L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte Foundation
Up to 24hr matte without the flat. Air-light texture, Demi-matte finish. The pro look of longwear.
Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.
- Aqua / Water / EAU
- Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer
- Butylene Glycol
- Peg-10 Dimethicone
- Isononyl Isononanoate
- Pentylene Glycol
- Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
- Bis-peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone
- Magnesium Sulfate
- Caprylyl Glycol
- Acrylates Copolymer
- Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
- Disteardimonium Hectorite
- Calcium Gluconate
- Magnesium Gluconate
- Aluminum Hydroxide
- CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide
- CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides
AQUA / WATER / EAU
DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
[+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR
CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES]
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I have used the CC cream by IT Cosmetics in Medium for years now. I have a little redness, sun spots, get a little oily in my t-zone. But I have regular known combination skin. Consequently, I've had a really hard time finding the right foundation that covers the redness/dark spots, combats the oiliness, and doesn't cause me to break out. ( in the hot humid months) I have been hearing the hype over the Infallible Pro Matte foundation for some time now and decided to take a chance and try it. I'm currently using Natural Buff 103 and even though it looked orangey out of the tube, it blended very nicely into my skin. I use a damp cosmetics sponge from Real Techniques to apply it and I'm careful not to over apply so it doesn't get cakey which is no different than any foundation. I sometimes use my Pore Fessional from Benefit underneath but I don't necessarily see a significant difference. I am surprised I don't notice any significant oxidization with this stuff so my makeup still looks the same at the end of the day. I do need to use a face blotting paper after around 5-6 hours but I don't need to add any powder. I'm good for another 3-4 hours after this. I do keep this away from my under eye area since it seems to accentuate my fine lines a bit. I've tried to use the Infallible Pro - Matte powder in Nude Beige to set this foundation but it was too light for me. I'm ordering the next color up and hopefully this will work. I currently use Laura Mercier loose powder to set. I don't particularly like feeling a ton of makeup on my skin. I find this stuff actually covers more of my redness and dark spots than my IT CC cream ( regular) and Ive noticed I use a lot less concealer which also keeps my face from looking cakey. I really like this foundation. I especially like the price.
Upon initial application, I wasn’t exactly impressed. It looked and felt like any other drugstore foundation I owned. It wasn’t until I looked at my makeup in the car at the end of my shift (in natural light) when I was in shock. My foundation had not separated, and though I had the slightest bit of oil around my t-zone, this foundation withstood my time at work. As an added bonus, this foundation truly blurred my pores.
There are a few things I should mention that I did not love about this foundation. The shade range is not the best, and I have to mix a white foundation into my shade in order to make it fit my skin tone (but I am used to doing this). While this foundation does an excellent job at blending the looks of pores, it is not good at smoothing over imperfections. Any breakouts I had were not covered by this foundation, and I had to pile on the concealer.
Overall, this is an excellent day-to-day foundation at a great price point.
Other than that, this was alright and had about a medium coverage. It blended well and felt nice. I worked outside for over nine hours on one of the days I wore this and I will say this stayed in place really well for sweating in the 90 degree heat! Obviously I got oily and sweaty this day, who wouldn't! So I tried this the next day when I was going to be in the air conditioning, just to see if I would still get oily. I did. It didn't make me any less oily than normal like I was hoping it would, but at least it didn't make me any more oily.
In short, holds up well, but I still had oil breakthrough.
Pro's: Really lasts all day
Controls oils better than other foundations
Doesn't break up
Doesn't break me out
Actually sticks to my nose unlike most foundations
Cons: the light shades run too pink
On the more expensive side of drugstore foundations
Not good for dry patches
Overall if you have oily skin with no dry patches this is a winner. It definitely lasts all day long and stays matte. I find that it also smooths over my skin really well and helps me look poreless, but the light shade looks terrible on my skin as it is super pink, so I always had to mix it with a darker shade with more yellow undertones. I found myself always having to stock up on 2 at once just for mixing and that was getting too expensive for me. Luckily the drugstore came out with more affordable/ better options for me. I still do recommend it though if you can find your perfect shade.
I have oily skin with pretty large pores and quite a bit of acne and acne scars. This foundation covers everything! It is medium to full coverage, but I find that I only need one layer of this foundation to cover everything. I absolutely love the finish it gives, demi-matte which is matte but with a little bit of natural finish so you don't look too dull and flat. I find that this foundation lasts all day, controls my oils, and does not look cakey. I'm still trying to find my perfect shade in this, as the one I got is a little too warm toned and dark for my skin tone. I still used the whole tube of it, which is saying a lot if it's my wrong shade! I just love the finish and coverage it gives that I don't mind putting a little bronzer on my neck to make it blend. I will continue to repurchase this foundation over and over again.
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