Review: Benefit Fake Up Hydrating Concealer

I hope this post isn’t too long after my mention of Fake Up at the beginning of the week.
I just didn’t want to release a review of a product before it was even available to buy in-store.
Not that I mind others doing it, but I know that if I like a review I want the buy the product asap.
Thankfully it will be released tomorrow, so here is my review of Benefit’s new hydrating concealer – Fake Up.

“This hydrating crease-control concealer – with Vitamin E & apple seed extract – hides dark circles & diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra-natural look.

Available in three shades, it’s proven to keep skin hydrated for 6 hours.”

+ Gorgeous packaging
+ Matched my skin tone well
+ Darker shades can be used for contouring
+ Can be used on lips without drying them out
+ Outer ring of vitamin e & apple seed extract helped to hydrate skin

– Only comes in 3 shades
– Wasn’t as hydrating as I’d expected
– Sat in the creases of my skin
– Does not blend well
– Came off during the day

I was matched to Shade 1 – Light, which really wakes up my eyes.
The shade looked intimidating when first applied but the lady at Benefit blended it really well with my skin tone, paired with the hydrating aspect, it didn’t feel cakey or as if I was actually wearing any concealer at all. It’s a shame that when it came to me applying it myself it didn’t work out the same way. It didn’t blend well and it sat in the creases of my skin. Not a good look. I can forgive Benefit for only releasing 3 shades, even though it doesn’t seem like enough, because I was assured that they matched all skin tones. I can vouch for the lightest shade and say it matched my deathly pale skin (ok, maybe I’m being slightly dramatic) very well, which surprised me as it can be quite a task. However I can’t say whether all darker skin tones are covered in the next two shades. That said, the Benefit team told me that the darkest shade would compliment darker tones when blended correctly. There were a variety of gorgeous ladies at the event so hopefully some of them can leave their review links below if they come across this post?

You can buy Fake Up online here for £18.50.
Or you can purchase it from a Benefit store/concession.