I've only used this foundation twice and this review is about first impressions.I'm going to edit it after using it more
In my country Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation is the most used foundation in bridal makeups in luxury salons so I was very curious about it.it's only available on online shops here and 140G (cashew),150G(creme brulee) and 200N(Shortbread) are the only fair-light shades available.I checked in Findation website and it suggested 130G (Panacota), (FR,I'm 51 in Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation,C1 in Mac Face&Body,Gobbi in Nars Sheer Glow).since shade 130G wasn't available I decided to choose 140G or 150G.in Huda's website 140G is described as deep fair with golden and peachy undertones;150G is also deep fair with golden undertones.I was afraid 150 may be too dark for me,on the other hand I was afraid 140 might be too peachy(I prefer golden warms to peachy warms).finally I ordered 140G(Cashew) for 50 USD
About the packaging,I really like it.it's bottle looks luxurious even though it's not made of glass.the first time it's pump dispensed too much of product but after that,it works fine..about it's scent,the other reviews are right.if you can only wear scentless foundations don't blindbuy this one.this foundation has a delicious,sweetish,floral-gourmand perfumey smell which lasts for a pretty long time..I don't mind it as I really like how it smells and fortunately my skin,eventhough almost sensitive, isn't sensitive to perfumed face products.
Shade 140G(Cashew) is better than my imaginations but not spot on..when first applied it's just a true fair with yellow undertones,a great match for me but unfortunately it oxidizes quickly to a less yellow,cooler shade and it makes me look a bit too pale/too white/lifeless.I have this problem with a lot of foundations,I guess I need them to be even more yellow.anyway,it's not a very bad match as it's very good in tone and close enough in undertone and it oxidizes evenly and doesn't change to something too dark or orange but I don't like it as much as I like it's first color and if I go back in time I'd choose another shade
It's texture isn't light weight like liquid foundations but it's not too thick either when compared to some other full coverage cream foundations.I didn't use primer with it.just used a lightweight moisturizer,then applied the foundation with brush and used a damp beauty blender to blend it.I guess this application method is the best(at least for me) because it wasn't easy to blend when I tried with just beauty blender sponge.and I had to apply and blend it spot by spot as it dries very quickly.
It truely has a perfect coverage.the highest coverage in my collection.I have dark cycles and usually I use a peachy color corrector,then put on concealer(all my concealers are from drugstore brands though),and the darkness of my under eyes still shows through but this foundation managed to cover it and there was no need to use a color corrector or concealer.I also didn't powder my face because it looked matte and pretty dry by itself
Unfortunately it doesn't look nice and doesn't sit well on my skin.year round my skin is dry but right now(summer),my skin is more on the normal side.I don't have large pores,I don't have wrinkles,I don't have textures but it still looked very heavy,cakey and dry.when a foundation doesn't look nice on normal,clear,young skin I can't call it a good foundation even if it has great coverage and great shade range.yes,it looks great when looking from two meters away or in photos but this is not enough in my book
It doesn't seem to be super longwear.I don't have oily skin,don't have very long days full of physical activity and eventhough I didn't fix it with powder,I used a setting spray.it didn't fade but looked a bit patchy and creased in my smile line(and I don't have a smile line!!) but I can't really blame it as we're in the middle of a crazy hot,sweaty summer.it doesn't transfer a lot but when I took off my sunglasses after an hour I could tell that it's not totally transfer proof either..it looks a bit dry on my skin but doesn't feel drying at all..no break outs yet(my skin usually responses immediately when hates a product) but it's one of those difficult to remove and wash off foundations so it might clog my pores if I don't exfoliate regularly
I'm going to give it more chances and I wish to find a way to make it work because I like it's coverage,it's color,it's packaging and even it's scent! I just want it to melt in my skin instead of sitting on top of it like a cakey,thick layer of foundation.the third time that I wanted to use it,it looked so bad that I had to clean my face and put on another foundation.I used Catrice HD instead which looked much much better and it's only 8 USD
Ok,I'm starting to like it.I still believe it's not a very natural,skin-like looking foundation but it's high coverage impresses me.now it sits better on my skin and even though I can't even think of relying on it as my daily foundation,I like using it in special occasions
For me the best way is to apply it on moisturized skin with a brush and tapping a soft blender sponge afterwards and doing this quickly and spot by spot.in my case it looks better without primer and powder
I wish some stores carried it so that I could try to find my right match.140G somehow washes me out the way that It Cosmetic CC Cream Your Skin but Better in shade "Fair" does.I think when I buy full coverage foundations I have to go with a shade darker and warmer toned than my usual,sheer foundations
Anyway,I recommend Huda Beauty Faux Filter if you want a high coverage foundation and you don't mind perfumed ones