Product Type: Benefit makeup
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The most important item in my makeup bag; Benefit Erase Paste!
Benefit Erase Paste
Member Name: alfiepeaches
Benefit Erase Paste
Date: 21/06/12, updated on 15/08/13 (91 review reads)
Advantages: Full coverage, easy application, perfect size to keep in your bag
Disadvantages: maybe price? (but is so worth it)
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.
Summary: One of the best products I own and will buy again as soon as I have run out!