Once again, it was the packaging that drew me in. Benefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer ($29.00 // ULTA Beauty) has really awesome packaging. To the point where my hubby even commented on it, which I tweeted, and Benefit responded “hubby goals”. Truth. After all, the cap looks like an airplane wing and we know how boys are with their toys.
But the packaging isn’t why I bought this product. I bought this product because several of my favorite bloggers (who I know always state their honest opinions) said that this primer was amazing. It not only primes the lids for your eyeshadows but it holds them in place all day long (my lids are oily as all get out), hydrates and color-corrects. In addition it holds an SPF of 20 and boasts EnviroDefend complex which protects the delicate eyelid area from sun, smoke, and pollutants.
To apply Air Patrol it says to twist the base once and enough product for your eye will come out of the CushionCalm™ tip. You’re to massage onto the eye using that tip to evenly blend. Allow it to set and apply eyeshadow normally.
I apply Air Patrol by twisting the base once and using my finger to share the released primer on both of my eyelids. I use my finger to gently massage the product onto the eyelid. This completely defeats the purpose of the CushionCalm™ tip but, for me, one twist is just way too much product for one eyelid. By sharing the one twist worth of product I can coat both of my eyelids from lash to brow.
As you can see in the swatch below (which is one twist worth of product) there is quite a bit of product and it spreads out easily (I purposely didn’t blend it completely so you could see how much product there is in one twist).
I would recommend using your fingers to apply this product if you’re setting eyeshadow or other makeup on top of it, but use the CushionCalm™ tip to apply if you’re wearing it alone.
What is your favorite eyelid primer?