if you’ve been following us on Instagram, you’d have seen that my beloved blogger friend FatHouseCats (Charmaine) has mailed me my very own Benefit Fake Up Concealer! She’s really such a lovely lovely lovely person and blogger! 🙂 Do check her blog out here: http://fathousecats.blogspot.sg/
Texture wise, I would say it’s between a liquid and a stick. Not as rough/tugging as sticks would be, and yet not quite as creamy or spreadable as a liquid. It is very easy to blend in after, which is definitely an extra plus.
Here is a swatch of it on my hand. I am in Shade 2, and am going to assume that a large majority of Singapore falls under that shade. As you can see, the color is a little bit of a mix between Salmon and Bisque with peachier undertones. This helps people within an NC 20-25 range who might be very slightly tanned. If you’re fairer or use lighter shades for concealers normally, I suggest using Shade 1. If you’re above an NC 30, I suggest Shade 3.
Ways of Usage
You can opt to swipe it under your eyes gently, or you can opt to rub some on the back of your hand first then use your brush or fingers to pick the product up and pat it under your eye. I do both, depending on how much of a rush I am in.
Above, I have provided images of how I would apply it. For the sake of this review, I am using just the FakeUp concealer alone and nothing else for a “true” image. In reality, I do actually layer this concealer – which goes to show that this is actually soft enough to be used with other concealers on top, and it reduces the likelihood of caking as well.
I really suggest that you put loose powder on top of this concealer because it is VERY dewy and quite sticky. The loose powder will also set the color in better so that it does not migrate.
People who like the idea of a very natural/dewy look or those with light dark rings and would like some coverage.
Would I repurchase
This is difficult.. despite how much I like it with High Beam, I cannot really justify the prices only to end up using more concealer on top on bad days. It just sounds a little bit like a waste of effort and time. Don’t get me wrong, I do think it is a new concept and very interesting, but my dark rings require way more coverage than that.
Stockists: Any Benefit counter in Tangs or Sephora.
Overall Rating: 6 / 10
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