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Erase Paste


Erase Paste

What it is:A brightening camouflage for the eyes and face.What it does:Benefit Erase Paste is a concentrated, creamy, blendable concealer that instantly brightens and camouflages all-in-one. It has an innovative formula which makes sure signs of stress and fatigue are a thing of the past. These three brightening neutral shades give every gal correction perfection.What else you need to know:Erase Paste includes a step-by-step concealing and brightening lesson and a handy little spatula.
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Questions & Answers for Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste

Question
is it drying? Does it pull your skin when you apply it?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Long Beach, CA)
on Erase Paste
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's very creamy, great for under eye circles, but not for acne and other skin problems.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
yayemily
(San Jose, CA)
answer 2
It's not drying at all. Use a gentle tapping motion to blend with your ring finger.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lesmochi
answer 3
No, it is not drying at all. It is very thick, creamy, and moisturizing actually.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Left my heart in San Francisco)
answer 4
It is not drying at all.

As for the pulling on the skin - that part has to do with the application. Erase paste is super creamy and blendable so as long as you apply and blend using a tapping motion instead of smearing or rubbing, you should not experience any pulling.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Ztwinn
answer 5
It's very creamy. I use a clean finger to apply. It doesn't pull and it covers just about everything.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
It is not drying. I use my finger or a concealer brush and it's fine. I also apply moisterizer underneath
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 7
It has never dried my skin out, it is super creamy. It glides on smooth, and doesn't make my face feel tight or anything.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Bexxa
(OKC, OK)
answer 8
Not drying at all, keeps your skin hydrated while lightening the areas applied
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
nikchick
(Orange, CA)
answer 9
No, it's not drying at all and doesn't pull your skin. It's really creamy and goes on very smooth. A little bit goes a long way.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
erin0707
(austin, tx)
answer 10
It is not drying and it didn't tug at my skin. Its pretty creamy.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
EighDMB
(South Bend, IN)
answer 11
no, it is not drying and does not pull.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Heidi2u
(Austin, TX)
answer 12
not drying AT ALL - and it is creamy and very spreadable. no tugging at all.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
neffers
(Visalia, CA)
Question
Does this product settle into fine lines?
Especially around the eye area?

Thanks!
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Maryland)
on Erase Paste
10 answers
Answers
answer 1
Because this product is so creamy it can crease easily. Try setting it with a light powder and you should be good all day. I find that these are all pinky coloured so usually best to use on purple/blue areas like under eye circles.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
kinney83
(Calgary, AB)
answer 2
I found that it was extremely creamy and it did not settle into fine lines. You want to make sure that you are using a very hydrating eye cream underneath, I suggest the It's Potent to pair with this!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
melissabt
answer 3
Although it seems as though plenty of people have experienced it creasing, I personally haven't. It's a great product all the same though.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
julesey
(London)
answer 4
Yes this does settle into fine lines, no matter how much you use or if you apply it by rubbing, tapping, fingers, or brush. Even if you blend it back out every so often it continues to crease hours later after applying
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dinahaby
(Bloomfield, CT)
answer 5
The best thing you can do regarding which shade or product to choose or how to use something, is to go to a Sephora if one is near you. The consultants there are trained to help customers pick perfect shades and the right products, addressing each issue the customer might have including usage and order of application. Sometimes what has been suggested to me has been surprising, but they're always right. Having someone on a review board suggest a shade or product or use of a product is based on someone else's perspective never having seen you or your skin. The Sephora consultants will also let you try the products and shades to see which works best for you.

If there is not a Sephora near you, I suggest you call the 877-SEPHORA toll free line and they'll also be pleased to give you a phone consultation. This way you can get something perfectly suited to what you need, and not what someone reviewing here happens to personally favor for themselves. The Sephora consultants are much more objective and can deal with all sorts of skin conditions and issues and shade selections much better than any of us can, when it deals with specific issues including shade choices.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
Unfortunately it does. It really does brighten up the skin though and works great for redness. So if you don't have fine lines but have redness or dark circle this product is great
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
mlrsos
answer 7
Unfortunately it does. I don't know if it does for everyone or if maybe mine has just been sitting on the shelf too long, but it does settle in them pretty bad. However, it does cover up dark circles!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
Haleigh
(Rochester, NY)
answer 8
For me it did not settle into fine lines until about 6 months later; I guess it starts to expire. Besides that I thought it helped to firm and of course conceal.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
ucrroxy
(san diego, ca)
answer 9
it does not settle into lines if you use just a little and blend by tapping. Also, sometimes it might look overdone in the mirror and is perfect minutes later
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
elkals
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 10
Yes, yes, yes! It's a very creamy formula, and it definitely creases. Setting with powder helps some, but then again, powder isn't the greatest thing to pile on around your eyes if you're trying to conceal fine lines. There are many better concealers out there!
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
LaBonita80
(Hampstead, MD)
Question
Does it work for really pale skin?
Most concealers I have tried turn yellowish after a few hours, I need something that will stay camouflaged. Not stand out.
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Susangel
(Detroit, MI)
on Erase Paste
9 answers
Answers
answer 1
I am very pale and I use this every day.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
zombiegrin
answer 2
I have very porcelain skin and Erase Paste looks much darker in the pot online than it does in person, or on my skin, for that matter. It's very blendable, and when applied with a makeup sponge it looks almost airbrushed. So, yeah, it can work for lighter skintones.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautyjunkie101
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I have the same problem when it comes to concealer, and I am very partial to Smashbox Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer in shades one or two. Mine usually lasts me about six months because a little goes a long way. I really hope this helps.

http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtmlid=P156212&categoryId=S10820&shouldPaginate=true
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
missapple
(Tulsa, OK)
answer 4
I find the concealer forgiving as it's peachy in tone rather than yellow. I'm quite fair so the tone of a pale concealer is critical not only to reducing my dark circles but also in comparison to my facial complexion. Visit Sephora for a test run to see if the colors work for you. The product tends to be more expensive than typical sticks but well worth the results.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 5
I feel this concealer does a pretty good job of blending into my skin tone, especially if you dot and blend the way they tell you to on the little insert in the box.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
sweetrain
(Toronto, ON)
answer 6
I'm pretty pale myself, and the light shade is very versitaile. It doesn't melt or run in any way and I find it very easy to apply.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
BlaireBella
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 7
Hi,

I have very pale skin and use the Fair. I think this is the best concealer ever. You can get it alone, or it's also included in various Benefit kits. If you do a search for Erase Paste you should find those kits.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 8
Yes! I have the same problem - No joke...I was known as Ms. Pasty-Face freshman year in college because I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost. Erase paste will make you very happy, and lasts all day! I guess I'm Erase Pasty-Face now?
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Steeny
(Long Island, NY)
answer 9
Yes, I just introduced it to my younger sister who burns at the glimpse of the sun, she ordered it the next day! Make sure to moisturize first, she lives in the windy city with dry every changing skin texture. You only need a very little amount and you may want to warm it up between your fingures she also bought "That Gal" that I also use which brightens the face!!! These products work very well with Bare Minerals products!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Radarears
(New Cumberland, PA)
Question
Will this product cover dark spots and acne scars?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
chatikat35
(El Paso, Tx)
on Erase Paste
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
YES it does help for sure but i do use it with a small touch of LANCOME Medium concealer and unbelieveably it does not crease alot.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
2012Tang
(Mooreville,NC)
answer 2
I have really bad acne scars and go to great lengths to cover them. They are mostly along my cheek bones so I use a tinted moisturizer then use a concealer brush to apply erase paste and I consider them pretty covered by that point but I'll usually follow up with a face powder to set. I think I'd be ok with just the concealer but I'm most self consicious about my acne scars.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sherwood
(West Haven, CT)
answer 3
this product covers my acne scars. i have red/rosacea-like areas on my cheeks and chin because old acne spots turn red on me. it covers these spots well and covers undereye dark circles well too.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
pinksugar1
(Pasadena, CA)
answer 4
Yes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
sreagle
(Sugar Land, TX)
answer 5
Erase Paste does a good job covering dark spots. I add a dusting of powder after I apply the Erase Paste to keep it in place. Its long-lasting and doesn't need to be touched up throughout the day.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
andi2011
(Southern, IL)
answer 6
i use it to cover dark undereye circles and acne spots. it works pretty great and it makes me looks more awake. do not use a lot though, or it will cake. a little goes a long way.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
vampiricnights
(New Berlin, WI)
answer 7
Yes!!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
misskristyjewel
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 8
It has covered my acne scars quite well. I've used Boi ing for awhile now, and was looking for something with bit more coverage. Erase paste really covers anything...it is heavy duty concealer! But it is extremely blendable (I blend mine with a concealer brush) and never cakey looking.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
say42
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Pale skin
I have very fair skin - will this blend or will it look orange like most concealers do?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
laurabg7
(Spring Lake, NJ)
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I have very pale skin and this is perfect. It's creamy and works really well. It's the best concealer I've ever used and I've tried a lot of them.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 2
Definitely not orangey. I have tried other brands like Mac's NW20 and it was totally wrong for me. Benefit's Erase Paste has a pink undertone that works well for fair ladies!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
strix
(Boulder, CO)
answer 3
Nope, not orangey at all, looks very natural.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
stealmysunshine
(Massachusetts)
answer 4
not orangey at all. make sure you get the lightest color and don't use tons. it really looks like it adds light to your face, so for pale skin (i've got it too!) its perfect.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
leighdec
answer 5
I'm a fair-skinned redhead, and the Fair tone of this concealer is absolutely not orange. It's not cakey, blends really, really well, and gives you that dewy glow (under the eyes, and especially when it hits the tops of the cheekbones!) that can be hard to replictae on us alabaster sisters. It's awesome!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
TrayBayBay
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
This will not go on orange at all!! this stuff has a peachy color to it and is great on my skin...I started using it when I was light and am now recently tanning....both ways work with this concealer!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Nicoletta
(Myrtle Beach, SC)
answer 7
If your under-eye area is dry like mine, it will not look natural, and won't blend easily. When it was put on me at Sephora, it looked completely unnatural, and looked like it was caked on (I also got an allergic reaction :( ). I would recommend using an eye cream, and over time it should hopefully help the concealer blend more easily, without looking orange. Hope this helps :)
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Cortt
(Annandale, NJ)
Question
help!
i need a concealer,but can use also use foundation over it,and what would be best.thanks
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
pink77
(BRADENTON,FLORIDA)
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Use your liquid foundation 1st. That starts to even out what you're trying to conceal. Then pat the concealer in the areas that need extra coverage. 2 or more thin applications are better and easier to work with than a large amount all at once. For even longer lasting coverage,take your loose or mineral powder,dust lightly all over and with a clean finger pat a little extra directly on the areas that you are concealing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
sharona108
(Fulton,NY)
answer 2
I wouldn't use Erase Paste under my foundation. I would use Cover Fx Concealer under my foundation. It's a question of texture, it feels that it's too creamy, like in painting fat on thin not the opposite no thin product (oil frre) on "fat" ones. Cover Fx spread thin and set pretty dry and works under foundation. Erase Paste works better over the foundation.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
smallweed
(St Louis MO)
answer 3
Dont use this, it sucks
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
hansonfan
(lake havasu city AZ)
answer 4
My favorite usual face routine consists of Benefit Erase Paste, Revlon Photo Finish and Clinique Pressed Powder. The Erase Paste cleans up all my pimples and imperfections, The Photo Finish evens my skin tone and the Clinique Powder sets it all and gives me a glowy look.

Good luck! :)
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
BlaireBella
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 5
Hi,

The best thing you can do regarding which shade or product to choose, is to go to a Sephora if one is near you. The consultants there are trained to help customers pick perfect shades and the right products, addressing each issue the customer might have. Sometimes what has been suggested to me has been surprising, but they're always right. Having someone on a review board suggest a shade or product is based on someone else's perspective never having seen you or your skin. The Sephora consultants will also let you try the products and shades to see which works best for you.

The Consultants can also help you figure out which order of things will work for you. Sometimes I've been surprised at suggestions.

If there is not a Sephora near you, I suggest you call the 877-SEPHORA toll free line and they'll also be pleased to give you a phone consultation. This way you can get something perfectly suited to what you need, and not what someone reviewing here happens to personally favor for themselves. The Sephora consultants are much more objective and can deal with all sorts of skin conditions and issues and shade selections much better than any of us can, when it deals with specific issues including shade choices.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
It works great with Bare Minerals products, a little goes a long way! Make sure to moisturize!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Radarears
(New Cumberland, PA)
answer 7
For best results we suggest applying foundation first, and then spot concealing as needed.

Erase Paste works best when applied with a brush as the product is very concentrated. It is primarily designed to counteract the blue and purple tones of dark circles, and many clients use it as a color corrector (only on the inner part of the dark circles rather than the whole undereye area) and then blend another concealer on top of it.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Brown undereye circles?
My undereye circles (and eyelids) tend to lean towards brown, not blue or purple like most undereye circles. Do you think this would help to cover them, so I don't look so tired all of the time? Or would you recommend something else?
asked 3 years ago
quinnybecool
(Detroit, MI)
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
It looks better with powder.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
OnnieBonnie
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
This product does not really help cover pigmented skin. I have the same problem, with a purplish color though, and this product does not cover it .
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dinahaby
(Bloomfield, CT)
answer 3
I have suborn dark circles too and this product did the job for hiding and brightening the eye area. Try, putting foundation on first then concealing the problem areas.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ismeamanda
(Chandler, AZ)
answer 4
I definitely think it could help...I use it on blemishes and sometimes under my eyes (when the need it). Be sure to blend it in using your ring finger - it's gentle and less forceful than your pointer would be. I use the Fair shade, you may want to go into Sephora and try the couple of shades. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
codyjane
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
The main reason I tried this product was to brighten under my eyes - but noticed the thick texture had a tendency to thicken up in the lines and made the lines more visible. I think it might be a little too heavy for under the eye. It didn't work for me, but you can always try it and return it if it's not what you had in mind :)
answered 3 years ago
kimikimikimi
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 6
Benefit's Erase Paste might please you for a while, depending on the amount of coverage that you get, and I would say that if your skin tends to be on the non-oily side then this product would be for you. But if it is oily then I would try bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Face concealer. It comes in powder form and you just apply as much as you need until you can create the well-rested look that we all want. What's good about these concealers is that you can blend them and try to create the perfect color of concealer that you need for your skin tone.
answered 3 years ago
versangon
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
This is the only thing I could see using it for myself. The pinkish tone isn't as problematic for me in my eye area, and conceals my under-eye hollows quite well, so brownish under-eye circles would be well-hidden with this paste.
answered 3 years ago
happybana
(Cincinnati, OH)
Question
can you use it inthe corner of eye
i want the sheen in the corner of my i will this do it
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(delray beach fl)
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
If you mean you're looking for a pearly luminescent look in the corners of your eyes to make you look awake and vibrant, this will not do it. Try the Eye Brightc rayon, High Beam, or Watts Up, all by Benefit. You can surely find dupes for these products but they're all great
answered 9 months ago
FinleyT
(Martinsville, VA)
answer 2
There's really no "sheen" to the product. It's really just a matte-like concealer. Benefit's "Watt's Up!" would be a really great product for the corner of your eyes.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
kthebeau
(Eastern Canada)
answer 3
It is not really highlighter. Just a cover up. Mostly for dark circles.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
katief241981
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 4
This won't give you an inner eye shine, it's More of a concealer. I used watts up by benefit to highlight my brow and inner eye.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mindofmusic82
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 5
This product in particular will not add a sheen. BUT!
Try Benefit's "Watts Up." Its a highlighter that, when paired over the erase paste or another concealer/ foundation, will create that inner shine you're looking for. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
emilymegan93
answer 6
Nope. Get some white eyeshadow and it'll do ya. This is a very dense concealer.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
veggiedog
(Morgantown, WV)
answer 7
Yes, it has a pretty sheen to it and it will work well in the inner corners of the eye.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Would you use this under or over mineral foundation?
Always seem to get conflicting advice
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
grammye
(Fort lee nj)
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use it over my bare minerals foundation and concealer. It doesn't look cakey. Be careful not to use too much of this concealer or it'll look cakey. A light dab will go a long way
answered 9 months ago
FinleyT
(Martinsville, VA)
answer 2
I would probably use this under mineral makeup. It is very creamy so you could actually use your mineral powder to set it. Otherwise you would probably just smear your makeup if you applied after.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
bebzorg
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 3
I use this under all other makeup. If I have a really red pimple, I would apply the paste and then use loose powder, and then apply again to make sure there is maximum coverage. But usually just the 1 application works well.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
ShimmerSchem
(Long Beach, Ca)
answer 4
I use Bare Minerals make up after applying the Erase Paste. Putting the paste on first and then the minerals helps in blending and keeps the paste from standing out. Just lightly brush the minerals over the paste...
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
lizzysnanna
(Knoxville, Tennessee)
answer 5
Apply over foundation, then finish with powder
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
secon
(Pittsford, NY)
answer 6
Either way works for me, as long as your mineral makeup is a close match. I always apply this product after.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
blmm26
(Sea, WA)
answer 7
definitely under! If you try to wear it over mineral powder, it'll look cakey.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
miloberry
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can I use this alone or do I have to set it with powder?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
spoiledgirl05
on Erase Paste
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used it both with and without a powder over top and have had success both ways. However, I prefer using it without a powder.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
jmcdougall
(Canada)
answer 2
You can use it alone or use product on top of it! I use it alone under my eyes and then for blemish coverup I usually am using bronzer and blush on top.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
kcslaugh
answer 3
Well I think that depends on how oily your skin is, what you are doing that day, etc.
But if you're skin isn't, and probably won't become shiny to a point that might force the Erase Paste to budge, then I think you're fine leaving your concealer commando.
Personally, I usually set it with powder. As an acne-prone dancer, my makeup generally smudges after 3-7 hours. But I find that if this concealer is worn without powder, it still lasts a good 5 hours or so. But that's just me. If I were you I would experiment with or without powder to see how it works with your skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dance341
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
I haven't tried using it with no powder to set. Because I use it under my eyes, I only use a very light dusting over it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
allmymasks
(Charlotte, NC)
answer 5
Works better with a translucent powder. But will go either way.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
adebrone
answer 6
This stuff is pretty creamy, unless the skin under your eyes is really dry, I suggest setting with a powder.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
derelicious
(Quincy, MA)
answer 7
I don't set it with anything, but I have pretty dry skin. Mine stays for about 8 hours. If your skin is oily, just set it with a light setting power to avoid looking too cakey or to avoid that crease-like thing that happens with under eye concealers sometimes.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
gwenythb
(Texas)
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