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Unless you are completely new to makeup, you would know that Fenty Beauty COMPLETELY changed the beauty industry game when they launched over a year ago as they highlighted how important (and profitable) it is for beauty brands to effectively market to a wider complexion spectrum.

Since the launch of the Fenty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, I’ve been waiting patiently for Team Fenty to add to their complexion line – as you can never have too many concealers – and I knew that Rihanna and the Fenty team would not disappoint BUT  I was not expecting them to drop a 40 SHADE CONCEALER RANGE . . .

that has literally NEVER been done!

I’m actually meant to be on a spending ban this January – for obvious monetary reasons **cough cough**  – but I just couldn’t resist running to Harvey Nichols with Natalie K from Discoveries of Self to try and pick up the new Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealers.  I’m going to be honest with you guys, I have never struggled so much to pick up two concealer shades in my life as I felt inundated with choice.

Usually concealers don’t tend to have a wide shade range and when you have a dark skintone, you find that the choices available are even more limited. Usually I only get to choose between 1 or two shades – if I am lucky – that would actually work with my skintone and the desired look I am trying to create. So to suddenly have almost 7 shades that work with my corresponding Fenty Foundation shade (440), I felt a bit overwhelmed. In the end, I settled on the:-

  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 410 – Neutral Undertones
  • Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 390 – Warm Undertones

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 410

I NEVER find concealers with a neutral undertone so when I saw the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 410 – £19.00 via Harvey Nichols – I knew I had to pick this up just so I can see how well a neutral shade would look like on a dark-neutral complexion. At first I was going to write off the Fenty Beauty 410 concealer as it looked exceptionally cool against my skintone – and not too flattering – but I couldn’t understand why  . . . . then it hit me.

Whenever I applied the Fenty Concealer, I was always happy with the application and colour but but minute I set my undereye area with my usual setting powder from Laura Mercier, I looked like I had smeared something grey under my eyes.

As I wanted to be as fair as possible when it came to my review of this concealer, I actually decided to set it with the Fenty Nutmeg Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder  to see if it behaved any differently and to my surprise it did. My undereye area looked smoother, did not crease and mostly imprortantly looked less ‘chalky’ however I don’t feel like I got a brightening effect.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 410
The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer in 410 is a concealer suitable for deep skintones with neutral undertones. My undereye area looked airbrushed and smooth however I don't feel like I got a brightening effect or looked particular airbrushed. Read full review
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Con's
Coverage Could Be Improved
Pro's
No Creasing
Flexible Wand Aids Application
Easy to Blend
Where To Buy

 

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 390

I initially gravitated to the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 390 – £19.00 via Harvey Nichols – as I tend to use concealers with warm undertones as I like the brightening effect that yellow toned concealers look on my neutral skintones.

I will admit that I have tried the Fenty 390 Concealer more than the 410 concealer as I felt more comfortable with this shade. Personally I don’t really love the pigmentation on this concealer compared to other concealers in my collection as I feel like it starts off quite strong – giving the impression that it is a full coverage concealer –  then blends out much sheerer than expected.

I know that Rihanna is all about the natural look but if a concealer is totted as being medium-to-full coverage, then I expect said concealers to carry a bit of a punch.

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Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 390
The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in 390 is a warm tones concealer suitable for darker complexions. Personally I don't really love the pigmentation in this concealer as it blends out much sheerer than expected.Read full review
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Con's
Pigment Seems A Bit Offer
Pro's
Creamy Formulation
Lightweight Formulation
Flexible Wand Aids Application
Where To Buy

 

When I had a look at the reviews for the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer – £19.00 via Harvey Nichols – from Influencers that I happen to follow, I noticed that almost everyone had mixed two fenty concealer shades in their review to get their desired effect. I don’t know about you but if 10 or so people choose not to apply a complexion product by itself – as they normally would – and choose to layer two colours on top of each other to ‘colour correct’ then

it is not a coincidence.

I also found that the pigments used for the Fenty Beauty Concealers can allow it to look very different when you blend it out compared vs. how it is initially appears ESPECIALLY if you chose to set it with setting powder – this concealer REALLY doesn’t like the setting powder – which is a shame as I do quite creamy consistency of this concealer as it was very easy to apply and blend.

I personally don’t see myself repurchasing any concealers from the Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer range as I just don’t like the undertones or formula enough to convince myself to work through the shade range until I find my ‘perfect’ match. While I applaud Fenty Beauty for taking the initiative and giving us so much choice, I think that in this case, too much choice broke the camel’ back and that they would have been better off offering only 25/30 concealers and really taking control of the undertones being offered.

The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealers come in 50 shades and are available to purchase from Harvey Nichols.

 

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