Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!
I learned to take care of my skin at 15, when I got acne and have followed a daily regimen since then. I am now 45 years old and people say I look 10 to 15 years younger. That been said, lately my age was starting to show as crepey skin on my lower lids. I don't have any wrinkles yet but the crepeyness was making me look tired. The eye primer was recommended to me by a Smashbox rep and it has worked wonders for me - all the crepeyness is gone! This is my second tube and now a staple in my routine. I apply it after my moisturizer, whether I am wearing makeup or not.
Most Helpful Critical Review Good on paper, but not in practice
I was looking for an under eye primer/ concealer, a "YSL touche eclat" sort of product, and was drawn by the fact that this one has anti-aging properties and "peptides" in addition to reflective, pearly peachy color that could be worn on its own (I like a natural look). Unfortunately, this did not work well with my routine of serum and sunblock lotion, as it immediately pills and settles on fine lines that are not even visible had I not applied product down there (I'm in my late 20s)! The consistency is too thick, does not blend well, and has minimal light reflective properties. I regret purchasing this without having tried a sample first, don't waste your money!
Reviewed by 374 customers Bye bye crease
Jacy from NC
I've been using this for a few weeks now and I just love the lack of creases that now happen when I apply my conclear over top of this. It also helps to hide my dark circles and decrease the puffiness of my under eyes. This is a hidden gem.
Doesn't settle into lines
Sophie from San Diego, CA
I have mild eye bags and dark circles. The lines under my eyes that extend from he inner corner of my eyes are deep. I've been looking for something to cover the dark circles that won't settle into the lines. I tried a few concealers, and I like Becca Under Eye Brightening Corrector the best. However, it settles in to the lines when used alone. I read good reviews about Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer and gave it a try. I apply Becca on top of it. It works! But eventually I'm going to get laser treatment to get rid of all those problems.
Best Under Eye Primer I've Found
Agent Snogpitch from Olathe, KS
I can never seem to keep my bottom lash line liner or even under eye concealer on due to sweat, and other primers leave it rough and cakey in texture. This is the best thing I've found so far. It is expensive, but let's be real; Smashbox leads the way in all things primer, and this one is no exception. And considering I'm only using it under my eyes, I imagine one tiny little bottle will last me for a LONG time!
Casey from Iowa
I'm pretty picky and often find the others I've tried still crease and show my makeup lines. This feels great and lasts for the long days. Definitely recommend!
I will never stop buying this product
NicoleTec from Monroe, MI
I absolutely love this product! I received it in my ipsy bag and was like ehhh what is this? I tried and was like WHOA WHAT IS THIS!? A little goes a long way, it brightens my under eyes and reduces any puffiness from sleeping. I love that it gives just a little tingle once it's on for a few minutes..it's almost refreshing. I know it's expensive but get yourself a 20% off like I'm about to do and order yourself another one. You won't regret it. I believe this is one of smashbox's hidden gems.
holy grail product for eye brightening/reducing puffiness
Chez papa from New York City
I have been using this every day for two years. It's the perfect all-in-one eye prep product: it reduces puffiness thanks to the caffeine in it, it brightens the entire eye area, and it makes eye-shadow last all day/eve. I have bought this so many times now for myself and for friends.
P.S. I never write product reviews but after coming on here to buy two more of these I realized that it was selfish of me not to explain why.
JuJuBee from Plano, TX
A small amount of product provides smooth surface for concealor. Concealer application went on without settling into any fine lines & stayed smooth all day.
Miss Mo from Philadelphia
I put this on over eye cream but before foundation. I have wrinkles & puffiness. I had this for awhile & never used it. I was going through my makeup & found it & put it on. Why didn't I use this before. ? It has a shiny consistency when you first put it on but under foundation , you can't notice it. My under eye looks at least 10 yrs younger!!My under eye area was so dry from using retinol & wow , you can barely see my wrinkles. I don't use concealer . I don't have discoloration. You really don't need with this! Thanks, Smashbox. I will never be without!!
Lightweight and easy application
Rexie95 from EM, NY
The previous product I used felt heavy & was not easily "spread". What a difference the right product makes!
MStr7 from Madison, WI
I got this product when I bought the Try It: Primer Authority kit by Smashbox (which I also recommend) and was a little disappointed with the size at first. (It was very small and comparable to the tiniest sample I've gotten of another primer), but found I really don't need a lot and received a good amount of product. It is a very creamy product that absorbs fairly fast (maybe do some eye makeup while waiting for it to be absorbed) and it really did hydrate my undereye area. I found this product does work better with some concealers than with others. I'm not sure if I would purchase this after my sample runs out just because I don't have many issues using regular primer on my undereye area.
WHERE has THIS been all my LIFE!
Leelooo from CR
I wish I had found this product years ago! My concealer did not crease, cake or move all day.
Exactly what I needed!
Mila from Atlanta, ga
Helped my super undereye dryness quickly giving my foundation/concealer a smoother look!
It's Worth It
Loving My 50's from Pensacola FL
So glad I tried this. It is light on coverage but big on priming. Smashbox once again delivers another great product. A little goes a long way too.
Elizabeth from Montana
It's just okay, I don't really notice anything special about it. I'll use it up, but doubt I'll purchase it again.
THIS IS NOT CONCEALER!
CareBear54 from Nashville Tn
This however is a under eye primer an works Amazing if its used correctly. It hydrates an smooths so that your concealer doesn't fall into fine lines under your eyes.
Not so hydrating
monique from Phoenix, az
I tried this concealer 6 years ago with a different concealer. It created back then and was 27. I bought it this year to pair with a different concealer and it's very drying. It almost immediately drys the concealer, settling in to the fine lines. No thanks.... not a fan!
Destiny from Hinesville, GA
Keeps my eyeshadow fresh all day.
Did not work well
Tan from NY
I purchased this to help hydrate my under eye area and was hoping it would make the concealer last longer. This product actually made my under eye area dryer and did nothing to hold concealer. This was applied after eye cream and moisturizer. I experienced dry patches under my eye a few hours after makeup application.
Judy from Michigan
Wow this product really works to reduce the dark & puffiness under my eyes. It also blends easily and smoothly
Really gets rid of undereye bags!
TJ from Dallas Texas
Cannot believe what a difference this product makes. I am a believer and will definitely buy it again.
Finally!! Help has arrived!
Ionics from Florida
WOW! That newborn mom life has me looking SUPER tired.
I have been looking for a concealer solution to hide dark circles that doesnt crease or cause dryness.
I have tried all recommended products high and low end with no avail.
UNTIL THIS PRODUCT!! I actually don't even need a concealer because the hue of this does the trick, hydrates and brightens. If time allows and I swipe concealer its is a flawless finish with ZERO creases.
Does not disappoint
felice from alexandria, LA
I love this product. It's perfect for my skin.
Sarah from Williamsburg Virginia
Use this product every day under concealer. It works nicely to conceal dark circles.
Awful. Did nothing but make concealer look cakey
April from Amityville, NY
Will never use again, terrible
Black Beauty! from Maple Heights, Ohio
Very moisturizing under the eyes. This allows concealer to blend so BEAUTIFULLY under the eyes!!!