Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Review

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation: Fabulous or Faux Pas?

Here’s a review of the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation and recommended solutions on the most common complaints found online.

Let’s face it… A lot of us Huda Beauty fans are crazy over the latest products that are coming out from her brand. I still remember the olden days when it was just the gorgeous lashes, then one by one, Huda started releasing one gem after the other. Of course, like every other fan out there, I also get myself these products to use for myself, as well as for my clients.

As a professional makeup artist, I have been exposed to a lot, and I mean a lot of makeup products. That’s why I am still super amazed whenever I discover a new product that manages to win over the old, dependable heavyweight brands. I recently experienced this when Huda Beauty released her Easy Bake Loose Powder. You can read my comparison review HERE and see how Easy Bake managed to beat all the other powders I had.

While filming that  same makeup look, I used the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation and I actually got several DM’s on Instagram asking me about it. Should they buy this foundation? Is it worth the money? How come there are a lot of negative reviews online?

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Well, first and foremost, I believe that every woman is different. What works for one person wonderfully might fail when it comes to another. There is no one result so you really need to test it out for yourself.

But what I will do in order to help you out is relate my personal experience about this foundation by answering the common problems encountered. These are based on the many times I have used this foundation not only on myself but several of my clients as well.

Hopefully, this will help not only those deciding if they want to buy the product but also those who already bought the foundation and are having a difficult time making it work.

The Top 5 Complaints about the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation and my pro tips to solve them

Complaint: The consistency is super thick and does not spread on my skin well

I believe that it’s very important to stress that the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation is a CREAM foundation, and not a liquid foundation. The difference is that the consistency is thicker.

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Here’s a comparison of the consistency of #FauxFilter

 

This confuses a lot of women, especially those who are used to liquid foundation because they become unsure how much product to use so they are either putting too much or too little. Based on my experience, one single pump can actually cover your entire face already and just adjust as you go along.

In terms of applying it easily on the skin, you need to prep your skin well with a primer or moisturizer in order for the product to smoothly glide into your skin. Use a primer suitable for your skin type. If this still does not work, you can use a moisturizer to mix with the foundation to make application easier for you. Be warned not to use something like Farsali, because in my personal experience, the foundation starts coming off.

What happens when blending with Farsali

Complaint: It leaves dry patches, settles on fine line and does not blur the pores 

This problem is not exclusive on the #FauxFilter. I find that this problem occurs when using a cream foundation if the skin is not well exfoliated and moisturized. This is the reason why women with dry skin don’t like the #FauxFilter because they will surely face this problem especially if they do not take the time to really exfoliate and moisturize.

Another reason that can cause this problem is incorrect application techniques. If you have textured skin, fine lines and large pores, use a brush or sponge to pat product into your skin and blend carefully, instead of gliding the product into your skin. If you suffer from extra dry skin or flakiness, avoid harshly buffing the foundation in a circular motion.

Use proper tools and don’t buff heavily for textured skin.

Complaint: It looks cakey and heavy on the skin

The #FauxFilter is highly pigmented and gives you full coverage. These are two features that I actually love about this product. But this also means that in using the product, you don’t need too much in order to fully cover your face. Again, this is a cream foundation so if you put too much product, for sure it will look cakey.

In using this product, don’t compare it to other liquid foundation you have. Just start with a single pump and you will see that it is enough for full coverage. You can always build up and add more, but it’s harder to scale down when you already put too much.

As suggested you can also mix with a moisturizer so it will be lighter in terms of finish

Mixing with a moisturizer gives it a dewy finish

Complaint: It stays wet on the skin

Again, this problem will occur if you are putting too much product on your face. Another reason is if you have super oily skin and put too much primer or moisturizer before putting on the foundation. Also, just wait a few minutes as it will dry off after some time.

Even though this foundation is supposed to be matte, it is always smart to set this foundation with a loose powder like the Easy Bake to make sure it stays on your face. This is especially important if you live in humid or warm weather countries.

Complaint: It oxidizes after two or three hours

Oxidizing of makeup is a common problem especially for people with oily skin. Oxidation occurs as the product reacts with your skin’s natural oils and the weather. This can cause makeup to look darker on your skin after a few hours.

One easy solution is to use a primer so that you have a layer between the foundation and your skin. This will form as a barrier to avoid oxidation. Make sure to use a primer that suits your skin type!

Another additional tip is also to set with a loose powder and then use a blotting tissue to keep the oils away.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS

The first time I tested the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter I also thought at first that I will not like it. However, after using it for a few times, I started to appreciate how great it is.

I recommend this foundation as a FABULOUS product to use if you are planning to be photographed – like photo shoots or if you will be under a lot of lights. The full coverage is really incomparable.

If you are not someone who goes out with full coverage makeup every day, then I do not recommend this as a daily makeup.  It’s more of a special occasion makeup that you want to use when you really have a lot of time to prep your skin

If you don’t like heavy or full matte coverage, then this is not for you.

Because of its formula, I have to say that it can be difficult for some women especially beginners to become comfortable in using this product as it does not act the same way as a normal liquid foundation.If you’re a makeup newbie, I have to warn you that you may need practice before nailing the right amount to use and the right way to apply this product to maximize its best qualities.

If you already have the product and are struggling with it, follow my advice above and hopefully you will start enjoying it more.  I will also be happy to help you out by offering my one-on-one makeup lessons which you can avail by CONTACTING ME HERE.

In my private makeup classes,  I will be able to help you choose the right products as well as teach you how to maximize these products to make you look the best version of yourself.

Again, everyone is different so what may be fabulous for you may be a faux pas for others, but do not stress because makeup is supposed to be beautiful for you to enjoy!

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