Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer: Review and Swatches

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Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer: Review and Swatches
For Fall 2015, Benefit has a new product called the Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer ($38 CAD). With a SPF of 20 and a lightly pigmented formulation, Air Patrol promises to prime, prep, and hydrate the eye area. To see some swatches and how well it works, click.......
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer: Review and Swatches
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer
Packaging:
The Air Patrol primer comes in an adorable click pen with a silver lid shaped like a little wing. The product dispenses when the base is twisted and it comes out of a squishy rubbery spout applicator. The only downside with the applicator is that it tends to get caked with the primer so I usually clean it with an alcohol wipe after every few uses.
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer
Formulation:
With SPF 20, the Air Patrol BB Cream has a hydrating but fairly thin formulation. The coverage is very light but the product smooths fine lines and gently covers up dark circles and spots. The finish is not very tacky so it's not as effective as other eye primers in terms adhering to loose powder shadows. However, this works pretty well if you want a simple, no-fuss light-coverage brightening concealer for the eyes.
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer
Below you can see how the Air Patrol works. As you will notice, the product covers up some of the darkness and small spots under the eyes. The overall eye area is also brightened as well, which makes me look more awake and less tired.
Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer
Overall:
If you are looking for a high coverage eye concealer that doubles as a tacky eyelid primer, the Air Patrol BB Cream is not it. However, if you want a light coverage, hydrating, and lightweight concealer, then definitely give it a try; I personally really enjoy the comfortable wear and the moisturizing properties.

Availability:
Benefit is available online and in stores at Sephora.
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