Pro-Matte 16HR Powder by L'Oreal Paris

Infallible Pro-Matte 16HR Pressed Powder

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CLAIM TO FAME: A long-wearing pressed powder with expert oil control properties

FAST FACTS: Creates a flawless, poreless finish that lasts up to 16 hours; keeps the face matte and shine-free; blends evenly into the skin; light coverage with heavy-duty oil control; can be used alone or as a setting powder over foundation

PERFECT FOR: Long-lasting shine control

March 15, 2015
“ I have been using the foundation and loved it so i finally decided to try the powder. i have been using a super expensive powder for years and this one is 100 times better and even better its cheaper. It stays on ALL day and doesn’t look like it is caked on. Definitely my new favorite powder”
–Hayley (from ulta.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) compact of Infallible Pro-Matte Pressed Powder
NET WEIGHT: 0.31 fl oz
INGREDIENTS: Talc, Perlite, Triisostearin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate +/- (CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide)

Can be used alone or over your favorite foundation.

L’Oréal Paris is a total beauty care company that offers the ultimate luxury products in cosmetics, skincare, hair care, and hair color. The brand’s commitment to technology, research, and innovation has produced timeless favorites like Revitalift, Youth Code, L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics, Colour Riche, True Match, and many more. The company’s celebrates the diversity of beauty with a broad range of muses—think: Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, Julianne Moore, and Lea Michele! Truly a global beauty brand.

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Top Reviewer

Perfect for Manila weather!

If you have good skin, you can use this over toned, moisturized skin, after applying under-eye concealer and concealer on minor blemishes, and it will give you a fresh, matte look for hours. I'm NC30 in Mac and the shade 200 Natural Beige is a perfect match. I was taught in make-up school (Maquillage Professionel, the make-up school established by the ladies who brought Makeup Forever to the Philippines) to pat the powder on with a puff, and to use a slightly fluffy (not too dense brush) to sweep away the excess (you do the patting of the powder AFTER liquid foundation to set it). If you're in for a casual day and don't want or need heavy coverage, a good moisturizer and sunscreen will do, but you still need to set that with powder. THIS IS AN AWESOME SETTING POWDER, so yes, you need this in your life!

over 1 year ago
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Awesome when done right

The first time I used, I used it as a setting powder to my bb cream, just a light dusting because that's what I usually do. I oiled up after about three hours, and I wasn't even in a very warm or humid environment. I tried again, this time laying it on a little bit thicker and pressing it on my face and that seems to do the job. It's not really a 16-hr no touch up make up but it works for a full day in the office

almost 2 years ago
Top Reviewer


I bought this at the same time as the liquid foundation (140) and I didn't really expect to like both products. I got the shade 200 which was darker than my skin tone but I loved it so the next day I bought shade 300. I've tried a lot of brands but nothing impressed me. The product that I hated the most was the Cover Girl Pressed powder, the one with the blue packaging. I have to reapply that thing every 30 minutes or so.. worst!

ANyways, this product is good. I use the shade 200 at home then top it off with Lóreal True Match shade N7 so I wouldn't look like I stayed on the sun for hours and what I love with the True Match is that it's got SPF36 PA+++! I actually didn't like it that match coz it doesn't cover anything, and I didn't get the one for the oily skin type but when I noticed that there's an spf, I use it at home so I don't have to apply sunscreen.

Back to the Infallible pro-matte, I noticed that after an hour or two, I was at home, cleaning, doing some office work on a hot summer day, my face didn't look oily though there's a BIT shine, yes, a bit shine and that's awesome compared to super oily tzone within 30 minutes of actually not doing anything!

over 1 year ago

Perfect for oily skin!

I've been using this for a month now. It's really effective especially for me with oily T-zone. It does not have a cakey feeling when used as setting for bb cream or liquid foundation. It is also lightweight and is able to hide blemishes. However, it is not long-lasting when it's too hot but when you use it with primer, it can also last up to whole day. It's cheaper but of almost same quality with MAC products. I'm using 002 Natural beige, perfect for morena ladies out there!

over 1 year ago

Great Product

Switched to this from using lorac and urban decay pressed powders about 2 years ago. Mostly because I needed to save money and wanted to find something easily accessible. (closes Ulta and Sephora were like 20-30 min drive at the time) This powder does have great staying power and has not broken out my sensitive skin - eczema and acne prone. I use the liquid foundation and then use this on top, spray with setting spray and then it really does last me all day! Glad I found this and always recommend! It's probably the best drugstore powder I've tried so far thay really has good coverage and I don't have to worry about touching up or blotting!

over 1 year ago
Certified Buyer

Better than mac

This product has to fall under my holy grail drugstore products. I've been using it for 2 weeks and it hasn't broken me out. I have very oily skin so I was surprised that I didn't have to reapply until the 12th hour. The coverage is from medium to full. I've been using the mac fixed powder but it usually broke me out and would oxidize. I admittedly got a dark shade of the infallible (500 sun beige) but it still looks natural. Should probably grab the it again in shade 400

almost 2 years ago