Changing concealers is serious business in the makeup world! Being someone who's usually gone for the Erase Paste (review here), I was dubious that some people seemed to prefer Benefit's other concealer pot: Boi-ing. So I decided to grab Boi-ing in Duty Free (RRP £17.50) and put it to the test...
So here is is applied with my finger on the left and once blended on the right:
And here it is once applied with my e.l.f. Flawless Concealer brush (review here). I didn't have huge dark circles or spots when I took this picture, but as you can see it's definitely brightens and conceals the under-eye area. Before is on the left and after on the right:
So how does it measure up to the Erase Paste? I actually think Boi-ing is more of a paste consistency that the Erase Paste! It's a little drier than the Erase Paste and less greasy. I'd say the Erase Paste is more of a salmon-toned corrector, whereas Boi-ing is more suited for going on top of a corrector or to hide blemishes (as it's more skin-toned).
Personally (though I've used only Boi-ing in the 'after' image) I liked to use Boi-ing on blemishes and Erase Paste under my eyes as a corrector, before Boi-ing on top to blend it in with my foundation. Boi-ing does claim to be crease resistant but it definitely creased for me, though nowhere near as much as the Erase Paste. It isn't a huge bother but worth pointing out as it is marketed as 'crease-proof'. Overall I'm really glad I purchased it; whether Boi-ing or Erase Paste is for you really depends on what you want from your concealer!
* Doesn't irritate blemishes and spots
* Good coverage
* Doesn't look 'cake-y'
* Easy to apply with a concealer brush or fingers
* A good all-rounder
* A few pounds less expensive than the Erase Paste
* Comes in more shades than the Erase Paste
* Fairly durable (better than the Erase Paste in my experience)
* Not a 'correcting' shade
* Although the creasing wasn't too bad it did definitely crease for me
* May be drying if your under-eye area is already under-hydrated
Crease Resistance: **.5
For blemishes: ****
For under-eye area: ***.5
Ease of application: ****
Value for money: ***