When Fenty Beauty released it’s new line of makeup, I took my as straight to Sephora to pick up what I could. I walked up to the counter and got to swatch all the products. Since I am a college student, I picked what I thought would be the most worth my money to purchase: the foundation, a match stick trio (consisting of cream highlight, contour, and “glowy” highlight), and a pressed highlighter.
When I got home from my trip to the mall, I immediately tried the products out. It’s been a few weeks since I started trying the Fenty Beauty brand, and I have final thoughts! Today, I am going to be reviewing the Pro Filt’r Foundation.
Note: Fenty Beauty is a Sephora exclusive brand! If you plan on purchasing, you will have to go in-store, to JC Penny counters, or order online 🙂
The packaging on this baby is absolutely beautiful and right up my alley. The frosted glass makes the bottle look so sleek. I don’t even want to put it away in my foundation drawer because I love looking at it. The cap of the bottle is also a unique shape – it’s not completely round. The only downside to this is that it snaps on in only one way. It might just be me, but I find this to be annoying at times haha.
Now onto the logistical details of the product. The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Foundation claims to be a soft matte, long-wear foundation. The foundation is 1.08 fluid ounces (32 mL), which is the standard size for a foundation. The product also has an expiration date of 12 months (one calendar year), which is a good amount of time to keep a foundation. The foundation line has a total of 40 shades which is amazing for a first launch. I am in the shade 160 which is advertised “for light skin with warm peach undertones.” The foundation is $34.00 USD which is a cheaper price for the more high-end brands.
The application of the foundation is smooth and I found it easy to apply with both a makeup sponge and a foundation brush (I used a flat top). The foundation does dry quickly so it’s important that you work fast and in sections instead of dotting the foundation all over your face and then blending, if that is your preferred method. After applying the foundation, it oxidizes just a little bit. It was nothing that I was bothered by as the shade still matched my skin tone. If you are buying this product for the first time, I would recommend going into the store, swatching the colors on your neck, wait a little for it to oxidize, and then determine what your match is.
I have fairly dry skin, so I was a bit skeptical of this foundation but since it said “soft matte,” I didn’t think it would be so drying. After application, the foundation looked good. I enjoyed both the coverage and the finish. As usual, I applied my setting powder (Maybelline MasterFix Setting Powder) when I was done with my foundation and concealer. And I really did not like the way it looked. I wasn’t sure if it was the way the foundation and the powder reacted, but it ruined my good makeup day.
After that incident, I tried out the foundation without my typical setting powder. In fact, I didn’t set it with any powder at all. Luckily, it looked the way it did the first time I tried the application without the setting powder. Throughout the day, I couldn’t feel the foundation on my face. It didn’t feel heavy at all. Unfortunately, it did transfer onto my clothing.
At the end of the day, the foundation faded around the creases of my nose and close to my cheeks. Additionally, the foundation clinged to some of my dry patches on my nose. This didn’t bother me much because it was expected knowing it was a matte foundation and I have dry skin.
I also wore this foundation to a recent photoshoot that I did with my friends! Photos below 🙂
I give this foundation a 7/10. My skin type and this foundation are not the best match, which is why I took points off. Although, if you have oily skin, I do think that this foundation will work for you. If you are skeptical about this foundation, ask for a free sample from Sephora and try it out!
Have you tried this foundation? What are your thoughts? Let me know!