Dear benefit fake up: I am madly in love with you.
You aren't perfect, but you're everything.
I know that doesn't make any sense whatsoever but I'm in love and love has no time for reason.
Take the jump for more lovesick ramblings!!
I think fake up had me at hello (oh yeah, I'm so in love that I'm going cheeseball on you).
The second I heard of this moisturizer with a core of concealer I basically had my credit card (and VIB card... gimme them points!!) in hand; if any of you remember me saying/writing in my Best & Worst of February video (around the 9:51 mark)/My Winter Skin Saviors blog post, I have had extremely dry (borderline scaly) skin underneath my eyes this winter so this hybrid concealer was screaming my
I had a feeling this wasn't going to be a heavy duty concealer like I'm used to using on my under-eye circles but, since that was looking cakey and overall disgusting (read: obvious I was trying [and failing] to hide something), I was ready for a change.
It's a little hard to show, but can you see in the first photo above the streak of moisturizer and then streak of concealer? That's essentially how this applies when rubbed underneath your eyes (or wherever you're using it? Weirdo) but then you have the extreme pleasure of blending it all in which you can see in the second photo above.
The moisturizing ring is, from what I can tell, almost a more solidified version of Vaseline (and has a similar smell, but it's nothing detectable... I was just curious and sniffed the stick haha). I love that it sinks into your skin to hydrate but also slightly sits on top for future hydration and to lend a sort of glow underneath your eyes.
(please click the above photo to see these shots larger and in better quality!)
See what I mean when I say that this product isn't perfect but it's everything??
By no means does it completely cover my eye bags (though that's partially due to the fact that they're an actual indent in my face #foreverattractive) but it adds the most lovely glow to distract from my lack of restful sleep.
I also must add: my under-eyes have never been softer.
They are seriously SO smooth and silky and I know it's all thanks to the intense hydration that benefit's fake up provides.
The downsides to fake up? Nothing too serious.
Because you have to rub the product onto your skin it loses its pretty and clean appearance (though really, I couldn't care less; I just know some people that would be bothered by this) and you don't get much product for the price. I twisted the product as far out of the tube as I could and, as you can see, it's pretty tiny!! It's a little early in my love affair with fake up to say how long this is going to last me but my makeup lust is trying to stay positive and say that my $24 hydrating concealer stick will last at least a couple of months.
Also, this only comes in three shades (which I don't think I need to tell you isn't enough to cover the spectrum of skin colors in the world) but, because it's a sheerer concealer I think quite a few different skin tones could make each shade work for them (I have mine in the shade 01 Light).
Have you tried benefit's fake up?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your favorite under-eye concealer?
xoxo - Cassie