I wanted so much to love this product, and while I like it, I expected better. I have genetic dark circles that are around 24/7, regardless of the amount of sleep that I have gotten, and so, when I see a product that promises to do something about them, I tend to jump on it.
I didn't have problems, like a few people have mentioned on here, with the consistency. It's very thick and slightly oily, but undereye areas tend to be quite dry, so it can handle that better than, say, your t-zone. After a little bit of experimentation with the best way to apply it (I'd disregard the spatula that comes with it--you're best off with your own fingers), it does initially provide some great coverage. I got it in Medium 2, and it matched my skin well while providing a brightening effect to the area. I set it with a bit of Clinique powder, happy with the results. And then, an hour later, I looked in the mirror and was thoroughly disappointed. First, it creased badly. I do have large eyes (read: pronounced creases), but for the amount of this stuff that I put on (the tiniest little bit, as it's thick) and the price that I paid, the amount of creasing was unacceptable. Whenever I wear this, I always do the little undereye-swipe every-so-often to try to limit the inevitable lines of concealer that form. Second, after two hours, it had all but disappeared and I had to reapply. I think that this might have something to do with the fact that it seems to be so oil-based (matte stuff tends to slide around less), but for $25 plus the fact that it'd been set with powder, I expected this to stick around for a LOT longer.
This was a surprising disappointment for me--almost every single Benefit product that I've purchased in the past has been a success. However, my hunt for a good undereye concealer has taken me from Neutrogena to Clinique to Laura Mercier to YSL and back, and I've yet to find the perfect product, which made me a bit more lenient when I was considering my actual number ratings. Does one actually exist? I'm beginning to think not.
I got this product during a Benefit promo Sephora was having with 2 other samples of Benefit products. I have to say i'm blown away with this product and it's my HG under eye concealer. I haven't tried using this on my face and don't know how well it would work, I do find the product rather greasy so i'm not sure how i'd feel about this being on my face as I have oily skin as it is. I think this does amazing under the eyes however, and it even brightens the area up. I have the product in "Medium" and I do find it a bit on the pink side, but I can make it work. I haven't had to repurchase this yet, but I definitely would. I use Clinique's Advanced concealer as my "face" concealer and it was around $24 so this isn't much more. The only thing I don't love is the packaging, I don't find it very sanitary at all.
I am always trying out new concealers and correctors as to find what covers my very dark circles best.I know this is a popular product so I had to give it a go.As a concealer though I did not like this.It was very creamy.To creamy actually,it was kinda greasy.I tried applying it with the spatula and with my finger and had no luck either way.There wasn't enough coverage for me.I did try this as a corrector though with my MAC concealer on top and it actually looked quite nice.I have more then enough correctors though and I don't need another one so I ended up returning this.I probably wouldn't repurchase as I like Bobbi Browns corrector better and its a bit cheaper then this.
Cons: Very expensive, limited shade selection, unsanitary packaging. You have to use your finger or the paddle provided, which I think is useless. Does not conceal blemishes, just sits on the skin and looks orange.
Pros: When warmed between my two ring fingers and gently patted into my eye area and t-zone I don't need foundation. It gives an even tone and subtle glow to my face that looks healthy and natural.
Verdict: If you are lucky enough to get a color match and are patient enough to apply slowly and gently this is a good product for all-over natural coverage. The thick consistency requires warming between the fingers, and it looks best when set with powder. Must be willing to overlook the unsanitary little tub and $26.00 price. Evens redness and discoloration perfectly. Good substitute for foundation. I'll repurchase.
I am in love with this, it's the only concealer I use anymore. Only thing that really bugs me about this is that it doesn't last too long, and also the packaging! I dropped it once and already broke the top. It hasnt dried up yet, but hopefully it won't because it's quite expensive
Staying power is zilch, and it looks like something is on the skin. I have it in medium, and it is orange on me.Takes a lot of blending, and it doesn't want to smooth out. I wanted to like Erase Paste, because I love anything from Benefit, but this is not something I'd re-buy. It takes a lot of rubbing to get it to blend, and I try to avoid being rough with my face, especially around the eyes.
Erase Paste is good, but probably not for everyone.
It does brighten under my eyes because it has a brightening formula. Ive tried other brightening formulas in the past and have been horrified that they drew attention TO my dark circles instead of covering. But this product conceals well.
Dont be put off by the product consistency, which is quite heavy and oily. The skin under your eyes is generally drier and can hold onto the concealer.
I would say to older skins to steer clear of this. The product works for me because although i have dark circles, my skin is still young and firm so i have a tight canvas to work on. I fear that this concealer would simply sit in the creases of a mature skin and make things look worse.
But for me I am happy to dab this on, dust on some powder..and off I go!
I love this! I am only so my skin is still quite soft, slightly oily around my T zone and the odd small blemishes, and most products work on my skin. It is quite creamy and when you touch it on your skin it feels slightly greasy, so I put paler powder on top of it. I only use it under my eyes because it came with the 'Confessions of a Concealaholic' set in the 2nd shade which is medium, but I have fair skin, so light would have worked better. It doesn't work very well all over your face though. It does seem to have a slight orange tinge to it but it looks fine with powder over it. It definitely covers up redness on blemishes but boi-ing is better for that. As I don't really have fine lines, it is good for me. However, I wouldn't reccomend it to people with oily skin, as it would just make it look worse because of it's shiny finish, but it is an excellent product. I will probably buy it again, but in the lighter shade.
I did not enjoy this product.
All of my concealers crease and settle into my fine lines under my eyes so I will not count that against it but I have the following issues with this product:
1. The pink color does not work well with my olive skin tone, makes me look sick.
2. It brightens my under eye a bit when I first apply but in order to prevent it from creasing horribly I have to blend it out and it does not provide good coverage when I do that.
3. It does not blend easily and has a very shiny tacky finish.
I can say this product is just ok.. nothing over the top, over priced, however, this will last you a long time. I definately will be trying Bobbi Browns corrector when I am done with this. I feel the need to use it up for it was so expensive and it is not bad, it is just not great or a holy grail that I will repurchase.