Hey all! This is something new on my blog: a makeup review! Although I don’t post much about makeup, I am a makeup junkie *cue intervention*. Sometimes I exercise self-control and I won’t buy makeup for months. But, the moment I go into Sephora I black out and wake up with $200 fewer dollars in my bank account. I don’t even know how that happens, but I’m not mad.
With that, let’s talk about the hottest thing on the market right now: Fenty Beauty.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Soft Matte Foundation
**Top picture is me wearing the Fenty Foundation. Bottom picture is my normal foundation/concealer routine.**
Also, I feel like an ad for seatbelt safety.
So this foundation obviously has a ton of hype surrounding it. Everybody and their mother flocked to Sephora to get their hands on the Fenty Beauty line. Luckily, I didn’t have to fight anyone to the death, but there were a couple moments where I was wasn’t sure. Not to mention that I had to put my name on a long waiting list just to get color matched by an employee, in-store.
How did the foundation actually perform? Well, it lived up to its title of “Soft Matte.” But I had a few problems with it, sadly.
First, I have dry skin. My face gets random dry patches and I’m prone to eczema. To ensure a flawless finish, I always moisturize and prime before applying foundation. This normally solves my dry skin issues with no problem. With that being said, the Fenty foundation only emphasized every crack in my skin. No amount of moisturizing could save me with this product.
Second, I could not apply my typical under-eye concealer (Maybelline Fit Me Concealer) on top of this matte foundation. When I went to blend out the concealer with my beauty sponge, the foundation underneath actually came off. This left a nice patch of no-makeup on my fully done-up face.
In the foundation’s defense, this could be because I did not use a foundation brush to apply the foundation OR the concealer. The foundation had dried down as matte, and then I put a liquid concealer on top of it and tried to blend it with a damp beauty sponge. So, maybe all those different textures were not meant to mix. Still sucked though haha.
Third, this foundation oxidized like a mother–. Initially, it oxidized and matched my normal skin tone, but throughout the day I just felt as if it oxidized even more and became really yellow (I have yellow undertones in my skin, so I always get a foundation with those undertones). You can probably tell how yellow my face is compared to my neck & chest in the top picture.
In general, the Fenty Foundation seemed a lot more patchy with its coverage pay-off. Random areas of my face looked more yellow than others. I also felt as if it enhanced all my skin texture and imperfections. By the end of the day, I honestly felt ugly because of how this foundation made my skin look…I’m so dramatic, someone please stop me haha. But, HONESTLY, you can’t tell me that my skin doesn’t look better in the bottom picture. Those pics were only taken a day apart, too.
My Shade for Reference: 130
Would I recommend? Maybe if you have normal to oily skin and use a different concealer than I do. I would also recommend using a foundation brush to apply it and maybe avoid putting a liquidy concealer over top of it. If you typically wear matte foundations, this may work great for you! I know a lot of people loved it, and I really wanted to, but it just wasn’t meant to be *cries*. Nah I’m just playin’, I’m not upset. I got my money back so ya girl is happy.
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