L’Oreal produces affordable cosmetics under the L’Oreal Paris brand, which is a mainstay in drugstores across the country. With so many products to choose from, which ones stand out?
Today I’d like to discuss some of the best makeup L’Oreal makeup products, including foundation, concealer, blush, mascara, lip gloss, and more!!
Whether you are looking for a multi-benefit makeup product that contains active ingredients found in skin care products, or a makeup product to increase radiance and glow, there is a L’Oreal makeup product for you.
Let’s start with a category that L’Oreal excels in: foundation.
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1. L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation
L’Oreal True Match Super-Blendable Foundation (shown in the shade C2.5) is a vegan liquid foundation that offers buildable medium coverage in a lightweight liquid.
The updated formula contains L’Oreal’s Skin Matching Technology. The foundation shades are made with up to 6 pigments for a precise skin tone match.
The foundation comes in a huge range of 47 skin-like shades so that you can find your perfect match.
The packaging has been updated to a bottle with a pump, which is SO much more convenient and sanitary than the old bottle that had a screw cap!
True Match foundation is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
2. L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
I’ve discussed L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup (shown above in N1-2 Soft Ivory/Classic Ivory) repeatedly as an affordable alternative for the luxurious Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation.
Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup is formulated with vitamins C and E to improve clarity, luminosity, and skin tone. It contains 40% pure water for hydration that lasts all day and L’Oreal’s Liquid Light Technology for an instant glow to the skin.
The coverage is lightweight but buildable to medium coverage. It lasts for up to 8 hours of wear and comes with a Broad Spectrum sunscreen protection of SPF 20 from octinoxate.
The foundation is available in 15 warm, neutral, and cool shades. The finish is so pretty and natural-looking.
3. L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up to 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up to 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation is a lightweight, waterproof, transfer-resistant, and sweat-resistant foundation. Whew, that’s a mouthful!
This long-wear foundation is buildable, providing medium to full coverage.
It is formulated with oil absorbers that fend off sweat, water, and foundation transfer. The pigmented color blends evenly and comes in 30 shades to match every skin tone.
It provides SPF 25 Broad Spectrum sunscreen protection from 6.7% octinoxate and 3.6% titanium dioxide.
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible Up to 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation is a newer find that I am loving. I purchased it in the cool shade Natural Rose 440 (this shade is a little deeper than I usually wear since it is summer and I am slightly tan). It blends easily with a brush, beauty blender, or your fingers.
It wears really well and doesn’t require many touch-ups throughout the day, thanks to the medium to full coverage.
Acne-prone and oily skin types will appreciate that it is non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores and cause breakouts.
The most significant difference I notice between this foundation and True Match Lumi is the coverage. This definitely has more coverage and is a slightly thicker formula, while Lumi provides a bit more glow.
I am sensitive to chemical sunscreens, but I can wear this foundation that is formulated with chemical filters.
I also apply a mineral sunscreen prior to using this foundation (and all foundations with sunscreen) for complete sun protection.
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4. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer
L’Oreal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer is a full coverage concealer that comes in a whopping 25 shades for every skin tone. The concealer provides a matte finish that covers blemishes, flaws, dark spots, and other imperfections.
It can also be used to contour and highlight areas of the face. They recommend going 1-2 shades lighter to highlight and 1-2 shades darker to contour.
The concealer comes with an extra-large applicator which makes it easy to apply. Use under the eyes to target dark circles and to hide discoloration and acne scars.
The formula is waterproof and won’t transfer. Blend with your fingers, a makeup brush, sponge, or beauty blender.
I like the matte finish of this concealer, and I find that it’s best to apply sparingly since it may crease or look overdone if too much is applied.
A plus is the extensive shade range, so this concealer should work with most skin tones.
5. L’Oreal True Match LUMI Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer
L’Oreal True Match LUMI Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer (shown above in Light) is one of those products that you might not think you need until you try it!
This lotion is all about the glow. It is formulated with glycerin and shea butter to hydrate and luminize the skin for a natural, healthy-looking glow.
Glotion comes in 4 shades: Fair, Light, Medium, and Deep.
I love how this lotion can be used in many different ways. The lighter shades are great for highlighting and the darker shades are great for bronzing or contouring. It could be even be considered an alternative for best-selling Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter.
You can use it alone for a sheer pearlized glow or apply it to specific areas of your face, such as along the cheekbones or the bridge of the nose. You can also apply it under foundation or mixed with foundation.
I like to mix it with moisturizer on no-makeup or minimal makeup days for the perfect hint of glow.
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6. L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Pressed Powder
L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Pressed Powder (shown above in Shell Beige) is formulated to match your skin tone and texture with 34 shades in the range.
Its micro-fine powder can be used in many ways: to blot oil and shine build-up (such as in your t-zone), to blend into your skin across your face for a more natural look, or to build layers for higher coverage.
There are pearl pigments in the formula to improve your skin tone for a flawless finish.
This powder applies evenly, provides great coverage, and sets your foundation.
Very few powder ranges have 34 shades, so you should be able to find a shade that matches your skin tone. It works well over makeup, and sometimes I apply it alone for the slightest bit of coverage and to even out my skin tone.
7. L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil (shown above in Mauved) is formulated for mature skin. It won’t cake or dry and gives skin a healthy, natural-looking glow.
It’s a creamy satin powder blush that is formulated with camellia oil.
Camelia oil is an active ingredient that contains high amounts of oleic acid plus vitamins A, B, D, and E. It also contains beneficial omega fatty acids Omega 3, 6, and 9 to support the skin barrier, and nourish and moisturize the skin.
This blush does not feel powdery at all, thanks to its richly moisturizing formula. While there are only 6 colors in the shade range, I purchased Mauved, and I am loving this shade. It’s very similar to a discontinued blush from Revlon that I loved years ago.
I love that you get the convenience of a powder blush but the hydration of a cream blush.
I think this blush would be ideal not only for mature skin but also for dry skin, due to its hydrating qualities.
8. L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil
L’Oreal Paris Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil (shown above in the shade Dark Blonde) creates natural-looking brows with its 0.5mm tip. The pencil draws on thin brow hairs to fill in sparse areas of your brows.
It comes in 7 shades so that you can find the right shade for your brows. It’s also waterproof and can be used by those with sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
I love how easy it is to use this brow pencil. The thin pencil easily glides across your brows and deposits color without having to tug at your brows.
It comes with a spoolie brush, which is perfect to smooth out any mistakes or tone down the color to complete your look.
9. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara
L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara (shown above in Black Brown) has been featured multiple times on this website for its ability to create long lashes with lots of volume.
The applicator wand has a wavy brush that has 200+ bristles to create the full fan effect on your lashes. A single coat creates a more natural look, but you can apply multiple coats for a more dramatic lash look.
I think one of the best qualities of this mascara is that it leaves your lashes soft and doesn’t crack and flake around your eyes.
It really does create long lashes and performs better than mascaras that are more than twice the price.
For more L’Oreal mascaras by mascara type, see my post on the best L’Oreal mascaras.
10. L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible 8 HR Pro Lip Gloss
L’Oreal Paris Makeup Infallible 8 HR Pro Lip Gloss (shown above in Blush) is a hydrating non-sticky lip gloss. It is formulated to last up to 8 hours.
The collection comes in 20 sheer, luminous shades that range from nudes to reds to berries. The lip gloss comes with a patented flexible Petit Couer applicator to contour the lips and provide precise application.
Although this doesn’t last 8 hours for me (most lip glosses don’t), I really enjoy the sheer shimmery shade Blush.
It’s very natural-looking, not at all sticky, and leaves my lips shiny and moisturized. It also adds a pop of shine on top of lipstick.
If you prefer a more pigmented matte shade in lip color, L’Oreal Infallible also offers a Pro-Matte Gloss. This gloss is a highly pigmented whipped matte lip color that comes in 10 shades.
11. L’Oreal Age Perfect 4-In-1 Tinted Balm
If you are looking for a multi-tasking product that provides the benefits of an anti-aging skincare product in addition to foundation coverage, then L’Oreal Age Perfect 4-In-1 Tinted Balm (shown above in the shade Fair 20) could be a great option for you.
This lightweight tinted balm is a 4-in-1 product: it is a firming serum that works to smooth the skin, even skin tone, and hide imperfections with its added skin care benefits.
Active ingredients in this tinted balm include sodium hyaluronate, the salt form of hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin. Pineapple fruit extract moisturizes the skin.
Palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 are the peptide duo better known as Matrixyl 3000. This famous peptide complex has been shown to reduce wrinkle depth, volume, density, and skin roughness.
The creamy formula literally melts into your skin and provides sheer dewy coverage. It’s buildable too, so if you want more coverage, you can apply additional layers without looking cakey, greasy, or oily.
The balm-to-cream provides a luminous velvet finish that feels like you are not wearing any makeup at all. It comes in 8 shades. Each shade is blendable, so it matches a variety of skin tones.
The dewy finish would be ideal for those with a dry skin type. It’s also great for aging skin, as it doesn’t settle into fine lines and wrinkles.
I have found that this product is perfect for days when I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup, but still want to even out my skin tone, smooth skin texture, and hide imperfections.
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12. L’Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum
Another lightweight L’Oreal foundation, L’Oreal True Match Nude Hyaluronic Tinted Serum (shown above in the shade 1-2.5 Rosy Light) contains 1% hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump the skin while brightening and evening out your complexion.
The tinted serum contains luminous mineral pigments for sheer coverage. Its thin liquid formula feels like a hydrating serum when applied to your face.
A high 1% concentration of hyaluronic acid helps to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing long-lasting hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding active ingredient that draws water from the air into the skin to keep it hydrated, and quenches dehydrated and dry skin.
The luminous mineral pigments in the foundation look really natural on the skin and instantly brighten your complexion for a radiant finish.
The foundation comes in 14 nude shades and is ideal for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
It is applied with a dropper, which is ideal packaging for this liquid formula, as it controls how much product is dispensed.
13. L’Oreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder
L’Oreal Infallible 24H Fresh Wear Foundation in a Powder (shown in the shade True Beige) is a powder foundation that performs like a liquid foundation.
The lightweight long-wearing formula provides full coverage and a natural-looking matte finish.
The transfer-resistant formula has a blurring effect that minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for a smooth finish without looking cakey.
This powder foundation is great for oily skin types because it absorbs oil throughout the day and keeps your makeup looking fresh.
The sweatproof and heatproof powder comes in 20 shades that match a wide range of skin tones.
14. L’Oreal Voluminous Original Washable Mascara
If you want thicker lashes, L’Oreal Voluminous Original Washable Mascara can give you up to 5x fuller and thicker lashes.
The lengthening mascara is a longtime best-seller for its ability to resist clumping and flaking.
The formula contains panthenol and ceramide-R, which nourishes and strengthens your lashes while giving you volume.
I love that my lashes feel soft even after multiple coats.
The brush coats your lashes evenly, leaving them long and feathery.
This mascara comes in 8 shades ranging including some colors. Three shades also come in a Waterproof version.
15. L’Oreal Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick
If you love a nude lipstick, Les Nus by Colour Riche Intense Nude Lipstick (shown in the shade Nu Confident) is the L’Oreal lipstick for you.
This collection of 12 deeply pigmented nude shades is non-drying and leaves your lips feeling super soft.
The bullet has an interesting shape: the silhouette bullet allows you to line your lips and then fill in your entire lip.
The formula is very creamy, smudge-proof, and won’t feather.
16. L’Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick
L’Oreal Paris Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick (shown in the shade Rose Mirage) is a hybrid lipstick that gives you the rich, intense color of a lipstick plus the cushiony feel and nourishment of a lip balm.
This moisturizing formula is infused with pomegranate extract, which helps to reduce damage caused by UVB rays and the look of premature aging from sun exposure.
The balm-in-lipstick is infused with oils that glide on and melt into your lips for comfortable wear. Squalane helps keep lips hydrated.
The creamy texture melts onto your lips quickly, giving you a vivid color payoff.
Made with 92% natural original ingredients, this lip product is great for those who want the color and wear of lipstick but don’t like the dry feeling of typical lipstick.
This balm/lipstick comes in 10 buildable shades.
Did you know that L’Oreal is one of the world’s largest cosmetics companies? L’Oreal is a French company that was founded by chemist Eugène Schueller way back in 1909.
Schueller formulated and sold hair dye to Parisian hairdressers called Oréale, the word that would eventually lead to the company’s namesake.
L’Oreal quickly grew, and the company’s focus became research and innovation in the field of beauty. Hair care was where L’Oreal began, but it is not where it ends for L’Oreal.
L’Oreal’s products range from personal care, such as body care and skin care products, to fragrance, nail polish, and of course, makeup!
For more on L’Oreal’s history and growth, visit their history page for additional details on how they are inventing the future of beauty.
L’Oreal is well known for its aggressive acquisition history. The company currently owns over 500 brands, and its products are sold in many different outlets, from drugstores to online.
Some notable acquisitions include The Body Shop, a personal care and cosmetics company, popular drugstore makeup brands Maybelline and NYX Cosmetics, drugstore skincare brand CeraVe, the hair care brand Carol’s Daughter, and IT Cosmetics.
The Best L’Oreal Makeup Products
What really stands out to me about L’Oreal drugstore makeup is that they offer large shade ranges, especially in their base products such as foundations and concealers.
Finding the right shade for my skin in base products is always challenging. Yet L’Oreal has so many options that I always find a product shade that works with my skin.
I’ve been loving many products from L’Oreal lately, especially some newer finds such as L’Oreal Age Perfect 4-In-1 Tinted Balm and L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil.
How about you? What are your favorites from the brand? Let me know in the comments!
Thanks for reading!