Not thrilled at all with this product. I love Benefit, they usually have some great stuff but this is probably the worst I've tried. It's hard to blend & settled into the creases of my eyelid & within a few hours my eyes looked awful. I kept trying different ways to apply but nothing worked, I ended up with the same effect no matter what I tried. I've given up...$18 down the drain.
This is absolutely fantastic either by itself on your eyelids or as a base for more eye make-up. Alone, it evens out the tone of the eyelid area and makes your eyes pop without looking like you have anything on at all. As a base, it makes anything go on smoother and last longer, but it really grabs glittery and shimmery eye products and makes them stay all night long (or all day long, if you're wearing glitter during the daytime which you shouldn't). This makes a great gift. I would pass it out in freshman orientation in dorms around the world if I were queen.
The first time I used this product, I reall liked it. It did exactly what it's supposed to....lighted up my eyelids and gave me a brighter look. But after a few days of using it, I realized that it doesn't last that long and by the end of the day, my eyelids looked as if I had never even applied the Lemon-Aid. Plus, it's a little difficult to blend. I hate using my fingers to apply makeup so I used a concealer brush but I never really felt like I got it blended in all the way. So, all in all, not a horrible product, but I won't buy it again.
fabulous product, benefit do think outside the box don't they? Interms of skincare, i don't trust or like anything but the lovely smelling and alright scrub, 'snap out of it honey scrub'...but make up trickery, they have a few aves up their sleeve. This is brilliant if, like me, you have thin skin on your eyelids- pinky red, and veiny- well just pop this on thinly you can't go wrong) and you instantlylook way better. I'm not sure i like the packaging. (A) it's not hygeinic to keep rubbing it, like all pot designs (B) it fell apart at the hinge. Now i do like the mirror, but it's just there to justify the huge price tag. Someone- prob on here to be honest- said 'just try yellow eyeshadow, it'll work the same' I went off and bought very expensive, but quite nice, prescriptives buttercup eyeshadow. Let me tell you it is NOT the same. This product is unique, and it works!! It has become one of my crucial make up steps
Yikes--I'm a little surprised folks are trying this under their eyes. The packaging states that it's for use on the eyelid. I can't imagine how it would look applied under the eyes, or worse, how difficult it would be to apply there. It's incredibly hard to blend, even on the eyelid.
Anyway, I had high hopes for this product, but the blending issue was a deal-breaker. If you want something to neutralize and brighten your eyelid area, try Paula Begoin's eyeshadow in Chiffon.
First off, I need to make it clear that this product is not intended for under-eye use and is not a concealer for under-eye circles. Reading back on the reviews for this product it's clear that many girls have been using this product in the entirely wrong way and not in the way in which is was intended for. "Lemon Aid" is nothing more than an eyelid highlighter and will most likely give you yellow eyes and cakey-ness if you try to use it in any other way. Now that that has been cleared up, we can continue with reviewing what this product is intended for and how it has worked for me. I use "Lemon Aid" practically daily, I initially purchased it because I look absolutely dreadful in the morning and was looking for a "perk me up" to make myself look a little bit more presentable. I was reeled in because of the "before" and "after" picture on Benefit's website and decided that these results really couldn't bee too far-fetched. I chucked over the 23eu with a heavy heart and went home to try it on, only to discover that I was happy with every cent I payed for it - this product is absolutely marvelous. It perks my eyes up immediately and gets rid of that "under-slept" look for me, as well as that "over-slept" look (the latter, we all know, can be even worse!). As the product's purpose is to "highlight" and not "cake and conceal", only a very tiny bit is supposed to be used and I found that the harder texture of the product really helped me get the right amount of product dispensed. Many reviewers seem not to like this, I couldn't have liked it more. I personally think that if the consistancy of the product was any softer, too much of it would have been dispensed. I wipe my finger accross the top of the product and exacly the right amount comes off on my fingers. I tap it lightly with my index finger on my eyelid and blend. I do this twice on each eyelid and that's all I need. The downside of this product is that it can crease a little, which I find especially if I have accidentally applied to much product. Since it's indended to be applied sheer, it takes a while to get the hang of exactly how much to use and when the right amount is applied, it creases only slightly by the end of the day. I am very happy with this product and will repurchase when I am out, which I don't see happening any time in the near future. I have been using it for two months on almost a daily basis and am no where near to finishing the pot. Worth every penny and two thumbs up (or 5 lippies up) for Benefit.
NC15 here. i bought this not knowing this is primarily for the eyelid area (okay I know it's my fault). I've always been on the look-out for yellow creamy concealers for my dark circles.I use this for the undereye area, and it works for me still. I'm not crazy over the consistency though. I find it a little difficult to blend. Also, 18 dollars is a bit too much for something quite small.
I have been using this product for two years and I love it. I just tap the product lightly on my eyelid and it covers any redness. This is not something that I would try under my eyes, but it's fantastic for the lids. It also lasts a very long time. One of my favorite products!
Well, this is hideous. I understand the concept of using yellow to correct the tones of undereye circles, but this just doesn't do it. Basically it's a hard to blend yellow mess. Just made a bad situation worse in my opinion.
I bought this once for my very dark undereye circles. It really didn't do a very good job concealing them. My favorite is the Shu Uemura concealer, that stuff covers EVERYTHING but still looks natural.