Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation Review

Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation Compact

I picked up the Sephora 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

Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation


  • 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!

Have you Tried Sephora 8 HR Mattifying Foundation?

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  1. August 25, 2016 / 1:11 am

    I’ve actually never tried a powder foundation! I’ve only used liquid! I don’t have a favourite yet. Still searching for my holy grail lol!

    • August 25, 2016 / 2:51 pm

      I’m still looking too, this one is great for summer but it’s not perfect. What do you normally use??

      • August 25, 2016 / 10:23 pm

        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.

        • August 27, 2016 / 3:57 pm

          Ive never heard of either before, ill check it out! Im on the hunt for a new one lol

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