Thanks to Birchbox’s Birchblogger program, I received a sample of Benefit’s new Fake-Up to test out and review. I use Benefit’s Erase Paste daily and was interested to see how their new concealer compared.
First thing I noticed was that Fake-Up is much easier to apply. I didn’t receive the application wand when I bought my Erase Paste last year, so I have resorted to digging in with my pinky and q-tips. Fake-Up’s lip-stick tube packaging makes the process effortless, clean and compact for travelling.
After I blended Fake-Up in with my ring finger and applied my regular Nars Liquid Foundation, there were no signs of concealer underneath. It felt really creamy and somewhat hydrating when I smoothed it on. It definitely has something to do with the clear vitamin E and apple seed extract in the product ingredient breakdown. I did notice that I had to apply more concealer than usual as it isn’t as concentrated with pigment.
Benefit’s Fake-Up is available on birchbox.com for $24 with free shipping.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know I love retweeting The Bold Italic. Their articles really speak to those living in San Francisco day to day, amongst its many quirks and gems.
In addition to its daily musings, The Bold Italic has a growing online shop featuring local artists, gift ideas and fun prints. I love this San Francisco map silk scarf collaboration between The Bold Italic and Jennifer Maravillas.
Scarves are essential in San Francisco’s climate and I never leave home without one draped around my neck. I like the size of this silk number and the wide range of colors means you can wear it with almost everything.
I know $120 is steep for a scarf, but it is 100% silk and completely timeless. At least that is what I keep trying to convince myself.
I need these in my life. The perfect amount of sparkle, a decent sized heel and a neutral color that will match almost everything- what more could a girl need?
A year-round boot is essential for San Francisco’s unpredictable weather. I tend to pick dark brown, cognac colored boots but have been feeling the void of a black version this Fall.
I had my eyes on a pair from Madewell and finally went in to try them last weekend. They were perfect- matte worn leather, minimal riding straps and so comfortable. I obviously toyed with the idea of getting the brown version instead, but luckily my husband swayed me back to black. I guess he has noticed my pile of brown boots in the closet!
I still might go back for the brown though…
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