When it comes to drug store foundation, I have not had good luck. I hadn't purchased a drugstore foundation for over a year when I started hearing about this particular product, and decided it was worth a try. A few people had told me that it wore similarly to a high-end foundation that I'd been using and loving for some time. Honestly, I had very low expectations and I decided to try it on a day off, just in case it failed as I thought it would. Boy was I absolutely WRONG. This foundation was a pleasant discovery, and I am bummed I didn't try it sooner! I know it's been out for over a year now, but I still thought it warranted a review since it worked so much better than I imagined it would.
My skin is normal to oily. I have t-zone oily areas (forehead, nose, and chin) and the rest of my face is generally normal (depending on the time of year). I usually gravitate toward a matte foundation but recently have been loving a little bit more of a luminous and natural look. The high-end foundation I had discovered was working really well for me, but I was really just over the $60 price tag and ready to find a new more affordable option. I did some research and found the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-glow foundation, heard lots of good things from lots of good people and decided to give it a try, and at the cool price of $12.99 a pop, it wouldn't hurt the bank too much if it ended up being a total flop.
Here are the claims:
-24 hour wear with a hydrating glow
- Lightweight and creamy, goes on smooth with a glow that lasts
- Medium coverage that hides imperfections
- Ideal for normal to dry skin
This foundation feels like it would be too thin on first application, but it actually covers really well for the consistency straight out of the tube. It is definitely runny and you can hear it in the tube when it is shaken. I did like the consistency for ease of application, just be careful how much you squeeze out at a time because it will run!
I picked up the shade 202 Creamy Natural, which was the perfect shade for my fair skin with red undertones. I applied the foundation using a damp beauty blender, this stuff is very light feeling, but really stays where it is put. It goes on extremely smoothly, and does not settle into pores or fine lines. The foundation claims to be a "medium coverage" which seems correct since I only needed one layer and I only used setting powder under my eyes for brightening. A+ in this category because normally I set with powder all over my face and then follow up around lunch time with round two of powder, but this foundation gave me a solid work day with no powder the whole time! Highly impressed.
The "glow" aspect
I was definitely hesitant on this foundation for the sole reason that it had glow in the name. Usually this means I end up looking like a greasy disco ball half way through my day. With this foundation it is less of a glow and more a lit from within effect, luminous and dewy but not shiny or shimmery, thank goodness. Overall this "glow" is very natural and subtle.
Overall, I am very impressed with the formulation of this foundation! It is so natural and lightweight, yet covers everything that needs to be covered without feeling cakey or looking super obvious. It is a "your skin but better" foundation, and I'd highly suggest picking it up and giving it a try!
Let me know down below your thoughts if you've tried it, if not, I'd love to hear about your favorite drugstore foundation!
Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!