I've had a bit of a concealer conundrum lately. I have super dark circles under my eyes all the time. I guess I just have very thin skin in that area and you really see my very dark blueish toned circles there all the time. Lately, I haven't been sleeping so hot (getting back into a routine after being off for a week) so they've been even more noticeable. While my Pixi Brightening Peach Correction Concentrate does an okay job of masking them, I just notice that it doesn't have the best staying power and now that I'm getting to be a little older, it seems to be looking a little more cakey and heavy after setting it with powder, which is necessary because without powder it looks tacky and draws attention. I've been thinking of trying Benefit Erase Paste for awhile now but held off because of how expensive it is. Seriously, I am so cheap. But after my concealer wore off this morning in only two hours and I looked like I had two black eyes, I decided to take the plunge, knowing that if don't feel it's worth the price, I can return it to Ulta. For twenty-six dollars, it better work a miracle.
On first impressions, I was quite impressed with the pigmentation. Having experience with two drug store products that are very similar to this, Erase Paste definitely packs more punch in a smaller dose. In addition to the Pixi corrector, I also have the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer, which I have not been impressed with at all. I find that for me, it doesn't have enough coverage and it feels too greasy. The Erase Paste is incredibly emollient, while not feeling greasy. However, I did notice after applying it in the car that it seemed to pull very orange looking on me in natural light but I didn't have a powder with me to set it. I also had Benefit's Boi-Ing Industrial Strength Concealer at one point in time (I've since finished it up and not repurchased it) but while it was a good concealer, it wasn't the miracle worker I had hoped it would be.
I'm really looking forward to testing this out and I hope it works! Even though it's way more expensive than any product I've ever purchased for myself, if it works and has good lasting power, I think I would be happy.
PS: If you notice that the quality of these photos is greatly improved, it's because we bought Brian a nice digital camera on Black Friday and I used it for these photos. We just got it in the mail today so I haven't gotten to play with it much but I think the photos look better already.