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Review | Benefit Fake Up Crease Control Hydrating Concealer

One of the latest products to emerge from the Benefit makeup vaults is the Fake Up Hydrating Concealer which promises crease-free coverage while simultaneously moisturizing the delicate under eye area. I don’t often use concealer because I find most concealers a little cakey on me. I have dry skin, so with the wrong type of concealer, I can look somewhat reptilian. This is where I should mention that Fake Up is totally different than what I’ve tried before.

This crease-control hydrating concealer – with Vitamin E and apple seed extract – hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultra natural look. Fakeup never settles…and neither should you!

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There are three shades of Fake Up available: Light (01), Medium (02) and Deep (03) and because I wanted more of a brightening effect, I opted for Light.

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You can see right away that what makes this concealer so hydrating is the ring of clear moisturizing balm around the concealer itself.

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Price: $29.00 CDN

Packaging: Beautifully packaged with a twist-up mechanism like a lipstick. The chrome-like tube with pink and purple swirly writing totally caught my eye. Classic Benefit packaging. I didn’t stand a chance!

Scent: None

Key Players: Vitamin E (Tocopheryl acetate): Anti-aging agent

Apple seed extract (Pyrus malus): skin conditioning agent reportedly great for dry skin and helps to lighten age spots. It also accelerates collagen synthesis and promotes cell regeneration and skin renewal.  

Formula: Surprisingly smooth, blendable and moisturizing! One swipe under each eye was all I needed and then I gently blended with my fingers to even out coverage. That little circle of lip balm-like substance does wonders! It allows the concealer to spread smoothly and evenly underneath my eyes while hydrating the skin like lip balm! It isn’t greasy or slick though and almost transforms into immovable slightly waxy finish giving it the ability to actually last all day!

As you can see from the swatch, there is a slight brightening effect, but if you have some serious dark circles, I don’t think this formula will cover them up. The cover up factor is fairly light which is perfect for me, but may not be enough for some.

Final Verdict: I wouldn’t use this product anywhere else but underneath my eyes as the moisturizing ring would probably make any other part of my face far too greasy. This isn’t a product that will work for everyone as it is quite light in terms of coverage and could potentially make oily skin look even more greasy. As someone with dry skin though, I loved the extra boost of moisture underneath my eyes and was almost like using an eye cream! I don’t have obvious dark circles so coverage was just right for me and did last a good part of my work day which is key for me!

Does Fake Up sound like something you would be interested in trying?

20 comments

  1. Never heard of this product! i think the concept of the clear ring is quite interesting. I agree though, as someone with oily skin I would be scared to use this lol

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    1. Yeah, I don't think it's suitable for oily skin at all. It would probably make you shiny in a few hours!

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  2. I am contemplating on getting this one as I love all of Benefit's concealers. But I do have dark circles under my eye and don't think this will do the trick for me. I like the hydrating effect though. Thanks for the review!

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    1. The hydrating part is great, the coverage pretty light so it's a product that's definitely not for everyone. There are definitely some better coverage concealers in the Benefit line for sure.

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  3. I've been curious about this but based on reviews I don't think it's for me and my combo/oily skin. Too bad!

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. My skin has gotten so dry as I've gotten older! It's definitely not a product for everyone.

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  4. Love your review. I don't have bad dark circles and mainly use concealer under the eyes for the brightening effect too. But I don't know.....the 'balm' part seems a little gimmicky to me. Don't get me wrong I adore Benefit but I wonder about it's staying power in the upcoming summer heat?

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    1. I have to admit that yes, I think most products nowadays are pretty gimmicky...I guess we shall see how this product holds up in the next few months!

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  5. Thanks for the review Jayne. I was actually interested in picking it up, but if it cover dark circles, I guess it can't cover red spots either. I think I might order the Boxx concealer again, that's one of the best that I've tried.

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    1. Everyone has said such wonderful things about the Boxx concealer, I really must start using it since I have it in one of my UNII palettes.

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  6. I do own a few Benefit products and most are really good but they're just too pricey : / I'm sticking to my regular concealer. Thanks for the review though Jayne xx

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    1. They can be pretty pricey for sure and if you have a concealer that works for you, there's really no reason to pick this up.

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  7. harroooo!!! (just thought i'd say hi from coming back from my trip :)!) i saw these in stores when they launched and the moisturizing balm part did pique my interest. glad it worked for you.

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    1. Hey Jenn!! Good to see you again! Yes, the moisturizing ring is what got me too!

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  8. This sounds fun to use :) I like the packaging!

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    1. Benefit always has fantastic packaging!

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  9. Great review! Benefit's packaging is always so pretty. I don't think this would work for me though as my undereye area isn't very dry, but sounds great for those with dry skin!

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    1. Thank you! It's not a product for everyone, but the packaging and the moisture ring is what really got my attention!

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