Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer
For older skin, one of the most important things in a concealer is fluidity – something that doesn’t immediately make your skin look drier. The drier and thicker the texture of a concealer, the more powder it is likely to contain (for better concealing) when what your skin wants is moisture, particularly in that area that is so prone to creases, to soften and hydrate.
I have dark circles and I’ve pretty much always had dark circles. My thinking is that so what if I look tired – I am! Most women with busy lives are. A shadow under the eye isn’t really anything too much to worry about. I do use concealers sometimes but they have to be very fluid and my-skin compatible. Very often I mix up my own hydrating concealer by adding a serum or face cream (going off brand here, but I’ve just tried the new L’Oreal True Match concealer – post coming).
I know that the new Bobbi is built to be the lethal weapon of concealers, so it’s bound to a certain extent to be more dense than others, but for my skin it was just far too dry. At the very least you would need to apply with a brush rather than the doe’s foot (in which case, give it a brush applicator not a doe’s foot!!).
All the PR round this product is for dark circles, but unless you have the skin of angel and literally not one crease under your eyes, I think it’s far better as a camouflage cream for redness round nostrils or any freckling that you might not like (I LIKE freckles and think you should keep them, for the record!). It IS a power concealer, but not for me. I do like that there are 15 shades going from very pale to mid-dark tones, but this one won’t be joining the keep drawer. Shades in the swatch from bottom to top are: Warm Honey, Sand and Chestnut.