Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Eye Primer

Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer hits the shelves this fall with a multi functional formula that corrects, primes, and protects the lids all at once!  Formulated with SPF 20 this lightweight BB cream contains an EnviroDefend complex that fights free radicals in the environment and shields the delicate skin around your eyes from the suns harmful rays. As an added benefit the neutral yellow toned primer color corrects redness and any discoloration making it a perfectly even canvas for eye shadow application. If you want an all in one product that minimizes your beauty routine than look no further!

Price: $38.00 CAD, $29.00 USD.

Cruelty Free: No. Benefit is sold in China which requires 3rd party animal testing by law.

Quantity: 4.0 ml/0.13 fl. OZ

Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Eye Primer

What I Like:

Color Correcting – Air Patrol utilizes a neutral, yellow beige hue to correct discoloration and creates an even base before eye shadow application. I particularly like this feature since I am so fair and my eyes tend to show a lot of discoloration . I think this an important step before eye shadow because any unevenness make your makeup appear muddy and less blended if not color corrected first!

Staying Power – I’ve tested Air Patrol as an eyelid primer for approximately two weeks and it seems to last about a solid 10-12 hours. I think that’s a fair amount of longevity considering the hydration factor and lightweight consistency.

Hydration – As someone who experiences dry eyelids on a regular basis I tend to be drawn to hydrating formulas. I like how smooth and soft my lids are after I apply Air Patrol. It makes for a flawless base for eye shadows and cuts down on any surface texture.

SPF – For those of you whom are as vigilant about sun protection as I am this is fantastic addition to any makeup bag. I like to wear SPF in the winter time as well since my skin is so sensitive to sunlight so it’s an added relief knowing that the delicate skin around my eyes is protected as well!

Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Eye Primer

What I Don’t Like:

Color Payoff – Air Patrol while very long lasting doesn’t seem to enhance the eye shadows vibrancy as much my beloved Urban Decay Primer Potion. I was a little disappointed given the multi functional use and overall performance of this product. If it’s bold color payoff you’re looking for then you might want to skip this one!

Applicator – I do appreciate the softness and flexibility of the applicator but I find it doesn’t blend out the product as efficiently as I’d like. I usually apply it to the back of my hand and pat it on with  the tips of my fingers. I also recommend using one click for both eyes as sometimes the product can ooze out of the applicator and is ultimately wasted.

Benefit Cosmetics Air Patrol BB Eye Primer Swatch

Tips for Use:

  • Use one click to dispense product for application on both eyes.
  • Dot the primer across the lids with the applicator and pat the product in with your fingers.
  • Let the product set before applying eye shadow.
  • Wear alone to correct discoloration or for added sun protection.

Where to Buy: Air Patrol hits the shelves at your local Benefit counter and Sephora on September 1st!

Rating: 4/5

Thank you dear readers for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts! I truly appreciate it. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts! XO

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