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Friday 22 March 2013

Benefit Fake Up

Hello My Lovelies,

Hope your all doing well :) I have officialy finished University for Easter break now so i can't wait to spend a few days care free and relaxing. Unfortunately i have a few assignments which are due when i'm back so unfortunately i still have to do some work haha

So last night i was lucky to be invited and attend the Benefit Fake Up Event in London. I had such an amazing time trying out the new product, and finally meeting some fellow bloggers :) this was one of my first ever events meeting a lot of other bloggers so was lovely to mingle and put faces to blogs :D Myself and Ellie from 'Ellies Ramblings' decided to meet up before hand and tag along to the event together. London was the last stop on the Benefit Fake Up tour so you've probably heard lots about this concealer already throughout the blogging community. I'm already a huge fan of Benefit and all of their makeup and skincare goodies so i was so excited when i heard they were releasing a new concealer. 

Fake Up is a new hydrating crease control concealer which has been proven to keep the skin hydrated for up to 6 hours. The hydrating ring has Vitamine E and Apple seed extract for immediate moisturisation. The concealer core hides dark circles, smoothes skin and diffuses light to ensure those pesy dark circles are completely hidden. Fake Up comes in three different shades for you to choose from; light, medium and deep. I was colour matched to shade 02 Medium, however, we were lucky enough to leave the event with all three shades. As you can see from the swatches shade 03 Deep is far too dark for me to use on it's own, however, we were taught a little trick by Benefits Head Makeup Aritst, Trend Artist and Brow Expert Lisa on how to use all three shades for our whole face. As im shade 02 Medium i could use shade 01 Light to highlight the highest points on my face and then use shade 03 Deep to contour, pretty exciting right?! 

Lisa told us that when she was doing the Makeup for Matthew Williams show at London Fashion Week timings were everywhere and they litterally had 4 minutes to get all the models ready for the catwalk. So, they decided to use Fake Up all over the models faces and it looked amazing because it's such a hydrating concealer it can be used in different ways. 

Like all of the other Benefit beauties the packaging is absolutely beautiful. I love how everything is always so unique, fun, and colourful. I love having my Benefit makeup out on display in my Beauty Closet because it's so lovely to look at haha. I also love how each Fake Up box coresponds to the shade in which you purchase, so clever! The concealer itself is a very stylish and sleek mirrored silver with stunning pink and black detailing. It's very compact so it's easily tansportable in your makeup bag and on the go. The packaging is very stylish but discrete which can work to your advantage, if your a makeup geek then you'll know what it is but to some it may too like a lipstick, so it can be your best kept secret to having amazing looking flawless skin ;)

Overall, i am extremely happy and sold with this products. After using it on myself today and swatching it and blending it in it felt silky soft and very hydrating on my skin. I will be whacking all 3 shades out to use at an event i'm off to at the weekend, will be getting that Kim Kardashian contour look with this amazing product. 

Not only did we leave with an amazing goodie bag with all three Fake Up shades, we were also colour matched to Benefits - Hello Flawless! powder to take home with us too. This was such a lovely surprise and it's such a beautiful product. It was in honour of Benefits - Hello Flawless! Foundation as it's coming up to it's 1st Birthday :D (Happy Birthday!) this beauty is available in 9 different shades and i was matched up to the shade Beige. I can't wait to try this out as a foundation and as a setting powder in the future, watch out for a review ;) It has a oil-free natural finish formula with hydrating benefits for the skin whilst offering light diffusing properties for that overall healthy 'Flawless!' glow :D see what i did their haha ;)

Fake Up launches in stores on the 30th March 2013 in the UK :)

I hope you enjoyed reading through this post :) i'd love to know what your thoughts are on the concealer and whether it's caught your eye to try out when it finally launches :D Also if you have any questions or requests please do not hesitate to contact me via my social media platforms, email or by leaving me a comment below, i love hearing from you all and i read every single comment!

Lots Of Love


  1. I have the ' Fake Up' already and love it soo much!! I'm of course the lightest shade but it's great to know how to use all 3 :-) lovely post I love benefit makeup!! xx

  2. The makeup looks lovely! I love the packaging of benefit products! :)

  3. ahhhh i NEED NEED this now!! awesome review gorgeous thank you :) xoxo

  4. I seriously can't wait to get my hands on this!xx

  5. You take the most beautiful photos! I want to try the concealer!
    Fashion Ganache.

  6. I am really excited for the concealer looks so good. Really hydrating and creamy. Benefit always do lovely packaging. I will have to swatch to see which colour is best. Cant wait to test it out

  7. Gorgeous! I'm a huge fan of benefit can't wait to try these x

    The Beauty Drawer

  8. Great great review hun! I cannot wait to try the Fake Up; it sounds amazing!! :)) This is such a lovely and informative post! <33 Love the photos as well!


  9. Lovely post. I absolutely love Benefit, can't wait to try the Fake Up!


  10. love benefit! can't wait to try the concealer! thanks so much for the review and the swatches (:
    xx S.

  11. Beauty Events are my favorite!

  12. I was invited to the launch in Leeds but I couldn't make it, so gutted! Hope you had a nice time lovely. Xx

  13. I was actually curious about this concealer by Benefit, but read terrible reviews on Sephora for it, so I got turned off. However, maybe it just takes a more experienced hand to properly apply and master this product? I'm not sure =/ In the meantime I'm giving the new Nars concealer a go..

  14. Looks like you had an amazing time lovely and I'm wanting to try out more than ever now and how fab that the lady told you how you can use all three shades, that is exciting. Lovely pictures beaut xxx

    Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

  15. I love benefit products so much!! I'm new to your blog too and I really love it so I've followed and all that... :)

    recently i accidentally deleted half my blogposts but managed to get them back, however I haven't managed to get my comments back :( so could you check out my blog?

    thanks xxxx

  16. the fake up is so lovely! i love how hydrating it is! never tried the hello flawless powders but the sound nice!

    -ariel* xoxo

  17. It looks so wonderful, I can't wait to try it! I have the hello flawless powder it feels so soft on the skin like all of their products, I just want the whole of Benefit! ♥

  18. So excited to try out the new Fake-Up after reading this post!
    Love your blog! xx

  19. Have heard a lot about Fake Up and can't wait to try it. Hello Flawless has been on my wishlist for ages too so I'll have to get them both next time I'm out shopping! Benefit hosts the best events and are always so generous with their goody bags! x

  20. Have wanted to try Hello Flawless for a while now and I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog and this review as I'm new to all of this blogging. Your blog is lovely too!
    Megan House x

  21. I love your blog and this post has made me want to go out and by Fake up.. who cares about student loan ;)

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  22. All 3 shades are a must for highlighting and contouring - the Kim K way! I've been waiting to read reviews on this before buying and I love it already from your swatches! x

  23. Cute blog! :) I really want to give Fake up a try! your swatches have made it so much easier to choose a shade. :)

  24. I just adore Benefit. I use their mascara and brow zing everyday. This event looks like so much fun. I bet it was good to try other products too. I've always wondered waht their primer is like. Great post, lovely photos too :) x
    Heroine In Heels


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