Wednesday, 31 July 2013

It didn't change my life, but it definitely changed my make up routine...

More often than not, when a product is hyped up across the blogosphere, I can't help but want to get my hands on it too, and the Benefit Fake Up Concealer was no exception. With a slogan like 'Fake it 'till you make it... Our new concealer will change your life!' who wouldn't want to try it?

The Benefit Fakeup Crease Control Hydrating Concealer, to call it by it's full name, contains an outer circles of vitamin E and apple seed extract, which aims to hydrate the skin, hide dark circles under the eyes and smooth out fine lines, whilst the concealing centre aims to, well, conceal. The product also aims not to cake, crease or settle... sounds promising, right?

 I was advised by the lady at the Benefit counter to purchase this product in medium, however I wish that I'd gone with my instinct and bought it in light, as I found the medium a little orange for my skin tone to wear alone. I apply this product on top of my foundation and use it to contour and highlight underneath my eyes as well as concealing my spots. At first I wasn't sure about this concealer and it sat in my bag for a few days before I tried it again, I applied it underneath my eyes, and decided to just incorporate it into my routine and see how it went. After a few days my fiance turned to me and said 'your eyes look really bright at the moment, what have you been doing?' and that's when I realised the product was actually working, as it was the only thing I had changed within my makeup routine. Just by applying it underneath my eyes, it had started to bring out my eyes, make my eyes look brighter and much more awake, and the fact that Dan noticed, must mean it works.

I think that the product is true to what it says, and does keep skin well hydrated, especially when used to conceal spots, however I do find that I still get a few creases under my eyes but as their only a fraction of what I have had with other concealers, this doesn't particularly bother me.

I purchased this product in Boots, well Dan did :) which you too can purchase here for £18.50, I don't think that this is expensive for a Benefit product, nor for the quality of the product, however I do think that it is a tad expensive to say that it only lasted me around eight weeks, and I am currently trying to scrape out the last bits.

So to answer my question, yes I think this product is worth the hype, it is definitely worth a try and I would recommend this product to anyone. I would definitely re-purchase this product in the future, however for now, there are so many more concealers that I have yet to try, so unfortunately it isn't at the top of my list, for now.

Have you tried Benefit's Fake up Concealer? What do you think about it? Let me know in the comments box below, I'd love to hear from you.

P.s sorry about the pictures everyone, I was practicing photographing on white backgrounds and as I'm sure you all know, it's harder than it looks, but practice makes perfect...

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