Thursday, June 06, 2013

Review : Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener

Hey girls!

Found another nude liner but this time it's a bit more expensive than the one I blogged about a week ago. 

Smashbox Eye Bram Double-Ended Brightener

I bought this last March at Beauty Bar, Eastwood.

It originally costs Php 1,150.00 but it was discounted the time I bought it. I only paid Php 600.00!

Below are details on the box:

And product description from Beauty Bar's website:

This innovative double-ended brightener delivers the look of big, bright eyes. Use the side labeled "highlight" at the inside corners of the eyes and beneath the brow to make eyes appear bigger and wider. Use the side labeled "rim" on the lower inner rim of eyes to makes the whites of the eyes pop. 

This is a two in one product where each end of the pencil has a specific task. One end is for the inner rim or the water line while the other is for highlighting which I usually apply on my brow bone and at the inner areas of my eyes.

This is the highligher...

...and this one is for the inner rim.

Swatches on paper:

on my arm:
The highlighter is shimmery while the one for the inner rim is matte.

The next pictures show how it performs on my eyes:

Eyes without the product

With the inner rim liner

With the highlighter at the inner corners of the eyes

As seen on the photos, the one for the inner rims can make a dramatic change on the eyes. It made it brighter and made it seem bigger and more awake. What I don't like about it is that it's too creamy that it doesn't stay long on my inner rim. 
The highlighter on the other hand is barely noticeable on my skin but makes so much difference on morenas. My friend's eyes were really brightened when I applied it on her. Lasting power is just okay but can be smudged off easily when touched.

This product isn't so impressive to be honest. It doesn't stay long on the eyes and it's so expensive. I wouldn't buy it in it's regular price and I still feel like it is still pricey at its half price. I wouldn't mind this if it works well but I was quite disappointed at how it performs and I think that some cheaper products work better than this.

Have you tried Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener?
What other nude liners have you tried?



  1. expensive but I think its worth it.. :))

  2. Meron pa kayang discount dawn? ang mura 600 nalang! XD I want! It brigthens up the eye tapos uso pa ngayon ang puppy eyes :)

  3. Em - I would have loved it if it lasted longer on my eyes.

    Eyah - Not sure e. It has been a while since I bought it. :P

  4. I was planning on buying this too! thank good I chose another smashbox product nalang since I ended up really loving that purchase

    Thanks for posting this! :)

  5. Angel - glad you bought one that you get to really love. :)