Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I tried it ... Benefit Erase Paste

Last week, I reviewed the Creaseless Cream Shadow by Benefit. Along with the shadow came a small little version of Benefit's Erase Paste. Now for those of you who are new around here, the majority of my make-up collection is MAC products. I adore MAC and have for several years now. It is a rare occasion when I will buy outside of my beloved brand, so trying these Benefit products to compare has been fun.
The concealer I use around my eyes is MAC's Select Cover-Up in NW20. I love the formula because it is light-weight and sheer with great coverage. It blends nicely and stays put throughout the day.
The Erase Paste sent in the kit I purchased from Sephora is the No.2 Medium shade. While I normally purchase medium beige shades for my olive skin, this color looked pretty warm in the jar and I thought it might be too pink for my tones. As you can see in the swatch (Erase Paste on left), there really isn't a huge difference though once applied to skin. The textures are definitely different - Erase Paste is thicker and creamier than MAC (although that may not be a fair comparison being my concealer is older).
I swapped out MAC for the Erase Paste this last week, and overall I L.O.V.E. Benefit's concealer! It blends nicely, covers well, and lasts all day. I add a little bit of bronzer over the top to match my skin tones (being I do not use foundation or powder on my face), and I heart that the warmer pigment has a softer glow compared to MAC.
The only downside is that Erase Paste (.15 oz jar) costs $26. MAC's Select Cover-Up (.33 oz tube) is $16.50. I am hoping the smaller kit size (.11 oz) lasts a while. A little bit goes a long way, so we will see.

What's your favorite concealer??


Unknown said...

Great review girly!! I absolutely tried the Benefit one and also liked it but didn't care for the way it was package wish it was a tube we could squeeze instead of a jar! Great review.

Nikosmommy said...

Great review! Benefits erase paste is without a doubt my fave concealer. It's "creamy salmon" color and texture is the key to it not creasing and settling into fine lines.
And a little BIT DOES go a LONG way!

Anonymous said...

I think I'm going to pick up some tomorrow. Several bloggers have said they love it. I need some because Little Bit got into my concealer and used it all. She painted her face, the floor, the wall, the vacuum, and the couch with it.

TLF said...

I love the erase paste!! Which reminds me, I need to do a review on it as well!! =)

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