Not gonna lie, I have pretty bad dark circles. I'm a college student studying dental so you can imagine I don't always get the recommended amount of sleep haha. I used to use a Clinique liquid concealer which was nice but didn't last as long as I wanted. I went to a Bobbi Brown counter and decided to give this a shot. I must say I love this. The texture is kind of on the sticky side, similar to Mac Studio Sculpt but a bit smoother. No matter what shade you are it has a peachy pinky undertone to it which cancels out all the blue under the eyes. It really gives me that well rested look and brightens up my eye area. I find it's best applied with my ring finger. I have tried brushes but it doesn't work as well. Sometimes it goes into the fine lines under my eyes but if I use a good eye cream it's not as bad. The lasting power is great. The packaging is also nice. It's expensive but not too expensive. Mine was about 25 dollars with tax but I don't feel guilty about buying it. You don't have to use a lot to get a good result so it's gonna last me a long time. I would definitely recommend this to people that need more than just a concealer for their dark circles. My new Holy Grail product.
I really like this product. I'm NW15 and I use the light Peach shade to cancel out my HORRIFIC purple circles under my eyes. It does the job really well, and a little goes a long way. I've given it a 4 as sometimes it does crease (but only if you put a little too much on.) I apply it with my ring finger in a tapping motion and it seems to do the trick!
The packaging is nice and classy, however I don't like the 'compact' style - I've broken a nail trying to open it one day when it was being stubborn.
Overall - it is an expensive product but I'm already planning on buying a backup, as nothing else has worked for my dark circles!
When I first tried this, I was amazed at the effect. It truly does cover up undereye circles in a way that nothing else had ever done on me before! I was so excited I had finally found my HG after trying dozens of other concealers/correctors that had never worked for my extremely dark, hereditary undereye circles.
Unfortunately, after a little while, this started to crease horribly on me, and started to emphasize fine lines that I didn't even know I had! I'm only 21, but at the end of the day wearing this, my eyes looked like they should be on a 50-year-olds face. Not a pretty sight. I tried several different setting powders and application techniques to make this work, but I was not successful. Too bad :(
First things first the SA was amazing - very honest and was taking time to find the right colour for my under eye. I got the light to medium bisque shade and the coverage is extremely good. It really neutralizes the dark shade under the eyes. Not the cheapest but the best that I've used. FYI I've got quite serious dark eye circles as I'm relatively fair. This will be my staple from now on!
(Reviewing this as the Corrector/Concealer-Kit together)
It's great for hardcore raccoon-eye cases... but it's fussy, a bit thick/product-y, it's a bit time consuming, and it's expensive. ***The most important part*** is to make sure that you get the right shades, or it'll really be not worth it. Don't go for a makeup artist's pick if you still think it looks less than great. Look for a store, maybe a Sephora or something, that will have all the shades available for you to try, take off, and try again. Set out some time to really find the perfect combination, compare different options on each eye side by side - it makes a lot of difference.
If your eyes are dry, you'll want to moisturize them because this is one drying mixture. Preferably, do it the night before, and then some during too. Of course, BB will sell some extremely expensive eye creams (hah!), but a regular one will do, really. I use Aveeno's Daily Moisturizing lotion, and it's great on my (super sensitive!) eyes.
With a little effort, the right shade combination, the time to put 4 things (moisturizer-corrector-concealer-setting powder) and a bite out of your wallet, you could get a pretty great effect with this. I'm going all the way to 4 despite its flaws, because right now I haven't found anything with a better end result. That said, I really miss Tarte's discontinued Dark Circle Defense. Much cheaper, lots of it, great texture, super fast to put on - maybe just toss some powder if I wanted it to go all day. It wasn't as perfect of a shade match, a little pale, but it was so great for the everyday...
I like this corrector because if has a colour light enough for me to actually match my skin (the shade is porcelain bisque). Also, it has great coverage, so anything dark, tired and pigmented is gone for long with this one.
My main concern, however, is the formula. I don't know either it is too creamy or too thick, but it falls in the lines no matter what do I do before/after applying this product. So most days for me it is either to look more or less rested and open-eyed but have ugly lines under the eyes, or to have deep shades under the eye and mask the lines. Though, if you don't have lines this issue won't concern you.
Also, sometimes I find that my mascara smears over this corrector (and I really don't know what is going on there).
My favourite thing about this corrector is the packaging: it has a tiny little mirror in it, which is great to take along: it's enough to reapply lipstick or a bit of corrector.
I will keep buying this corrector no matter what just because I can't find anything else to be of the same very light cool-pink colour.
I have searched for an under eye concealer that works for my under eye bags and dark circles combo for a long time. This is the one that I keep repurchasing. The light peach shade and the formula is perfect for me. It completely conceals dark circles and bags, yet looks so natural that nobody can tell I have it on; it corrects only darkness and brightens rather than changing the shade of your skin. The formula is creamy, almost like a gel, so it stays where itís applied and is non-drying.
Tip: If you have under eye bags, just apply a bit right beneath where the puff is (where it recesses)... and it instantly creates the illusion of no bags!!
I am pleasantly surprised that this corrector worked for me! Usually, the products that have a lot of hype surrounding them don't work for me (e.g. Bare Minerals, Nars Orgasm, Shu Uemura lash curler, etc). I bought this product thinking it would not work for me and it did. I have been searching for a moist concealer that is right in between creamy and a liquid. I also have been wanting to try a peach concealer because so many concealers out there are very yellow and it just makes my medium skin look ashy and grey underneath my eyes. I have seen pictures of me where I have that reverse raccoon look and it is not flattering. I have also tried to go darker but then it leaves my under eyes looking dirty and dull. Then I realized it was more about the tone. I needed something that would cover but brighten and the color peach is a true peachy toned concealer. The other ones I've tried that are suppose to brighten run more pink and that also tends to look a bit ashy on my skin. BB correctors are meant to be used with the creamy concealers but they are all really yellow and I find the corrector works fine alone. I was worried that this would be too creamy and crease but once I set it with a powder, I'm fine. Right now, I am using MUFE HD silica powder to set under the eyes and afterwards the concealer does not budge.
I don't have very dark circles under my eyes but this managed to make them look really dark and violet. It made me look tired, ill and coarse. As soon as I got home from the BB tutorial I removed both the foundation and the corrector because I couldn't bear to look at myself in the mirror. I mean what's the use of products that are so sheer??? I look better without makeup.
I love this stuff. Definitely have to go in to get matched, I have hereditary, dark under eye circles and it feels so strange to put a dark peach on--I never would have picked the color on my own.
I have very deep lines under my eyes so it does settle in after a while but I slowly pat it with my ring finger and it readjusts to look great.
I use with the creamy concealer duo and the setting powder in the duo makes all the difference for getting this to stay put on hot days.