Sunday, 15 November 2015

Benefit Air Patrol Thoughts


Eyelid primers were never something I really raved about as I was yet to find one that worked for me. That was until I heard about the release of Benefit's Air Patrol!

If you are a lover of all things Benefit and an avid Twitter user like myself, you may have noticed a while back the mini campaign Benefit were running involving free samples of their new product, Air Patrol! A few of my lovely blogging friends forwarded the link to me so I was able to get my hands on one before they were all gone - who's going to turn down a freebie, eh? (Extra brownie points to the person at Benefit who came up with this idea!)

A couple of weeks later my sample arrived and OMG, the packaging... I can't, honestly, Benefit get it so right every time! It arrived with a little boarding pass containing brief information about the product, which I really think is the cutest thing ever as I am a sucker for quirky packaging. 


The product is described as a "BB Cream Eyelid Primer" which claims to lock on eyeshadow, hydrate and colour correct as well as containing SPF 20, always important! 
I can't say I have noticed a difference in terms of colour correcting, but my gosh, it is a brilliant primer. For someone who has naturally very oily eyelids, wearing eye make up can be an utter nightmare for me some days. I end up with eye-liner imprinting on my brow bone and my shadows just look greasy, not cute

Air Patrol has completely changed that for me, I wear it under my eye make up most days now and nothing budges, it's a miracle! The only marks left on my brow bone are from my mascara, the only downside to having long eyelashes, oh the struggles. 


As it is only a sample, I don't think it's going to last me for very long, meaning I will need to get my hands on the full sized product ASAP - mainly so I can try the cushioned tip, don't judge me. 
If you struggle with finding an eyelid primer that combats oiliness, I would absolutely recommend trying a sample of Air Patrol, it makes such a difference! 

Have you tried Air Patrol? If so, what are your thoughts?

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  1. Haha too bad I have the complete opposite opinion about this than you! I also blogged about my thoughts on this, versus the UD primer (cult classic eh) and I really don't like the Benefit one - I have oily lids too, and this really doesn't last on me :( the most it does is 2-3 hours, and then everything just melts into an ugly blackpool on my eyes. I'm glad it works for you though, and that little sample will probably last you a while!

    Cherie / sinonym

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    1. That's interesting because I find that the UD Primer Potion doesn't work on me, it makes my eyelids greasier if anything haha! Going to head over and read your post now. x

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  2. I have been wondering about this product for a while and been waiting to find a review on it, sounds great, may be worth a try!
    http://tashaforrest.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's definitely worth trying, try and get your hands on a sample if you can!

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  3. The packaging is SO cute (I hear you on being a sucker for pretty things)! This sounds really good! Glad you enjoyed :) x

    Christina Marie - xtinagsays.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I also managed to snap up a sample of it too. I find it acts as a BB cream slightly as it covers any redness and/or veins on my lids. It does improve the length of time my shadow is on my lids. Fantastic review Kat, and I'm loving the photos too! xx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I can't say I've noticed that but whatever it does, it's bloody good! Thanks lovely. xx

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  5. This sounds amazing! Deffiently going to try this out!

    Elizabeth | http://diaryofagirl10.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Great review! It sounds really good and I love the name! Super sad though that I didn't get forwarded any links :( Never mind haha x

    http://thriftyvintagefashion.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw, I'm sorry- Whenever I tried to forward a link to someone it never worked! x

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  7. I am not one to wear primers, though this does sound amazing!

    http://itsmemelblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. I never used to be fussed about primers but now it's just an essential, although there are days where I do forget it. You should try one!

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  8. I totally agree with you Benefit's packaging is always on point! & they have some amazing products out there. This was a really good read hun :)
    Ramsha | Rose
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  9. I have two of these little samples but just never used it. I will give it a try tomorrow hopefully I love it as much as you! xx



    Karan| studentbeautyhack

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  10. I love your blog so much, the layout is so perfect! I tagged you over on my blog to do the liebster award... you can check it out here: http://www.abigailjessicax.com/2015/11/the-liebster-award.html x

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  11. Amazing post dear! Have a nice day:)

    irenethayer.com

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  12. I got this little sample too and thought it was great! I'll definitely be purchasing the full size too :) Great post lovely! xx

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  13. Eyeshadow prime is the one thing I haven´t gotten into yet. I´ve heard so many great things about many of them but I always think I don´t need them. Usually my eyeshadows don´t crease anyway. Well, at least they didn´t until a few weeks back. Now even my foundation creases on my eyelids. Like how?!
    So this is one of the things I´ll definitely check out!

    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  14. Gutted I missed this. Looks great. I definitely need to try this one out!

    Hannah xx

    I love these ideas. I really really really want the candle - gorgeous! <3 And the diary!

    Hannah xx

    thatthoughtfulgirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I still haven't used it....and I think maybe I threw it out :O

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  16. I too got the free sample but haven't used it yet as I've been using my Urban Decay primer - must give it a try although I've never got on with BB creams.

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy x

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