Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder ($40 CAD) – Butter
Fenty Beauty can’t seem to do anything wrong having not tried any of Fenty’s make up, I was excited to see what all the hype was about with the Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder!
Now, this seems like an appropriate time to confess that I am a powder snob!! I have very particular tastes about my loose powders and like different ones for different parts of my face and different effects. My favorite to reverse contour (to lighten up the jaw line) is the RCMA powder. Since the Hourglass powder has a nice sheen to it, I use it to set my face to depart a subtle glow that’s never heavy or caky. On my nose (yes, you read that right), I use the Too Face Peach Powder since it’s the most mattifying one I own (and my oils break through pretty aggressively on my nose) and I enjoy the beauty bakerie powder under my eyes since it’s brightening but not heavy. PHEW!
Now it’s important to say I dont do this all at ONCE. More so I pick the powder for the day, depending on what I want to do most. Ok! So my embarrassing high maintenance secret is out, back to Fenty…
The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder is a mattifying powder that tones down shine, sets liquids and creams and can brighten up areas on my face (through reverse contouring).
The packaging is quite bulky although it’s a beautiful design. The powder comes into a honeycomb shape (true to the Fenty aesthetic) with a beautiful mirrored finish lid.
The lid of the powder has holes in it for the ‘FB’ logo, which is nice because it lets just enough powder to seep through, but not too much.
The shade butter is the second lightest in the collection and is great for light to medium skin tones. Butter is a pale yellow that compliments my golden/olive tones wonderfully. I was going to buy the Lavender shade (lightest) but it was just too stark of a contrast on my skin and too bright.
The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder has a medium consistency, which I like. Loose powders that are too fine (i.e. Tarte Filtered Light Setting Powder) end up settling into fine lines on the face and dissipate once it’s buffed into the skin often removing makeup or looking like nothing. Powders that are too thick can look extremely caky on the skin (I’m thinking Laura Mercier on the side of thick powders).
The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder does a great job to live up to it’s claim. Although it’s nothing revolutionary, it’s a nice powder that I can see myself using to brighten and matify areas of my face.