Finishing up my huge roundup of the new releases in drugstore makeup (check out part 1 and part 2)! And today I'm sharing my L'Oreal haul. I purchased these items in December and after many uses, I'm ready to share them with you. Let me know what you're interested in from this haul!
L'Oreal released a trio of makeup blending sponges. After checking them out, I decided the one that was for me was the L'Oreal Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender. I found the yellow one to be too huge and awkward to work with. The pink one wasn't soft enough for me.
But back to the concealing sponge. What makes it different from other sponges is the cut bottom, making it easy to stand upright. It does a nice job of blending, if you are looking for a smaller sponge but not as small as mini-beauty blenders (see reviews here).
And speaking of Beauty Blenders, here's a size comparison amongst the L'Oreal concealer sponge, BB, and the Real Techniques sponges.
I also found lots of new skincare, but since I have dry skin, I only picked up a couple of things for me. There's the Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for dry skin (there's a normal skin one too). While the moisturizer is light, comes in a pump, and I like the formula, I feel like I paid $18 for heavy packaging. Don't get me wrong, it's nice and heavy, but I don't think I would buy this again.
The Extra Dry Skin says it's lightweight, but it's very thick and it works well. I use a scoop instead of fingers to use this. Both are scented, which may aggravate sensitive skin, but I enjoyed the scent.
Next up I found these new L'Oreal Micellar Waters. I'm pretty sure I've reviewed every micellar water known to man at this point, but I can't help it, I love them, and they're nice to keep in my professional makeup kit.
At first glance, the tops remind me of the ones released last year from Garnier (see reviews here). There is a cleanser for normal to oily, normal to dry (pink), and all skin types (waterproof).
Here's a quick waterproof liquid liner test of each, as listed in the first pic, using a Qtip. The first two took about 20 swipes to completely remove the makeup. The bottom one took about 5.
I decided to compare the L'Oreal micellar waters to the Garnier ones. They are the same size but the Garnier is around $8 and the L'Oreal is around $10.
The first line has the pink Garnier vs. the pink L'Oreal.
The second line is the aqua Garnier vs. the aqua L'oreal. I felt they were pretty equal results-wise, but the Garnier won for cleaning away the makeup the fastest.
The third line was the Garnier aqua vs. L'oreal waterproof using only my finger. The Garnier won this round.
The L'oreal Infallible Total Cover foundation was next. This oxidized on my skin quickly, which isn't unusual for full-coverage foundation. My dry skin didn't like this, plus it turned it orange, and the color on the tube is not indicative of the shade inside. I didn't like this on me, so sadly, no orange pics! ;)
I forgot to mention these hair care products I got from Influnester. I really love the Ever Pure Sulfate-Free 10-in-one elixir. It worked great on my blow out, and gave me some volume.
Other releases from L'Oreal I skipped:
- cream contour/highlight (and I believe there was a color correcting one) palette
- Dual-ended shadow sticks
- Blush quads--they almost ended up in my cart!
Which products from this haul did you find interesting?
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