I have a Beauty Quickie for you today. Let’s talk about the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. For those who haven’t seen my Beauty Quickies before, they are shorter product reviews that I usually do. It’s kind of a down and dirty look at the product. The setting sprays that I enjoy the most are the Urban Decay All Nighter and NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray. They both perform very well. I was really curious to see how L’Oreal’s version stands up, especially with a $16 price tag, a bit much for the drugstore.
Here is the blurb from L’Oreal: “Keep your makeup looking fresh hours after application: no melting, fading or touch-ups necessary. This lightweight, oil free setting spray locks in your total makeup look, Face, Eyes, and Lips, preventing color from smudging or settling into fine lines for all-day staying power.” I have dry skin, so I usually don’t have too many issues with fading throughout the day. My main reason for using a setting spray is to get rid of that powdery look when I am finished with my makeup. But I did put Infallible Pro-Spray & Set to the test on long days in warm weather. I tried it over several foundations, and to be honest, I didn’t see much of a difference in how my makeup wore. I tried to give Infallible Pro-Spray & Set the benefit of the doubt, but it just didn’t seem to do anything.
In addition to the lackluster performance, I have two major complaints with Infallible Pro-Spray & Set. The first is that the spray comes out a little too hard for my taste. I use the recommended T and X motion to evenly distribute the mist, but it sprays too much. My face ends up feeling too wet and a little sticky. The other major complaint that I have for the Infallible Pro-Spray & Set is its horrible smell. My husband says that it smells like glue. I think it smells like cheap generic lotion from the 80’s. It’s sort of a powdery, chemical, perfumy smell. It is so gross, and not something I want on my face (or anywhere else). L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray has gotten some great reviews online, but for me it is a total dud. Save your $16, and put it towards the $30 Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, or even better, spend $7.99 on the NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray and get some Starbucks with the rest.