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Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener

What it is:A brush-on undereye brightening cream.What it is formulated to do:Photo shoots often start early in the morning when models and celebs aren't quite looking their best, but those dark circles are now a thing of the past! With this lightweight brightener, you'll be camera ready in no time! It works to make you look your best so you'll be prepared for any photo opportunity that pops up!
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Questions & Answers for Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener

Question
Wear under or over?
Do I wear this under or over concealer and/or foundation?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Cleveland, OH)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can wear it over or under your concealer. It works well both ways!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
definetly over concealer.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dayw
(flowood, MS)
answer 3
Usually, I wear this over my concealer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lys86
(Nashville, TN)
answer 4
I use this in place of concealer under my foundation. Sometimes, I don't even put on foundation under my eyes after using this product. It is light enough that I would think you would be able to use over your other products as well but I have not tried it that way.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
squeakster
(McKinney, TX)
answer 5
I was told by the sales girl that this is best applied under your eye before you put on concealer. I have tried it using that method and also as a mid-day brightener. Either way, it's a waste of both your time and money.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
coley33
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
Over foundation, under concealer works for me.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
kcoldiron
(Bowie, MD)
answer 7
wear it over the conceler/foundation
if you wear it under, there's no point in wearing it
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 8
If you want to add just a touch of glow, then put it under your foundation. If you want to highlight an area, then pat it over your foundation.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
marciejo
(Cullom, IL)
answer 9
I wear this as my only concealer, but I think either is fine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
amiller102
answer 10
I use this over my concealer/foundation.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ktrusty
(Dallas, TX)
answer 11
Under
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
tamzter
(Riverside,Ca)
answer 12
I mainly wear it on top, but for work you may want to wear it under. I think they want you to wear it over, but just experiment with what works for you.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
steeny3
(Victoria, BC)
Question
Before or after concealer?
Does anyone know if you use this under eye brightener before you use concealer or after you put on the concealer? Can I use this without using a concealer at all?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
hmmm84
(Chicago, IL)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Personally, I don't use concealer and only use this product and that works just fine for me. If I was using concealer, I would probably put this on first, but like I said, I'm not really sure.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
blacksilhouette
(Erie, PA)
answer 2
i use this without a concealer. I love it because it neutralizes my under eye imperfections without the feeling of a heavy concealer. But im sure you can use it on top or under your normal concealer. Just play with it and see which way suits you best.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
mshelskt
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Yes apply first then concealer. Yes you can wear this alone.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
mga78624
(Dripping Springs, Austin, TX)
answer 4
I put this on after my concealer near the middle of my eye and blend it outwards.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Pusher36
(Shaftsbury, VT)
answer 5
I mix the two together.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
springsupermua
(New York, NY)
answer 6
i use it after u put on concealer
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
samanthacarrie
(florham park nj)
answer 7
don't need anything else. I use an overall moisturizer first, all over my face, including nose and undereye area. Then the under eye brightener. No makeup, no concealer, just the product.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 8
you do not need concealer. it does the job itself
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
stackgirls
(mahopac, ny)
answer 9
To be used after concealer. your concealer is heavier and if applied after will do what it's supposed to do and conceal what's under it. Dot on and apply very carefully to not rub off your concealer though.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
ANNA1978
(Ontario, Canada)
answer 10
I think the formula's too sheer to use it alone (and there's not much color, but it won't counteract the bluish undertones). I'm still trying to figure out how to use it. (Maybe it's my stubbon skin.) When I put it before concealer, it kinda "smudges off" on my brush. When I put it after concealer, it looks too sparkly. I'm a little disappointed with this product. <sad face>
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jdapplecider
answer 11
Usually I use this product alone without concealer. I have on one or two occasions felt like I needed more coverage so I used concealer.
answered 6 years ago
erin82
(seattle,WA)
Question
How to use with Bare Minerals?
I use Bare Minerals as my concealer/foundation. In what order should I apply my makeup and the Photo Op Under Eye Brightener?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
keno
(San Francisco, CA)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Normally I put primer/concealer first, then the photo op under eye brightener. After that, I put on B.E. foundation.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kytara
(Hopkinsville, KY)
answer 2
I apply this before bare minerals, then use the concealer brush to apply foundation over, to blend it in and provide the coverage I need. Sometimes I cheat though...I still use a little bit of covergirl liquid concealer over this, and under my bare minerals foundation.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kaybabe7
answer 3
HI this is tyhe last one to apply..it reflects light ..You dont want o cover it up..
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mischievious
(San Jose , Ca)
answer 4
I would think first apply Photo Op under the eyes, and then BE products.
answered 3 years ago
sephorelle
(Bethesda, MD)
answer 5
moisturizer, makeup (avoid under eye area), concealer for facial areas (not under eye), then eye brightener under eye. the only thing under eye should be moisturizer, then eye brightener
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 6
You should use your concealer first then add this on for more brightness.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
sammmie
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
use under eyes after moisturizer and overall primer. i like to dab on some generous dots and then tap into skin gently. let dry! then, buff facial powder around and lightly over highlighted skin. seems to work well for me! i like to place powder foundation only wear i need it though, with a lighter touch on my dry zones.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
charity75
(seattle)
answer 8
I apply this first and then the rest of my make up ~ works well for me!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
shelmy
(Eugene, OR)
answer 9
I put on the Photo Op first then use my mineral concealer over the Photo Op. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DaisyP
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 10
Apply it before minerals/powders/etc and let it set :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
thenotice
answer 11
After moisturizing, I brush on the brightening cream, and smooth it a little with my finger. Then, just before it's dry I apply my bare minerals foundation with a large face or kabuki brush, giving a little extra attention to the under-eye area. If that coverage is insufficient, you can add a little more using a concealer or foundation brush. Finish with mineral veil! Hope that helps...
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Roxie11
(Atlanta, GA)
Question
How do I use this product?
I've heard so many positive things about this product so I got 1. The problem is, I don't know how to use it. Does it go on before or after concealer and/or foundation? Can it be used alone or on top of my eye cream?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(NY, NY)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Apply a small amount to the dark area just under the eyes, be careful not to put it too low or it can accentuate puffiness. I suggest letting the product dry/thicken a good 10-20 seconds before blending it in.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
springsupermua
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I have tried it over and under. I think over shows just a tad bit more. I didn't find it great though. I will be returning it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ibustu
(Fort Wayne, IN)
answer 3
I use it after foundation mostly.Once in awhile I use concealer first but rather seldom.It gives life to your eyes and I cannot be without it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
sweede
(Sedona,AZ)
answer 4
i like it over consealer, i use it to highlight my cheekbones, brows anyplace i want some luminosity and dewiness. It is devine.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
makeupmybff
(Minot North dakota)
answer 5
This goes on UNDER your concealor. Do not put on eye cream in conjunction. Just put this on under your eyes, let dry, and then apply concealor as normal.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dcalison
(Washington, DC)
answer 6
I use it on top of my overall moisturizer. I put the brush horizontally, and dab 2 rectangles in the middle of my saggy area. then I use another clean brush, and smooth it under my lashes, down my dark circle area, and feather it out just underneath the bags/sags and sides. It's perfection!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 7
I use it alone, but I sometimes blend concealer over it...particularly when I feel like I need more coverage. I have used this over moisturizer without a problem.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
andie5
(Tampa Bay, FL)
answer 8
The Smashbox makeup artist basically applied little dots under my eyes and rather than rub it it, she gently dabbed it in to blend. I've tried the Benefit High Beam and I personally think it was too much. This one gives you just a slight luminescence, not over the top. Hope you'll like it as much as I do.
answered 4 years ago
lina96825
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 9
I have had good luck using it as a final step in my undereye routine. I use a lighter coverage foundation all over my face (diorskin forever - it's line resistant and wonderful!), and follow with a peach color corrector under my eyes. I then put a bit of this on top of the whole thing - it really brightens up my eyes. I tried using it by itself but found the coverage was definitely not enough to deal with my dark circles. If you have less of a problem with them than I do, you might be able to use it alone, or use it just with foundation.
answered 4 years ago
ajr1
(Portland, OR)
answer 10
You should moisturize and use primer as you normally would. Smashbox makeup artists put the primer under the eye as well as the face. Then use this product to brighten the undereye/inner eye area and it also works well to put a little bit right underneath the outer part of the brow. It acts as a highlighter there. Let it set for 10-30 seconds and then put on your concealer and/or finishing powder on as you normally would.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
I believe that you are supposed to put it on under your makeup, before you put on your foundation, powder, etc. and definitely before you put on any eye makeup. as an added bonus, it helps to make your eyeshadow stay put longer. dab a little on the bottom of your eyes and rub it in all around, including your eyelids. it's also great for your cupid's bow above your lip.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
incubrit12
(Cary, NC)
Question
This vs. Ooh La Lift
I wanted to know how this compares to Benefit's Ooh la lift. I want to brighten under my eyes but I don't know how well these products work. how do I use it? If I already have Benefit's High Beam should I even bother? Anyone's experiences with this would be great!
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
zephyrhills
(Palm Beach, FL)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I didn't like High Beam, it was too peachy and just didn't work for me. This, on the other hand, I use every day. The applicator is perfectly sized, the product goes on perfectly and is a much better product in my opinion.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kmichellesd
(San Diego, CA)
answer 2
This goes on under concealor. Ooh la Lift goes on over concealor, as a brightener mid-day after your makeup has started to wear off and needs a lift. Both are good products, but used at different times.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
dcalison
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
out of the three products oh la la lift has the most "colour correcting" capabilities. it brightens and lightens bluish or purple dark circles. also giving the eye the illusion of lift.

its not the same as this product or highbeam which are basically just illuminators and combat dullness and sallowness of the skin without sparkles- they dont have any concealing properties)

I wouldnt purchase this if you already have highbeam highlighter, they are extremely similar products (just different colours) high beam is pink. undereye op is peach/nude.
have you tried mixing a little drop of high beam with concealer on the back of your hand and apply it on the under eye? that might give a boost to your concealer.

but if your still having issues..i use a general brightening concealer pen. they are so portable and easy to use (there are tons out there all different price ranges from sephoras to clinques) they can be pretty universal and effective in covering and brightening undereye problems (and blemishes) in one product

I hope this helps
good luck!
answered 3 years ago
butterfly202021
(Canada)
answer 4
Totally keep using Ooh La Lift. I use both. The Smashbox brightener is superior to Highbeam, in my opinion, maybe because of a difference in consistency or something, esp. in terms of looking sheer and natural -- gives a fresher appearance -- but Smashbox brightenwe does NOT provide actual undereye-circle minimization or lift. Just very pretty camouflage and light refraction that I've come to love in only a couple weeks!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
elamanna
(Northern California)
answer 5
I use Ooh La Lift directly under the eye as it does have some lifting properties. Use this as a highlighter only.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
marciejo
(Cullom, IL)
answer 6
id try this..i cant live without it.. i have not used high bean as im olive skin tone and the reviews for that type of skin was not that great
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
samanthacarrie
(florham park nj)
answer 7
dont try it then. i may try your suggestion or ooh la lift if you like it so much.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
beautybydesign
(Denver, CO)
answer 8
I have some experience with these beauty products so I thought I'd tell you what I think. Oh la lift didn't really do anything for me. Instead, before I put on my eye makeup, I use Benefit's de-puffing action eye gel, because even if you're not prone to puffiness, it makes eyes look very alert. I use Smashbox photo-op under-eye brightner under my eyes and on my lids for my everyday look. Benefit's High Beam gives a glow that is dazzling, but not shy, so for special occasions I use it on my lids and my cheekbones. However, on such special occasions I still use Smashbox photo-op undereye brightner for the area under my eyes because that isn't an area that I want to call as much attention to. Hope this helps--and if you want more details, I have written reviews for Smashbox undereye brightner and Benefit de-puffing action eye gel and they're posted under the name "artemisgem." Happy beauty hunting!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
artemisgem
(Lincoln, NE)
answer 9
don't know these other products. I have dark circles, sometimes bags, sometimes puffiness, sometimes creases; I'm 56 and it absolutely works on my fair skin. Since Sephora has a generous return policy, I'd try it and see, or if you can stop in the store, use a demo.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 10
Oolala Lift was the next product I used. It's better, but I still have to use a light concealer. Really would like to find one (Boots hightlighter is awesome!) that is all in one. Actually, Artistry has a pretty good one, but I still like Boots, best.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Nanamol
(Riverside, CA)
answer 11
your ooh la lift should be fine. put a little concealer after your ooh la lift sets.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
jujubes
(los angeles, ca)
Question
How long does this product last?
How long does this product normally last you? Should I buy two..?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
michele234
(Pennsylvania)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Seems like I had a tube for at least 6 months if not longer.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dancingyogini
(Chandler,AZ)
answer 2
I first received this as a deluxe sample size after buying Smashbox products online. The sample tube lasted me about 2 - 3 months. I just ran out and love it so much that I went out and bought the full size version. I am expecting it to last about 6 months. You only need a little of the product.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
squeakster
(McKinney, TX)
answer 3
A little goes a long way with this product, and it will last you a while especially if you are only using it as an under-eye brightener (not an all-over highlighter like some other reviewers suggest, which I wouldn't do). I use this about 3-5 times per week, and one tube lasts me about 6 months.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mercystreet
(Austin, TX)
answer 4
Mine lasted for at least three months. No need to buy two.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
marciejo
(Cullom, IL)
answer 5
I still have my original from 3 months ago, but I just bought another one. I only go once a month, and do not want to run out over the holidays...
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 6
It is not a replacement for concealer, and it won't make your bags go away over time. It is simply a highlighter, designed to take some of the shadow away from the under-eye area. I don't find it particularly effective or long lasting. Try it before you go over board buying two, this is not a miracle product in my opinion.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
audreym
(Boston,ma)
answer 7
I would start with one... you don't use too much at a time
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
shelmy
(Eugene, OR)
answer 8
This last's for a long time. Although the container looks small, there is a lot of product inside.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
camillechic09
(Ypsilanti,MI)
answer 9
I have had mine for a while but makeup for me last a long time. You only need a couple of dabs on each eye if you have really dark circles.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DaisyP
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 10
I use this product every day and it lasts 3.5-5 months...basically, it doesn't run out, but it starts to get a little thicker sort of like your mascara does when it's time to change it out for a fresh one. You don't need very much and the little brush makes it so you don't waste product so it lasts awhile. I wouldn't buy 2 at time. If you love it and want to get another, you can get free shipping regardless of order total any time directly from this manufacturer's website.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lyinlyon
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
I've been using this product for about a year, and I replace it every six months. I wear it every day, but I only place about three dots of it under each eye and then use my pinky finger to pat it into place. You don't need a lot--a little dab'll do ya!
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Late20Something
(Gainesville, FL)
Question
How to use
When do I apply this product? Should I apply my moisturizer first, then my Smashbox concealer?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
karen6
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
HI this goes on last..Small amount works welll..
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answered 2 years, 10 months ago
mischievious
(San Jose , Ca)
answer 2
This is a great and natural looking brightener to give you dewy fresh and awake eyes (i have also used it on cheekbones too) i would apply this last no matter what makeup your putting on.
I would still hang on to your concealer though cause this stuff is really thin, it doesn't cover more pronounced discolorations.

hope this helps,
good luck!
answered 3 years ago
butterfly202021
(Canada)
answer 3
I have a lot of fine lines in this area, so I pretty much always have my eye circles moisturized with one product or another depending on time of day ; ) On top of that, I do my targeted line and pore primer first, then concealer, then foundation -- then the brightener, lightly applied. Then I use my ring fingers to gently blend the brightener with the foundation in that area. It's a pretty sheer product so I can see someone very young or not prone to bags/circles doing fine using it as a concealer, but for me, it works better as its original purpose: a brightener. And a tip --- A little goes a lonnnng way! It will totally cake if you use too much over concealer and foundation!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
elamanna
(Northern California)
answer 4
Here's how I use it: On my minimal makeup days, I moisturize & apply eye cream first, then apply Photo Op to under-eye area (then my liner, mascara, etc). On days when I am less rested and need some additional coverage of under-eye shadows, I follow the Photo Op with concealer and set my face with sheer powder. If you use the Photo Op by itself, it gives a fresh, dewy look. If you use it under concealer, it brightens the total look noticeably but you won't see the shimmer anymore.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
mercystreet
(Austin, TX)
answer 5
moisturizer, then the product. dont need makeup or any other concealer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 6
I think it would be great for under brow, and cheekbones.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Nanamol
(Riverside, CA)
answer 7
moisturizer, concealer, then this eye brightener product. Follow with loose powder for a matte finish.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
audreym
(Boston,ma)
answer 8
Always apply your daily moisturizing routine first before putting on any makeup. You want to prep your skin (wash, toner, moisturize) and then add the makeup so it will stay on better and longer.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DaisyP
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 9
I've tried applying this product several ways. Here are my takes/opinions on it:

- Apply your moisturizer as normal, and then primer (optional). Then you can apply this product to your eye area and on your high points of your face: brown bone, bridge of your nose, cupids bow, chin, cheek bones, and a little on your forehead. Then apply your foundation and concealer. It will give you an all over subtle glow.

OR

- Apply your moisturizer and primer as normal. Then your foundation and concealer. Then apply this product where you want it.

Now this is all based on using a cream or liquid foundation. If using a pressed powder or loose powder foundation you'll want to always apply this product first.

I hope I helped!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
valentinephoto
(Front Royal, VA)
answer 10
I would recommend using it last in your eye area (after moisturizer and concealer) even though the box does say to "use before concealer," because the product is very thin and sheer, and I personally find that the Photo Op disappears if I use concealer on top of it. If you don't have dark circles, I would use it instead of concealer.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
carann1721
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 11
You probably shouldn't be using the moisturizer so close to your eye, but if it's eye friendly, I would use it on between the moisturizer and the concealer, or in place of the concealer!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
eel1515
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
Women of Color
Would you recommend this for women of color?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Washington, DC)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Definitely, it's a brightener, not a concealer
answered 8 months ago
jenniferanton
answer 2
probably not because it is very light; almost the exact color of the packaging. and it seems to become lighter when blended almost like a highlight.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
lolwhat
(edmonton)
answer 3
In my personal opinion, this is a very neutral color and seems fitting for most skin types.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
kymmy345
(Stamford, CT)
answer 4
Not for concealing because it's too light. But it could look very nice on the lid or as a highlighter.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
springsupermua
(New York, NY)
answer 5
I think this would be very universal to add a glow!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
makeupmybff
(Minot North dakota)
answer 6
i think this would make a PERFECT highlighter for deep complexions. its a peachy tone with very subtle flecks of glimmer. put a little on ur cheekbones and nose and ur done. its awsome stuff.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dayw
(flowood, MS)
answer 7
I am fair-skinned and this product works great for me. Unless it comes in a darker shade, I wouldn't recommend it. If you can go to a Sephora store and try in out in the store that would be best but based on what I know of the product, I would say no.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
squeakster
(McKinney, TX)
answer 8
unsure; they have different shades, but I'm very fair skinned, so that's why my dark circles are such a problem. Why don't you visit Sephora and try a demo in your color, walk outside into the real light, and take a look?
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 9
not sure
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
stackgirls
(mahopac, ny)
answer 10
I wouldn't recommend it for ANY women
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nameistaken
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 11
i mix this with my concealer, so yes, if you are a woman of color, you could probably do the same thing and get a great result. the coverage is very sheer.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
northshoregrrrl
(mandeville, LA)
Question
Puffiness?
Does this product do anything to help miminize puffiness? Or, is it just used for dark circles?
Thanks!
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
For me it does not help with my puffy under eye bags. it might help if you have a minor dark circles.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
jadelady
(washington dc)
answer 2
It doesn't do anything for either one. It just brightens. Maybe it works on camera but, in person you are just adding some shimmer and shine.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
marciejo
(Cullom, IL)
answer 3
This really just helps with brightness. It does have a slight cooling effect, but I don't have very puffy under-eyes so I'm not sure how effective this product is at decreasing puffiness.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
ktrusty
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
its not an answer to puffiness
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
samanthacarrie
(florham park nj)
answer 5
It minimizes my puffiness. I used it primarily for dark circles, but was amazed at the concealing of occaisional puffiness or creasing!!!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sewbsquared
(Rancho San Diego, CA)
answer 6
I really don't think it works as a "concealer" per se. It's more of a "brightener" that plays with light thus reflecting darker tones from circles. I think if you are really concerned with serious circles, use it with a concealer. But in my opinion, it works great on it's own - I use a tinted moisturiser and translucent powder over top and this sets perfect.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
embylove
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
I would say this would be more for dark circles under the eye than puffiness.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
camillechic09
(Ypsilanti,MI)
answer 8
Only as a brightner and does nothing to help puffiness.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DaisyP
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 9
This doesn't actually reduce puffiness; it bounces light off to simulate brighter skin so you look more rested. I think Sephora has an eye roller that reduces puffiness though so check that out:)
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
kirsys
(johnson city, tn)
answer 10
Not for puffiness OR dark circles
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nameistaken
(Los Angeles, Ca)
answer 11
The Photo Op Under Eye Brightener has a peachy pink tone and light reflective properties to neutralize darkness around the eyes. This is not an eye cream that has long term benefits or additional ingredients for dryness or puffiness. We recommend using an eye cream or gel for puffiness before using this product.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can this be used on all skin tones?
More specifically, African-American?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Photo Op Under Eye Brightener
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Probably not, I am olive complexion and my dark circles are still noticeable, it mainly gives a little "glow."
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sandgirl4
(New Jersey)
answer 2
Probably not, because it's pretty light in color.
answered 3 years ago
sephorelle
(Bethesda, MD)
answer 3
yes i think it could
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
famluv
(Denver, Co)
answer 4
The pinkness is great for counteracting the blue-green of sallow undereye bags, and it IS sheer in its coverage, but I'm not certain that it is sheer enough to adequately camouflage undereye bags on deeper skin tones. Hopefully its popularity will prompt Smashbox to come out with more shades!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
elamanna
(Northern California)
answer 5
i think its great for our ladies of colour.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
dayw
(flowood, MS)
answer 6
No, it will look ashy. I tried it on a friend of mine who has medium Hispanic/African American skin and it was not at all flattering.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
audreym
(Boston,ma)
answer 7
Light skinned African American (I am bi-racial) definately... Dark skinned I don't think so...
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
shelmy
(Eugene, OR)
answer 8
This can be used on African Americans, because I'm African American and it works great. You want to pat it lightly with your finger under the eye..
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
camillechic09
(Ypsilanti,MI)
answer 9
yes, I'm about a MAC NW43 or a CoverFX B25 and I like it a lot and it's not at all chalky or pasty looking. It's so sheer though that if you are looking for something with more of a colour (for instance if you're using it for highlighting) you might want to try something else.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
islandqt
(Antigua)
answer 10
Yes
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
DaisyP
(Vancouver, Canada)
answer 11
I say yes, it is SO sheer, it just adds brightener, not really a solid color.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
pinkvikchick
(Hesperia, California)
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