Product Review | Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longer Foundation
Product Review | Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longer Foundation ($34, Sephora)
Product Details (from Sephora's website): Finally—the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity, and won’t clog pores so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you.
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Review: Can we just take a moment of silence due to the fact that this line has 40 shades of foundation during its first launch? Don't get me wrong, I love my gal Sonia Kashuk, but her liquid products are lacking in variety with only five to six shades after being in business since 1999. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna dropped the rainbow collection making sure everyone can enjoy this foundation. I went to Sephora to get color-matched because the 40-shade selection was very overwhelming. When I looked at the shades online, I thought I would match well with 330 but that was not the case. There were three promising shades: 290, 300 and 310 and after a minute of slight oxidation (or as Fenty Beauty calls is, skin adaptivity), 310 was the one.
It comes in a black packaging with white and gray graffiti and the brand's name in white typography. It also has the shade and number of the foundation on the top of the box. It comes in a frosted glass bottle with a white cap and a pump to dispense the product. Similar to the primer, the glass bottle has a nice weight to it which feels luxurious. I was actually surprised that this foundation only costs $34, I was expecting more as most new releases as of late has gotten more expensive.
If you know me or have been following me on my Instagram account for a while now, you will know that matte foundations are not my thing. I am all about luminous finish but the soft-matte feature intrigued me (similar to the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer which I love so much) along with the light-as-air texture that is undetectable on the skin. Another thing you should (if you don't already) know about me is lightweight products are my favorite.
This foundation has a lot of claims, especially its climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity. It was warm in Los Angeles when I tried this foundation for four straight days. The foundation held up pretty well paired with the Fenty Beauty Primer and also with my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. It did not break me out or make my skin oily (I have a normal skin type but foundations tend to make me look oily). I went to the gym after work with my makeup on and it was still pretty good after my workout, obviously not as good earlier but, most of the product did not really move (but I also wore a primer and a setting spray as I always do). I do agree that the product has an extremely light as air texture, as the thin consistency of the product gives it away. It has very high and concentrated pigments, so a little goes a long way with this foundation. While it is easy to blend, it dries fast so work in smaller sections to avoid patchiness during application. The foundation is absorbed by the skin quickly and due to its light-as-air texture, it mimics skin-like properties and also creating an even skin tone.
I do not like full coverage foundations so I only know that this can be sheered out a to a lighter coverage and possibly built up to a medium coverage. It does not look and feel cakey on the skin and it is definitely long-wearing. I cannot attest to its resistant to humidity claims but honestly, I do not wear foundations when it is humid unless I have to work or I wear a tinted moisturizer so that humidity-resistant claim is really not a selling-point for me.
Would I repurchase? Yes.