November 11, 2014

L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray Review

L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

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!

L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

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:

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.

L'Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray4

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!

I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Chelsea

    So much alcohol, which is my normal problem with setting sprays. I’m trying MUFE right now.

  • Tammy

    I rarely use setting sprays, but when I do I’m usually pleasantly surprised. You’re right the price will be up for major debate.

  • Fancie

    I want to try this out but the price is a bit off putting for a drugstore product. I’ll definitely have some coupons handy but I feel like the high price tag kinda defeats the purpose lol

  • Monica

    I have UD’s All Nighter by Skindinavia & I dont see anything spectacular when I use it. I use almost exclusively powder foundations, bronzer/contour & highlighter (bareMinerals, Lorac, Milani, etc) & set everything with Coty Airspun. If I use a liquid, it’s under all that powder! I don’t have dry skin at all though, more oily. I find that using hairspray works better to extend the wear of my foundation! Any kind will do! I girl I work with swears up & down that ELF made a setting spray at one time but I don’t think they ever did. A lot of my drugstore customers have been asking for a setting spray but I know they won’t pay $15+. Thank you for the review, Miss Muse 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      all nighter never worked for me neither did skindinavia. I did like the Oil Slick one from UD that kinda worked well for me. Yeah someone just mentioned ELF had one, I didn’t know about it either! 😀 my pleasure!

    • magdi

      target and wegmans carry elf setting spray- it’s about 3 dollars . I use it because i haven’t wanted to shell out big $$ for one and it’s okay- spray is a little heavy on application but i like it ok. excited to try the loreal one!

  • LP

    My approach needs to cover the worst possible situation- oily skin, older skin, lines around the eyes- yikes! So I use liquid foundation, mineral powders and then NYX Matte Finish Spray. Once I’ve sprayed and dried, I touch up my nose with some Rimmel Matte Powder. I forgot to mention that I use a thick physical sunblock which I think helps kind of “glue” everything together. Overall, I get a pretty good airbrushed look. I think a good sunblock or primer will help keep everything from melting off. I’m going to give the L’Oreal a shot.
    Thanks Muse!

  • nina c

    E.L.F. actually has a makeup setting spray. I know their products are not sold everywhere but you can find them at target.

  • Carrie

    this piqued my interest a tiny bit but i’ll stick to using nyx’s matte setting spray and that’s been working for me!

  • Jennifer

    Have you tried the Ben Nye Final Seal? I use it with their setting powder and it really seems to keep my makeup on.

      • Sarah

        It’s brilliant! It’s designed for actors so stage makeup doesn’t melt under the (very hot!) lights, and it can actually keep my makeup put through a 2-hour play and then some. I’ve used it on everyday makeup and had it last all day. You can definitely feel that you have it on, but I think the trade-off is worth it.

  • diane

    i’m intrigued by this but i don’t know. i’ve tried several of the UD, the KVD and the MUFE sprays and I feel they don’t do anything for me =/

  • Kristin

    I have the ELF setting spray. I find it pointless and uncomfortable….but keep it around because it is EXCELLENT for wetting pigments or eye shadow for foiling or just to up the intensity a bit.

  • Brooke Jones

    Thank you for the review Muse! I was really curious about this but I think I will just stick to my Urban Decay Chill or All-Nighter. I do have the ELF one, but I wouldn’t recommend it for a setting just sprays too wet. The way I do use it is to wet eyeshadow brushes for better intensity. It is great for that and the price can’t be beat.

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure brooke! 😀 yeah, I had that problem with the NYX one! not cool!

  • Angel

    I have the UD All Nighter and the Ben Nye one. I typically don’t spray my whole face, but I do use it to set my concealer. I found this tip online somewhere. Basically I spray a bit on a wet beauty blender and tap under my eyes. Then I apply my concealer, let it dry a bit, then tap the beauty blender on it again. I then set with LM setting powder or Mineral Veil. My concealer can last all day when applied this way. It also seems to keep my eyeliner from running in the corners. I have droopy eyes plus allergy issues, so running liner is the bane of my existence. Not sure this will work well for those with dry skin as mine is fairly oily.

  • Ashley

    That’s quite steep for the drugstore, I agree! But thanks for the bad review…now I don’t have to buy it 😉 I use the ELF setting spray…I don’t think it extends the wear of anything…well actually it seems to hold off powder breakdown for eh…maybe an hour, for me anyway. I always wear a liquid foundation then set it with powder and I mainly just use it if I put too much powder on my face/it looks dry to make my face not look so bad, it does fix that! On the bright side it’s only $3 so it’s nice to have on hand even just for that! I think I’d repurchase…since that seems to be all “setting sprays” actually seem to do anyway :p

    • Isabella Muse

      haha no prob Ashley 😀 I dunno, makeup setting sprays are hit and miss for me too!

  • Jenny H.

    Muse, you should give the Eclos Aqua Balm Finishing mist a try. It’s the only finishing mist I’ve tried (I’ve tried both Urban Decay ones and the Elf) that actually works. It’s really good!

    I’ve got combo skin: my nose is oily, but everywhere else on my face is dry, with my forehead being the driest. I use a cream/liquid foundation (Wet n Wild Coverall). No matter how well moisturized I was in the morning or how nice my makeup went on initially, at some point in the day my forehead (and sometimes my cheeks) would become a hot flakey mess. Since I’ve started using the Eclos spray there’s been a noticeable improvement in the overall wear of my makeup. Plus it gives my face a really nice satin, airbrushed, glow. If it’s been a long day and I notice that I’m looking a little tired I’ll spray again and I look so refreshed. 😀

    However, it’s really meant for dry skin and doesn’t do anything to keep the shine off of my nose; I think if someone with oily skin were to use this stuff it wouldn’t be a good fit at all. Currently my routine is to lightly set my makeup with my Hourglass powder, then use the mist, then powder my nose with Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder.

  • Amanda

    Thanks Muse! You always have the “hot” new product reviews up first!!! I am TOTALLY in agreement with you about how well setting sprays actually work. The only thing I use them for is to de-powder my face. They never keep me from getting oily (even deslick!). I’ll definitely pass on this puppy!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw my pleasure Amanda very flattered on that comment 😀 Yeah, setting sprays are a weird product, de-powdering smart but actually using to keep makeup long wearing, naaa!

  • Terry

    Great review Muse!can always count on you for an honest opinion. I have tried Urban decay deslick and elf but I prefer the model in the bottle. It definitely kept my makeup on longer and its smudge proof. Elf’s setting spray is useless. In the mean time using deslick because its easier access.
    Try model in a bottle if u havent.
    Thanks dear!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks terry! Everyone tells me model in a bottle is pretty awesome stuff, def will add it to my “try” list thanks 🙂

      • Terry

        Deft. Girl! Mamichula8153 did a review on her youtube channel about the setting spray and eyebrow primer and it was smudgeproof. The only thing that sucks is the way it spray, the mist isnt fine. But deft worth it if my makeup stay in tact. Love your blog muse!

        • Isabella Muse

          thanks terry! sounds promising 😀 gotta give it a whirl. Aw thanks dear <3!

  • cat

    Face sprays freak me out. My sensitive skin is bad enough with all other forms of skincare.

  • Birdie

    I use my toner as a setting spray for powder foundation and it works really really well! Personally, I don’t like putting all the irritating products on my sensitive face, so I use Paula’s Choice resist toner and put it in a dark blue glass bottle (to keep the antioxidents potent) and love it. Really really good for the skin and it works just as well at making it looked refined. Just wanted to share in case anyone else wanted an alternant spray. Thanks for the review ( I still may look into it).

  • ecfromdc

    I’ve found ‘Model in a Bottle’ for 14 on ebay and Skindinavia’s Oil Control formula for like 25-26 on ebay so yeah I dunno either about spending 16-18 on a L’Oreal spray but out of sheer curiosity I might give it a go at least once.

    • ecfromdc

      I wish I could edit but anywho … as soon as I ended my previous comment I spotted the L’Oreal setting spray for a few cents shy of 12 on ebay (next cheapest was 5 cents shy of 16).

  • Danielle

    The setting spray was about 11.99 at target.. quite a deal compared to the other stores if you ask me.

  • say

    I got married in November and my makeup was perfect even at the end of the night and I asked the artist what she used and she said mostly L’Oreal products. She said a setting spray at the end of the application. I went to Rite Aid and purchased it for $16.99 plus coupon and they had buy one get on 50% off. I have to say I love this!!! It holds my makeup in place and I don’t feel oily or greasy at the end of my nine hour work day. The other day I was in a hurry and forgot to use it and in 2 hours I felt oily and my eyes were a mess. This makes my face feel light and makeup is barely there. I use a cream to powder foundation and mineral powder. The T and X method I did read before applying and it is not a fine mist but it dries quickly and my faces feel refreshing. I never tried any other product so I can not compare but I will just say I was surprised at how much I now rely on this and try not to forget to put into my makeup routine when not in a hurry. lol