Re: Fenty Concealers
Although I love the Fenty foundation, I'm not a fan of thur concealer or powders. No matter holde much or little I used, I looked as if my under eye aged +10 years. I prefer the Uoma concealer. It hasn't let me down yet and I've worn it 19.5 hours in 80%+ humidity and 82°F temps.
RE: Fenty Concealers
Re: Fenty Concealers
@blackhottie123 First, I have to say this: Fenty Pro Filt’r concealer creases because ALL concealers crease. ALL of them. Every single one.
I don’t care how much any brand claim their concealer is “creaseless.” If you have any lines under your eyes, or you make any facial expressions throughout the day that cause your undereye skin to stretch/move—like smiling—then your concealer will probably crease. I’ve tried concealers by Fenty, NARS, Becca, MAC, Urban Decay, Tarte, Jouer, MUFE, Charlotte Tilbury, BareMinerals, Lancôme, Glossier, ColourPop, and others I’m forgetting right now. None of them are crease-proof. Some crease much worse than others, but none are truly creaseless.
Since my undereye skin is very dry with both fine and deeper lines, and my tear troughs (the only place I usually wear concealer) are textured, I have to “over-moisturize” my undereyes before applying concealer. I tap a little water under my eyes to make that skin damp, apply my eye moisturizer, wait a couple minutes for it to soak in, then apply a second layer of moisturizer. If that skin still seems too dry 2 minutes later, I apply a third and maybe even a fourth layer. Sometimes I alternate a facial oil and cream moisturizer as layers. Then I use Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen all around my eyes (it acts as a primer, requires minimal blending in, and doesn’t irritate my eyes). Sometimes I add Smashbox Under Eye Primer to help with skin texture. Then I apply concealer. I set with powders formulated for dry skin, like By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (my absolute favorite) or the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush powder. I use a teeny tiny amount of powder; i don’t bake.
I’m sure some folks out there have zero creasing issues ever with concealer and hey, that’s fantastic for them! But creasing is a very common complaint I see and hear about concealers, so I like to remind folks not to rely on a brand’s “creaseless” claims and, instead, amp up their skincare (and/or add a primer to the mix) to help avoid the issue.
Next: I had a very hard time finding a good Fenty concealer color match. My perfect match is NARS Radiant Creamy in the shade Amande. Lately I’ve been using BECCA - Ultimate Coverage Longwear Concealer in Cinnamon which is close to Amande but slightly orange. It’s a thicker formula than Radiant Creamy and gives me full coverage. It contains honey which normally makes my skin angry and very dry, but so far my skin’s fine with it. And it plays nicer with my textured skin than Radiant Creamy. I might try a lighter shade with the same undertone to use during the winter. Again, this Becca concealer’s not creaseless, but it performs very well for hours atop my skincare routine.
I still love NARS - Radiant Creamy Concealer but it’s nice to have another option.
RE: Re: Fenty Concealers
Re: RE: Re: Fenty Concealers
@blackhottie123 See if my “over-moisturize” technique (applying multiple layers of eye cream to damp skin) helps. I understand not wanting to give up a product you love. I really liked the Too Faced Born This Way concealer, but it caused a bad skin reaction—not terrible, but enough little bumps to make me stop using it. At least the Fenty concealer’s not doing that to you; creasing is better than a bad reaction. I hope you’re able to get it to work better for you!