Ever since I finished up my beloved Bobbi Brown concealer, I decided to venture forth and try a bunch of other concealers to see what else the market had to offer, and after hearing rave reviews for Benefit’s Erase Paste I decided to give it a shot.
And I can completely understand the rave, this concealer is thick, creamy and blends amazingly well into my skin, especially the delicate area under my eyes. Consistency wise it is very similar to Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer but I’d say colour wise, there is less variety and from my experience the shade has more pink rather than yellow.
The coverage for this is fantastic, but you need to make sure only to use a very light application because if you have fine lines, they will become very apparently with a heavy application. Potentially you could fix this with face primer, though it’s a technique I haven’t personally tried yet.
The only grip I have with this product is the packaging, I mean I really love how light it is and adorably purple it is, but I hate the depth. I tend to dip my ring finger into the pan to apply directly under my eyes, but I can see myself struggling with this the further I go along because it’s going to get harder and harder to get the “flat” of my finger to pick up the product. Instead it’ll be my tip, which means it may go under my nail and get messy.
Still this is truly a great concealer that I will finish up using. It’s a great dupe for the Bobbi Brown Concealer, but since I prefer the Bobbi Brown packaging more (flat pan), I’ll probably go back to that once I’ve finish with this one.
For reference, I’m using the colour Fair and my skin tone is between NC15-20.
If you’re interested, you can purchase this concealer for around $26US at Sephora.