Name: Erase Paste
Size: 4.40g/0.15 oz
From Benefit’s website:
Signs of stress & fatigue are a thing of the past with this innovative formula. This concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer instantly brightens & camouflages all-in-one. The three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.
What I liked:
– great coverage
– conceals and brightens the eye area
– doesn’t settle into fine lines
– the packaging
– the spatula
What I didn’t like:
– not many shades available
Benefit Erase Paste is available in only 3 shades, so some people may not find one that works for them. I have Fair, the lightest shade available, which is pink/salmon-toned.
The concealer is very thick and the first time I used it I had problems blending it. I had to tug a lot! But I found that, if you warm the concealer up with your fingers or on the back of your hand, blending is a lot easier. I also prefer to use a concealer brush with this as, that way, it looks more natural. The coverage is excellent and the concealer doesn’t settle into fine lines. It does a great job in covering up my dark circles completely and brightens the eye area, too. But you need to be careful and only use a very tiny amount or it can look cakey. The concealer lasts about 12 hours, esp if you set it with powder.
It also covers blemishes and pimples well, although I rarely use it for that for two reason. First, I think it may be a bit too bright for other parts of the face. In addition, the product contains Isopropyl Palmitate, which is comedogenic. Definitely not something I would put on my pimples! Although I have to say the product hasn’t caused me any breakouts so far.
In addition, it can also be used as a face brightener but I haven’t tried that yet simple because I prefer to use products with a lighter consistency for that.
The packaging is very cute. The jar is not very big, but since you need to use a very small amount, the product will last for months. I also love that it comes with a little spatula to dig the product out as I wouldn’t really like to dip my finger into the pot for hygienic reasons. It also contains a little manual with instructions on how to use the concealer properly.
Available at: Sephora
Overall, I like this concealer. The coverage is really good: it hides my dark circles perfectly and brightens the eye areas as well. However, the texture is really thick and it takes a couple of tries before figuring out how to apply the product without making it look cakey and unnatural. And while, it is really good at hiding blemishes, it is also comedogenic. The packaging is really cute and I love the spatula that comes with it so I can use the product without contaminating it with my fingers.
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