BeneFit Cosmetics • confessions of a concealaholic • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||43%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
While I find the packaging a bit annoying (it's cute but this is not a product I travel with, it stays put on my makeup table at home since the box is bulky and you can't separate the items) I love the items inside!
I could take or leave the primer. I feel you need a lot for full coverage and it can sometime feel sticky on your face.
The Boiing concealers are FANTASTIC and by far my favorite items in the kit. The two colors let you blend to find the perfect shade. I use this to cover blemishes and haven't found a product that does it better.
The Erase Paste is also great. It covers dark circles like nobody's business, however, I do feel that it is a little heavy. Remember that a little goes a long way. I don't use this everyday only for time I need super duper coverage as I feel it's a bit heavy/sticky for everyday wear.
The EyeBright and LemonAid are great. Sometimes I will just use those two with mascara and my eyes just pop! The LemonAid gets rid of discoloration on my eyes SO WELL. After using in in this kit I bought a full size! EyeBright does just what it's name suggests but I don't think it is special enough to buy on it's own. It definitely brightens up your eyes (I place it in the inner corners) but it's job could easily be replaced by several things already in my makeup bag.
Overall, I would recommend this product. The only reason I wouldn't buy it again is because the packaging just doesn't allow for easy portability. I would honestly buy the items I like best separately when I run out so that I could carry them more easily!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is really cute, but the packaging is not very practical. I would have rather had each item separately, in its own container.
Primer- Eh. I like the way it smells, but I don't really like the way it feels on my skin. It seems like you have to use a lot.
Boiing concealers- I really like these. They give you two so you can find your perfect color, which is what I do, and I LOVE the coverage. I just wish they were in their own containers, like I said. I'm afraid they will dry out soon. Even though I use the protective cover, I feel that they are already drying up, which makes me sad. :( I use these for blemishes, and to even out redness that my foundation didn't cover and it works very well for that.
Erase paste- This has become a HG for me. It is the only thing that has every taken care of my dark circles. Wonderful product.
eye bright-Don't care for it, and it has already dried up.
lemon aid- I just didn't really like this, and like the eye bright, it is already pretty dry.
Overall I wouldn't repurchase most of this, but I'm glad I got to sample the items, because I now know which concealers I am in love with.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Very handy kit that allows you to sample some of Benefit's products without buying the full size. I'm glad I did buy this first, otherwise I would have ended up with a few full size products that I'd use once and never again!
The packaging is very cute and helpful for makeup newbies who are unsure how to use each product. Everything is labelled, including the brushes.
I took a lippie off because some of the products aren't that great... In fact I find myself only heading to the kit to use the Erase Paste under my eyes, and the Boi-ing when I need it and can't find my EL Double Wear concealer. The brushes aren't fantastic so I use my own.
I wouldn't buy again because I know which products are useful to me now, but it was nice to sample them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I have always been in the Touch Eclat camp, but I am a convert. This little box of tricks is actually magical.
Erase paste needs a good moistuizing eye cream underneath, I think, otherwise there might be a risk of it drying out during the day. With that in mind, erase paste a) makes your dark circles disappear and b) diminishes your fine lines. You only need a tiny amount on the brush it comes with, and then you gently blend it with your ring finger. It's properly ace.
Boing, the concealer, is good. Not amazing, but good. It will hide a pimple quite well, but I wouldn't buy it on its own - Rimmel 'Hide The Blemish' is better, in my opinion.
Lemonaid needs a primer, but does a gorgeous job and Eyebright also does exactly what it's supposed to. That Gal brightening primer makes a nice subtle difference when applied before foundation.
I was so chuffed with this set, that I took a 'before application' and 'after application' pic to show my friends. It took years off me. I love it, use it every day and will be buying the ingredients in their full size versions when this is finished.
My worry when I bought it is that it would look too 'made up', a look I hate, but it doesn't. the key is, moistuize and don't over apply, I think. A make-up bag necessity.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I bought this for three reasons. 1. I was born with dark circles under my eyes and always in search of improving my concealing methods. 2. I wanted to try out Erase Paste, those brushes, and read the little booklet that came with it. 3. I could never have enough of the other products, That Girl, Boi-ing, Lemon Aid & Eye Bright. It is definitely worth the money. I wouldn't buy it again because now I know that Boi-ing & Eye Bright are the only products that will properly hide my circles. Erase Paste was a disappointment. I don't feel like it really hid my dark circles. It is was a nice texture, but not powerful enough. I wish Boi-ing had a more creamy texture because it's too touch to apply on the eye areas.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I bought this as a gift for a friend, but before I could give it to her, she happened to mention that she had tried benefit products and she hated them. Oops..haha. So I got her something else and kept this little kit myself. It's was a reasonable price and a good way to try out new products, so that was one thing I liked. I had already tried a couple of the items before, like the Boing concealer. This used to be my full time concealer, then I moved on to other things but I still like the Boing concealer too, although I have no use for the lighter shade that came in the kit. Too light for me.
I had used the lemon aid before too. I liked it then and I still like it now. Does a nice job of concealing and brightening up the eyelids. It makes a nice shadow base although I understand why some people don't like it. Since it is a cream it is prone to creasing. The reason I like it is because I have found that shadow bases go on creamy but then dry, tend to emphasize the lines and crepeness, making those problems more noticeable, whereas the Lemon Aid covers these problems.
First time I have used the Eye Bright and I do like it. A little in the inner and outer corners of the eyes really does brighten and give one a fresh wide awake look. I will probably buy the pencil when I have finished using up what I have in the kit.
First time using That Gal primer and I will not be using or purchasing this product again. Too Pink and too light. Not at all compatible with my skin tone and it's a mediocre primer anyways.
My first time using Erase Paste. I had contemplating buying this alone in the past and now that I have tried it, I probably won't be purchasing it in the future. Too thick, too pink and too difficult to work with. I will use it up on my face as I find I can blend it out and then cover with foundation which doesn't look too bad. However I found it just to tacky and think to spread under my eyes and that color isn't right for me. It's too light and pinky and it really stands out on my face. I don't have a problem with dark circles anyways, my problem has always been small bags under each eye which Boing is great a covering.
So that's it. Overall I would say that this kit is a great way to try out some of Benefit's concealling products if you haven't tried them before.When you start out apply the products sparingly and build them up. I find that Benefit tends to favor fair skinned people, especially in the kits. I have tanned medium skin so a lot of the products in the kits are too light for me. The price is good and the package is cute. Actually that is one thing I have always loved about Benefit. The containers are always so cute and girlie.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I bought this to try the various products that I know I'd probably not get at full size (eg lemon aid). I've already tried Boi-ing in another kit, and just love it. So this kit is a bonus because there's 2 boi-ings and great for mixing. Was looking forward to trying the Erase Paste because I've had good results with Boi-ing, and thought that it would be less dry than Boi-ing. However, the Erase Paste didn't suit me as the color was too light. Like the others too, I didn't care for That Gal - it was a weird color on me, again too light. (I'm Asian, Mac NC40). Loved the doubled-ended brushes, though, especially when they are labelled with the various concealors (ie, boi-ing, erase paste, eye bright, lemon aid) so that you'd know which end has been used, and won't mix colors. In all, it's a well-packaged kit, and as with Benefit's kits, allow us to try various products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I love ths kit!! Even though there are one or two things I don't LOVE, I just think it's a great BeneFit demo kit. I've had it for about two weeks. That Gal Primer...hmm I don't love this, I don't love primers anyway. I really like the smell, I don't like how it's pink, and I don't like the fact that it's more of a lotion than a primer..but it gives me a nice glow, I don't know...I'm indifferent on it I guess. I like Erase Paste, it's a little salmony coloured for me, it conceals well. Not brilliant, but good. I love Boing, its great that you get both 1 & 2. Great concealers. I LOVE Lemon-Aid, I wear it on it's own - it just makes clean eyes look lovely and bright! I'm not really sure about Eye Bright yet, I mean it's okay, I just am struggling to find a use for it. But yeah, I do recommend this, even if you are a little skeptical, there's bound to be something you like in it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Review: Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic
• This all-in-one kit includes sample sizes of 2 concealers, 1 under-eye concealer, 1 brightening face primer, 1 colour correcting eyelid primer, and 1 instant eye brightening pencil in pan form as well as 2 double ended travel sized brushes labeled for its corresponding product use
It is esthetically pleasing as it is packaged in a pink cardboard box. It looks like a diary as it has a lock printed on the outside and what I like most about the packaging is the small mirror on the inside. The mirror is just for show because if you were to lift and use it all the products (expect the ones in the pans which are glued in) will fall out
This retails in Sephora in Canada for $36.00
• Shade in medium 02, although perfect match for me, would be great if paler girls had the option of buying this kit with the lighter shade
• First impressions: jar is not hygienic, salmon coloured, creamy and non-drying, lasts all day when set with my face powder
HG material and I will definitely will repurchase
• Customizable with two shades, 01 and 02
• First impressions: a little drying so I’d rather use none at all, but great coverage, not very long lasting without setting with powder which made it appear even more dry
Will not repurchase as I don’t use concealer and find that foundation is enough coverage for me
• Pink based primer
• First impressions: a little on the thicker side, non-drying but not mattifying either, didn’t notice a difference and my main concern is oil control but as this is targeted as a brightening primer I will not knock off points for that but if you are looking for something to help oily skin this may make you appear even more shiny, only use this under my eyes because I don’t want to waste it
Will not be repurchasing
• Yellow coloured eyelid primer
• First impressions: skeptical as UDPP is my HG, was right because nothing is as good as UDPP, putting too much can crease, the yellow may interfere with eye shadow choices, weird yellow tone to lids when face is pink from primer,
Will not repurchase
• Pink coloured brightener originally in pencil form but in this kit is a pan form
• First impressions: Drier than expected, assumed it was a creamy pencil as their eyebrow pencil and Mr. Frosty is creamy, used angled brush to line bottom waterline as I would’ve used for if I had the pencil version
Will repurchase, although Mr. Frosty is in my opinion over priced and very dupable, this is a good flesh coloured liner for my bottom waterline and actually does brighten and looks a lot more natural than a white coloured pencil does
• Very basic brushes, I prefer to use the warmth of my fingers to apply any concealer but use the brush to scoop the Erase Paste from the jar as I do not want to contaminate it, again, I do that so I don’t waste these brushes as I have no other use for them and could easily use a Q-tip or the end of my tweezers or other brush
The primer I apply with a traditional foundation brush or with my fingers
The lemon with my fingers (as with UDPP)
The eye bright with my fingers for inner tear ducts and with an angled brush for my bottom waterline but is a nice bonus for the kit
In conclusion this kit is a great introduction to Benefit’s primer and concealers. If you have not tried any of these you may be pleasantly surprised (as I have found my HG under eye concealer). Although they are sample size they will be lasting me awhile. Purchased them more than half a year ago and still have more than half of my Erase Paste which is the only one I reach for often and the primer, although looks like a sample size that they give with purchases, has lasted me a couple dozen uses and I still have some left. I do not regret buying this kit and it’s cute sitting on my dresser if anything so I say go for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am sooooo amazed by this kit. I love all thing's Benefit anyhow, but had never found a palette that I needed to have with me at all times, until I found this one! The 2 Boi-ing colours work perfectly together to cover any kind of blemish, the Erase Paste is wonderful for any kind of eye circles, and the Lemon Aid and Eye Bright make you look like you've had 8 hours sleep, even when you haven't had any... add to that a dose of That Gal primer, and I challenge anyone not to look fabulous every day... I am so in love with this! Highly recommended!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
A great way to try a selection of concealers and primers to see what works best for you. I was already a huge fan of Boi-ing so when I went to repurchase another pot of it and saw this kit, I thought I would give it a try. My biggest issues are dark circles around my eyes and a few broken capillaries.
First off, I love the brushes that are included because they are labeled with the product you should use them for and this prevents me from, as an example, using a brush I dipped in Lemon Aid for applying Boi-ing. Just a nice touch. I like the idea of having two shades of Boi-ing so you can custom blend but I am white as snow and never tan so I will never use the darker shade.
I was surprised to find that I absolutely LOVE the Eye Bright, although I suspect it is better in its pencil form than in a pan. I would have never purchased this product if I hadn't tried it in this kit...it seemed rather useless to me. However, i found that it really brightens up the inner corners of my eyes and I put a small dab on the outer corners too where it is a bit dark, and it just makes my eyes look more awake, refreshed, and just plain better. I have read complaints about the 20 dollar price tag for the pencil but you need so little it must last forever. I was also surprised at how much I liked the Erase Paste...it is a medium shade which I thought would be way too dark for me and a really salmony color, however I found that patting it over the darkest part of my under eye circles over an initial layer of Boi-ing makes them disappear. I only need a tiny amount and just pat it into the skin. The combo of these three products...Eye Bright, Boi-ing, and Erase Paste make my eye area look perfect.
I didn't have much use for the Lemon Aid. I guess you are supposed to use it as an eye primer but my shadow stays put and primers in general are just not something I find useful or that I like. Ditto for the That Gal. I have good skin and don't wear foundation, just concealers, and hate the silicone feel of all the primers I have sampled. Again, just not a product I use. I am using up the tube of this by putting it on my cheekbones before applying Benefit Posie Tint as a cheek stain, but I don't see that it adds anything that would make me repurchase it. I prefer Prescriptives Magic if cheekbone illumination is what I am going for. At any rate, overall it was a great way to sample products I would not have ordinarily purchased and I will definitely repurchase full size versions of three of the five products offered.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Great little kit. I like the Erase Paste. Since it's a salmon pink color I use it to cancel out my under eye circles then ass concealer or my foundation over. The Eye Bright is also very nice. I like it as an inner corner highlight or under the eyebrow highlight. Lemonade is also nice as a brow hightlight or shadow primer but use sparingly. It will crease if you use too much. Bo-ing concealers are good too.. That Gal, I haven't found mush use for it besides highlighting my cheeks.. I don't like it as a face primer. The brushes ae pretty decent too. If made with darker shades I will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I think this kit is amazing! The Erase paste is a salmon coloured base ( like Eve Pearl suggests using) to block out darkness under eyes. The 2 Bo-ing shades( light and medium) means you can custom blend to your needs and tap it on over the Erase paste.I used my finger to blend the 2 together.
The pink highlight is great for inner corner and is not glittery, so looks fresh and natural. Lemon Aid disappoints as it creases but I am going to experiment with it and see if it can be used as a shadow base.The primer does give a mild glow but I would not buy on its own.
I am in love with the combo of Erase Paste and Bo-ing.The colour result is great and a quick pat removes any creasing under eyes, which can occur with any concealer after several hours.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I had heard great things about BeneFit's concealers particularly Boi-ing and Erase Paste. The Confessions of a Concealaholic kit also contained a few other things I was curious about trying and also one product I needed for a look from a tutorial I was wanting to try. I have tried all the products except for the Erase Paste and these are my thoughts on them:
1.That Gal: Adds a nice rosy glow to the cheeks if you don't use blush. I don't really use it that often.
2.Erase Paste: Would probably be a great concealer if I could use it now...the 02 shade is too dark for me. Maybe if I had a tan I could use it. Wish that us pale girls had the option of buying a kit with a lighter shade of Erase Paste!
3. Boi-ing: Love it for my under-eye circles! It is the best concealer I've used so far! Very easy to blend and perfect amount of coverage....doesn't look cakey or noticable on the skin.
4. Lemon Aid: It was just ok. It is a little too yellow for me I think and it creased on me. I prefer Painterly Paint Pot for an eye base.
5. Eye bright: Pretty! I love to use it for a brow highlight, in the corners of my eyes and under the eye.
All in all: A couple of products are great and definitely worth repurchasing but the kit as a whole is just a learning experience and I will not repurchase it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
ok so i bought this product on my first ever trip to sephora and honestly, i don't know what to think. I found most of the products a little small for their price. ( i live in canada, so the prices are a bit more) and on the sephora site its 36$ but when i bought it, it was 44$ so in terms of price, i found it expensive for the size of the products...
next. i found that its a great way to test their products, having never tried any of their products... the only thing i would probably suggest is for them to probably come out with a palette for more shades.
I thought the medium shade of the erase paste was going to be fine but it ended up being too light... and i am pretty medium in skin tone... i guess... but from what i've tried, i find it too creamy and it doesnt blend very well... I would not buy this product full size because it too is pretty small... even tho a little goes a long way...
The boi-ing 1 and 2 are excellent. The booklet inside the palette says to use all the products with the brushes that are in there, but i wouldnt as they are extremly small... also i find the boi-ing works better when i use my finger to jus pat it in... also using yur fingers (clean hands ppl) is good because it warms the product allowing better coverage and like yea :P over all though i would definately repurchase this product.
The that gal face primer... iunno it says its supposed to add a nice glow to the fact but i dnt get it... when i used it under my makeup it made my bronzer look clumped... and when i used it over my makeup...well the same thing happened so i would not repurchase this product.
then there is the lemon aid and the bright eye? the lemon aid is amazing, i find myself hooked on it since i have veins on my eyelids and i never really liked that. and this product covers up everything! so i would reperchase that... the bright eye thingy, yea i wouldnt, ive seen reviews that its better in crayon form but i wouldnt know but i would not repurchase it...
i think that pretty much covered everything...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
i think this is the best way to give some of benefits concealing products a try. (and stay away from ooh-la-lift: total junk!) i have a love hate relationship with benefit as their products seem to be extremely hit or miss with me. i swear by boi-ing and i wouldn't have ever tried blending the shades if i didn't get this kit. i love lemon-aid for "au naturel" days but it does crease. eye primer helps, along with setting powder. i think eyebright is fantastic, but is a little solid in the pan. erase paste is too oily for my taste, and i stick to custom blending boi-ing. it does settle a little bit but i haven't found anything that doesn't. just warm it up and rub it in and i think it looks just great. sometimes i'll wear custom blended boi-ing as a foundation.
the face primer is blah. i don't see a single result good or bad from it. i do like the little booklet that instructs you and i think the quality of the palette assembly is good. definitely give this a shot if you're not sure where to start with benefit concealing as it is a very affordable way to try out these products and see how they work for you.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i bought this kit on their website when it first came out in Feb. this year, so excited to get it. the package is super cute. but they are not very useful to me. reasons are:
1) that gal primer is pink, i will only use it as a blush primer instead of all over my face, i don't like my face to have a pink undertone, because that will make my face color different from my neck.
2) erase paste, i do need a concealer for under-eye dark circles, but i don't want it to make my almost invisble fine lines under eyes 10 times more obvious by drying the area out. i used it once, it freaked me out, washed it away, accept the dark circles, because they are so much nicer than dry under-eye areas with wrinkles.
3) lemon-aid: i used it alone, it did brighten up my eye lids, but it creases easily, so embarassed if you are outside with friends when they asked you why there is a yellow line on your eyelids. maybe it will work as a primer to your eye shadows, but i haven't tried in that way yet.
i don't have pimples to cover, so boi-ing is not that useful either, and the pink brighter, no use too. i prefer to use my white creamy eye shadow pencil or just light color eye shadow to brighten up the inner corners of my eyes and under brows.
so, to sum up, it's a just so so product to me, the package, idea, slogan are super cute, but i won't buy it anymore.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I think this little kit is a great buy. The That gal primer is good on cheek bones, but not so much anywhere else. The boi-ing is great for blemishes and facial redness. This is the first time I have tried Lemon-aid, and love it. I don't wear eye make up but am a red head with translucent skin and freckles...so this is perfect.
The erase paste is a little dark for my fair skin, but blended with the lighter shade of boi-ing and its great. It actually gets into the fine lines and smooths them out a bit, but doesnt melt or look cakey.
As far as the eye bright...I'd rather use the pencil. It's really kinda hard in the little block...it works but its a little tough to blend in with sensitive skin.
The price for the kit works for be because I know this will last me at least 3 months. If you wear a lot of make up everyday I can see how this might be more of a splurge for something cute.
I'll buy the regular sizes of everything except the That Gal and Eyebright. And I'll get a lighter shade of erase paste.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Meh...nothing special...this was bought for me so I had no choice but to try it...I used to use erase paste and it gave me milia so I didn't try that out again...the lemon aid is a horrible primer/concealer...whatever it's purpose..it sucks. The High brow is nice. That is something I would re purchase but I'm sure you could find a light pink eyeliner to do the same trick. Bo-ing was pretty good but the only reason I gave the package 3 lippies is because I loved the primer "that gal"...it really is wonderful and definitely something I would re purchase....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this because I wanted to try Boing and Erase Paste. It's pricey but a good value compared to the total cost of the full sized products featured in the sampler. Comes with 2 double ended brushes which is a plus. I suggest trying out the concealers in the store first to ensure they're a good color match for your skin.
Here is a quick breakdown:
That Gal face primer: I'm not sure what the deal is with this stuff. I put it on and...nothing. No change in the appearance of my skin for the better or for the worse.
Lemon Aid: It neutralized the slight red/purple discoloration on my eyelids which is cool but I don't think it's a product I'll need to rebuy after I use it up.
Eye Bright: Already have the pencil, but I have discovered that it is so much easier to blend with the brush provided. I use this in the inner corners of my eyes and blend it out towards my nose. The color works well with my fair skin and truly does what it claims - brightens up the eye area.
Boi-ing 01 and 02: I'm glad I bought this kit because these are great. I use 01 around my eyes and eye baggage. and 02 on pimples. Great coverage and creamy blendable formula. Will be buying the full sizes in the future.
Erase Paste: Covers my eye bags a little bit...this is saying a lot because my eye bags refuse to be covered. Erase Paste tones them down a bit and I really appreciate that, Erase Paste, I really do.