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Bobbi Brown Color Corrector Review
Lucky are the people who have no dark circles whatsoever on their under eyes! I’ve had dark circles for years, which I attempted to cover up with various beige and yellow-based concealers, only to get a grayish cast on them— resulting to the ‘reverse raccoon’ effect.
When I came across Bobbi Brown Color Corrector, I realized I was missing an extra step in my routine.
Bobbi Brown Color Corrector is designed for very dark circles, and is meant to be applied before concealer. It neutralizes the darkness of the skin, and gives extra coverage. I have it in Dark Peach, which goes pretty well with my warm, yellow-toned skin which falls into the MAC NC35-NC40 foundation range. Peach shades, I’ve discovered, work great at counter-acting my dark brownish under eye circles. Whereas the usual yellow-colored concealers just seem to highlight the dark circles, the peach shade of the Bobbi Brown Color Corrector hides the discoloration and evens out my skin tone.
Bobbi Brown Color corrector comes in a sleek, small black compact with a mirror inside, just big enough to see one eye. It’s priced at $22 for .06oz or 1.7g of product, which seems like a tiny amount for the price, but since only a bit of product is needed for each application, one pot goes a long way.
I find it best to use a light, moisturizing eye cream on the under eye area prior to application of anything else, in order to prevent product from settling into fine lines or making the eye area look dry. The Bobbi Brown Color Corrector has a very creamy texture, and moisturizing the skin beforehand is important for the product to apply smoothly. It gives pretty good coverage, so it’s best to use just small amounts, and in layers, instead of putting on a dollop all at once to cover the entire under eye area. Using a lot of product in one go often results in the product caking on the under eyes.
Another tip is to apply the Bobbi Brown color corrector, as well as concealer, only on the areas that are dark, and not on the entire under eye. For example, I have dark lines that extend from the inner corner of my eye nearly down to the spot on top of my cheek, and I concentrate mainly on covering those. I also apply a thin line of product right underneath my lash line, on the outer corners of my eyes, since there’s also darkness on that area.
I prefer using a concealer brush to apply the bobbi brown corrector, since I put it on specific areas only. Then I use my ring finger to tap on the skin and blend the product gently—I find that using my finger to blend helps give a natural finish.
Bobbi Brown recommends putting on her Creamy Concealer on top of the Color Corrector, but of course using a different concealer is okay, so long as the color matches your skin and the formula works for you. I take care to use only a teeny amount of concealer if I opt to use it in addition to the Color Corrector, so that it won’t cake or settle into fine lines. Most of the time I use the Color Corrector alone and it works fine.
To set the product and prevent it from fading or creasing, after application I do a light swipe of finishing powder on my under eyes. This works for me and the Bobbi Brown Color Corrector stays on throughout the day.
Here’s a photo of my right eye with just eye cream on it:
And here’s a photo of the same eye after applying Bobbi Brown’s Color Corrector:
I hope you noticed the difference? Bobbi Brown’s Color Corrector is a must-have for me because it makes me look much more awake and well-rested. It hides my dark circles very well and without it, I look like a zombie! I never leave home without it, and it’s something that will always be in my makeup arsenal. It’s relatively expensive, but well worth the price in my opinion.