Exa High Fidelity Foundation

This blog post is about the Exa high fidelity foundation.

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Credo Beauty recently launched a new clean foundation with 43 shades. If you are at all familiar with clean beauty,  then you’d know this is a huge shade range for a first launch in clean beauty foundations. Priced at $38 per bottle, sustainably packaged, and bearing the stamp of approval from The Credo ethos, the beauty lover in me had to give the foundation a test. 

So here comes a good old Tester Tuesday First Impression Review video, but of course I’ve continued to test out the foundation since filming and this blog post will give you all the details on the Exa High Fidelity Foundation after a full 7 days of wear test. 

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Exa High Fidelity Foundation
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Exa High Fidelity Foundation
Exa High Fidelity Foundation

All About Exa High Fidelity Foundation

Here are the claims of the foundation (via Credo Beauty)

This Product Is: a buildable semi-satin foundation in 43 shades charged with anti-pollution actives

Good For: all skin types including dry, mature, sensitive, blemish-prone, combination and normal

Exa Beauty High Fidelity Foundation is a weightless vegan foundation that can be worn sheer to full coverage for a luminous glow that looks just like your skin on a really good skin day. Makeup meets skincare with a lightweight base of comforting aloe vera juice and plumping peach fruit extract to protect the skin’s barrier against environmental stressors. Protective microalgae actives, soothing maqui berry and hydrating hyaluronic acid team up with advanced pigment technology so that this foundation feels light and lasts long. This cruelty-free foundation is made with gluten-free ingredients, is safe for sensitive skin and approved by dermatologists. 


Does It Live Up?

Sounds amazing right? All this in a foundation plus it’s ethical, sustainable, and clean?! I was pretty skeptical. 

As I’ve transitioned into cleaner beauty products over the years (I’m not 100% clean nor do I think I will ever be. I like to live by the rule of 80/20 in life. Do our best, but allow for small conveniences and life to happen.)

However, if I could find a clean buildable foundation that is great for my combination sensitive skin, that is protecting it while wearing the foundation, that would be great! 

Bonus, if it’s cruelty free and sustainably packaged! Plus there’s over 40 shades to choose from. Therefore I had to put this foundation through the ringer. 

So after wearing the foundation for a full week, I have to say I’m loving it.  I recommend the foundation to anyone looking for a versatile base. This foundation performs beyond the clean beauty market. 


exa high fidelity foundation review


  • Buildlable from sheer to med-full coverage
  • Looks like skin
  • Longwear
  • Feels good on the skin
  • Great color match
  • Variety of shades for all
  • Sustainable packaging 
  • Cruelty Free
  • Toxic Free
  • Gluten free and vegan
  • No weird scent
  • Comes in a pump
  • Versatile for my everyday life and can transition to events and evenings
  • Works on my combination skin
  • No irritation 
  • No breakouts
  • Reasonably priced



  • Only available through Credo Beauty
  • Price point


Because it's only available through Credo Beauty, this foundation can be challenging to color match. I was able to go into the store to color match safely. I’m in the shade Greta 460 (visit my FAQ page to see what shades I am in other foundations). If you don’t have a location near you, you can order a sample of 3 shades to test at home. 

The price point is fair as far as mid range foundations go. Many other clean brands charge more for their foundations. However I can see the $38 price tag being out of some budgets. 


Will You Try It?

Do you think you’ll try the Exa High Fidelity Foundation? What are your clean beauty foundation favorites? Share with me in the comments or over on Instagram


Make sure to watch my full first impression video to see the application and close ups in 4K. I always show pores and texture because real skin has both. 




Exa High Fidelity Foundation First Impressions


  1. September 2, 2020 / 4:28 pm

    I’m very into your new Tester Tuesday format! I was very interested in this foundation when I first heard about it. I’ll be trying the UOMA Beauty foundation first but this one is now on my list! Love how you’ve redesigned your blog–the photos are looking gorgeous!

    • Serein Wu
      September 2, 2020 / 7:32 pm

      Hi Libby-
      I’m so happy you like the new way of Tester Tuesdays! Oh I want to try the UOMA Beauty Foundation too! Got to go through some more or declutter again though. So many new makeup launches recently, it kind of re-inspired me to bring back Tester Tuesdays.

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