Tom Ford Concealing Pen Review: 2.0 Buff & 4.0 Fawn

I bought this concealer upon a recommendation from a trusted YouTuber but have learnt that they recently re-formulated the product to a consistency that has not received a lot of love. I thought I’d try it out anyways because of the former cult following and picked up two shades: 2,0 Buff and 4.0 Fawn. Each pen retails for $64 CAD.

Each concealer comes in a pen like applicator with a twist bottom. The applicator is a dome fuzzy sponge tip (similar to the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer) with a hole in the middle where the product gets dispensed. Personally I feel like a little to high maintenance as excess product gets absorbed in the sponge tip whereas a dome foot applicator would have been just fine. Also, because the opening is so small and the surrounding sponge absorbs the product once applied, not enough product comes out at once so I find myself burning through this.

Tom ford concealing pen review

I purchased two colours because the swatches online weren’t very helpful. For reference, I have an NC35 skintone that errs more on the olive side. Buff was too light on me and would be better suited for those who are closer to an NC20-25. Both Fawn and Buff appear quite similar when swatched but there is enough difference between the two.  Fawn was better, it has a yellow undertone to it and although still slightly light for me, I can work with it.

Tom Ford Concealing Pen Review: 2.0 Buff

2.0 Buff


4.0 Fawn

Overall, the concealers are nothing to write home about. I can get a light coverage out of these that build up to medium at best. It blends in well with my skin, does not crease too much and has a decent amount of hydration. However, I need my concealers to cover my under eye discolouration, which this one does not do. It’s just nothing special, I dont look much different after applying this and the colour variety needs a lot of work so for me, these are not beauty swatched approved. 

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