Bobbi Brown • Tinted Eye Brightener 2012 Reformulation • Concealers
|Would buy this product again.||32%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
A total waste of money for me, I'm afraid. While I like the wide range of colours, at the end of the day this product doesn't do its job.
I found the pen hard to use and the bristles useless because it was tough on my eye - I would just use my fingers anyway! It's hard to control how much product comes out when you twist it, too.
While it did lighten my under eye circles, after a few hours it settled into the creases under my eye, which made things look pretty bad.
The original eye brightener in the pot was amazing and I wished that hadn't been discontinued. If you're looking for a similar product to that, stay away from this!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This product has been reformulated. The line has colours with undertones of either pink or peach and it is a fairly wide range. It is meant to brighten the undereye area and since I have shadows not dark circles this really does an excellent job. The formula is light weight and it sinks into the skin nicely. I use Clarins primer underneath and I find that a few minutes after I apply it the product settles into lines but then I buff it again and its good for the whole day. It is also in a new package which is a tube with a doe foot applicator but I use a brush anyway. It is a very good product and I am alternating it with Bare Escentuals Stroke of Light which is yellow based. It is much too expensive however for what it is and that is why I gave it a 4 rating. $30 bucks come on!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I could kick myself that I got talked into buying this as it is a bad product on so many levels. I was buying a Bobbi Brown blusher and the assistant showed this product to me and put it on me, I must have been feeling frivolous as I bought it. Why oh why didn't I read the reviews on here first? The first problem is the packaging - you twist and twist the pen and nothing comes out so you continue twist then a load of product spurts out meaning a lot is wasted. I have tried twisting the pen very slowly to avoid this but it makes no difference. The second problem is the smell, its hard to describe but its a kind of musty smell and I really don't like it, I guess it doesn't linger long once on the fact but it doesn't make using the pen a pleasurable experience. And my third and final problem is the results - I think the colour is a bit too pinky for me and does nothing for me - when the assistant put it on me I was looking at the results in not great light (in the Selfridges beauty Hall) - in the cold light of day its not impressive.
So I have wasted over Ģ20 on this and don't even feel like I can pass it to a friend to give it a try because it smells so funky.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I absolutely hate this product and am so disgusted with myself for being talked into it by the BB girl at my department store. First of all...tiniest package ever and for almost $40? WOW. I have no problem spending money on a good product, but the packaging is the worst, in addition to the price. Those brushes are tricky. I dialed it up over a dozen of times without any product coming out. I was thinking it was defective until a whole spray came out, wasting a bunch of it. Ugh! I tried it and I am not even remotely impressed. I am fair, so the girl picked the Peach color for me and it just does absolutely nothing for my dark circles which is what I complained about to begin with. I went in to buy a lipstick in Brownie because I read in a magazine that it was the perfect pinky-brown and I like that a lot, but I got talked into a bunch of other crap and quite frankly, I am not please with this line at all. The girl who tried some products on me started with a 2 step concealer which she slathered on and patted in. It felt like spackle. I opted for a lighter version, having tried a lot of other concealers/brighteners and cannot deal with too much weight on my face. I am just all around not pleased with the product, the package, or the price. Bobbi Brown, you will not be my new make-up line. Sorry.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this~so surprised of all the negative reviews! Covers without being cakey, and brightens eye area. Switched from Cle de peau several years ago and still using. Not thrilled with the way the pen works though~hard to get the right amount out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Such a bummer that Bobbi fixed something that "wasn't broke"....the previous eye brightener in the pot was genius. This has been reformulated and the colors/formula miss the mark in just about every way. Not everyone loves the "pen" correctors but I guess that has been the trend lately. Unfortunately a great product got lost in the translation.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Very unhappy with this. I wanted to love this, I wanted this to work on me.
I do not use Touche Eclat or other brighteners or concealers under my eyes as I do not have dark circles, I am a baggy kind of person.
A MUA did a make-over and I bought everything she used, even this one. I ASKED her if this would accentuate the fine lines under my eyes, and she said "No, because it is a liquid". Well - duh -.
The color, porcelain peach, is nice, but it makes my under eye area look worse and, yes, accentuates the fine lines.
I use a good moisturizer underneath, too (La Mer Intense Eye Balm) and still.
Well thatīs some of my hard-earned money Iīll never see again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Grey
I have this product in porcelain peach.
I actually don't mind the pen formulation, but I never had the chance to try it in a pot.
I twist up a bit and put about dots under each eye and then blend it by dabbing it, not rubbing it.
Because I do not use it daily, one tube has lasted about 5 months, but I suspect with daily use you would be looking at about a month's worth of product in a tube.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am one of the people that used and LOVED this product in its orginal pot form. The original pot form was a little more opaque and contained .25 oz!! for $32 this is .05 for $36 so its 1/5 of the poduct for 4 more dollars?? What a rip off! I usually dont complain about the price of a good quality makeup, but this new formula being thinner/less opaque requires more product and comes with less product...no thanks. Shame because I love the idea of the Bobbi Browns corrector shades. They should have just put this in a tube with a wand or squeeze tube and kept it at .25 oz I would be purchasing this forever!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bobbi Brown- Tinted Eye Brightener
My skin type is normal can be dry if I don't moisturize.
If you go on Youtube or speak with a professional artist you'll hear alot of conflicting opinions about under eye concealers (VERY confusing!): some say go two to three shades lighter than your foundation, others say don't go lighter go brighter, etc. UGH! So I've been experimenting on my own trying different shades and products.
While I do not have extreme dark circles, recently I noticed my under eye area looking darker and more tired due to some lifestyle changes and stress, so I had been researching under eye concealers/cover up. I use Bobbi Brown Foundation and makeup, so I bought this. I've been using it for well over a month.
Here's my review:
Texture: Medium liquid consistency. It does set or dry quickly. Non-greasy.
Color: I used Bisque. It has a light pink undertone, this was the one recommend by the BBrown artist.
Finish: Dries quickly and to a matte finish: it's not glossy, shiny or glittery which is great.
Application: A pen applicator. You twist the top and a bit of the product comes off on the end. This is a cumbersome design. You can twist and twist and nothing comes out OR you twist (click) and a burst of product comes out all at once. It is not a cheap product, so you can easily waste a lot. I use my favorite concealer brush to apply and also use a finger to smooth in any excess and blend.
Performance: I noticed no significant difference in covering this under eye area, if anything it added a slight (pink) tone to this area. It could have been a wrong match of color but truthfully the Garnier 2 in 1 Eye Roller (see my review) did a much better job at fraction of price.
Odor: Clean smell.
Cost: High end.
Bought at: Saks Fifth Avenue
My rating scale is: EXCELLENT, GOOD, FAIR AND POOR
Overall rating for this product: POOR.
While I like Bobbi Brown's line, for the cost and faulty packaging I do not recommend this product.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I find the actual product for this does an OK job - I bought it in porcelain peach and it hides dark under eye shadows reasonably well. The reason for my low score is basically the packaging. I am used to having to click a product like this several times to get it started initially but I have found it very temperemental subsequently. Perhaps I just have a duff one? Sometimes I click several times and nothing comes out, then it will all come out in a rush.
To top this, I find the cap almost impossible to get off! Because of this, I have had to resort to wedging it slightly at an angle each time I finish with it. No one else has reported this, I think, so either I have a faulty product or I'm just getting old?!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
WOW! I am shocked at the dislike of this product. I love the easiness and portability of the pen style and this product does a great job at brightening- much better than my former YSL one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Eh...I don't know what to say about this. A MUA used this on me and it looked amazing but when I tried putting it on myself, it just looked baddd! I guess it's my fault and usually I can put on concealer so I guess I will look for something else that I can actually put on myself. Maybe the application of this isn't for everyone..I don't know, but just make sure you can use it correctly before you buy.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I was looking forward to this product and I'm sorry to say I was sorely disappointed! I have terrible dark under-eye circles. This concealer did nothing to my eyes. It helped my eyes look more awake.
The pro of this product is that I've used it as a highlighter above my cheekbones and on my brow bones and it works like a charm.
Overall, I wouldn't buy this product again. I'm still on the search for a great concealer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
i have knocked a lippie off for this purely because I think it is very expensive for a small amount which is very annoying because I know I will continue to repurchase this. I bought it in it's original pot format which has now been reformulated into this pen. I think the consistency has changed and it's not quite a light reflective as before but I still use it again and again as I love the colour, the coverage and the texture. I have this in Bisque and I think I saw about eight colours to choose from (I could be wrong). Bisque is a perfect match for me, enough orange in it to counteract the slight bluish circles under my eyes. The thing I love most about this is that as long as I have applied enough eye cream to hydrate my skin and left enough time for it to sink it, I can layer this up and it never seems to cake on me. Normally I set this with LM secret brightening powder very sparingly on top and it lasts really well and totally brightens up my undereyes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
surprised at the reviews. i usually buy chanel 03 rose in the liquid pen and the bisque at BB is a perfect match, but cheaper. not that much cheaper..but still just as good. it has a pinkish tone which really brightens and opens my eyes up. i love it and i think ive tried every concealer under the sun. this is a nice pick me up.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Oh, BB Tinted Eye Brightener. You used to be the secret weapon in my 5 minute beauty routine! Now that you've gotten you're fancy pen makeover, I can't even look at you anymore! All you do is remind me of how good you used to be.
You know, we had it rough right from the start. When you first arrived from BB.com, trying so hard to impress me with your sleek, portable self, I knew something was amiss. You were leaking right out of the box! When your replacement came, begging for another chance, I took you in. But why such a tease? I twisted and twisted and you just refused to come out! Even now, months later, you just haven't learned to speed up. Either your brush is dry and pointy, cruelly poking my dark undereye circles,
or oozing from my frustrated overclicking the day before! At least with all that extra product smushed into the top of the cap, I can pretend it's just like old days, with you in a pot, and me with a concealer brush, hoping we'd spend the rest of our lives together. Sorry, Tinted Eye Brightener. Once your product is gone, I'll be asking you to move out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I do not like the pen design, waste of product. Very expensive, settles into lines and is simply not worth it. Worst of all...I bought it at Holt's in Toronto and they will not return if opened. I will only shop at Sephora or MAC from now on. Beware of Holt Renfrew's return policy before you purchase any products!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I too was a loyal user to the pot version. Best stuff on the market and I use it daily. When I saw it had been discontinued, I tried this. Totally useless. Thinner and more transparent (doesn't brighten anything), settles in fine lines, and you pay a lot more for a lot less. I felt robbed. I've tried just about every other 'eye brightening' product on the market and the pot version of this is still the best thing ever. I have some left and use it sparingly, trying to make it last as long as possible since I have no idea what I'm going to do when its gone. Bring back the old formula!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this eye brightner- I've read some of the reviews and was skeptical at first to buy it, but am glad I did. I replaced my Benefit Boe-ing concealer with this pen and it has made my life so much easier! The peachy color fits my undereyes great, and covers up any dark patches easily- blends well, and if you use an extra brush to smooth it out- you dont have to deal with the excess on your pen and can use it for later. Great buy!