Monday, 18 March 2013

Benefit Fakeup Crease Control Hydrating Concealer - Review

I was lucky enough to attend the Swansea Benefit Bloggers event for Fakeup, where we received all three shades of the new hydrating concealer. (However, I mistakenly got two lights and one deep, so I only have swatches of the two shades not three). You can read my post on the event here, it was brilliant :).

Firstly, the packaging is so so pretty. I love the fact that benefit put so much thought and effort into their packaging. The silver and pink looks amazing and would look amazing on any dressing table. Even the outer packaging is too pretty to just throw away!

The concealer has a moisturising balm outer ring, that contains vitamin E and apple seed extract that hydrates the skin.

It feels so comfortable to apply and glides onto my under eye area. I find that area to be extremely sensitive and some concealers are really uncomfortable to wear under my eyes, but this one actually is lovely to apply.

At first, I made the mistake of applying too much and ended up with it creasing and gathering in my under eye lines straight away. I tried again and only applied a thin layer and this worked so much better for me.

It instantly brightened up the area and made my skin look a lot more radiant. I have never suffered badly with dark circles, but since becoming a mum late nights and early mornings are taking its toll. It covered my slight dark circles really well, but it is quite a light coverage so I think if you suffer badly with dark circles you may need something slightly more heavy duty.

Top: deep. Bottom: Light

The light shade was perfect for me, and I know some bloggers are using the deep shade to contour. ( I am too pale for this though).

With the thin layer, it didn't crease at all and lasted a good 6 hours on my skin, staying hydrated at the same time.

This concealer lived up to all its claims when I used it correctly. I would recommend this for someone who needs light to medium coverage in the under eye area and is looking for a brightening effect. It doesn't crease or cake, and stays looking fresh all day. Over all an excellent concealer for the under-eye area.

Fakeup Crease Control Hydrating Concealer will be available online and from Benefit counters from the 30th March.

Gem x


  1. I really like the erase paste so will definitely try this concealer too. :) x

  2. This sounds amazing, non-creasing concealer would be a winner in my book!

  3. Sounds like such a nice idea.. I wish it was a little paler, but it's a great concept xx
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie



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