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I have an awful, lot of Benefit products and have quite a few of the lovely little gifts sets that they do where you get a mix of products. One of the products that appears a lot in these sets is the Lemon Aid. I have to be honest and say that this is one of my least favourite products that Benefit do and is one of the few products that I wouldn't recommend.
Like I say, I have it in miniature, but the full size product comes in a 2.70 gram pot in a little black compact with a small mirror for reapplying through the day. For this, you pay £16.50 which seems ridiculously expensive, for what is actually a very niche product with little flexibility.
It is designed as a colour correcting eyelid primer (see what I mean about it being niche?!). The idea is that you put some on your eyelids to colour correct blemishes. It can be worn by itself or you can apply eye shadow over the top. I have actually used it in this way and I guess it is OK, but I have a small blemish under my eye that I use it on and it seems to do a pretty good job of neutralising that.
The things that I don't like about the product, other than the price, are the fact that it is quite pale and that it is very thick. The product is supposed to match every skin colour, but I find it makes my eyes look really pale and needs something else over the top. The idea with it is that your don't need any kind of brush or sponge to apply it, you simply warm it up in your fingers and dab it on. The product is so thick though that it takes an age to soften up and I find it a pain to use.
Overall it does cover some blemishes, but it is not a product that I would recommend.
Benefit Lemon Aid is a colour correcting eyelid primer designed to help hide redness and discolouration on the eyelids. It's priced at £16.50
The packaging is nice but nothing special, it doesn't have Benefit's usual fun feel to it, but it looks nice all the same. It's a small round black plastic compact with a mirror in the lid. The one I have is just plain black but the packaging has been updated and it now has a design on the top.
Lemon Aid is a yellow coloured cream which does have a very smooth creamy texture to it. It's very easy to apply by just rubbing your fingers over it to warm it up and get some onto your fingers, and then patting it onto the skin. It goes on so easily because of the creamy texture, and it blends really well too.
It's supposed to be used on the eyelid either on it's own or under eyeshadow. I tend to just use it on it's own because it's when I'm not wearing other makeup that I want my eyelids to look fresh, which is what this does. It covers any redness, which I do get a lot of on my eyelids especially when I haven't been sleeping well, and gives the eyes a much fresher, more awake look.
I find this lasts really well. I don't need to touch it up at all during the day and it doesn't crease. It feels lovely and light on my skin and I don't feel like it's clogging my pores. If I do use it under eyeshadow it seems to make the eyeshadow last longer as well and stops it from creasing.
Yes, I would recommend Benefit Lemon Aid, it's a great little product, and one I never knew I needed but now wouldn't be without!
I have bought quite a few items from the Benefits range of beauty products. I have found the items I have bought from the brand to be quite a good ones and reliable and suitable for my skin. When I spotted this one in Debenham's some time ago the assistant demonstrated it to me on her hand. I was impressed but still couldn't decide if I would like it at the price at the shop. So I decided to shop around for it online and finally bought one from Ebay.
It comes in a small circular shape compact kind of container. The lid flips open to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid. I find the lid opens and closes really well too and just clips back into position. It is a fairly small compact but an adequate size. I don't use the mirror to apply this to my face, I use my larger mirror. The compact also comes inside a cardboard box.
It is a pale yellow colour primer and has a very soft, creamy texture, kind of like a creamy foundation. I cannot detect any fragrance at all. I have found it does change colour the more you use it. Mine has turned a light beige colour inside the compact. Not sure if it is supposed to change colour but that's what has happened to the colour inside my compact.
It is designed to cover blemishes or veins on the skin. I don't have many at all on my face but it does give the skin a more even tone to the skin and any red marks which are showing can be covered with this product. We all have these marks no matter how old we are and sometimes just need to help the skin look less blemished.
It is very easy to apply by just gently swirling the fingertips over the product and very gently applying it to the areas you may need to cover blemishes and any discolouration on the skin. It can be used to cover those dark circles on the inside of the nose between the nose and eye, the area where glasses kind of sit. It can be applied over the eyelids, taking care not to apply too much at a time and to just gently build it up. Once on the skin, it turns a pale yellow colour but this is normal. The more you apply the more yellow colour is apparent. I only need to apply a small amount over my face to cover any blemishes or discolouration on my skin. it feels kind of soft on the skin and doesn't feel greasy. It just sits on the skin nicely and feels nice and smooth.
After applying it to the areas you need help, you can then apply your make up in the usual way. Eye shadow can easily be applied on top of the product and the Lemon Aid helps the eye shadow last a little longer without having to top it up during the day. I find I don't need to use a concealer when I use this one. The product works efficiently enough to cover any dark circles I may have that day which may be a little dark from lack of sleep etc. Once make up has been applied over the product, the yellow colour completely disappears and just shows the make up on the face.
This one can be used with or without using make up, I have used it to cover blemishes or red marks on days when I am not wearing make up and not going outdoors that day and just left it on my skin, I do blend it well so my face doesn't look a yellow colour lol. It doesn't look too apparent if you blend it in well and add a little at a time, the yellow colour fades once it is rubbed and I find it does take a good 20 minutes or so to fade on the skin. If you apply too much, it does tend to crease a little and it is one which you have to experiment with to get the correct look and get used to how much your own skin may need on the skin.
I really like this product and I think it hasn't irritated my skin, I have sensitive skin and I am in my 50's and it does give my make up a much better look.
I bought it for only £5 from Ebay earlier this year and so a much lower price than in the shops. I think from memory it costs around £16 from shops. Although it does work well I think being it from Ebay saved me tons of money and if I didn't like it once I had tried it, I wouldn't have wasted a lot of money.
It is a good quality product and the compact lasts for a very long time in my opinion. I use it around 3 times a week and I still have lots left in my compact. It also fits very nicely inside a make up bag or inside a hand bag and weighs very little too.
When mine needs replacing, I will most definitely buy another one and shop around for it to get the best price possible because I bought it for at least a third of the price it sells for in shops.
I give this one 5 stars.
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Benefit lemon aid is something that I have buying myself for years ever since falling in love with a sample that I was given.
It is an eyelid primer which is designed to hide any redness or discolouration's on your eyelids.
To do this the primer is yellow as yellow neutralises redness in a more natural way than the more traditional greens.
Lemon Aid is absolutely fantastic at brightening up my eyes on those days when I wake up and am feeling and looking tired.
It is also good for touch ups in the afternoon when my eyes are looking a little weary from a long day and it really does help to make me look more refreshed and less tired.
As well as hiding redness it also works wonders on dark shadows and eyebags underneath my eyes. I just pat a little bit of this on to my lids and within seconds everything looks much better and less dark.
It is really simple to use as well and I just need to use my fingers to pat this on as there is no need for a brush. It doesn't take a lot of blending as it sort of just sits on my skin without the yellow colour being noticeable. It is really creamy feeling and not at all drying and it doesn't highlight any fine lines that I have.
To be honest unless you have really bad redness or darkness then you don't really need anything else on other than this but it also does work well as helping my eyeshadow and concealer to last longer when I apply it.
One other thing which I use it for even though it isn't really designed for it is on my skin when my rosacea flares up. I just blend some of this in to my cheeks and nose where my redness is the worst and then add my foundation on top and I find that this works just as well if not better than most redness concealers that are especially designed for the facial skin.
The only thing about this that I can possibly complain about is that I do think it verges on the expensive. It costs £16.50 for a very small amount. Luckily you really do only need a tiny amount so it does last for absolutely ages.
Although I have heard great things about the famous Urban Decay primer potion, I use Benefit Lemon Aid and have yet to try Urban Decay's primer.
An eyelid primer is something you put on your eyelids before applying eyeshadow or it can be worn on its own. I have used mine both ways. On its own, it visibly improves the appearance of your eyelids lightly covering any blemishes, marks or veins correcting any discolouration. If eyeshadow is worn over the top of it, I find that the eyeshadow appears more pigmented than when you apply it direct to your bare eyelid.
Benefit Lemon Aid costs £16.50 for 2.7g, but it does last a good 6 months. It is available online at benefitcosmetics.co.uk or Debenhams, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser and bigger branches of Boots.
~ Packaging ~
Benefit Lemon Aid comes in a round, black, plastic container with 'lemon aid' written on the front in lemon yellow. It also has 'lemon aid lemon aid' in black across the whole of the front of the container.
It opens out with a hinge at the back of it to reveal the lemon yellow creamy primer and there is a mirror in the lid.
~ Use ~
To apply this product I swirl my finger around the primer and then apply directly to my eyelids. Although the primer is yellow it is very light yellow so appears a cream colour on your skin. It brightens your eyelids and makes them stand out. If applied lightly you can't tell that you're wearing a product at all, yet your eyelids do not show any blemishes, marks or veins they may have.
The thicker you lay it on the more likely it is to crease as it is a creamy consistency so it does slide a bit during the day.
If you apply eyeshadow after applying a thick layer of primer I find that it also slides and you often need to top your eyeshadow up after a few hours so it is perhaps best to apply it quite thinly, particularly when applying eyeshadow on top. I do think it improves the look of your eyeshadow making it stand out more and where before an eyeshadow needed the colour building up, I don't think you need to do this with the primer underneath.
I can barely remember life before using this primer and I have never worn eyeshadow without since.
~ Competition ~
Although I can't really compare it to its main competitor, Urban Decay's primer potion, I find it difficult to believe that Urban Decay's could be better. From what I've seen it is more of a nude foundation colour and it comes with a sponge tip applicator. I'd love to hear a comparison of the two products.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this primer is great. It makes your eyeshadow look a lot more built up and it looks good on its own as well. It is easy to apply and it's handy that there is a mirror in the lid. I also like the lemon yellow colour. Before using this I was a bit sceptical, but it really works and any marks or veins in your eyelids are subtly well hidden. It is quite expensive, but I think it is worth the money.
Recently I have discovered that my teenage lifestyle of late nights has taken its toll on my skin but mostly my eyes! I find that I suffer from a lot of redness and dark circles that concealer alone is not combating! I tried loads of remedies from cucumber to teaspoons and nothing seemed to be working, until I came across a little beauty in the form of Benefit Lemon Aid Corrector & Eyelid Primer!
The packaging was the first thing that caught my eye and drew me over to investigate in the isle of Boots. A bright square yellow box, (a little like something you would find tablets in) with black edges adorning a stitched effect. The whole box is covered in faint pale yellow blobs acting as the lemons! In bold black writing is the brand name Benefit and the product name Lemon Aid. Very simple, yet very effective! I love having my Lemon Aid in my bag when I go out as it is such a gorgeous item! Once you open the box a little black compact is presented to you, it's sturdy and strong so you know its not going to break if your ditzy like me and drop it! The compact opens up easily to reveal a mirror - an aspect I absolutely LOVE because I always forget to bring a separate mirror with me when I am going out, so if I bring this primer I know I will have a mirror too - sort of a two for one! In the pan the primer looks a sort of soft, pale, pastel yellow with a slight sheen.
Application could not be simpler, running your finger across the product it feels like a balm but once you dab it onto your eyelid and smooth it in all the way up to the brow bone, it starts to take on a different texture - almost chalky, so I would make sure that you have moisturised first or it could set and become patchy. However once on my eyes look brighter, lighter and more awake! I like to apply a small amount under my eyes too before I use concealer as I find it hides all discolouration extremely well! Taking it off is as easy as putting it on, I used one make up remover wipe and it glided off effortlessly!
Lemon Aid is a brilliant eyeshadow primer too! I don't tend to wear a lot of eyeshadow, but on a night out I enjoy a smokey eye as much as the next girl, so I was looking forward to using this as my base! And I am glad I did - my eye make up stayed put ALL night long and in photos it still looked as though I had just put it on at 2 in the morning!
If your tired of looking tired then get yourself down to a Benefit counter and buy this bad boy of a primer - you will not regret it! One downside would be the price at £16.50 it is quite steep however I have had mine for months now and it has not even gone through to the bottom of the pan - plus the mirror is very handy when you feel you've been caught short!
Available at Boots, Debenhams, Harrods, Selfridges and any shop that caters for the Benefit lovers out there! As well as most online make up stores.
I am always self conscious about looking tired and weary, and I am always on the look out for products that will make me look much more alert and awake than I am actually feeling. I never go far without my trusted Touch Eclat but I sometimes feel like I need a little more help in the eye area. For these reasons, I purchased Lemon Aid by Benefit.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to hide redness and discolorations on our eyelids leaving your skin looking flawless and your eye area looking brighter. It promises to make you instantly look fresh faced and ready for fun and it also acts as an eye shadow primer.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to skin that is cleansed and moisturised. You smooth your finger across the product and then gently dab the cream across the eyelid, right up to the eyebrow until it has all been blended in. It can be worn alone or you can use it as a base for make up. It is to be removed with your usual eye make remover.
Packaging and Price
The product comes in a lovely bright yellow box and inside you will find your black compact which has Lemon Aid written across it in both grey and yellow writing. When you flip the lid open, you will see the mirror inside which allows you to apply the product on the go and inside you will see the creamy yellow product. The compact is solid which means it will be well protected in your hand bag. The product costs around £16 for 2.70 grams of the cream. It can be bought from any department store with a Benefit counter and also from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is really easy to apply. It is creamy but it has a dry rather than silky consistency so you do need to have moisturised properly first otherwise it may show up dry skin. It is easy to blend but you need to work quite quickly before it dries and you don't need to use much of the product in order to get the desired results. The product is very yellow in colour but this doesn't translate on the skin as long you don't use too much so you don't need to worry about looking like one of the Simpsons.
When using the product as a colour corrector I was impressed. I have dull skin on my eyelids which is scattered with lots of little red veins. This seems to make them all disappear and it does make my eye appear brighter because of this. When using as a primer, I really don't think this works at all. My eye shadow was difficult to apply over the top and it made my eye shadow crease which is normally very long lasting. So when using this product, I now only use it just above my eye lid up to the eyebrow which covers imperfection but has no negative effect on my makeup.
All in all, this is a great colour correction product but a rubbish primer. If you want to cover up imperfections above the eye and brighten the eye area then this is great. It's an expensive product and I probably wouldn't repurchase the product but then mine will last for years anyway so I don't really need to. I wouldn't say this product is a make up necessity but it is a nice little extra for the make up perfectionist like me.
This is not a concealer, it's more like a creamy eyeshadow that hides dark circles, thus making your tired eyes look more awake. It comes in a cute little box too.
It's a yellow cream and it applies well onto your eyes. You can apply the product with your fingertips as it is easy to blend and it doesn't stain your fingers (or your eyelids). After applying the product the effect can be noticed almost straight away. My eyes look brighter, more radiant and my dark circles (from too many late nights!) are no longer visible. This stuff is a life saver and one small compact of it will last you around three months with average use. The product wipes away easily at the end of the day and it leaves no residue on your eyelids after use. It simply wipes away with a simple baby wipe or some wet cotton wool.
You can also use the product as a highlighter. I sometimes highlight my cheekbones with it as it gives them a subtle hint of colour and makes them stand out more. Try it! It is also easy to blend into your cheeks as it's so creamy and light.
I would recommend this product. It's great for all skin types, from light to dark complexions. It's great for more mature skin as it hides fine lines and wrinkles, according to my mum!
This is one item from the vast range of make-up products in the American brand, 'Benefit' which has a retro/glamourous image and is in the same price/quality range as other brands such as Clinque or Clarins. Overall, the brand itself is targeted at women in their 20s as it has a fun image and a lot of products that are quite colourful or feature enhancing but also has a lot of products that can be used by women of all ages such as this one.
Lemon Aid is a balmy cream primer that is as the name suggests yellow in colour and is used on the eyes. The yellow pigment acts as a corrector for any redness around the eyes so this product helps create a sheer and even complection. Even though I don't have a great deal of redness around my eyes I still enjoy using this product as the yellow colour helps the brighten up my eyes and my skin tone in general. The yellor colour may sound off putting to some women but it is a very modest shade of yellow and is suprisingly natural looking when applied. After the product is applied futher eye make-up can be added if you so wish as the cream acts as a good base for your eye make up. One downside is I have noticed is that sometimes the cream gather in the crease of your eyelid but this may be because I have applied too much as only a small amount needs to be applied.
The application of the product is simple. You simply warm up the cream with your fingers and apply with your fingers also. This is the most effective and simple application I have found but if you so wished you could use make up brushes. It is long lasting and when you wish is easy to remove and can be used in conjunction with all other make up products and wish day or night make up.
The packaging is simple but easy on the eye. It is a small black round tub as the picture displays which contains the cream and this comes in a small yellow box.
When i brought this product I was lucky enough to buy it from a cheap retailer on e-bay. However a word of warning about this: you can get some great make up bargains on ebay but ensure you understand the amount of the product you are buying. The reason it might be so cheap is because you're actually buying a tiny tester size amount! As with all Benefit prodcuts they are available on the highstreet but you will be paying slightly more. This prodcut would retail around £12 but in my opinion its worth a bit extra for the quality and the image of the product. If you would like to try before you buy, Benefit stands are in many stores such as House of Frasier and Debehams and their consultants will discuss all their products and allow you to sample them.
I have used this Benefit product for more than 5 years. Although Benefit change their range of products regularly this one has never disappeared from their catalogue.
It can be used as an eye primer and as a concealer.
I was first introduced to it at the Benefit counter in House of Fraser. I was astounded with how much it covered the dark circles under my eyes. Applied under make up using your ring finger dotted around underneath your eyes to the corners and over your eyelids. It also helps to hold your eye shadow in place. I carry it in my handbag and dab it on any blemishes that happen to pop up throughout the day or on the end of my nose to take away any shine after lunchime.
A tiny pot of it lasts me for around six months so at a cost of between £12 and £14 I would consider it a very all round good product at a very reasonable price.
Benefit Lemon-Aid is an eye primer and concealer, you can buy this from the benefit counter at house off rasher and at boots or online for £16.50 because of my friend at house of frasher benefit I managed to get this at roughly £12 using her discount, which is lucky because if i'm honest I wouldn't spend £16.50 on an eye primer.
This is a primer for your eyelids, this evens out and fixes discolorations to the lids such as broken veins or dark marks making your eyes look more awake and fresh, Using this is pretty easy, it's the same as applying concealer just pat it on the needed areas, this does as it should and does even out the colour of your skin, however I found that it made it a different colour fro the rest of my face, and because I don't wear eye shadow a lot you can tell that I'm wearing this, However if I do put eyeshadow on, it makes the colour slightly brighter.
I've had this for over a year and wearing this on almost every day I pretty much have a full pot left, so I recommend this to everyone who needs it as it is long lasting, when wiping off it comes off just as easy as normal make up and doesn't clog up your pores and make it feel heavy.
Benefit Lemon Aid is a colour-correcting eyelid primer, designed to improve the colour and texture of your eyelids and provide a smooth base for the application of eye-shadow. I received it as a gift last Christmas and have been using it several times a week ever since.
* Product and Packaging *
Benefit Lemon Aid comes in a small square yellow box with images of sliced lemons on the outside. Inside, you will find a small round black compact with the product name written in yellow and dark grey across a black background. On flipping open the compact, there is a mirror on one side and the Lemon Aid itself on the other side. The product is a lemon yellow colour with a smooth, creamy texture. The packaging is simple, stylish and the perfect size to stash in your make-up bag for those emergency touch-ups.
* Use and Application *
You apply Benefit Lemon Aid by warming up gently between your fingertips and then dabbing it gently on to your eyelids, being careful not to rub too hard in case you damage the delicate skin in that area. According to the product information, you can wear it on its own or under make-up, however I use it exclusively under make-up as lemon yellow eyelids are not a good look for me! It is easily blended using your fingertips and dries quickly leaving a smooth base which hides any redness or discolouration on the eyelids and makes you look more awake. I tend to leave it for a couple of minutes before applying eyeshadow just to be 100% sure that it is dry.
* Results *
I find that Benefit Lemon Aid provides an ideal base for eyeshadow as it makes the colour last longer and go on more easily. I do tend to use expensive eyeshadows anyway (mostly MAC, with a smattering of Benefit and Clinique) but I definitely notice a difference in the way the eye colour looks with and without this product. With the Lemon Aid my eyes tend to look brighter, fresher and there is more 'pop' to the eye colours, especially when using more summery, pastel-coloured shades. Without it, the colours seem to be that little bit duller. The other positive result about using Lemon Aid for me is that my eye-colour lasts longer with the Lemon Aid as a base - without it, I find that I want to touch it up after a few hours but with it, the colour usually lasts all day. I have also discovered that it works reasonably well on discolouration under the eyes as well, hiding some of the bags that the sleep deprivation of life with two under 5's inevitably creates.... However, if you are using it under your eyes you do need to be very careful that you blend your foundation in well, otherwise you end up with yellow bits. The only faults that I can find with this product is that you have to get the amount right and that takes a little bit of practice - too much can mean that your eye-colours ends up looking creased and uneven, and too little means that you don't get the coverage that you need. It also doesn't really do anything to deal with puffiness - on days where my hayfever has been bad and my eyes are red and puffy, then this doesn't really help.
* Price *
Benefit Lemon Aid costs £16.50 and is available from Benefit stores and Beauty counters nationwide.
* Would I recommend it? *
I would recommend this product. It is effective both as an eyelid primer and an under eye concealer and is simple to use. I believe that it enhances the look of my eyes when wearing make-up and gives a much more even tone to my eye-lids. I wouldn't wear it without make-up on top though. Even though it is relatively expensive, a pot lasts for ages - mine isn't even half empty and I've been using it since Christmas - so it is reasonable value for money. It has worked better for me than previous primers that I've used and I would be more than happy to buy it again in future. I am giving it 4 stars because I don't think that it is a 'perfect' product due to the creasing issue and the lack of effect on puffiness but overall I do think it is worth buying.
Lemon Aid is made by the cosmetics company Benefit and as far as I know it's a fairly unique product, doubling as an eyelid primer and brightener. It comes smartly packaged in a black round pot inside a yellow box at a cost of £16.50. Benefit state that "This light yellow correcting cream instantly hides discolouration on eyelids". I got some included as part of my Realness of Concealness set.
Benefit was founded in San Francisco in 1976 by Jean and Jane Ford. Over thirty years later, it is a famous global brand and mixes quality makeup with whimsical retro branding.
Benefit cosmetics can be bought in the UK from Boots, Debenhams, ASOS, individual boutiques and the website, www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk. They are quite pricey, with a mascara priced at around £15 and the well-known product Benetint priced at £24.50, but most of their products are great quality and last ages, or so I've found.
To use Lemon Aid, all you need to do is apply it to your eyelids using either a small brush or your fingertips, and blend. Only a tiny amount is needed, so the product lasts for ages. I do find that it creases slightly if you apply too much, and it can be slightly drying on the lid so I am careful to apply moisturiser immediately before application. Care should be taken not to apply too much as the look might appear unnatural - you don't want yellow eyelids!
I must admit I was very sceptical about this product to begin with. Seriously, who has discoloured eyelids?! However, once I tried it I began to change my mind. I applied the product as instructed and realised I looked more awake and my eyelids did look brighter. I would seriously consider purchasing the full size product.
I did try using Lemon Aid as an eyeshadow primer, however I didn't think it worked very well as my eyeshadow creased after a few hours. For this purpose I'm going to stick to my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. Having said that I do like the no-eyeshadow look these days, particularly when I'm wearing bright lipstick (as eyeshadow + lipstick equals a very clownish look!), and this product is perfect for that, as well as for those days when I want my makeup to look very natural.
As I mentioned in my Benefit Boi-ing review my life is a little hectic at the moment and this has taken its toll on my skin. Late nights and early mornings are not a good combination for anyone and my eyes are starting to show a little strain! Obviously when it comes to make up and skin care products I want them to do their job well and in terms of make up I want my black circles and any blemishes covered so I look slightly normal again!
One thing I find is that my lids can look a little red if I haven't had enough sleep and no matter how much foundation and powder I can apply my eye lids still look a little red until I obviously put on an eye shadow but the area directly under my eyebrows still can look a little red. One item I have for these emergency occasions is Lemon Aid by Benefit which I have relied upon before.
Lemon Aid is Benefit's eyelid primer and it's main aim is to help hide any redness or discolouration which for me is great. It is quite a versatile product as it can be worn on its own or under eye make up so you don't need to apply your war paint to get the redness reduced and covered and when I'm at the yard I tend not to wear make up but when I give riding lessons I do want to look half human!
Why Benefit love it:
"In a snap, eyes look refreshed, frisky, and ready for fun."
As with all Benefit products Lemon Aid's packaging is kitsch, 1950s gorgeousness. I am constantly attracted to their products because of the unique packaging. Lemon Aid comes in a quite fitting yellow box which has a window at the front so you can see the item itself. On the corners of the box the are little black patches with what looks like white stitching around the edge which adds a unique touch. There are instructions inside the box should you want to know how to apply it. The Lemon Aid comes in a round, black container which features the wording "lemon aid" on the front/lid. Inside there is a mirror for easy application.
Now as much as I wanted it to smell of fresh lemons or even lemonade I knew it wouldn't! Lemon Aid doesn't smell of anything which I guess is better especially if you are applying it to your eyelids. Lemon Aid looks actually similar to a lip balm as it is solid to the touch until you start to dab your finger over it and it starts to soften up which makes it easy to apply. Lemon Aid is a pale yellow colour which was expected but I did have a thought about whether it would stay yellow on my eyelids.
Lemon Aid is really easy to apply. You simply need to use your finger tip to rub the lemon yellow cream until it softens slightly and then just simply rub gently over your eyelid until the redness goes. You don't need to apply too much as the cream will then start to crease which goes against the look you are trying to achieve! You just need a simple layer over the eye lid that's all so don't be tempted to apply too much. Just blend it in gently until the cream loses its colour.
My initial concern about the yellowness staying on my eyelids was soon banished as the cream doesn't go on yellow and nor does it stay yellow (that is of course if you apply the right amount!). Once it is on you hardly notice it but what is clear is that the redness you are trying to cover up is reduced. Now don't expect the redness to completely disappear as it won't but Lemon Aid certainly does a great job of disguising it and making you look a bit more human!
I find Lemon Aid really easy to apply and it doesn't take long for it to blend it. When wearing it under eye make up there is a noticeable difference in the length of time that my eyeshadow lasts which is obviously great and it keeps my eyelids looking fresh and my eyeshadow doesn't crease or flake either which is fab as there is nothing worse than eye makeup creasing. So apart from covering up the redness it also helps your eye makeup last the test of time!
When I wear it on its own I do find that I have to re-apply during the day just to keep my eyelids looking fresh but this is hardly an issue as it only takes seconds to do and there is a mirror in the pot so if I am out and about I can apply it easily. Benefit advises that it suits all complexions as it blends clear which another good point as I have an olive complexsion and not all products suit my skin tone. I do find that it covers up my redness well which is ultimately what I bought it for and I'm happy that it does the job it promises so I can't complain about Lemon Aid whatsoever and without doubt I would recommend it to anyone even if they just want it as a primer it does a great job.
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Admittidly I got this product off of ebay on a whim around christmas! I have such dark under eyes for my age. So after reading what apparently this product does for you I bought it. The product said that it would brighten up tired eyes and help hide those tired dark circles. That its for lazy make overs and lazy make up days or when you have hardly any time in the morning or even just to blend in with all your make up.
When I got it I have to admit it didnt look like much, came in a circular little compact. That has a handy little mirror inside and I gasped at the colour. It is a yellowy/cream colour and I am very pale so I was thinking that I was very glad not to have paid full price for this product because I dont didn't think that in any way shape or form this would look ok on my very pale/ghost white skin!
But this product proved me wrong! Oh so very wrong. For a little product thats 2.70g and net weight is 0.009oz it's amazing! I can wear it when I have no make up and it makes my eyes look brighter and less tired. If I was wearing minimal make up with mascara and eyeliner and just dab it where its needed and my eyes look bright and fresh! Even if I'm transferring my day make up to my night make up a little touch of this and you would never know that I'm a student surviving on minimal hours sleep!
The product is never, ever left at home now. I have it with me as one of my essentials that I take everywhere with me! I've had it for months now and it just seems to keep going. Like I've yet to seen the bottom of the tin and I use it nearly every day!
I would happily now pay full price for this any day. I know that it is an excellent product and now one of my little secrets I keep in my bag for long days!
Benefit Lemon Aid- Colour Correcting Eyelid Primer / This delicate yellow cream makes eyelids look fresh & lively / The formula is soft / smooth and glides right on / Quick and simple application also great as a primer / One shade blends to perfection on every complexion / Warm up lemon aid with your fingertips and lightly pat on eyelids and blend with fingers / Wear alone for a natural look or under makeup / All skin types.