The beauty fanatics at Benefit have come up with what, on first glance, we thought was a lip product. (In our defense, it's a twist-up bullet with an outer ring of moisturizer we sort of recognize from a glossy lipstick from way-back-when, which, come to think of it, we can't actually place for the life of us—can you? Did we dream it? Are we really here?)
Turns out it might be our new go-to for concealing the less-than-attractive results of too many nights with too little T.L.C. (and we're not talking “ Red Light Special'). It's called Fake Up and it's a concealer stick with a bonus kick of moisturizer that comes in three shades and promises to fix the problem of under-eye creasing. This issue, in particular, is one quite close to our hearts, as nothing grinds the proverbial gears more than carefully applied under-eye concealer wrinkling and folding like your button-down shirt at the end of the day. Fake Up is creamy—thank vitamin E and appleseed extract—and almost weightless on the skin, though we recommend blending it with your finger or a brush rather than applying it straight from the bullet. Even better? It stays all day long and into the night—or at least until you can get some actual restorative shut-eye.
Photos by Elizabeth Brockway.