Fenty Beauty Foundation Review

7 March 2018

Fenty Beauty is the one brand I have been dying to try and even though there are some very mixed reviews on this foundation, I knew this had to be one of the first products that I tried out. I love foundations, they are one of my favourite products to test, and I had my fingers crossed that this would be a new favourite and it is!
Fenty Beauty Foundation Review
Fenty Beauty Foundation Review
The Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Long Wear Foundation from Fenty Beauty retails for £26 at Harvey Nichols and is available in a massive 40 shades. Fenty Beauty has really set the bar when it comes to shade range and every time that a brand launches a new base product, I am always comparing the shade range to Fenty, if Fenty Beauty can launch 40 shades in their first launch, so should every other brand. The fact that there are 40 shades is incredible as it means so many more people are going to be able to find their perfect match. This foundation is described as a soft matte foundation with a long wear formulation with a buildable, medium to full coverage. 

As the shade range is so big, I did find it a little difficult to find my shade online but luckily I got it spot on thanks to the Temptalia Foundation Matrix, I have used this so many times and it has never failed me! I put in my favourite foundations and the shades and it said I would either be 130 or 140. I decided on 140 which is for light skin tones with warm undertones. For reference, I wear Too Faced Born This Way in Vanilla and NYX Total Control Drop in Vanilla. This foundation does oxides a touch once it sets so this is definitely something to keep in mind when you shade match yourself but it isn't going to be that noticeable. 

I absolutely love this foundation and if you have oiler skin, this foundation is a dream! I use around a pump and a half for a medium coverage that is perfect for everyday wear, I prefer to use a damp beautyblender than a brush to apply it. I had watched a bunch of reviews online and quite a lot of people said that it's a very watery foundation which I haven't found to be the case. Fenty Beauty do claim that it is buildable and I do find that if I apply any more than a pump and a half it can look a little heavy and cakey on the skin if I'm not careful. It covers any discolouration and breakouts well and I do love the matte finish. It's a slightly more natural matte finish which I like as it doesn't make my face look flat like some matte foundations can do. It's extremely comfortable on the skin and is one of the few foundations that I can't feel at all on the skin. I don't find it to be at all drying on my skin and it doesn't cling to any dry patches either. 

Once you apply this to the skin, it does not budge - it is definitely long wearing! I can go 12 hours without needing to do any touch-ups and I often don't feel the need to set it with any powder. After around the 12-hour mark I find that my chin is the only area that needs a little touch-up. My chin is my main area that I struggle with my skin so I had expected this. It has a very smooth finish and it doesn't settle into my pores or any of my lines throughout the day, even without any primer! It has a oil-free formula and is 100% cruelty-free. It has been formulated with climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity and won't clog your pores so I'm very excited to try this out once its warm in England. 

If you are looking for a medium coverage, light weight foundation that wears all day and then some, this is the one for you. 

Fenty Beauty is available exclusively at Harvey Nichols - HERE

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