I'm sure you have heard all about Benefit's latest craze "Fake Up" and I was absolutely gutted when I couldn't attend the Swansea event *boo*. However, I finally managed to get myself to a counter the other day and picked up the shade light. I thought I would make this post a little more interesting for those you have had enough of seeing Fake Up haha, so I have included some of my other Benefit concealers. I am sadly missing Boi-ing which I also have in my collection, but I have a feeling I could have left that at my boyfriends house. I have never really strayed away from Benefit concealers, as they are just total HG status for me and Fake Up is definitely a firm favourite now as well.
What I like about Fake Up ?
I must admit I wasn't 100% sold on the thought of a moisturising concealer as I thought it might be a little greasy... but oh my was I wrong!! - This concealer has a beautiful silky feel when applied under the eye area and it doesn't leave the slightest bit of greasy residue, but instead covers up any darkness and keeps the under eye area nice and healthy. I was looking for another concealer as my beloved Erase Paste is too messy for quick touch ups in work, and requires a bit more mirror time as I like to call it haha. So when I heard about this multi tasking ans super convenient concealer, I was really happy to give it a whirl. After using it for just under a week I'm really in love with it, and also I find it super long lasting. Also.. I couldn't forget to mention the packaging which is super fun just like Benefit. I do love the classic packaging styles of YSL and Chanel, but honestly Benefit injects so much fun into my make-up collection and its a brand I really do see myself using for a very long time to come.
What I don't like about Fake Up ?
I can't find anything I really dislike about Fake Up or any of the Benefit concealers to be honest, but the only thing is the shade selection they offer. One part of me thinks three shades is super simple, but then another part of me thinks that there must be a ton of people who are in between shades.
Erase Paste, Boi-ing and Perk Up Artist
Erase Paste has been consistently part of my make-up bag for the past three years and I'm on my third pot now. I honestly don't know where I would be without this concealer as it has helped me to concealer my pesky dark circles for so long now. The Melon undertones in the Erase Paste shades really do help to Colour correct any darkness, which is why I love it so much. However Erase Paste is quite thick and can get a little messy, so if you are looking for an on the go concealer I would recommend either Fake Up, Boi-ing or Perk Up.
Boi-ing Firstly, sorry about the lack of image but I think I left this one at my boyfriends house on the weekend. Anyway, Boi-ing is a great concealer for covering up blemishes and is classed as being industrial strength haha. Personally, I wouldn't use any of the other Benefit concealers for blemishes, as they are quite highlighting and might actually bring focus to the problem area. I do like Boi-ing, but I must admit I do love a bit of Collection 2000's lasting perfection when I get spots.
The Perk Up Artist is a great little palette which includes a corrector, concealer and brightener. I feel that this would be perfect if you are planning to travel, or just want a complete eye kit under one roof instead of having three separate products. The only thing I would say is that the products are quite sheer, so if you need more coverage then this might not be for you. The concealer in this kit is also quite versatile and very easy to blend out.
I think you can probably tell I'm a little obsessed with Benefit concealer's haha, but genuinely I would recommend them all. My favourites are definitely Erase Paste and Fake Up, as they are both amazing in their own ways for under eye use. However, if you are looking for a kit with more than one product then The Perk Up Artist would be a great option and finally Boi-ing is definitely best for concealing blemishes. I thought I would give each concealer a little award in what I think its best for, so hopefully this might help you out if your trying to choose. If you need any other help then please just comment below or use my social media icons to contact me.
And the winner is.....
Benefit Concealer Awards
Best for Dark Circles - Erase Paste
Best for general convenience - Fake Up
Best for Blemishes - Boi-ing
Best for Travel/multi product - The Perk Up Artist