Fact: Our eyelids are very sensitive. Our lids have a very thin layer of skin that is easily prone to damage, fine lines, and wrinkles.
These are the many things that we do to our lids that ultimately damage it.
Upon closer inspection, Benefit Air Patrol is a lot bigger compared to other eye primers out there. When you open it, you'll notice the unique sponge gel tip. It's soft, squishy and feels like the pad of your fingers. While other eye skin care and primers have metal tips, Air Patrol stood out with this pillowy one.
What the tip dispensed out reminded me of Benefit Lemon Aid. It has a yellow tint great for covering blue veins and redness. The difference is that is the liquid consistensy of Air control which is easier to work with than cream. What I like is that it doesn't sit on top of my skin. In my observation, Air Patrol blends smoothly to the lids as the skin absorbs the skin care ingredients while the pigments stay on to provide a flawless surface.
And yes, it's BB Cream for the lids so there's definitely skin care there. Not to mention that it has sun protection so I can use this alone. I realize that I don't apply as much sunscreen to my lids as to the rest of my face because I feel that sunscreen is way too strong for my delicate eyelids. Benefit Air Patrol provides a safe product to be used on this delicate part of the face so we can protect it from the sun and pollution.
But my major concern is how good of an eyelid primer it can be because my lids oil up like a mother! I put it to the test for weeks. Now, it may not have performed as good as my hardcore eye primer, but it did hold well for the day. There was little to no transferring or migrating. Considering it's a skincare/spf/bb cream/color corrector, I think I can live with an 6-8 hours hold.
Here's a demo using Benefit's Air Patrol. The directions say we need one click per eye but I think that's too much for my small Asian eyes. So I use only one click for both lids. I spread it evenly and it instantly corrected the dullness on my lids. My camera had a hard time focusing on the lid after I applied Air Patrol. This means that it has provided a smooth surface just like any primer should.
Note: Apply a little bit more product when you're under intense sun exposure to protect your lids better.