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.
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.
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)
The frosted plastic packaging is very straightforward and modern, which I think is very representative of the brand.
- light as air
- medium to full coverage
- soft matte finish
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.
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.
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.
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.