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Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
January 13, 2011    
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Hey BB Babes :)

I recently purchased this product when passing through Jo burg airport to get back home to Cape Town. I had no prior information about this eye brightener so it was definitely an impulsive buy. I just said a lil prayer and handed over the cash! * GULP!* ( Retails at Woolworths for R160.00 )

I honestly have mixed emotions about this item and it turns out I'm really not the only one! After tons of research about this product I came to the realization that the internet is set ablaze with confusion! It seems everyone has split personalities with the mere mention of this eye brightener :O

So here it is ..My honest review after much thought on the topic...

Smashbox PHOTO OP Under Eye Brightener/ Illiminateur PROMISES: This vitamin-packed formula wakens and brightens tired eyes.

Smashbox PHOTO OP Under Eye Brightener/ Illiminateur DELIVERED: A touch of sparkle under the eye area that is only visible in certain lighting conditions. A base for my regular concealer.

Smashbox Photo Op Eye Brightener is not a concealer alone. It is more of a primer for concealer that lightens and brightens the eye area as well as hydrates it before applying your regular concealer of choice.

The little tube has a brush applicator and the product is lightly tinted. It has light reflecting particles that brighten the eye area and moisturizing ingredients to soften lines.

Before concealer, apply Photo Op Under Eye Brightener under eyes and blend out using fingers. For a lifted and youthful appearance, highlight the inner corners of the eye and orbital bone. You can even fake a plump pout by dabbing Photo Op on the top of the cupid's bow.

I should add that I don't have dark under eye circles so I don't think it will work for you if that's your biggest problem area. it's a rather sheer textured cream so it doesn't provide heavy coverage.

Mixed feelings about repurchasing :( I'm going to try and create a natural glowing make-up look with it and use it as a cheek bone highlighter instead. I make my final decision after the results.

Hope this helped!

Stay Beautiful!


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