I purchased the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation (£32 | 35ml) from Cult Beauty as a pre-Christmas treat a few weeks ago. This product definitely falls into the ‘YouTube Made Me Buy It’ category. Basically, if it has ever been on NikkieTutorials face and it’s available in the UK, I will buy it. This is how I also discovered my beloved Juvia’s Place Sahara Palette, Tarte Shape Tape and, of course, the absolute beaut that is my Ofra Everglow Highlighter. Huda Beauty was created by Huda Kattan, an award-winning beauty blogger who, according to Cult Beauty, is considered to be one of the most influential women in the Middle East. She currently has over 23+ million Instagram followers. Her collection is most well known for her range of liquid lipsticks, lashes and luxury eyeshadow palettes but the line has recently expanded to include the #FauxFilter Foundation, Complexion Perfection Pre-Makeup Base and Buff & Blend Makeup Brush.
I guess the price tag is a little eye-watering, but I personally don’t mind investing in a decent base product, especially whilst I’m in the midst of a particularly nasty breakout around my chin and across my forehead. This foundation claims to be everything I look for in a foundation; “a long-lasting matte finish formula packed with perfecting, blemish-blurring pigments to keep your face looking faultless”. Initially, my first impressions were a little disappointing. For £32, I expect a glass bottle. The packaging doesn’t feel cheap but it’s not high-end either. The second curious thing about this foundation is the fragrance. None of my foundations are very potent so, at first, I found the scent of this quite off-putting. It’s not intense but it’s unusual and very musky like a unisex cologne which lingers on the skin.
The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation is a full-coverage matte foundation that is currently available in 30 shades (take note Tarte). Luckily, the shade I chose, Angel Food 110N, was a good match for my skin tone. The coverage is more intense than any other foundation I have ever tried including the YSL All Hours and Lancome Teint Idole. #FauxFilter can make your skin appear a tad one-dimensional at first but once you add warmth and depth with a touch of contouring your skin will look flawless. It hides everything; blemishes, scarring, discolouration and pores. It also claims to hide bruises and tattoos although I haven’t put this to the test yet.
It blends beautifully but I find that it has a tendency to crease in the fine lines around my mouth and forehead so I have to take extra care around these areas to make sure it doesn’t bunch up. #FauxFilter is water-resistant and incredibly long-lasting. I have oily skin, however, I don’t think this would be too uncomfortable for dry skin as it contains skin-nourishing argan oil and feels surprisingly lightweight. This is the kind of foundation I roll out for special occasions. This gives me full-on glam, doll-like skin at a moments notice. The coverage is so opaque and intense I often find myself skipping my concealer. Apart from the scent and packaging, I am super impressed with the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation and it’s left me even more excited to put her range of liquid lipsticks and eyeshadow quads to the test. Thankfully, Cult Beauty sent me a cheeky 15% off code to enjoy during my birthday month, so if you have any recommendations on what I should pick up next please send them my way!
The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation retails for £32 and is available here.