Fenty Beauty Hydrating Foundation Review

Monday, October 19, 2020

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation Review

Hi Divas
I have been wanting to right this review for such a long time but since the great pandemic hit this year a lot of things, including my blog were put on hold.  It is probably a good thing that I am only writing this review now, since everyday glam makeup has gone out the window, thanks to mandatory wearing of face masks. Most women, including myself are opting for more natural and easy-going makeup looks instead of the full coverage we used to wear before things went down. Don't get me wrong, I still adore wearing full coverage, creative and dynamic makeup looks but going out on an everyday basis wearing a mask has made me opt for a natural glow from within. If you are wanting a foundation that is natural, hydrating and evens out the skin tone then the Fenty Beauty Hydrating Longwear Foundation is right up your alley. This is the second foundation launch within the brand which promises to be much lighter and more breathable than the original Pro Filt'r. The Pro Filt'r matte foundation is an absolute holy grail of mine, I was therefore very interested to see what the hydrating foundation has to offer. I was pleasantly surprised by the results.

The Hydrating Longwear foundation promises medium to full coverage with a natural finish and a smooth complexion. Compared to the first foundation this one has a lighter formula which is ultra blendable using the hands, brush or sponge. It contains Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate to hydrate the skin, keeping the face fresh and looking natural all day. The formula is sweat and humidity resistant which prevents your makeup from breaking down in hot temperatures. Fenty Beauty promises a natural even tone face but not a dewy, wet looking complexion. Rihanna wanted this foundation to be for all skin tones, as the original matte was mostly loved by combination to oily skin types. This formula is adaptable and would work for dry, combination and oily as it is not overly dewy and won't cause excessive shine. I love that the hydrating formula is much lighter than the original because it can be worn every day. The matte one is pretty full coverage and can be too much on a relaxed day out. The option to be natural or glam is great within the line.

The packaging is significantly different to the first foundation in that the hydrating foundation comes in a plastic tube with a pump. The packaging is convenient, simple yet has the edgy designs, which we know Rihanna's music for. I love that they incorporated her edgy music style into the packaging. The design is very convenient and reminds me of a BB and CC cream style. It is light weight and safe for travel. The foundation comes in a whopping 50 shades and the tube carries 32 ml of product. You can see your shade on the outside of the tube which makes it simple to detect especially for makeup artists. The shades are exact matches to the previous foundation which is wonderful. You won't be confused looking for a shade match if you already have it in the matte foundation. I am the shade 290 and both products match really well. The matte is a little darker than the hydrating foundation as I feel it oxidizes slightly more. It is not a problem for me though as the two are perfect for my skin tone. 

Upon application, I found that you have to shake the tube before you pump out the product. Unfortunately the formula seems to separate inside the tube and you get a mix if oil and foundation. I therefore shake it really well and then pump out a max of two pumps. The foundation feels very light and blends easily onto the face. I like to use my hands for an ultra-natural look. For more coverage I would use a brush or sponge. This is not full coverage at all and I find that building it up past two pumps can make the face look cakey and congested around the pores and fine lines. This product gives light to medium coverage. If you want anything more than that you would have to use the matte foundation. This formula evens out the skin tone perfectly but does not cover under eye dark circles or blemishes as the original foundation. You would have to use a concealer and powder for extra coverage. The consistency feels much lighter and breathable on the skin than the matte foundation. This one is therefore excellent for an everyday even complexion.

As you can see in the photos below, my skin looks even toned but not overly done. This foundation is excellent for those who don't like the feeling of heavy makeup and want something that does not feel or look like a mask. The longevity of the foundation is good but it does tend to become a little too luminous for me at the end of the day. As I mentioned I have combination skin and prefer matte formulas. If you have very oily skin, I would be cautious when wearing this. Powder and a setting spray would be your best friend. I therefore use this as my Winter foundation. It works so well for me in the colder months as it keeps me hydrated and looking flawless. Dull Winter skin is the worst, and I love how this foundation revives my natural glow. This is a very good foundation but the original matte is still a holy grail for me. You can read that review here.

I recommend the Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear foundation to those who have combination to dry skin. If you love BB and CC creams with a little depth then this lighter foundation formula will be your best friend. This is great to wear beneath my mask these days as I want to look presentable and not scare people with my ghastly quarantine face;-) I hope you enjoyed this review and found it helpful. Have you tried this foundation? Are you even wearing makeup under your mask? These are strange times! Let me know your thoughts below.

Thank you for reading.
Lots of love.
Divalicious kisses!

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  1. Wow, beautiful Desle! The foundation looks great on you. Missed your blog. Glad you are back. Xoxo


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