2 of USA’s hot drugstore favourites have finally arrived in town and I’m here to tell you why you should be VERY excited.
Late last year, I had given a stellar review of the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Powder & Liquid Foundations. The Infallible range of makeup was specially conceptualized and designed by L’Oreal for the modern women living life in the fast lane (read Singaporean women) – long-wearing, lasts all day with no compromise on comfort. Now, the full range for Infallible face makeup is complete with the launch of the new L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette and Infallible Setting Spray to complete that well sculpted polished look.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette (S$24.90)
I’d leave home without my brows drawn but never without my contour on. Big nose, undefined jawline, big face and a flat forehead – all these describes me when I’m without my contours! Unfortunately, contouring takes up a significant amount of time and any help is welcomed! With the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette, pro-contouring is made easy with contouring and highlighting pigments and an innovative fish tail sculpting brush packed all into 1 product!
Available in 3-shades for different skin tones, I can’t help but see the shades as a celebration of harmony and beauty regardless of the color of our skin J
Taking a better look at the swatches with the above picture, I really like that the shade ‘Light’ is in a cool tone – a rare find even among non-drugstore brands! Contouring with a cool undertone shade naturally mimics the shadows cast by high cheekbones and sharp defined features without the bronzing effect. If you want to achieve the illusion of naturally sharp features without looking like you’ve spent hours (exercising) under the sun, here you go! More importantly, the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette in shade ‘Light’ is something fair skinned or ladies with cool undertone skin will appreciate – finally a contour that will cooperate with cool skin tones and not make them look orangey!
Another call for celebration, both shades ‘Light’ and ‘Medium’ work fantastic for my sand skin color and I had fun switching between the cooler and warmer shades according to my mood and activities for the day. Both ‘Medium’ and ‘Deep’ contour shades are in a comfortable warmer tone compared to ‘Light’ without looking all too bronzy. I must say L’Oreal had done a good job finalizing these 3 shades for the urban women where contour shades that are too warm and overpowering will definitely look out of place. Those can be left for the beach holidays instead!
Not forgetting, all contour shades are accompanied by a complimenting highlighting shade that is not too shimmery and simply gorgeous. Many drugstore highlighters tend to have too much shimmer in their product, accentuating bumps and pores on the skin as well as causing our skin to look oily under Singapore’s humid weather. The highlighting pigments in the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette are surprisingly finely milled (which you can also see in the swatches above) which helps in creating more of a natural glow than a shimmer.
The ‘Light’ shade sees a soft gold highlight color while the ‘Medium’ shade has a gorgeous champagne highlighting color. Both gave my skin a nice natural glow that looks like it’s from within. The ‘Deep’ shade features a peachy brown color which I can imagine will look beautiful on a dark skin without the need for any blusher. All pigments are lightweight and easy to blend, completing the first step to pro-contouring!
The second step then, is the brush.
The Fish Tail Brush also works perfectly with the palette design – just run the brush diagonally across the palette to pick up both highlight and contour shade at the same time. The stiff brush helps pick up both shades effectively for fuss-free post-festive weight loss. In just one stroke, a slimmer and defined face is achieved 😉
The specially designed Fish Tail Brush can also fit perfectly to any cheekbone and jawline – the perfect idiot-proof brush for contour-beginners! No more guessing where that cheekbone is and how your contour should run along your jawline! For those who are still unsure where the brush should glide, simply ensure that the concave part of the brush sits just below the highest point of your cheeks. For people already familiar with contouring, sculpting the face is now faster since both shadow and highlight is done at the same time! I find the brush too stiff for blending though, so I’ll usually go in with a fluffy blending brush to perfect my contour.
To give an illusion of a slimmer and well-rounded feminine forehead, run the brush with a mix of contour and highlighting powder just below your hairline.
By using only one side of the brush at a time, you can also achieve a sharper nose with the palette.
Here’s a before contouring and after contouring look – I shed 5KG in 5 minutes 😛
L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray (S$23.90)
Now with all that work done to ‘slim down’, you’ll want the results to last long – at least for the whole day 😉 For the very first time in our drugstore history (as far as I can remember), we now have a makeup setting spray! Setting mists are often only available in boutique brands and Sephora. Ladies can now finally rejoice with an affordable drug store version! Set your look with the new L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray before leaving the house. An oil free mist, it sets makeup to a matte finish and lock in the ‘well-toned’ face all day long, keeping your makeup and contouring intact. Simply point your spray about 15 to 30cm away from your face and spray in a T & X motion. This way, you’ll get your T-zone and the rest of your face well covered.
So I’ve put the product to the test and sprayed it on in the morning at 8.30am before leaving home to work. At 6.05pm, I got my colleague to help take a photo before the sun goes down. Other than a slight run-off on the lipstick color, a little build up oil and slight redness in the skin due to the dry air conditioning, my makeup looked pretty much the same and un-shifted! Products used to create this look
- L’Oreal Infallible Liquid Foundation in shade 235.
- L’Oreal New Super Liner V-sculptor in V02 & V04
- L’Oreal Color Riche 24 Karat Gold Lipstick in Scarlet Gold
- L’Oreal Infallible Contour Palette in Medium
- L’Oreal Infallible Setting Spray
How do you like my Infallible look? 😛 Go on and visit www.loreal-paris.com.sg to learn more about L’Oreal Paris Makeup and the products mentioned in this post. Be Infallible 🙂 Follow me on Instagram, @qiyunz, or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FlyingPistachios/). I update everyday!