In My Makeup Kit: Benefit Erase Paste

So this really is the wonder eraser for the under eyes. Of all the concealers I’ve tried, this one covers with just one dab, so it’s perfect for those early mornings when your undereye circles look like they just want to go back to bed and curl up for a few more hours sleep. (A bit like their owner). But! Before you go racing off to invest, there are two drawbacks that you need to know about.

It only comes in three shades, so it’s nor for everyone. My skintone is literally the colour of Barbie (as in, melted plastic pink), so it’s perfect for me and this lives both in my kit and in my personal makeup bag, since it’s just so quick and easy. But you really need to be able to try it on to ascertain whether its amazingness is going to work on your skintone.

Also be careful not to overdo it – it’s a very creamy (yet covering) formula, but if you just blob it on, it can get a little bit goopy. Also it does need to be set with a loose powder to prevent creasing later on.

Having said that, if it IS a good colour on your skintone, it’s phenomenal as an everyday concealer. The little pot will last you a lifetime of early morning starts and undereye blitzing, and a little dab really will do ya. This truly is Erase Paste.

9 Replies to “In My Makeup Kit: Benefit Erase Paste”

  1. I really do wish Benefit would look at their range of base colours! So frustrating! So much promise in those products but the colours really let them down. Drats.

    1. I know, I couldn’t agree more! So many of their products would be hugely improved if they came in more shades. Personally I can wear most of their stuff as I’m as white bread as they come, but anyone who isn’t would struggle to find something worth getting. More shades please Benefit! You have so many great products.

  2. Looks great, but like the others, probably doesn’t come in the right shade for me. I’d need a much paler colour. I’ll check out the range though – just incase!

    1. It is worth checking out. If you need a really pale concealer Becca and Illamasqua do great concealers for paler skintones.

  3. I swear I’m the only person this doesnt work for? My circles are just really dark, and it runs in my family so it’s not something sleep really helps all that much, do you know of anything more opaque? I bought this thinking that finally it would be a product that works as so many people recommended it, but it disappointed a bit

    1. Erase Paste isn’t for everyone! Have you tried layering products? That’s what I do with clients/models that have very dark circles. I would recommend using a heavy concealer like Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage (or the undereye version, Secret Concealer), with a brightening concealer like YSL’s Touche Eclat (or similar). Also Bobbi Brown’s Eye Brighteners can be fantastic for under eye circles, but it really depends on your colouring and the tone of the undereye circles. You can use the Brightener in conjunction with a creamy concealer (like Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer). Hope that helps!

  4. I LOVE Erase Paste! And the little pot lasts forever! I use it every day, brought mine in August 2010 and it’s still going strong!

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