Mmmm look at these! These are Benefit’s new loose shimmering powders for face, eyes, and body!
Even though Benefit fails to wow me lately this isn’t one of those times!
I’m loving these! Especially the colors Moon Doggie and Jelly Roll! These look very beautiful for the Spring!
Go Go Girl
The price is $18 USD per a pot which is somewhat high but I think these have the potential to be a hit for me!
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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.
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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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….
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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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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!
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!
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!
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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