L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette: Review

My love for contouring is growing each day and so is my stash of contouring products. The latest addition to this growing family is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette and it came as a part of this huge makeup haul my sister did for me from the US.

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Price: $12.99 for 7 gms

The L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Contour Palette comes in a simple black rectangular plastic packaging with a transparent top flip open lid. Inside, you have a small mirror, a countering powder, a highlighter and a brush with a very unique shape. The brush might look unique but it is pretty much useless when it comes to application of product. The rest of the packaging on other hand is pretty decent and the mirror does come handy for quick touch-ups.

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This product comes in 3 shades – Light, Medium and Deep. My sister got me the shade “Medium.” Which works pretty well against my skin tone. Both the contouring powder and the highlighter are a little cool toned which I feel works really well for the Indian skin tones. The highlighter is champagne based white with very subtle shimmer particles that give you that natural glow and not turn you into a disco ball.

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Coming to the texture of the palette, well while the highlighter is pretty smooth and doesn’t feel chunky even though it has shimmer particles but I am definitely not happy with the contouring powder. The contouring powder is pretty chalky and once you use the palette for a while, you see this weird mesh like thing appearing in the pan.

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In the pigmentation department, the highlighter fares well and gives you a nice glow in a single swipe but the contouring powder disappoints again and you need a couple of layers for it to pop up. Both powders blend well but as the contouring powder is a little low in pigmentation so if you blend it a little too much, it just disappears. Staying power is on the lower side for both and I see the contour vanishing after 2-3 hours. The highlighter stays a little longer and leaves behind these tiny shimmer particles so a bit of the illusion of that glow for which we use highlighters is maintained.

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Overall, I have to say I am not happy with the product at all. The contouring powder disappoints in almost all areas and even though I like the highlighter, I don’t think I would like spending $13 for it. Final Verdict: Skip this one, definitely not worth the price tag.

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