One of my biggest face frustrations is concealing my under-eye area, which is naturally dark and dehydrated. I’ve been through the mill with various types of concealer, most of which weren’t the correct tone or didn’t provide enough coverage. And all of them creased in the fine lines around my eyes (ageing can be such a bitch!).
I started to see the Bobbi Brown correctors and concealers being used a lot in YouTube tutorials and mentioned in blogger’s favourites, so I decided to give them a try. I trundled off to Stuttafords to have my colour matched (they have to test your foundation shade and then match your corrector and concealer to that colour) and walked out with the corrector in Light to Medium Bisque and creamy concealer kit in Warm Beige, which comes in a duo with a pressed setting powder in a complementary shade – Pale Yellow in my case.
It turns out that the reason I wasn’t achieving the desired effect with my concealer is because I needed a peachy-toned product to neutralise the blue-toned under-eye darkness, rather than simply trying to cover it up. This is where the corrector comes in – it’s got peachy undertones (unlike the concealer, which has yellow undertones) which counteract the dark circles. The formula is long-wearing (and doesn’t crease or dry out) and is infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate skin below your eyes.
Although the two products are meant to be layered on top of each other, I find that too heavy for my day-to-day needs so I use them separately, depending on the look I’m going for. More often than not I get away with just using the corrector so I would highly recommend you go out and try it – it might just change your life!
I tried to take before and after photos but my camera didn’t pick up the difference in skin tone that you get in real life, so I’ll leave the inimitible Jessica from Beautezine to take us through it. You can also read her review of the corrector on her site.
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Images via 1 and me.