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Eye Primer - Smashbox - Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

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rated 3.5(36 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.5
  • 55% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.9
  • Price: $$$

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rated 1 of 5 on 3/31/2014 2:49:00 PM More reviews by EliG

Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

Nice smoothy, creamy texture.

Unfortunately, immediately after I put it on, my under eye area started swelling until I looked like I had bags. I've never had that happen before. Had to wash it off right away...

Would not recommend for those with sensitive skin like me.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/26/2014 11:28:00 AM More reviews by parisianwalkways

Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

very soothing and hydrating, gives an instant boost. concealer goes on much better, helps with dryness, fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.

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rated 1 of 5 on 2/19/2014 9:47:00 PM More reviews by monarose

Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

Useless waste of money. Did not do anything for me - no brightening (not even the tiniest bit), no smoothing out, no line filling - absolutely nothing.

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 1/17/2014 1:09:00 PM More reviews by Nancygia

Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

I got this when it first came out. I thought it would be a refreshing, moisturizing canvas for concealer, or alone when I'm going for a more natural look. Unfortunately, the cooling sensation lasts a couple of seconds, and then what I'm left with is a cakey, dry undereye area. Good concept, poorly executed.

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rated 3 of 5 on 1/5/2014 7:50:00 AM More reviews by Lynnnguyen

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This brightens up dark circles a little but you're better off using a concealer without this. It doesn't help fine lines either

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rated 2 of 5 top reviewer on 12/20/2013 9:07:00 PM More reviews by prettygirlmo

Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I got this hoping it would be better than a regular face primer, but it wasn't. I have really dry skin including my under eyes. This didn't add extra moisture, it has a brightening effect but once you put concealer/corrector over it, it disappears. One of the worst things about it is, it takes forever to dry that no matter how long I waited my concealer always rolled up in little balls, or looked streaky. I thought it made me look older after a few hours of wear. However, I just got a new water-based face primer (Laura Mercier Oil Free), and it works really good as an under eye primer as well.

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rated 2 of 5 on 12/20/2013 8:48:00 PM More reviews by Caracal

Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine Eyes: Blue

The first few minutes after dabbing on the Under Eye Primer were magical. The fine lines filled in, the area felt cool and hydrated and looked ever so slightly airbrushed. I was in heaven even though a deeper diagonal line in the under eye area wasn't noticeably improved. Three hours later and my eyes look old, crepey and tired, much worse that before application. This the first under eye primer I've tried in years, I was hoping for tightening, brightening and filling. Good thing I didn't pay full-price for this disappointment, it came in the Smashbox eye primer kit. Hopefully will have better luck with the other primer products.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 10/20/2013 2:34:00 PM More reviews by Miaoudeminou

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

A small amount does go a long way but this is so expensive for how little you get (.33oz for $29). Maybe if I was given even close to an ounce for that much it'd be worth it. I've gotten the tiny sample bottle of this and loved it though. I used it as an eyelid primer and under eye primer. It glides whatever you wear over it and doesn't cause it to get cakey (some products are just cakey though and that has nothing to do with this primer).

Basically if this were cheaper I'd buy it all the time.

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rated 1 of 5 on 10/11/2013 2:48:00 AM More reviews by cetoyant23

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black

I heard about this product from two Youtubers who never fail me with their recommendations. Unfortunately, I was greatly dissatisfied with this. I tried w/ all my ability to get it to work & enjoy it but to no avail. I tried different techniques with it. Sometimes used more or less & added it with other products, but got terrible results. I hardly felt the "cooling/de-puffing" sensation while using it. I think Cliniques All about Eyes Serum works remarkably better at de-puffing the eyes, at least for me. My under eyes are already quite wrinkly, I felt that with every concealer, using this made my undereyes drier & more wrinkly :( The product was $29, & I returned it today. It's definitely an interesting concept, there really aren't many under eye primers out there. I'll still be looking for other ways to prevent my concealer from creasing so soon. I'm determined :)

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rated 1 of 5 on 10/2/2013 1:42:00 PM More reviews by Curlycat

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown

Does make my undereye area a tiny bit brighter.

I don't find this product necessarily at all, it doesn't make a huge difference.

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