Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Birchbox Review: Benefit FakeUp

Up until recently, the only Benefit products I really knew were their mascaras.  In fact, I think that their BADgal mascara was the first drug counter makeup that I was swindeled into buying at Macy's. But since I joined these subscription services and was awarded the opportunity to hold a Lash Bash I have been able to experience all sorts of new Benefit products.

In this month's Birchbox I was able to give FakeUp a try!

I wasn't smart enough to take any before and after pictures for this review because I don't think in logical ways like that apparently.  I do, however, enjoy using this product.

I don't have a terribly dry eye area, but it definitely can get that way, more in the corners than anywhere.  I do, however, have some fine lines going on under my eye and I do find that sometimes I get some creasing going on in there from certain concealers.  I didn't find that to be the case with this product.  I feel like the moisturizer part also acts as a primer of sorts so that you don't have to worry about experiencing that.  I didn't really branch out and try this product on other areas since it is intended for the undereye area, but I have seen other people use it elsewhere. 

I found that this product lasted all day on me but I always do set my concealers with a powder, which is generally my foundation, so that may have something to do with it.  I don't find that it "travels"throughout the day either; it stays right where I put it in the morning.  And it just feels really nice.  Some concealers can feel really dry, especially when in a stick/crayon form where you're essentially drawing the concealer on your face, but this glides on super easy and feels incredibly comfortable.  It doesn't feel heavy at all and I don't find that it gives my undereye area a cakey look, which is something that you absolutely want to stay away from in that area!

Overall I enjoyed the product.  It's not something that I'm going to necessarily run out and buy when I use it up as I find that there are a number of good drugstore products that work just as well for me for a fraction of the cost.  It should be noted that my undereyes aren't overly dark.  I do have some darkness but it's only about 1/3 of my eye and is easily cancelled out, so I don't ever really feel inclined to buy a heavy-duty concealer for that area, or any other area of my face.

Hope that helps if any of you are looking to buy this product.  Let me know what you think about it if you've given it a try!

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