Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BENEFIT ERASE PASTE

"Signs of stress & fatigue are a thing of the past with this innovative formula. This concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer instantly brightens & camouflages all-in-one. The three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection."

Ok, so I finally got my tail to Ulta and returned that awful Revlon PhotoReady Foundation and picked up this baby! I have been wanting to try this, and other consealers, from Benefit for months! I have really fair skin, so I knew the lightest shade would be best for me. I couldn't wait to try it out when I got home! So imagine my surprise when I opened up the box and found this in the color MEDIUM! Ahhhhhhh!! It was late and the store was closed. What to do? I sadly put this away in my makeup room until I could return to Ulta to switch it out. =( Later that night, very late, I was in my makeup room just moisturizing (Whooray for moisturizers!) and I was eyeing that cute little box. It was just calling my name. I thought, "Well, Ulta will take it back anyway, might as well try it. Just to see how it covers and if it gets cakey on me." So I pulled out the little spatula and just dipped the very tip into the paste. I didn't get enough out to dab on the back of my hand so I just put some on my ring finger and patted it on under my eyes. Here's my intial thoughts, I will update you guys later on after I've used it more.

This stuff is amazing! I used such a tinsy amount and it covered my dark circles under BOTH eyes! And the color actually was right for my skin!! I couldn't believe it! I've never worn medium anything on my skin before, except for bronzer maybe! So I was so glad I didn't have to take another trip to Ulta to trade it out. I can only imagine how it would have gone had I bought the light shade. Perhaps it would have lite up under my eyes like a Christmas tree and I woudln't have liked it or thought to try the medium shade.

I've really been liking my Maybelline Mousse Consealer, but I had to use so much more of that to get the same effect. And for the record, I didn't think that I had been using that much of the Maybelline before I tried this Erase Paste. This didn't get cakey or settle into any **cough** fine lines that I may or may not have!! Since it was a night, I can't speak on it's staying power yet. I am full of hope for this little gem in a jar! This has got to be the best $26 I've spent in a looooooong time.

Has anyone else tried this? What did you think? Would you recommend I try Boi-ing or Powderflage? I really want to get Benefit's Confessions of a Consealaholic! I'm actually going on a job interview today (wish me luck!) and it just might be my celebration gift to myself if I get it! Brazil may just have to wait! I'll keep you posted!

FTC Discloser:Products mentioned in this post were purchased by me and I am in no way affiliated with any brands or companies mentioned.

8 comments:

contests and such said...

Hiya!

I really like erase paste as well but it is amazing with powderflage! I just ordered my second one!
Good luck on the job interview and treat yourself to it! At Ulta they have free shipping over $25 (powderflage is $28-the code is on the checkout page) and you get a free mini bad lash!

NV Beauty said...

I actually have an Ulta not far from me at all, less than 10 miles! But with two little laddies, it's hard to get there and it's hard to control their little hands in there!! I will have to check out the powderflage now that you say that! Thanks!

Kalmo said...

Wow this sounds like an amazing concealer, thanks for the review and good luck on your job interview!

Sarbeauty said...

great review.

I use Boi-ing in 01 as i have fair skin, if you are fair too i would recommend 01.i love it! one of the best consealers i have used!

Good luck for the job interview :)

Heather / Eyeconic said...

Covered... undereye circles? That is my dream come true! I so need to try this. I reeeeally want the Confessions of a Concealaholic set too! I'm trying to really save money right now, but that set might be the one makeup item I buy with my paycheck.

NV Beauty said...

Thanks ladies! Just to let you all know, I got the job! Yeah! =)

lucie.lovely.cupcake said...

Congratulations :D xx

missy_ellie_uk said...

I don't think powderflage works alone, but it is great for setting concealer. I'm often a darker shade in under-eye concealer than I usually am with other products. I really like Dream Mousse concealer, so I'll have to try Erase Paste now too!

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