First impression on Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation

This year was full of foundation releases and so many brands got so much attention even before they launched. One of them was from Fenty Beauty.

Most of you already know it’s a brand of Rihanna, that’s another reason for becoming so hyped up.

The original version of her foundation was targeted for the ones with oily or normal skin types. And this foundation as the name suggests is marketed for the ones with dry dehydrated skins.

The following notes are taken directly from the Sephora website.

What it is:

A first-of-its-kind hydrating long-wear foundation that delivers it all, with comfortable medium to full coverage, serious staying power, and natural finish perfect for normal to dry skin—all in a groundbreaking range of 50 shades.

What it does:

Pro Filt’r fans have spoken, and Rihanna has listened. For the first time ever, medium to full coverage meets serious long-wear in a hydrating foundation, with a perfectly smooth, natural finish that lets skin look like skin. We’re talking natural—not dewy—like your skin just had a must-needed drink of water. Recognizing the need for a hydrating Pro Filt’r formula that normal to dry skin types will love, Rihanna created this foundation with Grape Seed Oil and Sodium Hyaluronate to give skin the nourishing hydration it needs to stay comfortable all day.
Longwear, coverage, and hydration: Now you can have it all in 50 shades—each delivered in a portable tube that makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. Just like the original Pro Filt’r, Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation has a sweat and humidity-resistant formula that easily builds to medium to full coverage, instantly evening out skin without clogging pores or settling into fine lines. Plus, the long-wearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin—so you always look like you.

What else you need to know:

SHADE-FINDING TIPS: Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation comes in the same 50 shades as the original Pro Filt’r, so if you already know your shade #, you’re good to go! Don’t know your shade #? Start with your shade range (Light, Medium, Tan, Deep), then narrow down your skin’s undertone. For more help, try our Fenty Face Shade Finder.


Aqua/Water/Eau, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Methicone, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Isododecane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Parfum/Fragrance, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

First impression

Note that I have dry combination skin.

Firstly, the packaging is so gorgeous, lightweight, easy to carry with and love that even it comes in a tube but also has a pump. The consistency of the foundation is not liquidy, it is more like creamy. I took a pump or so on the real technique beauty blender, and applied. The shade 300 is perfectly matched even though I ordered online. The application went seemingly, did not need to blend for a long time.

The coverage is pretty well, medium to buildable and has a satin finish. I loved the way it applied and looked dewy (even it claims not to be) on the high points of the face. Still, I had to set my t-zone after applying the concealer and left the rest as it is. Most importantly, it didn’t look like I was wearing foundation, gave a natural finish.

When applied and until I finished doing my makeup, haven’t seen any creases or separation. However, after a couple of hours, when I was already out (did not take the foundation with me to re-apply) and tried to touch up, it separated on the smile line, but only one side. Though it was looking exactly the same on the other parts of the face but that was the only thing that bothered me the whole day.

I wore the foundation for more than 12 hours, cause I went out of town, hence, I believe got a few tiny pimples. Besides, before I washed off, the full face was looking as perfect as it could look with makeup. Nonetheless, the separation was not that noticeable when I held the mirror a little far but when I move it closer, it was very much distinguishable.

Overall, without a doubt, I was so impressed with everything from blend-ability, staying power to how it looked on the skin. Although I prepped my skin very well before the day, I am thinking the separation took place only because something went wrong with the skincare. In spite of that, I would continue wearing and will update soon.

Till then thank you so much for visiting and stay beautiful

1 Comment

  1. I think I’m picking this up soon, I am just so curious! As someone with normal/dry skin I find it hard to find foundations that don’t disrupt the balance of my skin prior to application. Thank you for the first impressions it certainly helped me gain some insight before I go in and test the waters at Sephora, definitely appreciate the honesty too😁😁 💖


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