Thursday, May 16, 2013

Banished to the Beauty Graveyard: Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer

Once again I, Beauty Binge, have been duped by the over-enthusiastic media… If you’re an idiot like me and buy a product just because the magazines and beauty blogs rave about it then perhaps you were dumb enough to shell out $24.00 for the Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer.  I violently threw this greasy, no-good concealer into the Beauty Graveyard (AKA the trash bin) out of frustration for spending so much money on a worthless tube of garbage.  Think I’m being too harsh? Think again…

This concealer is touted by Sephora as: An ultrahydrating crease-control concealer. Cover-up goes incognito. This moisturizing crease-control concealer with vitamin E and apple seed extract hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a silky smooth, ultranatural look. Available in three shades, it’s proven to keep skin hydrated for six hours and won’t cake, crease, or settle.

Right… the only thing this concealer “covered up” was my good shopping sense. It goes on greasy and shiny which brings more attention to my puffiness. I don’t consider myself someone to have intense dark circles or even medium dark circles but this grease-ball in a tube couldn’t conceal even the slightest darkness.  It has way too much moisturizer to do any sort of concealing.  To put it bluntly, this product sucks.  Spend the extra 5 seconds and put on an eye cream before applying a quality concealer like Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Concealer Fair Golden ($42) or Cle de Peau Beaute Concealer ($70) which may be pricey but should last you for at least a year (if it doesn’t you’re applying way too much product!).

 Benefit Fake Up Concealer, you are officially banished to the Beauty Graveyard, never to return to the Beauty Binge beauty closet again!

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7 Responses to “Banished to the Beauty Graveyard: Benefit Cosmetics Fake Up Concealer”

  1. May 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm, Angela said:

    Thanks for always telling us the truth- I do use the Amazing concealer that you mentioned here before and love it! It last forever as well.
    Its sad so many products we all read about and then shell out money to be disappointed. Especially when we could go out and buy some a bottle of wine with that 24 bucks!


  2. August 18, 2013 at 7:28 pm, Kristina said:

    Thanks for this! I don’t trust the Sephora reviews anymore–everything gets such high marks. EVERYTHING. It seems as though they are paying people to do it.

    I considered this product, but I watched the Benefit video and was so annoyed by the “mystery party” instead of telling me about the product that I wouldn’t buy it.

    I love concealers and own many, many brands. I’m very pale with dark circles & also sun spots, but not bags. My favorites are Cle de Peau and Lancôme Effacernes, although Amazing is in my top 5.
    Thanks again!


    • August 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm, janna said:

      I totally agree! Cle de Peau rock the house. I’m going to have to try Lancôme Effacernes. I just tried the Marc Jacobs Beauty concealer and I like it. Not sure yet if i love it, but I’ll let you know. 😉


    • February 12, 2014 at 10:30 pm, janna said:

      Thanks for responding, Tai! I guess everyone is different. Thank you for reading!


  3. February 11, 2014 at 9:10 am, Tai said:

    I love this concealer its my holy grail. I have dark under eye circles this is the only thing that works for me.


  4. July 09, 2014 at 11:10 am, Fernanda said:

    I completely disagree – this concealer is the best thing I have ever bought. I have tried everything under the sun – from the most expensive to the cheapest. And this one works the best for me.

    You never know how it will work for someone else. I have never used a concealer that did not end up gathering in nasty crease lines by halfway through the day – even with appropriate primers, mattifiers, all sorts of crap. I’ve tried everything to make everything work.

    For me – this works. It’s super easy – on, blend and done. It covers my under eye shadows, and a little red burst capillary that annoys the crap out of me. And stays on, lovely, all day.


    • July 09, 2014 at 11:14 am, janna said:

      Good to know it worked for you. This blog is just about my personal experience with products so I’m thrilled when readers give me a different perspective. thank you for reading and sharing!


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