Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Benefit's Erase Paste Concealer

If you've read my previous posts you'll know that foundation has never been a makeup essential for me so you would be right if you assumed that concealer wouldn't be either. Yet, in a time where I spent most nights staying up playing video games and sleeping very little in the morning, it's no surprise that when I woke up my face looked like the one of a grumpy zombie. Those awful black bags under my eyes!
So I dragged my boyfriend (and his wallet) to Sephora for some concealer. I was clueless, where would I start. So I did the sensible thing and asked for help. Thankfully the girl who assisted me knew her products and chose this for me. She taught me how to apply it and even applied it on me so that I could test the product out.
I have to say that I was impressed, this stuff really worked on me.
But before I give you my two cents, let's see what their claims are. From Sephora.com:

Benefit Erase Paste is a concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer that instantly brightens and camouflages all-in-one. It has an innovative formula which makes sure signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past. These three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.

I have to say that I completely agree. The formulation is very creamy and blend-able. Now I know other people say that it's too thick and they don't like it, but you have to remember that this is concentrated formula, you only need a little and when I say little I really mean a little.
It comes in this cute little box and when you open it you find three things: the jar with the concealer, a cute little spatula and a little instructions pamphlet. Now I'm not too fond with the spatula but I kept it nonetheless. To apply I use my concealer brush that I got from my bare minerals get started kit. I put a tiny bit in the back of my hand and warm it up a bit with my finger, then I pick a tiny bit with the brush and apply it.

The coverage is kind of nice. It covers really nicely and you have to set it with a powder to prevent melting. The great thing about this is that it has some sort of reflective particles so when you step into the light your under eye area looks brighter and more awake. For girls with glasses like me that is a huge benefit!
It wears nicely too, it's pretty lightweight but please remember to use a little, if you're not sure how much then I suggest starting with less then a drop size and then get a little more if you need to.

The jar is cute too but it's also deceiving. There is very little product in there and the price tag is kind of high so you might be discouraged to try this. Yet, I must insist that it is a great buy and it's not like you're using a lot of it to get the results you want.

All in all I think it's a great product and I give it:

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(4 out of 5 lipglosses)

Why four out of five? Well this is my first ever concealer and to be honest I have nothing else to compare it with. I think 4 is completely fair because it has nice coverage but it doesn't completely erase my dark circles, not counting the light reflecting bit of course.

So there it is, now onto the pictures:

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You can purchase Erase Paste from Sephora.com and it will cost you $26
I got mine in Medium in case you're wondering.


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