Creases, cakes easily, doesn't cover blemishes well
This concealer has a borderline sticky/moist consistency that NEEDS to be set with a powder. Even when it is set with a powder, it still develops creasing and kind of slips away throughout the day. It doesn't work well with hiding blemishes and is only OK at covering under eyes. Makes it really apparent if you have dry skin around your eyes because it kind of soaks into it and doesn't blend out. I also have almost yellow skin, especially when I get color in the summer and this seems to have a pink undertone that doesn't blend well at all with my skin.
This was the first piece of make-up I ever bought, and it was brilliant. Considering it was the first time I ever wore make-up, I didn't want to buy something like foundation yet and just wanted to 'try it out'. But this did the job very well, and covered all of my problem areas. Was a bit expensive, but it was definitely worth the money and I would buy it again and again.
This product does exactly what it says its supposed to. I'm still not sure how I feel about the thick formulation of this product though. I only use this when there is something I really want to conceal, but I don't really recommend it for every day use due to the fact that anything that isnt applied with a light hand is going to appear cakey and thick.
I read a lot of good reviews about this stuff so when I bought it I had high expectations, but sadly it was not the case for me. I'll admit that it did cover the dark circles under my eyes to make me look more awake, but it left creases not long after I applied it. I don't really use it to cover up blemishes because it's a little too light for my skin. I feel like it's a total waste of my money so I would probably never buy this again.
This stuff is great for covering dark under eye circles as well as blemishes. I use a small make up brush to apply it to blemishes, otherwise it gets to cakey looking. Your fingers work fine for applying it under your eyes. A little bit goes a long way with this stuff, making it last awhile and the price worth it!
- Isabella H.
- 02 Light/ Medium
This product is great! It really helps to cover the "purple-ness" of the under eye circles and just cancels out the color. It's kind of like a color-corrector; the downside is, it can be a little bit caky! If you use it right, you'll love it.
Best concealer I have tried!
This concealer is great for covering up redness and blemishes that you just can not seem to hide! One problem with it is that it will occasionally have the appearance of being cake-y so you do have to be careful. I also dont find that it lasts very long on my skin but that may be because I do have very oily skin.
I've used the Erase Paste before this, and many other concealers from other brands, but I honestly have not loved one as much as I love this! I've barely used it twice (recently purchased it) and I can definitely notice the difference in coverage. Love love love. A must have in every girls makeup bag for sure. It's small enough to carry around but you know what they say: big things come in small packages.
Great Coverage, longwear, good on skin!
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I originally bought this concealer a year or so ago after I watched one of Kandee Johnson's (http://kandeelandkandeeland.blogspo...) makeup tutorials. She is an amazing makeup artist that does a lot of online videos. I have always had trouble with my dark circles and have tried a million and one different fixes. Benefit has a lot of great products and it's no secret that I am a huge fan of their products but all reviews are well deserved. The truth of the matter for anyone with dark circles or under-eye wrinkles is that there is NO makeup that will truly cover it entirely without applying dozens of layers. It's best to find a product that off-sets the veins and circles on your skin. Use peach to offset purples/blacks. Use green to off-set red. That's the biggest reason people fail to find the right matches for their skin.
Now, on to what you're here for! Boi-ing is offered in three shades- Light, Medium, Dark. I use 2 during winter and 3 during summer. This concealer is creamy and off-sets dark circles well. It's not for everyone however... their concealers extend to tan not caramel or ebony skin-tones. I apply concealer 2 after my face lotion and primer (right now I'm trying 'that gal.') This concealer works great for heavy concealing but best as a light cover-up on relatively clear skin to even it. I often apply it around the eyes, nose and chin to cover small blemishes. Then I use a sheer powder to cover. I wish they would make it in bigger containers since I do have to replace it several times a year but that's because I tend to use it more and use foundation less. It's $19 and I find it's worth the money for the length of life. For best results, exfoliate and moisturize DAILY to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and dry, flakey skin!
PROS: Covers well, good bang for the buck, no breakouts, easy to use, good color match, creamy
CONS: short shelf life for the frequent user, pricey, only a few shade options, doesn't fully cover certain tones in the skin
Included in the Big Beautiful Eyes Palette... and works.
Okay so disclaimer: I only use the Boi-ing when I use the Big Beautiful Eyes palette and I use it after I've finished my eyes to touch up as suggested as part of the Big Beautiful Eyes instructions.
It's great for touch ups - I can't say that I was happy the few times I tried it as my under eye concealer. Even with primer (Benefit's Stay Don't Stray) I found the concealer a bit too heavy and it did settle into the FINE (denial) lines under my eyes. Also, despite how heavy it is, it didn't do a great job concealing the dark circles under my eyes.
Reader's Digest Version: Great to do touch up and clean up after applying eye make up. Not the best under eye concealer on the market.