Beauty: L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Review


I was so excited to get try the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, so shortly after it came out, I went and got it. Let's start with what it claims to do.
  • Air-light texture - TRUE!
  • Barely there feel - TRUE!
  • Flawless - TRUE!
  • Demi-matte finish - FALSE!
  • Goes on smooth - TRUE!
  • Smooth, clear complexion - TRUE!

As you can see, this foundation was almost very true to what it claimed to be. It applied completely matte and felt amazing. It glided on amazingly and gave my skin a flawless complexion. The texture really was air-light as well.

I really wanted to keep it and work with it. To get a fair review, I used it four times. The only downfall, and the biggest, was the finish. It made my face oily as soon as I stepped outside the front door, and it steadily became oilier as the day progressed. If you knew me, I like foundations/BB cream that stay demi-matte for the whole day where I wouldn't have to powder my face. Unfortunately, this foundation didn't do that for me. My face was so slick, you can cook an egg on my forehead. This was the same reason I never purchased the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, and the same reason that I returned this foundation.

I would highly recommend the L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation to people with dry or normal skin. If you have combination or oily skin, I would still suggest giving it a try because it might work for you in a way that it didn't work for me. You can always return it ;)

I hope this review helped you. 
Let me know in the comments if you've tried this foundation or if you plan on getting it.


Arianne

Beauty: February Favorites 2015


I didn't have a lot of new loves this month, but I wanted to share some of the ones I've been loving anyway. Also, I have something so exciting that I wanted to share!

Beauty:
Vaseline - this is not really considered a cosmetic product, but I have been loving this a lot! I did a beauty hack blog post about it that you can read here.

Pur Cease Crease Eye Shadow Base - this makes my eyeshadows more vibrant. It does not leave up to the claim of ceasing the crease because at the end of the day, when I check my eyes, the eyeshadows have creased. I still like it, though.

Rimmel by Kate #08 - when I was something neutral on my lips, I've been going for this shade, and this month, I really was not in the mood to even bother with my color on my lips.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara - I originally didn't think that this was going to be a good mascara. However, the more I used it, the more I noticed how much I love it because it really fanned out my lashes. If you watch my favorites video, I showed a close-up of my eyes to demonstrate the look of the mascara.



Food:
Trader Joe's Chocolate Almond Granola Cereal - who doesn't like chocolate for breakfast?

Organic Valley Organic 2% Milk - for some reason, the chocolate milk lasts much longer than regular milk. Anyone know why? I've been loving this on its own or something a pour a little bit on my granola cereal.

Music:
ED SHEERAN - this man is a legend. I'm over-the-moon excited to announce that I will be going to his concert 10 days after my birthday in June!!! I can't wait! I'm especially excited to see him perform Bloodstream. Check out his performance of this song at the Brit Awards. It was EPIC!




Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding - this song is something special, but I can't put my finger on what makes it special. For one, I love Ellie's voice. I didn't know she could sing this way, and I absolutely love the way she sang the song. Also, something about the song sounds sexy ;)




Let me know in the comments what you loved in February!


Arianne

Beauty: All Purpose Beauty Hack


I've just recently discovered the amazing qualities of Vaseline, so I wanted to share how I use them. Below are three ways I incorporate this amazing petroleum jelly in my beauty routine.

1. LIP BALM
I discovered this hack when I was at the dentist's office getting my regularly scheduled cleaning. I kept touching my lips, so the hygienist decided to offer me some Vaseline. Oh my gosh, my lips had never been so happy. Now, I don't even use my lip balms anymore. Why bother when this product is the most moisturizing balm I've ever used!

2. EYE GEL
If you read about how I spent my Valentine's Day, you know that I got samples of the new NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation. I had similar issues as with the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. It was then that I realized, it wasn't the foundation that was the problem; it was my skin. The skin under my eyes and along the sides of my nose was quite dry, and therefore, the pores were emphasized whenever I would put liquid foundation. It just so happened that NARS foundation was my skin's mortal enemy. I started using Vaseline around the area and I can't express enough how grateful I am for this miracle of a product. I would eventually get The Body Shop's Aloe Vera Eye Defense, but knowing how lazy I am, it might take until next month until I can drag myself to the mall to purchase it. So, for now, Vaseline is my best friend.

3. MOISTURIZER
You know that belief that moisturizing is the key to looking youthful? Well, Vaseline is the answer to most of your moisturizing needs. When my time of the month is right around the corner, the corners of my mouth becomes very dry and quite honestly, a source for more stress. Vaseline is perfect for fixing this nightmare. I also have random dry patches on my left bicep. I have no clue how or when they got there, but Vaseline keeps them hydrated and less irritating to me.


If you'd like to know how else Vaseline could be useful to you, read this article from Allure. The article states that Vaseline is actually non-comedogenic, so you can even use it to moisturize your face. Well, I personally wouldn't go that far, but I wouldn't mind using it on certain areas of my face.

Let me know in the comments if you use Vaseline and how you use it!


Arianne
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The photo in this post was inspired by Renata from Speaking Beauty UK. Check out her blog for editorial-type blog posts :)