December 15, 2016
Review: L'Oreal Pro Glow Foundation
As much as I wanted to try L'Oreal's popular Pro Matte foundation, I have dry skin and matte bases plus dry patches equals a big no-go zone for me. So when L'Oreal released a glow-friendly sister foundation, I immediately wanted to test it out!
I picked up the Pro Glow in the shade 202 Creamy Natural last month for $12.99. This is on the higher side for a drugstore foundation, but I figured if it worked as well as the reviews said it did, it would definitely be worth it.
I like the packaging of it, the product comes out in a squeezy-tube and I don't think a lot of product will be wasted when the foundation starts to run out because it's so easy to squeeze out.
This foundation is very aqueous so I wasn't expecting it to have much coverage, but it surprised me. I'd say it gives a medium coverage that is buildable. It covers my red-toned cheeks and scars, but I like to use a different concealer on any blemishes I have. Because it's so watery, I prefer to use a brush to apply it. I think a sponge absorbs a lot of the product, and I get a beautiful finish with my Real Techniques Stippling brush.
The finish of this is luminous, glowy, and natural-looking. It doesn't show my dry patches or look cakey, and it also doesn't look dewy or greasy. It feels very light on the skin. The shade range is good for a drugstore foundation, with twelve shades available and several options for both pale and deep skin tones. The shade I got is a perfect match for my skin tone, even better than my favorite high-end foundations. (I'm about an NW20 in MAC, for reference, although I prefer a more neutral tone like the L'Oreal)
I like to set my T-zone, which can get a little oily, with a translucent powder and then I am set for the day! If you have oily skin this may not be the best for you, as some oil can show throughout the day, but for those with dry or combination skin I think you will love this as much as I do. Whenever I'm feeling like a lighter coverage than usual, this is what I reach for and it's given me so much hope for cheaper foundation options in the future.
You can purchase this foundation online here or in most drugstores!
Have you tried this foundation? Do you think you would like it?