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A Beauty Review: Benefit’s Fake Up

Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a “flawless face” kick. I’ve realized that it doesn’t matter how great you are with a smoky eye if you’ve got dark under eye circles, huge pores, or blemishes. Beautiful skin is the best tool in your beauty arsenal.  If you, like me, weren’t blessed with perfect skin, then you know how great it is to find a product that can help you get your own flawless face.

I haven’t always had under eye circles, but I seem to have developed them over the course of the past several months.  Whether it’s because I’m officially old – I just turned 23 – or if I just need to get more sleep, I’m not quite sure why I’m suddenly getting them. I do know that I don’t like them and that I’ve been trying nearly everything to hide and get rid of them.  My most recent trial? Benefit’s Fake Up. Read on to hear what I thought.

Fake Up is a hydrating crease-control concealer that claims to hide dark circles and fine lines.  I don’t have fine lines yet, but I tried this product to conceal my under eye circles.  Fake Up comes in three shades – Light, Medium, and Deep.  Light matches my skin perfectly. The concealer itself is surrounded by a “hydrating ring” made up of Vitamin E and apple seed extract.

So does it work? Let’s put it this way – I swiped Fake Up under each eye, blended with my finger, and actually said “Wow,” out loud.  I tried so many concealers, from powders to thick creams, in an effort to cover these stubborn dark circles, and with one quick swipe, Fake Up covered them. For first impressions, Fake Up definitely got a high score.  Not only does it conceal my dark circles, but I’ve found that it really brightens up my eyes, almost as if there’s a highlighter in there somewhere.

My skin tends to be oily, so I usually have trouble with products lasting as long as they claim to. If my makeup hasn’t moved when I leave work at the end of the day, I’m pretty surprised.  With everything else staying the same, from my primer to my translucent powder (I did set Fake Up with a translucent powder), I can definitely say Fake Up lasted longer than any other under eye concealer I’ve tried.  Not quite all day, but I’m happy with the results anyway.

Fake Up just might be my new favorite product.  It’s not very often that I find a product that is so easy and works so well.  I might not have the darkest under eye circles and I don’t have fine lines just yet, but Fake Up works so well to cover the under eye imperfections that I do have.  If you’ve tried Fake Up, leave us a comment and let us know what you thought!

Disclosure: I received Fake Up in Light, Medium, and Deep from Benefit Cosmetics for the purpose of reviewing. The opinions stated in this post are my own.

About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

One comment on “A Beauty Review: Benefit’s Fake Up

  1. […] products and techniques to help me get just that – a flawless face. From skincare to concealer, I’ll stop at nothing to figure out what works best for me. Next on my list? Benefit’s […]

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