L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer ($9.99) recently launched at drugstores to compliment L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Glow Foundation. This little concealer promises to sculpt, highlight, correct, and conceal imperfections with “glowing coverage” for up to 16 hours of wear.
It kind of sort sounds like L’Oreal is trying to re-event their own version of Tarte’s popular Shape Tape Concealer with a formula that acts to conceal as well as a highlight. The idea isn’t by any means a new one as we’ve run across plenty of highlighting glow-y concealers in our makeup lives.
I’m actually one that avoids glowing concealers especially under my eyes. It just feels like they put a big old spot light under that area when there is any sparkle or mica involved. Technically, L’Oreal doesn’t promote Infallible Pro Glow Concealer for under eye use. But many of my concealer purchases are typically based upon use under my eyes as I don’t really use concealer on my face. None the less after all this I decided to purchase Infallible Glow Concealer and give it a try.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer is 0.21 oz and is available in eight shade selections for $7.99 to $9.99 depending where you buy it. I got mine at Harmons for $8 bucks in the shade 4, Natural Beige. All the shades have a very golden yellow tone but I didn’t notice any sparkle, mica, or glitter to the finish. I imagine they rely on that golden tone to create the luminosity which they promote the concealer as having.
I think the consistency and texture is divine for my drier eyes. It’s a thinner texture that blends very easily with absolutely no dryness. Concealers are the drugstore still have a very long way to go but in recent years there have been many, many, many improvements especially when you’re looking at products like this one. The formula is lightly hydrating, doesn’t drag during application, and has a lightweight feel that doesn’t crease into finer lines or look dry after setting. Needless to say it’s a vast improvement over what was on offer from drugstores five or more years ago.
I’d love to continue to rave the texture on and on but sadly, there are quirks one of which being the formula sheers out considerably as you blend. I hate when concealer appears pigment but as you blend it gets sheerer and sheerer and sheerer. That’s a problem with Infallible Pro Glow. It looks like it might just be pigmented but it sheers out a good deal. It builds very well so, if you want to add a few extra layers you can do so without having to worry about it going cakey. However, no matter how many layers you apply it still remains quite sheer. Interestingly enough even though I felt like the shade was off it didn’t technically matter since it sheered out. It’s a bit too golden yellow as are all the shades which could look a bit odd especially on fairer or paler skin but it’s not an issue since it isn’t that pigmented.
I did like the fact that this brightened up my eye area nicely but sadly, it didn’t conceal puffiness, finer lines, or dark circles. It might work out as a contouring tool of sorts after or even before applying concealer to brighten up the eye area but on its own, to conceal major problems be they dark circles, redness, or even a blemish, this isn’t nearly pigmented enough to work.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro Glow Concealer is beautifully textured and testimony to how far drugstore concealers have come but the sheerness and shade selection is a deal breaker.