Have you ever bought a product literally as soon as it was launched? Like without a doubt, without reading a review, without even checking first to see if it’s worth it or not?
Well, I rarely do this, but when I saw that Fenty Beauty was coming out with their new Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint I literally arranged my work schedule so I could be at the mall as soon as they opened so I could get a demo of the product at Sephora. Tinted moisturizers have always been my go-to face base makeup choice. Other than the Pat McGrath foundation, which runs a sweet $60+ dollars a bottle, I’ve never found a foundation that doesn’t feel like it’s completely smothering my face, so tinted moisturizers it is. Laura Mercier was my go-to for the longest, and of course I loved the NARS one, but I just felt in my soul that the Fenty option was going to be that girl.
And of course, she was. The Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint comes in 25 shades—I’m shade 19, which is medium deep with warm undertones. According to their website, “Rihanna wanted to create a light coverage, easy-to-apply, flexible skin tint that instantly evens out your complexion and gives 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.”
And honestly, I find all of that to be 100 percent true. The tint is wonderful at blurring your skin and making it look like “your skin, but better,” which is the only kind of makeup I want. As someone who has combo-oily skin with dry skin starting to creep in due to age, I found it to be the perfect blend of hydrating without being too oily. It also doesn’t cake up on my dry spots like the forehead and under my eyes. And bonus points: It doesn’t melt or get streaky throughout the day (and I live in hot Georgia) and sets really well with a touch of setting powder.
To apply, I’ve found it best to use my hands and fingers. My technique is not “refined” or technical; I seriously apply it like a moisturizer—just slather it on and blend it in. Then after I’m happy with that, I go in with a *dry* (the dry part is important) Beauty Blender and gently tap it in to really help it melt into the skin. The result? Incredibly natural, just-like-my-skin coverage.
During the vast majority of the pandemic, I didn’t wear makeup. There was literally no point—I rarely left my house for more than an hour each day for my little walkie-walk, and on Fridays I went to therapy and Costco—that’s it. Now, I’m looking for makeup that I can just throw on in 10 minutes or less. I just don’t have the time or patience to do a full-on glam face (or at least I haven’t had anywhere to go where I need/want to wear full glam). With this Fenty Skin Tint, I can put it on, put on some concealer, blush, and mascara, and I’m ready to go for the day! It’s made getting ready in the AM incredibly easy, and now I actually wear makeup most days than not because it’s just so easy to use.
My only (barely) negative thing I have to say is that I wished it had some sort of SPF in it, like the Laura Mercier one or even Ilia’s new serum skin tint. That would have taken it over the top into an absolutely “I stan” category, but for now, I’m already on my second bottle so I’m definitely obsessed with it.
What’s your favorite skin tint or tinted moisturizer? Let me know in the comments!