Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Concealer Review

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It’s been ages since I last reviewed a concealer. As a matter of fact, it’s almost been four months (the latest one was the Colourpop No Filter Concealer), and that’s no mean feat. The thing is, I’ve been dying to try out Fenty Beauty products (a definite case of fomo, if you ask me) and when I heard they were coming out with more complexion products, I knew I would break my Low Buy January vows (for the third time). I was hesitant to pick up more products from the range, but finally decided to start with the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Concealer and see where our relationship would take us before indulging in more consumerism.

Practical info

Price: $26 (on Sephora and the Fenty Beauty website), €25 in Europe (bought mine from sephora.fr), £19 in the UK (Harvey Nichols website).

Shade range: I have a funny feeling that 2019 is all going to be about shade ranges in complexion products. The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Concealer comes in 50 shades, and if you already have the foundation, you are just supposed to get the matching number from the concealer range. I don’t have it, so I had to sort of guess what my shade was and went for 145.

Fenty Beauty is cruelty-free.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Concealer
Source: Fenty Beauty website

Ingredients (for my shade)

AQUA/WATER/EAU, HYDROGENATED DIDECENE, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, METHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ACRYLATES/POLYTRIMETHYLSILOXYMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, LAURYL PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, TALC, LAUROYL LYSINE, COMBRETUM FRUTICOSUM FLOWER NECTAR, ALCOHOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, CENTELLA ASIATICA LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR (+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

Packaging

The frosted plastic packaging is very straightforward and modern, which I think is very representative of the brand.

fenty beauty pro filt'r concealer packaging

Claims

  • creamy
  • long-wear
  • creaseproof
  • light as air
  • medium to full coverage
  • soft matte finish
  • sweat-resistant

Review

Application

The applicator is extremely similar to that of the Colourpop No Filter concealer: it’s a doe-foot applicator, which allows for precise, fast and easy application. I think Fenty Beauty came out with a concealer brush, but it’s too expensive for my taste, so I just apply it with my finger and/or a beauty sponge. My life doesn’t seem worse off without the brush.

The texture of the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Concealer is super creamy but, strangely enough, that doesn’t make it difficult to apply. It blends very easily. You do have to work fast, though, as it dries and sets quickly.

Coverage

I would have to agree with the claim that the coverage is medium to full. I wouldn’t advise building up at ton of layers, as it is quite creamy and wouldn’t probably look very smooth if applied in huge quantities. Not on my old mutt, anyway.

fenty beauty pro filt'r concealer on face

Finish

It is definitely a soft matte finish. I’ve found that it has a severe tendency to crease if not set with powder. This step, obviously, will make it look more matte than soft matte.

fenty beauty pro filt'r concealer just applied
just applied
fenty beauty pro filt'r concealer after setting
after a few minutes

Staying power

Is it creaseproof? Not on me (but then again, what is?), especially if you don’t set it. I tried it with and without a setting powder and I regretted the day I didn’t use a setting powder. Also, if you naturally have creases under your eyes or if you’re getting close to that age where nothing helps, stop believing the creaseproof claims. A concealer will be creaseproof on creaseless people.

Sweat-resistant: I have to be honest guys. You’ll never get an answer from me on the sweat front. I mean, I love testing out products and writing reviews, but I’m not going to work out with a full face of makeup to see how it does. And by that I mean: I’m not going to work out, period.

That being said, the staying power is one of the strong points of this concealer. I’ve done two full days (8-10 hours) of wear test, and both times I have to admit that it did not move at all. As a matter of fact, it was the only thing in my makeup that didn’t move or fade. Teaching is physical, man.

My final thoughts on the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r concealer

What are the strong points?

  • it’s extremely long-lasting
  • it IS light as air, despite its very creamy texture
  • it’s very brightening
  • it doesn’t oxidize at all

What might you dislike?

  • it does look a bit dry, especially after powder (and this is coming from someone who has oily skin).
  • it won’t make you look crease-less
  • it’s over-priced

Overall, I’d say that I didn’t like the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r concealer at first, but I have to admit that it grew on me. I’m not sure it’s worth the price, but the performance is great and it’s probably the longest-lasting concealer I’ve ever tried.

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18 Comments

  1. February 7, 2019 / 12:13 am

    So glad to see an honest review! So many people would rave about it just because it’s fenty!

  2. January 21, 2019 / 11:47 am

    I too have serious Fenty fomo – but then always forget about it when it comes to buying new makeup. I love how brightening this concealer looks on you though, it’s intense but in a good way. Have to say though, don’t think I will be rushing out to buy it. Ain’t nothing going to conceal my dark circles, and I’ve given up spending £££ on concealers!

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • Kate
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 3:14 pm

      I’ll save your the trouble and tell you what you want from FB: Stunna lip paint (red) and the flyliner. Best eyeliner I’ve ever tried.

  3. January 20, 2019 / 2:22 am

    I’ve really got to get you to try the fresh nude and matte clay from body shop if you haven’t already – I’d be interested to see what you think of them and it’s a much better price point!

    • Kate
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      Yup, always interested in trying out foundations! Do they also make concealers?

      • January 21, 2019 / 3:31 pm

        Yes, 24 hour concealers but I don’t get why you’d need to wear it for 24 hours😱

        • Kate
          Author
          January 21, 2019 / 3:51 pm

          I don’t get that trend either. If I can’t sleep for 24 hours, I die (clearly, I don’t have kids).

  4. January 19, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    This looks like a nice concealer! I love how detailed you go into your blogs. Very very nice!

    FYI… You are my kind of girl because I don’t exercise either. And if I’m running, it’s because something is chasing me.

    Christine xx

    • Kate
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 3:16 pm

      I’d rather die than run. And that’s what will happen if something chases me lol

  5. January 19, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    I haven’t tried this concealer yet but I haven’t heard great things about it 🙁

    • Kate
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Yup, it’s very similar to the foundation: super creamy and drying. It’s not the worst I’ve tried, but it’s not worth 25 bucks.

  6. January 19, 2019 / 4:37 pm

    Great review! I too have been wanting to add some Fenty products to my collection. I may try this concealer out, along with the foundation that everyone raves about. Actually, there’s been quite a few releases from Fenty that have caught my eye. Welp, there goes more moneyyyy. I’m gonna have to invest in a second face to be able to wear it all, lol. ☺️

    • Kate
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      I’ve tried the foundation as well, it’s very drying (and my skin is oily), so you might want to check out reviews to see if it’ll suit your skin type 🙂

  7. January 18, 2019 / 8:16 pm

    I just tried a concealer for the first time (right?) and I am using Too Faced Born This Way and I love it! I have yet to try any FENTY products but its on my list! Awesome post, you put a lot of work into this. Great job!

    • Kate
      Author
      January 18, 2019 / 9:52 pm

      It’s a great concealer. Thanks for your comment, means a lot 🙂

  8. January 18, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Try the Too Faced Born this Way Super Coverage Concealer! It’s the only one that I can use without a setting powder and it doesn’t age me ten years! Oh and the coverage is also pretty good…

    • Kate
      Author
      January 18, 2019 / 9:51 pm

      I have it :))) I really like it as well!

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