This foundation seriously delivers, & I mean it delivers all day long, and doesn’t take a break. Labeled as a 24 hour foundation I was skeptical of L’Oreal, and while thankfully I’ve never quite made it to the 24 hour mark, I have made it to the 16 hour mark (a Friday for a teacher can be a pretty long day), and it still looked good!
Clearly, as you can tell from the name, this foundation is going to give you a matte finish, an easily blendable matte-pro finish to be exact. It gives flawless coverage without looking cake-y or dry, and it creates the perfect canvas for a highlight, blush, and bronzer.
I’ve used both a Beauty Blender and foundation brush to apply the L’Oreal Infallible Matte- Pro Foundation and both work great. As I said, it’s blends well and you can slowly build coverage and not worry about it looking like too much. It also has a wide variety of color choices, so you’re almost guaranteed to find a perfect match.
This foundation truly has all the makings of a high end beauty product, but with the budget beauty price point. I highly advise you give it a try next time you’re in your local drugstore or Target!
Vapour products are 70%+ organic, and the remaining ingredients are “mineral pigments and essential oils”. I really enjoyed learning about the company’s commitment to sustainable beauty, I encourage you to take a look at the Vapour Organic Beauty Philosophy, here. Anyway, after using the Instant Skin Perfector for two weeks straight, I was beyond hooked. Here’s why…
|Can you tell it’s been well loved?|
All of this happens in under 3 minutes. I swipe some mascara on my lashes, & we’re good to go.
As a primer this product really does create a nice canvas for whatever makeup you want to apply. The use of the stick was interesting at first, I was worried about pulling on my skin, but after a few tries I was able to apply the Instant Skin Perfector easily. The blending with my fingertips, especially around those problem areas I mentioned, was a nice alternative to how I typically apply primer.
As more and more women make the switch to organic beauty products it’s important we have brands we can trust. After my continual use of the Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector I’m looking forward to adding some more Vapour Organic Beauty products to my routines.
Have you started adding more organic products to your beauty routine?
[Disclaimer: Vapour Organic Beauty provided me with this product. All opinions are my own.]
This is my typical weekend base, it’s so easy to apply whether you use a beauty sponge, foundation brush, or just your fingertips. Personally, I find applying with my fingers works the best. The lightweight coverage is perfect for when you’re running errands, and I can build it just a tiny bit on areas of my face that need more coverage. It’s especially been my favorite this winter, as it works to hydrate skin with coconut ingredients and marine botanicals, and give a dewy look after applied.
If you’re looking for real coverage, this product might not be for you- it’s pretty sheer and can be built up a little bit, but not enough as if it were a real foundation.
As an Allure Best of Beauty winner, I have to say hats off to bareMinerals with this product, it’s definitely made it’s way to my favorite products and is now a staple in my makeup bag.
You can use these colors all over your face, which sounds a bit different, but really it makes sense. After all, this is not a highlighter, it’s simply meant to brighten up your skin. I’ve taken a large fluffy brush and mixed up all four colors and applied all over, rather than in certain light hitting spots. I mentioned earlier, and it’s so true, it’s the perfect way to filter your face, sans Instagram.
My favorite two colors are the top ones. I sometimes use the first one as a brow highlight- it brightens up my eyes a bit without looking like I have anything on. The second color is perfect to illuminate the tops of my cheek bones. It has a pinkish color, no shimmer, and this color really gives that soft glow I mentioned earlier.
|Perfect for highlighting the brow.|
|My favorite for applying right on top of the cheek bones for a glow.|
The bottom two colors are more bronzy, so using as an eyeshadow or for a little sculpt around the face have been their major uses for me.
|Of course, I nicked this one right when I opened the palette, oops!|
Try your local drugstore or Target to see if this palette is still available- it has to be somewhere! & for the price, it’s totally worth it as an everyday quickie product.
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil Light
Sephora Collection Express Cleansing Wipes
I also got this lovely Hand in Hand Soap & Lotion set in Noble Fir, it’s from Anthropologie, but I literally cannot find it anywhere online!
For some reason my best friend & family seem to think I like Lush or something…I have no idea why they’d think that…weird.
Lush ‘Joy to the World’ Gift Set
featuring Love & Light Hand Cream and Snowflake soap
Lush ‘It’s Christmas Deer’ Gift Set
featuring Golden Wonder, Golden Slumbers, Lord of Misrule, Frozen, Luxury Lush Pud, & Butterbear Bath Bombs
Lush ‘Christmas Party‘ Gift
featuring Baked Alaska soap, Celebrate body lotion, and Yuzu & Cocoa Shower Cream
Lush Spa Gift Set
featuring Therapy Massage Bar, Dreamtime Temple Balm, Golden Slumbers Bath Bomb, Energized Bubble Stone, Comforter Chocolate Body Scrub, Stepping Stone Foot Scrub
Did you get any favorite beauty products during the holidays?!
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