Bobbi Brown • HOW2 Apply BB's Corrector/Concealer • Concealers
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Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
(FYI) My skintone color is NC40 in MAC's liquid foundation and I'm C40 in powder and W6 Sun Beige in Loreal True Match Lumi. I'm east Indian with the worst dark racoon rings around my eye. I can't ever wear undereye pencil cuz it would just enhance the darkness. I gave up on creams (they didn't work) and concealers (cause they just looked worse after). So after lots of reviews on youtube and here I got the correctors (apparently my rings are so dark, I need 2 - Peach & Dark Peach), concealer kit - my color is Honey (the powder doesn't do a great job so just get the single pot and use ur own hd powder or mineral powder). I also got the hydrating eye cream (although I have a feeling any heavy moisturizing eye cream may work). K so this is the best coverage I have ever gotten with products for that I love it. But i'm trying different techniques to find one that works best for me, after reading all the different feedback. The only reason I am giving it a 4 and not 5, is that my rings are so dark that even with all this I can still see some darkness. Couple of pointers: heavily moisturize before (make sure it doesn't dry up before you start), then start with a primer (I am just using an elf one that I use on my lids, don't know how much this helps but read reviews it helps with creasing). Then I use a regular eyeshadow blending brush (now I know it's strange, but fingers don't give enough coverage, a concealer brush puts on tooo much, this brush is the perfect blend and then just pack it down with my finger). I like to start with the dark peach, then the peach and ofcourse the concealer. I give it a minute or so to set while I do the rest of my face. Then I take a triangle sponge and spray it damp with Studio Fix (or just water) and then dip it in ELF HD Powder (or any setting powder) and scrape it off (so any bumps), then I again go over the undereye area packing with my finger just smoothing out any creases and then dab the sponge all over my eye area and set the makeup.
Today is the first day I tried this technique, and must add it doesn't feel heavy and so far (5 hours later) it still looks great, no creases. So this may be the technique I'm sticking with. I'll update later if there is any new feedback. The only reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 is there are too many steps to get the desired look, extra products, and ain't nobody got time for dis in the morning oh also there is still a slight dark shadow (but way better than before). Updated: So I skipped using the eye primer and the triangle sponge. My elf powder comes with a puff and I just pick some powder with it (bend it no make it narrow) and then press down. I had it set this way last night for over 6 hours (no creasing, looked great and now this is my new technique).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Other
For bluish hereditary undereye circles - Love it, but it's definitely not the easiest to apply. I use an eye cream first (liking Olay Total Effects Eye Transforming cream right now). I use an artist's paint brush that's a little narrower than your typical concealer brush to apply and then blend with my finger. You absolutely MUST use a setting powder. I bought the Bobbi Brown powder in white but I think it's a little too light and have found my bare minerals mineral veil to be a great substitute - I end up with an undereye that looks almost "airbrushed". If you don't use a setting powder, even one smile will have it settling into your fine lines. I have the corrector in bisque but find I really only need the concealer (ivory) because it covers so well. This lasts all day and doesn't settle into lines or cause your mascara to run. I originally had the porcelain concealer but after we got a dog and I've walked him every day for a year, even though I wear sunglasses and sunscreen, my skin has gotten darker enough that the porcelain gave me the "reverse raccoon" effect. I have very fair glow-in-the-light-of-the-moon skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The corrector and concealer are really great products but definitely take getting used to. I have terrible dark undereyes and it's the only thing that improves my eyes. You definately need lots of eye cream and should use your ring finger as the warmth from your fingers helps smooth it and make it easier to apply. Also, very important to get correct colors. If a makeup artist sells you a color you are unhappy with in daylight, you absolutely should return it. I have had to do that and have never had any problems in doing so.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
which is the similar colour of mac nw20???
today at bobbi brown's they gave me the wrong concealer (sand) and it is dark enough for me...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
it is a really thick product that settles into lines. im really young, and don't think i need as much coverage as this provides, but on those really bad days it will work wonders. ive tried with a brush, but i've found that if you take your finger and heat it up on the back of your hand and lightly dab it under your eyes it looks very natural. hope that helps!
also ive read somewhere that it's the color of the circles under your eyes that should dictate which color corrector you get. go to rep and ask.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: Added BEFORE and AFTER picture!
MAC studio fix shade: NC35
MakeUp ForEver Mat+ shade: 40
Bobbi Brown Concealer Shade: Warm Beige
Bobbi Brown Corrector Shade: Dark Peach
SHADE IS KEY!
I have used lots of combinations of their shades:
Peach or Dark Peach as the corrector and concealer in Honey or Warm Natural or Warm Beige... (yes I wasted a lot of money by buying the wrong shades and that's why I want to save you from the sorrow!)
I can't count the combinations but the WRONG ONE WILL NOT WORK!!
I finally found the RIGHT COMBINATION FOR NC35 skin:
Dark Peach corrector with Warm Beige concealer on top and OMG my underye circles are history! My whole face looked soooooo much better and I look fresh and much unlike a zombie!
I wish I could go back in time and always have worn this!
Before buying, find the shade combination that is right for you! Go to an experienced Bobbi Brown salesperson, some of them just threw the wrong shades at me and wasted my money :(
Must apply loose powder on top well to take away the shine, I use MakeUp Forever Super Matte Loose Powder in shade 54
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
At 22 years of age I have these horrible hereditary eye bags that are obvious no matter what I do. Aside from getting the Acthyderm treatment (check it out if you have the same problem I do) that I'm dying to try, the BB corrector in Bisque has helped me tremendously. I have very fair skin (NW 15 in winter) so the Bisque is a lot darker than I would have ever guessed I needed, but I guess my bags are very dark. Even the MUA at Nordstrom was shocked I needed Bisque. PLEASE TRY THIS AT THE COUNTER BEFORE YOU BUY IT SO THAT YOU GET THE RIGHT COLOR! DON'T BUY IT ONLINE THE FIRST TIME AROUND...IT'S MUCH CHEAPER THIS WAY - TRUST ME! Obviously, after you know the color buying it online is a much cheaper way to go.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This creases under my eyes and I think it feels a bit wet/sticky. It doesn't melt into the skin but sits on top of it and if I touch the skin where I have applied it comes off on my fingers. I have tried to apply it with/without eye cream under, and I have tried to apply with concealer brush and with fingers. But I can't make it work. Does anybody have some tips?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I just wanted to say that you don't necessairly need *THEIR* concealer brush, but A concealer brush is a must!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
My Cali sister turned me on to this and I love it. Color match and application technique are critical, but once you get that down - yes, you need their brush - you will love the uniform, youthful look it gives your face. I use it around my nose and on a couple of red spots on my cheeks also.
I have found, however, that with the warmer weather, it's a bit gooier than I would like - perhaps a day in the frideg is the remedy.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
In my never-ending search for the HG under eye concealer, I've been playing with BB's products for several months now. Sometimes things came out well ... sometimes they didn't. After a lesson with an excellent MUA at the BB counter at Nordstrom, I'm finally achieving a very good effect. My problem is not so much discoloration (what I *think* people mean as dark circles under the eyes) but instead have bags under my eyes ... a hereditary annoyance; when I was younger and they were minimal, they gave me a sort of "bedroom eyes" effect; now that I'm older, they make me look tired or sleepy when I'm not. Poop. She told me to not worry about disguising the bags (I still *do* put a teensy bit of highlighter just under them) but to focus on making all of the area one color.
Also ... and this is *key* ... she said to use *much much more* eye cream under the eye than you ever expected to! She truly put quite a gob of cream under each eye, daubed it a bit, but really did leave quite a bit under my eyes not blended away. Then she began working the concealer, with the BB Concealer Brush, starting in the inner corners of my eyes (going above and below) and working down under the bags and on the bags up to my lower lash line. She pretty much covered the inner one third under each eye plus the inner corner (above and below). It was all that moisturizer that helped spread the concealer. Then she quickly (before the concealer ran into the fine lines) puffed away with the light yellow powder.
After a great deal of practice, I do use the heavy moisturizer trick but cover all of my under eyes, not just the inner third ... but most of the concentration still is in the inner thirds. As another reviewer said, you really have to play with this until you learn how to apply the products. The end result is this may be the best effect yet and I'm super pleased. *NOTE* as I bought the to go kits, I began playing with the Correctors (I had only owned Concealer before). I thought Corrector would not make a difference but it makes an even better effect. So I ordered full sets of the Correctors, too (having had such a good experience with the to go kits that have Corrector, Concealer, and yellow powder). I'm an MMM, with neutral warm-toned Type IV/V skin; very dark brown hair, very dark brown eyes with a gray ring around the iris. I use Corrector - Light Bisque and Concealer - Beige without tan; I use Corrector - Bisque and Concealer - Natural with a tan. Now that I know *how* to apply these products, I can give the Concealer '5 lippies'. OH ... and one last trick ... after I puff on the powder, I wait a bit and puff again; *THEN* I press press press gently with my baby finger and it helps make the corrector/concealer/powder firm up into one smooth layer which helps it not move into your fine lines. To me, all this work is worth the effort ... I hate those bags under my eyes.
P.S. Added 12/06/04 - Placement trick I've learned is I put Corrector and Concealer all into the inner corner, going up and going down a bit, then under the bag in a half moon. If I try to coat the whole under eye, it gets into crease. That inner corner and under the bag is just exactly right for my case.
P.P.S. Added 01/15/05 - As for amounts, this is what a little means: If you're looking at a BB Concealer Brush (just for comparison) I lightly swipe the Corrector and have the entire length of the brush (on one side) coated with Corrector. I lightly touch the Concealer and have perhaps 1/16th of an inch on the brush tip coated with Concealer.