L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation in Soft Sable and Cocoa ($12.99): It is described as a 24-hour medium coverage demi-matte foundation that hides imperfections, for a smooth and clear complexion. This is apart of L’Oreal’s spring 2015 line which is perfect for any of you oily ladies that are looking for something to withstand the upcoming heat. No joke, this foundation is the bomb.com! I was impressed with the lasting power and how pretty the finish was. I wore it for 8.5 hours, which is a typical day for most people and I only had to blot my t-zone (I usually get oily everywhere). This foundation in my opinion is very comparable to Mac Studio Fix fluid because of its high coverage and how it sits on the skin. This is not a natural foundation by any means, it left me with a flawless appearance but I am sure it can be sheered out if you apply it with a beauty blender.
My only con is the shade range for woc (women of color). The line only has two colors for brown girls, so shade selection is super limited. I mix both colors to get a shade that works for me because Soft sable is a tad bit too light and Cocoa is way too dark and the undertone is too red, but the two of them mixed together works just fine. I recommend this foundation for any of you combination/oily ladies who want a medium-full coverage foundation. If you have dry skin, I would steer clear because it will cling to the dry patches on your face. I have extremely oily skin and this was even a little bit too matte for my personal preference. I had to mix a few drops of Nars Illuminator in the foundation to combat how matte it was. But that’s why I prefer matte foundations, I can control how dewy I get throughout the day. Anyways ladies, this is definitely an A+ in my book!
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder in Classic Tan and Cocoa ($12.99): It is described as a powder that absorbs excess oil and reduces shine on the skin for up to 16 hours. This powder can be used alone or to set foundation and quick touch-ups throughout the day. I’m not a fan of wearing powder foundation, so I prefer to use this to set my liquid foundation. At first, I thought classic tan was going to be too light but it goes well with my Soft Sable/Cocoa mixture. I use cocoa to contour because it’s the perfect cool tone brown for my NC45/50 complexion, but alone it is way too dark. I like that the powders are super buttery and not chalky and they don’t leave my skin feeling super dry. Even though these are nice to have I don’t think its necessary to get the powder if you are on a budget. I have tons of setting powders that also get the job done, but it you want to use it as a foundation then I would try it out because it has a nice formulation. I do still recommend the cocoa shade if you are a women of color, you can definitely use it to contour. Whats is your favorite drugstore foundation/powder? Enjoy ladies!