Ok so let me just start off by telling you guys about my skin, it’s pretty much all over the place. I have redness on and around my nose and on my cheeks and I have parts that are blotchy. It’s very oily in my T zone with some visible pores, but really dry under my eyes and on my eyelids. It’s also very sensitive, to the point where if someone with a beard/mustache kisses my face I will get hives. My skin is a daily annoyance because I never know how it will react to new products or even products I’ve been using for a while . I’m currently dealing with a rash under my eyes and trying to eliminate products I use to find out whats causing it.
Onto the foundation. Let me just start by saying I have a hard time with my foundation getting super greasy looking and breaking up throughout the day, I feel like I’m constantly blotting. I work at a hospital and we are always on the move so I tend to get a little sweaty (definitely not ideal conditons for foundation). I have been on the hunt for so long for a foundation that will stand up to my work conditions and oily skin. I’ve tried so many foundation and primer combos looking for my holy grail. If you’re like me and addicted to Youtube then you’ve seen the beauty gurus talk about the Loreal Infallible foundations, I of course went with the pro matte version, and here’s what I thought.
I bought the color 104 golden beige, it’s a tad dark for me but 103 natural beige was a little light for me, so 104 will work when I have a bit of a tan. There’s 12 shades available and it goes for $12.99, I got mine from Ulta. The consistency is pretty thick and I would say the coverage is about medium to full. The Loreal websites says this is an airtight liquid formula that’s lightweight and creamy that goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that will last up to 24 hours. It suggests you apply with your fingers or favorite makeup brush. First I primed my skin with Farsali Unicorn Essence ($54 at Sephora) all over my face and NYX pore filler ($13.99 at Ulta) on my T zone. I used about a dime sized amount of the foundation on the back of my hand then used a Morphe E31 deluxe flat buffer brush ($19.99 on the Morphe website) to apply all over my face and then a Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge (Ulta $6.99) to buff it out. It went on smooth and blended nicely and I finished it with Urban Decay All Nighter finishing spray. It gave me nice coverage, and it pretty much covered my problem areas! The fuller the coverage the happier I am.
I applied it about an hour before I left for work and it gave me a nice matte finish. Usually by the time I get to work I have to blot right away, it’s about a 20 minute drive. I wasn’t lying when I said I’m oily! So I got to work and I actually didn’t have to blot! I didn’t work a full 8 hour shift, only about 6 but I didn’t touch up or blot once! It didn’t crease up in my smile lines and didn’t seem to separate on my forehead or nose like other foundations I use. I did one last check before I left work and I had a small amount of shine on my T zone but it actually looked glowy and not greasy and sweaty, so I just left it alone. I got home and went about my business for a few more hours before I washed my face for the night. I did blot once at home but that was all. When I washed my makeup off I noticed just a small part of my nose where the foundation came off but considering I had been wearing it for about 12 hours I was very impressed. The rest of my face looked damn good! I really really enjoyed this foundation and it will definitely be part of my rotation. For all my oily girls and guys out there I would definitely give this a try if you like a decent coverage foundation. This would work for normal skin types also but I think if you have dry skin this might not be the best option, it might get stuck up on dry patches. I hope you guys enjoyed my 1st official post. Would love to hear your comments and feedback!