If you follow me on Twitter and Instagram you’ll know that Friday night I was invited to the Benefit FakeUp blogger event in Leeds – thank you for having me! We got all three shades of their new must-have concealer, so these are my first impressions. I’ll be posting about the event itself too tomorrow for anyone who’s interested.
Benefit FakeUp is a concealer with a difference. It looks a bit like all these new lipsticks with the ring of lip balm around the outside. The hydrating ring on FakeUp contains Vitamin E and apple seed extract to instantly moisturise where ever you’re concealing while the core is perfect to hide dark circles or any other unsightly blemishes you might have.
First up is the outer packaging. At the Leeds event one thing that all of the bloggers I spoke to commented on was how Benefit have quirky packaging compared to other brands – I’m completely the same. I like my black packaging, but I also like my makeup to look fun. These little beauties are definitely a feast for the eyes. Each shade comes in different coloured boxes corresponding to how light or dark it is.
Each shade has the same tube, with the FakeUp colour on the bottom so you know which is which. I really, really love these. The design is super cute and they feel really sturdy. They’re just like a lipstick – simply pick your shade, twist it up and apply to the desired area. When you’ve done using FakeUp all you need to do is click the lid back into place, which stops the twist bottom from working so you don’t ruin the stick – clever!
So this is what they look like. As you can see they look just like lipsticks, with the hydrating ring around them. You can apply them from the tube and blend with your finger or you can just as easily use a brush with them too. Here the three shades look pretty light, but as you’ll see they are very pigmented and a little bit darker than they look here.
Thought I’d put in these two swatch photos to show the three colours as accurate as possible. They’re SO pigmented, I barely needed any at all to swatch them, which is good to know that you won’t be caking it on your face either. The FakeUp concealers are really creamy too – great if you’ve got any dry patches but maybe not so great if you don’t like the dewy look – although when set with powder it’s not a problem.
You also get a little Tips & Tricks guide with each FakeUp concealer, it was just too dinky not to include it in here!
Now down to the details. The Benefit FakeUp Concealers will be on sale from March 30th here in the UK priced at £18.50 for 3.5g.
These seem like they’re going to be the next must-have product from Benefit, just like their They’re Real Mascara and Porefessional Primer. The FakeUp concealers are better value than my current under eye fave – Bobbi Brown Corrector – which is £18 for less than half as much product.
I’ve been wearing the Light FakeUp shade all day today with no creasing and only needing a few touch-ups. So far I’m very pleased! A thorough post on the Light FakeUp will be on in the next couple of days after I’ve tried it for more than a few hours.
What do you think of Benefit’s latest offering? Do you want to try it? Let me know below, I love hearing from you guys!
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