Benefit Air Patrol (Review)

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When I first started doing my makeup, I never even considered using an eye primer. Actually, I didn’t do much in the way of shadow in the beginning at all, but once I started to regularly use it I realized fairly quickly that I have oily eyelids. Crease central up there!

For the past few years I have been using Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer ($21.00 for .41 oz ) and I thought it was great…until I started using the Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer  ($29.00 for .13 oz) – I purchased this in my Sephora Haul from a couple weeks ago. This eye primer is everything I never knew I needed and more! The Smashbox did a great job, I actually thought my eye shadow colors just naturally faded throughout the day and that having to use concealer with it to cover veins was normal. This was wrong.

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The Benefit Air Patrol not only covers my veins and any discoloration, but it keeps my shadows pigment throughout the entire day. I work for 8 hours and sometimes I don’t take my makeup off for up to 12 hours, this stays through all of that! I’m so impressed by this because I didn’t even know what I was missing!

I have two negatives for this product. First, the price for the amount of product you get is horrid in comparison to the Smashbox one. I do think I use less product with the Benefit one, but it’s hard to tell with the packaging. The second negative I have for this product is just that, the packaging. I hate when items are clickers or twisters because I feel like I waste product and you never know how much is going to come out – or if you do one click and no product moves, so you click again and then it’s a fountain of primer. I’m not saying this has happened, but I’m so worried that it will! I usually only click it three times to avoid that happening, it recommends one click per eye which is plenty, if not too much for me. Despite these two cons, I  still recommend it. I’ll have to update you on the longevity of the product to see how long it actually lasts me.

 

***Tip**

If you have problems with foundation sticking to your nose, try putting an eye primer there and it holds like a dream!

 

Have you used the Benefit Air Patrol or Smashbox Shadow Primer? Do you recommend a different brand?

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve always used the Urban Decay primer potion but I’ve been wanting to try this one! Thanks for the review!

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    1. It’s definitely worth it! Do you love the Urban Decay?

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      1. Yes! The urban decay has always worked really well for me!

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      2. Maybe I’ll have to check that original one out too! I had one of theirs, but it had a sheen/shimmery look so I tossed it.

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  2. Great post! I’ve been struggling with trying to find a primer for my oily eyelids. I will definitely have to try this out. Thanks 🙂

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    1. Aren’t oily eyelids the worst? I just want my eyeshadow to last all day!

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