BeneFit Cosmetics • confessions of a concealaholic • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||43%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I bought this palette because I saw this as an opportunity to try a variety of Benefit products in one go. For $36 you get to try 6 products, and I think that's pretty good deal.
1) Boi-ing concealer: I really like this concealer. You get to try shades 1 & 2 which is great. I'm NC30-NC35; more NC30 during the winter and more NC35 in the summer. Shades 1&2 are a good match respectively. I use it to cover up my acne marks and the redness around my nose, and also to shape my brows. I like the consistency which is creamy enough to apply but not so that it makes me oily or moves around. I will be repurchasing a full sized one when I finish it.
2) Erase Paste: This is a good concealer. I like to use it under the eyes for my dark circles. It does crease on me if I don't set it but I feel like all concealers crease under they eyes if they aren't set with a powder. It's a good size too which is a plus. I still prefer MAC's Select Moisture Cover Concealer which is my HG under eye concealer.
3) That Gal primer was nice, but just ok. I liked the smell of it and how it felt going on. It made my skin feel nourished and hydrated and went on smoothly. However, I feel like it didn't help my foundation stay on longer and it didn't control my oiliness as much as I would like it to.
4) Eye Bright is a great product. I prefer the pencil version of this which I have purchased many times before getting this. I use it under the eyes before I apply my under eye concealer. It really helps brighten up my whole face. However, in the palette is feels a bit more stiff and dry which I didn't like.
5) Lemon Aid I did not care for. It has a nice, creamy consistency that glides on the eyelid without tugging or pulling, but this thing creased on me like no other. I like the idea of this product, and it does say what it claims which is to color correct the eyelid but it creases! I tried applying it over my Too Faced Shadow Insurance eye primer but it still creased on me.
I didn't like the brushes for applying these products on the face but they work great as lip brushes. The bulky packaging is also a bit cumbersome.
I'm glad I purchased this because I like that I got to try all these different products but I wouldn't buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
Confession: I'm a sucker for cute packaging and I'll confess cute packaging is what drew me to purchase Benefit's Confession of a Concealaholic kit. Now let me break this kit down ... It comes with sample sizes of various Benefit concealers and highlighers: Erase Paste, two Boi-ings, Lemon Aid, Eye Bright and 'That Gal.'
The sizes of the above mentioned products are fairly small and the package is mostly box. The box is rather large for what the amount of product inside, so it's not the most travel-friendly. With the exception of Erase Paste and That Gal, the samples are all air exposed (not in individual containers) and are subject to drying out after a couple of months. The brushes that come with the kit are also fairly useless. However, you could use the brushes to hygienically scoop out the product. Now onto the individual concealers/highlighters ...
1) Erase Paste: it's a thick concealer that works best when warmed by rubbing between your finger tips so that it can glide easily underneath your eyes. Erase Paste is a pretty decent full coverage concealer. My only issue with it is that it doesn't seem to stay put after a couple of hours and that it can settle into your fine lines. Maybe this can be prevented by using a good under eye primer (which I wasn't using).
2) Boi-ings: you receive each a light and dark shade that you could mix for your ideal shade. I wasn't a huge fan of this concealer. I found the formula dry and stiff. It also didn't have staying power once applied and settled into my creases.
3) Lemon Aid: I found this eyelid primer too yellow and it changed the colour of my eye shadows. This primer also didn't stay put and moved and settled into the eye crease. Not good.
4) Eye Brighter: I found this formula very chalky and dry, although I did like the colour. It also wasn't long lasting.
5) 'That Gal': I didn't find this product an effective primer and it was too pink for my whole face for my personal taste. However, I sometimes use this product as a blush on my cheeks.
Overall, I must confess, I won't be repurchasing this kit.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this "palette" online after dealing with mild acne for a while and not being able to find much that would cover it up sufficiently. I was extremely dissapointed with this product, however. First of all, the brushes that came with this were crap, so if you were thinking of using those for their intended purpose of applying the product, think again. Just go ahead and throw those in the trash. The Erase Paste was waaaayyyyy too dark for my pale skin tone. So, i gave that to my mother. That Gal brightening primer is nothing special, doesn't brighten your face at all. I would much rather use my Smashbox primer that actually makes my makeup stay longer. The Lemon-Aid color correcting primer did very little, and the pink Eye Bright highlighter again, did almost nothing for my eyes. The best product in the package was the Boing concealer. Although the darker one was way too dark for my skin tone and a complete waste. The lighter one was actually the perfect match for my skin tone and I did use all of that. I like the concealer okay, it's a pretty good concealer but nothing amazing. All of this comes packaged in a bulky box that is inconvenient for traveling, even if I did want to take it anywhere. Not only that but the products inside (Lemon-Aid, Eye Bright, Boing) dry out after a few months to the point where they are unusable. I usually love Benefit products so this was a big dissapointment. I would not reccomend this to anyone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
There is a whole lot a packaging for what you actually get. I did like That Gal primer but the Erase Paste was way too dark, and the other concealers were hardly blendable. Basically I paid almost 40 bucks for a sample size of That Gal, everything else was a waste.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Cute packaging. The only concealer that i use in the palette is Erase Paste and maybe a little bit of Boi-ing. Other than that, this palette didn't really work for me. The lemon-aid was too bright and it lightens my puffy undereye even more! Def not using it. I do like the 'That Gal' primer, it's was not amazing but rather okay. I am not going to buy this product again. It's way too expensive
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I quite like this product. The Lemonaid is by far my favorite, as it covers any discolouration on my eyes and works as a brilliant primer. The Eyebright got very dry and isn't creamy like its meant to be, however works well when I wet it down. The Erase Paste is too dark for me, however works well too. That Gal- I did a review on that separately as I love it! The Boi-ing is just amazing- doesnt stay for long but covers very well. I think I may have to buy a new pack however as mine keeps breaking me out more so there may be some bacteria lurking in it. The brushes are okay- the glue doesnt hold them well and they all broke, but they are still useable. Very handy kit.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Erase paste is a gift from the BeneFit gods! I especially like this concealer palette because it has a good size for Erase paste, Lemon Aid, and Eye Bright --- The individual package for each product is too much! All you need is one swipe of your pinky for each product to do the job. The only downside for me is that Boi-ing and That Gal are both useless to me. (I use High Beam as a highlight instead of using That Gal to brighten my face.)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I was lured in by one of the workers at ULTA beauty to buy this expensive box. I asked her if it was bad for my skin because I have acne prone skin, and she said it was fine... I looked up the ingredients for boi ing and it has TALC in it! This is known for clogging pores! Not only am I pissed off that the lady lied to me, the boi ing product also looks cakey and dry on my skin. I donít even use the primer, lemonade, or the eyebright. And the erase paste is too creamy and slides around under my eyes! I use the boi ing still despite its horrible ingredients, but I would never buy this stupid box again.The packaging also sucks because everything is not properly sealed and it came with horrible little applicators! What a waste of money.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is a pretty good sampler of the different concealers the brand has to offer. Both of the Boing concealers are useful depending on what I have to cover but like some other reviews said the packaging makes me feel like they're gonna dry out faster than they normally would. The Erase Paste is also a good match for my skin but since I don't have bad undereye circles or anything I only use it to cover the occasional veiny-ness and it works. The Lemonaid concealer is by far my fave product in this and something I probably would not have thought to buy on its own and it really brightens my eyes. The other eye brightener is a little dry but looks good in the corners of my eyes and holds eyeliner there for hours without it smudging. The primer/brightener doesn't seem to do anything for me other than be silky. I probably wouldn't buy this whole kit again and might not get any of the products in it besides the Lemonaid because I already have an HG concealer (Amazing Cosmetics in Light Gold :) ). But it's useful for when I want to switch stuff up since the AC concealer is super expensive and I wanna go easy on it on days when I don't NEEDneed it,
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This kit saves my life. The primer makes my skin glow, the erase paste covers my under eye bags like a dream and I feel like every product in this kit brightens my face and makes me look so refreshed. I have a medium/olive skin tone so the colors match perfectly. I dont use the brushes, and I really wish there was a better long term cover than the plastic film provided. But over all this is an amazing product. I use it every day and it streamlines my routine because I have everything I need for my face in one spot (with the exception of blush).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I think its much better to buy products seperately than this kit. Main resons:
1- Erase paste and boing no.2 are too dark for pale gals so you will proably end up not using it like me.
2-Eye bright- I really didnt see any brightning effect.
3-That gal primer- better primers available.proabably not good for oily skins.
4-boing 1- avarage concealer. again much better prooducts available.
5-Lemon aid- The best thing in the box. Lightens discoloarations and brightens skin.
Overall I think it would be wise to try to test the kit before buying and look properly(perhaps a friends) because its quite expensive and not really worth it!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I like the idea behind it that it allows you to sample the various concealers benefit has to offer in one product. This kit is particularly good for people, like me, who are new to Benefit and want to try a few before buying the full sizes. I quite like the box they are presented in and labelled brushes so you know which one to use for which concealer. It also comes with an instruction booklet on how best to use each one and where.
However for me, I kind of found the whole kit to be pretty pointless...
None of them really did anything for me that would make me want to even consider purchasing the full sizes. The lemon aid was probably my favourite one out of all of them. But even that didn't make much of a difference. Boi-ing No.1 concealer was a good match for my skin, but it felt a bit heavy on my skin. I'm glad I didn't pay the full price for this as it is a lot of money spent to then find out you don't really like any of it. The only thing I found that it did do was make me feel like I was wearing more make-up than usual and didn't look as good. I love trying out new products from various brands, but for now I don't think I'll be trying out any more Benefit products.
If you usually buy and like these types of concealers, then you'll probably love this kit. I'm personally best off sticking to my cheaper trusted liquid concealers instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
the erase paste turns orange on me, the concealer is ok, but it dries out due to the packaging which is rediculously big for the amount of product. i dont use the lemonaid or pink stuff (cant remember name) and that gal is fine but wouldnt buy a full size of it. overall a waste of money
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
This is a great way to sample some of the benefit face products, but the idea wasn't delivered in a good way. First off, the concealers aren't in a closed compact, which leads to the product drying out before you can finish them. Also, the box is bulky and annoying for the quantity of product provided. I got this mainly because I wanted to try out the Erase Paste and That Gal primer, but both of them disappointed me. In fact, That Gal does not show up on my skin and makes my makeup slide off of my face, and Erase Paste dries my undereye area out and turns into a cakey mess 20 min after application. The only things I like were the boi-ing concealers, which were smooth and pigmented, however they don't last all day for me and I dislike having to touch up. I find that Lemon Aid was too greasy for my lids, but Eye Bright was too dry to use on my dark circles. All in all, I would've much preferred to just buy the concealer themselves. I do not recommend this set, and I urge you to ask for samples at Sephora instead.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
That Gal face primer does not even show up on my skin (olive complexion, w/o a tan), but the boing and erase paste are awesome !! I have hyper pigmentation from acne scars and it covers them completely. This is the first time I've used Benefit, I also bought the shine removing powder, and my face has not looked this good in a while. There is no shine in my face at the end of the day, and usually it was within an hour of applying make up. I would definitely recommend this to someone who needs heavy coverage and has oily/combo skin. It's probably too much for someone who needs light coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought this based on all the good reviews, plus as I was looking for a new concealer. I'm so glad I didn't decided to pay the full 20 something pounds and managed to find one online for half the price. I must say it was worth trying as it allows you to sample their various concealing products before buying the full sizes. Despite looking forward to trying it out unfortunately, I can't say there was much I liked about it.
The majority of the colour shades of the concealers were too dark, with the exception of Boi-ing no.1 which matched well, but didn't have as much concealing power as I would have liked. The Erase Paste did cover my under eye circles but was too dark and too thick to not crease into fine lines. That Gal primer I found didn't really do anything in terms of brightening up my skin, neither did the Eye Bright. I did quite like the Lemon Aid in making my eyes appear brighter and more awake. However for the price it would cost to buy the full size, it's not really anything special.
I don't usually like creamy concealers as I find them to be too thick and heavy on my skin, so usually prefer to use liquid ones that seem to work better on me. Using this only confirmed that.
My biggest problem with this kit was that it was a good job I was planning on applying foundation over the top, because after having applied everything, I felt I looked a bit like a clown! Plus for the effort taken to apply it all, it wasn't really worth it as it didn't make much of a difference. The only thing it did was cause me to wear more make-up than what was intended.
I can't not recommend it as it is a nice little kit which introduces you to Benefit products if you've never used them before. Also as they're samples it means you could save a lot of money by not splashing out straight away for the full sized ones. You may become a Benefit convert.
For me however, this kit was simply 'meh' and I don't plan to re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I really like this set as it is a nice way to sample a few different products that I'd read a lot about. I bought it search of a new concealer, for that I started out using Boi-ing quite a bit but didn't like it very much... Seems too thin. I use Erase Paste both under my eyes & for red spots & I love it - my HG concealer for now. Eye Bright is normally a good product - I have it in pencil form - but the version in this set doesn't work very well, I find it hard to scrape it out of the pan & get an even application. Lemon Aid just plain looks funny on me without eyeshadow, I haven't tried it as a base for eyeshadow as I have other products that I love for that. That Girl primer... well, I didn't notice any difference at all. Overall it's a nice set, a little pricey; I wouldn't repurchase but it is nice to try the different products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a really clever little product. It contains a sample size of that gal, erase paste, boi-ing 01 and 02, eye bright and lemon aid. I love erase paste and boi-ing. The lemon aid eye primer is really nice as well and I love that' gal primer. The eye bright version in this kit I found wasn't great. The main great thing about this product is it gives you a chance to try quite a few Benefit products without having to spend all the money purchasing them individually! Full review here :) beautymakeupreview.blogspot.com
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I just received this kit a few days ago. The packaging is very cute and it comes with a little booklet on how to apply all the products. It comes with "That Girl" brightening primer which for me did absolutely nothing. Good thing it was just a sample and I didn't purchase the full size at full price because I would not have been happy. The next product it comes with is a small jar of Erase Paste which is a very good concealer IMO. It does go on a bit thick but it's a heavy duty concealer and will cover most anything. It also comes with another type of concealer called Bo-ing in both light and medium shades. This concealer is also heavy duty and will cover most anything. The next product in the box is Eye Bright which is a pink eye brightener. I put this in the inner corners of my eyes and it did brighten them up. The last product is Lemon Aid which is an eye primer. Since it's yellow and thick I don't really care for it much. If you are using neutral colored shadows then it might work but if you put purples, greens or blue shadows, this primer doesn't work very well.
The kit comes with 2 double sided brushes that has the name of each product to use with each side.
I feel that this product is very expensive for the amount that you get. It cost me $36 at Sephora.com Would I purchase again? I put No on the menu because there is no option for I don't know. So I will just say Maybe. It is a good way to sample the products albeit a very costly way.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My only problem with this kit is the packaging. It is bulky and takes up a very large amount of room, and therefore isnt good for traveling. After taking this kit with my on a trip, i decided that i can do without the packaging. Later that week a very carefully ripped the whole box open, and then took out the pots of the Eye Bright, Lemon Aid and Bo-ing 1 & 2. Because of the product's ability to dry out if not in optimal storage, next i had to find a smaller place to store the pots. After digging through my makeup bag, i found a Revlon creme eyeshadow pallate that i never use anymore. I simply stuck a knife in the back of it, and popped the tray holding the shadows out. I then took some duct tape, stuck it in the case, then stuck my four pots in the small pallate. It worked perfectly. (:
Opinion on the actual product:
That Gal ~ doesnt show up on my skin at all, but smells nice and might be a little better when im tanner.
Erase Paste ~ my new holy grail concealer. covers my dark circles amazingly and stays on throughout the school day. when paired with the bo-ing concealers, it completely covers everything.
Bo-ing 1 & 2 ~ as stated above, this works amazingly at covering my under eye circles. it also covers blemishes and any other imperfections, works very well.
Eye Bright ~ great to lighten up dark circles before concealer, but is a little dry.
Lemon Aid ~ not as dry as eye bright, but makes me look like a zombie when i put it on my lids as directed.
The brushes are actually not as bad as everyone seems to think they are, and i use them almost every day.
Overall, i was very impressed by this set, and would definately repurchase it. The packaging is my only concern.