Does FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Live Up to the Hype?

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear FoundationIt seems like it has taken my absolutely forever to get my hands on the FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.  It was released in late 2017 to much hype and immediately sold out in every shade in every location.  If you are like me and had the opportunity to do your Colour IQ ID a few years ago at Sephora, then this foundation is one that automatically picks the correct shade for you based on that information. So I had no need to actually go into the store to try to colour match my shade.  Now I just needed my shade to come back in stock.  Finally, right before Christmas I got that notification of it being in stock and promptly ordered it online.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

It comes in 40 different shades:

  • 100 – for very fair skin with neutral undertones
  • 110 – for very fair skin with cool undertones
  • 120 – for fair skin with neutral undertones
  • 130 – for fair skin with warm yellow undertones
  • 140 – for light skin with warm undertones
  • 150 – for light skin with neutral undertones
  • 160 – for light skin with warm peach undertones
  • 170 – for light skin with cool undertones
  • 180 – for light skin with warm undertones
  • 190 – for light to medium skin with neutral undertones
  • 200 – for light to medium skin with cool undertones
  • 210 – for medium skin with neutral undertones and subtle peach tones
  • 220 – for medium skin with warm peach undertones
  • 230 – for medium skin with neutral undertones
  • 240 – for medium skin with very warm undertones
  • 250 – for medium skin with warm and very peach undertones
  • 260 – for medium skin with neutral undertones
  • 270 – for medium to tan skin with warm undertones and subtle peach tones
  • 280 – for medium to tan skin with warm peach undertones
  • 290 – for medium to tan skin with neutral olive undertones
  • 300 – for medium to tan skin with neutral undertones
  • 310 – for medium to tan skin with very warm undertones
  • 320 – for tan skin with warm peach undertones
  • 330 – for tan skin with warm yellow undertones
  • 340 – for tan skin with cool pink undertones
  • 350 – for tan skin with neutral undertones
  • 360 – for tan to deep skin with neutral olive undertones
  • 370 – for tan to deep skin with warm undertones
  • 380 – for tan to deep skin with cool red undertones
  • 390 – for tan to deep skin with warm undertones
  • 400 – for deep skin with warm undertones and subtle red tones
  • 410 – for deep skin with cool undertones
  • 420 – for deep skin with neutral undertones
  • 430 – for deep skin with neutral undertones and subtle red tones
  • 440 – for deep skin with cool red undertones
  • 450 – for deep skin with warm undertones
  • 460 – for deep skin with cool and very red undertones
  • 470 – for very deep skin with neutral undertones and subtle red tones
  • 480 – for very deep skin with neutral undertones
  • 490 – for very deep skin with cool undertones

 

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

So all the hype about this foundation wasn’t just about the fact that it contained 40 different shades.  MAKE UP FOR EVER has 40 different shades in their Ultra HD Foundation line.  The issue with the FENTY BEAUTY foundation is that not only did they have darker shades than any other major beauty line, but they acknowledged that for those with darker skin, there are undertones to those skin tones.  Most other brands don’t have shades for darker skin and those that do, tend to be very ashy and go with a one size fits all mentality to their shades. Plus with FENTY Beauty, WOC weren’t the afterthought, but more of the focus and honey I am here for all of that.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

But does FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Live Up to the Hype?  The short answer is yes, yes it does.  I was matched with shade 420 which is for deep skin with neutral undertones.  Now this shade, while it works, is a bit on the darker side for me in the winter months when I tend to be a bit lighter.  But in the summer, when I’ve been out in the sun, this will be a 100% match.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Here you have my bare moisturized face at 5:30 in the morning.  Look, I’m still in my house shirt and everything.  As you can see from my skin, the area around my eyes is darker and I have hyper-pigmentation on various areas all over my face.  I could go out with my face just like this, and it wouldn’t be a big deal at all.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Here you have me after a very light application of the FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in shade 420.  I have applied absolutely no concealer or powder and you can already see that my skin tone has been evened out.  My hyper-pigmentation spots are no longer really noticeable an the darker area around my eyes now matches the rest of my face.  My skin overall looks much warmer and not so washed out as it was before.  Also, there is absolutely no shine at all.  Now I have dry skin already, so I don’t really feel the need to powder my face but you totally can if you feel the need.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Here I added in some minimal contour and highlighting.  Let’s face it, it was stupidly early in the morning and I really just wanted to go back to bed.  So I contoured my face using a DIOR Contour and Highlight stick in the shade 003.  *Side note* this product was limited edition so you can’t buy it anymore, which kind of sucks because it is awesome.  I stuck with my original decision to skip the powder on my face.  With this foundation, it certainly didn’t need it.

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

And here is the finished look.  I added some blush, mascara, lipstick and filled in my brows to give me this simple everyday look.  I’m really happy with just how quick and easy everything is and I like that I can rock this foundation all day and never need to powder my skin or do any kind of touch-ups.  No fuss, no muss makeup is my thing and this foundation certainly provides that.  So does the FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation really live up to the hype?  Yes, yes it does.

Until next time,

 

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation purchased by me.  All opinions are my own.

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