Friday, 5 April 2013

My New HG Concealer - Benefit Fake Up


I've always suffered with under-eye bags. Let's face it, I think the majority of us have. It's such a pain having puffiness and dark circles to contend with. I have tried countless concealers to cover them up - high-end and drugstore, as well as do-it-yourself methods such as cucumber and tapping under your eyes to get rid of puffiness (really doesn't work). I've never really found a concealer that I'm completely in love with; a little while ago I decided the Soap & Glory Kick Ass Concealer was my favourite - however it still wasn't perfect. As it was so creamy it tended to crease and smudge my mascara - not a good look.

So, when I heard about the newest release from Benefit, their Fake Up Hydrating Concealer, I knew I had to give it a go. Benefit always delivers when it comes to concealers - I've tried Boi-ing, Erase Paste, and Lemonaid, and I love them all. So I was pretty excited to try Fake Up - I loved the concept behind it and the fact it aims to hydrate your under-eye area as well as concealing any darkness and puffiness. The skin under your eye is a much more delicate area than the rest of your face, and if it isn't hydrated enough, can lead to wrinkles in later life - not good! I'm really lazy when it comes to using eye creams, but I feel better knowing I'm using this as it is infused with vitamin E and apple seed extract, making it ultra hydrating and nourishing. 

The hydrating element of the product is in the outer circle, whilst the concealer is set in the middle, making this a pretty unique concealer (I've never seen one like this before anyway!) It's a basic pan-stick type affair, and comes in three shades; Light, Medium and Dark. I always go for Medium in Benefit concealers and found this shade perfect for me. So, what do I think to it? Well, I'm in love. I'm completely head-over-heels for this concealer, so much so that it has secured its place as my Holy Grail concealer product. It definitely keeps the skin under my eyes hydrated, but also is so creamy and thick that it covers my eye bags so, so well. I've tried it against all of my other concealers and it wins, hands down. Although it's really creamy, it surprisingly doesn't crease or smudge my eye makeup, which is a big deal for me. I'm so happy with this product and I will definitely be repurchasing when it runs out. 

Have you tried Benefit's Fake Up Concealer? What did you think?
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21 comments

  1. I reaaaally want to try this now! I'm quite good when it comes to using eye creams but if I can have an under eye concealer with hydrating properties too then it's definitely going to be beneficial!
    Rebecca-Louise; autumnleaves-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Benefit are going to make me broke I can see it already. The minute I'm back in the UK I'm going to Boots to check this out. I'm using the Collection 2000 concealer and that's pretty amazing but will most certainly have to try this out now!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  3. Thanks for the post. I´m really tempted as Im also constantly on the search for a decent under-eye concealer that doesn´t crease into fine lines (most of them do after hours of wear). I wish Benefit did trial size as I would do love to give this a go!

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  4. I keep saying I'm going to try this but haven't got round to it yet. I really should though, under my eyes can be terrible! xx

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  5. Another fabulous review! Everyone seems to be loving this :) I have to get my hands on it!! haha xo

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  6. I'm lucky that I don't actually suffer from dark circles (I'd hate me too...) but I think this would be perfect for my mum who likes quite minimal make-up but likes products that work! xx

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  7. This is my holy grail concealer too!

    Lots of love

    Nafisah xo

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Oohh, I haven't tried it, but it sounds amazing! My undereye area is particularly dry and dark at the moment, not fun!

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  9. I really need to try this it sounds amazing! x

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  10. Hi gorgeous. Concealer isn't something I usually go for, but when I brought 'Boi-ing' I was so impressed with it that I know now I just need to try 'Fake Up' the hydrating layer just sounds so well thought out and you're right, I've never heard of anything like this either.

    Thank you for your recommendation, lots of love.

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  11. I so need to try out this concealer! The balm layer is so clever!

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  12. great review! i wanna try it too...

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  13. The packaging looks very pretty and the product sounds great, I think I would be a little skeptical about the whole 2 in 1 side of it with the hydrating balm but never the less would love to try it out and see if it actually works. Another fabulous post as always! :).

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  14. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwww...want this!
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  15. This looks like the most perfect concealer, I just wish they did a lighter shade! Love your photo's :) xx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  16. What an interesting product. I love how it does a white then the colour concealer in the middle

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  17. I've heard so many good things about this product and I love Benefit so think I'm definitely gonna have to try this out! =) xXx

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  18. Fake up! was on my wishlist this month, now I'm definitely going to get it. Thank you!

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  19. I really want to try this it looks really lovely. Just wondering what camera you use? I've always loved the quality of your photography!xxx

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  20. I'm definitely going to get this the next time I'm at a Benefit counter, as have read so many great reviews on it! I also really like the concept of there being a hydrating balm around the concealer x

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  21. I actually need this, aha! I featured it in one of my wishlists and after your review i'm so jealous! Why on earth am I on the 100 day spending ban?!
    ♥ Anabel Kate ♥

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