Hue Review: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Foundation
So many people have done reviews on this foundation that I was really hesitant to review it. But I got the impression that people were being overly generous with their reviews. One- because it’s Rihanna and two- because of the amazing shade range of this new launch. Most of the reviews made it seem like this is better for oily skin so I was nervous to try it. But I just had to support how inclusive this brand has been from the start! So does it work for non-oily skin?
As usual, we’ll start with the details. This foundation is sold at Sephora for $34 and comes in a whopping 40 different shades! For this product, I really think swatching in store is key to getting a good match. Seriously amazing. It has a really nice frosted glass packaging and an easy to use pump. This foundation claims to be a long-wear foundation with a medium but buildable coverage and a soft matte finish. It’s oil free which is great for oily skin, and is supposed to smooth over and diffuse your pores. At the same time, it’s supposed to be lightweight, not clog your pores, and be resistant to sweat and humidity. I will be very curious to see if that last claim holds up in the humidity of the summers here! Besides that, these claims sound right up my alley especially because pores are my main concern.
I picked up the shade 160 which based on the description is not the one I would have chosen! This foundation doesn’t oxidize but I think of it like paint in a sense. It dries down darker than the liquid that first comes out on the skin. But I promise it doesn’t feel like paint! This is definitely a liquidy foundation. I find it easiest to apply with a beauty sponge but a brush does work. Since this is matte, I like the sponge more. I have combo skin and do find that this foundation gathered around my dry patches throughout the day. But, it also completely erased my pores! It’s also extremely long lasting without feeling heavy on the skin. To make this work right now, I need a good hydrating primer and a dewy setting spray. Otherwise it can look dry and cakey on my skin.
This foundation claims to be for all skin types, but I would be hesitant to recommend it for anyone with dry skin. If you do really want to try this, I would definitely use a really good hydrating primer. Definitely start your application with a small amount and build it up to avoid gathering of the product throughout the day. And a sponge will help pick up excess product. All in all, this is a really great matte foundation with an amazing shade range and I would especially recommend for summer months and/or oily skin! I plan to give it another go in the summer when my skin gets more oily.