This year is really turning out to be the year of the sheer coverage foundation. Many brands have been releasing lightweight, sheer coverage products. The ‘skin tint’ as they are often called is a thing and I am here for it. In case you didn’t know, I prefer a light coverage foundation as I don’t like anything too heavy and cakey on my skin and don’t need oodles of coverage. The only thing I want my foundation to do is to even out my skin tone and any redness that remains I just cover up with a touch of concealer. So for me, this trend is right up my street and Fenty Beauty came out with their Eaze Drop Skin Tint earlier this year. The minute it was announced, I knew I wanted to try it. And I finally did just that.
Review: Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Skin Tint foundation Shade 1
Fenty Beauty is a brand that can be a touch difficult to get a hold of depending on where you live. For me, I can only buy it online from Cult Beauty, Harvey Nichols or French Sephora. I mostly opt for Sephora when I buy Fenty as they do the largest range of products and they get new releases first. Fenty Beauty is therefore a high end brand with this skin tint retailing for €29.90. It is available in 25 shades and comes with 32 ml of product. That is a touch more than more regular foundation which comes with 30 ml of product.
What does the Fenty Beauty Skin Tint have to offer?
The Eaze Drop foundation is a light coverage foundation, but one that still looks like skin. This should give that barely there look and just even out your skin tone, but not do too much in terms of coverage per se. It claims to blur the skin, give a no makeup makeup effect and be hydrating at the same time. It should be a longwearing formula that is easily applied by using fingers or a brush. I have tried this skin tint with a brush as well as with a makeup sponge to see what the different effects are of different application techniques and I have also worn the skin tint for a few days to see how it would wear. I wore it on both days off, as well as on workdays where I have a 6 AM start and I don’t take it off until 10 PM at night.
How does the foundation swatch?
There are a few things I need to point out about the formula of this skin tint. Yes it is thin and lightweight, but I had expected it to be more runny and watery than this. It is quite a thick texture I find and it definitely needs a bit of ‘warming up’ for it to blend seamlessly into the skin. For a product that promises to be hydrating, I also don’t find it that hydrating. It has a semi-matt finish where I personally prefer a dewier one. In short, it feels nice, blends well if you give it a bit of time and looks okay, but I had expected something differently based on the claims.
What is the shade match like?
Fenty is known for doing extensive shade ranges. Where that is a great thing, it can make it slightly confusing as to what shade to get. Luckily the official Fenty website has a shade matching system and if you already own one of their foundation, they will recommend you what shade to get in this. I already have the Pro Filt’r foundation in the shade 120 and so I decided to go for shade 1 as that was what the website recommended. In hindsight, I think it is a touch too light for me and shade 2 would probably have been better. However, blended in and with a bit of bronzer on top, it does still look okay so I am not too mad about it.
What is the coverage like?
So the shade isn’t spot on but I feel it doesn’t really effect how the product performs. On my dry skin however, it can look a little bit off as it isn’t as hydrating as it sounds in the product claims. It is okay, but we are not yet in the winter time and my skin is not at its driest. So this seems to be more of a spring/ summer product for me rather than a fall/ winter one. I also find that the application method used greatly influences the look of this product on the skin. My preferred way to apply this is a sponge. It does take away some of the coverage, but I find that a brush can make this look streaky and emphasizes texture. If you want coverage AND this looking good, your fingers are the only way to go as that gives the best results, but I don’t love applying foundation with my fingers. When I use a brush, I still want to go in with fingers or a sponge to smooth out any of the texture, which is also not great.
My final thoughts
I am a bit on the fence about this one. I like this product on the surface level, but there are a few ifs and buts with the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop skin tint that make it not perfect for me. It’s a good product, that’s for sure, but it has to go with your skin type and you have to love applying foundation with your fingers for it to really work the way this is intended. So for me, and the way I like to do my makeup this isn’t my holy grail foundation. It is nice enough for me to continue to use this that’s for sure. Through trial and error I have found a way to make this look good on me and it really takes me no extra effort in my makeup routine. To me, this is a workable foundation, but not the new holy grail light coverage foundation I was hoping it to be.
Would I recommend the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop skin tint?
Yes and no. I think this product really would work best if you have ‘normal’ to oily skin. If you have dry, dehyrated skin like mine, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. If you moisturize though and use a good hydrating primer underneath this will still look nice but I just know that come November time and my skin becomes a dry mess, that this won’t look good on me. That said, the product is a good, light coverage foundation that isn’t for everyone but I am sure if it is right for you that you will love it.