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The Fenty Foundation

I'm breaking the silence for you, Blue Grumpster, with a foundation review, though I'm afraid that Fenty Beauty may not have that cool, sarky blue shade that you are. I can only hope that you're yellow - like me because, let me tell ya, there's a whole lot of delicious, warm shades in that collection of 40 colours. 


Shade 390 (warm) 

So, I've been wearing this stuff for a few days, presenting myself in various, albeit, tropical weather conditions. And, here's what I think. 

Light and non-greasy. Well, it's soft matte. In fact, I expected it to be dry, and flaking off of my skin by midday, but it doesn't. It's light enough for me to gradually build in the kind of coverage I'm looking for, and more importantly, the foundation stays - on my skin, at least. I don't even need to set it with powder, and I love how it refuses to dislodge from my skin, even after a massive sweat session. Truth is, this is probably why I think it's good for me; I'm always sweating, and that makes it a real bang for the buck - RM145 for a 32ml product that comes in the most convenient pump bottle


You get rich, creamy colour with each pump. Since it's a super-quick drying formula, it's best to release the product in small volumes. I like to mix some sunscreen to the foundation before each application because it's a no-SPF deal. Maybe that's a reason why it's not drying up on me. However, the product oxidises like wildfire. Or, melting cotton candy, I don't know which is faster. Ten minutes after application, I'm already seeing tone changes - like a shade or two darker. Like I've spray-tanned the face. And, shade 390, makes me look a tad bit yellow too, like I've just washed my face after a fresh turmeric mask. Not cool. Maybe, I'll need to scale down to shade 370 to see if it's better. Or try a more neutral shade instead. The bad news is though, every shade that's below shade 390 is sold out at the Sephora near me. Wiped out clean there aren't even testers for those! 

All in all, I'll buy this product again if I can find the best shade for me. I like a bit of shine in my foundations and tinted moisturisers, and this product doesn't really give me that. But, there is nothing that can't be fixed with a little highlighter or cream blusher! 



Comments

  1. Sounds like it did the trick. Not sure it will be Blue's shade though lol

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    1. Hi Pat :) It almost did the trick. I wonder what's Blue's pantone code :p

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    2. My pantone code is bluemoon. Wait.... that's my password... um...
      What I can tell you is that it's good to hear your voice again. I pretty much stopped blogging myself for a couple of months because of this insane project I had to finish, which I did a couple of days ago. Frrrrrreee at last. I feel so great I would not even mind trying thr Fenty Foundation. I also know that you don't need makeup. That's a complement.

      Hope you're doing fine.

      Blue

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  2. Will you be breaking the silence any day soon?

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