The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r foundation has definitely been one of the most anticipated and talked about beauty products of 2017/2018. One of the main reasons being due to the vast range of shades to cater every skin tone, being one of the most inclusive foundations in the beauty industry. When I went to Rome last month, and I managed to see the foundation up close in person for the first time and got to get colour matched, I knew I wanted to buy it. Ben very kindly said he would buy it for me as part of my birthday present, what a keeper! I couldn’t wait to start using it once my birthday rolled around.
First lets talk about the packaging. It has such a luxury feeling in the frosted glass bottle; which is unlike most foundations, with Fenty Beauty in bold white font down the front. I love the sleek and simple design, yet how it feels so luxurious. It is so lightweight and doesn’t at all feel heavy, it doesn’t even feel like I am holding anything for 32ml of product. Even the box is lightweight and contrasts the white theme of the foundation bottle with it’s dark colours.
In terms of shades I was colour matched as 110, which is the 2nd lightest shade in the collection, much to my surprise. It’s near enough a perfect match to my skin tone, maybe even a slight bit too light due to the pigmentation in my skin.
In terms of formula, it claims to have a soft matte formula, which is great for someone like me who has an oily t-zone. This is certainly the case. I first tried this foundation with just moisturiser as my base and a brush to apply. Wow, was it difficult to blend. Due to the matte formula, as soon as you apply this foundation it dries down to the skin instantly, so you have to blend it out as fast as you can otherwise it will be left patchy. I was so disheartened at how patchy my face looked. For this reason I decided to try use a blending sponge the next time I used this foundation, as I knew the wet sponge would help to blend this foundation in easier. This worked so much better as I had time to properly work the foundation into my face. I also decided to use my new Collection Illuminating Primer underneath the foundation as a base, to see how this worked alongside the foundation. I have came to the conclusion that an illuminating and moisturising base works well with this foundation, as it gives dimension to my skin and a wet beauty sponge is the way to apply this foundation, as it doesn’t look streaky on my face and is so much easier to work with than a foundation brush.
This foundation also claims to be lightweight, long wearing and a medium to full coverage. But is this really the case? I would have to say that it’s definitely lightweight. It honestly doesn’t even feel like I am wearing foundation at all. It’s so thin and light on the skin, so doesn’t feel cakey or like I am wearing lots of makeup, which is great. I would also say it’s long wearing. I think the matte formula is a major reason for this. I can wear this foundation all day and it looks just the same as it did when I first applied it to when I am coming to take it off. It doesn’t hold up as great in my oily t-zone as it does in other areas of my face, but that is too be expected. However, it doesn’t seem to look patchy in this area and it’s nothing a bit of powder can’t fix. As for the medium-full coverage claim, this is where it lets the foundation down. I would have to say this foundation is definitely a medium coverage and doesn’t exactly cover every imperfection and aspect of my face. My freckles on my cheeks still come through, from a distance it probably isn’t so noticeable, but up close I can really seem them. I am not insecure of my freckles, so it isn’t a problem in the case of wanting them to be hidden, but more in the fact that a foundation that is meant to be full coverage should hide these areas. Also when applying this foundation is can apply so weirdly that I have to build able certain areas to hide the pigmentation of my skin, which I feel like should have hidden from the first layer, not the second layer. ,My under eye area is the worst for this and also tends to wrinkle and crease into my fine lines, which has never been a problem with any foundation before.
Overall, I think I wanted to love this foundation more than I do. It does have it’s pros and also it’s con. Some days I am like I do like this foundation and once I have concealed and powdered it does look so much better, but other days I am just not impressed but the overall look and coverage of the foundation. It’s disappointing, considering a lot of people love this foundation and it works great for them. I think for £29 I am gonna stick this foundation out, and I may even change my thoughts about this foundation, but right now I don’t think it will be replacing my beloved faves for this anytime soon.
I hope you enjoyed this in depth review of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r foudation. If you have any questions about this, then be sure to leave me a comment, or if you have tried this foundation then be sure to let me know your thoughts. Did you feel the same way as me?
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