The older I get, the less willing I am to mess up with my makeup staples. If I’ve found a HG, why rock the boat and try something new?
That’s why I’ve been sticking to Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit for years. Here’s what makes it so special:
What’s In Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit?
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit features a concealer and a sheer pressed powder – very handy for travelling!
The concealer is made up of:
- Emollients: Petrolatum and other synthetic emollients moisturise the eye area, leaving it softer and smoother.
- Oil-absorbers: Kaolin and silica absorb excess oil, giving skin a matte finish.
- Colouring agents: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides & co give the concealer its colour. Each shade will contain more or less of these pigments to make it lighter/darker.
The powder is mainly made up of oil-absorbers like talc and silica that, again, absorb excess oil for a matte finish. They also help settle the concealer, so it won’t crease all over the place.
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Very creamy, with just a hint of stiffness. The extra stiffness allows the concealer to adhere better to the skin so it stays put and doesn’t settle into fine lines.
I have Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Porcelain:
- Porcelain: Very fair beige with neutral undertones. Suitable for very pale skin only.
- Powder: Looks white in the pan, translucent on.
It’s pigmented enough to easily cover up dark circles and puffiness.
I used the concealer on its own a couple of times, when I was in a rush. It holds up for around 7 hours before it starts ro terribly crease.
That’s why you need to set it with powder. Just a little dusting and everything stays put for 12 hours.
How To Use It
Using a concealer brush, apply the concealer as close as possible to the lash line and on the innermost corner of the eye. Blend gently with your fingers. Dust powder on top with an eyeshadow blending brush.
Performance & Personal Opinion
I use Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit In Porcelain to cover my dark circles – not pimples, or anything else.
Its consistency is so creamy, it blends effortlessly on the delicate eye area. It’s also fairly moisturising, making it the perfect concealer for mature/dry skin types in need of the extra TLC.
I usually forget to use powder, so I like Bobbi Brown included one with the kit. No excuses now. Porcelain comes with a translucent white powder that settles the concealer without changing it colours. It’s just invisible, keeping everything in place without making you look fake or unnatural.
You dab a tiny amount on your tired eye area and, instantly, you look brighter and awake, ready to face the day. Your dark circles disappear and, as a bonus, your fine lines look smaller, too.
What more can you ask from an under-eye concealer?!
Who Is This For?
- Porcelain is the perfect shade for pale princesses.
- The concealer is for anyone who wants to conceal dark circles and look more awake.
Who Is This Not For?
If you’re looking for a concealer that can hide dark spots or pimples, this isn’t for you.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit comes in a sleek black case with a mirror for easier application on the go.
I do like the convenience of having both the concealer and powder in one case. But you have to be careful when you use them. The powder kicks up some dust that ends up in the concealer. Ops!
Does Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit Live Up To Its Claims?
|Yellow-based Creamy Concealer to instantly camouflage under eye darkness.||True.|
|Pressed powder to set concealer for long-lasting wear.||True. The powder does help the concealer last longer.|
|Creamy texture made possible by skin-smoothing emollients and silica (the secret behind the formula’s soft-focus effect).||Again, true.|
|It’s waterproof, sweat- and humidity-resistant.||When used it with powder, it is for a while.|
|Pressed powder helps it stay in place without settling into lines.||True. If I use the concealer without powder, it does settle into lines.|
Price & Availability
$39.00/£26.00 at Asos, Look Fantastic, Nordstrom, and Sephora
Do You Need It?
If you need help to conceal dark circles, I definitely recommend you check out Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit.
Dupes & Alternatives
Ingredients: Petrolatum, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Tribehenin, Kaolin, Silica, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Tocopherol, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline, Sorbitan Laurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Glycol Laurate, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Mica] Rds Product Name: Creamy Concealer Kit (Powder) Division: Bb (Bobbi Brown)Ingredients: Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Zinc Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pei-10, Tetrasodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470)]