When I heard about the new L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I have sensitive, combination skin and the L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation seemed like the answer to my prayers. So, I picked up my shade at my local Ulta and gave it a good test. Let’s do a little foundation analysis. I’ve rated each important aspect of this foundation on a scale of 1 to 5 — 1 being “Are you joking me? This is awful.” and 5 being “YAS honey!” Hopefully, these ratings will help you determine if the L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation is worth a trip to your Ulta to give a shot.
I started off with some Rimmel Stay Matte Primer to help keep the foundation in place all day. I applied the L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation in the shade “Beige” using a flat-top kabuki brush. For all my dry-skin girls out there, you may want to apply this foundation with a damp beauty sponge to infuse a little bit of moisture into the foundation and tone down the matte finish. For me, the application was very smooth and easy using the kabuki brush.
Application Rating = 5
Coverage & Finish
The first thing I noticed during application was the coverage. This foundation is HIGH coverage. It covers my blemishes, redness, and hyperpigmentation with ease. Even though it’s very high coverage, it didn’t look cakey on my skin. However, it is very matte. This foundation claims to have a “soft and suede-like finish.” In my opinion, the “suede-like” claims hold true. With the L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation on, my skin looks even, smooth, and shine-free. I even noticed how my pores were less noticeable, too. But for an everyday foundation, this is a little too high coverage for me. I want to have a more natural finish with my skin’s imperfections peeking through. However, my skin looked really good with this foundation on. This foundation is ideal for those of you looking for full coverage with a true matte finish.
Coverage = 4
Finish = 4
Something I look for in a good foundation is if it is long-lasting and can handle whatever the day holds. For the most part, the L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation stayed put and remained matte throughout the day and evening. The only area where I had any issue was around my nose, as the foundation began to break up and move around after about 5 hours. The foundation didn’t break up anywhere else on my face. After around 7 hours, a little of shine started to peek through. This always happens to me with any foundation, so I keep a mattifying powder on-hand. Just a little bit of powder helped the shine disappear and the foundation didn’t look cakey with the extra powder. Check out what mattifying powder I keep in my bag!
Durability = 4
This foundation comes in 14 different shades. Although not the best selection, it is better than most affordable foundation ranges. The variety of the shades is fairly good as well. Overall, I think the shades and undertones offered within this range can work for a good range of different skin tones.
Shade Range = 4
Price & Accessibility
At Ulta, I paid $8.99 for this foundation. That price point is comfortably in line with other drugstore brands. If this foundation is not sold at your local Ulta, you can purchase this foundation on the L.A. Girl website for $10. Select CVS stores also sell L.A. Girl products. My local CVS stores did not have this foundation, but they had other L.A. Girl products. The accessibility of this product varies on where you live, as well. It’s definitely not as accessible as L’Oreal or Maybelline, but it’s not impossible to get your hands on this product.
Price = 5
Accessibility = 3
TOTAL = 29/35
The L.A. Girl Pro Matte Foundation definitely impressed me and I definitely think it’s worth giving a try. Let me know what you think of this foundation and what you look for in your perfect foundation!