Fake it til you make it (to bed) with Benefit’s latest
One look at me, and you know I haven’t had much sleep lately. A baby will do that to you! So when I received the new Benefit Fake Up Concealer I knew I was putting it to the ultimate test.
Featuring a moisturizing outer layer with a pigmented core, Fake Up ($24) promises full coverage and hydration without creases or caking. With vitamin E and apple seed extract, Fake Up claims up to 6 hours of continuous hydration. Perfect for that sensitive skin around the eyes.
Fake Up comes in three shades, light, medium, and dark. Despite having pretty pale skin I tested out medium and found it to be the perfect shade for me. Designed to be worked into the skin with a fingertip, fake up does take a certain amount of work to blend the hydrating outer layer and pigmented core together. I found fake up to have slightly less than full coverage, but it was more than adequate for normal dark circles.
Fake Up has fantastic slip and feels great on my skin. After a full day of wear I had zero settling or caking, an amazing feat for my oily eyelids. The coverage didn’t last a full 8 hours, but another quick swipe midday takes care of that and adds even more hydration.
• Hydration galore
• Feels great on the skin
• No creasing, settling, or caking
• Less than full coverage
• Takes work to blend
Benefit is a long time favorite here at wht, and Fake Up is a fantastic addition to the line up. While I didn’t get full coverage of my baby induced dark circles, it make take a nuclear weapon to fully obliterate them. (Or sleep…sleep would be good.) The brightening and coverage provided by Fake Up has quickly become a staple in my makeup routine. I look almost human again!
Readers – do you regularly fight the battle against under eye circles?
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