The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation featured in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are 100% my own. Affiliate links that benefit this site are included.
Being home has never felt so good! As you know from my last post and from Instagram, I’ve had quite the adventure the last few days. Appendicitis came in like a wrecking ball and I’m now thankfully recovering. I don’t have any Cyber Monday goodies to share with you, but I wanted to share my review of the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation.
I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a foundation release since Make Up For Ever released their Ultra HD Foundation years ago. It’s one of my holy grail foundations and I’ve been looking forward to see if the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation would be good enough to nab holy grail status.
Huda’s foundation, which comes in 40 shades, came with much anticipation so what I really wanted to know was a) is it worth the hype, b) will it hold up to my oily skin, and c) can I find a shade that’s perfect for my skin tone?
I’ll start backwards and give you the details in full! It’s always a challenge determining your perfect foundation matc when you’re not able to test products in person, but I have to say Huda and her team have put together some great swatches and photos you can use to figure out your undertone and perfectly match yourself. I thought I was a Butter Pecan 330N (neutral), but when I found that shade was sold out I decided to take a chance and go for Baklava 340G.
I tore into my Sephora package as soon as it arrived (three cheers for that 2-day Flash Shipping!) and I was delighted to find that it was indeed a good match.
While I thought Baklava might be a bit too yellow for me, I decided to swatch it next to two of my most commonly used foundations to see what the difference was. The swatches on my hand are flip flopped from the order of the foundation in the photo. In the photo you will find Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation in Baklava 340G, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in Y405, and Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in 4C3 Soft Tan.
The foundations as they appear in these swatches are Estee Lauder, Make Up For Ever and Huda Beauty. The Estee Lauder does have more warmth, however the Make Up Forever and Huda Beauty Foundations are pretty close together.
So, let’s answer my other burning questions. Is Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation worth the hype? Yes!
This foundation is described as a full-coverage cream foundation that’s appropriate for all skin types with a satin-matte finish. It’s designed to mimic your skin as closely as possible while providing ultimate coverage for hyper pigmentation and other skin discolorations. This foundation is very, very lightweight and doesn’t feel heavy at all although it does give great coverage. In this photo you can see the difference between the left and right sides of my face.
The foundation does come with a sample of the primer, but I will say I like the coverage best without a primer.
Although I have oily skin and typically have to set my foundation with powder, that’s not the case with #FauxFilter. For best results I’ll powder my t-zone with a translucent powder and that’s all I need, or else my pores run the risk of looking entirely large. And yes, it does hold up very well to my oily skin lasting for many hours until I remove it. This is the makeup I wore to take photos right before my fateful trip to the ER.
I created a very chatty video discussing this foundation along with a quick makeup tutorial. I used the Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Palette along with the Huda Beauty Warm Beauty Obsessions eyeshadow palette to create the look.
Other products I mention in the video:
Make Up For Ever Jessie J
ColourPop Brow Pencil in Dope Taupe
NYX Brow Mascara in Blonde
Kiko Milano High Precision Liner 300
My Final Thoughts: Three Cheers for Huda Beauty #FauxFilter. I’m definitely loving on this foundation and will be using it often.