Monday, 9 April 2012

Review - Benefit Erase Paste Shade No. 1 Fair

You might have seen yesterday's post on my Benefit haul, and I mentioned that I picked up this little gem on my second trip to Benefit in two days! I always have really dark purpley-black circles underneath my eyes, even though I sleep for well over 10 hours most nights! The assistant used the Erase Paste when I had my make-over, but if I'm honest I wasn't really paying attention at that point as I was yammering on about horses and riding and stuff.

I picked this up on the second trip along with the moisturiser, as I really had a hissy fit with my dark circles that morning as nothing would cover them up! I tried this out for the first time on Saturday and was AMAZED! It did a brilliant job of concealing my dark circles, made my eyes look less puffy and it wasn't obvious at all that I was wearing concealer. You only need the tiniest amount, and I apply mine with a Body Shop concealer brush for a flawless finish. It's really easy to blend as it's so soft, but gives excellent coverage with one application. Sorry for the scary no make-up photos but I didn't want to just swatch it on my hand, as that's not going to show you anything! It's a pet peeve of mine when people just swatch things on their hands and then you have no idea if it works or not. As you can see, the eye on the left has had it's dark circle concealed, and on the other eye the dark circle is there in all it's glory!



















































I was a bit reluctant to get this, as the pot looks tiny and it's not the cheapest concealer, but I'd say it's definitely the best. I got the lightest shade, No. 1 Fair, but I was horrified when I opened the pot to see a medium beige colour glaring up at me! I was so relieved when I used my brush and underneath the top layer was a much more pale-skin friendly shade. I think the fact that it's not really light works to it's advantage, as it actually conceals the blemish/dark circles rather than just highlighting them like really light concealers. It comes in three shades, and they are really versatile as I think they'd work on pretty much any skin tone.

Have you tried Erase Paste? What did you think to it?

Love xxx

8 comments:

  1. Wow that does look great actually! I was wondering about whether or not to get this because it is a little on the pricey side but it definitely seems to work. At the moment I use the Collection 2000 lasting perfection one but I do find that it goes a little bit cakey after wearing it for a while under my eyes so might give this a go!

    Great review and you have a lovely blog - the header is gorgeous!
    Sophie, duckandegg.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. It's so good, It doesn't creasy or go cakey at all, even at the end of the day, and completely conceals any blemishes too! I've used mine every day since I bought it and it doesn't even seem to be going down!
      Thankyou, I'm glad you like it! x

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  2. I have this too and LOVE it, I dab on with my finger and blend with a stiple brush, it gives a flawless finish :D Im dreading the day this runs out as knowing my luck it will be a time when I have no money to buy a new pot as it is pricey!!

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    1. I might try your application technique out, me too! It seems to be lasting forever though, so fingers crossed! x

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  3. Hi - love your blog!

    I've used it and think it's a great product. I always have dark circles under my eyes and had difficulty finding a concealed that really covers but doesn't look caked on.

    Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer is good too - similar texture. Am a big fan of Benefit generally - have been for many years - and Soap & Glory!

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    1. Thankyou! Me too, this was the only one I've found that actually managed to conceal them. I'll give the Soap & Glory one a try, I adore their products! x

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  4. This is a great post! I really want to try this product but as you say it is quite pricey!!

    If you have time I would love it if you would check out my blog and let me know what you think! :)

    Prettylittlelives

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    1. It's a worthwhile purchase, even though it's expensive because it really works and lasts forever! x

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