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.
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Have you actually tried this around your eye because when I first saw it I thought it would be too dry-however it does seem to glide over any fine lines and also stay quite dewy and moisturised for the whole day!
Yes of course.. it’s the first place I tried it – maybe my skin is older than yours and it rarely does well with concealers unless they’re very wet.
I’m mid-30s and I had high hopes for my under eyes but it got into my fine lines too :-/
I have massive eye bags of a permanent nature (cheers Dad), and NOTHING minimises them. But while yes totally agree it’s quite thick and hard to spread, it’s the first thing I’ve tried in ages that’s helped blend my bags into my face. Really pleased with it – and covers redness as you say round nose really well. Also in eye corners to get rid of pinky/bluiness. I found a shade that really suits me which also helps!
Hi Jane, Im 56 and bought this last week after having a colour match at the Bobbi Brown stand. The beautician applied it with a damp sponge, in a tapping motion and I have to say, it looks amazing. Even my husband, who never comments anymore said how lovely I looked lol! I realise not everything suits everyone, but just wanted to share my experience
Love the blog as always ❤️❤️❤️
Good to hear a positive … thank you so much!
I’ve never found a single concealer ever that didn’t make me look haggard. Actually every single base product I’ve ever tried as an adult makes my skin look horrendous. Lines that are hardly noticeable suddenly look like they’ve been drawn in purposefully, pores are magnified & highlighted & my under eyes, normally not bad, are suddenly dried out husks! I’ve spent so much money after feeling guilty for taking up sales counter time, knowing full well I’m handing over cash for something that going straight in the bin. I’ve stopped trying.
Oh I hate dry concealers, too bad this one is one of them 🙁