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Oct 18 2017

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation shades 110 and 120

Disclosure: Store samples from Sephora.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

There’s been SO much hype around Rihanna”s new beauty line, Fenty Beauty.

Nothing caught my eye at first except Trophy Wife, the golden glitter bomb multitasker (highlighter, eye shadow). But after seeing it in person, it’s a little too glittery for me to get my money’s worth.

I’ve seen mixed reviews about the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation. So on a recent trip to Sephora, I asked the customer service rep if I could have samples of shades 110 and 120, so that I could do two things:

  • Determine my best color match
  • Test whether its performance is worth the $34 investment for me.

I was so happy that the woman at Sephora gave me two small containers that were full enough for at least three full face applications each. She also gave my daughter two Sephora stickers and those things kept her occupied for two hours (needless to say, if I were going to buy this I’d definitely go back and give her the sale, lol!).

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

110 on the left, 120 on the right:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

I tried 110 first. 110 is for very fair skin with cool undertones. Because my skin is so red all the time, this very fair shade was stark on my face as I applied it.

Here’s a before, half-face shot and after:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

And heres the finished look in morning, outdoor light. You can see that my face is a bit lighter than my neck; my neck and chest also tend to be ruddy.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

While I didn’t think this was horribly pale on me, it just didn’t seem to be the perfect fit in regards to color match. Here’s how it looked at the end of the work day (it looks like it oxidized a little bit it was still light, this is just different lighting):

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy
I thought it held up really well, with the exception of on my chin, where wear was visible to me. But even later in the evening it still looked good on my forehead, nose and cheeks.

I found the finish to be Matte but wore to a light dew as the day wore on. I could not wear this foundation in summer, when my skin is more oily vs dry to combo now.

Next up I wore 120. This is for fair skin with neutral undertones. I wore this three days in a row.

Here’s before, half a face and finished:

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna pro Filt'r soft Matte Longwear Foundation swatches review beautyjudy

This shade was my match.

Based on finding my match, and how the foundation performed for me, I should buy it, right?

But I can’t. By the end of the week of my trial with both shades, my rosacea was so agitated. My cheeks were itchy, I had prominent bumps. I was so bummed out.

It stinks that this didn’t work for me and my skin, but I’m grateful Sephora allows you to have samples of products because they just saved me $34 – or at least the hassle of returning something that didn’t work for me!

Have you tried this foundation? Does it work for you?

  • robin

    The consultant at Sephora I was at the other day was saying how awesome the foundation was. I think I am going to take a look at it next time I am in, even though I have my favorite right now that I have to mix up between two. I love the look of the highlighters but they were too glittery for every day. I didn’t get anything from the line. I think I read somewhere that Rihanna is adding a few lip colors. Did you hear that or am I imaging things?

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes! The holiday collection has lipstick and lip gloss. I did return the highlighter I bought but bought a lipstick. I might review it here next week. I love it, it’s pretty and gave me great wear!