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Review: Benefit Fakeup Hydrating Concealer

I was in the market for a new concealer and heard a bit of a buzz surrounding Benefit's new Fakeup Crease-Control Hydrating Concealer. When Birchbox offered me the chance to try it, I couldn't wait to get the little pink package in the mail. I have the hardest time finding a concealer that will both cover my dark under-eye circles without creasing, and not be cakey by the end of the day. My skin is combination, and I find that even a setting powder doesn't always stop my concealer from creasing after a few hours. 

Benefit's Fakeup is meant to cover dark circles and diffuse fine lines - it contains Vitamin E & apple seed extract which provides the silky finish I found when I applied it. The adorable packaging is about the size of a lipstick tube, which makes it great for carrying in your makeup bag. I really liked that I can apply straight from the tube as well. 

 When I first opened the tube, I was immediately intrigued - the concealer itself is surrounded by the hydrator (containing the vitamin e and apple seed extract). I love how smoothly it swatched on my hand, no tugging or pulling necessary. I knew that it wouldn't pull or tug on my under-eye area - my pet-peeve with concealers!
 I applied it the next morning without any setting powder, and left it on for about 6 hours. It blended so well with just my fingers, and I'm sure it would be even better with my concealer brush. I find that it doesn't even need to be warmed up with your finger to apply smoothly - the hydrator portion aids in that. I didn't reapply it at all, and below is how it looked at the end of my day. There was only a bit of creasing under my left eye, but I think that was due more to my less-than-accurate finger application than the product itself. My skin stayed moisturized, there was no caking at all, and it didn't settle into my fine lines. I imagine if you have normal or dry skin this would also be the case.
The concealer is currently available in three shades - light, medium, and dark. The shade deep is a bit yellow, which is perfect for my complexion, but I'm not too sure of the color-match if you're a deeper skin tone than me. Overall, I think Benefit's Fakeup is definitely worth trying - I don't see myself using another under-eye concealer for a while! 
Thanks again to Birchbox for the opportunity!

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I might just have to look into this!


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