Thursday, 7 March 2013

BEAUTY REVIEW: BENEFIT'S NEW FAKE UP CONCEALER

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On Monday I descended on Hugh’s Champagne Bar in Glasgow’s House of Fraser department show to discover the secrets of Benefit’s new concealer Fake Up from their Head Make-Up Artist Lisa Potter-Dixon.


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The bar had been turned into a Benefit paradise with Fake Up walls and cushions, and a Benefit make-up counter to have a play with their other products.


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The Fake Up concealer comes in 3 shades- Light, Medium and Deep. The sticks look amazing withtheir moisturising outer rim, and coloured concealer centres; and I love the idea behind Fake Up not just concealing but moisturising too with it’s Vitamin E and Apple Seed Extracts.


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We were given all three shades home so that we could experiment with them. They can be used not just as a concealer; but for contouring also (by  using a shade darker than you would use as a concealer).


I am most definitely the Light shade for concealer, and i've been trying mine out for the last few days. I really wanted it to be the perfect concealer for me; but unfortunately it isn't. It just doesn't give me enough coverage. I need my dark circles hidden, and it just won't do that for me. I am impressed however with its contouring abilities. If I contour with a mix of Medium and Deep (as Deep is slightly too orange on its own for my Snow White skin tone) it has great effects that last a long time. For me, Fake Up is my go-to contour product rather than concealer.


Available at end of March at Benefit counters nationwide, and online, for £18.50.

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