Monday, June 23, 2008

1st Product Review: Benefit Lemon Aid

Product: Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eyelid Primer
Product Description: A miracle-working soft-yellow correcting cream that instantly hides redness and discoloration on your eyelids making them look fresh and young with or without makeup. In a snap, eyes look refreshed, frisky, and ready for fun.
Price/Weight: $18/2.7g/0.09oz
Where to buy: Sephora

Why I purchased it: Lately I haven't been too happy with my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I have a couple of light freckles/beauty marks on my left eyelid and I also have some slight discoloration on my eyes where the skin is a tad bit darker from the rest of my face. Just like my undereye circles except on my eye. I noticed that the UDPP is great as a base but doesn't do well with evening out the discoloration/redness on my eyes. I've read many wonderful reviews on this product and debstan1 from YouTube also uses this primer for her tutorials using her 120 palette. The colors come out amazingly vibrant. I just had to try it for myself.

Pros: I love the packaging. Actually, I like most of benefit's packaging. It comes in a small round sleek black compact with a mirror. Great for girls on the go. This primer also doubles as a concealer and I'm all about multi-use, 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 products (less baggage in your purse). It did very well in concealing the redness & discoloration. I could definitely use this as a concealer. As far as being a primer, it worked great! The pics actually don't do any justice as they were much more vibrant.

Cons:: The price is a bit steep. A couple bucks more than the UDPP but I'm very happy because it did exactly what I wanted it to do.

Overall Opinion: Great product if you're looking for a double duty primer. I would definitely buy this again since I'm sure it will last me a while.

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