Do you remember me telling you that I attended the Benefit Fake Up event a few weeks ago? Well, I was blessed with one of these babies in the goody bag. *squee* Like all Benefit cosmetics, Fake Up has adorable packaging and design which cannot be faulted except that this isn’t fingerprint-proof. Anyway, it is different to all the other concealers I have in my stash…
First up, can you believe it’s the only concealer stick I own?!! I am extremely wary of concealer sticks because back in my young days (many, MANY moons ago), the formulas of them were atrocious and they did the adjective “cakey” a lot of justice! But Benefit’s Fake Up Concealer is nowhere near cakey – in fact, it’s the total opposite!!!
Benefit Fake Up consists of two cores – the inner core is a creamy concealer and the outer core is a moisturising smoothing balm – and together it acts as a “crease-control hydrating concealer” giving a smooth, non-cakey finish.
It is perfect for the undereye area because I find that it helps brighten up my dark circles and diffuses the fine lines. It’s super easy to apply as it is in stick form so no concealer brush is needed. Just swipe under the eye and use your ring finger to gently tap and blend it.
However, for concealing a beaming red zit, Benefit Fake Up isn’t my go-to-concealer for that because the coverage is too light and it is difficult to layer up because of its slippery moisturising nature.
Benefit Fake Up comes in 3 shades – Light, Medium and Dark – and I have swatched the one in Medium here on my NC-30ish skin. It is the perfect shade for me once it is blended.
You can see the subtle difference in texture and brightness once Fake Up is blended.
In conclusion, Benefit Fake Up is perfect for my dark circles and the undereye region. It is a new product on my Love List.
Benefit Fake Up will officially be in Australia’s shops mid-April 2013 for RRP $35 AUD. I know it is another month away, but patience is a virtue!!!
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Disclosure : The Best Beauty Blog was a guest at the Benefit Fake Up launch event in Sydney and Benefit Fake Up was kindly gifted in a goody bag – THANKS again Benefit! This has no effect on the product review as we believe in 100% honesty as always. Please read our Disclosure Policy for further details.