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I was curious about Fenty Makeup. Everyone has been raving about the Match Stix. The problem is, I love my Make Up For Ever Ulta HD concealer. I already found a Holy Grail product.
When I ran out of my Ulta HD Concealer, I gave Fenty Match Stix a try. I figured if the Match Stix does not work I can exchange Match Stix for my usual concealer. I like natural lighter coverage to highlight the under eye area. This one dries to a powder finish, and I feared the formula may make my under eye area look dry or highlight my fine lines.
We all have lines under our eyes. Wrinkles a part of life. We get them from laughing, smiling, squinting, and making faces.
I love my Ultra HD Concealer because Make Up Forever does not a crease. I doubted that Match Stix could rival my holy grail concealer.
The packaging is nice. Match Styx is a stick concealer, not a liquid, so less will go to the waste. My Ultra HD comes in a squeeze tube which I hate, to be honest.
The application was not the easiest. Blending is difficult. Match Styx is cream to powder formula, but dried rather fast for cream hence the hard time blending. Match Styx applies best with a damp beauty blender.
Fenty Match Stix looked natural. What surprised me was I liked the Match Stix so much. Match Stix did not crease at all! I wore the concealer for about 14 hours, and it did not budge. The formula did not break down. So far I am impressed. I will not be returning my Match Styx concealer. I recommend trying the Match Stix if you are looking for a new concealer.
If you have issues with creasing follow these tips. Baking can make creasing worse. So if your baking and your concealer is still creasing stop. You're just adding more product to accumulate in your fine lines. Powder can also dry out the delicate under eye area. I get it works for some beauty gurus but they use very expensive skin care products. Odds are that is keeping their makeup from creasing. Those products are preventing the talc powders from drying out their under eye area.
I get baking works for many people. For many people baking with powder makes creasing worse.
A hydraulic acid moisturizer is prefect to use before priming your under eye area. Wayne Goss says to put on moisturizer and then apply even more moisturizer. I put on a moisturizer, skin plumper, and eye cream. Moisture will plump out fine lines.
An under-eye mask may help a lot with a few issues. Wear the eye mask treatment when applying eyeshadow for a well rested and hydrated under eye. The strips will deal with the eyeshadow fallout. And the masks give your under-eye area smoother skin.
After removing the strips apply eyeshadow primer under your eyes. This will help prevent creasing. I will also use a pore filling primer near the outer eye area. I apply it where I crease to help fill in the lines.
A drop or two of primer mixed in with your concealer may prevent creasing.
A few drops of primer oil on your beauty blender may help blend your concealer. For some this makes a huge difference. I have noticed when I do this my bottom lash mascara smudges more so remember one drop of oil can go a long way.
I carry a Beauty Blender Blotterazzi in my bag to blend my concealer if it creases. The sponge does nothing for shine, but works well for touch ups and removing smudged mascara from my under eyes. A micro mini Beauty Blender works well too.
I know this may seem like a lot of work. Most steps do not take long. Concealer can crease on anyone. These tips can make a huge difference in how your concealer preforms.
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