For some reason, I've never been a huge Bobbi Brown fan. I have one of her gel eyeliners, I've tried her cleansing oil, and I've often stopped at the Bobbi Brown counter to check out new collections, and I've certainly read a lot of great reviews of her products, yet I never actually purchase her makeup. I'm not totally sure why, but there you have it. For me, she's still something of a mystery.
So the other day when I hit Macy's in search of a concealer, Bobbi Brown was not the name on my mind. However, a great display and a persuasive SA soon changed my mind.
Bobbi Brown Correct and Concealer Kit
I've never been all that into concealers. I have dark circles to hide, sure, but it seems every time I try to use a concealer, it either makes no difference at all or it gets caked up under my eyes and makes my fine lines look ten times worse than they are. Therefore, I usually just throw in the towel and depend on my everyday foundation to do what it can and leave it at that, despite the fact that my method gives me far from adequate coverage.
So when I noticed a great display of the 4-step Correct and Conceal products from Bobbi Brown, I had to take a look. The three steps include Bobbi's Hydrating Eye Cream, the Corrector, and the Concealer Kit. The eye cream is a nice, lightweight cream with a good bit of slip that works quite well to prep the undereye area for concealing. The Corrector is a pink-based cream which is supposed to correct the color of undereye circles more than to conceal them. Finally, there is the Concealer Kit, which includes a creamy concealer and a lightweight, yellow-based powder to conceal and set.
The application method is as follows: first, apply eye cream to the entire undereye area to smooth and prep the skin. The cream adds both moisture and slip to the area, which makes application of the Corrector much smoother. The next step is the Corrector, which is not marketed as a concealer itself, but rather as a product with high pigmentation in a pink-based shade, meant to counteract the appearance of circles. This is to be applied very lightly over the darkest areas under the eye, and brightens and conceals. The third step is the actual concealer, which is matched to your skin tone and does the heavy lifting. Finally, there is the yellow-based setting powder, used to set everything.
I find this system to be extremely effective. Yes, it takes some time to prep, correct, conceal and set, but the results are well worth it. You can use your own eye cream (although Bobbi's is very good for daytime wear under makeup). The Corrector is my favorite product of the lot. As a matter of fact, there are many days when I only use the Corrector, as I find it conceals adequately on its own. It's extremely creamy and easy to work with and never looks cakey or heavy on me. The concealer is also creamy, easy to manipulate, and highly pigmented, but isn't quite as easy to work with. I do find I need to use a VERY light hand with it to avoid caking, presumably because I already have a thin layer of Corrector underneath. As for the setting powder, it's phenomenal for brightening the eye area and setting the concealers. I was very leery of using powder so close to my eye area, but this lightweight formula somehow avoids settling into fine lines.
I highly recommend the Correct and Conceal Kit. I feel the standout products are the Corrector and the setting powder, and I often use just those two to achieve enough coverage and brightening to get me through the day. Win!