A few weeks ago I received numerous tweets from a few of my blogging friends with a code to enable me to get a free sample of the Benefit Air Patrol so I decided to give it a whirl and get the sample, it arrived a few days later and after using it and seeing all the hype around it I thought I'd let you know what I thought.
Appication & Thoughts
I applied the Air Patrol by popping some of the product onto the back of my hand and then using my ring finger applying it to my eye lids as I would my usual eye primer. The first thing I noticed was that the Air Patrol is very thin in consistency and also very yellow toned too.
I didn't need to use much product but it is very thin also, I don't like the texture of the product at all or that it is very yellow toned as I have a pink undertone to my skin. I also found it creased badly on my lids, most concealers and eye primers do usually need an extra rub over with my ring finger as I am of an age where fine lines are my friend, I like to blame the dehydration of my skin but I don't think I can get away with that when talking about my eye lids! I usually use a MAC Paint Pot or the Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base and with both those products I apply them and then rub over again slightly with my ring finger but after using the Air Patrol it was something else, it creased really badly.
I applied my eyeshadow and it did stay in place all day without any creasing but I didn't notice anything groundbreaking at all, my shadows didn't appear more vibrant, the eye shadow didn't look any better or stay on any longer and I honestly couldn't see any more benefits from using the Air Patrol than from using my usual eye primer. Recently I purchased the Maybelline Colour Tattoo In Creme De Rose which is one of the new Colour Tattoos and works as an eye primer and I decided to compare the Colour Tattoo against the Air Patrol and I much preferred the Colour Tattoo, it feels nicer to apply and is a much better shade for my skin tone.
Overall Thoughts & Will I Purchase?
I honestly cannot see what all the fuss is about when it comes to the Benefit Air Patrol, it claims to be a BB cream for the eyes and helps fight against pollutants, smoke and sun etc and help with dryness and feel calming and soothing but I didn't notice any of those claims, to me it is a less than mediocre eye primer that is very thin in texture, very yellow in colour and creases really badly and I much prefer my other eye primers and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Creme De Rose is much better in my opinion and is £16.51 cheaper than the Benefit Air Patrol.
In my opinion the Air Patrol is simply an eye primer and nothing else, why it needs to be called a BB cream for the eyes is beyond me and I certainly will not be purchasing it, it is £21.50 and I feel that there are much better eye primers on the market for a lot less money. I think if you love Benefit products or are a Benefit collector you might like it as an eye primer but I really didn't and therefore cannot unfortunately recommend it, the only redeeming feature I could find is that it will last you a long time because you only need a small amount. I suffer from extremely dry and dehydrated skin and didn't notice any difference at all after using the Air patrol, I didn't find it calming or soothing and I really didn't like the shade or texture, it is a complete no no for me I'm afraid and as I said I have much cheaper and better eye primers in my collection.
If you do like the Air Patrol and would like to re purchase or if you would like to try it , you can find it here on the Look Fantastic website for £21.50 including delivery or here on the Feel Unique website for £21.50 including delivery.
Have you tried the Air Patrol? Did it live up to the hype for you or did you find it to be just an eye primer?
Thank you for reading, much love as always