Brightening! Glowing! Youthful! Healthy Looking! are all words we hear these days about how we want our complexion to look and I totally agree! Who wouldn’t want to look 10 years younger (unless you’re a 9 year old :P) and to be honest these days it’s pretty easy to achieve the glowing young look that is constantly in demand. There are so many products out on the market from anti-wrinkle creams to concealers with built-in BB creams to illuminating correcters such as the Touche Eclat. Recently a new invention has hit the beauty industry. Now this method of makeup has been used by makeup artists for years but it has only recently been a big thing with what the world calls us normal people. Yellow concealers! Yes, brought to light by the oh so famous Kim-K lion stripped photo (linked here due to copyright reasons). Now I’m not the biggest fan of Kim K but I was intrigued so I went out and purchased the most hyped about cream version of the yellow concealer and that is the Benefit Lemon Aid.
So Benefit describes their Lemon Aid as a colour correcting eyelid primer. They state that it can:
“Wake up your eyelids with this warm yellow correcting cream. It helps to hide redness and discoloration on your eyelids. In a snap, eyes look refreshed, frisky and ready for fun.”
Confused? I’m not surprised, yes Benefit market the Lemon Aid product as a primer which when I used it as a primer, it caused my eyeshadows to crease. The consistency of this product is basically to thick to be used as a primer on the eyelids. I also found it rather heavy over the eyes. So….I would never call this product a primer! Ever!
The product comes in a round pot container that has a mirror built in also. Major brownie points because it makes it useful if you want to touch up on the go. Applying this product the exact same way that Kim K did I found that the product over-loaded my face but then I decided that I should apply it as I would a highlighting concealer and it worked like a charm for a while before it creased. To be honest there are a lot of drawbacks with this product and I was on the verge of giving up on it before trying to apply it with a dampened sponge. (I used my Complexion Sponge Dupe)
I finally worked for me. The only thing is because its cream after applying it with the sponge I went over it with a patting motion with my ringer finger just to melt it into my skin so more. Would I recommend this product for highlighting? NO! Way to thick and hard to work with it. It’s great for light highlighting but only when applied with a damp sponge. Any other method of application was either to thick or caused it to crease.
I definitely wouldn’t apply it all over the face because then you just end up looking like a disco ball. I also recommend that you apply this product under foundation as over it I found it gave off a pale yellow hue on my complexion. Setting it with my regular translucent powder worked fine. No caking or powdery look at all. To be honest look else wear for those yellow highlighters gals and girls cause this one is a fail in my book. Kim K I think personally uses MAC Strobe pens for highlighting so maybe they work better…?
-Talk Soon xx