L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray is a new oil free makeup setting spray that’s launching at drugstores now! This is the first drugstore makeup setting I’ve ever seen so you could say L’Oreal is a pioneer here launching such a unique item to drugstore makeup fans.
Although most have relied on Skindinavia for years and more recently Urban Decay Setting Sprays, I’d say that L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray opens some new doors in the drugstore makeup world.
Let’s take a look!
I purchased my L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $13.79. Bed, Bath, and Beyond has coupons constantly so you’ll save a little change on this if you happen to have one. I’ve read a few reader’s had purchased it at CVS for $16 to $17.99 and I am not surprised. I had a funny feeling once it hit mass retailers such as Walgreens and CVS the price would be considerably higher.
I have mixed feelings about a $17.99 drugstore makeup setting spray. On one hand, you’ll likely never pay that much courtesy coupons and a variety of sales that many drugstores have. On the other hand, what if there aren’t coupons when you want to purchase or no sale at that time? In that case your $18 might be best used towards Urban Decay or Skindinavia….the price is highly debatable and sure to be a hot topic.
L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray is marketed as a makeup setting spray to be used after makeup application to extend the wear of makeup and give it a long lasting finish.
I picked Skindinavia Original Makeup Finishing Spray to compare L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray ingredients to.
Skindinavia Original Makeup Finishing Spray ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Alcohol Denat, PVP, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407.
L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray ingredients:
Many of the ingredients are the same but L’Oreal’s version has a few more including silicones.
Skindinavia comes in a 4oz bottle and L’Oreal a 3.4oz bottle. The difference in price is considerable if you’re purchasing L’Oreal’s version at Harmons or Bed, Bath, and Beyond as Skindinavia is $29 versus the rounded off retail price of L’Oreal’s verison at $14. If you head to mass drugstore retailers this is a bit smaller with $29 versus around $16 to $18 but either way you’re saving a bit of money.
This comes in a rubberized bottle so it does pick up grime super fast. Just a warning! There’s a small instructionional card attached to the bottle which explains how to do the infamous X and T motion to apply. I actually never knew about the correct method of makeup setting spray until Urban Decay did a video and since viewing it I’ve used the X and T method because I feel less “wet” when applying this way.
I’m typically bothered by makeup setting sprays because I always feel like I’m removing my makeup….who wants to do all their makeup and proceed to mist themselves down after?! It feels pointless to me. I’ve gotten used to it somewhat but I actually rarely use makeup setting sprays and I’ll tell you why in a second. I will say this is a fine mist so I’m not too moist or wet after I use it. However, it does take a second to set so my face remains wet and kinda slick looking until it dries down within several minutes. It has a fresh subtle scent and doesn’t leave my skin sticky or tacky or tight.
I use liquid, cream, BB Cream, CC Creams, etc…I personally think makeup setting sprays are not meant for use with liquid or cream foundations. They do nothing to extend the wear of my cream or liquid foundation nor my color cosmetics. I have dry skin so I prefer cream foundation therefore it’s rare I use a makeup setting spray. Whether it’s L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray, Skindinavia, or Urban Decay I feel like none work for me when I’m using cream foundations. I do not see an extension in the wear of makeup and heck I even feel I kinda ruin my makeup when I mist after application.
On a positive note I think on occasions when I do wear a mineral or a powder foundation I have some success with makeup setting sprays. Misting after powder foundation refines the finish of the powder. The mist gives it a soft focused finish and should you experience issues with the powder clinging to areas the mist will help loosen up and refine the finish of those areas so your makeup looks more smoother. It’s a handy tool to have around. I’ve had good success with it extending my powder foundation wear as well, mostly I like Urban Decay’s Oil Slick Makeup Setting Spray because it keeps my foundation wearing long and also minimizes the shine on my forehead.
L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray? Not as great I fear. I used it for nearly a week with my beloved (and almost gone) Lancome Oscillation Power Foundation and I didn’t really see a major difference in the length and wear of my foundation. If I use Urban Decay’s Oil Slick I can typically get around two to three hours of extended wear with L’Oreal’s version I don’t see that in the least!
I think L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray might be something you’ll want to try for yourself not only for curiosity’s sake but also because it’ll perform differently on a variety of skin types. Personally, I didn’t really see any extended wear using it but who knows you might just love it?
For me, I’ll stick to using Urban Decay Oil Slick Makeup Setting Sprays on the rare occasions I do wear powder foundation.
Do share your thoughts if you tried L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray!