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I’m going to preface this by saying that this is probably the Fenty base launch that I’ve been most excited about. I know some haven’t felt as buzzed, many have of course, but the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint spoke to me. It spoke to eaz-e Spring makeup and my love of more lightweight coverage products.
Would it live up to my hopes? Let’s find out?
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Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop – What Is It?
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop, what is it? Well, Fenty Beauty calls it a ‘blurring skin tint’. One that offers light to medium coverage but feels lightweight on the skin, as Fenty states ‘light as air’.
Rihanna wanted to create a light coverage, easy-to-apply, flexible skin tint that instantly evens out your complexion and give a flattering blurred effect. Eaze Drop, with hydrating QuickBlur complex, is perfect for a no-makeup makeup look, or for when you want to look effortlessly put together. In 25 adaptable shade options for all.Fenty Beauty
I’m unsure yet intrigued about the claims of blurring in an instant and hope to be left pleasantly surprised.
There are 25 shades to suit all skin tones.
Shade Range: Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Medium-Deep, Deep.
Undertones: Cool-Neutral, Warm-Neutral, Neutral, Warm-Yellow, Warm-Golden, Warm-Olive, Warm-Bronze
- Blurring skin tint
- Buildable light to medium longwear coverage
- ‘QuickBlur Complex’ for a hydrating, diffused effect
- Humidity-, sweat-, and transfer-resistant formula
Sweatproof, humidity resistant…Rhianna.. could this be true? Well, you can thank this Dysautonomia gal right here for her fainty mc-fainty sweats as let me tell you, I’ll sure put that these claims to the test!
While this is a marked reduction in shades, in comparison to other Fenty Beauty foundations (Pro Filt’r Matte Foundation has 50 shades for example), Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is said to reach over a few shades; for example, one shade in Eaze Drop is said to cover a few shades in other Fenty Beauty foundations.
Here’s a helpful foundation comparison list from Fenty Beauty. Eaze Drop number/Other Fenty Foundation shades:
- 100, 105, 110, 120, 130
- 140, 150
- 145, 160
- 170, 180
- 185, 190
- 210, 220
- 230, 235
- 240, 250, 260
- 255, 270
- 280, 290, 300
- 320, 345
- 330, 340
- 350, 360
- 370, 380
- 400, 410
- 420, 430
- 440, 445, 450
- 480, 490
- 495, 498
These correlate to the shade numbers across other Fenty Beauty Foundations. To see these conversions in swatches see Fenty’s Instagram here.
Eaze Drop Packaging
I do love this packaging, don’t you?! It feels a little Art Deco in style with its angular lines and yet sleek and modern at the same time. The clear, plastic, recyclable bottle is frosted with a white lid. (Anytime I use the word ‘frosted’ I’m immediately taken back to ‘Ladies, Frost Yourself” from How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days‘, anyone else?😁 Maybe that’s just the Matthew McConaughey fan in me…Anyway, I digress…)
Skin Tint is deposited through a squeeze dropper and the bottle is housed in a black box.
Don’t be fooled by this cute little bottle, Eaze Drop holds 32ml, the same weight as other liquid foundations in the Fenty range.
Eaze Drop Claims & Price
Fenty Beauty is cruelty-free and all 25 shades of Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint are Vegan.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint 32ml is £25.00
Coverage And Finish
First, off the bat, you must shake this skin tint before squeezing it out of the bottle. It is a thin, water-based formula and will separate upon standing. So shake away! As you can see from my photos it is a very fluid formula, nice and lightweight.
Fenty says that you can apply with a brush or fingers. I’ll be honest, I prefer applying more sheer formula’s like this with my fingers, then buffing over with a brush afterwards to blend any edges.
The product itself is akin to a tinted moisturiser in weight, it is easy to see why Fenty has called this a skin tint. A simple sweep and blend are all you need, the application process really is quick and effortless.
I used three drops which gave me a lovely lightweight coverage. I then used my concealer to cover any further areas that I felt needed extra concealment.
This is a true lightweight base. After a light application, you can still see small markings on my skin, my red veins and my further redness peaking through. However, once I’d touched up with my concealer I had achieved the coverage I desired.
It is a scented base, however, it is incredibly light. The scent (although not listed on the ingredient list nor could I find an ingredient for the fragrance) is almost floral. I certainly don’t mind it (and I’m quite sensitive to fragrance at present #migraines) and it completely disappears as you apply it.
The tint truly feels weightless on the skin, as if I’m wearing a moisturiser.
Does It Play Well With Others?
In these photos, I paired Eaze Drop with the Cheeks Out bronzer and blusher. I found they worked beautifully together. Eaze Drop seems to set somewhat on application, not so quickly that you need to rush your blending mind you, but so much that it doesn’t move when smoothing these cream products on top.
It creates a lovely glow to the skin, don’t you think?
My next trial was to see if Eaze Drop would also play well with powder makeup; like cream, I found this to be the case. Neither powder bronzer or blusher applied patchy or gripped to the base in an unsightly manner.
Ok, sweat-proof, and humidity-proof are quite big claims for a skin tint are they not? But this comes from a brand owner who has a need for these things in her performance life and perhaps, therefore, demands this in her products for us mere consumers. We, of course, fear the makeup meltdowns as much as RiRi don’t we? Stage goddess or zoom chats we all want to look our best; I guess we have that in common.
As I said earlier, my sudden drop in (already freakishly low) blood pressure can leave me in faint states and oh! the sweats come creeping with them, so I can (luckily 🤷🏻♀️) test this out without clubbing the night away. I can attest that the skin tint has not budged despite my body’s fluctuations today and that is impressive I must say. Usually, my forehead makeup ends up somewhat adrift…
At the four hour mark, I have a little check. Where my glasses sit, there are the usual indentations yet the product has not lifted! Call me shocked. The overall appearance seems much the same as when first applied. I would usually top up with powder around my t-zone and am starting to appear shiny here but for the sake of this test, I’m leaving the Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop to do its thing.
At the six-hour mark, I’m noticing more wear around my chin and nose area, the areas that required more coverage in the first place. Overall the base is still there, it hasn’t creased and still looks ok. I am in need of powder however and normally would have been topping this up. At this point, I’m impressed at its longevity for what it is, a skin tint. This isn’t a long-wear foundation after all.
At the end of the day, I think it’s still looking pretty good. I’m particularly impressed that it hasn’t moved from my forehead (amongst the sweats) and that it hasn’t rubbed off where my glasses sit. Although it is showing wear, it’s not patchy.
Next, let’s see how it fairs with powder makeup on top and with my regular powder top ups!
On my next test, I did just that. Powdering my t-zone as usual and at times I felt it required the usual top-up during the day. As my powder has a slight tint to it, it provided a touch more coverage throughout my t-zone and it helped control the shine that I had when I didn’t powder on my first test. Eaze Drop is not a mattifying skin tint so this is exactly what I would expect from it. This doesn’t mean to say that I am left dewy, however, it’s a perfect balance between the two.
I definitely have further longevity and a more polished look with powder.
Before/After images in the cream top are using Eaze Drop 05 with cream products.
Before/After images in the blue top are using Eaze Drop 03 with powder products.
You can check out a reel of me creating the above look over on my insta!
If I were to compare it to anything in my current collection it would be Chanel Ultra Le Tint Velvet* and the By Terry Hyaluronic Foundation* (these being foundations do naturally offer more coverage) or as a tinted moisturiser, the No7 HydraLuminous AquaRelease Skin Perfector; And yet it is still completely different to all…
All three of these are similar in texture, in their lightweight water-based formula (except for the No7). You shake them prior to application and they feel lightweight and silky on the skin. They are all equally beautiful in their own way.
The Chanel Ultra Le Tint Velvet is ultra-lightweight and dries down completely matte but not in a dry, cakey way but in a beautifying, silky form.
By Terry Hyaluronic Foundation again, a very lightweight, water-based foundation that is buildable to a medium coverage. This one has more of a satin-matte finish.
No7 HydraLuminous AquaRelease Skin Perfector is more like your classic tinted moisuriser. It is lightweight, hydrating and offers a light coverage with a dewy finish.
The Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop is a lightweight, light coverage skin tint, it is a light coverage base and gives the skin a glow, a boost. There is a slight blur to it and skin is left gently perfected throughout the day. This is your ‘no makeup makeup’ product.
It is a water-based formula which is rich in hydrants; urea, sodium hyaluronate (a form of hyaluronic acid) and glycerin. It has vitamin E which is a great antioxidant. The formula contains a few types of silicones which add to its smoothing capabilities.
Price Comparisons to other skin tints and tinted moisturisers:
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop is £25.00 32ml (£7.81 per 10ML)
Other foundations is the Fenty range are:
Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Hydrating Foundation is £27.00 32ml (£8.44 per 10ML)
Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation £27.00 32ml (£8.44 per 10ML)
As you can see Eaze Drop is priced comparatively to other base items in the Fenty range.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Natural Skin Perfector 50ml £35.00* (this also comes in an oil-free version* which is great for oily skins)
For where Fenty Beauty sits in the market and for the amount of product, I think Eaze Drop is priced appropriately.
Fenty state that it is a ‘Soft, blurred, finish’. I actually think I have a really lovely, healthy look to my skin. Almost a glow but not in a highlighted way though, please don’t think sparkly, glitter. More in a ‘you’ve been to a spa’ way-I assure you I haven’t, this is makeup.
My skin is slightly softened and perhaps blurred in some areas. I can’t see a massive blurring effect in real life if I’m totally honest but in photo’s, I can.
The skin tint is akin to a satin finish, it is not matte, nor is it dewy; it sits perfectly in-between.
Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Skin Tint is most definitely a light coverage product. This is where it holds its beauty.
Does It Cover Problem Areas? Does It Settle In Fine Lines?
Short answer, no. Eaze Drop doesn’t offer much coverage so doesn’t have the ability to cover problem areas. So it may not be the product for you if this is what you are looking for.
What you can do is apply Eaze Drop all over and a more heavy-duty foundation or concealer (like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage*) to any problem areas.
I have my fair share of fine lines these days (including smile lines, forehead 11’s) and I haven’t found the skin tint to settle into them at all. This is both when powdered or left to wear naturally. This made me very happy! I do however use a concealer under my eyes, rather than the skin tint, as I need the extra oomph! My current favourite for non-creasing is Uoma Beauty Stay Woke Concealer*(I wear T2 Fair Lady).
I also wear quite large glasses and find that as I move my face with some foundations the bottom ridges of my glasses can wear away the makeup on the apples of my cheeks! They didn’t make a noticeable imprint in the skin tint until very late on in the evening. The same was true (as I mentioned previously) for the area when the feet of my glasses sit.
Does it work on all skin types?
With the nature of a skin tint, like a tinted moisturiser, they aren’t formulated for ‘longwear’. Therefore they can have a tendency to breakdown and wear a little easier than more traditional longwear foundations. This can be enhanced if you have more of an oilier skin type as the natural oils can speed up this process.
For oilier skins who wish to benefit from a skin tint/tinted moisturiser, I suggest prepping your skin with a matifying moisturiser or primer beforehand and setting with powder after applying the skin tint.
My skin type is oily/combination, I found that ensuring my skin was prepped well helped. I do require powder touch-ups during the day with this. I have small areas that can become a little dry, the skin tint could show here but this was nothing that a quick exfoliation didn’t fix.
I have worn Eaze Drop over two SPF’s and found it worked very well with both. There was no pilling at all and it was an eaze to blend.
The two SPF’s I tested along side are:
Does The Shade Match System Work?
I’ll be honest, I was a little thrown by this as I don’t have a Fenty Beauty Foundation to hand so taking the comparison was tricky.
I wanted to try the Pro Filt’r Hydrating Foundation when it launched but needed to go into store to shade match however that wasn’t possible.
When the news of Eaze Drop launch filtered through the beauty airwaves I took the Fenty Beauty shade match test which gave me odd results! I first got shade #200 Light medium with cool pink undertones. While the description isn’t far off, it’s far too dark. A second tweak gave me #185 Light medium with neutral undertones.
While I still felt that I’m more suited to ‘light’ shades (then light-medium) I thought I’d run with their test, why not? So, as per Fenty’s conversion: #185 gives me #5 in Eaze Drop.
I do wish I had the foundation to compare shade wise, the best I can do is go off the description. Eaze Drop #5 is a light medium with warm undertones, so in that sense, it isn’t so comparative to the neutral undertones of #185 which is what I was hoping for.
Overall it’s ok…well no, it’s too warm and too dark for my skin. The yellow undertones are too strong for me but I can make it work if I apply a little more bronzer and perhaps with a bit of (fake) tan come the warmer months. It shall be my ‘Summer shade’ and be a nice mixing one. (I should’ve stuck with my gut!) Thankfully the shades are sheer, therefore forgiving once blended well.
I think Eaze Drop is so great, I picked up #3 and goodness it’s pretty spot on. It has a slight yellow undertone but this does help cancel out my redness which is a blessing. This one I could wear alone should I wish and blends beautifully.
After chatting to an online beauty friend Naya, (she has an amazing blog-you definitely should check her out! Plus she lives in Dubai major weather envy…☺️), who can test beauty products in store SAFELY (there’s hope for us Brit’s yet!), she tells me that #2 and #3 aren’t too dissimilar in depth. That #2 is slightly more pinky, #3 a little more yellow but overall the depth of shade isn’t too different. Which is very helpful to know!
Overall, I’m not a fan of the swatches Fenty have provided if I’m honest. I think they’re a little confusing and perhaps a little over-edited…
Roll on being able to see products in the flesh again 🙏🏻
Is It Face Mask Proof?
Ahh the questions we ask in 2020/21 eh? Well I’m doing a wear test, I might as well face mask wear test to right? I popped a clean face mask on and wore it for 10mins, took it off and popped it back on for a further 10mins.
Here’s the results:
I had makeup transfer on my nose, chin and cheeks area on the mask itself. Not too much though I must say. My face makeup itself still remains intact and doesn’t appear to be dishevelled from said mask!
I have read some unfair (IMHO) criticism of the launch of ‘only’ 25 shades. I say unfair because this is simply comparing the Eaze Drop 25 shades (which is supposed to cover the full Fenty shade range-I cannot simply comment on whether this is true) to the incredible fact that Fenty is so damn inclusive in the first place! They are a brand that offers 50 shades in their foundations, 50! There are many brands that launch tinted moisturisers with 5-10 shades. I don’t think 25 is a bad starting point from such an inclusive brand, do you?
This is what the Fenty Beauty base lineup needed, a lightweight, weightless wonder of a product. The Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Skin Tint is the perfect base tint for ‘no makeup makeup’. It is fool-proof in application and a dream to wear. Skin feels comfortable, it doesn’t feel as though I’ve got too much makeup on, nor does it feel greasy or that it’s uncomfortably matte. In fact, it barely feels like I’m wearing makeup at all! There is a healthy glow to my skin (that we know isn’t coming from my insides-lets face it). The skin tint is truly weightless and perfects my skin. This is a quick base. This is makeup in a minute. It is minimal makeup, with maximum results. Who doesn’t want that?
So if you’re looking for a lightweight, comfortable little number that will brighten but not mask your skin, then Eaze Drop might just be for you.
I’m a fan.
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