When a new foundation launches in the market, my first instinct is to examine the shade range; the diversity that L’Oreal promotes is what has appealed to me from ever since.. This can be a little unfair because brands tend to launch the lighter shades first and then the others. I once read that it’s because our caramel and chocolate shades require more attention.
Anyway, when I first heard about Infallible Pro Glow I did my research. I’m not the biggest fan of foundations that are too matte — Infallible Pro Matte didn’t appeal to me. I was told that the launch date for Pro Glow would be July 19th in Canada. Mine had to be purchased in the U.S. — my shade isn’t available here. This foundation has a very watery consistency. I can’t leave it on the back of my hand for too long — it also tends to make the spout pretty messy. On the other hand, the watery consistency gives you a lot of time to play around with it and it also allows it to blend very well.
Pro Glow looks like skin — it’s a perfect match. It also feels very lightweight and it’s not too dewy. Compared to True Match Lumi, Pro Glow isn’t as dewy — and I’m okay with that. Sometimes True Match Lumi takes a while to not feel so tacky on the skin. Does it stand up to the Infallible claim? Oh yes. I’ve worn this foundation (with Cover FX Mattifying Primer or Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water) for approximately 12 hours; 1 p.m to 1 a.m. I had no issues with looking oily, or transferring to my hand. I was also impressed with the buildable coverage. I use a quarter sized amount and then sometimes go in with a dime sized amount — my blemishes were covered even before going in with concealer. Currently my only issue is that I’d love for the deeper shades to be readily available in Toronto.