L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte FoundationInfluenster Beauty Awards Winner 2017
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L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte Foundation

BY L'ORÉAL PARIS #6 in Liquid Foundation

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars61%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.39 / 5 based on 11,016 Reviews

Product Description

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
  • Dimethicone
  • Isododecane
  • Nylon-12
  • Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer
  • Silica
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Peg-10 Dimethicone
  • Isohexadecane
  • Isononyl Isononanoate
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Synthetic Fluorphlogopite
  • Bis-peg/Ppg-14/14 Dimethicone
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Acrylates Copolymer
  • Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Perlite
  • Magnesium Gluconate
  • Tocopherol
  • Aluminum Hydroxide

May Contain:

  • CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide
  • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides
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  • Is this foundation good for oily skin types? Good coverage?139 Answers
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L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte Foundation
L'Oréal Paris Infallible® Pro-Matte Foundation
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Sincere L.
9 reviews
While I did not explore the 24 hour wear test as that is simply wayyy to long for anyone to be wearing a foundation, I did however wear this foundation for at least 8 - 10 hours. I have oily-combination skin that is quite relentless on the oil production. I am constantly blotting and resetting my powder throughout the day - so when I say I was shocked by the lack of a need to do either of those things, I truly mean it. Around the 5 hour mark I did have a slight glow to my complexion but nothing compared to how my skin usually looks around this time. I would also like to note, I am a glasses wearer so the pads of my glasses did leave an imprint on the sides of my nose, but majority of foundations I wear do tend to rub off first in that area. I didn't find it to smudge off completely though, which is a huge plus! Honestly, this foundation lasted well into the 8th to 10th hour of wear time and probably could have lasted even longer! Around the 10th hour of wear, the foundation started to break up and separate a little around the areas I had touched throughout the day, especially around my nose! The foundation also began settling into my pores around my cheek and forehead area and also started to wear off around my chin area too. However, other than my nose and chin, the foundation held together nicely! My bronzer, blush, and highlight was still visible and wasn't patchy at all! Overall, I highly recommend this foundation!
Rhonda R.
Hastings, MN
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Natural Buff more...
This is my favorite foundation from the drugstore, hands down. First of all, the tube lasts forever. I bought my first tube about a year ago, and I am just now about to run out. It is so travel friendly, too, since it is in a plastic tube, and I appreciate the squeezy tube applicator as well since it allows you to get out every bit of product. I hate those foundations that come in a bottle without a pump because I have to dump it out on my hand or on my beauty blender, and I'm always scared to travel with it in the event that the glass breaks and foundation gets everywhere. So this one is perfect. 
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.
Nicole R.
Ft Lauderdale, FL
5 reviews
Review for: Shell Beige more...
I haven’t purchased drugstore foundation in years because I am so in love with Lancôme teint idole ultra 24hr. But, it’s expensive for everyday wear. On the lookout for something to use while I run errands, while at work, etc. I discovered this.

The pros: It is truly a matte foundation (in that I don’t even need to use a mattefying primer or setting spray), and I don’t need to keep reapplying on first application for coverage. It is easy to blend. So inexpensive and the bottle lasts forever! A little goes a long way.

The cons: Limited options for color. The closest I could get to my skin tone was shell beige. I tried the next shade up and it was way too yellow/orange/unnatural looking. Shell beige is a tad light for me but easily solved with bronzer. Color is important, so that kind of sucks! Also, I think it’s been contributing to mild breakouts despite being “non-comedogenic”.

Overall, I will continue using this foundation because I definitely agree it is the best option for cheaper drugstore foundation.
Svetlana M.
Edgewater, CO
149 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
I've been on a lookout for that one "holy grail" foundation for years, and this comes close but isn't quite there yet. It is long-lasting and the color matches my skin pretty well. After a few hours of wear, my nose does start to get a bit oily or patchy, but the rest of my face still looks matte and natural. This foundation isn't cakey and blends easily with a brush or beauty blender. It's the foundation I've been using for the past few months, and while I do love it, I won't stop trying new foundations to see if I can find something that won't make my nose oily and blotchy after 5-6 hours of wear. I even use setting powder and setting spray on top of my foundation, it still doesn't look quite as perfected as I would like. Regardless, it is my current favorite foundation and is better than many higher end foundations I've tried from Sephora. 
Meagan E.
Harrisonburg, VA
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
A little bit about me: I am EXTREMELY oily, have sensitive skin and acne.  I wear the shade Classic Ivory, and I have pink/neutral undertones.  I have been searching for a foundation that matches my skin without being too yellow, and is very long lasting.  I have tried so many foundations that claim to be matte and oil-controlling, but my face will still get oily in 4+ hours.  

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte is my holy grail foundation.  It matches me perfectly, and is so long lasting.  I also like to mix this foundation in with others to make them more matte and long wearing.  Classic Ivory has pink undertones, and has build-able coverage.   Even though this foundation is matte, I still set it with a powder to make sure I don't get oily.  I tend to get oily after around 6 hours, but I just apply more powder and I am good to go.  

It is a little on the expensive side for drugstore foundations, but I think it is worth it to me to have a long wearing foundation.  My only con is that the there it too little product, as I go through one tube in a few months if I wear it every day.  I typically wear this foundation if I will be gone for the whole day or for special occasions.  I am constantly searching for new foundation (drugstore and high end), and so far I haven't come across anything as good as Infallible Pro-Matte.
Natalee K.
Sturtevant, WI
243 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Classic Tan, Fresh Beige, Sun Beige, Soft Sable more...
When I saw the advertisement for the Infallible Pro-Matte, I decided to try it. I AM IN LOVE! It stays on so much longer, doesn't slide off when I get out in the heat or become splotchy around the time of the day when the oiliness usually appears, because it controls and keeps down the oil. ALSO, if I get caught in the rain, the water doesn't wash it away...as if this foundation is semi-waterproof !!!!!! I have even slept in full makeup (shame on me, I know) and when I woke up, my make up looked just as it did when I put it on the night before! I have never worn a liquid foundation that has achieved every benefit I was looking for and wanting in a foundation. I originally bought the natural beige 105 and it was a little too dark for my skin tone so I bought the shell beige 102 . The 102 blends in and matches flawlessly, and if I want a little more color ( like a natural bronzer with out the shimmer), I'll add a few drops of the 105 to the 102 and voila! Still blends in and matches seamlessly and picture ready! I even still use my Loreal mineral powder foundation as a finishing powder to "set" my make up and touch up throughout the long days, yet most the time, I do not even need to powder my face afterwards because this foundation stays on and stays true to how it looks after first applying it in the mornings. Without a doubt it lives up to it's advertisement. Since it is a Demi-matte, I appreciate it even more. Years of dealing with the embarrassment of combo-skin, my face always having some kind of sheen to it, I am greatful to have found a foundation that delivers that, yet doesn't make my face look dry like baked clay around the dryer parts around my face. It's as if this makup is perfectly pH-balanced.
Valerie M.
334 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Classic Ivory more...
I was *so* excited to try this foundation because of all the hype and positive reviews. Youtubers claimed it was a dupe for high end foundation and others said it was the best drugstore foundation available...I was very disappointed. I have normal/combo skin that is slightly on the dry side. No rough patches, no visible dryness, but if I put a foundation on that is not at least slightly moisturizing, it will soak up the moisture I have on my face already and can oftentimes look too matte and cling in certain areas. This foundation was SO matte and I ended up with dry patches of product on my cheeks, chin, and forehead. I tried building the coverage too, and it made my face patchy and cakey. I honestly think this foundation is meant for oilier skin types, but not for those with normal or dry skin. 
Cherea S.
Fort Pierce, FL
24 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Soft Sable more...
Omg! Love this! I heard people raving about it before, but I don’t really buy other foundations if the ones I have are still full. Anyway, I ended up in Ulta and decided to get this to keep at my bf’s house for when I stay over. The color was perfect for me, and it’s so smooth going on. It claims to be a demi matte and that holds true. I wish they had a bigger shade range for my darker sisters, but who knows what will come in the future?! I’m very happy with my purchase and this product. The coverage is medium but buildable. It’s so lightweight. Reminds me of my Fenty Beauty one, but the competition is quite stiff here for me.
Denise H.
Wilmington , NC
115 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Shell Beige more...
I have been on the hunt for a good, affordable matte foundation for a while. I picked this up at Walmart and I’m glad I gave it a chance!
I have been struggling with oily tzone issues since I began wearing a full face of makeup. I found that some foundations give amazing coverage, but by lunchtime the area around my nose has become separated and oily which we all know is NOT a good look. This foundation not only provides outstanding coverage, but it doesn’t budge or shine at all! I wear a full face everyday for 10hours plus and needed a reliable foundation and I found it with this stuff. Absolutely a perfect product and will definitely be buying again and again and will also tell everyone I know about it!
Vi💋👑 J.
88 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Golden Beige more...
I wanted to love this foundation, but I don’t know what went wrong. I do have combo\oily skin and it just looked too matte for me.It would dry in some areas and become flaky and at times made me look cakey 😭 It comes in a squeezy tube which is ok and it dries fast when applied to skin so work by sections. I also picked the wrong shade (one shade darker). I find it oxidized on my skin. I have applied it with different primers but still doesn’t convince me. I might just have to mix it in with a different foundation to make it wearable and for i can finish it.
Angela M.
Derby, KS
40 reviews
Is this foundation good for oily skin types? Good coverage?
Lorena J.
Hollywood, FL
How many hours can this product last? Is this full coverage and is it good for oily skin?
Sabina S.
4 reviews
Does this foundation give a drying feel to the skin as it is so matte?
Kathy M.
Coachella , CA
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have this foundation and I was wondering what is the best way to apply it, I've tried a real techniques sponge and a real techniques buffing brush but it looks really cakey on me . Please help I would really appreciate it
Taylor M.
Frankfort, KY
38 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
How long does this foundation last for oily skin with pores?

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