FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Fenty Beauty
So I’ve finally managed to get my hands on the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer. I typically play it safe when it comes to new product releases because I like knowing if it really is worth the hype; but this was one range I kept wanting to get my hands on.
The Instant Retouch Primer was a purchase that I bought somewhat impulsively; I never really wear primer’s myself because luckily foundations typically adhere to my skin well. BUT I really liked hearing the reviews of the primer from YouTube guru’s sooo I decided to purchase it last minute while I was lining up to buy the foundation 😋
I was apprehensive on whether to buy the shade 240 or 290, but in the end opted for the shade 240 ‘warm’ as 290 is described as ‘neutral olive’ and swatched a bit too olive on my skin. I also was bearing in mind that some people noticed that the foundation was oxidising on their skin, but I’ve personally not had any issues with that.
Also just for shade reference, I’ve also swatched some of my favourite foundation shades for those of you who may identify as a similar shade to me:
NC30 | Warm Beige | 6 | 240
💫My first initial thoughts of the Fenty Beauty primer & foundation💫
The primer felt like a dream to apply, for someone that typically isn’t too fussed about applying primer on my skin, I particularly liked how smooth it left my skin. It didn’t leave my skin feeling silicone-like, but somehow managed to reduce the appearance of texture on my forehead and the pores near the apples of my cheeks. 👌
I realised as soon as I applied the foundation that it was quite lightweight, and I immediately wondered how many pumps would be required to get my desired ‘medium coverage’.
I have some freckles on my face which the foundation did manage to cover, however the first pump did create a very sheer coverage over my entire face. This meant that I had to apply a second layer over my face, and was then happy with the coverage I saw.
However a huge concern of mine was the dark mark that a pesky spot had left behind on my chin, I had to apply at least another pump to cover my chin area as the dark pigment was still seeping through. So I’d say the coverage is medium to buildable; which means if you’re someone who enjoys having a full-coverage finish, this foundation may not be the one for you 😫
Here is a side-by-side comparison of a before and after of the foundation application:
Once the foundation dried, it really was a ‘soft matte’ finish as it’s title has claimed it to be. I have very oily skin and so knowing I was going to get a matte finish definitely was one of the main reasons I bought the foundation. I set my T-Zone with my Kat Von D Lock-It loose powder and lightly set the outer perimeters of my face with the powder also just to ensure everything had set in place. I was super impressed with the finish because my skin felt super light and breathable, and my skin had a nice ‘glow’ to it too (something I could never enjoy being so oily-skinned)!
I definitely do plan on doing a review of this foundation once I’ve worn it for a few more weeks, just so I can have a well-rounded view of it but until then, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! x