Benefit Fake Up - No1 - £18.50 - 3.5g - Boots or Benefit - here
Hi ladies, hope you're all okay and had a good weekend. I had yesterday off work so went and did a bit of shopping with my mum and had a really nice day today as well chilling out so it's been a good weekend overall. Anyway today I thought I would share with you a product that I've been loving lately from Benefit which is their 'Fake Up' under eye concealer.
Now, if you've read my blog for a while you may know that i'm constantly complaining that I have ridiculously dark under eye circles, the problem is that i'm super duper pale and I have a really hard time sleeping so therefore my under eyes look horrible, they're so dark and I have never seemed to find anything to help cover them up. I actually went to my local Benefit Counter in the hope of purchasing 'Erase Paste' which is another concealer that Benefit sell, I've heard that it's really good for the under eye area due to the fact that it has salmon tones to it which help counteract the purple in your under eye circles. Anyway I ended up walking away with 'Fake Up' because the lovely benebabe at the counter said that Fake Up is a much better concealer and is a lot more delicate and non-drying under the eyes. I have some trouble with dry-ness under my eyes so she popped this under my eyes and I saw such a dramatic difference that I just had to purchase it.
'Fake Up' is a concealer completely different to lots of the others on the market. The thing that makes 'Fake Up' so different, is that it contains both an eye cream and a concealer in one, the eye cream contains Vitamin E & Apple Seed extract which is meant to both hide dark circles and also diffuses fine lines. The outer ring of the concealer is the bit that contains the Vitamins and the eye cream and the inner part of the stick contains the concealer which Benefit say is 'light defusing' and 'skin smoothing'. So you really get the best of both worlds with this product and although it's slightly pricey you really are getting a 2 in 1 product. Another great thing about this product is that its going to last ages, you only need a tiny bit underneath your eyes too hide any circles you have.
Another great thing about this concealer is the packaging. I am such a sucker for Benefit's packaging and everything from the box to the actual product just screams 'girly' and 'fun' too me. The 'Fake Up' Concealer comes in a really nice shiny packaging that looks almost like a lipstick and I love the pink detailing on the packaging which makes it much more fun. I think how small this concealer is means that it's really great for travelling and this is a product you can just throw in your bag and top up during the day which I think is a really good feature of it. In actual fact 'Fake Up' is barely bigger than a Mac lipstick (as you can see in the photographs above!) which means it's the perfect essential product to travel with during the day.
I really really love this concealer and as soon as the lovely lady popped this under my eyes I knew that I needed it in my life. My mum even commented on how amazing it looked and how my dark circles were reduced. I've never found anything that works under my eyes like this and the fact that it's soo easy to apply & looks super natural is also a massive plus from me. I don't have fine eyes around my eyes because I'm only 19 but what I have found is that this concealer just glides under the eye area and is really light weight and creamy. This has a really great coverage and really helps to brighten my circles and cover them up but it also feels really cooling and nice under the eyes and I actually feel like I'm just applying a really soothing eye cream rather than adding concealer. I think the reason that I love this concealer so much is because it really moisturises the area first which means when you add the concealer it doesn't settle, it doesn't dry or look cakey it just covers and sinks in and looks so natural.
This product is also super easy to apply, you only need to use a teeny amount and it just glides under the eye area, the lady at the counter told me that the best thing to do is just too apply the concealer in a 'V' shape underneath the eye area and then blend it with your fingers in an upwards motion. The 'V' shape helps to cover the worst area's of the circle and also is going to help the concealer work as a natural highlight around the eye area. Also using your fingers to help blend it in means that your going to warm up the product a bit meaning it will be even easier for it to sink in and really glide on. Lastly blending the concealer upwards means that you get the maximum brightness right underneath the eye area that really will help to cover those bags all day long.
Overall, I absolutely adore the Benefit 'Fake Up' I just think it's one of the best products on the market for the under eye area and I'm glad that I picked this up over 'Erase Paste', I love that it is moisturizing and also has awesome coverage. The only problem that I do see with this product is the fact it has limited shades, in fact you will only find this product in 3 shades and although concealer can match quite a lot of skin tones I am worried that some people may not find a match for their skin tone I'm in the shade light no.1 by the way and for me it's a really good match but I'm not too sure. Anyway thank you for reading & I will speak to you all really soon!
Lots of Love,