While I have some puffiness, my dark circles are not super dark. I have had SAs do the whole corrector/ concealer thing on me and found myself shocked and appalled by how I looked. Solid opaque concealer under the eyes somehow makes my eyes look very, very small. I hate it. Therefore, I was delighted to find this -- it's just enough of an improvement. I use it on the shadow created by the undereye bags, and they do appear somewhat diminished (thanks for the tip, Goss Makeup Artist!) Light Bisque is my color, and it suits me better than any of those yellow custardy shades I found in Nars. I need just a tiny amount and it seems like it will last a long time.
Compliments to the reviewer who said, "Once you realize you don't have to look red carpet ready on a daily basis..." Bingo, you nailed it!
Also, I must say, someone else was right about the "paint" smell. But that doesn't last.
This tinted eye brightner gives you light to medium coverage, so it's not really suitable for dark circles, but more of a brightening effect for your under eyes. Color selection is great, I'm around NC30 and got this in the summer in #8 peach but shoud have gotten one shade lighter but it still worked fine because it's sheer. It's a nice brightening product if you don't have to much to cover underneath your eyes or to use over a heavier cream concealer. But it does have some negatives, it smells like wet paint and the applicator isn't great, I really think BB should look into this because they don't suit the products they are so small and hard and can feel uncomfertable under the eyes.
I got it as my 'free 30e birthday gift' at Sephora.
The packaging is simple, sturdy, applicator picks up way too much product for me so I take it with brush. My Bobbi Brown foundation colour is 3 Beige, the concealer colour is 6 Porcelain Peach.
The consistency is nice, something between lotion/cream so it feels comfortable under the eye.
The coverage is sheer/medium. It works for me, it makes difference but if you have dark circles then it wont do the trick.
It wears well on cream//Armani corrector and then I put on Chanel powder. It lasts all day, no creasing.
The build of my eye creates these shadows under my big eyes and that this brightener cannot help me with. If I found a product which does that I would change.
I was looking for an under eye brightener. I do not have major under eye circles but I do have some darkness from under my eyes. I also do not have puffiness. I just wanted something that enhanced my eyes and highlight the top cheekbone/eye area. To look more awake and fresh.
This did the trick! I bought it in shade Peach. It was Perfect shade for my warm skin. It lightly conceals, brightens, smooth, not shimmery, and not heavy. Blends wonderfully and applies easy. I use this every time I put on makeup.
My eyes look refreshed using this. Without having the "reverse raccoon eyes".
I took one lip away because the price. Expensive.
Makes my undereye area smooth and flawless. It doesn't crease like other undereye concealers and the color looks natural. It also looks and smells heavenly! Wish it wasn't that expensive though...
My dark circles are hereditary and they stick out very starkly against my skin which has golden undertones. The skin is also extremely thin and the veins are beginning to get more prominent as I age. If I had to cover them up properly every day, I'd have to layer on THREE things: corrector, concealer and powder it. It's too much work in the mornings and just too much product for the delicate area under my eyes for daily wear.
Dark Peach (#9) was an excellent colour match for my skin tone (I use the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Honey/Golden to conceal and NARS tinted moisturiser in Annapurna). The coverage is sheer yet I feel that it very reasonably colour corrects the area. The brightening effect is apparent in reality and makes me look pretty professionally made up in pictures! Provided you don't sweat, it lasts and lasts and lasts, without creasing.
When you come to terms with the fact that you don't need to look red carpet ready on a daily basis, you'll start looking for a lighter concealer/brightener option. Remember my wise words then and check out this product before you buy anything else. This doesn't erase your dark circles, but surely gives it a boost and makes you look well rested and alert. You will love this.
I'll start by saying that I don't have bad under eye darkness/circles/puffiness. I just wanted something a little extra to even out the skin tone there and take care of the little bit of darkness I had going on. I tried a few concealers but they were wayyyy to cakey and caused creasing.
The MUA at Bobbi Brown suggested the Brightener as an alternative, and I love it. Wear it every day. It definitely helps brighten up the under eye area and makes me look more rested--- but it's very natural. Goes on sheer. Plays nicely with my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. (I wear Porcelain 0 foundation and Porcelain Bisque 1 Under Eye Brightener.)
I'll voice what others have already said: if you're looking for something to conceal dark circles, this probably isn't what you want. If you're looking for something that looks very natural to give your under eye area a "boost", give this a try!
NW30, use med to dark bisque.
MUA put this on me when I was looking for other stuff and I fell in love and had to have it. I don't have bad undereye circles and this stuff is so lightweight and brightening, its my new fave. I used to use MAC Pro Longwear Concealer under my eyes, but this is so much easier, I waste no product (with Mac's, I always end up pumping out way more than I need), and it does exactly what I need it to. I've only had it for a few days, but I've worn it every day and marvel at the difference it makes. This is definitely a potential HG product for me. Will definitely repurchase in a lighter color when summer is over and I get a little more fair.
I think I have finally found my HOLY GRAIL undereye 'concealer!' I have searched for years and I really believe that this is it. The newly repackaged Tinted Eye Brightener from Bobbi Brown is perfect for those who do not need/want heavy coverage, but still want to brighten up the eye area for a very rested look. It's also perfect for who anyone likes the idea of just using a highlighter instead of a concealer under the eye, but does not want any shimmer (YSL Touche Eclat.) It's very light consistency/coverage, but could possibly be built to medium. However, if you want something more than sheer to light coverage, this will disappoint you big time. I have a lot of pesky, little fine lines underneath my eyes and this doesn't accentuate or sink into them . I am an NC42-44 in MAC and I wear this in the shade Light to Medium Peach.
I have the Eye Brightener in Bisque. I love it. The texture is perfect. It is very sheer, but definitely brightens under my eyes. I don't have really dark circles, so this is the perfect product. Because it is thin, it doesn't remove the concealer I have applied. It blends perfectly. I love the new applicator.
Will definitely repurchase.