Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Review

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation Review | Sydni Denise

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to do a review on the highly sought after Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation. I mentioned this foundation on my Beauty Holiday Gift Guide and I finally got my hands on it. I’ve always loved Huda Kattan and the Huda Beauty lashes so when I heard about her new foundation, I knew I had to try it. I bought this foundation myself and these are my genuine thoughts and first impressions after wearing it. Hopefully this review will be helpful  if you are debating whether of not the Huda Beauty faux filter foundation is worth buying.

Just for info I’m the shade NW43 in MAC and the shade 10 in Giorgio Armani and my skin type is normal. 


The Packaging

Once I unboxed the foundation, right off the bat I really liked the packaging of the foundation. Huda Beauty has always put out products with great, functional packaging. It is very sleek and super simple in my opinion, it is made out of a hard plastic (another plus for me because I drop and break everything). The bottle has a built in pump, which is nice and what I prefer for my foundations to have. 


The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation 

Huda Beauty Faux Filter Foundation Review | Sydni Denise
PHOTO: Courtesy of Huda Beauty

Now moving on to the actual foundation, I bought the shade Cinnamon 440G, which is for ultra tan skin tones with golden undertones. I worried that this shade might be too light for me at first but after swatching multiple shades, I realized that the Huda Beauty foundation oxidizes (dries darker on the skin). The foundation dries very quickly and leaves a matte finish, which by the way I am obsessed with because I live in Atlanta and the humidity here is no joke! I also wanted to acknowledge the fact that Huda has created an all inclusive shade range with 30 different shades. I’ve added the swatches of the Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation above so you can find your shade. 


The Application

While applying the Huda Beauty foundation, I noticed that it had a faint rose smell to it. The smell was not overbearing and I did not mind it, but some may not enjoy it. The foundation also has a thick consistency and it  has an amazing coverage, which is perfect for covering up blemishes, spots, and imperfections. Like I said before, the foundation does dry pretty fast but it blends into the skin very well. Once completely applied, it left a flawless, natural, mattified finish and like I predicted, the shade did end up matching my skin tone perfectly!

I then applied my all time fave Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Tan Sand. I always set my face after my foundation and I used the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Micro Finishing Powder. Honestly though, I truly do not need to apply a finishing powder, because this foundation dries with almost a powdery finish. To complete this look I applied the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in Sun Dipped to highlight. 

The rest of the products I used for this look will be linked below. 


Wear Time

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation Review | Sydni Denise

So the wear time on the Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation is beyond amazing! It lasted me an entire day beautifully. It did not become oily or sticky, even towards the end of the day. While I was in South Florida for a wedding, I wore the Huda Beauty foundation and it kept it’s normal matte finish without becoming oily. Because of the warm temps and high humidity, I truly thought that it would have melted off but it lasted me the entire night. 


Final Thoughts

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation Review | Sydni Denise

I am super impressed with Huda Beauty and this foundation, it did not become cakey, there was no patchiness and no weird lines. I love that this is able to create a natural matte finish, I haven’t been able to find another foundation that does this with my skin. It is nice that I can be out and not have to worry about my foundation looking jacked up after a couple hours. I appreciate the amount of shades provided, as a WOC, I appreciate that she was able to create a vast shade range that accommodates everyone. 

Huda has done quite an amazing job with her makeup line and I can’t wait to see what she does next. Since the foundation is practically sold out everywhere in the United States, it can still be found on the Huda Beauty site and online at Cult Beauty. The Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation retails for $40 USD. 





  1. February 20, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    Awesome! My skin is oily so it’s nice to hear that this foundation doesn’t melt off, especially in warmer and humid climates. Thanks for sharing!

    • SydniDenise
      February 20, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Yeah I definitely recommend this foundation for anyone who has oily skin!

  2. February 20, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    This foundation looks flawless & it’s nice that it holds up well. Also love the packaging, cool packaging always gets me.

  3. February 21, 2018 / 12:19 am

    Wow your skin is flawless girl. I’ve been curious about this foundation for a while now. Do you think it’s ok for normal/dry skin? Thanks for the thorough post! xx

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 2:24 pm

      Yes. I definitely think this would be great for all skin types even normal to dry. Even though it is matte, the formula didn’t seem to change throughout the day and my skin looked naturally matte without looking or feeling dry or oily.

  4. Samantha Leigh Kresz
    February 21, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    That looks gorgeous on your skin. I have been dying to try some Huda products.

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 2:22 pm

      You definitely should! Her products are such great quality!

  5. February 22, 2018 / 10:53 am

    Such a beautiful make – up! Glad you love it! x

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Thank you!

  6. February 22, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    Wow this looks flawless on your skin! Since it has such a matte finish, do you find that it dries out your skin at all? Just curious. It sounds perfect for when the weather gets warmer and you have to worry about your makeup sweating off!

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you! No, it didn’t seem to dry out my skin whatsoever or feel like it was starting to crack or cake up. I definitely recommend this foundation!

  7. February 22, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    This looks great on you! I definitely am going to look further into this product!!

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you and this foundation is definitely worth the buy.

  8. February 22, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Thanks for the review. It’s very helpful for me, as I always have problems with choosing the right foundation for myself. I like the picture in which you show different shades suitable for various skin colour types. 🙂

    • SydniDenise
      February 22, 2018 / 4:07 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate you reading my review!

  9. February 22, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    I like products which can stand alone without needing excess layering. Hadn’t heard of this, but worth looking into.

  10. February 22, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Thank you so much for your review! It is nice to find another product that will make my skin not look oily throughout the day!

  11. February 22, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    I absolutely love makeup reviews although I am completely clueless about it and hardly wear it because it is just so hot here! You are absolutely flawless. This is a simple and very well put together look . Simple and beautiful 🙂

    • SydniDenise
      February 23, 2018 / 11:59 am

      You’re so sweet! Thank you so much for reading!

  12. February 22, 2018 / 7:24 pm

    i heard so many good things about this product! it is really time for me to try it!

  13. February 23, 2018 / 3:49 am

    I think this is the foundation I’ve been looking for. Its describes just what I need. Thank you for sharing

    • SydniDenise
      February 23, 2018 / 11:57 am

      It really is amazing!

  14. February 24, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    okay i’m a total believer now! i’ve been wanting to try her line so thanks!

  15. February 26, 2018 / 11:56 am

    Awesome review! I’ve been wondering about this foundation! I want to try a full coverage foundation but afraid that it will look cakey. You look great!

  16. February 27, 2018 / 11:19 am

    Wow, looks gorgeous! Good to hear that it works in Florida too.

  17. February 28, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    This is very amazing! It’s always difficult to look for the perfect shade especially some products don’t have a wide rage. That one is perfect you! I can’t wait to check this out!

    ~ xo Sheree

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