Review: Benefit Cosmetics’ Eye Bright

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Running late and on no sleep? Pulled an all-nighter writing reports, essays, doing work, prepping for a meeting? Are you on the hunt for a product that will make your eyes look awake even if you are running on 2 hours of sleep? Well fear not, Benefit Cosmetics has the perfect solution for you! The Benefit Cosmetics’ Eye Bright is a creamy liner stick that is an instant eye brightener. According to the creators, this is literally a nap in a stick. Once you apply this to your eyes, your eyes will instantly get a “wide-eyed-awake” look. This eye brightener is a “pink-perk-me-up” which brightens your eyes and “your spirits in a single stroke” which is perfect for all skin tones. When a product promises you this much, you know you have to give it whirl! So of course, I went ahead and had to try this out for myself to see if it really works.

What was my final verdict on this product? Did I love it or hate it?

Initially, I did not like this product at all (wait it gets better). I was using it as an eyeliner for my lower lash line and it wasn’t doing anything for me at all. It wouldn’t brighten and it just seemed like I was putting chalky pink eyeliner on. Being so disappointed and unimpressed, I put it in my makeup drawer and it stayed there for a while. Then, I came across this video from Benefit and realized that I was using this product incorrectly. After finally figuring out how to use this properly, I went back to trying it out again. Ever since then, this has been my go to product before I head off to work now (see how knowing how to use a product correctly can change the outcome of a product!). The product itself is designed like a chunky eyeliner. The consistency of the liner is creamy, which I love. When applied, you can blend perfectly without any sort of chalky residue. The pink liner is not shimmery but does have light reflectors which work to give your eyes a “wide-eyed” look. This is meant to be applied on your eye area after your whole makeup routine. So after this whole experience, I can safely say that I absolutely like this product a lot. All the claims this product makes is in fact true. I’ve noticed that my eyes do look a lot wider and awake after I apply this. In fact, other people have noticed this on me too, which is a plus. At $25 (CDN), it is a pricey ordeal but I do think this product is worth a try. If you are looking for something that will wake your eyes up and not make you look tired, then this product is a must have! I’m glad I tried it and had the experience that I had. This product was way more effective after I figured out how to use it properly! You can purchase this at any Benefit Cosmetics counter or online, I purchased mine from Sephora.

Happy Shopping Dolls! x

Pros:

  • Creamy
  • Blend-able
  • Gives you a wide-awake look, when used properly

Cons:

  • A little confusing on how to use, initially
  • Price

Rating: 8/10 (Once you know how to use this properly, this is a good product! If you are looking for a quick wake me up in a stick, then this is the product for you)

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As you can see this is where you apply Eye Bright the right way to get effective results, then blend into the skin and it will totally become translucent. 

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