Friday, 2 August 2013

Benefit Fake Up

Can you believe it's August already!? 


I bought Fake Up in May, just after I had Millie because, as you can imagine, my eyes were full of grey circles and huge bags from the lack of sleep we were getting (or lack of blocks of sleep) and I needed something I could rely on to hide those bags so... With lots of amazing reviews on Benefit's Fake Up, I thought i'd indulge and go for it! 

I have to admit, paying £18.00 for a concealer made me a little queazy but I thought that it was worth it so went ahead and purchased it. I actually bought it from Debenhams as I have a Beauty club card and get points. At that time, Benefit were also giving a mini size Facial Immuslifer too, this also justified my purchase! 

After reading loads of really good 'reviews', I noticed that no-one had actually reviewed it after trying it out properly so I thought i'd wait a while until I could give my honest opinion... 






It states that it is a hydrating concealer and I do believe that it hydrates my skin but it leaves it looking super shiny so I found a way to use it that suited me. Some people apply it before foundation, others after... I find that if I apply my foundation first, then this with a matte powder over the top, it works best. As for the 'no crease', for me, it does still crease. After 2 or 3 hours I have to blend it back in with a foundation brush or my beauty blender (which works wonders for setting this concealer by the way!) as it has creased just under my eyelid (where you can see the big creases already) and it just makes them look worse! It does, however, take the edge off my dark circles and create a highlighted effect under my eye rather than showing off the lack of sleep I had the night before! 

Would I buy it again? Yes, more than likely, although I would like to try something that doesn't crease so easily... Any recommendations!? 

What did you think of Fake Up?! 


7 comments :

  1. I love the Origins Ginzing concealer for under the eyes! It's so pigmented, blends easily and doesn't crease if you set it with a powder :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh will have to keep my eye out for that one when im next out and about!

      xx

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  2. I had heard good things about this, but looks tricky to not make it look shiny, I dont think it would agree with my oily skin :( xx

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    1. I have oily skin too, especially in my t zone and this just doesn't last as long as i'd like it too! Esepcially in this heat!!

      xx

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  3. I've always wondered if this would be good for covering those dry, flaky spots which are on their way out!

    Love Zoe x
    www.facevaluebeautyblog.co.uk

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  4. i haven't tried too many brands of concealer, but i really do love my mac concealer. i also want to give this one a try! ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think Benefit's products have amazing pigment. The fact that it highlights is perfect for undereye circles. I often find concealers cake after awhile even on my oily/comination skin. I think I'll be picking this up. Thank you for your review Emma Louise.

    Wendy | http://painttheukpink.blogspot.co.uk

    (new follower from #bbloggers)

    XoXo

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