Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish: Sublime Perfection Foundation Dupe - L'Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear 24 HR Foundation

Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish Foundation is so hot right now, we almost fell out of our chairs when our beauty FBI discovered this dupe! Our Makeup Maven, Kayla tried each of these foundations separately for 5 days, and then side-by-side on each half of the face for several days. She PREFERS L’Oreal because it is more buildable and doesn’t settle into lines. Don’t walk, run to grab this L’Oreal dupe!

Pat McGrath Comes in 36 shades and L’Oreal comes in 30

Pat McGrath Comes in 36 shades and L’Oreal comes in 30

Kayla found L’Oreal to be more buildable.

Kayla found L’Oreal to be more buildable.

*Neither brands is cruelty-free according to Cruelty-Free Kitty. Makeup Maven, Kayla, says: Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection in ‘Light 7’ is $68 for 1.18 oz while L’Oreal Infalliable Fresh Wear in ‘420’ is $14.99 for 1 oz. PM has 36 shades while L’Oreal has 30 to choose from. Both products come in a glass pump style component. Pat McGrath does feel much more luxurious with its heavy frosted glass component. Even the box that it comes in looks luxurious.

Both foundations are marketed as being lightweight and having a natural finish which I agree with. L’Oreal does have SPF 25. Both foundations are quite thin in consistency - Pat McGrath didn’t have much of a smell and L’Oreal does have quite a bit of fragrance. I didn’t mind it. L’Oreal is marketed as a medium to full coverage foundation with a buildable formula while Pat McGrath is marketed as a sheer to medium coverage foundation. I totally agree with this. I have combo skin - oily t-zone. Both foundations went over my skin easily & blended out really nicely.

I wore each of these foundations 5 days in a row by themselves and then wore one on one side of the face & one on the other. They are extremely hard to tell apart with their natural finishes. L’Oreal does give you more coverage. No matter how much I tried to build up Pat McGrath it was extremely light coverage and I was cringing at how much product I was using trying to get medium coverage. I could not get anything more than light coverage. Neither foundation looked cakey instead I think both foundations made my skin look very beautiful. After a 12 hour workday, I came home to always noticing Pat McGrath settling into my smile lines more than L’Oreal did. But both foundations still looked just as good when I first applied them. Natural oils did creep through on my nose for both brands but for me that is typical.

Despite Light 7 & 420 not being a complete shade match when I wore each product on one side of my face, I couldn’t really see much of a difference. No one knew or could tell throughout the day that I was wearing two different foundations let alone 2 different shades. I use L’Oreal on a daily basis & really do enjoy the formula. I didn’t mind Pat McGrath’s formula either because it did remind me so much of Infalliable and, as I said, I use that daily.

For $68 I expected much more with Pat McGrath. I really see no need in spending that much on a foundation when you can get the exact same look for much less money. Buy our pick

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