Dark circles, are you ready?!
Corrector applied, below my left eye only. Seeing a difference already?
Corrector and concealer, on my left eye only. Ta-da!
Bobbi Brown Corrector 'Light Bisque' £18
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer 'Sand' £18
My dark circles are at their worst thanks to seriously odd sleeping pattern following obligatory late night studying, 5.30am starts for a clinical placement, and cramming for my final dissertation. The truth is, I've always had a bit of a problem with dark circles, but when I'm especially tired, I really don't look well.
I visited the Bobbi Brown counter with a view to buy either the corrector, or the concealer, whichever made the most difference. However, after being sat down and taught how best to apply the products, I was sold on both of them. I (well, the assistant) decided against the powder duo, as my eyes are just too dry, without adding powder as well!
I was served by an amazingly helpful lady, I wish I got her name! There was no pushy sales tactics, though the 'mini make up lesson' is quite a clever way of doing it, and a subtle way to make you want so much more than you bargained for, but through your own will. Does that even make sense?
Theres nothing worse than having these people down your throat, practically begging you to help them reach their targets. Argh!
I've found that with this duo, an eye cream or primer is absolutely key. Otherwise, its too drying around such a delicate area, appears heavy, and settles into fine lines, accentuating imperfections. I learnt the hard way, but since using this after allowing Origins Ginzing eye cream to settle, its lasted much longer throughout the day. At the counter, the assistant applied Bobbi Browns eye cream and primer to the area - It was so refreshing, and was indeed a perfect base, but at £30 it could wait (Its still on my list - See, the mini make up lesson works on me)!
Another tip is to apply it in thin layers with a flat brush, rather than slapping it on. I usually apply two thin layers of corrector, and one layer of concealer. I'm happy with the finish, every time.
I won't say too much more, I think the pictures speak for themselves.
I'll just mention that I think the effects are well worth every penny.
What do you think?
Have you tried either of these products?