FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r matte longwear foundation review

Hey guys, 

I’m running out of my current foundation which can turn more orange when it oxidises so I decided to try out the currently hyped FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r matte longwear foundation.

The FENTYBEAUTY counter/stand at Sephora, Pitt Street Sydney was still pretty hectic when I went there the other day to swatch and purchase a shade. To be honest, I just picked out the most yellow toned looking one that was a bit lighter than my current foundation as my current foundation tends to get a bit orange throughout the day.

I use this in conjunction with the FENTY Matchstix in shade #suede which I purchased earlier this month.

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Ingredients (Source)

Aqua/water/eau, Dimethicone, Talc, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylene, Isododecane, Cetyl Peg/ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Hdi/trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methicone, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/fragrance, Silica, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid. May Contain/peut Contenir (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)

More info: 

  • RRP: $50AUD from Sephora AUS
  • contains nylon-12 which is  a ‘powder substance used as an absorbent and texture enhancer. When present in high amounts in skincare or makeup products, nylon-12 tends to have mattifying properties.’ [Source]
  • contains artificial parfum/fragrance 
  • 12 month shelf life after opening
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Nozzle – simple pump dispenser | Shade: 180

The formula is quite thin so there’s not really much of a point for the pump dispenser beacuse the liquid just dribbles out and I have to tilt the bottle towards my hand when dispensing some of the formula to avoid the liquid trickling down the dispenser pump exterior instead. However, the packaging for the foundation is less bulky than the matchstix packaging in proportion with the product.

Apparently this foundation ‘does not oxidise but will dry one shade darker’ than the shade it was when it’s wet. When shade 180 is ‘dry’, this best matches my skin BUT when it’s still wet and freshly applied, it looks a bit light for me. This whole ‘drying down vs oxidisation’ business has been at the centre of many beauty forums. I don’t really understand what it means when they say the foundation is dry, like within several minutes, it quickly turns into a matte finish if it has been applied thinly. Do they mean dry like physically literally dry or like set dry?

In the images below there are parts where the foundation is still wet as it has not been applied thinly – there is also patchiness only noticeable up close.

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Overall comments

This foundation isn’t a game changer but in terms of shade diversity, it is. It’s not something I’d die over but it has the closest foundation shade for me whilst sitting in the whole cruelty free category as it’s difficult finding yellow tones in foundations from cruelty free brands – let me know if you know/have tried any!

Other positives include that I did not have any reaction to the foundation and the formula smells pleasant.

Overall, If I can’t find another cruelty free foundation that suits my skintone, then I’d repurchase this. I’m not too fussed on covering every blemish I have using foundation and I don’t really use concealer either so this foundation works in the sense that it evens out the skintone.

Thanks for reading – any advice/feedback is greatly appreciated! 




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Design student | Sydney