19 Nov 2014

BEAUTY: Benefit Boi-ing Concealer


Boi-ing concealer in shade 01 - £17.50 from Benefit
My first ever blogging event was actually the launch of Benefit's Fake Up concealer stick, which I fell in love with for a very long time. Fast forward to a few years later and here I am with a new Benefit concealer that I treated myself to in Debenhams when I was also buying the Cheeky Sweet Spot. Originally I was planning on purchasing Erase Paste, however the lovely girl on the counter suggested that Boi-Ing might be a bit better suited to my needs; covering the occasional blemish, scarring and my under eye circles.

Boi-ing comes in a small yet sturdy black pot with a twist off lid, meaning that you don't have to worry about it falling apart in your make up bag. I struggle a little to get right to the edge of the pot when applying with my finger as is recommended however when using a brush this is no issue.

On first impressions I thought the shade looked a little too warm for my typically pale Scottish skin, however it's actually perfect and blends in seamlessly with or without foundation. The consistency is very creamy without being overly heavy with a slightly fuller coverage than other concealers I have tried which is perfect for concealing little imperfections. It certainly has an impressive staying power and manages to last through even the toughest 8 hour shifts, and even longer with a decent primer such as the Porefessional.

I do sometimes find that it can crease slightly under my eyes after a few hours, although this can quickly by fixed by using a finger or brush to blend out slightly. I have a feeling this is due to me being a bit too heavy handed when applying as it usually isn't an issue. I'm not entirely sure how well this would work for someone with oilier skin than I have, however even on my slightly oily eyelids this works wonders so it's just a case of trial and error I suppose.

On the whole Boi-ing is a pretty impressive concealer, it really provides the whole hog for me. I still love the infamous Collection Lasting Perfection but for now I am pretty smitten with Boi-ing. At £17.50 it isn't the most expensive concealer out there but certainly isn't the cheapest.  If you're after a concealer that's a bit more heavy duty then I would definitely suggest trying Boi-ing on for size.

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