Thursday, 26 April 2012

Review: Erase Paste from Benefit

 
Just like a lot of other bloggers, I get really dark circles under my eyes and it makes me rather self conscious. I've tried many different concealers but none seem to give enough coverage without it looking orange or cakey. After reading lots of great reviews I decided to give Benefit's Erase Paste a try. Everyone seemed to love it, and as Benefit are my number one beauty brand, it made perfect sense to give it a go.

This concealer comes in three different shades: Fair, Medium and Dark ... I chose fair as I'm quite pale. The dinky little pot reminds me of the pots of lip gloss that my daughter Stacey collects. The pot holds 4.40g which doesn't seem much when you're paying a lot of money for a product, however you really only need the tiniest amount when applying. A little really does go a long way!

With the concealer you get a mini spatula. Benefit suggest that you scoop some product out of the pot and warm it on the back of your hand to make it more blendable before you apply. To be honest I found the spatula a little pointless. No matter how hard I tried I always seemed to get much more product than I wanted on it and find it easier to dab a little on my finger or on to my concealer brush.

Erase paste is a really creamy concealer. And as you can see from the picture, it has gorgeous salmon tones to it, which are great for colour correcting. It's also a dream to blend. I've never known a concealer be like that before. I find it so easy to cover the under eye area. It also stays on all day which is a big bonus!

I do apologise if the next two pictures frighten the life out of you, I just wanted to give you an idea of how well the concealer covers dark circles:

Before Application
After Application
As you can see from the pictures, there is a big difference after I've used the product. I then find it helps to use a colour-correcting foundation such as Laura Geller's Balance & Brighten, or a setting powder, just to ensure the product stays put. When I do this I find that my dark circles stay hidden all day, without the need for touch ups.

When you purchase Erase Paste you also get a little booklet which gives you some tips on covering all different problem areas such as under eye circles or blemishes. I think this is a nice little extra.

You can purchase Benefit's Erase Paste from their website and it costs £19.50. I know I'm repeating myself here but I can't stress enough how you only need the tiniest amount of product when using this. The price may seem high but I guarantee that it will last a long while. This is without a shadow of a doubt, the best concealer I have ever used.

*Product purchased with my own money

22 comments:

  1. I have a lot of love for Benefit, I will certainly look into this.

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    1. They are my favourite brand :D

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  2. Great post! Like your blog :)
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  4. You're very welcome. You have a wonderful sense of fashion x

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  5. I love the benefit boi-ing concealer which I got with the big beautiful eyes palette a while back, and I love the coverage, but I'm running out, so I will perhaps try this concealer next :) great review!

    Lauren
    merelysuggesting.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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    1. I've never tried Boi-ing but I've heard lots of great stuff about it x

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  6. Wow might have to try this, i'm always on the lookout for a good concealer to hide my hideous dark circles haha! xx

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    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  8. i really like the erase paste too! the spatula is a bit useless lol! x

    http://she-shops-alot.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. They should make it a bit cheaper and do away with the spatula!x

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  9. Heeey great post love!
    I've awarded you with an award! :)
    whatrebeccasaid.blogspot.co.uk xxxxxx

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  10. You can definitely tell the difference in the pictures, it looks great :) Nice detailed post as well :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Sophie :D I was going to do a third pic with my Laura Geller Balance & Brighten Powder on top but I decided against it. I might do a 'My Makeup Routine' post or something soon though xx

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  11. 5/5 sounds pretty good to me!! Now wheres my credit card...

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    1. Haha. It's a fab product. Definitely worth the money and one little pot lasts for ages too xx

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  12. I bought this a while ago but I find it so sticky and thick, it's hard to work with. Maybe I'm not warming it enough? x

    Nicola
    www.stylishbutskint.co.uk

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure? I tend to just try and use a tiny amount and it seems to go a long way. I definitely prefer this on dark circles rather than blemishes though otherwise I find it 'sticks' a little x

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  13. I have the Erase Paste and while I like the product, I don't gravitate towards it. Not sure why, but I always find it and think 'why am i not using this more?'

    Anyway great review!
    http://simplebeautytalk.blogspot.com/

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