24 April 2013

benefit fake up hydrating concealer

I have been on the hunt for a good under eye concealer for quite a while as I ran out of erase paste last year, I did then buy the collection 2000 concealer everyone loves but it is too dark for me and I always forget to buy a different colour when ever I'm in boots. I had heard about the new fake up concealer Benefit brought out and never really thought about giving it a go for some reason, even though Benefit are my favourite brand. One of the girls at the Benefit counter asked if she could show me it on my face and explain what it does, so I let her, and as soon as she showed me it under one eye compared to the other I was sold. The concealer has a ring of hydrating eye cream around so it doesn't go on to heavy or thick and at the same time it is working to reduce dark circles and moisturise the skin. I'm the shade light as for under your eyes you need a lighter colour to really reduce the appearance of darkness. I think the reason I haven't bought the collection 2000 concealer again is because it can sometimes look too thick and cakey, but this is just the perfect consistency. It gives the appearance of a full coverage concealer but it really doesn't feel like that on your skin, it feels smooth and silky. It doesn't crease and it lasts for quite a while, but you can easily retouch as the packaging is handy for on the go. The only downside with it is that it seems to smudge my mascara, I haven't tried this yet but I think if I put a little bit of the Urban Decay eyeshadow primer under my eyes it will stop my mascara smudging.

Below is how I apply it;

1. I apply my foundation first to make sure I don't over load my face with concealer as the foundation will cover some of the dark circles.

2. I apply the concealer straight from the stick.

3. Blend it in with a real techniques deluxe crease brush, which is meant for eyeshadow but since I don't wear eyeshadow that much I fid it the perfect brush for blending out concealer under your eyes.

4. As you can see the result is natural and covers my dark areas around my eyes well with out looking too caked on.

Have you tried this yet? Could you recommend a good concealer to cover blemishes?


  1. Still not sure if I need to try this as I love my Collection 2000 concealer but will definitely stop by Benefit to try it! I quite like Soap & Glory's concealer kit too (forgot the name) although I've blogged about it!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

  2. I think this and the Lasting Perfection are so different. Lasting Perfection dries really quickly, setts matte, has more coverage, and isn't as moist. This concealer is great for dry undereye areas xx

  3. Oh this looks so interesting. I have quite dark circles under my eyes and this looks like it could be perfect for me. The recommendation I can give you for a good blemish concealer is the Maybelline Mineral concealer, it's full coverage and stays put all day x


  4. Oh their packaging gets me every time! It's SO pretty! At the moment for under eye concealer I'm loving Dream Lumi Touch Concealer from Maybelline :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  5. Ooh sounds really good. I’m in need of a new beauty spree, might have to go to boots and look out for it! Xx



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