I got this sample size tube when I purchased the Smashbox primer. I have been sold on and using Oil of Olay eye regenerist serum for the past couple of years and thought I would give this a try for a change. It goes on very very smoothly, silky, and feels light and non oily or greasy on your face. It does not sting or cause any eye irritation at all. I really can't tell that it works any better or any different that the Oil of Olay product. I have tried applying my makeup both with and without this product, and frankly I can't see any difference. It does feel like I am hydrating and pampering my eye area though so I continue to use it even though I can't visibly tell whether I have used it or not. I really like that this has a sheer tint of color to it so I can see how much product is being dispensed and it prevents me from getting too much out. It is in a squeeze tube so if you use too much pressure you will inadvertantly get too much product. While I like this product and it seemed to be comparable to the Oil Of Olay, I can get the Oil of Olay for around $20 and this is a bit higher at $29 so I'm going to stick with the best price and that means bye bye Smashbox, and hello Olay!
Bought this in hopes that it would brighten my under eye circles, hydrate the skin under my eyes all while filling in the fine lines in the area so that my concealer would not crease. I wasn't impressed at all. This product dried out my skin and made my concealer cake up. It also globbed (creating my own word to describe this) up my concealer creating little flakes and rolled globs of muck. I used to be such a fan of Smashbox products but it just seems like their new products only disappoint me.
This product was part of Nordies Beauty Trend show. It does what it claims, decreases the lines around the eye and preps the area for concealer.
I was pleasantly surprised.
this stuff rocks. what a wonderful idea. it helps nourish the sensitive skin under the eyes but it doesn't create any slip for concealer so it doesn't crease. a little goes a very long way. i was hesitant about the color and the slight iridescence to it, but it applies neutral. it's not a gimmicky product- it really does get the job done nicely.
my only wish is that it had a doe foot applicator. sometimes the squeeze tube style gets a little messy.
Great under eye primer for concealer!! Put on only a little bit, and let set for 5 minutes. Add concealer, and even a concealer that looked iffy before looks great! This stuff is a miracle!!
I LOVE this primer! Ever since I got this as a sephora sample, I've been using it everyday to help me prime my under eyes before I conceal and I can definitely notice a HUGE difference! First of all the formula is great, really hydrating and not drying at all, not thick like other face primers and feels so good underneath my eyes! Secondly, when I apply my concealer over it, I've noticed a dramatic difference in whether or not my concealer "cakes" up and/or looks dry. When I use this primer, my concealer goes on very smooth and doesn't look drying at all (no fine lines visible). So thus, this has been a go to for me now.
I will most definitely be buying a full size of this. The good thing about this is you don't need a lot of product to do the job. So even just a small sample size will last me a year at the least! Hope this helps! =)
Prior to using this product I was using Mac's Vibrancy Under-eye Brightener/Primer, and I wasn't happy with the results. I exchanged it and bought the Smashbox one which surprisingly was just as expensive and actually had less in the tube. I am however satisfied with the results. I have two blue veins that run under my eyes (and on my NC15 skin, they're very noticeable!). I need to use under eye primer before applying my corrector and concealer so it will last longer. I think this works, and it feels beautiful when I put it on. I just wish it was cheaper, because currently it's wayyy too expensive for what it is.
This is the only primer product from Smashbox I like, and one of the only eye primers from any company that I'm happy with. I have fair skin and dark purple under eye circles (that can look like bruising, thanks genetics) and this primer is an important step to concealing it.It has a very nice consistency to it, more watery/hydrating than the basic face primers.
This is expensive, but worth every penny. I have dark circles and bags under my eyes. And did I mention wrinkles too? So first I dab on a bit of Benefit's "Its Potent" eye cream to hydrate and tighten. (Love that also) Then I apply this primer over that to brighten, smooth and diffuse lines, etc. Last I use Givenchy's Mister Light concealer pen (also excellent and more opaque than YSL) only on the dark circle. The result is amazing. It takes years off my face. This product is excellent for diffusing light away from under-eye flaws. Love it. Buy it..
After having 2 kids, I essentially swore off high end products for the sake of the family budget. I have found at least passable replacements if not BETTER replacements for just about everything (something my makeup snob, college self would never believe or admit to).
THIS IS TOTALLY WORTH IT! I have terrible dark circles, made worse by a toddler and baby. i also have deep set eyes, which means a couple deep wrinkles directly under my lower lash line for my concealer to settle into. Concealer has been the bane of my existence for as long as I can remember.
For me, this is NOT a concealer, but when applied before foundation, directly to the under eye area (I don't wear an all over primer, so not sure if it would go on before or after that), it allows a second coat of foundation, concealer, and a highlight/concealer to remain uncreased for the entire day. Including a couple touch ups.
For me the price is a little steep, but totally worth it. Until I can find a drugstore dupe, this will have a permanent home in my makeup kit.