Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Feb 26, 2008

Benefit Erase Paste

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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Anonymous Anonymous said...

muse, as boring as the new coffret d'or packaging and color combos might be, you must try the eyeshadows if you get a chance. they are SOOOOOOOOoooOOO nice, like nicely pigmented smoothly long lasting oh my gawsh nice. just a suggestion for your next japanese haul hahaha

February 26, 2008 at 7:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ooo this stuff looks awesome! Dark circles are my worst problem. I will wait for your review! Thanks! I love your blog!

February 26, 2008 at 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've actually tried Benefit's 'Boing' concealer and was very impressed with the texture and the coverage (and the price, which, at $18 is affordable when compared with other Benefit products). The only downside to Boing was the color selection and the fact that it was so irritating to my sensitive skin. Instead of coming out with a whole new product with an equally dismal shade selection and at a higher price ($26!), couldn't the folks at Benefit have come out with 3 more shades for the existing Boing line? The whole thing smells of Jedi Mind-trickery.

As for the packaging, given the texture and amount of pigmentation in the Boing concealer, I think it would have proven tricky to package it in a tube (which, given the .1 oz weight of the concealer, would have been disappointingly tiny). I actually prefer the compact packaging of Boing; it's simple and convenient for me.

Erase Paste on the other hand seems like it would do better in a tube than tub. But then, the folks at Benefit might not be able to charge such a tidy sum without the more impressive packaging. Either way, I bet anything that Erase Paste comes in a teeny, tiny jar.

That said, I'm still dying to try it.

Oh yes, and Eye Bright rules!

February 26, 2008 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger christy kimchee. said...

Oooh I can't wait for you review on it! :)

February 27, 2008 at 1:21 AM  
Blogger Sarah Vaughn said...

Which are your favorite Benefit products? The only one I constantly use is Georgia powder, though I have a few other things by them that I like.

I'm going to wait for your review on this one and then possibly try it out!

February 27, 2008 at 1:59 AM  
Blogger Pao said...

All the Benefit concealers/bases I've tried are too greasy. maybe it's because the girls at the counter seem to think that I'll see the results better if they apply tons of it...

I'll have to go it try it by myself (and the Throoooob blush).

February 27, 2008 at 3:24 AM  
Blogger Sminkan said...

I have something reminding me of this product but from Pure Luxe. Eraser-something or other. I haven't really put it to the test, but I keep telling myself I will. Soon.

February 27, 2008 at 7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fog e/s from raspberry is matte> ? or?

February 27, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey millie!

ACK! New lemming! I honestly skipped out completely on Coffret D'or as I'm such a T'estimo fan I was somewhat disappointed in what was released but you've created a yearning for me hehehe!

I think I'll get them! I've wanted to try one of the palettes for a while now. Any suggestions for color selection? Also are they as shimmery as the T'estimo palettes?

To be honest some of the new base makeup caught my eye so I may indulge in the palettes too when I purchase the base makeup I want ;)

Thanks Millie! You are officially dubbed evil by the Muse for creating a lemming ;)


February 27, 2008 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Lydia!

Doesn't it!?! I normally don't have much probs undereye but every since I turned 30 it's been kinda downhill! Dark Circles, Dryness, and a sorta sunken in look. I have to conceal in a major way to cover up the flaws!

I ordered it yesterday so should arrive soonish :) Can't wait to review for you guys!

Aw thanks! Glad you love my blog!


February 27, 2008 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hey Mandy!

I am too. All of the above you mentioned I definately concur with. I find Boi-ing to be very moisturizing as well which a majority of concealers lack!

I honestly didn't have a prob with the colors as the lightest worked a treat for me but I would be bitching if I was Asian as I don't think any of the shades work well.

I gotta admit I am excited about this. I definately feel your pain about the lack of colors but this seems like great coverage!

It would be it's awful gross to stick my hand into it daily and worry about what's growing inside soon after ya know?

I'm positive the jar is extremely small but I'm hopeful not. I purposely refrained from looking at the size so that I might be either disappointed and delighted at the size when it arrives :)

And of course you'll give over and join me on the dark size to try it ;)

February 27, 2008 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Christy Kim!

Thanks! =) I feel so very important when someone says they can't wait to see my review hehe!

thanks for the comment!

February 27, 2008 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hi Hana!

My favorites are...mmm...boi-ing, lemon aid, dandelion, playsticks in jax, get even powder, and show offs in curtain call :)

I like georgia myself but it's not my favorite of their powders!

I can't wait to try it and review it for you guys!


February 27, 2008 at 8:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi PaoPao!

That's interesting. I think that boi-ing, for instance, is very moisturizing which would definately give a consistency of a greasy feel. If you're skin is dry you can appreciate it much better ;)

I've never tried any of the foundations but I have tried the get even powder which I love!

I love throoooooooooooooooooob =) So lovely!

February 27, 2008 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Sminkan!

Oh cool! Is it mineral form? or actually creamy?

Definately try it and let us know maybe it's better then this (and cheaper)!

February 27, 2008 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Anonymous!

you mean the bobbi brown collection right? I did a review on the entire collection if you search my blog or click on the pull down menu in "spring collections". Mountains of info in the review. I reviewed the shadows as being matte in the palette that includes fog.

Hope that helps! The review says it all ;)

February 27, 2008 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Benefit got good products. Their boing concealer is quite good. Can't wait for it to be out in Sydney =D Hopefully it will be a good product.

February 27, 2008 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sandy!

agreed! They have some cool products for sure ;)

I'm curious! Can't wait to try it!

Thanks for the comment!

February 27, 2008 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Taryn said...

I thought of the Pure Luxe eraser at first, too, but I don't think they're similar at all. The PL is basically a pinky-toned silicone-based cream that is used to "erase" pores (and didn't do that well for me, IMO). It's not a concealer.

Muse, I wouldn't worry about microbes. Benefit puts so many parabens in their products that your concealer will be pickled for years to come. :P

February 27, 2008 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

Never knew this existed, is this brand new product, i hate my undereye circles but you said these works better then lemon aid, i gotta put this in my wish list.

February 27, 2008 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Hey Taryn!

I never seen the pure luxe one now you guys got me going over there to see what it is lol!

LOL I should blush now and remind you how terrible I am about ingredients in my cosmetics *blush* see I'm blushing?


February 27, 2008 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi bliss!

This is brand new ;) Just released!

I'm not sure if it works better then lemon aid. Normally I use lemon aid on my lid and not on my undereye area. Boi-ing works amazing on undereye circles in my opinion ;)


February 27, 2008 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger D. said...

hmm...i still can't bring myself to forgive Kanebo and try out coffret d'or. i am a big fan of T'estimo too and so crushed they discontinued it. i need to get over T'estimo first, ya know? it's worse than a break up!!!

February 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger said...

Erase Paste? I can I use it all over my face?!

February 27, 2008 at 3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey muse,
i don't thinke the CD e/s are as shimmery as the T'estimo ones, there's not really that "i know you're wearing eyeshadow" look, it seems more natural when you use it, while as the t'estimo one seems to be more obvious. but i guess it depends how dramatic or subtle you want it. so far i only have the 01 pink one, but i'm planning to buy more when i go to Hong Kong in May. I'm looking forward to your reviews of the base makeup when it comes out ^__^

February 27, 2008 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey d!

LOL I'm having a hard time forgiving them too sigh!

My heart is broken! I don't know why I haven't ventured into the Coffret D'or boat as of yet but I just haven't been tempted. I am now lemming since Millie raved though!

Dunno why I haven't gotten any! They only cost like $29 bucks's not like it's a ton of $! Hmm! Other stuff came first but I definately want to give at least one a whirl! I think I didn't want to be addicted to another japanese brand!

February 27, 2008 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ya basically. not as a full foundation but for a spot treatment or a simple foundation not full face ;)

If you want it let me know I have a 10% coupon so I can grab some for you at a little bit of a discount!

love ya!

February 27, 2008 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey millieeeee *hugs*

That sounds good. I like subtle and natural looks lately so these sound great. The pink was the one I originally wanted and the blue/aqua!

Oh lucky HK! Can I come? =) Base makeup is out shortly so maybe within two weeks I'll have a review ready ;)

Love you!

February 27, 2008 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

ps thanks again for the review millie!

Maybe you wanna take a pic of your palette and do an fotd and a review for my blog as a guest reviewer!

Just email if you're interested!

February 27, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm, i'm interested yet skeptical of Benefit. I haven't been impressed with the samples of their stuff i've tried so i'm awaiting your judgement on this. I'm also wondering why they made only 3 shades; they could have extended on their shade range. If it's good i might go to the next town and see if the darkest shade would suit my skin.

February 27, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Sminkan said...

Okey, I will try it. It is a creamy paste, thicker than gel.
Can't try it right now. I have the flu of the century and can hardly breath. I feel very sorry for myself...

Well, I'll be back with a report, sooner or later...

February 28, 2008 at 4:34 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Allysia-May!

First off I owe you an email! I'll reply soonish! Been swamped!

I am too. Benefit is a hit or miss for me and I'm very hopeful this is a hit!

I'm chuffed b/c the lightest shade will most definately work for me but I must say the lack of colors can be somewhat crummy. Especially if you're a darker skin tone as the one shade they do have for a darker shade appears to be kinda leaning towards a medium darker skin what if you're a deeper skin tone!? Sucks :(

The darkest shades seems suitable for a chocolate skin tone. If you fit into the groove it should be flattering but don't buy it yet. Wait to see how I like mine. Seems a waste to kick the cash out for it if it's crap. It's only $26 usd here but I'm betting it's twice as much in the uk!

Thanks for comment lovie!

February 28, 2008 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey Sminkan!

AWWWWWWWW feel better soon sweetie!

I have a cold right now and it blows :( Flu sucks even worst!

Feel better really soon!

Can't wait to hear your review

Hugssssssss! Big ones to make you feel better ;)

February 28, 2008 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger wen said...

hey museeyyy~

yeah. i keep disappearing lately cos i need to catch up on my studies.

-dies a tragic, dramatic death-

urghs. LOL.
sorry i couldnt fight the urge to complain.
but then, my friend who's currently on an exchange program in a uni in canada promised me that she'll reward me w sth if i make it through this and next wk.

so now im alive and kicking again!!
anw, i was considering this -

benefit's realness of concealness..
cos ive got horrible undereye circles =((
[from staying up til 4am every night to complete bloody assignments. Sobs.]

lol sorry im in such a whiny mood now =(

but have u tried it?
im wondering if the boi-ing and lemon aid will be good for my darkeye circles. you've got some raves for them right?
could you tell me more, pls~~

thanks musey!

March 2, 2008 at 3:22 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey miss wen!
Don't say that! I wish I was best in school hehehe :)

*tries to revive you as you lay gasping for breath* hehe!

Keep kicking keep kicking :) You will survive ;)

Oh that's a good little kit! It has everything awesome that Benefit actually does well!

You aren't whiny :) It's tough being a student believe me I know been there ;)

The boi-ing should cover you up nicely and the lemon aid will make your lids look refreshed and gorgeous :)

I never tried o la la lift. But I heard it isn't so great plus you're young so you don't need it but everything else in the kit is awesome! The plumping lip base is great! I use it. and high beam is nice as well it gives a gorgeous highly to cheekbones! And of course I'm a big lover of both lemon aid and bo-ing ;)

It's quite a good price b/c you can test out one of everything and not pay $30 a piece but one set price of $30 and get it all ;-)

Definitely a cute kit!

Hope this helps!

Love ya!
Don't study or work too hard ;)

March 3, 2008 at 4:39 PM  

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