Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
A brilliant "extra"
The product here is light and fluid, with a slight shimmer. I tend to use it after applying heavier eye makeup (e.g. tight lining) in order to "clean up" the area. It just helps to lighten up the area around the eye to give a more polished look. The shimmer means that it can also be used as a highlighter, at least on my very pale skin. For a clean "no makeup" look, it can be worn alone in place of a shadow.
I find that it does cover up my dark circles, however, they are relatively light so I wouldn't rely on it for that. Used over a concealer it can help prevent that caked look though.
Staying power is reasonable, but since the tube is quite small it's easy enough to fit it into a makeup bag - and great for touching up make up which you have been wearing all day, makes your face look much fresher. Don't be put off by the size of the tube though - I've had mine nearly a year and there is plenty left!
It is certainly not cheap and I wouldn't say that it was a makeup bag staple - you don't have to have it. However, it is a great product from a wonderful brand and a great addition for a girl who already has all the basics.
September 1, 2012
As a single mum with bags larger than hand luggage at airports I was in need of something to make me look alive and thank god I brought this, really helps me look awake without affecting my makeup
July 15, 2016
Works on my tired eyes
I hadn't tried any Smashbox products before when I got this, and it's very effective when you often get eyestrain from a computer as I do. I went out one evening with it under my normal concealer and it was remarked how wide awake I still looked at end of evening. I do suffer from dark circles and because this has a slight shimmer it seems to counteract them. So I'll definitely buy it again. It's a small tube but you don't need much at all on the brush so I should imagine will last a long time.
October 7, 2016