Fenty Match Stix Review Plus Preventing Creasing
I had been dying to try Fenty Makeup. Everyone has been raving about the Match Stix. The problem is I love my Make Up For Ever Ulta HD concealer, and I was hesitant to try anything new since I already found something I considered to be a Holy Grail product.
I am almost out of my Ulta HD Concealer, so I decided to give the Match Stix a try. I figured if the Match Stix does not work I can exchange it. I like to use a high coverage concealer under my foundation and a more natural lighter coverage one on top to highlight the under eye area.
I can wear pretty much any concealer under my foundation and not have it crease but once I put it on top to highlight I crease badly.
We all have lines under our eyes. It's part of being a human being. We get them from laughing, smiling, squinting, and making faces.
I love my Ultra HD Concealer because it does not crease. I honestly did not think the Match Stix could do as well.
The packaging is nice. It is a stick concealer, not a liquid, so less will go to the waste as you apply it directly to the skin. My Ultra HD comes in a squeeze tube which I hate, to be honest. Much of it has gone to waste.
The application was not the easiest. I feel that it does take a bit of work to blend it in. It is cream to powder formula, but I thought it dried rather quickly for cream hence the hard time blending. It applies best with a damp beauty blender in my opinion.
Overall it looked very natural. Some formulas do not work well together. I was pleased there were no issues. I had Shape Tape under my Make Up For Ever Ulta HD Invisible Cover Foundation. I have Roseaca and dark under eyes, so a heavy concealer is a must for me.
I was surprised that I liked it so much. Better yet it did not crease at all! I wore it for about 14 hours, and it did not budge. It did not break down or start to look oily. So far I am very impressed. I will not be returning it. I recommend trying the Match Stix if you are looking for a new concealer.
If you have issues with creasing as many women do here are some tips. I cannot bake. Powder makes my skin look cakey.
Moisturize the under eye area as part of your skin prep. Wayne Goss says to put on moisturizer, then put on more, and apply more. I put on a moisturizer. A skin plumper, and an eye cream. Moisture will plump out fine lines.
Consider using an under-eye mask. Prep your skin and prime your face. Apply the under-eye mask strips and do your eyeshadow. The stips will deal with the eyeshadow fallout and temporarily give your under-eye area smoother skin.
After removing the strips apply eyeshadow primer under your eyes to help prevent creasing. I will also use a pore filling primer near the outer eye area where I crease to help fill in the lines and prevent creasing.
Consider mixing a drop or two of primer with your concealer to prevent creasing as well.
Consider putting a few drops of primer oil on your beauty blender to help blend your concealer for some this makes a huge difference.
I carry a Beauty Blender Blotterazzi in my bag to blend my concealer if it does crease. It does nothing for shine, but I like it for touch ups and removing smudged mascara from my under eyes.
I know this may seem like a lot of work but it does not take long, and it does make a huge difference. Concealer can crease on anyone but prepping the under- eye area can make a huge difference in how your concealer preforms.
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