BOBBI BROWN – Intensive Skin Serum Concealer

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BOBBI BROWN – Intensive Skin Serum Concealer Review & Swatch

Price: $47 CAD
Size: 0.24 Oz
Shade: Sand (5)

Moving on from highlighters – I will slowly start to write reviews on another trend: colour correcting. I will ease into it by review this hybrid corrector and concealer product


PACKAGING

This concealer comes in a palm sized packaging which is great for traveling and throwing into your bag for quick touch ups during the day. The packaging is a nice hard plastic with a gold detailing on the lid stamped with Bobbi Brown’s emblem. The cap clicks into place when closed and it has a basic felt tip doe foot applicator. Overall, the concealer comes in a convenient sized packaging which is great for traveling and also has a good feel and weight to it.


PRODUCT

This product is a light to medium coverage concealer with a serum included into the formula which is said to help reduce dark circles. The concealer also has a slight peach undertone which is known to ‘cancel’ out purple tones – often found in under eye circles. The formula is extremely thin and spreads and blends easily making higher coverage a little hard to achieve. The consistency tends to allow the product to slide around so it is best to pat the product in and powder to avoid creasing. After a couple of experiments I found that the product would crease and seep into fine lines when it was applied to unprimed skin. The peach undertone did help to cancel out the purple in my under eyes and the texture is a smooth and velvety matte finish when it sets (without powder). The blended swatch above shows this best, it was able to cover my blue-green toned veins. As for the serum portion of the product I did not find it hydrating or corrective in the long term (but I will keep testing it out as I have not used it consecutively).  Overall, the product is a little bit of a hit and miss – I do like to use it and find that it cancels out my dark circles well without the need to pile on too many products onto my under eye area. However, the shade availability is a little limited for lighter skin tones – but I was lucky enough to find a shade that actually matched me perfectly. Unfortunately, I did not find that the serum aspect improved my dark circles much but I will try to use it more consecutively to see if it makes a difference. This aspect makes the product a little on the ‘not worth it’ side however, I do enjoy the product for its colour and lightweight feeling but it is above all not a must have.

*tip: make sure your under eyes are well hydrated (maybe even a little over hydrated), definitely primed, and finished with powder.

– SL.


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