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Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste Brightening Concealer
Benefit Cosmetics erase paste brightening concealer
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on 11/11/2016 9:08:00 AM
More reviews by sportylass
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
Bit of background. I have horrible, hereditary dark circles and bags (from early teens onwards) and have tried everything under the sun to try and counteract my darkness (hiding the bags is less easy to do, but am finding ways to disguise them a bit). First off, I am light to light/medium skin tone and I use the Erase Paste in medium (which I think is best for those with dark blue/purple shadows) and I use it as a corrector. This is important as the medium works really well as this. I have used the Bobbi Brown corrector (was ok, but found it could be drying and didn't stay in place or covered as much as I needed) and other heavy duty concealers to try and knock out the blue/purple/grey under my eyes and this is the only thing that works to counteract that. I use a very small amount and push it into my dark areas (inner eye and troughs) and this brightens and counteracts my darkness. I pat it with my finger or with my BB and then pat concealer (currently the hourglass stick concealer which is amazing) over the top and it lasts all day! It's. It drying and so far it's the best combination I've found. Anyone with dark circles please please try this (and in medium!).
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on 7/8/2016 4:42:00 AM
More reviews by pastypigeon
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
One of the very best concealers for covering dark circles and there are not many products like it. It has just enough of a peachy color to color correct and brighten, it is very emollient and moisturizing and easy to blend without being greasy or settling into fine lines, and it is full coverage without being cakey. This concealer really is not meant to be a general full face concealer, or even to fully cover the undereye area; it's only meant to be used in the inner corners of the eyes where there are shadows or discoloration, and a little on the outer corner where there are shadows. A little goes a long way. You can stop there and it will look great, but it is usually best to cover it with a non-peach thinner liquid concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin tone to highlight and blend, and finally set with loose powder. It can also be used on the corners of the nose where there are shadows, and covered with a concealer that matches your skin tone, but I would only suggest using in this area if you have dry skin because it is very emollient. People might be confused and disappointed with this product if they use it as a general concealer, apply it across the entire under eye area, or use too much of it. But if used properly there is nothing better for fully covering dark circles while looking completely natural.
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 6/24/2016 7:01:00 AM
More reviews by Hayleelou
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
Not too sure about this product, I read lots of great reviews but I find it a little too thick even when I just use a tiny tiny amount I still find it creases
on 6/14/2016 5:42:00 PM
More reviews by Iluntasunaeder
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
My first high end makeup product that I ever purchased. I can't really use this anywhere else but under my eyes, and it does okay there. The coverage is amazing for my dark circles, and i can wear this and mascara and that would be okay for my makeup. However, this creases a lot and wears out fast. I've used eyeshadow primer with it, ud setting spray, and various application methods, but it still creases. The best method that i've found is using an eyeshadow primer, putting the concealer on, putting a liquid concealer on, and setting it with powder on a damp beautyblender, and then putting foundation over it. I use it every day, and I purchased this in fall 2015 and I still have most of it left. It has the best coverage of all the drugstore concealers I've tried, and has really helped in my makeup process. If only I could get it not to crease...
on 2/3/2016 1:06:00 PM
More reviews by drumandeebass
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
So first thing you gotta do is throw out that stupid little spatula it comes with. Then you're in business, here. I put this stuff on the back of my hand and warm it up, then I apply a very thin layer under my eyes as a corrector, then I follow up with a more yellow-toned concealer. It looks fab. Best thing I've found so far for my dark circles.Update: It's so freaking thick, you guys. I can't get it to fix my eyebags without such crazy creasing. Gahhh.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/30/2016 9:50:00 AM
More reviews by dottielsj
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
This product really does get rid of my dark bluish circles. It's heavy and rather greasy at first, but it blends easily and when set with powder, lasts all day. I do use a rich eye cream first and then a mattifying primer and then I use a small amount of Erase Paste in the inner corner of my eye and then a small amount directly on the dark circle, blending outward. The orangey tint of the corrector isn't noticeable because the bluish tint of the circles gives it a flesh tone once it's blended. Erase Paste really does hide my hereditary circles, something I've been trying to accomplish for years. I've tried so many correctors and conceals it isn't even funny and either they're too orange and are very obvious and when I apply a nude conceal on top, they sink into my fine lines and become cakey or if I only use a flesh tone concealer, it does nothing to neutralize the bluish discoloration. I had just about given up but I read the good reviews for Erase Paste and, "sigh" decided to give it one more try. And I'm so glad I did. I set it with a light dusting of either Urban Decay Naked Loose powder or Rimmel Stay Matte (just a very light dusting with a very large fluffy powder brush) and I'm good to go all day with no creasing or cakiness. The circles really do disappear. It's truly amazing. The consistency of the corrector is a little heavy and greasy and it's very blendable if you use a rich eye cream and then a primer underneath. I have somewhat oily skin and have no problem getting it to cooperate. I apply foundation first and then Erase Paste and then powder and this routine seems to work just fine. This is the first concealer in all the years that I've searched that's actually worked. So it gets five lippies from me. It will also last a very long time. I don't think it's too terribly expensive, given what I've spent on others of this type. I do have other Benefit products that I like and I'm happy to add another one. I definitely recommend Erase Paste if you have dark bluish circles. It will certainly make them much less noticeable. However, you may have to experiment somewhat with the application. But once you get it down, you will really like it, I promise.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 1/5/2016 11:46:00 PM
More reviews by Steelhead242
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This can be a great product IF you know how to manipulate it. I think it's overpriced but I haven't found a dupe so until then I guess it's worth the $26. This product definitely brightens targeted areas and if you're having a hard time using it, try using it sparingly, then add a little more if necessary. I'm an NC30-35 depending what time of the year and I chose 2 Medium. Definitely set this product with a micro/HD powder such as mineral veil or Laura Mercier or Elf HD powder - any should be fine just DO set it, otherwise you'll feel like it's sliding around your face all day. This is a keeper for me!
on 1/4/2016 6:33:00 AM
More reviews by xamyshix
Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure
Officially my new holy grail concealer. I have tried so many different concealers for my under eye area as I have pretty bad dark circles due to hayfever, but none could conceal it as well as this concealer. It has quite a heavy coverage, but doesn't settle in my fine lines and I was amazed that the peachy share would still work against my yellow undertone. I plan on putting my regular colour matched concealer on top in the future, but even on its own, the colour works brilliantly and really brightened my under eye area. Just wish it came with a sturdy brush for it but the pot is super cute, and it works well with my fingers anyway!
on 8/19/2015 11:37:00 PM
More reviews by RachelXVI
Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
This product is not for everyone & everything. It's definitely not for oily or normal-to-oily skin. For my dry skin & occasional dark under eye circle as well as darker areas around my nasal to mouth crease needs, medium is perfect for my fair-to-medium tone. I have found over the years it sets best with a brush of powder. As far as reviews where some have found it settling into fine lines, well, that's make up for you: it's a physical product and lines just LOVE to show how well they can hold colors of any sort. Accept it, experiment & ask for samples before purchasing. Check out some primers (if you ask for a sample, you will almost always be given a few days worth). Skin is as fickle as Taylor Swift or John Mayer in a singles' club. I use medium, and like I said, it works for my dry skin and better if set with a brush of powder (I like Revlon colorstay compact or Clinique). Per the ingredients label, it does not contain any offensive/irritating ingredients, so I'd have to guess any allergic reactions are rare & highly individual--I react to jojoba oil, but that doesn't make it a bad thing in a product for everyone else.
on 8/17/2015 1:45:00 PM
More reviews by Loganwave
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
I have tried many under-eye concealers as I have light skin with very dark circles. Liked Laura Merciers for a while but this concealer from benefit finally takes the cake for brightening under eyes. I feel like a human again! Yes it is slightly oily but not a deterrent. Will buy from here on out.
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