Thank You, Rihanna, for Making a Concealer That Covers My Dark Circles in Seconds
This story originally appeared on InStyle.com.
Rihanna has given us so much to be thankful for. Along with a back catalog of incredible music, a collection of fashionable fits, and a skincare line, her Fenty Beauty line remains a source of constant, noteworthy makeup releases. For its latest drop, Fenty Beauty created a concealer that targets a common skin woe: dark circles.
Caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, lifestyle, and aging, darkened under-eyes are something many people have to deal with. Treatment or coverage of the under-eye skin isn't necessary by any means, but as for me, I prefer to use makeup to hide them. My decision is due largely to the fact that despite drinking coffee and swearing by an early bedtime, I still often wake up with dark circles. For the moments when I do want my eyes to look more awake, I relied on slapping on various concealers. I had yet to find a product that did the trick or would last throughout the day. That all changed the instant I dabbed on Fenty Beauty's Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer.
The sheer liquid formula is available in 16 shades and is intended to hydrate, brighten, and blur dark circles. I prefer more minimal coverage, so I carefully applied a single drop to my finger. Then I tapped on the product under each eye, carefully working the concealer into my skin. On my first use, I actually looked at the results—and then looked in the mirror to whisper thanks to Rihanna.
Seconds after applying, it had already dried down, leaving behind no messy residue or traces. My under-eye area was visibly brighter, and unlike similar concealers, the Fenty Beauty product settled naturally, creating no caked up creases. It seriously delivered on its promise to look silky, and throughout the day, I would occasionally check on the concealer's staying power, always impressed that it remained as comparable in quality as when I first applied it.
Fenty Beauty fans are equally enamored with the under-eye makeup. One Sephora shopper claimed "you need this," while another celebrated the shopping find, writing, "I wish I could give this product more than just five-stars It's the best concealer, eye brightener I have ever used and I have used soooooooo many. Hundreds and hundreds. A lot of the time, I crease with concealers. Especially if I mess up and put concealer and foundation under my eyes. With this, it was light but packed a punch of pigment." Another shopper even wrote their first review ever, sharing, "The coverage is buildable and it is locked in place. I have a decent amount of expression lines and wrinkles around my eyes, and this doesn't settle into them at all. It still looked good by the end of the day. 10/10 would absolutely recommend it."