After discovering I was coming to the end of my Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, turns out Mumsy dear had been sneaking a pump or two here and there, I was in the market for a new foundation. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the Nars Sheer Glow but when I finish a foundation I like to try out something new, cue Huda Beauty’s new #FauxFilter Foundation! I had heard wonderful things about the foundation and decided to give it a go.
To be completely honest, my first impression of this foundation was not great. I found it to be very heavy, hard to blend, and slightly cakey, a serious disappointment. Because I had purchased the product online the shade was also too light, surprising for me as the lightest shade is ALWAYS the right shade for me as I have a complexion that could rival that of Casper the Friendly Ghost!
I didn’t let these first impressions stop me from attempting application again the next day. This time I made sure to apply more moisturiser than usual as the formula of the foundation was not a great match for my dry skin. I was more impressed this time round, using my fingers to apply rather than a foundation brush or Beautyblender. It blended more seamlessly and sat on my skin better.
The third time trying out this foundation I opted to use the free sample of “The Complexion Perfection” primer that had come in the box with the foundation. This helped immensely in both the application of the product and the way in which it sat on my skin. Clever move on behalf of Huda Beauty when you think about it, if the formula only really works when you pair it with the primer, you’re going to cave and buy the primer… *adds to cart, proceeds to checkout…*
The formula on this foundation is very thick, but once applied properly it really does make your skin look amazing! It adds a nice glow to the complexion, I found I needed to apply less highlighter as the foundation really brought out a natural dewyness.
If you have extremely dry skin I would stay away from this particular formula as I feel it will only cling and cake to the dry patches. If you have oily skin it’s more than likely the perfect fit for you!
I also found less of a need for concealer. The foundation really does all the work! It also has a light scent which I questioned at first as I was worried it could lead to breakouts but so far so good!
I was very impressed by the staying power of this foundation. The combination of the primer underneath helps prolong the life of your foundation. I applied in the morning and when I went to take my make-up off in the evening it was still pretty much in place, a few small areas had worn off due to sitting too close to the fire but all in all the coverage was still very much there!
I purchased the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter from Brown Thomas, get yours here.
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