Benefit Fake Up Concealer
Continuing with my Benefit kick, I’ve given this concealer a full test run on my dry undereyes that most definitely need a fake-it-till-you-make-it jump start in the morning 😀 Combining a wonderful hydrating outer ring with a creamy concealer in the middle, the product promises to conceal dark circles and reduce the appearance of fine lines without looking pasty and heavy.
In regards to the packaging, it’s travel-friendly as it’s in a lipstick tube where all you have to do is pull off the cap, twist the base to push up the product and swipe it on 🙂 I find that this concealer works best when you apply it directly with the tube as opposed to using a brush as it would be slightly more difficult to blend the inner and outer ring product evenly as a result. Onto the product, the concealer has a semi- thick consistency, while the outer ring has non-greasy but hydrating properties such as Vitamin E and Apple Seed extract, where when combined with the concealer, you get a buttery smooth concealer that glides on easily and blends well quickly; I noticed that there’s no need to warm up the product with one’s fingers prior to application and the only motion I had to do after swiping it on my undereyes directly from the tube was to use my ring finger and lightly tap it in and blend it out.
The concealer held up well in the humid weather of Hong Kong for my regularly dry, tired eyes; I do notice however that if I were to not set the concealer with a bit of loose powder in the morning, it tends to crease up in my fine lines…and disappear by 2-3pm — which is a feat on its own given that I put on my makeup at 6am. 😦 Once I dust on a bit of loose powder, the concealer lasts longer and I find that it still manages to look natural with the loose powder 🙂 I find that I actually prefer this concealer to the Benefit Erase Paste for the sheer ease of usage, but not in terms of coverage per se.
All in all, I would repurchase this concealer as my regular go-to product for giving my dry and tired eyes an extra but natural boost; if my dark circles were to get darker as a result of allergies or just plain not getting enough sleep, I think I would reach for the big guns instead — specifically theBenefit Erase Paste 🙂