LA GIRL PRO Matte High Definition Foundation Review

Monday, September 10, 2018

LA GIRL PRO Matte High Definition Foundation Review



Hi Divas 

On one of my recent shopping trips, I was so excited to see the new L.A. Girl foundation stocked at my local Dischem store. I have watched many reviews on YouTube about this foundation and I really wanted to try it. I had no idea that it was available in South Africa and to date have not heard anybody talking about it. The reason for my excitement is that this foundation promises a matte finish with medium to full coverage and an affordable price tag to boot. I have combination skin and since Summer is on its way in the Southern Hemisphere, I need a bullet proof foundation that won't budge in the South African heat. This is my first L.A Girl product that I have ever tried as I skipped on their HD Pro Coverage Long Wear foundation. The shades that would have suited me looked a little too orange for my liking and the fact that the base transferred like crazy truly put me off. This new matte formula however has good undertones for my shade range and is transfer proof. Whoop!


The L.A Girl PRO Matte High Definition Long Wear Foundation comes in 14 shades. I chose the shade Light Tan, as this one is described as a medium shade with yellow undertones. For reference, I wear warm beige in Too Faced Born This Way and 290 in Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr' Foundation. The L.A. Girl light tan has strong yellow undertones and comes off quite warm on the skin. This would be a perfect Summer shade for me as I tend to tan easily in the warmer months. The foundation is packaged in a 30 ml glass bottle. It comes with a sturdy black pump and a matte black cap. The actual bottle is quite slender in design and seems very travel friendly as it is not bulky and can be stored easily. This sleek design is very pretty and looks sophisticated. I absolutely love the pump on the bottle as it feels really high end and not cheap or flimsy like most lower end/drug store foundations.  The matte black cap can get easily stained or dirty by foundation residue from finger tips, therefore do keep that in mind when using the bottle.


The product is described as a long wear matte foundation with a smooth suede finish and does not contain SPF. It promises to give medium to full coverage using a sponge or brush. For application I have to use three full pumps to completely cover my whole face as the pumps are quite small in size. The consistency of the foundation is a liquid but it is not too runny. It has a creamy texture and blends easily. I have used a sponge, hands and brush to apply the foundation. Using a sponge or your hands gives the most coverage and smooth finish. A brush seems to give a medium coverage as it slightly thins the product out. The sponge presses the foundation into the skin giving that full coverage effect. It definitely gives medium to full coverage but it is not completely full coverage. It covers my under eye bags well and smooths out any pigmentation problems on my skin. For blemishes or acne marks, you would need a concealer to completely cover those. The foundation dries down fairly quickly therefore you would either have to work in sections on the face or blend it out really quickly. You could probably get away with not setting your face with powder if you have very dry skin but I always set my face come rain or shine with a translucent powder. This gives a smooth finish and locks in all my liquid products.


As you can see in the photo above, the foundation looks flawless on my skin. It feels and sits really comfortable on my face. It does not transfer, slide down or tug at my skin. Sometimes, I even forget that I am wearing foundation as it feels truly light weight and breathable. Even though this gives a super matte finish my skin does not feel tight or dry. The suede feel is true to its claims and the foundation is long wearing too. I have worn this while exercising and it does not break down or fade away. The shade melts wonderfully into my actual skin tone, and you could probably not tell the difference between the two. I have not noticed the base oxidizing on me and that is a bonus to. At the end of the day I do notice some fading around my nose, but that is to be expected as that is where I get the oiliest and I sometimes have to blow my nose due to sinus issues that I have been having. I truly like this foundation and would totally purchase another bottle when I finish this one. It looks so natural on my skin, gives a soft matte finish, has great longevity, awesome packaging for travel and affordable too. 

*Have you tried this foundation? Let me know your thoughts below. I honestly have nothing bad to say about it. Oh, no wait the shade range can definitely be improved! Thank you for reading. *


Lots of Love!
Divalicious Kisses
Xxxx




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    1. Yes, I love it. It's so natural and flawless at the same time.

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  2. Oh Oh Oh I have been waiting for this! I saw international Youtubers try it and waited for it to launch in SA. I tried the HD Pro Coverage Long Wear foundation but it was not for my summer skin. I was an oily mess 3 hours later. I am definitely picking this up.

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    1. I think you would really like this one. Yes, I watched a ton of reviews on YouTube and couldn't wait for it to be in SA. I'm so happy I purchased it. 😊💖💕💖

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  3. Man I really need to try this one too. But I just ordered the Wet n Wild foundation (and have 8 open ones I'm currently using ) but hey ... all for the love of beauty hey ?

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    1. My philosophy exactly! You can never have too many foundations. 😁💜💗💕💜

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  4. So pretty Desle. I love your makeup look. I want to get this foundation now. 💕💗💕

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    1. Thank you lovely Bianca. Let me know what you think of the foundation if you pick it up. 💕💕💕💕

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  5. I've never tried anything from this brand. Shame there is no SPF. I think that it vital in make up.

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  6. It's great to wear in the evenings and to events at night, as SPF causes flashback. My my daily moisturizer is filled with SPF, so it's not a problem for me. 💗

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