30 April 2015

The camouflaging magic of Benefit Erase Paste

A picture of Benefit Erase Paste
Benefit Erase Paste is a product I've mentioned very briefly in a mini review a good couple of years ago now, but I decided it was about time I gave this purple pot of brightening camouflage center stage on Tattooed Tealady, because it's a product I use most days.

A picture of Benefit Erase Paste

So what exactly is Erase Paste? Described as a concentrated and creamy concealer, it's been designed to both brighten and camouflage in one simple step. Working really well to overall brighten the under-eye area, it targets dark circles whilst managing to disguise discolouration and imperfections. There's three shades available in the range, all formulated with brightening melon undertones to (hopefully) suit any complexion; that said the shades are all fairly pale which wouldn't work well for darker skinned beauties. 

Like all Benefit products, the packaging is pretty damn good and I love how much it stands out in my concealer/corrector stash. It also came with a very handy little guide with a step-by-step guide for how to use it, along with a mini-spatula, if you want to be super clean about getting the product out. I'm on my second pot now, but boy does it last forever. 4.4g of camouflaging goodness! 

Personally I find Erase Paste easiest to apply in two steps. I'll use a concealer brush to get the desired amount of product and dot it under my eyes, before using my fingers to blend it in. Compared to other concealers and correctors I have tried over the years Erase Paste easily has the weirdest texture and consistency. A heavy duty concealer, it's almost like a mix of a cream and gel in one. It's can appear very thick in the pot, but once blended in it leaves an ultra-smooth finish that feels light-weight. This is definitely one where less is more; too much can leave skin feeling sticky and gloopy, making it difficult to apply makeup on top. Apply in small amounts and blend well, you're onto a winner - you can always add more if need-be, whereas it's much more hassle to take off and start all over again.

I do like to follow up with a brightening concealer after, just because I always wear a lighter shade of concealer under my eyes to act as a highlighting factor in my base, but I can easily wear Erase Paste on it's own and be confident that it'll do the job throughout the day. It's not the easiest concealer to get to grips with, but once you get the hang of application and get the amount of product right, it's well worth the investment! 

Have you tried Benefit Erase Paste? 

Available at www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk, RRP £20.50.

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16 comments

  1. I've always thought that this concealer would be really cakey and thick, but it sounds lovely! Ill have to give it a try!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. If you apply to much it can definitely be cakey and thick, when I first tried it it took me a long while to get the right amount of product, but once you do it's perfect! xo

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  2. I have seen this on other blogs and it always looked a little thick but after reading your review i think i need to try it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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    1. It can be if you apply too much - this is definitely one where practice makes perfect and you need to get the amount of product right! xo

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  3. Sounds great...I'm loving their highlighters at the minute. Might give this a go :) xx

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    1. I'm a big fan of Benefit highlighters too :) Let me know if you give Erase Paste a try! xo

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  4. I've never even heard of this concealer before! I'll have to give it a try!

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    1. In that case I am glad to have introduced you to Erase Paste! xo

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  5. I've seen this around for a while but I am yet to try.. I really need help in my under eye area though - might give this a go, my only fear is it's a little on the pricey side if it doesn't sit well on my skin! I tend to get pretty dry skin under my eyes (regardless of how many creams and potions I use!) do you think this would sit okay there? Thanks! x

    electricSUEDE

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    1. Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream? It's absolutely wonderful for dry under-eye skin! You could always pop to a Benefit counter/store and ask them to try it out on you :) xo

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  6. I swear by this stuff. If you use a tiny amount and apply it properly, it can work like a dream!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Definitely, it's one of those products where you need to get the amount of product right! xo

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  7. I JUST purchased this last week and I'm really loving it too. Such an unexpected texture. Looks so thick in the pot but it's not.
    I think it'll be a keeper :)
    Gill x EyelinerFlicks

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    1. Ah I am so glad to hear you are enjoying Erase Paste! :) xo

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  8. I love the Erase Paste too - I used to hate it as I found it greasy and hard to work with but now, like you I put it on first to cancel out the darkness then blend something more highlighting like the Nats Creamy concealer on top xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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    1. I think once you get the hang of it, it's a pretty star product! It definitely takes some getting used to, but the effect it gives is worth it :) xo

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