Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Product Review -- Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

I have tried a ton of new foundations in 2017 (I've bought so many that I think I'm actually putting myself on a foundation no-buy for the foreseeable future -- I can't buy a new one until I finish up one that I already have or something like that. Though I still have several I haven't even reviewed yet so you may still get some foundation sightings on the blog), and I've really liked most of them.

The bareMinerals Bare Pro Performance Wear Foundation and the Fenty  Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation are probably the standouts, but the Tarte Clay Stick Foundation and The Ordinary Colours Serum Foundation have also been favorites over the year.

I think what's made me most excited about the foundations I've tried recently is that I keep getting better and better color matches. My skin is incredibly fair, and the lightest shade in most brands is usually too dark so I need to add a white mix-in to lighten them up.

Lately, though, I haven't had to do that -- and in the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation, I may have actually found the first foundation that, if it's not an absolutely perfect match, actually falls on the side of being too light rather than dark.

But it's not just the shade selection that caught my eye when it came to the #FauxFilter Foundation -- it also promises to hydrate the skin and add a slight sheen for a healthy luminosity.

That's all pretty much music to this dry-skinned girl's ears.

The foundation comes in a square glass bottle with a nice tight fitting cap and a convenient pump dispenser that allows you to get the ideal amount of foundation each time.

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation
In terms of formula, the foundation has a thick, cream-like consistency. It blends out pretty much effortlessly with both a brush and a Beauty Blender type sponge, and because of that and the fact it offers medium to full coverage, I find that I don't need as much of the #FauxFilter Foundation as I do with other foundations.

Most days, half a pump is all I need for my entire face (in the interest of full disclosure, I don't have a ton stuff that I need to cover. Just the occasional breakout and sun spots here and there).

It also holds up very well. I actually think it might be the foundation that wears the best on me -- it's still going strong at about 9 to 10 hours in.

When it comes to the finish, Huda Beauty claims that it leaves the skin matte but imparts a hint of sheen for a luminous appearance. I don't know about you, but that seems like something of a contradiction to me.

In actuality, I'd say the foundation leans more toward a matte finish, though it's not flat and dry looking like many matte foundations tend to look. To me, it's has more like a natural skin finish, which I think would work for most skin types, except the extremely dry or extremely oily.

I purchased the foundation in the lightest shade, Milkshake 100B, which is described as being for ultra fair skin tones with beige undertones. I think that's accurate, and as I mentioned, it's a near perfect match for my white-as-a-ghost skin -- if anything, it might be a hair too light, though it blends pretty seamlessly into my neck so I've got no complaints at all.

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation in Milkshake 100B
In fact, I'm pretty much in love with this foundation.

Though I do want to point out one serious drawback.

It's got a pretty strong fragrance, which is kind of flowery and perfumey so it's not my favorite. It tends to go away after you apply the foundation, but I do smell it whenever I open the bottle.

Fragrance can also be a big issue if you have sensitive skin, so it might not be a good option for everyone.

The foundation retails for $40 and is available at Sephora.

Have you tried the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation? What's been your favorite foundation in 2017?

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