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Benefit The Fast and the Flawless Kit

Benefit’s released a Sephora exclusive kit that includes it’s popular oil free foundation Some Kind of Gorgeous along with some other interesting bits and pieces.

The kit also includes Eye Bright, Get Bent Lash Mascara, Benetint, a Mousepad, a carrying case.

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The kit is $48 USD and available from Sephora now.

I’m personally not partaking of this particular kit but for you Benefit lovers this might be something you want to snatch up!

I’ve always been curious about Some Kind of Gorgeous but each time I test it on the back of my hand in the store it just feels so wrong and the color is so beige and unflattering!!

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Benefit Erase Paste Review

I saw, I purchased, I tested. And now I’m about to review Benefit Erase Paste for you! Click here to read my original post about Erase Paste!

So I basically spent $26 to test this new multitasking concealer out from Benefit so you guys didn’t have to! Aren’t I the bestest friend in all the blogging world?

I have mixed emotions about Erase Paste. It’s not particularly working for me but it may work for you. I think it depends on what sort of skin type you’re sporting, what you’re concealing, how old you are, etc….

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You’ve already heard me moan, piss, and whine about how my under eye area refuses to cooperate with me lately. I’ve developed dry skin under my eyes plus a bit of puffiness and fine lines which equals disaster for Benefit Erase Paste. I primarily purchased this to use as an under eye concealer but it’s so thick and blends so horribly that it cakes, creases, and ages my eyes. I was hopeful that the texture and formula would be as moisturizing and as easy to blend as Benefit Boi-ing but this is far more thicker and blending is difficult, lots of tugging involved which I’m not thrilled with.

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I guess this can be considered moisturizing but the formula feels as if it dries to a powder even though that’s not what it’s doing. It emphasizes the dryness of my eye area terribly which makes me look more older than awake and brightened as it promises. A little goes a long way since the coverage is excellent. It should do a great job if you have dark circles and cover the pesky buggers up completely. I got the lightest shade and it still appears very beige in the jar which I don’t particularly like because it also applies that way. It matches my skin tone well enough but I normally like to go a shade or two below when working on my eye area. This brightens the area up yes but it almost feels and looks like I took my cream foundation (My skin is combo but mostly dry so I use cream foundation) and applied it under my eyes. Very strange!

The spatula it comes with is a god sent. I personally wouldn’t want to dip my finger into the jar for obvious reasons but if you don’t mind, hey some of us don’t which is fine, it’d be terribly difficult to get any product out simply because this stuff is so thick you need to use the tiny spatula to scrap it out of the jar.

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I have some mixed emotions about this since it does make my eye area looks some what rested but honestly my other concealers work much better at doing this without aging my eye area, creasing, or caking up plus they are lighter in texture and the color is a few shades below my normal foundation color where as Erase Paste basically matches my foundation in color almost.

The jar this comes in isn’t as large as you might think it is when viewing the promo images. I purposely avoided looking at the size of the jar since I wanted to be surprised at how tiny or large it might be. Turns out it’s about the size of a potted lipgloss. Not so big at all but honestly the product should last you a year or so since you need so little for coverage.

Erase Paste next to my Shu Lip Lacquer for size comparison
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My review is based on using this as an eye concealer only. I didn’t try hiding blemishes as I have none and I didn’t try it as a full face brightener as I was wary of applying such a thick cream to my face! You honestly can’t use this on the full of your face in my humblest opinion as it seems like it’ll clog your pores in a major way!

Instruction Pamphlet Included with Erase Paste for different options of use!
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People who might find this product helpful would be those girls that suffer with little dryness under their eyes. It might be a dream concealer for those of you with super dark circles and no dryness as it may blend easier without dry bits to worry about!

So far I’ve used this twice. I can’t give it a completely bad review as I do somewhat like the coverage it gives. This morning after major prepping of my eye area it even blended a bit better then it did the first time I tried it and I’m not experiencing as much creasing. If you prep really well prior to application it blends not so badly however still plenty of tugging involved for proper application.

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Is it me or do you really hate when people say pat your concealer on? Pat your moisturizer on! I mean seriously in my humblest opinion if I pat on my concealer it looks stupid and if I pat on my moisturizer it pills under my eye! I have to very gently rub with my ring finger and then blot and then pat. I know how bad it is to tug but I do have to gently rub it in to blend correctly! Benefit suggests patting Erase Paste under your eye…ummmm…that isn’t going to work so well! The formula is so thick you’ll look like you’re running around with a layer of beige color cream under your eyes if you just pat and not rub.

Who might love this:

  • Girls with younger, fresher eyes!
  • Those of you with dark, dark circles you need to conceal and cover up!
  • Girls with mild acne that wish to conceal a blemish here and there!
  • Those of you who do not have a dry under eye area!

Who might hate this:

  • Those of you with older eyes. Fine lines, wrinkles, and dry skin beware!
  • Ladies that do NOT like tug on the eye area to blend!

I can’t yet give this a Muse Approval for purchase but it’s slowly growing on me. If it’ll ever becomes an absolute staple in my beauty regime remains to be scene but I somehow doubt that! It’s somewhat good but it’s far from being great! I highly recommend stopping at your Benefit Counter or heading to Sephora to test this out prior to purchasing it!

I’ll keep you posted as I’ll be using this for the remainder of the week before I deciding if I’ll be returning or keeping it!

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Click here to read my review about Benefit’s Dandelion!

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Benefit Erase Paste

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Oh ya baby I’m spinning the wheel of chance again and I’m ordering me some Erase Paste from Benefit!

As you know from my past posts I have a love-hate relationship with Benefit! Some of the products are absolute essential items during my day to day cosmetic application and some items are just plain rubbish!

However, I’ll make an exception on the hate part of my relationship and introduce you to Benefit’s new fix all entitled Erase Paste! Yes, indeed I ordered this little guy all for myself! I’m a big supporter and fan of Benefit Boi-ing and at one point it was my Holy Grail, cure all, I can’t live without it undereye concealer of choice! It still is in some aspects but my eye area is growing a tad bit dry and older so I need a bit more to hold myself together lately. Erase Paste sounds sincerely promising and I’m just hoping by some chance it’s just as good and or maybe even better then Boi-ing!

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This is a multitasking concealer that can be used undereyes and on your face! I’m personally purchasing it to use under my eye area and I’m so hopeful it’ll be a moisturizing concealer! I’ve found that Benefit excels at making some really good fix its such as Boi-ing, Lemon Aid, and Eye Bright!

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Some of you may be a bit put off by the fact that it comes in a jar. The potential for germs and other fine bacteria is definately there but it does come with a spatula so your hands and fingers aren’t digging around in the pot. I’m anal so this doesn’t thrill me and giving me a plastic spatula for application still doesn’t sway my opinion that this could have been put into a tube of some sort! That goes for Boi-ing too by the way! So if you’re listening Benefit less compact and jars and more tube!

Since I don’t need an entire face of foundation I’m looking forward to trying this out under my eyes and on my t-zone to brighten myself up a bit minus the chore of foundation!

Of course, as with all Benefit products, this promises the world in a cute jar! Whether or not it actually works and rocks my world remains to be seen!

L@@K! Easy as 1-2-3! And you’re perfect! It’s that simple……we’ll see about that!
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This is $29 USD and you can nab it now with Free Shipping using code BRIGHTEN. I’ve been burned before by Benefit but I’m hopeful that this might be a bloody great product! If it falls into the GREAT catagory I won’t mind the least bit shelling out $29 bucks but if not you may hear my loud mouth ranting about my lost $29!

I’ll be reviewing it as soon as I get it of course!

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Benefit Thrrrob Review

I got my Benefit Thrrob Powder ages ago and I’m finally reviewing it for you! YAY! Click here to read my original post about Benefit Thrrob Powder.

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I have to give this powder a big Muse approval for purchase as I’m in love with it at the moment!

At first glance I was pretty disappointed for a few reasons. First of all it looks all too similar to the other love of my life, Dandelion, however I soon find out they are quite a deal different from one another. The second reason I was feeling disappointed was the powder was quite sheer when I first opened the box. Huge sighs of grief left my lips when I seen that the powder wasn’t as vibrantly pink as I had hoped!

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When I seen this on the site I thought for sure this was the answer to my prayers for beautifully flushed cheeks but upon seeing the powder I thought for sure it was another big disappointment from Benefit! However, I take back all my negative thoughts after using it!

The powder is a beautiful silky texture with a touch of shimmer but as I said it’s a bit on the sheer side when you’re just glancing at it! However, after applying it to my cheeks I was delighted that the shade is deeper on, very beautiful, and natural! I actually tried it sans foundation and I found it gave me a lovely little glow of pink that was truly perfect!

If you’re in love with natural looking powders and blushes this would be something you’ll want! A little foundation, a little gloss, and some of this will give you a truly fresh, glowing look!

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If you’re scared of shimmers, glitters, or sparkle you can rest easy as the shimmer in this is very subtle and barely noticeable!

First thing I did when I got this was take out my Dandelion and do the comparisons. I have to say that I do get almost the same look from Dandelion however with Thrrob I noticed that the color is slightly deeper and a bit more pink where as Dandelion is pink yet not as deep. I normally apply Dandelion over my blush and let it work it’s magic however I rarely wear it alone where as Thrrob can be used both under or without blush! Although Dandelion can certainly be used on it’s own I found that Thrrob gives a much more brighter look rather! I’m not particularly certain that Thrrob is anymore pigmented then Dandelion however it is a bit more vibrant but not overly so!

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Where as Dandelion is a soft pale peachy pink, Thrrob is more of a true pink. Thrrob goes on as a reddish pink to me so you’re getting that “just out of the cold” look where as Dandelion you get more of a soft, highlighted glow.

Thrrob is $28 USD and available now directly from Sephora or Benefit Cosmetics.

Overall, I can definately give this a go ahead for purchase! I’m really loving it at the moment!

Benefit finally got it right this time and I’m happy to see a product I’m loving by them as it’s been ages since I purchased an item that I wasn’t a tad disappointed with!

Good job Benefit!

Benefit Thrrob is most definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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For a different review about Benefit Thrrob click here to visit Mandy and read her thoughts on this powder!

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Click here to read my Benefit Dandelion Review

Click here to read my drama with Benefit’s That Gal Primer

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Benefit Throb

I’m so jumping on this Bandwagon! Yes, indeed!

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I’ve been burned before (Click Here to read about my woes with Benefit) but I just have a good feeling about Benefit’s newest face powder called Throb! It looks downright perfect to me! Read about my love affair with Dandelion by clicking here and you’ll soon realize how Throb might very well be on it’s way to my favorite list!

I just ordered mine from Sephora (hey I had a Sephora Gift Card burning a hole in my pocket! Might as well indulge right?!)!

Expect to see my raving review for Benefit Throb soon! I just know I’m going to love this!

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