Boi-ing friend or faux?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Hey lovelies,

Hope you're all well and having a lovely day so far :) what a gorgeous day it has been!

As you all know, I'm always on the look out for a bargain. Being a student, my budget for make up/ clothes isn't always particularly high, however much I wish it was. I've always admired Benefit products and own a couple of things myself. However the prices can be a little unfriendly to us students. So as you can imagine when I saw this little Boi-ing concealer by Benefit on Ebay for a bargionous price of £3.50, I thought it was worth a go.




Now Ebay are notorious for having sellers who sell fake branded make up, so when this concealer arrived, I was completely prepared for a little falsie however I cannot tell if this concealer is indeed a faux.

The packaging is what I'd imagine from a Benefit product, and the seller claims that these products are 'seconds' from Benefit and couldn't be sold due to a packaging malfunction. Hmm?





Now onto the concealer itself, to be honest this is quite a good little concealer, it works great on blemishes and blemish marks but it isn't so great for eye bags. I put it on and thought 'ahh it looks like I have nothing on'. Now don't get me wrong, I do not condone fake products as who wants a fake product at the end of the day, but with this Boi-ing version, I honestly cannot tell if it's a fake or not!

Have you ever ordered a fake product by accident?

Hope you all have a lovely evening :)


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14 comments

  1. I think the real ones have a product number stamped on, even if this is fake tis still a bargain!

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  2. I think its genuine actually! i've purchased this concealer again and again for a counter and it looks exactly the same :) xxx

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  3. I've just gotten the other Benefit concealer (can't remember the name!) and it's really good on under eye circles!
    xx

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  4. Hey poppet.

    I'm looking at mine now, and it looks the same! - And I bought mine from the Benefit counter.

    I think you actually got a genuine product for a genuine bargain ;)

    Love Britt xxx

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  5. NO idea if it's real or not but it looks really good. I've wanted to try Boi-ing for a while now x

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  6. I got this concealer from eBay too and I weren't sure whether it was a fake or not, but then one day the writing on the packaging where it says Boi-ing on the actual concealer started to wear off and basically rubbed off in my make up bag. Other hands when I used the concealer it was a alright concealer but it looked really 'cakey' but I guess I was asking for it when I bought it off eBay. Maybe I will get the real thing from now on!

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    xx

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  7. I'm not sure if it is real because the writing on the back doesn't match the writing on the back of mine, but it's a good copy if it is! As far as I've ever been aware makeup companies can't do seconds because of health and safety.
    Lets pretend it isn't? You got a good deal anyway! I love boi-ing, its my favourite concealer!

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  8. It looks like the real one to me. I remember using this concealer 2 years ago and I did like it.

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  9. I use this all the time and I swear by it. I once bought one off ebay for about £3 and it looked like the real thing but it felt a lot greasier and I couldn't use it.
    I just looked at mine off the Benefit Counter and it does have a little number stamped on the back of the actual product, maybe thats how to tell if its real or not :-)
    x x

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  10. It looks quite real but either way its a bargain and if you like it then its good :)
    Izzy xxx

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  11. i did the exact same thing and bought it off ebay from some discount cosmetics seller, i couldnt work out either if it was fake or not but to be honest i wasnt that big a fan, it didnt stay in place as long as it said it would and wasnt a nice colour for my face as im quite tanned

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  12. It looks real but then again I bought the "Hello Flawless" powder from eBay and it all seemed so genuine until I noticed that on the one I'd used up before it said "Me vain?" on the packaging and the one from eBay said "Me cain?". Haha I was gutted :/

    xx

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  13. I have actually ordered this from ebay too, i'm just waiting for it to arrive. I am always a little wary of the fact things might be fake! xx

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  14. Hey, I think your benefit boi-ing is a fake, I have got the same one and you can tell by the G on the front of the pot. The real Boing has a tiny flick on the top right of the G, ansd the fakes don't. Sorry but pretty sure it's a fake! Also these seem to have a more oily texture than the real thing...
    xxx

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