Spotting an offer online to try the new Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer. I’m famously not a Benefit fan, I want to love it as much as everybody else seems to, but for me I find the brand over priced for what I get. More than anything I wanted to love this product as I think the packaging/styling of this product is so darn cute!
The little sample was packed about statistics about how highly rated it was in a consumer study. With stats such as 94% said it relieved dryness and 93% said it felt calming and smoothing… personally I don’t suffer with dry eyelids (do people have dry eyelids?!) and I’m in the 7% of people who didn’t find it soothing or calming.
Again, for me it’s another flawed product, I tried this a few times before going on holiday and found the colour of the base a bit too pigmented then, but on returning from holiday the colour match was even worse. There’s no shade selection with this – it’s currently the only colour so I can imagine those with darker skin tones are going to struggle to use this at all. I can just get away with it, however I have to pay far too much attention to making sure I cover every little spot otherwise I have tiny little yellow dots peeking out from within my eyeshadow.
I can’t deny that this product does help shadow last longer, but for me it’s outweighed by the odd colour shade. Pale colours are completely effected by the fact the base is really pigmentated, and personally I just don’t get the point! If it was sheerer this product would have got a thumbs up from me – although it’s no better in my opinion than any other eyeshadow primer, but I might have repurchased because the packaging is so cute!
If you’ve tried this please let me know how you got on!