Product Type: Benefit makeup
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GOODBYE DARK CIRCLES!!!
Member Name: sarahhhx
Advantages: Great coverage
I had read several reviews on the Benefit Bo-ing, and nearly everyone said the product was amazing for their dark circles, most people said that they only used it under their eyes because it was too thick to apply anywhere else, I was quite curious as to what the product looked like anywhere else on the skin so I was looking forward to receiving my Benefit Bo-ing through the post from Amazon for £11 and see what it looked like on discoloured areas on the skin not just under the eye area.
Most concealers I have used in the past were packaged in a little tube with a wand and were liquid. The benefit bo-ing is a lot different it came in a black plastic circular pot, which almost looked like a giant eye shadow pot. The concealer comes in a baby pink cardboard box with black paper instructions which basically say the exact same thing as it says on the back of the box, so I found it a little bit pointless to be honest.
The packaging isn't too bad, it does look a little dull but I'm not really into bright colours anyway, so this didn't really bother me in the slightest.
The benefit bo-ing is very soft and has a crème based texture which makes it distinctive compared to some of the other concealer that are sold in the other make-up counters.
Boi-ing comes in three shades - 1, 2 and 3. I ordered number 2, I had never seen the product before so I had no idea what colour would go with my skin, and I tried to play it safe. I have tanned skin so I knew number 1 would be too light for me and I wasn't sure how dark shade 2 was but I knew it would be a safer option then opting for shade 3 which could be a lot darker then my skin tone.
I'm really glad I chose number 2 because it really matches my skin colour well, I can just blend this in with my foundation and it doesn't look at all weird because the shades are the exact same, suprinsingly.
Benefit recommend using your finger and thumb and rubbing them together when the product is on your finger to 'warm it up' I didn't even bother trying this and probably won't because I hate applying foundations or concealer with my fingers. I used my MAC 190 foundation brush to apply this just after applying my foundation, this may seem like a bizarre way to apply a concealer by using a foundation brush but It looked really good and glided on really well, I firstly applied the product to my dark circles as that was the main reason for buying the product, I applied it to one eye and then compared it to my other eye where I applied my normal Chanel make-up and then the no 7 crème that I normally use to cover my dark circles to see if there was any difference. The results were very pleasing, the eye area that I applied the Benefit bo-ing to looked a lot better than the eye I had applied my no7 crème foundation to that I would normally use, so I knew that this product was going to make my eye area look a lot better then it normally looks, which of course is fantastic.
Secondly, I applied the product to a little pink patch I have on my cheeks despite the fact most people said to just use it under your eyes and also the fact most make-up artists say you should just use concealers for under your eyes, this didn't stop me though, I applied it and once again I noticed a difference, it covered the little pink patch really well a lot better than the no7 crème foundation does, it also gave a little shimmer which made my cheeks have a nice glow.
Apparently, the benefit bo-ing used to come with a mirror. Although, this could be quite handy for when I want to apply it on the go, I am not necessarily bothered that my benefit bo-ing didn't come with a little mirror due to the fact the products staying power is great and lasts all day so I don't need to apply it through the day. Also, I have so many compact mirrors it would just be a waste.
Boi-ing costs £11 for 3g from Amazon, which is about £4 cheaper than most shops. I was quite pleased with the price of this product as I know it's going to last me a good couple of months because I have used such a small amount of this product but the results have been very effective. I am really impressed with the Benefit bo-ing and I would give it 5/5 for its excellence at hiding dark circles under the eyes, I no longer have to worry about looking terrible after lack of sleep and just in general seen as they never seem to go away, as now I have this little beauty to hide my awful dark circles.
Summary: Must have!!!