Review: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

This foundation made me write a post after two long years.

As a makeup junkie, I am always on a lookout to try new foundations. I have acne prone skin and large pores, so I need something that helps me to cover the blemishes, texture and discoloration that my monthly breakouts leave behind.

Enter: Fenty Beauty

Since it’s release, all the beauty gurus on Instagram and YouTube have been praising this newly launched makeup collection. So needless to say, I had to get my hands on some of the Fenty products (plus Sephora had their annual spring 15% off sale!). I bought the the Pro Filt’r Matte Longwear Foundation and the Killawatt Highlighter. But this review is strictly about the foundation.

It is THE foundation for you, if:

  • You want the perfect match for you skin.
  • Want to save a few extra bucks on high-end foundation.
  • Love Rihanna.

But it is NOT the foundation for you, if:

  • You have large pores.
  • You have texture and acne prone skin.
  • You want full coverage
  • You want a long lasting foundation.

It’s a lightweight liquid foundation compared to other formulas that I own like Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation and Hourglass Vanish Stick Foundation. It’s a soft matte formula so it doesn’t leave your skin too matte. It will get a little shiny as the day progresses, and is sadly not sweat proof. Not suitable for summers for sure. The longer it stays on your skin, the more it shifts. There was some serious creasing around my mouth and forehead. But in all honestly that is the case with most full coverage foundations, and it can be remedied by using a primer and a good setting powder (I recommend Laura Mercier).

It is cheaper (comparatively) to other foundations out there. It sells for $34 (Urban Decay is $40 and Hourglass is $46). It’s a steal if you have normal skin and if you wear makeup everyday. You can wear it for light coverage or build it up.

It comes in whooping 40 shades! As an Indian girl, it’s really difficult to find the right foundation for my warm golden undertone brown skin. So I really appreciate the color options. I use shade 290 and it’s absolutely perfect for my skin. It’s a liquid foundation and turns to matte once it sets on the skin. It does oxidize a little once it dries out and gets slightly darker as the day progresses.

Overall: I give it 2.5/5

I’d rather spend a few extra bucks and buy the Urban Decay All Nighter foundation.

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