Now I have come to the part of my superhaul review that I am dreading; the part where I have to show you all my eyes without concealer for the sake of comparison :(
I have suffered from really dark circles under my eyes since I was young which is why I got into concealer at quite an early age and have pretty much every concealer under the sun to find one I liked. For the last year I have been using Maybelline pure cover mineral concealer which was brilliant, matched my skintone perfectly and didn't crease at all, the only problem was that on nights out I found I had to keep re-applying to keep the coverage at its maximum.
So after years of being used to the more liquidy concealers I have decided to give something else a try..Bobbi brown corrector and concealer.
When I went to the Bobbi Brown ounter I had only intended to get the concealer, but of course after the lady worked her magic I was convinced I needed the corrector also. Thankfully my mum treated me to the corrector, as the price of both together is insane!
Left: Corrector- porcelain bisque, Right: concealer- porcelain
Same as above. The corrector is slightly lighter and pinker than the more yellowy colour of the concealer. This is to brighten the eye area and cancel out any redness before you apply the concealer.
Because my concealer shade is so light, the powder that came with it is simply white:
And here it goes, a picture of my without concealer: (notice extra redness around the eyes and general bad skin as I am really poorly at the moment)
And here is a picture with my dark circles (hopefully) concealed... for comparisons sake one eye has corrector & concealer and one just concealer...can you guess which?
The answer is I am wearing corrector and concealer on my left eye (right when looking at the picture) and just concealer on the right. I think its partly down to the poor picture quality that it is hard to see the difference here (taken on my iphone) and to be honest I am finding it hard to see the difference myself today, but when applying it seems to be visably doing something. If that makes sense...
left eye: corrector and concealer
Right eye: just concealer
-The one thing I would say about this concealer is unfortunately it does crease, even with the powder on top. I asked the Bobbi Brown lady before buying (hoping she'd tell me the truth) and she said 'ooh no it shouldn't crease with the powder on top'....alas.
-Other than that it is a nice concealer and certainly does brighten up my eye area nicely. But for the price I think it is a little outrageous. For a better impression of how it looks, I am wearing it in the FOTD in my last post.
-To be perfectly honest I think I have been wearing the more liquid concealers for all these years for good reason, and once the Bobbi brown concealer is finished I may resort back to them.
Did any of you notice the difference between both eyes?
Any other good concealers to recommend?