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?

Xx Katie
18 comments on "Review: L'Oreal Pro Glow Foundation"
  1. i am hearing good things about this foundation , i wanted to try it out but i have very oily skin and as you said it is not for me :(

  2. I'm oily so I might be best to avoid this one, but I love the look of it swatched, so so beautiful!

    Erin || MakeErinOver || Happy Blogmas!

  3. I'm dry so may give this one a go! I hear a lot of good things regarding it.

    JaynieShannon Beauty & Lifestyle


  4. I adore luminous face products than matte, making me look more alive than my "wake up morning" look x

    1. Me too! My face looks so flat with matte products lol

  5. I have been hearing a lot about this one, I will probably pick it up next month.
    I have been going foundation crazy lately so I need time to play with the ones I have.
    The New Old Fashioned Girl

  6. I always stayed away from it since it was a bit pricey for a drugstore foundation. Glad to hear that it's worth it though! Wow, the color seems to be really spot on for you!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    1. It really is! Impressive considering I couldn't open it in store to test it haha

  7. I tried the Pro-Matte foundation since I've heard about all the amazing reviews, and I hated it. I tossed it in the trash. It made my skin look so patchy. I love the Pro-Glow and I'm glad they decided to create this. I don't like the limited shade range and have to mix 2 shades in the summer, but since I'm lighter at the moment I only need to use one.


    1. The drugstore really needs to work on their shades, especially with medium and dark skintones! So many of them look orange or don't include them at all

  8. I heard so much about this foundation and see it everywhere. I kind of want to try since I may start wearing makeup soon! Haha finally

    1. It feels really light so I'd recommend it for a beginner!

  9. this sounds right up my alley!

  10. I just managed to get my hands on this foundation, and I really like it! I think it might make me a little too shiny/glowy but that's not necessarily a bad thing haha xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  11. This sounds lovely although I'm not usually one to like glowy foundations since my face is quite oily!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  12. This will probably be worth trying. Thank you x
    Please check my blog out x

  13. I definitely want to try this foundation. I love L'Oreal Paris bases. :P

  14. Summertime heat and humidity can turn your hair into an oil slick. To control excess shine and grease, you need to use products specifically formulated for oily hair.
    Look for shampoos and conditioners labeled for oily hair or oil control. These are free from heavy moisturizers and contain ingredients like lemon, witch hazel, or mint to help absorb oil and leave hair fresh. Use a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove buildup. It is highly recommended by experts to buy LOreal Professional products as they are so gentle on hair and will always give you the best results.


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