It’s actually been a couple months since I reviewed on a foundation, which I didn’t mind–I can be a bit lazy about the before/after photos–but today I’m back with a product I was pretty excited about, the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige*. This is a new longwear foundation that offers great coverage and a demi-matte finish. I love my last L’Oreal foundation, so I had high hopes for this.
I have the second-lightest shade in the range (the first is 101 Classic Ivory) and it actually swatches a little dark, but especially for the warmer months I think L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige is the right match for my NC15-20 skin.
In terms of coverage, I would say it is medium to full, hiding all my redness and working as a concealer for minor blemishes, although for anything substantial I’d still go in with a heavier product. I appreciate that L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige doesn’t hide my freckles or give me a total “dead face”–although I still recommend going in with some blush afterwards. You can also build up the coverage.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige has a near matte, powder finish that I think would work great for oily skin. It lasts all day on me, and I actually still had plenty of foundation to remove after working out (I was doing my at home Blogilates after a work day). I will definitely be curious to see how this fares as the temperature heats up, but so far it looks quite promising!
The only slight quirk of the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in 102 Shell Beige is that it does have a drier formula, which is what helps it last but also means I tend to apply it to areas of my face at a time and then blend it in. I do not think this foundation would work well on dry skin, unless you use a primer or moisturizer first (or both).
I have heard a lot of good things about the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, and I have to say my impression is that they are true. If you are looking for good coverage and good wear, this is definitely a great option to try out!
What’s your favourite foundation for medium to full coverage?