By Maria Martinez
Blog Content Contributor
Drugstore foundations, were always a no-no for me. I have always had acne, so foundation was the “high-end” product I invested on. It was usually because I would buy the ones that were for troubled skin, like mine. My friends started to use the L’ORÉAL Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation. They swore it was the best foundation ever, so I bought it.
The thing I like the most about this foundation is the coverage; it’s truly amazing! I have used many full coverage foundations, like Estée Lauder Double Wear; but, the problem with these, is that they tend to feel super heavy on my face. The L’ORÉAL one, even if it is full coverage, it feels light! In other words, it doesn’t feel cakey. Supposedly, it is a 24-hour foundation but I will say it doesn’t last 24 hours, but it comes pretty close. I apply this foundation with my Beauty Blender because I feel it leaves it smoother and more even on my face, rather than with the typical foundation brush. Another thing I liked a lot was that, with drugstore foundations it’s common that they don’t come in many shades but L’ORÉAL has one for almost every skin color.
If you have dry skin, I don’t recommend it. My face is a combination of oily and dry; one day I can wake up with dry patches all over my face and the next my face is shining brighter than a light bulb. The days when I feel my skin is really dry, I skip this foundation. Since it is pro-matte, it makes your dryness even worse; it clings to my dry patches. Also like with any other drugstore product, I couldn’t try the colors before I bought it. The first one I bought was too orange for me, so now I combine 105 with 104, for my perfect shade.
I really recommend it to all of you! It gives you the same effect as a Sephora one, but for less the price. If you are into matte foundations, you will fall in love with it.
Featured photo courtesy of Sophia Martinez.