Bad gyal makeup.
Fenty Beauty | Is It Overhyped?
PRO FILT’R FOUNDATION (#290)
Finding a foundation that matches is hard. It’s always a shot in the dark no matter how many foundation swatches you look up online. The closest match in the Fenty Beauty range I’ve found for my MAC NC30-35 skin thus far is #290. It dries down darker than the color you initially get right out the pump, but it still works for me and doesn’t dry down extremely dark. This specific shade is best for medium skin with olive undertones. I seem to have the worlds weirdest undertone because (according to a MAC makeup artist) I have yellow, olive, peach and a little pink. So I don’t really know what happened to me in the genetic department because my skin seems to be a cesspool of every single undertone out there, but this one matches me pretty well (it is a tad tanner) but it doesn’t make me look too warm or too ashy or too neutral.
Finish wise, it is more matte than I’m used to, but it’s not a complete flat matte. Your skin still looks like skin, but more even and flawless and slightly blurred. It has a lightweight consistency, but still give you medium coverage that is buildable to full. And, it doesn’t look cakey on the skin. It almost has a blurring effect and lasts a good 8-9 hours before I start to notice some fading. I like to moisturize a ton and use primer before applying this foundation just to make sure it doesn’t settle over any blemishes, and to add a little more sheen to the skin.
I picked up the shade Maple for medium to tan skin with neutral undertones, and this matches my skin pretty well too. The stick form is very convenient. If it comes in a stick or a cream, count me in because I’m too lazy to work with liquid makeup on the daily. Blendability of this one is good. The formula isn’t extremely creamy though so it does take a little more effort if you’re using a brush since it’s not as emollient. But, still good and even. My favorite way to blend it in is with my fingers because my 98° self warms the product up and it melts right in so the finish is more velvety and smooth. Coverage wise, it’s a medium, but buildable. It won’t cover my blemish scars completely on the first go around, but with a little extra product and a little extra patting in (no rubbing!), it covers them up.
Considering I’m a highlighter junkie, this was the biggest let down of the bunch and extremely underwhelming. Is it pretty? Sure. But it’s very subtle. After seeing the blinding glimmer of Trophy Wife, I was expecting Metal Moon to live on that side of blinding as well. It doesn’t. It’s very slight and subdued. If that’s what you’re into then you’d like this, but if you’re looking for more pizazz, keep on chugging on. It’s basically white in the pan, but applies a pale golden shade– very reminiscent of NARS Albatross, but I prefer Albatross over this for sure.
Is it overhyped? Yes and no.
The foundation = worth it.
Metal Moon = not worth it (unless you want something v subtle)
Matchstix aren’t extraordinary or revolutionary, but still nice, and would repurchase.
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