Concealer is always one of my least favorite makeup items to buy... until I break out or have something I want to hide, and then I'm all about it. And right now, I'm in dire need of hiding my undereye circles. Don't ask me why, but they are super dark at the moment, like I'm staying up all night solving the economy instead of, you know, eating potato chips and watching the ID Network. I can't figure it out. So I decided to use my 15% Sephora discount to buy Benefit's new Fake Up Concealer to see if I could make myself look... less terrible. And it worked! I'm kind of obsessed with it now.
First of all, I love the packaging and the way the concealer twists up. It makes it really easy to apply it exactly where you want. It's also the first concealer I've ever used that had the concealer part in the middle of a ring of moisturizing ingredients, so it's virtually impossible for the concealer to cake because it's not getting applied over dry skin. How has no one thought of this before? It's kind of genius. The concealer itself is awesome too - it comes in three shades (Light, Medium and Dark) and I bought the lightest shade because I'm so pale and it matches perfectly. It blends in smoothlessly and really hides the dark circles - it makes me look like I've slept twelve hours instead of, uhm, seven or eight. Very nice. I also used it to hide some redness on my chin and it worked well at that too so it seems like a good, all-purpose concealer. Definitely worth picking up. Fake it 'til you make it!