Have you ever had one of those mornings where you drag yourselves out of bed in hopes of a miracle? Where no amount of concealer in the world is capable of covering your Raccoon eyes? Regardless of whether these deep, bluish green, sunken under eyes are a souvenir from the previous night or simply genetics. It does not change the fact that they are unappealing and nearly impossible to conceal.
With a chronic case of Raccoon eyes I’ve done my fair share of research. One of the items I’ve come across is benefit’s Lemon-Aid – a color correcting eyelid primer.
Benefit’s Lemon-Aid is a yellow nude cream based product that can be used as a color correcting eyelid primer or under eye corrector. Based on color theory, yellow concealers are used to cancel out purple’s and blue hues. So this yellow cream should be perfect for color correcting pesky under eye circles.
The product comes in a small plastic compact( 2″ diameter ) with a mirror equivalent in size. It contains 2.7 g of product and retails for $20.00 at Macy’s, Ulta or Sephora.
Lemon Aid has a thin consistency and once applied, feels somewhat dry. I’m not too sure if this is only the case with the one I have or if all of them are the same. The formula reminds me of having the same consistency as the Anastasia Beverly Hills cream contour kit. You can quickly fix the “dryness” if it bothers you by adding a drop of Argan oil. (Once again, Im not too sure if all of the Lemon Aid’s are the same because many people say it is very creamy).
As you can see, Lemon Aid is very yellow. For a point of reference I am fair to light complected with pink undertones (NW20 range). Having dry skin, I did find it difficult to blend Lemon Aid seamlessly without adding Argan Oil. It is indeed very brightening, and found it nearly impossible to wear alone as I find it gives a white undercast. I do consider this a great base to conceal and brighten under eye circles in conjunction with the use of your everyday concealer. Although this could be used as an eyeshadow primer, I did not because I found it creased on my eyelids rather quickly.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product for those who have normal to oily skin, in the medium skin tone range, with yellow undertones and who do not have heavily textured skin. As you can see, I think this product does work well, but feel it is designed for a specific demographic. I unfortunately, do not fit the bill, but know several people who could benefit from Lemon Aid.
If you do decide to purchase Lemon Aid, I would love to hear your thoughts.