Sunday, May 12

Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer

Concealer is a product that surprisingly I don't actually use too often- not because I don't need it, but it's just a step that unless I'm going for a really full on look or have more areas that need covering than normal, I just can't really be bothered with and with the small blemishes I have often being covered with my foundation anyway, it's just a couple of minutes less spent in front of the mirror.

Although I don't suffer with too many blemishes, I do have slightly problematic dark under eye circles and if anything needs covering, it's them, but teamed with them I also have a fair few fine lines which then unfortunately leads to the majority of products that I do use, to sink into them and crease, which is not pretty. I have tried a fair few concealers up until now and unfortunately I'm yet to find the perfect concealer, but since being introduced to these Benefit Fake Up Crease-Control Hydrating Concealers*, I must admit I have been pretty impressed.

In terms of first impressions, I personally didn't think these would be great. The 2-in-1 formula seemed a little gimmicky to me, which normally I'm all for, but with not being a mega concealer girl anyway, I kind of just assumed that they wouldn't do much. Thankfully, I was wrong, and although I probably would just prefer a standard one-formula heavy duty concealer, these Fake Up concealers do do a reasonably good job.

The formula is made up of two steps if you like; a hydrating balm outer which is made up of skin smoothing and plumping ingredients such as Vitamin E and Apple Seed Extract to help with brightening and the actual concealer itself which runs through the centre, working to cover up and conceal.

I like how the balmy outer helps to make it a much more hydrating product, which feels nice, light and smooth on the skin, but in terms of plumping I can't say I have noticed any benefits- long or short term. The concealer is nice and is pleasant to work with, although in terms of application I do prefer to use a tiny bit from the back of my hand, dabbed in with my ring finger, rather than sweeping it directly onto my skin how they suggest, as I do find it can be a little bit too slippery and doesn't quite get into where I want it to.

This isn't a heavy duty concealer in the slightest and so I don't think it would cover any large imperfections or blemishes as well as others may do, but it does work really nicely at hydrating, concealing and brightening my under eye area and doesn't crease which is great. If you're on the market for something along them lines, I think it's definitely worth a try. 

  Available in three shades; 01 Light, 02 Medium and 03 Deep, these won't work for every skin tone, but I do think the three shades available are okay. I use 01 Light if I'm applying it underneath my foundation and am planning on quite a highlighted, bright look and 02 Medium on top of my foundation if need be and I'm pretty happy with the results. 

Costing £18.50, these glamourous looking Silver tubed twist-function concealers are available to buy on Benefit online as well as ASOSBoots, House Of Fraser and Debenhams.

Have you tried these Fake Up Concealers? I would love to know your thoughts.



  1. I loved Fake Up :). It's been the best concealer I've had for under my eyes, especially with how hydrating it is xx

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  2. I didn't like this :( I tried a sample of it and it just felt really oily on my face and didn't really hide dark circles. Glad I didn't buy the full thing!

  3. I think I might buy one of these! I only really use concealer under my eyes and on the odd blemish here and there, but this sounds like it does the job nicely!
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  4. Lucky you. Blemishes are annoying. I find that as I get older, blemishes come up in troops. Using a concealer certainly helps.
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  5. I'm really tempted by this, but it's quite pricey for a concealer. Do you know whether you're able to get a sample at the counter? I'd like to try it first as my dark circles are pretty bad xx

  6. Your photo's are beautiful Laura.. I absolutely love how you've focused into the bases of each one to match the swatch. I wish they did one pale enough for me.. but I have found my holy grail concealer in my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, it's bloody amazing! xxxx

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  7. ah, ive always wonder what the outside was


  8. Oooh, they look really cool! And as always, the packaging is amazing again, I just love it so much. I need to try these out! :) x

  9. I've tried these out before, for the exact same - dark circles. Whilst the result is good, it's not amazing and I get much better results from cheaper high street drug brands. I've also got a real problem with the fact the product doesnt last long at all! Sorry benefit, I love you, but I'm not a fan for £18.50 x

  10. It's a great concealer for under the eyes :) xx

  11. I really want to try these. I don't have terrible dark circles but am starting to notice my existing concealer sinking into those dreaded fine lines! x

  12. I absolutely LOVE Fake Up. So great for under the eyes xxx

  13. I was watching these on QVC yesterday and wondering about giving it a try! I might pop into one of the concessions and have a tester!



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