New Foundations Reviewed
There have been so many foundation releases lately this been hard to keep up! It seems like every brand has a new formula out which makes it hard to know where to start. I managed to get my hands on samples of three of biggest releases to try out.
In todays blog I’ll be taking you through wear tests of Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation, Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Longwear Foundation and Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation.
Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation
The Basics: $60 for 30mls from Mecca Maxima. Medium coverage matte finish with 50 shades in the range
What they say: A vegan, buildable, medium-coverage liquid foundation with a real-skin, matte finish that lasts up to 24 hours
What I thought: My biggest issue with this foundation is the shade range, while it’s super extensive none of the lighter cool shades made it Australia. apparently they are coming but it meant I had too try this foundation in the wrong shade. This foundation is as they claim medium coverage and I was able to build it easily. While it did look nice on the skin, was weightless and had decent lasting power. I found it clung to dry spots if I didn’t use a heavy primer and didn’t quite become one with my skin giving me the ‘real-skin’ look I was hoping. I think if you have more oily skin this foundation will be amazing, but dryer skin types might struggle with it.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation
The Basics: $52 for 32mls from Sephora. Medium to full coverage natural finish with 50 shades in the range
What they say: A first-of-its-kind hydrating longwear foundation that delivers it all, with comfortable medium to full coverage, serious staying power, and natural finish perfect for normal to dry skin.
What I thought: I wore this foundation serveral times using the Pro Filt’r Hydrating primer that was released with it and using my usual primer (Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base) and no matter how I tried it looked fantastic. I have combination skin and this foundation didn’t get oily on my t-zone or dry on my checks and around my nose. I found it lived up to the claims of being a buildable medium to full coverage that truly lasts. I wore this foundation for over 15 hours and it still looked good when I finally took it off.
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection Foundation
The Basics: $106 for 35mls from Sephora. Sheer to medium coverage natural finish with 36 shades in the range.
What they say: A long-wearing, customisable foundation that builds from sheer to medium coverage in 36 universal hues that manifest the ultimate standard for sublime skin.
What I though: It kind of saddens me to say I didn’t like this foundation. Pat McGrath makes my all time favourite eyeshadow formula and I love her eyeliner and mascara. But this foundation just didn’t work for me. It seemed to sit on top of my skin instead of becoming one with it and emphasised dryness and pores. I also found I couldn’t build it without it looking really cakey. No matter how I prepped my skin I just couldn’t get it to perform well and I found it rubbed off easily throughout the day.