Friday, 15 July 2011

Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic - Review!

Hey Everyone!

I recently purchased the Benefit confessions of a concealaholic "book" which contains: 
75ml That gal brightening face primer
32g Erase Paste Concealer in No.2 medium
13g Boi-ing Concealer in 01 and 02
0.9g Eye Bright Instant Eye Brightener
0.9g Lemon Aid Colour Correcting Eye Primer
Two mini double ended brushes for the concealer and eye primer.

It looks like this....

I was on the look out for a really good concealer when I spotted this in my airplane shopping brochure. I don't really have problems with spots or breaking out, but I do have the most terrible eye bags and a couple of scars, so I really wanted a good, high coverage concealer. It RRP's at £28.50 but I purchased it for I believe €22.00. So I'm going to do a mini review on each of the products! 

That Gal
So the tube in this kit is pretty small but I have tried the full size that gal before and I quite like it. It smells really nice and has really light creamy texture that goes on the skin well. I really like applying this especially when I'm doing my makeup first thing because it gives my skin a real awake feeling, or in other words it has the "brightening" affect it says it does! The full size tube is £21.50 for 11ml, so it's nice that a sample is included in this kit; it could help you decide if you want to go ahead and buy the full thing. 

Erase Paste
So erase paste.....Where have you been all my life! This concealer is amazing, like I said before I have really bad eye bags (I'm suprised Ryanair have never tried to charge me extra for travelling with them), but this concealer covers them up completely. When I'm applying this I use the mini brush included to get it right up under the lash line and it does wonders, especially after a heavy night's a Godsend! 

Boi-ing 01 and 02
So you get two shades of the Boi-ing concealer a light and a medium; I've used both as my skin is getting darker with the better weather I have started to use the medium shade. When this is coupled with the previously raved about erase paste it provides the perfect concealer. I haven't ran out just yet but as soon as i do I will be re-purchasing.

Eye Bright
This product is supposed to be applied to the inner corner of the eye to give you a wide awake look. This comes in the form of a cream in this kit and it is the only item I'm not sold on. It's quite stiff and hard to blend, I also found it slightly difficult to apply with the brush. I have the pencil form of this product (£14 for 1.4g), which I really like. It has a much more creamy texture, it's easier to blend and the pencil is easier to use. Eye bright itself I like, the version in this kit I didn't. 

The pencil version  - better than cream included in the kit

Lemon Aid
Finally the eye primer; this product is supposed to hide/even out discolouration on the lids. I like it, it's creamy and easy to apply, it feels nice on the lids and it does even out discolouration. Even if I'm not doing a major eye look I like to use this as it makes my skin look nicer and also more awake. Another product I will probably repurchase. 

So overall I really liked this kit, only downside is that it's in a larger kind of packaging and a little awkward to store (more for me when travelling). But in general I think it's a really good buy and I would recommend it!

Hope you enjoyed this review!
Peace and Love!
Karen X


  1. just read your review because i had never seen this in the shops before! i`ve seen the full-sized products and debated whether to buy them, then decided against it because it does cost so much, but i think if i bought this it would act as a box trial. a few people on other websites said that the colour of the Erase Paste was too dark? i`ve got pale skin so i`m not sure how it would look on me, but for the price of this box it`s cheaper than buying all the products at full price! look forward to eventually buying the box and trying the Lemon Aid :)

  2. Well first of all thank you for reading! :) Yes I should of swatched the erase paste for the blog! It is a little dark but when I use the boi-ing concealer over it,it always gives a great look! And yea I think it's a really good way to sample some a couple of products,like I said I would definitely recommend! :)x