Not wanting to dish out another $68 for my Cle de Peau concealer, I decided to try the options at Sephora. I'd heard good things about Boi-ing from my mom and friends, but being that it was a Benefit product, and also that it came in a pot, I was slightly discouraged. I have found most Benefit products to be pretty disappointing, and pot concealers usually too slippery or sticky. I got color 01, the lightest color In this. I am a NC20-25 skintone, and fortunately, this was neutral (ie. Not too pink) enough to work with my skin. It *is* a tad pale, but the next color up is too tan for me. The coverage is decent. I would not say it is "industrial strength" - it does cover my undereye circles/discolorations fairly effectively, though not 100 percent, and lasted all day without needing to be set with powder. For this (color and coverage) I took off one lippie. Overall, it is pretty decent... Would not be my HG, but I don't mind it, either.
EDIT: 10/6/08 - Ugh, I ended up returning this. It didn't cover anything, and I looked like I had reverse raccoon effect. Very disappointing. continued >>
i was gutted after elizabeth arden's flawless finish concealer (in a wand) was discontinued, it was thick enough for good coverage, yet creamy and easily-blendable. i thought i'd never find anything with that consistency, but i was wrong.
i brought benefit on a hunt for a decent concealer for my raccoon-eye dark circles. this caught my attention with it saying ''industrial strength concealer'', yes, benefit are notorious for exaggerating, but they're not far off the mark with this. it covers dark circles remarkably. really impressed. i've actually since ordered 3 more on ebay for cheap and in the much nicer-to-use mirrored compact.
it does need warming up before use if it's cold out. just hold it out at a heater or something for a few seconds literally, then rub your fingers into the product in a circular motion, so it's nice and warm and liquidy, apply to eye holding the compact up above your face so you're looking straight up, stare up at the mirror and dot 2 or dots under each eye and one on the eyelid, blend it out. et voila. perfection! lasts all day too.
I got this as a free sample and I'm glad it was free. I would not buy it. It does not work for me. Not a good concealer - no coverage and it doesn't stay put.
awesomeeeee!!! covers up undereye circles beautifully! makes you look very refreshed and well-rested... doesnt flake or look dry like many other concealers.. will last a longgg time too even tho it's pretty expensive
I Love this product, i first tried it in the Realness of Concealness Kit and i used it up so now i have purchased the Boi-ing concealer in shade 02. I thought it would be best to use 01 as my skin is fair but after using the 02 shade in the Realness of Concealness kit i found it goes on well and doesn't look white under my eyes like my other concealers. It covers dark circles really well and you can even top it up during the day over make-up and it blends in very well, This is a great product and i would def buy again :)
I thought this product was the answer to my prayers an easy to use concealer which actuely conceals (apparently).
The good: Okay i thought it would be a little bit unhygenic to actuely put your fingers in this at every use (if you not using brushes of course) i was worried about bacteria and such however this product contains an anti bacterial agent so all you have to do is wipe the product with a tissue after use. This product is good for covering uneven skin tone but not for under eyes use.
The bad: They only have 3 shade 01 02 03 which doesn't suit everyone skin types. Also this product came with a small mirror which was very good for use on the go however with Benefit Cosmetics new make over they have go rid of the mirror and made the packaging even cheeper! But it's now see threw with the word boi-ing written across it.
The ugly: I've got very fair skin so of course i would be 01. I put this under my eyes and well it settles into ever corner of your eye and gave my skin an unatural look plus this product is very thick and noticeable people at school kept asking me if i was tired because the concealer stuck out like a saw thumb. This product is very thick and you have swirl your fingers in it to warm up the product! This product makes under eye bag appear more noticable as well. It's just like hightlighting the problem not concealing it!
Overall rating: 2 (not for under they eyes that would be 0)
Awesome concealer! actually the best i've ever used. (im an 01) Its creamy and covers very well! Its heavy so warming it up will help it go on easier.
i just wish i'd been sold this in the right shade ! quite thick , needs to be warmed up before you even think of applying it to the skin and you need to use a good moisturiser before you apply it under the eyes because otherwise it'll sink into the lines you didn't even know you had and you'll age 10 years in an instant !! but maybe that's just me . just for the sake of not wasting it i use it as a cream eyeshadow sometimes and even a cream blush although it's very heavy and i'm sure it'll make my skin go to poop if i carry on , but it's rare . maybe it'll be better when i have a tan just as a concealer , but as far as helping make under the eyes (mine anyway) look better i'm in love with erase paste !!
I just can't seem to get down with BeneFit like everyone else does. Buying their products is always a big letdown in the end. This concealer is fine, definitely not *industrial strength*. I have really bad under eye circles, so I'm constantly on the hunt for a good concealer. This one was honestly just okay. It only comes in a few shades and didn't really seem any better than something you'd buy at the d/s. I am not a MAC addict at all, but their studio finish concealer is FAR superior to this.
I've tried so many kind of concealors..Lancome..Dior..Chanel..Clarins...MAC...as well as department store brands and this by far is my favorite !!
easy to access..you can get all the product out..price wasnt bad.. $19..not bad compared to other brands..didnt dry out my under eye area and blended beautifully and covered great !!
I was going to stay away from all the Benefit products..as I thought it was 'all package' kinda product but this proved me wrong ! atleast with the concealor that is..
definitely repurchase for me.. my HG concealor so far !