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Smashbox Photo Op

Under Eye Brightener 0.24 oz (7.1 ml)

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What is It?

A brush-on undereye brightening cream that doubles as a highlighter. 

What It Does?

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—perfect for strobing—, 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!

Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Inc.

Water (Aqua), Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax, Steareth 21, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Steareth 2, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium PCA, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Glycerin, Steareth 20, N Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 3, Cholesterol, Capric/Caprylic Stearic Triglyceride, Diacetyl Boldine, Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Silanetriol, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Fructose-Oligosaccharide (Soluble Dietary Fiber), Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Biotite, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Polydodecanamideaminium, Triazadiphenylethenesulfonate, Polyvinyl Alcohol Crosspolymer, May Contain (+/-):, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470)

To brighten and counteract undereye circles, apply to undereye area prior to concealer. 

Not only for under eyes! Our lightweight, liquid illuminator delivers a sheer, buildable strobe effect.  

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz
 
3.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Blends easily (14)
  • Applies smoothly (10)
  • Easy to apply (6)
  • Looks natural (5)
  • Silky texture (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Anytime (3)
  • Natural effect (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (9), Classic style (8)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (14), Medium (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Makes all the difference

I have very dark circles under my eyes (aka raccoon eyes, allergy shiners). For 40+ years, I have tried the most highly recommended treatments, concealers, and gimmicks to either conceal or...Read complete review

I have very dark circles under my eyes (aka raccoon eyes, allergy shiners). For 40+ years, I have tried the most highly recommended treatments, concealers, and gimmicks to either conceal or remove my perpetually ill-looking dark circles with everything from abject failure to moderate success.

Recently, I read in O magazine yet another bit of advice that sent me on yet another quest to find a solution. This time, I found what really works for me. I don't guarantee results, but if you're as frustrated as I have been all these years, it might be worth a try.

I put three dots of Smashbox Photo Op under each eye and blend well. (Don't be surprised if this makes your dark circles look worse at first.) I let this set while I put on my foundation, which I do not put around my eyes.

Next, I place sufficient Revlon PhotoReady concealer over the dark areas to completely mask the discoloration and blend it lightly into the surrounding skin, paying special attention to the areas inside my eye near my nose and just above my cheek where it is darkest. (I use a concealer brush, but your finger will work, too.)

I set it with a light dusting of bareMinerals hydrating mineral veil. (A large eyeshadow brush works well for this.)

This combination of products completely masks the discoloration yet looks completely natural in all lighting situations and lasts longer than I do in all kinds of weather conditions. None of these products alone or paired works the way the three do together.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Shoulda listened

Most reviewers mentioned how little this product actually did for their under eye area. A little brightening that lasted a very short time. Product does apply easity, but not sure it's worth the...Read complete review

Most reviewers mentioned how little this product actually did for their under eye area. A little brightening that lasted a very short time. Product does apply easity, but not sure it's worth the $$ for what little it actually accomplishes. If you have beautiful under eye skin, no dark circles or fine lines, this product might be for you. In fact, I gave it to my 14 year old daughter.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Does what it says

By Massage4life

from CA

describe yourself Natural Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Applies Smoothly
  • Blends Easily
  • Great Color

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Going Out
  • Natural Effect
  • Work

Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

I originally got this as a sample and it lasted me a good 2 months, you don't need too much. So, when i started to get low I had to order some. The packaging is smaller than I'd like but since the sample lasted so long this should be a few months before I need any anytime soon.

Works great alone for a natural look, or as a great under eye primer.

This products is exactly what it says it is. Under eye brightener. Some said it creases but I haven't found this to be true, unless I don't blend well enough and that's only if I put it on the lid as well. Defeats the purpose of UNDER eye brightener.

Will buy again. Get a sample and try it for yourself.

  • Skin Tone:
  • Fair

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4.0

Gives you a natural glow!

By Grinchy

from NC

describe yourself Natural Style

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Pros

  • Applies Smoothly
  • Blends Easily
  • Crease Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Natural Effect

    Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

    This product gives me a dewy 'fresh' glow which looks very natural without being shiny. I have medium brown skin and use this in 2 ways: 1. Under my eyes (sometimes mixed with concealer to keep it from being too light). I don't have dark undereye circles - if you do, this may not be the best product for you. 2. Along my cheek bones (especially when I'm wearing blush). The effect looks nice in photos also.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it!!

    By Icesk8er

    from Alabama

    describe yourself Natural Style

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Applies Smoothly
    • Blends Easily
    • Crease Resistant
    • Great Color
    • Silky Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday
      • Going Out
      • Work

      Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

      This is really good stuff. After months of trying the "old lady" concealers I was ready to give up and go without. Every one of them creased and was so thick I though I had borrowed my Grandmother's makeup. Finally I found this. Does it cover really bad dark circles - probably not. But for the rest of us it's a wonderful alternative, something in keeping with the trend toward less is more in makeup. It's very light weight texture smooths the skin around the eyes improving the color and texture. I don't go out of the house without it and will be ordering more.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Hides flaws on bad mornings

      By Lynette

      from New Orleans

      describe yourself Classic Style

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Smoothly
      • Apply over foundation
      • Blends Easily

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Hides flaws and blemishes

        Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

        I use it over foundation and powder for touch-ups to hide darkness, circles under eyes, blemishes, and red spots.
        Easy to tap on and blend in with fingertips. It brightens the skin when blended.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

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        1.0

        eh...

        By Naturelover

        from New York, NY

        describe yourself Classic Style

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Applies Smoothly
        • Blends Easily
        • Silky Texture

        Cons

        • Creases
        • Wears Off Easily

        Best Uses

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

          I get it -- it's not meant to be a concealer, but rather 'a brightener'. Still doesn't do anything. Well, I take that back -- it DOES set in the creases of the eyes, even used over primer. So... I used it as a highlighter for cheeks, and it worked ok. Overall, TOTALLY not worth it.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Shoulda listened

          By Hockeymom13

          from Chicago, IL

          describe yourself Classic Style

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Applies Smoothly
          • Blends Easily
          • Silky Texture

          Cons

          • Wears Off Easily

          Best Uses

          • Natural Effect

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

          Most reviewers mentioned how little this product actually did for their under eye area. A little brightening that lasted a very short time. Product does apply easity, but not sure it's worth the $$ for what little it actually accomplishes. If you have beautiful under eye skin, no dark circles or fine lines, this product might be for you. In fact, I gave it to my 14 year old daughter.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

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          1.0

          don't bother

          By DD

          from NY

          describe yourself Natural Style

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

          I bought this in hopes it would work, but 'm telling you honestly it was a waste of money
          it really did nothing, and i've tried everything, but this was a real disappointment

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Bleh

          By Michele

          from Killeen, TX

          describe yourself Classic Style

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Applies Smoothly
          • Blends Easily
          • Silky Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

              I got this as part of a Smashbox gift set (bought for the primer, which IS worth the money) and am very glad I didn't pay any extra for it. I have moderately dark circles under my eyes and this "brightener" didn't do a THING for them. I even applied concealer, then this and didnt notice a bit of difference. Don't waste your money!

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not bad.

              By L

              from MA

              describe yourself Natural Style

              Pros

              • Applies Smoothly
              • Blends Easily

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

                This product is a pinkish beige color with a little shimmer to it. I didn't find it oily at all. I have pretty bad dark circles but I don't like to use concealer because it looks unnatural. This makes my dark circles a little less noticeable without giving me a cakey overly made up look. It doesn't magically make your dark circles go away, but it does do a little something.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not bad, but no miracle

                By Beautyfindjunkie

                from Boston, MA

                describe yourself Classic Style

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Applies Smoothly
                • Blends Easily

                Cons

                • Minimal coverage

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye Brightener, .24 fl oz:

                I use to cover dark circles under the eye. They do brighten the area, but I was hoping for a little more coverage or more "pop" for the eyes.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair

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