Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Foundation 290 Review

Monday, January 22, 2018 8 Comments A+ a-


Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r 
Foundation 290 
Review



Hi Divas

This will be my first makeup review for 2018 and I thought I would start off with a bang! As you know Fenty Beauty dominated the makeup industry in 2017. Launched by one of the biggest super stars in the world, Rihanna came and exploded her beauty line changing the makeup game forever. She launched 40 shades of foundation in one debut. She shattered the cosmetic industry's exclusiveness and made everyone feel welcome in their own skin. For years many women had to settle for foundations that only came in certain shades and we had to adjust to it. Rihanna came and adjusted her foundation to us. I applaud her for taking the initiative and showing makeup brands around the world that including every skin tone can be done. I purchased this foundation at Sephora on my last trip to Qatar. It was not even on my radar to buy it. I actually had my sights set on the new Too Faced Peach foundation but that one had not launched in Qatar yet. I walked over to the Fenty Beauty section and my heart was set on the foundation. The price was a whopping 100 Riyal cheaper than most foundations in Sephora. I just had to get it and give it a try. I am so glad I did.


The foundation is packaged in a sleek glass bottle with a white plastic cap. The design is simplistic yet classy. It comes in 32 ml of product which is excellent. Since there are 40 options to choose from, finding your shade can seem a little daunting. The foundation is categorized into four sections which are light, medium, tan and dark. Every foundation in each category is graded by cool and warm undertones which are neutral, yellow, olive and peach. I am medium in skin tone and have yellow warm undertones. Therefore, I was searching in the medium and tan section for my perfect shade. I watched many Youtube tutorials and read many reviews to pick my shade. I decided to purchase 290 as this was described as medium to tan skin with neutral and olive undertones. I could have gone for 300 too as this one is described as medium to tan skin with neutral undertones. It is much warmer than 290 which has slight green/ olive undertones. I wanted to play it safe as I did not know how the product would oxidize on me. So I chose the lighter shade 290 as I can wear it in Summer and Winter too.


The product is described as a soft matte long wearing foundation. It offers medium to full coverage while promising to feel light as air on the skin. As you can see in the swatches above the foundation matches my skin perfectly. It starts out a shade lighter when wet and dries down to one shade darker, which is the true colour of the foundation. I found that it does not oxidize on me. It dries down to its true colour after a few minutes. I use two and a half pumps to cover my whole face. The foundation is quite runny so I like to pump it on my brush or hand first and then apply it to my face. The product blends out beautiful with a kabuki brush. You need to work quickly when blending as the base dries down fairly fast. The kabuki brush is quick and easy to blend out the entire face. For full coverage two pumps is more than enough to get the job done. Any more product added to the skin will look cakey and unnatural. I was really surprised at how full coverage this foundation is. It honestly covers my blemishes and under eye bags so well. It even covered my trade mark mole on my nose under my eyes. I had to use an ear bud to remove the foundation so that my mole was visible again. This foundation dries super matte and you don't even need to set it with powder. I always set my face with a translucent powder and setting spray. Doing these last steps, definitely locks in your makeup.

I wore this makeup look on the first day of 2018. As you can see my face looks absolutely flawless. It is Summer time in South Africa and we had a braai (barbecue) on New Year's Day. My makeup wore perfectly from the morning to the evening. It did not move, budge, melt down or cake up throughout the day. It felt and looked like I was walking around with an Instagram Valencia filter on my face. This product does an amazing job in blurring pores and giving that soft filtered look. It looks beautiful in photos too and looks great on camera especially in natural light. I love that it does not wear heavily on the skin but feels light weight and looks natural. You can obviously tell I am wearing a base but it enhances and perfects my skin and does not drag it down. I do have combination skin and get oily in my t-zone especially in the Summer time. For me this is a very matte foundation. It keeps my face oily free all day. For someone with oily skin this will be your best friend. For drier skin tones, you might have a problem with such a matte look and it may feel too tight on your skin.

I am thoroughly impressed with this foundation. Rihanna did an amazing job for her first makeup launch and knocked many brands right out the window. I definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for an affordable highend foundation that truly delivers great results. I would definitely purchase this one again as it looks flawless on me and is kind to my wallet. Let me know below if you have tried this foundation or if it is on your wish list. Hope you found this review helpful. Thanks for reading.


Lots of love
Divalicious Kisses!
Xxxx

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Lynette
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22 January 2018 at 08:44 delete

Wow ! This foundation is on my wish list .. it looks amazing on you. And yes - having your foundation survive summer is a mission so will have to get one for myself. After January of course lol

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Bianca Smith
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22 January 2018 at 19:15 delete

It would be my dream to own this foundation. Rihanna slayed this makeup line! You look gorgeous Diva Desle. Your skin looks so smooth and perfect. Xo

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Zeenath Adam
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25 January 2018 at 07:16 delete

Wow this foundation looks so amazing on you!

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Kim Alston
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26 January 2018 at 19:06 delete

It looks absolutely amazing on you Desle! The color match is perfection. I'm so jealous you can use this. I don't think my dry skin would love the matte-ness :( I'm currently testing out the new NARS.
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Diva Desle
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2 February 2018 at 10:58 delete

Thanks Lynette!! This foundation is wonderful. You should totally get it. It's fantastic for the Summer time. 😊💕

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Diva Desle
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2 February 2018 at 11:00 delete

I never in my wildest dreams thought I would get my hands on this foundation. Dreams really do come true. 😭 Thank you Bianca! This foundation is honestly the best. 💖

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Diva Desle
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2 February 2018 at 11:01 delete

Thank you so much Zeenath. It is one of the best products I have ever tried. 💗✨💗✨

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Diva Desle
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2 February 2018 at 11:03 delete

Thank you Kim! I think this might become my holy grail foundation. I love it so much. I have never used NARS complexion products. Looking forward to your review. 😘💞

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