As most makeup users know, there’s one word that strikes fear in the hearts of beauty enthusiasts everywhere- discontinued. And yes, as the market gets bigger, it’s becoming less common to find products so unique that they’re irreplaceable. But some products are worthy of that title and the struggle to find replacements can be frustrating. Today I’m listing possible dupes for an all time stand-out product, the Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer (formerly known as Erase Paste).
Benefit’s Boi-ing Brightening Concealer was a gift to dark under eyes everywhere. The precious little pot contained a magic corrector that completely blanked out darkness and under-eye shadows. And even though though the updated name was a downgrade in my opinion (Erase Paste sounds so much better), the product performed the same.
Until they discontinued it.
I’ve a lamented the sad reality of Benefit discontinuing Boi-ing Brightening Concealer earlier when I listed my top recently discontinued makeup. The reaction I got convinced me that so many others are on the hunt for something that’ll perform similarly so I’ve compiled the best dupes here. Bear in mind though, as I stated in that post, that nothing truly matches the consistency and coverage of Boi-ing Brightening Concealer but here are some possible dupes nonetheless.
(Also, let’s just hold a moment of silence for the other great correctors that sadly, went the same way as Boi-oing Brightening Concealer; Fiona Stiles Corrector, Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector [also on its way out], Smashbox Peach Color Correcting Stick and It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector. Seriously, what’s up with all the correctors getting discontinued? It’s like the brands want us to suffer with dark circles 😖.)
Bobbi Brown Under Eye Corrector
This is like the OG under-eye corrector, I’m pretty sure it’s the first one I ever purchased. And to be completely honest, I didn’t like it as much as Benefit’s Erase Paste. The consistency is thinner and the coverage isn’t quite as good. You also get so much less product for the money and I found that I went through it pretty quickly.
That being said there are some positives. The Bobbi Brown Corrector come in a much larger range of shades with both pink and peach undertones. This is great because you can tailor your shade to best correct your dark circles. Additionally, the thinner consistency might be a benefit for those who found Boi-ing Brightening Concealer too hydrating.
Tarte Colored Clay CC Undereye Corrector
I very nearly had a panic attack when searching this up because every retailer I checked had only the deeper shades in stock (a telltale sign of discontinuation). To my relief however, a customer service rep clarified for me that it’s being restocked next month and it is not being discontinued.
This product is similar to the Bobbi Brown Corrector, it’s a thinner consistency than Benefit’s Boi’ing Brightening but it offers more hydration than the Bobbi Brown. You’re also getting more product than the Bobbi Brown for the same price. It doesn’t however, come in as many shades, with only two options to choose from.
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Vanish Color Corrector
This is a slightly newer offering in the color correcting category. The coverage isn’t bad but it’s not enough to be a real Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer dupe. The texture is on the thinner side, sort of similar to the Tarte Colored Clay Corrector. It does come in four shades, from pale peach to a straight up fiery orange. You also get more product than both the Bobbi Brown and the Tarte correctors give you. For more info, check out my full review.
Flower Beauty Chill Out Smoothing Color Corrector
This product is super new and it’s already sold out in most of the shades at Ulta. The product comes in three shades and you get quite a bit more than with the correctors mentioned above. It’s also a more affordable option than the others on this list.
The consistency is kind of like a solid mousse (similar to the Too Faced Peach Concealer). I found the texture to be pretty drying and the coverage was quite minimal. It’s a shame because this is the first corrector we’ve seen in a while from a drugstore brand. For more in you can read my full review of the product.
Flower Beauty Chill Out Smoothing Color Corrector: $10.29
Available at: Ulta
Jane Iredale Enlighten Concealer
This is yet another corrector that only comes in two shades. I found it to be on the more hydrating side, yet still solid. Pretty similar I’d say to the consistency of the Bobbi Brown Corrector, though thinner. Sadly the coverage is also on the lower end and it didn’t properly camouflage my dark circles. On the upside however, you do get more product than say, the Tarte or Bobbi Brown corrector so it should last a while. Read my full review for more info.
It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Waterproof Concealer
So this isn’t actually marketed as a corrector because it’s really just a full coverage concealer. The texture is extremely hydrating and it’s reminiscent of the consistency of Benefit’s Boi-ing Brightening, though a bit thinner and more dewy. At the same time, it is very full coverage and does a great job camouflaging undereye circles. You also get a generous amount of product, way more than most of the others on this list.
The biggest reason why it wouldn’t work as a dupe is because of the shades. As it’s a traditional concealer, the lineup is made up of mostly standard skin-like colors. However, I’m including it here because some shades of the It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye can lean slightly peachy and if you find shade more orangey than your skin tone, it may be able to function as a corrector.
Pixi Correction Concentrate
As with many of the others, the texture on this really doesn’t compare to Benefit Boi-ing Brightening. It’s more of a solid consistency, similar to the Too Faced Peach Perfect Concealer or the Nars Soft Matte Concealer. In the past it came in only one, really light shade, but Pixi now offers a second option. Looking at the swatches though, even the deeper shade looks super light and the lighter shade is too light to cover my circles. The coverage is also not as intense so it’s not my favorite replacement for the Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer.
Stila Correct and Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette
This is obviously a full palette as opposed to a single product. While the price point is obviously higher there are three tones of peachy corrector included. There’s also a few other color correctors and setting powders which is benefit or disadvantage depending on whether or not you’ll use them. You also get a fair amount of product and most reviewers say it works great.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Underpainting Color Correction Palette
Here’s yet another palette, and I generally find that you don’t end up using all shades in a concealer palette so it’s not my top pick. However, it does come in several configurations, with four shades in each palette so there’s something for every skin tone. Several reviewers said that the formula is too greasy so while it may be hydrating, you may also run into an issue with longevity.
Mac Studio Conceal & Correct Palette
Similar to the Makeup Forever palette, this one comes with six correctors and concealers and it’s available in several configurations. Again, you’re getting a decent amount of product but some shades may be irrelevant for your makeup use. I’m not the biggest fan of Mac’s Studio Finish Concealer Formula for the under-eye area. I find it a bit dry and the coverage is more medium than full. That being said, it may work for you, depending on your application method and how well you prep your skin.
So I think what we learnt today is that there’s really an abysmal amount of correctors available on the market. Of all the Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer dupes listed here, none completely measure up to it.
So if you manage to find something here that works for you, I’m so glad I was able to help. But maybe all us Erase Paste devotees should spam Benefit’s customer service and demand they bring it back. Who knows, maybe they will?
Thanks for reading. If you’ve found any other Benefit Boi-ing Brightening Concealer dupes please share in the comments below.