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Whenever there is a new Fenty Beauty launch, I have got to get my hands on it. And after testing the brand’s latest creation called Bright Fix, I figured now was the perfect time to finally discuss it.
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My Skin: dry/sensitive; light-neutral
Shade Match: Fenty Beauty 150 (Pro Filt’r Foundation), 190 (Pro Filt'r Concealer) & 2 (Eaze Drop)
About the Product
Fenty Beauty Bright Fix Eye Brightener Concealer (25 USD; Made in Italy) – is described as a sheer/buildable coverage under-eye corrector, concealer and brightener that works best for “no makeup” looks.
Packaging: similarly to everything the brand comes out with, the design is spot on. Practical, dainty, portable and durable (plus it looks hella cute). Bright Fix comes in a squeeze tube with a clear “ball” type of an applicator. You get10 ml/ 0.34 fl.oz. of product. The only problem is that it is quite easy to squeeze more concealer that you need, so be mindful of that.
Formula: unlike its sibling, Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer, this formula is enriched with a few skincare ingredients such as Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Urea and Sodium Hyaluronate that are supposed to hydrate and nourish the skin. Essentially this is a water-based yet dimethicone-heavy hybrid, which explains the silky nature of Bright Fix.
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Texture: serum-like, weightless and thin. Appears quite creamy and pigmented initially, however, sheers out to the max when it is blended. Shimmer-free, natural skin finish.
Scent: extremely faint, barely detectable scent similar to that of Eaze Drop. Fragrance is not listed as an ingredient.
Application: if you are unfamiliar with the brand’s Eaze Drop (sheer skin tint), I suggest you stop for a minute and read that review first (click here). The reason being, Bright Fix is an under-eye brightener designed to complement the skin tint. Both products are geared towards people, who want to sport that effortless “no makeup” makeup look.
This is why, both application and feel of the new product are extremely similar to that of Eaze Drop: best applied and blended out with fingers (I do not think you need the actual ball applicator). In this sense it is uber user-friendly. If you choose to build it up, give the first layer a moment to set before adding more product.
Bright Fix is not meant to be used on the rest of the face like a traditional concealer and I can see why - it barely has any coverage, but then again is quite skin brightening, which makes me think that certain shades can be used for highlighting purposes.
Wear: this formula does wear well for up to 8 hours (entirely on its own) but I would not call it hydrating (or drying for that matter). Initially there is minor creasing (nothing new here as it happens with any other under-eye makeup when it collects in natural creases and fine lines); however, once I pick up the residue with a synthetic brush or fingertip, it looks perfect. Please bear in mind that my under-eye is naturally dry, so I refrain from setting powders. At the same time, if you are on an oilier side, you can easily set Bright Fix with any powder you already own and love.
Finish/Results: brighter, awakened under-eye. With this skin-like finish, you can hardly tell there is any product on. For a seamless look I do recommend a skin prep (eye cream/serum). Occasionally Bright Fix might stick to drier areas (which is the only giveaway that you are actually wearing anything).
Coverage: coverage-wise, Bright Fix does not offer much (even when it is layered).
On the photo above I am wearing a mix of shades 4 (Crepe) and 8 (Deep Melon)
Shades: there are 16 shades available, which are divided into undertones, as well as yellow and peach correcting shades (Rose Quartz, Butter, Peach, Pumpkin). If your dark circles are not that bad, I guess you could easily get away with a correcting shade of Bright Fix + concealer. If you need a medium coverage corrector (like I do), these alone won’t cut the mustard.
The shade I purchased is called Crepe. To me it is a lovely eye brightener (not so much a concealer). Although it is labeled as cool-toned, in reality it has more of a neutral undertone. It is definitely brighter compared to concealers I would normally wear and while it matches my skin tone, it does appear a bit light next to my dark circles. Granted, I do need a corrector and I get ultimate results when I sandwich it together with Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Corrector.
Overall, I do think the range could benefit from a few more “in-between” shades.
UPDATE: soon after posting this review, I purchased a second shade called Deep Melon, which is described as a cool-tone for light-medium complexion. I would say it has a nice, almost color-correcting peachy-pink hue to it; when it is mixed with Crepe, it gives me a good amount of correction and brightness. I much prefer how they look together, as opposed to when I use Crepe alone (mind you, I have dark circles). You still see a shadow peek through, after all Bright Fix is a very light-coverage product, but I do not mind it for an everyday look.
who is going to like it
If you have been blessed in the under-eye department, with little to no discoloration, and you also want a light-coverage brightener that looks undetectable – Bright Fix is for you.
If you have mild discoloration and only need a light coverage corrector, I do not think you will be disappointed either by the colour correcting shades (Rose Quartz, Butter, Peach, Pumpkin) offered here.
This product should work extremely well for all skin types. If you have drier under-eye, use an eye cream first for best results.
If you look for a medium-full or full coverage, be it corrector or concealer, Bright Fix is not for you.
I am in two minds about Bright Fix. On the one hand I really like it as a brightener, almost like that final glaze that makes a dessert look that extra bit delicious. On the other hand, I am not extremely happy with the shade range (I do think there is a lack of light-medium and actual neutral tones that don’t pull too warm/pink). Ideally, as a low-maintenance makeup person (mostly), I would love to just use it alone and go about my day. Instead, I need to always layer and mix it with something. I do think this is a beautiful brightener nevertheless, that has no doppelgängers that I can think of, and therefore it deserves a praise. I actually get a lot of compliments on how good my under-eye looks whenever I have it on. Overall, I give it B+ and do hope to see some new shades in the near future.
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