Product Type: Benefit makeup
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Versatile concealer by a brilliant brand.
Benefit Erase Paste
Member Name: busybee87
Benefit Erase Paste
Advantages: Lasts ages, versatile, effective concealer
Disadvantages: A little thick, spatula hard to store
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.
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.
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.
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!
Summary: Great concealer for emergencies and everyday use