BENEFIT | Boi-ing Brightening Concealer and Airbrush Concealer

This year for my birthday I got my makeup done at Sephora, and the artist used these two magical products on my face that lit up the spark in my eye and turned me human again. If there’s one thing I would change about my genetics, is the insane dark circles I got from mother dearest. I’ve spent years, and probably hundreds of dollars, trying to find products that will cover up my circles and blend in with the rest of my face. I haven’t had the best of luck until this wonderful lady came into my life and brought me the new Boi-ing range from Benefit. 

 

This is my first concealer and brightener from Benefit and it looks like I’ll be repurchasing it once I finish these two pods. They’re actually not that expensive for a higher end brand and it does it’s job. Even my mom is thinking of getting them which means it’s done good. I don’t really even need a beauty blender or a brush to blend it in as I find my fingers do the best job. I have them both in shade No.2 and it actually matches and blends perfectly with my foundation. I always found that eye under concealers always pack a color to them, and since I have an olive/yellow skin undertone, the typical purple never looked good. However, with the Boi-ing concealers, it doesn’t tinge my face purple and it makes my under eyes look so bright and alive again. This is probably the product highlight of my year. While there are still some great drug store ones that do the job okay, I’ve been blown away by my experience with the Boi-ing concealers.

I have yet to try these color corrector ones that I probably should be trying out since I have massive eye circles, but until I get tired of the Benefit, I think I’m going to stick with these. The texture of the airbrush concealer is a harder cream, and the brightening concealer is a slightly softer cream that comes out a bit easier. 

PROS
1. The texture feels nice. I don’t ever feel like there’s something on my eyes when I’m wearing it. The textures are a firm and softer cream. They come out of the pod easily and you don’t need that much.

2. Following with the first point, it’s not too expensive as far as concealers go. They are each $27 CAD, which is totally affordable for me.

3. Again, linking with the second point, they last a long time. I use it almost every single day, and since you don’t need that much, the pods will last you for months on end. The pots are fairly small, but they’re pact with product and since the texture is a cream instead of a liquid, you can probably get more use out of it.

4. The coverage is amazing. It’s easy to spread, slightly more difficult to blend in than your average concealer, but it spreads and that makes up for the extra effort you need to blend it all in.

5. In all honesty, you can probably just get one and still have a decent cover up. I haven’t tried one alone yet, but even after I use the airbrush concealer, my eyes look ten times brighter. I feel like you could definitely get away with just one if you were a little low on money.

6. This stuff lasts all day, even at the end of the night when I take my makeup off, there’s still a bit that gets off on my cloth at the end of my regime. Not too sure if that means my remover is crap, or if the product is just that long lasting. But I digress, it lasts long, doesn’t get oily, doesn’t move or smear.

7. I’m by no means a beauty professional, I’m just a poor uni student, but I use the concealer as a primer for my eyeshadow as well, and I find it works just as good as an actual primer does. It holds the eye shadow on my lid, doesn’t go all oily or greasy, and stays in place. I really couldn’t ask for anything more.

CONS 
1. I don’t find this product the easiest to blend, but it’s definitely not difficult. It just takes a bit more elbow grease than I’m used too.

2. Following with the first point, if you’re used to using a beauty blender or brush to blend it in, I recommend using your fingers. I guess it’s not necessarily a con, but I find a blender or brush doesn’t do it justice. However, a lot of the product just kind of sticks on your fingers and seeps into your skin if you do use your fingers.

I find there are way more pros than cons to these concealers. I could probably go on and on about the great stuff that it does, but I am limited when I think of the cons surrounding these products. I haven’t tried other shades so I’m not sure if other ones are more color based pigmented than the one I have. But until I do, the shade No.2 works perfectly for me.

Also, I do have to comment on the packaging because it’s just so darn cute. They’re little erasers at the bottom of a pencil! Or at least that’s what I think they are. They erase circles under your eyes, and they’re a little eraser, it’s a pun in a pod and I appreciate it. 

Have you ever tried these two concealers before? If so, are you happy with them or have you found any that you like better? If so, let me know, I’m always willing to try out new under eye products!

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