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Erase paste is a light reflecting concealer that claims to not only hide dark eyes but reflect the light to brighten eyes to their full potential....but does it work? It does cover dark circles but like your average rubber you can still see a trace of the shadows unless you apply it over over good products, as for light reflecting I really have not noticed or seen this effect so I certainly would not recommend it to anybody specifically looking for that purpose specifically. However this is not a 'bad' product it's ok but it's not amazing, I like the fact it comes in a pot as it allows you to use all the product and not waste a single bit, a little also goes a long way with this product and it is super blend-able due to it's lovely creamy texture (note: building up this product does not help to fully conceal dark circles). I personally use this product to 'clean up the eye area' after doing my eyeshadow etc, because it is so controllable so is great for neatening up your eyes.
Price Bought this from Boots (which is where I literally do most of my shopping as you can see from other reviews) for £19.50. I was a bit hesitant at first. I adore Benefit but can find it a bit hit and miss and £19.50 is a lot for what seems like a little pot of concealer. The pot states there is 4.4g of concealer, which again for the money seems a small amount. Ever the bargain hunter I have tried scouring ebay for cheaper than this but then heard rumours of 'fake benefit' being on ebay from friends and didn't want to risk it. After using this product now for two years though I'm only on my second tub! Packaging The concealer comes in a cute box with the benefit logo. Alongside the concealer comes a white applicator. The concealer is actually in a little pot so to some extent when I picked up the package I did think I was buying more which I found slightly misleading. Still the packaging is cute and instantly recognisable as Benefit. Also as it is a small pot it fits into the make up bag easily. The product comes in three shades (come on benefit do more)! Application The cream is thick and easy to blend in, gives a great level of coverage that lasts for a few hours plus (on a night out I may top it up once). Application was easy, although I do use my finger rather than the applicator as it blends much easier. Benefit sell this as an illuminator and camouflage for imperfections. Whilst I use it under my eyes I use it mainly for any imperfections ie spots and a slight red birth mark I have on my face which it also covers up a treat! Whilst it is decent under the eyes I find that the garnier roll on (review to come) does much better under eye. Results I use the medium shade - even though I am fairly ivory in complexion I do use tinted moisturiser. This shade seems to suit me well however my friend who is olive complexion struggles with the darkest shade. As I said before though the product line would definitely benefit (ahem) from doing more shades (especially dark) as there are only three which makes it hard to match with skin tone/foundation colours. All in all good results and would highly recommend as a concealer and under-eye although I still prefer the garnier roll on for tired eyes!
I have quite dark circles under my eyes and am always looking for products that can help to conceal them. To be honest I don't think I will ever really fully get rid of them but if I can make them look a bit less pronounced that will be great! I have therefore been on the lookout for a concealer that helps conceal them but is not too dark and heavy for my light skin tone. Benefit Erase Paste was recommended to me at the Benefit counter in Boots and I decided to try it out and buy a pot. I was a bit skeptical about how well it would work, but as nothing else I had tried had been that effective I wanted to see if it could really make a difference. As you will know Benefit is a company that has been around for several years after being developed by twins in San Francisco in 1976 with the philosophy that make up and skincare should be fun and make you smile. Their packaging and promotional materials have a retro and pop art feel to them. The product states that it brightens and camouflages in one easy step and is meant to target dark circles, discolouration and imperfections. It comes in three shades, which are useful for different skin tones and it is meant to suit every complexion. I use shade 1 for fair skins. The concealer comes in a fun small pink glass pot with a metallic pink lid and a brightly coloured Erase Paste label on the top. It also includes an illustrated instruction leaflet, which contains a step-by-step lesson and a mini-spatula for easy application. On opening the pot the concealer inside at first sight looks quite solid. However when your touch it with your fingers or use the mini-spatula the concealer is actually quite creamy and is easy to take out. It is very concentrated so you only need to use a small amount. I tend to apply the concealer using a brush by blending a few dots under my eyes and on any blemishes I may have. On application it is quite light and is not heavy on my skin at all. It is easy to apply and does not have a yellow tinge like many concealers do and sinks into my skin well. On using the concealer I have noticed that it does cover the dark circles under my eyes to a certain extent but does not fully conceal them. However it does make my whole eye area look a lot brighter. It seems to last for most of the day and unlike other concealers does not flake off or start to fade after a few hours. Overall I have been happy with this concealer as although it is not perfect it is certainly a lot more effective than other products I have tried. It comes in a tiny pot of 0.15oz and like most Benefit products is expensive at £19.50 but as you only use a small amount each time it should last for several months. This review might also be posted on Ciao under my username Star20000
Item: Benefit Erase Paste Colour: No 2, Medium (but also comes in Fair and Dark too) Price: £19.50 Bought from: Debenhams (again look out for their 10% off cosmetics deals) Claims: "This concentrated, creamy concealer brightens and camouflages in one easy step! Targets dark circles, discoloration and imperfections." Packaging, design, contents and size: Lovely girly pink and purple pot that contains 4.40g of creamy paste. The pot is 3cm wide and 3cm high. The lid is the full size of the pot and can be tightly secured shut (as you will know from my other reviews I hate packaging that has any potential to leak) and you can get this nice and tightly shut and no chance of coming open on its own. As the lid is the full size of the pot it makes it good access to get your finger (or a wee brush if you had one and wanted to use that instead) in to get the paste out. The packaging is more in keeping with the funky look of benefit (I recently reviewed Brow-Zings and that came in plain black). This packaging is much more appealing to the eye if you like brightly coloured girly make up pots. The lid clearly shows that it contains "Erase Paste" and the colour/shade is written on the bottom of the pot. This pot only contains one item and that is the Erase Paste so is a single item rather than a set but I use it as part of a makeup regime so you wouldn't actually use this on its own. Instructions for use and how long does it last? I was shown this item at the Benefit counter in Debenhams while in buying another item. (You can go on the Benefit website for instructions for use on all their products.) The girl advised me to get the paste out of the pot using the tip of my finger (I wear mine short so I can easily get it out, might need a wee brush if you have longer nails) and to dab it on my under eye with the tip of my finger, let it soak in to my skin and apply more if the desired level of concealment is required. After that she advised that wearing a loose or pressed powder would "set it". I usually wear "boing" by Benefit so trying not to compare the two, and review this as a separate item and was lured in to buying it as it did seem to work when she applied it in the shop. I would usually only apply concealer once a day but as the day goes on I feel this start to get a little bit "sweaty" under my eyes. So I reapply some pressed powder to dry it out. So it technically does last all day but that's only if I apply more powder over it. I've not really had this issue before so would say it is more likely to be the product rather than my skin changing but if you do go for a trial in a store, walk away and see how long it lasts on your skin before you buy it. Colour/Consistency/Smell: I chose medium as I like to use a concealer that is actually a little lighter than my actual skin to get a "brightening" effect on the go as well as hiding dark circles. I have used it over the odd small blemish and it does conceal them but I luckily don't often gets spots so not sure if it would be any good if you are prone to bigger, redder spots. The paste actually is very paste like not too surprisingly and you just need to dab your finger in twice per eye to get enough to cover the skin. It is thick enough to stick to your skin but not too thick that it is difficult to get it out of the pot. On the smell, it has a faint almost medicinal smell and also of course smells a little but like plastercine (as many make up pastes do). This only has this smell in the pot and you can't really smell it once it is out of the pot or on your face. Overall this is a reasonable concealer. Not one of the best to come for Benefit for me but it is a good concealer ( I have simply just had a better one so this one doesn't come up to its high standards). The packaging is appealing and the price looks high but when you start to use it you can see you don't need to use much each day so it will last a few months at least. No waste as you only take out as much as you need to use.
I'm a big fan of Benefit products as I find they generally last well and end up being good value for the price. A friend recommended Erase Paste as I often get dark circles. Packaging: Erase Paste comes in a little pot with a small spatula to scoop out the product. The pot is a handy size and as you only need a little product for each usage this size suits me fine. The spatula would be much more useful if it clipped on to the pot or was more easily stored with the pot. As someone who is often on the move, I lose the spatula easily as it's so small. Concealer: Erase Paste IS a paste with a thick texture. As such, it's effective at covering dark circles but can make it a bit obvious that you're wearing concealer if you use too much. I mix it with a cheaper, thinner concealer (collection 2000) on the back of my hand to get the shade and texture I need. I find this is the best way to cover my dark circles both during the day and in the evenings. Erase paste really comes into it's own if you have a sudden zit break out. It really will erase any zits with a tiny dab. To do this, I dab a tiny amount of erase paste on to my finger, then dab gently on to the spot. I will then go over the whole area with a light foundation and brush so it all blends. Magic! I have a friend who mixes Erase Paste with her foundation to get heavier coverage. I personally find it too thick for this. Price: Erase Paste seems really expensive at £19.50 for a small pot. I've found though that as you only need a tiny amount for each usage, it lasts me 6 months or more a pot. I use it most days. Great value for money in the end so don't be put off by the price!
The erase paste by benefit is an amazing concealer, I have been using it for a few months now and I will never be turning back. The coverage given is very high and would cover dark circles, spots, redness and just places that need a bit of brightening up with ease. The concealer comes in a little pot which can be purchased on the internet or in shops that sells benefit products, for application you simply put a tiny amount of the creamy paste onto your ring finger apply to the area you want concealing. Dab the paste on also using the ring finger until it matches your skin tone, If you want even more coverage just repeat this until you get the finish you want. I think the product is easily buildable without making your skin look too heavy and caked. The paste can be bought in three shades light, medium and dark; although this may not seem like a wide range to choose from the colours of the shades will easily match most skin shades. When I apply the benefit erase paste I put my foundation on first then put the concealer on as sometimes I find putting the concealer on beforehand makes the areas of the skin where erase paste is applied a slightly different colour to the rest of the face. Basically it makes you look a bit patchy however if you put it on afterwards it gives you a really even natural coverage. Although I would say the paste would work better on normal to oily skin, if you have dry skin I wouldn't refrain from buying the product just make sure that the skin is well moisturised before application. The reason for this is If the skin is dry the paste can go a little bit flaky as the paste is an air whipped product. Although you may think that £19.50 is a bit extortionate for a concealer I guarantee It is a great product and can be found for cheaper on the internet. Hope this helps anyone fancying a change in concealer good luck!
I'd heard a lot about this product over the past couple of years but only recently decided to try it after I spotted it in the ASOS sale. I paid £13.50 for mine and it retails at £19.50 so I thought I was getting a real bargain but I'm not actually very keen on it. I usually like Benefit products so was quite dissapointed by this - saying that though it's still useable, just not as good as the concealer that I am currently using - which costs more than a tenner less! Erase paste is described by Benefit as a brightening camouflage for eyes & face. It's available in three different shades - light, medium and deep. Being naturally pale I opted for light, which is way too dark and orangey for me unless I have fake tan on, but then it looks a little too pale - either way it doesn't look quite right! The lack of colour choice in my opinion is a real let down. The concealer comes boxed - the packaging is okay, I'm not too keen on the pink and purple colour scheme as I prefer sleek and simple make-up packaging but this isn't too much of an issue. Inside the box there's a little round pot which is a purple-pink colour. The lid screws on and off so this is a dip and dab concealer rather than a stick concealer. I usually apply mine with my fingertip then blend with my stippling brush. The concealer itself is very thick with a creamy texture. It has a very slight greasy feel, but it does not look greasy or shiny once on the skin and blended. This is a very heavy concealer which gives full coverage, meaning that it does tend to go cakey and look unnatural if I apply too much. A little goes a very long way though, making it good value for money. The concealer comes with a leaflet and a spatula - the leaflet gives a step-by-step illustrated guide which I found quite basic and I threw the spatula away because it was fiddly and very cheap feeling. I use this mainly under my eyes and it completely covers any darkness, making me look instantly healthier. It does blend well however it doesn't look as natural or flawless as my current, cheaper concealer because of the orangey tone and thickness. Close up (eg when I'm looking at myself in the mirror) it is quite noticeable even with foundation and setting powder, but from a distance it does look okay. As for blemishes it completely cancels out any redness which comes in handy when I have a big, red spot but it needs re-applying quite often. The lasting power is another disadvantage - it really doesn't cope well with warm weather and goes patchy within a few hours before pretty much melting off. In the current climate it tends to simply go patchy and look horrendous after an unimpressive four (ish) hours. I always find that my skin feels dry after using this as well - not really dry but noticeably so, which is yet another disadvantage! Overall, I give this product three out of five stars. It does cover blemishes and dark circles but the lasting power, lack of colour options, and the overlly thick & drying formula all let it down.
~~~~~~~~~ Benefit fans? ~~~~~~~~~ I recently discovered a small pot of Erase Paste in the back of my make-up drawer and decided to give it a try. I know when I got it I was a bit disappointed, but I was keen to give it another go. I have so many friends that rave about Benefit products but the few I have tried have never really worked for me, and I have always been left underwhelmed. In the main I have found them to be overpriced, and I can't think of any of the products that I have been mad about. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Brightens and camouflages ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Erase Paste is a concealer that is designed to brighten and camouflage and is suitable for dark circles, discolouration and imperfections. There are three shades available - fair, medium and deep - and the shade I have is medium - I have an olive skintone so this is the best shade for me. A small pot costs £19.50. The concealer comes in a small pot with a spatula to help application. Instantly you can tell that this is a very thick cream, and as a result needs to be used very sparingly. I tend to use a few tiny dots under my eyes, which I then gently blend in. as the cream is so thick, this can be a little tricky, and it definitely takes a few goes to get used to doing this - it certainly isn't like applying a normal cream or moisturiser. In terms of the shade this is probably about right for me - I know that fair would be too light and deep would be too dark - but I do find it a little orangey for me and it isn't exactly right for my skintone. I also find it feels quite heavy when I apply it. However, once it is blended in it definitely makes my dark circles less obvious, and although I sometimes feel quite conscious of wearing it at first, this sensation doesn't last too long. I find it blends well with my other makeup too. I find this lasts well when I wear this, although is I apply it in the morning, I would reapply it again if I was going out in the evening. ~~~~~~~~ In summary ~~~~~~~~ I think this is a decent concealer, as it does work to cover my dark circles a bit, which is of course what it is intended for! But I don't understand why everyone gets quite so excited about it! I don't think it works miracles - in fact I find that my normal tinted moisturiser or foundation just pretty much exactly what this does - and in all honesty it is not something I think is worth nearly £20. so although I will continue to use this now and then, I can live without it really, and it definitely isn't one I would buy again.
To be honest until recently I never really wore much make-up, nothing much more than a general foundation. My mum wasn't one for make-up, and my older sister was a bit of a tomboy growing up so I had no-one to show me so I never really knew how. That was until a few years ago, my wedding wasn't too far away and although I had booked a make-up artist I hadn't given too much thought to what I wanted. So I went out shopping on my hen weekend, my best friend decided enough was enough and took me to boots and sat me down in a benefit chair for a bit of a make over. The woman at the benefit counter was great. I left feeling great and with most of the products used on me that day. One of these products was the benefits erase paste. Benefit cosmetics was founded back in the 70's and started as a beauty boutique specialising in quick fix products for beauty dilemmas. However benefit cosmetics is now a global brand selling over the counter in more than 30 countries. There are also now brow bars available at a lot of these counters. I've experienced benefit counters in both boots and debenhams. There products are widely available online too. Benefit products have great quirky packaging which make them stand out against other make-up brands that tend to look very much the same. Some of the products have quite humorous designs but are also very pretty to look at making them look good in your make-up collection. Erase paste is a concealer, with a difference and it really works. On the box it states "This concentrated cream formula FLAWLESSLY helps to conceal and brighten dark circles, discolouration and imperfections." Erase paste comes in 3 different shades that fit most skin tones. 1. Fair - For pale skin tones 2. Medium - For normal skin tones 3. Deep - For darker skin tones The price can vary a lot. I think I paid just over £20 for mine from boots, but I have seen it online for as little as £9.99. Erase paste comes in a small purple cute but quirky box that's about two inches in size with the back being slightly higher. This has a small, kind of before/after style of picture and the wording "Conceal and brighten in one easy step Poof! I'm perfect." On the top of the box there is a large circle with the shade on it which is very clear so you won't go away with the wrong shade easily. Erase paste is in large font on the front so easy to spot. The back of the box has a three step how to use. One side states there is a complete concealing and brightening lesson inside which is great news for people like me with little make-up experience. The other side states "Signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past with this innovative formula", great news for me as a busy mum. There is a small purple pot inside, don't be alarmed by how small it is it will last. It comes with a small white spatula which is used to scoop out the paste and there is a folded up set of instructions or a lesson as it is named. The pot has a screw top lid and when the top is unscrewed there is a clear piece of plastic which needs to be removed before you can use the paste. I always replace this after use to keep the paste fresh. Like I said before when I first purchased erase paste I was pretty new to make-up so I studied the erase paste medicine step by step a fair few times before usage. The lesson is set out in three steps each with a helpful diagram. Step 1 is for under eye concealing and for brightening dark circles. We are told to use the little spatula to scoop out a tiny amount of paste and place it on the back of your hand. Using a finger make dots on the inner and outer corners of the eye, blend from each corner to the middle. There is a really helpful diagram for this stage with little arrows to help with which way to blend. Step 2 is for camouflaging shadowy areas from your nose to your lips. Using the side of your finger draw lines like cat whiskers in an up and outward motion blending with your finger tips. This step also has a helpful diagram which I found much easier to follow than the written instructions. This step also has a small tip suggestion - Run fingertips under warm water to heat them up before blending. Step 3 is for concealing imperfections. With a side of your finger draw an X on top of imperfections then blend. Again there is a handy diagram and a tip. This tip I tend to use - Apply 10% more paste than necessary, by the time you get to where you're going you'll look perfect. This tip is helpful for nights out or for travelling a distance to work. The first thing I noticed when I opened the erase paste pot was the colour. I purchased the medium shade as this is what had been used on me at the benefit counter. I hadn't paid much attention to the colour at the time of my make over. I started to worry I'd picked up the wrong shade as it looked really dark and orange. However it blended in really well and matched my skin tone well. I would say I have a pretty average skin tone so I think this shade would suit most. When I first started using the erase paste I followed the lesson step by step but after time I found my own way with the product and use mainly under my eyes, to hide the dark circles left from being a busy working mum. The paste is really easy to use and blends easily and works well with my foundation. I have changed the foundation I use a few times over the years, but have still used erase paste and haven't found any problems using erase paste alongside them, as it blends really well. I did worry about the size of the products and worried that it wouldn't last long, and with a heavy price tag I feared I would be spending a lot of money on it on a regular basis. However one pot lasts me close to six months which is perfect because once opened the paste should be used within six months and I do tend to use it most days. I have fairly sensitive skin and often have a reaction to certain make-ups but touch wood I haven't had any problems with erase paste. I am now totally lost without this product. If I go away for a night/weekend and forget to pack it I feel my skin looks dull and the dark circles under my eyes are too scary to mention. The erase paste stays on well but I do tend to follow the helpful tip I mentioned before about applying 10% more than needed. It's also in such a small box that it's easy to carry around with you if you are worried about it fading throughout the day. Erase paste is also easy to take off and can be removed easily with most make-up remover or face wipes. Overall for me this is a must have great concealer for both make-up lovers and beginners. However I think I will be buying it online from now on at half the price. 5/5
I brought Benefit erase paste a few years ago, as recommended from my sister. I have never looked back. It is pricey at £19.50 , however the tiny pot lasts me a whole year even though I use it daily, so it is well worth the money. The paste is thick and creamy so therefore only a tiny dot is needed for each area and then it is easly spread with a finger or brush, I prefer finger myself as it warms the paste and makes it spread even further! I also find as it Is very creamy,unlike other concealers doesn't tend to dry the skin out. It is great for dark under eye circles. I am up every 2hours with my baby, but you would never know it! The paste comes with a little spatula, which I've never used as it blends so much better with a brush or even finger. If applied to your eyelids it highlights them nicely and if in a rush there is no need for eye shadow. I have very fair freckley skin and The "Fair"shade suits my skin perfectly as long as it is rubbed in properly. I do find however that when covering spots it doesn't tend to stay on that well, and usually have to retouch a few hours later.
Price and Availability This is available in any store that has a benefit counter such as House of fraser, however since they do not offer a sample pot I looked on ebay and since they were so cheap on there I purchased one from there. In house of fraser brand new this retails at £28. I would pay that except I had never tried it and it's a small concealer. I pay just £6 for a brand new sealed pot of this from an outlet on Ebay, this was a more acceptable price to pay in my eyes. Shades Erase paste comes in three shades, it's fairly easy to guess which one you need, don't need to go to a counter and ask for their opinion, I have pale skin so I bought the fair coloured one. Fair - For pale skin tones Medium - For normal skin tones Deep - For darker skin tones Application This is only a tiny pot but I've known this pot to last someone a year now. You can a little plastic application stick and this does come with instructions, we are told to use the stick and apply a layer is each area and dab it, we're also told to apply 10% more than we usually would because this does fade like all make up after time. Personally I found this to be too thick, so using my finger I dab this all under my eyes and this works absolute wonders on dark circles, my eyes then looked really wide, awake, alert and refreshed. I no longer looked tired even though I wasn't. I actually couldn't believe it. Results Like I said this made a vast improvement on my tired looking eyes however when applied to other problem areas this seems to go all flakey like I had dried skin, and when putting my foundation on it didn't go over properly unless I put about 3 layers of foundation on which isn't something I want to do, this was a disappointment for my cheeks but paying just £6 to make me not look tired was well worth it.
Benefit erase paste is a make up bag staple, a pot of concealer for facial blemishes! --What you get-- A deceptively small pot of thick concealer paste. "Erase paste" is of a creamy consistency and comes in a variety of shades depending on your complexion. --What is it used for?-- This product can be used to conceal spots and blemishes and camouflage dark rings under your eyes. Easily blendable, its a versatile product. --How to apply-- Dip a clean fingertip into the pot and simply blend into the skin, rubbing it in well to avoid noticeable marks! For round the eyes simply blend with a downward motion to fully camouflage dark rings. --My personal opinions-- I bought this after a Benefit assistant offered to do a make over on me. I was impressed by the blending effect and the ease of use. I needed a new concealer and had been previously using Clinique so this had to live up to expectations! I initially didn't like the shade and thought it was too orange for my very pale complexion. I later considered that I hadn't been blending well enough and I have become accustomed to using this one now and prefer the little pot to the Clinique squeezable tube. I would recommend this product for tired eyes and spot outbreaks! However it's more important to cleanse than cover up so always cleanse thoroughly before applying the product! The one disadvantage compared to my Clinique is this one doesn't have any skin benefits, only cosmetic benefits. The Clinique one that I use sometimes has a "dry up spot" effect apparently. I would recommend applying make up in a good light so you can see the full effects. I like the consistency of this product as it is quite thick and creamy, but once on the skin feels light and you don't notice it. The pot is a convenient size and is easy to carry around in a handbag if you were having a bad face day! --Value for money-- This cost me around £15 which I did think was slightly expensive, however this product has lasted me a long time and it is a quality product so I would consider it value for money. Four stars for the slightly orange tinge if you don't rub it in properly!
It seems like a hefty price to pay for a small little purple pot you can barely fit two fingers in. But it honestly is a miracle in it's little plastic tub. Not traditionally a big fan of Benefit products, I bought this to conceal dark circles and the odd reddened blemish upon the advice of a sales advisor. You get a nice little instruction book in your little box, alongside a spatula to help spoon the product onto your skin. Like most products from this brand, it's quite thick, almost like putty. Available in three shades, my first concern is that it won't suit my skin tone. However as I gently pat it around my eyes this is instantly proved wrong, upon the leaflets advice, I rub the product in in a V motion around my eyes, down at the duct and then up again towards the far corner of my eye. My first thoughts, alongside how little you need to use, is that it feels quite thick and appears quite shiny, yet it quickly sets and blends nicely with my foundation. I dust some powder over the top, and can honestly say my eyes have never looked more awake. However, I did out of curiosity, attempt to try it on a slight blemish. It was good, but only worked as well as any other flesh toned concealer would over a spot. It seems you really do need the green and yellow pigments to make a good job of that. It's just a fantastic product, the small amounts you need mean you'll be finding yourself not needing to replace it for many, many months. Personally myself, breaking all the makeup rules, have kept mine for just over a year and found it's been more than long lasting. And unlike other concealers, it doesn't crease under your eye and does last all day without any obvious wear.
Before erase paste I was a lover of Benefits 'Boing' concealer, which I still use but more so for other blemishes on my face. Erase paste is a concealer targeted at hiding your tired purple bags under your eyes, this is perfect for me as I have permanent bags and the erase paste covers them very well. I have erase paste now for at least the two years and have not yet felt the need to try something new even though my bags have become ever darker. The pot is a good size to keep in my makeup, it is a happy, bright pink is a screw lid so there is no worry of it popping open and making a mess. It also comes with a tiny spatula to help you with how much you need and to stop you sticking your fingers in the pot which can be unhygienic. I think I used the spatula about twice as it was annoying to use and just gave me too much product. Erase paste is usually the first product I apply when doing my makeup and I wash my hands before this so I don't worry about this. I also find my fingers help blend it in for more natural finish. The consistency of the concealer is quite creamy and thick, many of my friends have not wanted to try it because they are aware of this but it blends in smoothly and doesn't look at all obvious that you've got it on. I think it comes in two or three shades, I use the lightest but I think it covers most skin colours. Benefit products are often made with fairly tanned people in mind however I am very pale and don't have a problem with this looking too dark on my skin. I can't remember when I last purchased my last Erase Paste as it seems to last forever! I only need a small blob on the tip of my finger for each eye and it takes only a second to blend in which is a great plus when I'm in a rush. I highly recommend this under eye concealer as I have used it pretty much every day for at least two years, it doesn't have any disadvantages except maybe the price as it is £22 but as it is such a good product and lasts for such a long time I'd be very happy to pay this.
I bought a pot of erase paste to go along with my translucent foundation "Some kind-a gorgeous" I figured if I'm going to have a see through foundation I need something to disguise those pesky flaws before being able to do this otherwise I may as well not wear any foundation. Erase paste is designed to cover up tired and dark circled eyes, blemishes, discolouration so in laymen's terms this will cover everything on your face. this comes in 3 shades that sum up skin tones which makes it easier to decide which shade is for you. The price for this is really varied and depending where you buy it from you can pick it up really cheap. *Fair - For pale skin tones *Medium - For normal skin tones *Deep - For darker skin tones *House of fraser - £28 *Boots - £28 *Feelunique.com - £19.50 *Ebay - Prices range from £5 - £20 The price of this is quite high but I purchased my pot of Erase past from Ebay for £7.99 It was brand new in the boy with instructions and applicator included as well. Ebay is very trusted these days and often the best place to pick up branded make up especially if you are trying the item for the first time or you have very little money and an expensive taste - me. Does size matter? When you purchase this product this truly is a question you are left wondering before you try the product. This comes in a cute square box measuring roughly two inches all around with a high top back showing what this does. There are mini instructions on the back directing you what to do. The box is retro styled and this to me does make it more appealing as it looks better on your make up shelf or counter. Inside there is what looks like a mini hockey stick and a folded up set of instructions. Inside half the size of the box is the magical erase paste. This is where you start to question Benefit why you paid over £20 because the product is only half full in the pot, so it isn't even nearly full! When you screw off the lid there is a white piece of plastic which you take off to get to the product this I'd image stops the product coming out or keeps it fresh. So Benefit, how is it done? Concealer is pretty self explanatory but not everyone knows how to do things so Benefit kindly put in instructions inside every one of their products. It is set out for step 1 2 and 3 with clear diagrams. Step one we are told to use the spatula provided to scoop some of this and apply to the back on our hand. With your finger tip dab this from the corner of your eye to the middle and then from the other corner to the middle whilst gently blending. Step 2 if needed draw "cat whiskers" and then blend softly upwards with your fingers. Step 3 we mark the spots and blemishes with an X and we then pat and blend them in. Paste face. I purchased the fair shade because my skin on my face is very light so this is the shade most suited to me. This is really creamy and doesn't look like a paste, taking the stick to scoop a little out it was really soft and easy to handle, applying this to the back on my hand like Benefit suggest I mushed this around a bit a realised it did has a paste like texture to it. I firstly began to dab this onto my eyes but like I do with new products I only did half my face so I could compare. This was really easy to apply to my eye and I got it really close to my lash line for a better effect. This was very soft so it was easy to blend and more around my face without it causing any dry skin or wrinkled effects. I decided to skip step 2 instead I draw large X on each cheek and on my chin as these are my "Problem areas" I patted and gently smudged this a little into the areas that needed it and it went on really well with out any problems such as looking like I had dry skin. Old to new face. No make up side: My skin looks dull, eyes are dark in the corners and dark under my eyes and I look tired even if I am not. My cheeks are soft but look rough and red with little blotches but feeling it is very smooth it just looks bad. The biggest thing for me is that my skin looks bad but feels smooth and healthy, I am on tablets but the marks still haven't gone yet but it's slowly improving. The make up side: The dark corners of my eyes are now white and you can see little marks of course but barely visible, The dark marks under my eyes are again barely visible, eyes look refreshed and rejuvenated. Cheeks are now slightly pinky because it doesn't matter how much on put on here you can still see it through however it is noticeable but it really taste the edge off and the redness is now pinkness. When I applied my foundation I found that it blended in perfectly with the concealer which made my skin almost one white light shade except for a bit of pink on my cheeks which I wasn't phased by. After several hours this started to come off on my cheeks through the fault of my skin problems and not because of the product because it never came off anywhere else but this is small enough to carry around and dab some more on. Erase the paste. Taking this off is really easy most of the time I have cheapo make up wipes and this takes it off fine although I do have to rub a little harder on my cheeks to remove this but I always wash my face after taking make up off to make sure that all the make up has been removed. This is a concealer that I don't want to erase from my life. Overall this is a top notch product from Benefit and offers a lot that other high street brands won't. This literally covers up dark circles and blemishes without any problems despite the high price you can purchase this from cheaper places and I believe that this is available in trial sizes as well.
Benefit Erase Paste Brightening Camouflage For Eyes/Face / This brightener and concealer is great for getting rid of dark circles and to highlight to give your skin a natural looking radiance / Contained in a adorable little pot / the erase paste comes with a spatula and is easy to blend and apply for great coverage / Available in three shades to suit your individual skin tone / All skin types.