Review: Benefit Boi-ing Concealer
Benefit touts Boi-ing as an industrial strength concealer with the ability to cover bruised skin and dark circles.
Straight from the pot, Boi-ing has a creamy consistency, but it transforms to a slightly powdery version of itself once it dries on the skin. The best way to apply this product is to warm it between your fingertips and tap it on to the troubled area. Applying this product with a brush makes the application appear patchy and the product doesn’t blend well into the skin.
This product works best on smooth surfaces like under eye circles or redness on the nose and chin. It does a decent job when covering small bumps, but seems to settle into large breakouts making them appear much more prominent on the skin. While I have oily skin and can’t speak to the absolute accuracy of this opinion, I feel that this concealer may not be a good match for ladies and gents with dry skin, as it will likely settle into flaky patches.
On that note, I recommend this product for covering dark circles. It’s my favorite product for the job and for that reason alone I consider it to be a great concealer. I haven’t found it to settle into skin below my eyes or crease throughout the day.
The one major downfall of Boi-ing, like other face products from Benefit, is the extremely limited color selection. It’s only available in three shades: light, medium and dark. Unfortunately, those colors don’t exactly cater to the varying shades and tones of real light, medium and dark colored skin.
Overall, Boi-ing remains in my collection for its great work as a cover-up for my pesky dark circles. But this concealer may not be a hit for everyone based on skin type and skin tone, so I would suggest a trip to Sephora or Ulta to swatch and test the product before making a purchase.
Available at Sephora and Ulta stores, sephora.com, ulta.com
This product was purchased by me and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.