Saturday, 4 October 2014

Eye products | Benefit Review

Since I can remember I have always had dark circles and bags under and around my eyes. I use Rimmel's Lasting Perfection foundation but unfortunately the lightest coloured concealer they make is in ivory which just makes me look orange under my eyes! I've tried and tested countless drug store and high-end concealers and I have now reverted back to my all time favourite brand - Benefit.

When I first started getting into make up (5 years or so ago) I was lucky enough to have lots of Benefit products bought for me from my Mum and Nan at Christmas time and since then I have been hooked. You really do get what you pay for.

My eyes are dehydrated so I decided its about time I got myself some eye cream. When I purchased the They're Real! Push-Up Liner I got given a sample of the It's Potent! Eye Cream and from the small sample, I loved how it felt on my skin. 

So, yesterday I popped into my local Boots and headed straight for the Benefit counter. I picked up the It's Potent! Eye Cream for £25.50. The eye cream claims to 'fade dark circles & help smooth fine lines for brighter, younger looking eyes'. The packaging (as always with Benefit) was gorgeous and I didn't even want to open the box as it looked so pretty! As soon as I put the product around my eyes, they instantly felt refreshed. I let the cream soak in for a few minutes and my skin felt soo soft! I haven't noticed any visible differences apart from my eyes looking slightly brighter but I have only used the cream three times and I know nothing is a miracle worker but I'm sure it will live up to its claims!

I have tried Benefit's Erase Paste, Fake Up and Boi-ing! concealers over the years. Fake Up is hydrating but I found it just slid off my face after a short amount of time and Boi-ing! didn't have enough coverage for me. On the other hand, I loved Erase Paste so decided to try it out again for £20.50. The Erase Paste is a 'concentrated, creamy concealer' that claims to 'brighten and camouflage' by 'targeting dark circles, discolouration and imperfections'. The concealer definitely lives up to its claims as it hides my dark circles perfectly, making me looking fresh and wide awake! Its also great for dabbing onto imperfections and spots if you have any too.

I am so glad I decided to go back to Benefit's products and I certainly won't be changing to the cheaper alternatives any time soon. Some people may find them a little on the pricey side but you definitely get what you pay for, their quality is next to none and their packaging is always super gorgeous and girly! The only problem I do have with Benefit is this is the second time (in two different locations) that I have received bad customer service which is such a shame. Let me know what your favourite Benefit products are in the comments below and what the customer service is like where you are.


  1. I adore Erase Paste, though the lightest shade is a tiny bit too dark for me. I can get away with using it when I have a bit more colour in the summertime. I've been in the market for a new eye cream and maybe Benefit is my best bet! I do love their products...

    Ivory Avenue

    1. I'm exactly the same Natalie! I use the lightest shade but it is still a tad orange for my skin tone. It's a shame there isn't a decent brand out there for us super pale girls!

  2. Wow I should really check these products out :) I hate my under eye circles :( x