Hello guys, I hope you are all doing well 🙂
So I’m back with a review on the Benefit Erase Paste Concealer. This concealer has been around for years and I remember how much it was praised in the blogosphere when I first started getting into face base products. It wasn’t until I was filming a makeup tutorial recently that I realised how dark my under eye circles look due to sleep deprivation, which then prompted me to purchase it.
It is marketed as being a brightening and creamy concealer designed to hide signs of stress & fatigue in the face and eyes.
Packaging & Shade range
It comes in three shades light, medium and dark which is not an expansive selection, but I feel it serves its purpose of concealing certain areas of your face. I went for the shade Light as I wanted to use it for concealing & brightening my under eyes. I like the fact that it also has a peachy undertone to it as this works well in counteracting my dark circles and also concealing any red mark that I may have acquired from blemishes.
I adore all of Benefit’s packaging, and this packaging is no exception as it is fun, cute and girly! The concealer itself is contained in a round screw top pot which comes with a mini spatula so you can scoop out the product. You also get a step by step guidance leaflet on how to use the product which is extremely helpful for any new-bees.
Texture & Finish
I was a little weary of purchasing this concealer as I usually find concealers that come in a paste form quite cakey and drying, which is the last thing you want for your under eyes. However, when the shop assistant tested it on me before I purchased it, I was instantly impressed at how creamy it was, making it a dream to apply. I also noticed that the darkness under my eyes had instantly disappeared, which lifted my face…It was indeed love at first try:)
How I like to use it
Step 1- I use my concealer brush to get some concealer out, making sure I’m applying thin layers to build it up to my desired coverage.
Step 2- I create a V shape under my eyes using the concealer brush which helps warm the concealer up ready for blending!
Step 3- I blend the concealer out using my damp beauty blender.
Step 4- I then go ahead and apply my foundation on top of the concealer as I feel it works better for me that way. I will then apply my Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer to provide further coverage.
Step 5- I like to dust a little setting powder to lock everything in place to finish it off and wallah…No dark circles in sight!
Before & After
As you can see in the before picture my under eye appears dark and hollow. Notice how the discoloration has disappeared and my eyes look lifted in the after picture.
I have used it ever since I bought it as I am addicted to how flawless and lifted it makes my under eyes appear. I cannot imagine applying my makeup without it as if you know me then you’ll know I love a full, flawless coverage. I would recommend this to anyone who desires a bit more coverage for their under eyes or needs to conceal any redness or marks… I guarantee this will definitely be your guy and you will be hooked on this little find just as much as I am:)
I hope you have found this post helpful, have you tried the Benefit Erase Paste Concealer yet?