Discovery of the Month: #FauxFilter Foundation

It’s been a few months since I’ve written a beauty related blog post. If you follow me on Instagram @nicolealexia, then you’ll know I haven’t been shy of a few cheeky beauty purchases; it’s just that I’ve visited some amazing restaurants recently that I couldn’t resist writing about:

The list could have continued, but I recently discovered the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter Foundation which caused me to positively disrupt my feed of food.

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As a sufferer of oily skin, I’m continuously trialling different foundations as it’s so difficult to find one that’s thick enough to keep the shine at bay, but not too thick that it will stick to my drier areas. I’ve always been a fan of Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray so when their All Nighter foundation and concealer range dropped, I just HAD to buy.

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I 100% recommend the concealer, but I was so gutted to say that the foundation didn’t live up to my expectations. It covered all of my imperfections and provided me with a flawless canvas, however it revealed to me that I had dry skin in areas I didn’t even know it was possible to have dry skin! It clinged ridiculously to the edges of my nose and by the end of the day, I basically had no foundation left on it!

Huda on the other hand absolutely smashed it, but when doesn’t she?! #FauxFilter is thick enough to cover all of my flaws and tackle the unruly beast that is my oily skin, yet so lightweight. In fact it’s so lightweight and breathable that I am able to wear it on a daily basis for work.

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This picture was taken early in the morning so is a bit of an unfair representation of the foundation. Consequently, I thought I’d also take some pics of what the foundation looked like during a night out…

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and after a bottomless brunch…

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I generally don’t like to wear lightweight foundations for nights/days out as I wan’t to be able to feel it on my skin so that I don’t have to worry about the oil shining through in pictures. Nevertheless I’m so glad I tried it; I was in utter shock when I took this picture after two and a half hours of consuming unlimited cocktails and found that I didn’t even need to blot!

Yes there’s still a slight shine coming through on my t-zone and either side of my nose in the second to last pic, but I don’t look sweaty like most foundations tend to make me look at some point in the night.


I’ve come to the conclusion that I will never truly have the ability to tame my stubborn, oil-producing skin, but #FauxFilter foundation is definitely the closest I will get to perfect. The search is over ladies. I just have to pray that my skin doesn’t become accustomed to the formula, so that I will never have to begin my horrifically long search for foundation for oily skin again!

Have you #DiscoveredDifference with the Huda Beauty Faux Filter foundation yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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