Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation Review + Huda Beauty Primer Review

Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation Review 440G Cinnamon.

Huda Beauty recently launched foundations, and the reviews have been very polarizing. Some people love it, others hate it. Here is how I feel about it.Huda Beauty FauxFilter Foundation Review: 

Product Information

#FauxFilter is a full-coverage velvety foundation, available in 30 delicious shades, that will give you a flawless long-lasting look in just one application. Hiding blemishes, concealing imperfections, and camouflaging dark circles, this amazing formula is packed with ultra-refined pigments that make uneven skin a thing of the past.

This foundation is very olive. That’s the first thing that stood out to me. The shade I got is quite golden, which I love, because I have golden undertones. However, when I compare it to other foundations, the olive undertones are so obvious.

I think this, in addition to the fact that it oxidises on some people makes this foundation tricky.

On the other hand, I felt like this foundation takes to powder really well, and I was able to achieve the exact colour match I wanted by paring it with the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder.

I found it to be reasonably matte and good at oil control, especially when paired with my favourite mattifying primer, the Hylamide Matte 12 Finisher.

I liked the finish and I loved the coverage. I also loved that it lasts pretty much all day without breaking down too much or settling into lines.

Huda Beauty Foundation Swatches

Huda Beauty Foundation Swatches. 440G vs Fenty Beauty Foundation 420
Here’s how Huda’s 440G compares to Fenty’s 420

i actually wear the shade 410 in th Fenty Foundation. I will do another swatch comparing Huda 440G to Fenty 410

Huda Beauty Primer Review (Oily Skin)

Huda Beauty Primer Review - Oily Skin

Product Information:

The unique Complexion Perfection Pre-Makeup Base visibly blurs the appearance of pores and fine lines, smoothing the skin for a fresher, longer-lasting, flawless makeup look. Harnessing the protecting and moisturizing properties of dimethicone, and rosehip oil’s highly-nourishing, anti-oxidant rich benefits, the pre-makeup base hydrates the skin for an all-day glow. The creamy, penetrating formula can also be used as a lightweight moisturizer to leave skin soft and nourished without feeling oily. (Source: Huda Beauty Website)

I got a sample of the primer in the box the foundation came in, and I have to say, I am not a fan. It is entirely too hydrating for my oily skin, and I felt like it negatively affected the blendability and finish of the foundation. I don’t feel like it gave the foundation a more natural finish like it claimed to.

This foundation is very full coverage. it is not subtle or natural by any means and I wasn’t really expecting a primer to reduce the coverage of a foundation, you know? That’s not how primers work in my experience.  I suppose you could mix the primer with the foundation, but that is not how I typically apply my primers.

At best, this is a tacky, hydrating primer that helps makeup adhere better to the skin. I appreciate what they were trying to achieve with this, but I think most people with oily skin will get the same results with The Ordinary High Adherence Silicone Primer, without the tackiness.

Overall, I love the Huda foundation. I think it lives up to its claims, and if you are able to find a good shade match, its an amazing full coverage foundation. I’m glad I bought it. It will probably be my go-to full glam foundation now.

I didn’t like the primer at all and I will definitely not be purchasing. I feel like it might be best for drier skin.

The Huda Foundation is available from Cult Beauty in the UK and Sephora in the US.

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