Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation in Vanilla 120B

Huda Beauty #FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation in Vanilla 120B

The Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation promises medium to full coverage for literally every type of skin. It claims to be hydrating with a matte finish. Essentially it is supposed to be the answer for all of us looking for that “Instagram filter” skin finish.

But how does it stand up to a full day at work on combination skin? Keep reading…

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B review wear test

The packaging is quite hefty, as it should be for $52 CAD.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B review pump

And I LOVE that it comes with a pump (I’m looking at you Estee Lauder). Plus, the pump dispenses just the perfect amount to cover half your face. The formula itself is a bit tacky and thick, much like Kat Von D’s.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B review wear test 1

So here’s what I love about the #FauxFilter foundation. The shade selection, 30 in total, is quite inclusive. Shade Vanilla 120B doesn’t oxidize on me and is a great match for my neck and face. I used two pumps and built up a nice medium coverage which hid all my blemishes and redness. It even looked smooth over wrinkles.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B review wear test 2

But my first impressions were also ruined by the scent. WHAT ON EARTH WERE YOU THINKING, HUDA? This has a very, very strong floral scent that honestly lingers for almost an hour. And as someone who is prone to migraines, this is not good. Mind you, the scent is quite nice but I am not about to put highly fragranced stuff on my face.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B review wear test 3

And 10 hours later, everything just fell apart. As much as I loved the finish initially, it just fell off my face by about 3pm. Like, I look haggard. It completely wore off on my nose and chin, the oil is coming through in my t-zone AND it stuck to my dry skin on my forehead. Definitely not a longwearing foundation.

One more thing, my skin was actually WORSE after removing this foundation. I had clogged pores on my nose and somehow this dried out my forehead.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B comparison Fenty 120 MAC N18 Estee Lauder Double Wear 1N1

I decided to compare #FauxFilter’s formula and shade match to my go-to foundations, shown above. As far as the formula goes, Fenty is more matte, and MAC and Estee Lauder are more longwearing.

Huda Beauty FauxFilter High Coverage Cream Foundation Vanilla 120B comparison Fenty 120 MAC N18 Estee Lauder Double Wear 1N1 swatches

As you can see, Vanilla 120B is a good, well-balanced neutral fair shade. It’s a tad light on me but it definitely didn’t learn too orange or pink, which is a huge problem I have with a lot of foundations.

I wanted to love this foundation so much but it just didn’t work for me. Have you had any experiences with the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation?