Okay, I know I am a year or so late into the Fenty hype but i can finally say that I have tried the famous Fenty beauty foundation. After anticipating and was a bit hesitant about trying it, I finally did and I have a lot of things to say. When I did try it for the first time, I did not try it all over my face. I tried it along side Huda beauty foundation with it being on one side and huda on the other side. Before you all attack me, I am not a Rihanna hater, I actually love her so much but for some reason I never felt the need to buy the fenty foundation. I cannot explain why I chose not to buy it, maybe because I was content with my foundation (Lancôme) but we all know there is no such thing as being content with one foundation.
Actually I lied because I previously stated that I tried Fenty beauty foundation for the first time alongside Huda, but that was not the case. I actually got a sample earlier this year in January and I tried it and it did not give me the wow factor that I was looking for because I would have bought it back then in January and maybe that was why it was not that memorable for me. I have an oily face practically all year but sometimes in the winter, my face tends to get dry so I would say the foundation was not as matte and drying thankfully. This is because when I wore Fenty, that was around my birthday celebration (Capricorn babe), my face was a bit dry because I had just gotten back from Nigeria and I did not have the best skin care routine back in Nigeria. So, I would say the foundation gave me a good moisture but that was really about all it did for me. It did not last through out my night of partying because it was supposed to be a matte foundation. I will add a video of me at the end of the night of celebrating, of how my makeup looked that night. I also set this foundation with the Kat Von D lock it and Cover FX setting powder and a setting spray. I cannot remember the setting spray I used.
I have been looking for a holy grail foundation for the summer that will be so good to my oil skin and does not cost too much. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation but it is a little too pricey ($53 with tax) for my broke college self. So I decided to go and give Fenty beauty foundatiuon another try because a lot of people have spoken so highly of it and it is a bit cheaper. I went and bought it about 2 weeks ago and I also purchased Huda beauty just because I heard it was very full coverage and mattifying. I decided to compare both of them and put them to the test to see how well each will perform on a hot NC summer day. I would say, Fenty was not as full coverage as Huda but it is definitely buildable. I also forgot to mention that both of this foundations give you a bit more than the normal 30 ml that other brands give. Fenty gives you 32 mL and Huda gives you 35 mL, so you are definitely getting more for your money. Huda is very full coverage, when I say full coverage, I mean FULL COVERAGE AF! One thing that I did notice about Huda was the smell, it has this very strong perfumey smell that I absolutely hate but Fenty does not. I put them on and finished my makeup and I forgot that I was doing a comparison, so I set both of them with the Huda beauty Resting Boss Face Waterproof Setting Spray which by the way is the freaking BOMB.com (review on that coming soon). After all was set and done, I head out to go eat with my family that came to see me and after about 6 hours, I noticed that I had not retouched my face on both sides at all. I was not sure if it was because they were both great foundations or the setting spray was really doing its thing. After 11 hours of wear, I would say they were both great and withstood the NC hot summer weather. I did notice after about the 7th hour of wear, Fenty did start to get a bit oily on my cheek area and my smile line was starting to show but Huda did not budge. Huda!! that girl did not come to play at all. (BY THE WAY, Huda is on my left and Fenty is on my right)
Third Comparison and Try:
Sorry for making y’all read this really long review, but after the second try for some reason I was still not so sure because I was not sure if it was because they both were great foundation or because of the setting spray. I wanted this review to be as unbiased as possible, so I put them to a test one last time. I did everything I normally do when it comes to my makeup except setting it with my Huda spray. I used a regular shmegular Elf setting spray. After 4 hours of wear, I started notcing that that my Fenty side was starting to get oil on my cheeks and nose area but Huda was still not budging. Huda was showing no sign of fear or anything of such. Not until like about 7 hours of me wearing them that I started noticing some oil on Huda’s side. It was not as bad as it was on Fenty’s side. It’s not like Fenty was just extremely oily but it was more noticable than Huda, and I had to retouch it a few times before Huda even started showing signs of oil. After a long 10-11 hours of total wear, the Fenty side was done and greased out because after a while, I just stopped touching it up. Huda was also a bit greasy but more manageable. Overall I would give Fenty a 7 out of 10 and Huda a 9 out of 10 and here is why.
Full Coverage for those who love full coverage
35 mL of foundation
Very much of a matte foundation
Lasts practically all day
Unmovable/ unshakable with the sister spray from Huda as well.
The scent/ smell. The smell is just too strong for me personally. Even when I was taking off the foundation, I noticed that I was still able to smell the perfumey scent on my makeup wipes.
more expensive than Fenty $40
Without care and if too much was used, it can look cakey due to it being so full coverage.
Buildable to Full Coverage
32 mL of foundation
Lasts a long time with the right setting spray.
Oxidizes and looks more natural than Huda
Oxidizes, for some people this can be a cons because they just did not pick the right shade.
The fact that you have to use a specific kind of setting spray to make it last longer
Buildable (for those who likes full coverage), this means they’ll have to use a bit more to achieve the full coverage look.
Overall: I would say, Huda is IT for me but Fenty is still great but I will personally use it more for my everyday makeup. Huda will definitely be my go to foundation for a night out in the town or whenever I am going to be partying heavily. That girl will not disappoint you, well I know it has not disappointed me so far.
Thank you for hanging in there with me loves and hope this review was helpful ❤️