“ Brand: Benefit / Type: Concealers / What it does: Smoothes, „
An excellent red blemish conceler which is the best on the market so far I have found to reduce and hide redness of the skin.
A yellow based stick, lightweight and easy to use and carry around, this conceler I tend to use under foundation on top of red skin and instantly the results showed with just normal glowing skin and a fresh complexion. When make up is applied on top of it there are no marks, lines or blemishes caused by it and the skin overall is evened out in colour.
I have used several correcting conceler but this is by far the best one and albiet a little more expensive it cant be faulted and works and of course by hiding any red blemishes you are aware of it gives you your confidence back.
This is not gluey and sticky like many but a light and flawless crayon for the face, very smooth, light coloured and excellent coverage.
Benefit Cosmetics is an American company, created by identical twins Jane and Jean Ford in 1976. Although the headquarters is in San Francisco, the company has expanded to the whole of Europe over recent years, currently having over 1000 counters in 25 countries. The product has a reputation for high quality, and retail in prestigious stores such as Harrods. Targetted at the younger market, the products often have whacky names such as Boo Boo Zap Blemish concealer, Ooh La La Eye Lift, and BADGal Mascara. The innovative marketing and the quality retro packaging make Benefit Cosmetics stand out from the more traditional competition.
I bought the Benefit You're Bluffing concealer wand in a moment of weakness when I was dragged into the local Benefit outlet for a facial. I would not usually have bought it, as at £17.50 it is more than I would ever normally pay for a concealer, but once the sales assistant had demonstrated the way it covered the redness in my cheeks, I was sold!
As I have got older, I have developed what I think is called a florid complexion. The dictionary definition of this is "inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life; a ruddy complexion; Santa's rubicund cheeks". As you may imagine, the comparison to Santa does not do a great deal for my self-esteem!
The assistant demonstrated the product by painting lines of concealer across my cheeks. She covered up redness, as well as covering blemishes. She then blended the concealer a little, before covering with foundation. She completed one half of my face first, so that I could compare the difference.
I have to say that I was very impressed with the results - my skin looked a lot smoother, and more even in tone. Any blemishes or redness was neutralised by the concealer - I immediately bought a wand to take home and try. Since then I use it every day. It has lasted for 6 months, and still has a considerable amount left on the stick.
I follow the same technique that was demonstrated to me by the sales assistant, and I cover with Clinique foundation. The creamy nature of the concealer makes it very easy to blend, but also has its downside! The results are very good with Clinique, as it is a fairly dry foundation, but if I use my Rimmel foundation, or another foundation that is a little greasier, then I find that the concealer does not last as long, and makes my face feel quite oily.
Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this concealer. It is packaged in a very slim wand, with a twisting motion rather like a lipstick. I like the size and length of the wand, and it's slim design means that you only put thin stripes on your face rather than lashing the product on in blobs. It is yellow, which looks quite bizarre at first, but is excellent at calming down redness. It feels like a quality product to use, and lasts a long time.
Benefit also produce a yellow powder concealer called Bluff Dust, which I plan to buy once my wand has run out.
I read about "you're bluffing" ages ago and have been meaning to try it for about a year but I thought it was quite expensive at £17.50 so I kept putting it off and saying I'd get it another time.
But i've been saving my Boots points for a while and I recently saw it in Boots and decided to give it a go (using my Boots points to pay)...
I've been using it for about a fortnight now and I think it's brill! The yellow colour really does seem to cover redness brilliantly - i've used green concealer before which promises to cover red, but my skin has ended up looking a little bit "grey", whereas with this my skin looks fine.
The wand is really easy to use with a nice twist action (similar to a lipstick), and quite small so you can apply it nicely to your face and store it easily in your make-up bag or in your handbag if you're on the move.
The concealer goes on really creamy and blends well when you rub it in. I use an oil-free foundation over the top, but you could probably just use the concealer on it's own during the summer.
I think "You're bluffing" is well worth the £17.50 and I'd say "buy it" to anyone who suffers with redness on their face but is wondering if it's worth the money!
You're Bluffing is another great product from the benefit range and they have once again created another great product. I do find this range expensive so I do try and save up my advantage cards points to spend at boots or I try and have a look around on the web to get the best deal.
This is a product that comes in a creamy stick, it comes in a yellow colour and it is used to correct and cover the redness in you complexion or any of those unwanted blemishes that we spend hours trying to get rid of. It is suitable for all skin types.
For the best results dot the product where you want it on your face and this will then neutralize the skin tone, to apply dab onto the area and then with your finger tips blend in so that it blends into you skin tones. This will then enable you to work with your normal products such as powders or bronzers to get the best results.
This product is also great as it also works as a base so that you have a blank canvas to work on. You also find that a little of this product goes a long way so the product lasts a long time and is worth it. I also found that this product was long lasting and did not need to be reapplied, unlike some make up you need to keep reapplying throughout the day and night.
You're Bluffing retails at around £17.50, which is to a lot of people very expensive, but when it comes to a concealer I think that this is worth it. I find that I have a lot of blemishes and those unwanted circles under my eyes that are always so hard to get rid of and this product really helps me to do that.
This is not a concealer for spots his will only cover redness and those dark lines.
This product is compact and is a great product for any make up bag.
Benefit You're Bluffing Correction Concealer
* Price *
The price of a 1g/0.03oz stick is £17.50 from Boots or direct from www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk
* What Benefit Say *
Correct and conceal areas of redness on your complexion with this creamy stick. Seeing red? Dot and blend this soft, smooth, yellow cream stick anywhere on your face to neutralize redness. Slim-line and portable, be ready to bluff your way to beautiful at a moment's notice.
Tips and tricks: Works great around the nose, on the chin, or as a cover up for blemishes. Apply lightly and blend well.
* My Opinion *
I've only ever used one concealer at a time and have always been happy with that. I've always assumed that you buy a concealer and you use it for all concealing purposes - bags under the eyes, spots, redness etc. I then decided to try Benefits Industrial Strength Boi-ing concealer. I found it to be great at covering dark patches, but when it came to redness and spots it just doesn't do the job. So when the Benefit Sales Assistant told me about You're Bluffing, I decided to give it a go since it specifically targets redness.
I was very pleased to be handed a long thin box as it meant it would be handy for me to carry around with me. The concealing pen is approximately the size and thickness of that of a mascara.
Benefit instruct you to apply this lightly and blend well. The concealer is yellow in colour and is quite soft and creamy which makes it easy to blend, however I did feel I had to be quite heavy handed and that if I applied lightly it wouldn't have had much effect. However once I was all done applying I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. I suffer from terrible redness both on my cheeks and also at the sides of my nose and this did a damn good job at concealing them. Being a mum of three I don't have the time to re-apply my make up throughout the day so I need something long lasting and again this product scores top marks.
I also tried You're Bluffing under my eyes, even though it's not designed for this purpose and I wasn't surprised, it really didn't make any difference.
* Would I buy it again? *
This is a tough question to answer for me because it is very good at what it is made for, however I personally can't justify spending £17.50 on a concealer that only does half the job. If I only needed to cover up my redness then definitely, but for me to use this regularly I would have to purchase another concealer for my bags so I think I'll just have to continue my search for something that does it all.
* Would I recommend? *
If redness is your only problem you will not go wrong here, however if you suffer from dark patches or spots it would be worth looking for an alternative.
Soft cream stick helps to blend and neutralize redness for a smooth complexion /