What the brand says: Up to 24hr matte without the flat. Air-light texture, Demi-matte finish. Achieve a matte finish that won’t fall flat with this air-light, longwearing liquid formula. Lightweight and creamy, foundation goes on smooth with a demi-matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours—hiding imperfections for a smooth, clear complexion.
MY TAKE ON LOREAL PRO-MATTE INFALLIBLE FOUNDATION:
Packaging: The foundation comes in a very travel-friendly and lightweight tube. Easy to carry and dispense through the nozzle.
Texture: The foundation has a very creamy texture that isn’t too thick or thin either. The consistency is just perfect! It sets to a demi-matte finish that I absolutely love. Perfect for combination-oily skin. Dry skin beauties might need to use a moisturizer or cream based primer underneath.
Shades: The foundation comes in 9 shades (In India for now). I am in the shade 107- Fresh Beige which is a medium shade with golden undertones (I am NC40 in Mac). I like the fact that it has wide variety of medium skin tones but disappointed that there aren’t any shades for dark-deep skin tones. Check the swatches below-
How I use and after-effects: I tried applying the foundation with a damp beauty blender, fingers and with a buffing brush and I feel it applies the best with a buffing/stippling brush. Fingers work fine too. With a damp beauty blender, you might need some extra time blending. Buffing brush takes no time with blending this creamy formula and is super quick.
Once the foundation is applied, it immediately sets matte and its fine even if you don’t use a setting powder (you can use it if you like though). I have combination skin that tends to get shiny on my T-zone area after a few hours and I feel with this foundation, skin stays matte for good 3-4 hours but then gets shiny around the nose and needs blotting. I have had this foundation on my skin for more than 15 hours and it does stay intact. If you have wrinkles or fine lines, it can settle in the lines after 10-12 hours and you might want to touch up in those areas. The foundation is definitely air-light and does not feel heavy or anything on the skin. Perfect for shoots, office wear etc. Also the coverage is pretty good, its medium coverage and is buildable but if you have really prominent dark circles, you might want to use a concealer under your eyes.
PRICE: INR 750/-