FC Review: Fakeup by Benefit Cosmetics

fakeup Hydrating Crease-control Concealer – $24

I’m always in the market for beauty products that moisturize my skin. I have combination skin on my face, but I live in an extremely dry high dessert climate, which make for LOTS of peeling. It also just makes for dehydrated, thirsty skin. When I saw fakeup, the latest concealer release from Benefit Cosmetics, I knew I had to try it. I picked it up at Sephora.

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Concealer surrounded by moisturizer

The moisturizing properties come from vitamin E and apple seed extract (who knew apples seeds could moisturize?). Fakeup glides on silky soft, and blends quite easily. Due to the moisturizer, it provides some reflection, which translates to radiance, on the skin. The product claims to never cake, crease, or settle, which I’ve found to be true.

Fakeup before and after

Before & After

Because fakeup is so moisturizing, if you have dry skin, it can work really well on other parts of the face. I’ll use it on my nose, which tends to peel the most, for some additional cover-up if I’ve spent too much time in the sun and added some pink I don’t necessarily want. And on the grosser side of things, this concealer is actually pretty darn near perfect for concealing cold sores (ewwww!). Cold sores will reach a point, when healing, that they just get to crusty to contain. But because of all the moisturizer, I’ve been able to use this product to conceal cold sores with really good results.

This is by no means how the manufacturer intended this product to be used, and if you do try it, DO NOT apply the product directly to the cold sore. Use one finger after the other, never double dipping with the same finger. Common sense people.

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Fakeup is packaged like a lipstick, and works the same way. Twist to move it up or down. It’s the perfect size to carry around in a purse.  $24 is a steep price, but so far this product has been worth it to me. Any of you in the market for bright eyes might want to give this one a shot!

Have you tried fakeup?  What’s your take on it?  Leave a mini review in the comments!

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