Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation Review


I picked up Sephora’s 8 Hour Mattifying foundation in February and I’m finally calling it empty. I keep trying to scrape out the last little bit but I seem to be losing the battle. I’m not really a full face foundation girl, I prefer lighter coverage for every day use. I find it easier to brush this on than to bother fully blending liquid foundation, unless I’m going out for a big event.

Coverage: Light
My Skin Type: Combination, Dry
Price: $25 CAD


  • Compact comes with a mirror and sponge applicator
  • Many different shades to match with your complexion. I’m using 06 Beige and it matches perfectly. Does anyone else hate when foundations/bb creams only come in Light, Medium, and Dark? What the heck! Skin tones are not that generic!
  • Doesn’t cake or look powdery
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Matte finish. I use Aveeno SPF30 Sunscreen on my face every day and this powder foundation instantly gets rid of the shine.


  • Doesn’t last very long in the pan. I started hitting pan within a month and half and I wasn’t even using it every day
  • Depending on what you want from your foundation keep in mind that this is light coverage. You will still need a concealer for anything you might want to cover up
  • Doesn’t last for 8 Hours as claimed. On an average day this lasts maybe 6 hours

My Rating: 3.5/5

As much as I have enjoyed using this product, I can definitely get a similar drugstore powder for less. I must say that I was impressed they had a shade that actually matched me though!

What’s your favourite foundation and do you prefer powder or liquid? Thanks for reading! If you enjoyed this post please give my little space of internet some love and follow this blog, it would be much appreciated! You can also find me on Instagram  & Twitter!

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4 thoughts on “Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation Review

      1. Right now, I’m working on Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse which I actually like quite a bit. I tried their Dream Velvet recently and hated it! I’d love to try a high end foundation someday.


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