Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener Review

April 10, 2011

Now this product ladies & gentlemen is one of my favourites and one that I use on an almost daily basis.  It’s the Smashbox Under Eye Brightener.  I’ve been using it for about a year now and I love it! It’s perfect for a quick fix if you are in a rush and don’t have time to apply your full face as the eyes are instantly brightened when you apply it.  I love it because it gives your eyes a brighter, more alive look without having to resort to a concealer if you don’t have the time for example. Smashbox do say though that it’s basically like a primer for your eyes and it will ensure that your concealer will look better if this is used beforehand.  I do use concealer over the top of it from time to time and it does help the concealer sit better and I got virtually no creasing whatsoever which was great.  I tend to mostly use this alone though as my dark circles are not that bad.  The instant brightening effect of the the eye area when you apply it though, is what I find the most impressive about this product.  It contains Vitamin E, red wine extract, peptides and marine collagen which all aid in minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

It comes in one shade only, which is Nude.  It blends in rather nicely and it does hide the darkness well, especially in the corners of your eye.  There are also light reflecting particles in this product which is great.  You apply it via a brush which ensures you get as precise an application as possible.  Below shows a before and after shot of my eyes wearing the product, taken in daylight.  I feel its very natural looking and you can see the darkness in the corners of my eye has been reduced in the after shot. You can’t tell that you are wearing anything either which is a real bonus.  What is also great about this product is that it doubles up as a highlighter. You can use it on your cheek bones or even around your mouth to contour and brighten it.

Overall I feel that this is a great product from Smashbox.  It’s brilliant for that quick pick me up that we all need sometimes, especially the morning after the night before when your eyes might be looking slightly worse for wear.  I also love the fact that it doubles up as a highlighter too!  The price is slightly on the pricey side though, at £23.50 but it does last forever!  I’m still on my first tube. Well done Smashbox!

I hope this review has been of help and all comments and feedback are greatly appreciated.

John

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