Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Benefit Erase Paste!
I'm slightly out of breath after finally catching up to the rest of the beauty world on the search for the best and most effective beauty products, Santa helped me get one step closer by popping this little beauty under the tree.
Benefit's erase paste is the equivalent to a girls best friend. It has quickly become my holy grail concealer for many reasons. Firstly, the cream like consistency of the paste ensures that, when applied properly, it sinks into the skin and covers any under eye lines without exaggerating them for the world. Not only does the product claim to camouflage dark circles and imperfections, debatable, it also contains a brightening element which instantly makes me look and feel more awake then I actually am. Benefit are also kind enough to include a 'how to' guide for getting a bit of extra know how on applying the concealer correctly as well as a spatula for easy application, however mine is in the bin. To apply the concealer I use my sigma F concealer brush to apply to the skin and then blend it in using the tip of my ring finger. Like with all benefit products erase paste is encased in cute packaging in the form of a pink plastic pot with enough product to last you a lifetime.
My only downfall with the erase paste is its claim to camouflage dark circles. My dark circles aren't massive but they are there and Camouflage to me normally means 'to disappear however I feel that it doesn't completely cover them unless you are on of those people who wears an inch of make up on a daily basis. To maintain the natural look I'd say you have to settle for it only reducing them and not covering them.
All in all I am very impressed with the new addition to my collection and would recommend it to anyone who is late with the trends, like me, or is just starting out and is looking for a good quality high end product to add to their collection.
Retailing at £19.50, erase paste is available from benefit counters across debenhams, boots, house of Fraser and online.