Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer Review & Swatches
Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer ($29) how I love you so! Just the cure for my dry eyes.
I dunno about you but I prep my dry under eyes to the extreme so that my concealer won’t crease or look flaky and uneven. Eye creams, serums, lotions, potions whichever provides the most moisture gets slapped under these old eyes in preparation for concealer.
The latest to join my prepping line up would be the newly launched Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer.
At $29 my wallet isn’t loving the small 0.33 oz tube but I can definately forsake the cash if I know something is working well for me.
So it’s a big yay on this little primer.
Housed in a tiny tube with a slanted application this formula was created to prep and prime for concealer and other eye makeup. The formula is a pale milky shade of whitish pink which a soft, subtle fresh scent. I find the texture a cross between a cream but with the thickness of a silicone primer mixed in. Try not to let “silicone” bug you too much as I assure you this doesn’t have the velvet-y/powdery feel of one. It offers a nice brightening effect on application and promises to reduce the appearance of puffiness, finer lines, and dark circles. I can’t speak for my major issues, all those just listed, but I will say it does brighten my eye area up every so slightly and lays a nice hydrating base for my concealer. It allows for a silky finish that prevents my concealer from fading too quickly and slipping into finer lines while offering a nice bit of extra moisture under the area so concealer remains and looks fresher upon application.
It contains caffeine, peptides, and optical diffusers in the mix. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice my eyes depuffing but I’ve only been using it a short time. Caffeine is an excellent ingredient for attacking puffiness in the AM so hopefully it is doing so, perhaps I just haven’t noticed.
Eye cream is great for me but I can always use some extra moisture and preparation for concealer and Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer offers just that.
I like this stuff!
Worth a haul if your drier eyes need a little helping hand!
Available now at Sephora, Ulta, or online at www.smashbox.com
This review contains a sample
product sent for consideration by PR.
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