Finally this foundation landed on our shelves at my local pharmacy/ drugstore and when I saw it by surprise I snatched it. I really loved their original Pro HD foundation and definitely wanted to try this one in the matte version.
As per the website:
With a soft and suede-like finish, PRO.matte Foundation will have you covered and shine-free all day. Creamy, liquid formula provides smooth and buildable coverage for both day and night time wear. Minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for an even, soft focus effect. Paraben free formula with added vitamin E, B5 & sunflower oil.
I really love the packaging of this. It’s sleek, does not take up too much room in my draw, it is glass with a frosted bottle to match the matte appearance. It contains a pump which dispensers a fair amount of product with a black lid.
The first time I purchased this I chose the shade Cafe which I don’t know why, because it was way too dark for my skin. I didn’t want to go through the hassle of applying tons of light concealer and powders to try and make it work. I rather went back a couple of days ago and purchased the shade Sand which matched me a whole lot better, not as best as I would like it, I do find that sand contains a slightly grey undertone (at least on my complexion) but I could easily make this work far better than Cafe. There are 14 shades available and although the selection of shades varies from light to medium to tan and deep the jump in between shades is quiet vast. I do think this is common with drugstore foundations though. I have yellow/ olive, golden and tan undertones which can be a bit tricky to find a foundation that really matches me well. That’s why I have to rely on the correct bronzer and contour to help make my foundation look like it matches me perfectly. I will be keeping both shades as the deeper shade can be mixed with foundations that are too light for me or if I need to cream contour I would do so.
I applied one half of my face with a sponge and the other half with a beauty blender. Both results with one layer gave me medium coverage. I don’t mind this foundation with either tools as both sides looked the same. I applied one more pump around my nose and cheeks as my freckles were still prominent, this then covered some but not all which I didn’t mind. This truly is a matte finish as there was no shine on my skin whatsoever. It felt slightly dry but that’s due to me having dry skin. I then applied my concealer, powders etc and competed my makeup with a dewy setting spray.
I wore this for 9 hours at work and this lasted throughout the day. None of my oils peeked through and even at the end of the day my skin still appeared the same as when I left the house. This is definitely long wearing and even though I didn’t touch up throughout the day and it remained matte, my skin looked natural and it did not emphasize any fine lines.
If you have combination or oily skin this would be perfect for you in terms of how lightweight it is on the skin, how natural but matte the appearance is and the longevity of this foundation. If you have dry or very dry skin I would suggest using a hydrating primer and dewy setting spray as I do think this might cling onto dry patches.
The overall appearance of my skin, the way this foundation blended into my skin and wore reminded me so much of the Fenty Pro Filt’r Foundation. I definitely think it’s a dupe for it.
I would definitely recommend this foundation and thankfully this is another winner from L.A. Girl.
Available in 14 shades. Contains 30/ 1 Fl.Oz of product. Retails for R189 at any Dischem Pharmacy.
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts?
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