Pro Filt’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
Fenty Beauty's Pro Filt'R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation has gotten a lot of accolades because of its expansive (and hype-worthy) shade range, but it's also worth your consideration thanks to its overall great performance.
This liquid foundation has a slightly creamy texture that's easy to apply and blend. A little goes a long way, with immediate medium coverage that's buildable to full coverage. Within minutes this sets to a beautiful velvet matte finish that's best for normal to combination skin. Those with dry skin will find this to be too matte, while very oily skin types might see some separation and shine come through about mid-day.
As claimed, this has a blurring effect on pores and wrinkles, and wears remarkably well throughout a standard work day. It doesn't crease, fade, or budge in any way, meaning waterproof makeup remover or an oil cleanser is required to ensure you completely take this off this at the end of the day.
The line offers 40 shades, for very fair to very deep skin tones, so we recommend checking these shades out in person to make sure you get the one that's right for you.
The only drawback is that this contains fragrance. It's not overpowering, and fades quickly after application, but fragrance can cause irritation, which isn't the best for any skin type—and isn't great applied near the eyes.
- Easy to apply and blend.
- Attractive velvet matte finish.
- Blurring effect on pores and wrinkles.
- Doesn't crease or fade throughout the day.
- Comes in an impressive range of shades.
- Contains fragrance, which isn't the best for skin.
Pop mogul Rihannas made her mark in the worlds of music, movies, and fashion, and now she expands her empire to include makeup with Fenty Beauty, under the umbrella of parent brand Kendo. Taken from the last name she doesnt use on stage, Fenty Beautys philosophy is Beauty for All, with an emphasis on diversity and inclusivity in its products. Among its most heralded offerings is its foundation, which comes in 40 shades with undertones appropriate for very fair to very deep skin tones, and its highlighters, which include a blindingly bright 24-karat gold shade.
Beyond all the press though, does Fenty Beauty deliver? For the most part, the answer is yes, and both the foundation and the highlighters are solid products worthy of their build-up, along with a nearly-universal lip gloss that works for a wide range of people. Most products are fragrance free or contain minimal fragrance, and come in thoughtful packaging thats convenient and, in some cases, modular (some complementary products are magnetized so that theyre easy to keep together as a set).
If youve been interested in seeing whether all the hype is worth it, we say that by and large it is. For more information on Fenty Beauty, visit https://www.fentybeauty.com/.
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