Prep and protect with Benefit’s new Air Patrol eyelid primer

Allow your eyeshadow to take off with Benefit's latest offering, the new Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer.

Flying off Fenwick shelves today, this multipurpose pen promises to prep, prime and protect your eyelids - and we can confirm, it really does deliver.

Packaged in a cute (would Benefit do it any other way?) click pen complete with wings, this primer stands out from other brand counterparts thanks to its patented soft cushion tip, which feels very gentle on the eye.

While its formula may seem a little runny at first, it's handy packaging makes it easy to control and means it's practically mess-free - one click neatly dispenses enough product for both eyes.

Wipe the cushion tip across both lids and blend it out with your ring finger to ensure it’s distributed evenly. Once the primer sets, you'll see that its lightweight formula transforms into a satiny finish that works well to keep both cream and powder eyeshadows from creasing, smudging or budging.

Upon seeing the product for the first time, you may be concerned by its lemon beige appearance, but don't be. It works brilliantly to smooth and even out the lids to create the perfect canvas. Additionally, its lemon-yellow hue sheers out to provide a neutral base which helps to pick up your eyeshadow shade and make its colour pop, earning its position as the perfect companion for any eye look.

And it doesn't end there. When developing its formula, team Benefit also added SPF 20 and an EnviroDefend complex to help protect the eyes against sun damage and other damaging environmental factors.

It's fair to say this little wonder product has flown straight to the top of our makeup must-haves...

By Hanna Ibraheem