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PRODUCT: The Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit has changed formats (and, I believe, formulation - apparently they have a little less slip to them now thanks to the addition of Kaolin). It now comes in a smart, flat-ish black case which opens to reveal the cream concealer and a pressed powder, designed to 'set' the cream and add a little lightness. The powder is no longer loose (as shown in the picture here). Alternatively, you can buy the concealer alone. There are 14 shades to choose from and the girls on the Bobbi Brown counter are great at finding the perfect match for your skin tone.
PRICE: £23.50 (or £17 if you buy the concealer by itself, without the pressed powder)
WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO: ' Conceal and set in one portable kit. Bobbi's Creamy Concealer blends easily to instantly cover, lift and brighten dark circles. It also helps maintain skin's moisture levels for a smooth, virtually line-less look. Fuss-free pressed powder sets concealer for long-lasting wear.'
MY VIEW: I love this product - I have previously reviewed Touch Eclat and, in my view, this product is far superior. Whereas I find Touch to be a little drying and 'false' looking, the Bobbi Brown concealer goes on like a dream and just sinks in - it's wonderfully hydrating and you don't feel as though you've caked the under eye area at all. My main gripe with a lot of under eye concealers is that they can drag when applied, or take work to pat in (you never want to be having to push and pat too much at this delicate area) - also, after a while, it makes my under eye area feel dry. Not so with Bobbi Brown. Another plus is that it actually seems to minimise fine lines - not throw them into sharp relief as some products can!
In future, I may stick to the cream concealer alone (rather than the kit) because it's so wonderfully moisturising and applying the powder (even one which is very gentle and not at all heavy) just dries the area a little. However, I am 39 and, for younger skins, I would say that the pressed powder certainly has the advantage of setting the cream and brightening the eye area a little.
HOW I USE IT:
Step 1: I normally prep my under eye area by dabbing on some eye cream.
Step 2: I apply the cream concealer to get rid of dark circles.
Step 3: Apply the pressed powder to set. This also seems to lift and brighten the area.
IN CONCLUSION: A fantastic product that I would wholeheartedly recommend. And it's not just me who thinks it's great - it's won Best Concealer, Red Best of Beauty 2012 and Best Concealer, ELLE Beauty Awards 2011.
I bought this concealer for my really bad dark circles which seem to be permanent. It costs around 23 pound from Selfridges which i must it admit is rather expensive but i've hear great reviews for this product. After getting my skin tone matched by the Bobbi Brown worker i settled with the warm beige tone which admittedly i though was a bit too dark but once it is applied it blends easily with your skin tone. The powder and concealer comes in a nifty small quite cute pot which can easily be carried around for touch up's. when opened the powder and concealer do not spill or crack like previous concealer i have used.
I would recommend applying this with a concealer brush as otherwise you it won't blend as well. When first applying make sure the under eye area is hydrated by applying under eye cream otherwise the concealer looks cakey and can gather in places. When first applying this it feel soft to the touch and blends quite easily. It does like it's meant to cover dark circles to an extent but not completely which is pretty good in my opinion for dark circles as bad as mine. After applying the concealer you are meant to apply the powder which when applied lightens the under eye are making circles look less noticeable and it does keep the concealer on all day. I would definitely recommend this however it is pricey so i don't know if i'll be buying it again as i am going to explore some other brands as well. Overall is a great product that does the job.
I've only recently started using products to conceal dark circles under my eyes and thought that the Bobbi Brown range would be good for my Indian skin tone.
I have to admit that when the sales girl applied the concealer in the store, it looked pretty good to begin with - she also used the corrector at the same time. However, after I took it home and applied it on a few occasions myself, the result after an hour or so was pretty awful.
I find that it doesn't blend very well and it sinks into the lines around my eyes - even though the powder is supposed to stop this from happening. I also can't seem to get the colour to match - even though I have the concealer and the corrector and keep trying to mix them up. The end result is a cakey effect which accentuates my wrinkles - not needed!
I think I'll keep looking for a better product...
I love Bobbi Brown makeup. It is expensive but it is usually well worth it. However the Bobbi Brown Concealer kit is definitely not worth it and did not live up to my expectations!
If you want to cover your dark circles then this does the job. However it is just too heavy and ends up looking really cakey and does not blend in properly. It just ends up accentuating fine lines and drawing attention to the under eye area when it is meant to be drawing attention away from your dark circles.
Another problem is that the concealer does not last throughout the day which is a pain. The powder applied on top is meant to keep the concealer in place but it doesn't help at all.
If you have really oily skin and no fine lines then you might want to try it out as it does cover dark circles but if like me your under eye area is dry with fine lines this concealer is a no no.
I think for the money this product costs there are better things out there.
I purchased this concealer when I was on the search for something for the under eye area and was given this along with the Bobbi Brown corrector.
Firstly, what I liked was the packaging, a nifty small compact with two products (a powder and a concealer) combined- excellent for taking around with me- or so I thought. When you open the powder section, what you tend to get is product falling out everywhere and wastage- not so great at all. The concealer is very smooth to go on, and covers very well but what I found was that the more you blend, the more you dilute the product so this can leave a heavy cakey finish which really isn't so great on anyone. For this reason, I don't know if I'd recommend this to someone with minor imperfections as the product is more suited to covering very very small or light imperfections. Another thing I noted was that their really isn't much longevity with this concealer- it isn't one that lasts all day long so I didn't like it. Initially, I had the opposite view of this, but with continued use, it really doesn't last. However, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to someone with minor imperfections simply for the smoothness of the concealer- it's a dream to work with I have to admit. The powder in my opinion, does nothing special apart from make a mess when the compartment is opened.
To be honest I'm sure you could find a better concealer for less than this one and I wouldn't recommend it unfortunately.
This is a yellow-based concealer kit by Bobbi Brown which I bought by accident! What I mean by that is that I didn't set out to buy a concealer. I went to buy a blusher but, as is sometimes the case, ended up buying more than I'd intended to. I am very glad that I did though, in this case.
I do suffer sometimes with dark circles under my eyes, but I've never gone for a concealer before. I've always sworn by Touche Eclat, but since I've had the concealer I've completely discarded that! Whilst I appreciate that the two are different products, Touche Eclat being a light reflecting highlighter, the Concealer Kit gives me exactly the coverage and 'look' that I'm after.
It comes in a darling little pot - about 4cm in diameter! Snap up the lid and you get the cream concealer and a sweet little mirror on the underside of the lid. The loose powder sits in the base of the pot and comes with a 'puff'. The concealer comes in a variety of shades which you can match to your skin tone. I have 'almond'.
The texture of the concealer itself is extremely creamy. It's very easy to apply with my fingers - a little goes a very long way. And there's no clumping at all. I just dab on where necessary and blend gently into my skin. I then set the concealer with a little powder.
The concealer doesn't crease and looks very natural - but it really makes a massive difference to my eyes, even if I've had a late one the night before. My whole face is lifted and there isn't a hint of a dark circle to be seen! So even if I'm feeling a little 'under the weather' at least I don't look as bad as I feel! And it lasts all day.
The cream contains skin conditioning ingredients including Vitamin A which, according to Bobbi Brown, helps to minimise the appearance of fine dry lines and wrinkles(I would have to agree with that statement) and Vitamin E, which moisturises and provides antioxidant protection. Bonus!
I've also used this to cover blemishes, very successfully.
This product costs £23.00, which makes it a premium product in my opinion, but it lasts and lasts. I've been using this every day for two months now and haven't even made a slight inroad into either the cream or the powder.
I do have a little niggle though. The 'puff' powder applicator, is massive compared to the size of the pot itself. This also makes it a bit cumbersome if you're trying to get it into the corner of your eye, so I think that a brush would have been better to be honest. However, it's not a major problem and it's not worthy of a dropped star - so this product gets five out of five from me!
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit / Conceal and set in one portable kit / Bobbi's Creamy Concealer blends easily to instantly cover and brighten dark circles / It also helps maintain skin's moisture levels for a smooth / virtually line-less look / Fuss-free pressed powder sets concealer for long-lasting wear /