hear great things about this product however it was not what i expected. it does not cover at all. its very drying. don't like the packaging because you have to use your fingers or bring a brush with you. but the worse was the drying part. it made me look like i have bad skin.will not repurchase
This is the second concealer I've ever purchased, and it's definitely not the best one. I heard reviews about how awesome Bobbi Brown concealers are, but they're really not that amazing.
Coverage: I have trouble concealing the redness around my nose and above my lip. The concealer doesn't seem to do anything for me. However, it does cover small blemishes from acne, so that's not a big problem.
Color: I'm peach porcelain and I'm currently NC20-25ish. (It's winter so I'm in between right now)
Usage: I use my finger to apply the product, and it does help the skin absorb the product instead of creating a mask on top of your face. I think using your fingers to pat the product into your skin really helps it blend into your skin so it looks more natural.
I would not, however, purchase this product again because like I said, it did not cover most of the redness around my nose. Instead it made it more apparently by caking up.
I do recommend setting this concealer with a powder to set the tackiness of the cream concealer.
Total change of heart on this product. Gave me a horrible dry rash around my eye and nose where i apply it - and i don't have sensetive skin.. never broke out that badly from anything before. The texture is hard to blend, its quite sticky, also i feel like the powder it comes with just clings to it rather than actually sets it. BUT a lot of people love this concealer. People with sensetive skin - BEWARE!
I got both the corrector and concealer for Christmas. I'm on a picket fence about both. I love the velvet smooth consistency, making application a tug free process. I find these products to be a bit sheer and last for a short amount of time. I have to really cake on both products, and they never really dry. The colors are wonderful and match perfectly, but I need more coverage and I don't want to wait 10 minutes for my corrector to set in. My mother was so excited to get this for me, I'd hate to break her heart and return them, so I will continue to "pack em on."
I don't really know what to think about this concealer (and accompanying powder). For one, it covers my dark (purple-toned) circles, but only for the first few moments that I put it on. Even as I continue with my makeup process, I can slowly see my dark circles showing up again. This is with the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream underneath, which the SA recommended for me to use together with the product. I thought it might have been because the texture of the cream is not very thick as it is water based, but even layered on top of my clinique anti-aging eye cream, which is very heavy, it seems to slide off. Without any eye cream, the concealer by itself, with the powder on top, makes my eye area look very dry and settles into fine lines. This has never happened to me with any other concealer I have used - Mac, Lancome, some drugstore brands - and I don't really have dry skin problems at all.
I don't see how other people call this a long lasting concealer. My experience with the concealer brings me to the conclusion that this is not worth my money (around $70-$80 Australian, don't remember exactly how much). MAC is better.
Sigh. Still on the hunt for the perfect concealer!
I adore this. It is the first concealer that I have re-purchased. I use the shade "porcelain". I find it covers any darkness under my eyes and lasts ages. I got the kit with the powder the second time around and I actually think that the powder sets it very well (I had slight problems with the concealer setting into lines unless I was very careful but the powder has taken care of this).
I bought both the corrector (in Light Bisque) and the concealer (in Sand) on line but I found the concealer to be a tad too dark even though my foundation shade is Warm Sand. Next time I will go for either Warm Ivory or Cool Sand.
Both products have got the same formulation (identical ingredients) so I do not see the point in buying both, you just have to find the right shade for you in either the Corrector or the Concealer and that will do. The only difference in my opinion is that the Corrector, with its pinkish or peachy tones, has got more of a brightening effect, whereas the concealer with its more natural tones has got more of a concealing effect. If I blend them toghether I simply end up changing the shade of the concealer but as I said if you get the right shade in one or the other product you do not need to own both. Texture wise they are both creamy but they tend to crease a bit and you need to experiment with a moisturizer underneath.
This is an okay product. I didn't feel like it provided enough coverage. My blemishes and redness was showing through the concealer. It was fairly creamy and medium coverage. Reccomend it if you don't have that much to cover. But I did return it for too faced absolutely flawless concealer. Much better. Both ideal for dry skin. BB doesn't look cakey at the end of the day.
This is a decent concealer. I bought it for under my eyes. It does work well, but maybe I haven't used enough powder. It causes my mascara to run a bit. The color is good and it does conceal.
I bought this (at a CCO) to cover the red patches on my face and at my upper hairline. Although I am cool-toned (NW20 in MAC Studio Fix Fluid), I bought this in Sand, which has a decidedly yellow cast. It works perfectly. The yellow neutralizes the red patches and leaves my skin looking natural. (Some products that neutralize redness leave you with a gray, inhuman look.) I use a tiny, stiff E.L.F. brush to pick up a tiny amount of the cream (a little bit goes a long way) and pat it on the red area, then I blend with my fingers. Presto, no more redness.
I haven't found a use for the powder, which has a shimmer to it. The packaging is fine for the cream concealer but awkward for the powder, because the flip top needs a good bit of pulling to get it up, and that inevitably results in powder flying out--wasteful and messy. Most loose powders come with a top that unscrews. It would have been far better if Bobbi Brown had been able to split this into two pieces, one for the powder and another that combined a screwtop and the cream concealer, but I suppose that would have been too expensive. Since I don't use the powder it doesn't bother me, but others may find it a drawback. There is also a mirror under the top cap.
Although it is expensive, you need very little of the cream, so it will last a long time. So, for the purpose for which I use it--I can't speak about other uses--it's an excellent product and a five-star.