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Average: 3.8 (4 votes)

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Written on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Pros: full coverage, longwearing, matte finish, no mask wearing effect, wide range of shades
Cons: not so easy to apply

Recently Rihanna has launched her own cosmetics line. Everybody knows about it already.

Surprisingly there is only one review on this website, but I’d like to continue the topic!

I live in France for the time being and had an opportunity to go and test this foundation at Sephora.

If you don’t have Sephora in your area, order it online.

I would divide her collection into 2 parts:

1. Total matte: Primer, Foundation, Powder and blotting papers.

2. Shine Bright Highlighters: powder highlighters and those in sticks. Plus, a versatile lip gloss.

Moreover, the line has contouring sticks, makeup brushes and a sponge.

I’ve decided to try her foundation first, because my product was running low. In addition, some Youtube beauty-bloggers were raving about it and Sephora was around the corner…

The product is available in 40 shades, which is sooo cool, because it’s really hard to find a suitable shade not only for fair skin, but also for dark skin.

The sales-assistant at Sephora suggested I try the shades No.190 and 210. On Youtube I heard that the shade may oxidize, so I swatched both shades and tested them for a while in the store and then outside. Eventually I chose the shade 210 Medium Neutral, although the manufacturer advises to pick up a lighter shade if you have some doubts. I thought that 190 Light Neutral was too pale for me, but 210 was more yellowish.

What does the manufacturer says:

Finally — the ultimate photo filter in foundation form. Born in 40 boundary-breaking shades, Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation gives skin an instantly smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish that easily builds to medium to full coverage. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity, and won't clog pores so that wherever you are, it's going to work on your skin. Best of all, this longwearing, light-as-air texture is undetectable on skin — so you always look like you.

Now to the point!

Full name: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Packaging: The bottle is nice to the touch. It’s a matte bottle with a pump, which was initially packed in stylish paper packaging with graffiti on it. All over the packaging you can see the writing: ‘Shake before use’, because the foundation is water-based.


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).


The texture is quite liquid yet not watery. The drop doesn’t flow when swatched. The foundation has a slight scent, but it dissipates quickly.

Here, I’ve blended out the product with a brush.

Application: There is an important detail. The product absorbs instantaneously, so it’s better to apply and blend it out gradually. Do not put too many dots all over your face, but only to your cheek, for example. After you’ve blended them out, apply them to the other parts of your face.

In terms of makeup tools, the foundation applies thicker with a brush than with a sponge. As for me, I like using a sponge, because the coverage is more real, not totally matte. The brush conceals all the blemishes easily, but the finish is too matte.

The product sets really quickly and gets just a teeny bit darker during the day, but I don’t mind it, because I’m not actually fond of a pale skin tone. However, it all depends on your personal taste.

Finish and look on my face: Here, I can definitely say ‘Brilliant!’, girls. I have combination skin with an oily T-zone. As a rule, I set my foundation with a translucent powder and dab it with blotting papers throughout the day. However, there is no need to do this with the product. The finish is so velvety, that I don’t have to powder it.

I use blotting papers only after 6 hours. The thing that startles me is that there is only sebum on the paper after use, no pigment is noticeable there. Moreover, I don’t feel it on my face and it doesn’t flow towards evening. Plus, it doesn’t set into fine lines or sink into my pores. It doesn’t leave any stains on the phone either. Unbelievable, right?! So cool! I’ve also tested this foundation in a gym. I’ve worked out for about 35 minutes without any heavy exercises, however, and when I looked at the mirror I saw the girl who has just applied her foundation and set it with a powder! I have no words!

Well, I think you get it now, that the staying power is incredible.

How does it look on my face? Left - bare face, right - a thin coat applied with a damp sponge. As far as you can see, it hasn’t covered my freckles up completely, but the product can be layered if necessary.

Now let’s move on to the total look, Here, I’ve built up the color and applied the blush and bronzer.

I would recommend this foundation to girls with combination to oily skin and those who love a powdery finish. If you are into light coverage and a glowing effect, this foundation is not for you. As far as I’m concerned, I’m really pleased with the results and would really like to try other Fenty Beauty products.

Have you already tried anything from Rihanna? Did you like it?

Price point: 33 EUR in Sephora, France and $34 on the official website.

Volume: 32 ml

Period of use: 2 weeks +

Rating: 9/10, because it’s just a little bit of a hassle to work with.


Thanks for reading my review.

Yours, synteticsummer.


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