L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Glow is a radiant finish foundation marketed towards those with normal to dry skin. I have very oily skin so I must be crazy for trying this right? Well, let’s just see about that!
Pro-Glow comes in a range of only 12 shades with just one single shade for darker skin tones. This caused a bit of backlash from L’Oreal Infallible lovers wanting to try out this raved about foundation but unable to find a color even close to matching their skin.
In response, L’Oreal has since stated that they will be releasing some new shades soon. So keep your eyes peeled.
@taylorohlheiser Thank you for your feedback! We have new shades coming soon but stay tuned for mixing solutions ASAP!
— L’Oréal Paris USA (@LOrealParisUSA) June 3, 2016
I usually fall into the ivory color category so I picked up #201 Classic Ivory. It matches my skin perfectly and I’d say it’s neutral toned, not pink and not yellow.
L’Oreal Pro-Glow is packaged exactly like the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation. You get 1 fl. oz. of product in a squeeze tube. However, this version does contain a broad spectrum SPF 15 as well.
The formula is very thin and runny in texture. I find that this foundation applies much better for me with a brush. A damp beauty sponge just thins it out more and gives me less coverage.
I apply mine all over my face with a brush. I then go over it lightly with a damp BeautyBlender just to make sure it’s even and blended out.
Pro-Glow gives my skin light to medium buildable coverage. It doesn’t hide every imperfection and some of my freckles do still peek through. It feels nice and light on the skin as well.
Given the fact that my skin is very oily, I usually avoid any foundations that claim to have even a hint of a glow. So I was pleasantly surprised to see that the finish of this foundation is much more natural looking.
It doesn’t have that overly dewy finish to it. It just gives your skin a bit of a healthy glow without looking like a shiny mess.
I start with a foundation primer and add a setting powder on top. And surprisingly this doesn’t break down all that bad throughout the day.
It does wear off on my nose the most and is pretty much non-existent on my nose by the 8 hour mark. However, the heat and humidity in Western PA lately has been unbearable do that may be affecting the wear time.
Right now I’m using the L’Oreal Pro-Glow foundation on days when I’ll only have my makeup on for 6 hours or less. Anything beyond that will need to be something with more oil control.
I can definitely see me turning to this often this winter season though. It will be nice to give my skin a healthy glow when the weather and my skin are looking and feeling quite dull.