large pores, not to mention my pimple scars. This has a creamy, moussy consistency. This is really easy to apply and I found out that the best way to apply this at least for me is to use a buffing brush. A beauty blender doesn’t work as well when it comes to this foundation but it all depends on what works for you because I read some ladies that the damp Beauty Blender works best for them. Anyway, I can say that this foundation is top shelf for me. Even though I have other foundations in my vanity, I always use this once or twice a week just to receive complements. Haha! Kidding, just because it’s really great on the skin and lasts all day! This would have been my number 1 foundation but it’s not easily available in Riyadh. So it was edged out by what I consider the best foundation for me (which I ain’t saying until I come up with the Top 5 Best Foundation entry… coming up soon!).
Product Name: Infallible Pro-Matte 24H Foundation
Brand Name: L’Oreal