When brands launch new products first over in the US, it’s so frustrating for those of us in the UK whilst we wait for the launches to make their way over to the UK. The L’Oreal Infallible Pro – Glow Foundation has featured in many YouTube videos I’ve watched over the last few months and I’ve been dying to try it for myself.
My favourite eBay seller (here) sells a range of products which are US exclusives so I like to check weekly what new additions they have, and when I spotted that they had the L’Oreal Infallible Pro – Glow Foundation £12.95 in stock, I bought it almost instantly after checking for swatches online to try and guess which shade I needed.
Normally my L’Oreal foundation shade is Porcelain but there doesn’t appear to be a Porcelain shade which is annoying, and I settled on 201 Light Ivory as it appeared to be their lightest shade and I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best that it would match me.
The L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation claims to be a longwearing professional foundation, with upto 24 hours of hydrating glow with a lightweight and creamy formula. The foundation is best for those with normal and dry skin types, and offers a medium coverage which is mentioned within the guide on the back of the tube.
I personally find the coverage to be more light to medium rather than a full medium as it doesn’t cover any blemishes or imperfections like I would want it to. I find the shade to be quite dark but that’s nobody’s fault except mine as I knew it was unlikely to match me but decided to purchase it anyway, but thanks to the amazing NYX White Pro Foundation Mixer, I’m able to use any shade of foundation now which has been such a game changer.
The L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation is marketed as being a luminous, and glowy foundation which is my favourite type of finish as I find it to be a little more flattering than a full matte finish especially for my dry patches. When wearing foundation, I usually use quite an intensive moisturiser and serum beforehand to make sure my skin is as moisturised as possible and then go ahead and apply an hydrating primer before applying the foundation.
When I applied this foundation over the top of my preparation steps, I was a little taken aback by how ‘glowy’ my skin looked as it didn’t look glowy as such.. it looked shiny and oily which I really didn’t like so I applied my powder over the top and left it as it was. When checking my makeup a couple of hours later, my skin looked hideously shiny and I now no longer use it with an hydrating primer or an intensive moisturiser beforehand or it ends up being way too OTT in the shine department and it isn’t a good look.
I’ve never found a foundation to be too glowy before, so this really is a first for me but it really is super glowy so it’s something to consider if your skin already created ‘shine’ as you’ll be looking almost foiled with the masses of glow. I think the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Foundation definitely best suited for dry skin, which perhaps doesn’t have a lot of imperfections as it doesn’t offer the fullest of coverage but it’s certainly the most luminous foundation I’ve ever tried.
I like to use it with a mattifying primer underneath to dry and keep the glow to a natural level such as the Benefit POREfessional Primer, but if you’re of the mindset; the more glow, the better – this foundation is definitely for you. This foundation is what I thought the NARS Sheer Glow would be like, glowy, luminous and with a sheerer coverage and I hope it does make its way over to the UK as it’d bound to be super popular.