First off, let us just give Clicks massive kudos once again for being the first with bringing in the latest international products. Whoever their buyer is – I love you. Needless to say, when I saw another new product on their shelves, being the infamous L’Oreal Pro-Matte foundation, I literally lunged at it. It has been raved about online for the last few months, and for the right reasons. It is to date the only drugstore foundation that I have tried that doesn’t come off remotely pink when it dries, it has a solid yellow undertone, and it refuses to oxidize for what I am assuming is the same reason. Yes L’oreal! Well done for churning out another killer foundation. It seems that they are on a roll for foundations lately and this is their best to date in my opinion. I am seriously not a fan of matt foundations as I have normal to dry skin that is prone to flaking especially around areas I’ve recently broken out in and matt foundations tend to cling to those areas, looking worse throughout the day. So, that being said, I have found that this foundation is not at all drying on my skin and in addition to that it does not have an entirely flat finish but more of a demi-matte effect on the skin. The foundation claims to last the entire day (24 hours in fact) flawlessly and I have to say that it has a great wear and tear ability. I have gone whole evenings and been drunk enough to not bother taking off my makeup (real talk — waking up with eyelashes still on is not fun or advised) and my face is perfectly intact. Bear in mind I do still set my face with powder and Fix+ however I have found that some slippery foundations still manage to get away from me even when I do this.
It retails for R 189.00 or around about and my shade is in 22 Radiant Beige which dries exactly the same colour as is visible in the tube, as you know if you’re a liquid foundation wearer, this is a massive win! I have filmed a first impression on my reaction to first trying it out which is live on my channel and linked below, but if you’re not in the mood to watch I will say this: like most foundations, it definitely benefits from using a primer before and also works best when applied using a beauty sponge or blender. My one is a cheapie from Clicks that cost R29.00
All that being said, the colour range is also unbelievable and accommodates those darker in skin tone, which is always a huge plus, but has also left me thinking about going and picking up a much darker shade in lieu of contouring? The range also comes with a primer, powder and fixing spray which I couldn’t quite afford to splash out on all in one go, but I am certainly putting it all on the to buy list! So, what are you waiting for? Go get your grubby paws on one in your shade! I have also filmed a first impressions on this foundation and the video is already up on my channel, so go give it a look see 🙂
PS Every time I’ve written ‘skin’ in this blog post, it has auto corrected to ‘sin’. Coincidence? I think not haha!