|Smashbox – Photo Op Under Eye Brightener – $28/7ml|
The formula is kind of like a really lightweight concealer. It’s not overly noticeable on it’s own which also makes it perfect for no make up days. Through my experimentation with the product I find it works the best over primer but under foundation. Just try not to swipe your foundation over the eye area as you will disperse the product, rendering it less effective. Tap the foundation over the top (I find fingers/beauty blender works wonders for blending but a brush works well too), and if you need extra help, tap your concealer on over the top of that too. If you have particularly dark under eyes, you may need more of an orange based concealer to neutralise the blue tint further.
In my opinion, the $28 price tag is pretty reasonable. There’s still loads of product left and I bought this maybe 2-3 months ago. I don’t wear it everyday but I do wear it most days of the week. You only need the smallest amount! I really like this product and definitely would purchase again. Still, I would like to try some different products as I’m really on the hunt to find something to stop my concealer creasing! Any suggestions?
In terms of Smashbox’s cruelty free stance, they are against animal testing and don’t sell in China. However, they are owned by Estée Lauder who do test on animals, it’s a difficult line to draw. My stance is that I will purchase from them occasionally, but not on the regular.
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