Monday, 16 October 2017

Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation: Tres Leches (320G)

Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation is finally here on my blog and I'm so excited to talk about it.I'm sure many of you are trying to figure out your shade and to see if its worth the £32 price tag.I will try to answer as many questions on this post as possible to help you, but if I do miss anything, please let me know in the comment section and I'll add it to the post :)

I'm going to start packaging first as I know there is a little bit of confusion with it.Although it gives off a glass look, it is in fact plastic.I'm pretty fussy when it comes to foundation packaging and when I saw reviews of people complaining of it feeling like a cheap plastic, I was a little worried.In my opinion, I don't think it feels like a cheap plastic at all, and I'm glad Huda decided to choose this over glass, because their is nothing more devastating than seeing someone drop a glass foundation bottle to see it smash.Its like dropping food!I hope that clears things up on the packaging.

The first thing I had to do, was to completely guess my foundation shade, by finding my undertone with the corresponding shade on the chart.I'm not going to lie, I've never been so stressed in my life all over a foundation shade, but thanks to Huda and her beauty team, they created this chart to help us.I've provided the list for this shade on this post (which is owned by Huda not me) and to see the full list og the other shades, please click here
It was still quite hard for me to figure out my shade, because the majority of them I don't own or they are listed in a lighter or darker shade to me, so I had to use that as guidance.The shade Butter Pecan (330N) threw me off a little, because the NARS foundation Punjab alongside that one is extremely light, whereas I'm the shade Stromboli by NARS which is 3shades darker than Punjab, yet Tres Leches (320G) is above it on the chart.Pretty confusing right?The shade Latte (300N) also has one of my brands with the same shade, which is Kat Von D Medium 54, which is fairly light for me, even during autumn/winter time so I felt that Amaretti (310G) wouldn't be enough still.

Below I've swatched Tres Leches alongside my other foundation shades I use with other brands:
Huda's Tres Leches and NARS Stromboli are nearly identical to each other.What I've noticed with this foundation, is that after you apply it onto your skin, not only does it start to dry very quickly but it also starts to oxidise a little but not orange, just a little darker after a couple of minutes.Its more on the golden side compared to the NARS foundation which is perfect for me.

The formula is mixture of it being thick and liquidy, but not too liquidy where it runs down your hand.Huda recommended using just half to one pump for the whole face, which I personally thought would not work, as I don't have the smallest forehead.The foundation came with a sample of Huda's Complexion Perfection, which is a primer that can be used alongside this foundation.I decided to test it out, just to see if it made a difference when applying the foundation.
I took these snapshots from the first impressions review video that I posted on the 14th.The first image is me feeling my face after applying the primer.It made my face feel plump and supple, not leaving my face feeling sticky at all.You can also see I have quite a lot of acne going on at the moment on my forehead and chin, compared to my usual clear skin.I tend to get dry patches around the mouth during autumn/winter, with it being autumn right now in the UK.I felt this would be the perfect test for those that have skin problems.You can find my video on this foundation by clicking here
This is what my makeup looked like after applying half a pump for my whole face and it really does look like my skin has a filter on it.To apply this foundation, I used my Zoeva 104 Buffer Brush, which I swear by when it comes to liquid foundations.I didn't want to go for a full makeup look as I didn't want to take away the attention from the foundation, so I just applied some concealer under my eyes, mascara, liquid matte lipstick and some highlighter.This foundation is also scented, like it honestly smells really good.I did have a look at the ingredients to try and see what it could be, but its just listed as Parfum/Fragrance.

Huda recommends applying powder under the eyes and laugh lines so the foundation doesn't budge or crease, but I didn't do this as I already finished filming the video.The spot to your left on my cheek, I wasn't expecting the foundation to cover it completely as it was a fresh spot that was extremely bumpy, however it completely removed the redness surrounding it.

Later that night I decided to get some pictures of how my makeup looked after 8-9hours after applying.Each shot was photobombed by Louie and this was taken with the flash on.This is the only one that came out without his head in the way:
Makeup Details: 
Base: Huda Beauty Complexion Perfection Primer
Foundation: Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Tres Leches (320G)
Mascara: L'Oréal Paradise 
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape In Medium
Lips: Beauty Bakerie Cranberry Stiletto Lip Whip 
Highlight: Huda Beauty 3D Pink Sands Edition In Azores 

My skin stayed flawless the whole day and that was even without applying a setting powder.Nothing budged or transferred and it just looks like I've got a smooth filter across my face.It didn't crease into anything, no clinging to dry patches, nothing.To remove this foundation, I recommend using the Nivea Double Eye Effect Makeup Remover, as this removes the toughest of makeup products without it dragging it all across your face.It only costs £3.59 (£1.75 when on offer) from Superdrug and you don't even need that much to remove it all.

I honestly believe this foundation is well worth the £32 price tag, considering I've paid around the same or more for other brands that don't leave my face looking this good.If you can, I would highly recommend going in-store and trying the shades out, as this shade did oxidise slightly so I can't comment for the other shades.These can be purchased from the following authorised retailers in the UK:
Cult Beauty 
Makeup Details: 
Base: L'Oréal Skin Perfection Moisturiser
Foundation: Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Tres Leches (320G)
Mascara: L'Oréal Paradise 
Concealer: Tarte Shape Tape In Medium
Setting Powder: Beauty Bakerie Yellow Flour 
Lips: Huda Beauty Liquid Matte In Heartbreaker 
Highlight: Huda Beauty 3D Pink Sands Edition In Azores 

1 comment:

  1. I also wear Stromboli, and no other foundation match me better than stromboli. Other foundation is not olivey enough, they'll make my face grey or orange. But i read other blogger (safiyaah tanem), she chose butter pecan over tres leches, because when it's drying, butter pecan would change to be more olive than tres leches would. Tres would go to orangey side. Is that true? I know tres leches is a very beautiful olive undertone 😭😭 but i'm afraid of the color when it's drying