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Fake Up

Morning lovelies! As promised, here's my review of my second recent Benefit splurge- the "Fake up" under eye concealer. 

I have a slight confession to make... Before this purchase I have actually never in my life owned or used a concealer! Since I've always been lucky and never really suffered from spots, I didn't really see the need to buy one. However, recently I have been really stressed with university work and exam revision, so me and sleep haven't really been the best of friends, meaning I have been waking up with some not so attractive dark circles under my eyes and I basically tend to look like a bit of a zombie for half of the day! As usual, I have been using my Benefit eye cream every night, which I have always sworn by, as it's a great product for rehydrating your eyes and reducing dark circles, however, at the moment this cream alone doesn't really seem to be enough to cover up the circles in the day time.

Therefore I headed to boots and got the Benefit sales assistant to talk me through all their different concealers, and after trying a few I decided that "Fake Up" was the one for me. The great thing about it is that the concealer itself contains a hydrating balm, meaning it actually works to prevent your dark circles in the future, as well as covering them for the short term. The product is really easy to apply, you simply sweep the concealer under your eye, and gently blend it into your skin with your ring finger. As you apply the concealer, the hydrating balm around the edge mixes in with the concealer, meaning the product glides on so smoothly and feels so light and dewey on your skin. I am so in love with this product that I have no idea how I have ever lived without concealer before, especially as this product was specially created to deal with dark under eye circles.

Leave me a comment below and let me know your tips and tricks for covering under eye circles, I love hearing from you all and always try to reply to as many of your as possible! I'm also running a fab giveaway containing Benefit's amazing "Porefessional" so make sure you enter it HERE. I would also love it if you'd follow me on bloglovin and help me reach that 1000 mark!



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  1. Think I need to give this a try. Thanks for the awesome review! x
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    1. aw youre welcome, thankyou for your lovely comment xx

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  2. Love love love Benefit! If only I could afford to have a spree in there!!
    www.youbelonginvintage.com
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    1. i know i spend way too much of my money in there!! its bad haha! xx

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  3. Fake Up is great for under the eyes, you may also like their Eye Bright product that helps counteract dark circles!
    The May Flower

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    1. ooh thanks for the recommendation! xx

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  4. I have really light skin and terribly dark under eye circles. Looking for a concealer that matches my skin feels like an impossible mission, so you can't imagine what it's like trying to find one that also covers my dark circles. Do you think this one would work for me?

    xx, Be || lovefrombe

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    1. yeah i really do! its such a great product. I have it in "light" as I have fair skin too, and it works really well for me! xx

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  5. I know that feeling when you start using a concealer for the first time, you're like whoa! Sounds like an amazing product, but doesn't it crease during the day because of that hydrating circle around the actual concealer?

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    1. i havent had any trouble with it creasing so far! however, sometimes it does slightly smudge my eye makeup because of the hydrating balm xx

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  6. Looks like it's worth a try!
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    1. it really is! if you try it make sure you let me know what you think! xx

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  7. ah I may need to get this to cover my shadows!! love your post & blog :) xx

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  8. I wish they did a paler shade than fair - it sounds like a lovely concealer xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. i use fair and i do have very light skin, so you never know it still may be fine! xxx

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  9. Benefit is lovely, it such a good brand and their packaging always sucks me right in! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. i completely agree! their packaging is to die for xx

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  10. Hmm, I have been wanting to try this stuff! Right now I use Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser for Dark Circles & I LOVE it but I love Benefit products too so I am going to have to get me some Fake Up! :)
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    1. tbh i cant really give a fair opinion on the product in comparison to others as this is the first concealer i have tried, however Benefit is my go to beauty brand and this product definitely didn't let me down! xx

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  11. I may have to try this! The concealer I'm using at the moment is only a collection one and isn't too bad but isn't quite enough for my circles!
    http://beckierackham.blogspot.co.uk
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    1. give it a go and let me know what you think! xx

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  12. I love this product as well! It is perfect for finals. Great Review!
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  13. This is a nice review ;) Keep those dark circles and blemishes away!
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  14. i seriously need to try this out!!! it sounds and looks amazing! think i might have to get to the bank of Mother :3 X
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    1. its a really good product im sure youll love it! xx

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  15. I LOVE the stuff from benefit. Great review :) x

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  16. Sounds good! I might try this!!
    Xoxo

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  17. Thanks for commenting on my blog, as promised I said I'd comment back!

    I'm not really that much of a concealer user either, but this one looks pretty good! :D

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  18. I've had a sample size of this for so long, I need to try it now!
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  19. Great review! Might have to invest in some myself :) xx
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  20. I've had this on my wish list for a while now, glad to hear it you liked it. Nice blog!

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  21. Great post - really like your blog too. I'd really love some advice from you and how you've become successful with your blog, I'm just starting out and would love a push in the right direction :) xx

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    1. aww thanks lovely! in terms of advice i would say stick at it and dedicate a lot of time and energy into your blog... i literally spend every free moment planning posts, taking photographs or looking through other blogs... i think layout is important as that is someones first impression of your blog! good luck im sure your blog is fab! xxx

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  22. I adore this concealer!!! It literally makes my undereye bags vanish!!

    Stevie
    VintageAndVans

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