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Thursday, 24 January 2013

My Dark Under Eye Circles Miracle | Bobbi Brown

  I don’t know how many times I’ve whimpered to my friends and family about the dark circles under my eyes. I’ve had them since I was a baby and it’s taken me a long time to come to terms with the fact that it’s just a genetic thing and they’re not going anywhere without some kind of cosmetic procedure which I’m far too petrified to even investigate. (Before you say it – yes I get plenty of sleep, usually over 8 hours a night and drink over 2 litres of water a day).
  All the girls on my mum’s side of the family have them and since I can remember we’ve all been searching for the ‘bestest’ way to conceal them. For a long time I’ve used YSL’s touché éclat highlighter (which is amazing) – but I have discovered a combination that literally blows that baby out of the park…
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream & Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque
  Let me introduce to you the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream and Corrector. Firstly, how frickin' gorgeous is the packaging?!
  You’ve probably seen the Corrector floating around the blogosphere for ages now – it is used for the under eye area and it’s salmony pink tones are perfect for evening out the black and blue shadows that haunt my eyes. If your circles aren’t too bad, I suppose you could use it instead of your concealer however for me, I use it as a base and put my concealer over the top. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it being cakey – nonetheless I was so super excited when I got to the Bobbi Brown counter in Selfridge’s and the assistant was applying it but when I looked in the mirror it literally looked like I’d wiped creamy cake under my eyes, I almost walked off pretty disgusted as I’d heard such great things, but I thought I’d let the assistant offer an explanation. She advised that my under eye area was so de-hydrated that there wasn’t a smooth service for the corrector to sit on, hence the cakey look. I was pretty bummed.
  Then she went and made my LIFE and whipped out their hydrating under eye cream to see if that made any difference to the finish. She removed all my makeup and applied the cream directly under the eye. I almost slapped her hand away when she started – as you’ll probably know it’s a big no-no in the beauty world to apply eye cream directly under the eyes. I was quickly corrected and advised that this particular cream was specifically made for application under the eye to hydrate and revitalise. After application (used with a cotton bud, as not to spread germs within the cream) she left it for a few moments to sink in before applying the corrector over the top.
  OH EM GEE - literally I nearly cried. I’ve never seen my eyes look like that before, and perhaps it’s more of a personal thing more than something you can see in real life, I don’t know. But what I do know is that I felt amazing for the first time ever. That probably sounds so dramatic, but when you suffer with circles like I do you’ll know where I’m coming from. 

  So this little combination is now a staple in my daily makeup routine - thank you Bobbi Brown!! I apply the cream, followed by the corrector and then follow on with my foundation etc. etc. (Note: I'm not wearing foundation in the above photograph, just the Bobbi Brown products and my concealer). Thought you might like to see how it shows up on natural skin :)
  I’d be really keen to hear if anyone else has tried these two together, and what they thought. It’s quite a pricey daily luxury, but I’m so glad that I’ve found it. If you want to pick some up, you can do so here and here.

59 comments:

Stand For Style said...

Megs this looks amazing! Also your skin looks so lovely and healthy in this picture :) xx

Lauren said...

You look so pretty without foundation Megs, I wish I had some more freckles, I adore them! Seriously gorgeous :) Hope you had the best holiday by the way! xo

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Beauty Becky said...

I use both of these! I bought the corrector and I absolutely love it! When I bought it I was given a sample of the eye cream which is amazing and on my list to buy a full size :) when I went to the counter the lady applied the cream directly under my eyes too and I did wonder if that was right but I didn't ask so I'm glad you mentioned it! :) xx

Louise said...

Megs you don't even need foundation! Your skin is gorgeous – I wish my skin would look even a little bit like that without foundation! This post is really helpful, I get really bad dark circles too and was beginning to think there was nothing I could do about them. I'll definitely look into these products, but maybe once I get paid haha xx

Charlie said...

ahh I love how you have taken the photos and you look so lovely! Ive never used either but both sound excellent. more added to my wishlist! x

Vanessa said...

I can completely relate with this! I hate my dark circles and it felt to me like nothing was doing a good job of covering them up. I picked up the corrector and concealer and I was so impressed I literally couldn't be without my little BB corrector :) love it x

Individual.Emotion said...

oh I could really understand you..it's like in my family..we all have bad dark circles under our eyes..and I am still looking for a wonder..it's a bit pricey..but maybe I will splurge my money for this little wonder :)

Tracy Hodgson said...

Hey,

I do recall you mentioning your dark circles on one of your vblogs so its fantastic that you have found a product that makes you feel fantastic.

Txx

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rosaliejayne said...

You look lovely, you don't even need foundation :) I might have to try these two as I too have genetic dark circles and they need all the help they can get.
Rosalie x
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Alix M said...

Oh wow!! I can totally relate, I am also a long-time sufferer of the dreaded under eye circles. I have tried numerous supposed "miracle" workers but unfortunately I have had no luck thus far! I am very excited to try this combo though, you look absolutely stunning! :)

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xx

Zoe Newlove said...

Your freckles are beautiful!!!! I'm so jealous I wish I has freckles! The Bobbi brown correctors are awesome, never tried the eye cream. I may need to invest in this marvel for myself and my kit. My eyes get so dry it drives me potty! xxx

Hannah said...

Wow its brilliant how well these have worked for you! I love my BB corrector too, they are fabulous for dark circle, and i find great for applying around the face to! You look beautiful, love your freckles! xx

Amy said...

I suffer the same Meg, my under eye dark circles are horrendous! They can be rather dark at times which I find mortifying, I however sleep very badly, I have no idea why.

I've heard that the Bobby Brown under eye corrector 'caked' up too which has put me off buying it in the past as it is expensive however, I will consider it now I know about using the cream first.

Lovely post :)

I hope you had a nice holiday by the way!

Amy xx
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Hev said...

So happy to see your little face pop up on my reading list again! I bought the Bobbi Brown corrector when I was in NY but I'm really on the fence.. it definitely brightens my eye area but it doesn't help conceal my circles much? It blends okay and doesn't cake, which is something I guess! I've never tried a concealer that actually covers my circles though, not even good old collection 2000 lasting perfection does anything for them ;) what concealer do you use over the top of the corrector (if you do?) xx ps. looking beaut in that photo, your skin is amazingly clear and I am envious of your freckles.. the scattering I get in the sunshine are a poor effort in comparison! ;)

Leanne Rachel said...

I suffer from really bad dark circles too, so i'm so glad you did this post! I'll definitely have a look into these products asap! Thank you :) xx

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Chris El @ MyFashionTrendencies said...

Wow, it doesn't even look like you have dark circles! I've always heard good things about Bobbi Brown but I have yet to try their concealing and correcting products out. Great review!

xoxo Chris

Lacey said...

I may have to try this out, I have tried so many products to get rid of my dark circles. This looks gorgeous on you and your eyes look so clear! I would had loved to of seen a before and after :)
LaceyLoves x

Lindsey said...

I think I know exactly what you mean...I felt like I was reading my own emotions! My circles are blueish in color and never go away regardless of how well rested I am. From what I understand, the pesky circles can either be brownish or blueish in color. The brown ones are the circles targeted by products (like Clinique)that claim to eliminate the shadow, while the blue ones that we both suffer from are genetic and will never go away. I was devastated after this distinction was explained to me! Even worse, I had spent so much money over the years on those products that didn't work. Anyway...I feel your pain and am so happy you found a remedy! I already have the Corrector in the same shade but never thought to use the moisturizer. I'm going to buy it straight away! Thank you so much for posting this. BTW Your skin is amazing, I can't believe you're not wearing any foundation in those pics!!

-Lindsey xx
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Victoria E said...

I was ecstatic to read this post. I too have issue with dark circles under my eyes. It runs in my family and I generally don't sleep much. I have tried several concealers and always end up upset because they just don't meet my expectations. I haven't been lucky enough to try any Bobbi Brown products, but I feel I have an excuse to. Thank you dearly for this post!

Bonnie Li said...

I can not see your under eye circles AT ALL! I have pretty bad ones, mainly because of the lack of sleep though and lack of hydration. I have not yet found a good enough combination so it's just been part of my everyday look.... :( This is interesting! I hope my local Sephora carries this because this is worth checking out!

Bonnie
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Katherine xo said...

I found it cakey too! maybe I need to try the combo! x

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Olithée said...

convinced !

Beau Blushes said...

The exact same thing happened to me at the Bobbi Brown counter in October! It is indeed a miracle combo. XX

Alice ♥ said...

Oh wow, you look absolutely gorgeous in that photo! (I think I have a thing for freckles). Plus your photos look lovely as per! So glad you've found something that works for you! :) xxxxx

Laura Bella said...

i have been after something like this to try, thank you :)

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Charlotte :) think a bit of sun always helps to clear away the blemishes!xx

WonderfulYou said...

I love freckles too Lauren - mine literally only stay for like a day once I'm out of the sun though - boooo!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

It's really such a fabulous combination isn't it Becky? I don't think I'll ever change it now!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Hi Louise, thank you for such a lovely comment. My skin is far from gorgeous, but thank you. I think the sun just helped quite a bit to soak up my blemishes. I would definitely suggest going to the counter and have them try it out on you - I'm so happy I found it. xxx

WonderfulYou said...

They're so fabulous together Charlie :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Vanessa, it's so lovely to hear someone else is as happy with them as I am. They're really so fabulous!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

You should definitely grab some testers if you can, especially if it's in your family like it is mine. I hope you like it as much as I do :) xx

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Tracy :) couldn't be happier xx

WonderfulYou said...

Ooh I certainly do Rosalie, but thank you :) give it a try, I think you'd be impressed xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Alix, I hope you like it if you end up trying it. I am so happy I discovered it. xx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe thanks lovely :) they don't stay put for very long when i'm out of the sun!! They're amazing aren't they - the cream with it makes it even better!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Yay Hannah - I'm so glad you like them too! Thank you for such a lovely comment as well :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Amy, it's so horrid isn't it :( perhaps you should go to the doctors if you are also sleeping badly? I think this combination is amazing though, so hopefully you like it :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Hi Lovely - ahh NY, i'm so jealous!! I don't think it's means to conceal your circles, just help to blend them to your natural skin colour? Which is why I put the foundation and concealer over the top for coverage. Does that make sense? I use the collection 2000. I apply foundation first, then tap the concealer over the top. Hope that helps :) awe thank you lovely - they don't stay put though!! Disappear after a few days!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

That's no problem at all Leanne :) glad to be of help!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Thank you Chris :) it's a miracle worker for sure!xx

WonderfulYou said...

Hi Lacey, awe thank you - I will perhaps do a before and after when my skin is pale again :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Lindsey, I'm so sorry to hear you suffer with it too :( it is a horrid thing to cope with, I think you just sort of get used to it though don't you? I really recommend the both together, i'd love to hear how you get on with both of them if you end up making the purchase? :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Awe Victoria, I'm glad to have helped a little - hopefully the combination works well for you too :) it is such a pain I know!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, thanks Bonnie, I really am so happy with it :) Fingers crossed Sephora has it for you!xx

WonderfulYou said...

It was horrible without it Katherine! Fingers crossed xx

WonderfulYou said...

:D xx

WonderfulYou said...

YAY for Bobbi Brown!!xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Haha, thank you Alice :) xxx

WonderfulYou said...

Fingers crossed for you Laura :) xxx

Hev said...

Ah that makes sense! Thank you Megs :) I was wondering if I'd been doing something wrong.. I'll give it a whirl with the Collection 2000 over the top and let you know how I get on (maybe I can find a love for that too while I'm at it haha) xxx

Stasja said...

I have this in Light Bisque too and although it's a little too light for me now, I love wearing this underneath my concealer. It's an amazing product.

The Secret Getaway said...
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The Secret Getaway said...

Omg, this all sounds too good to be true! I suffer from really baddd dark circles, really need to look into this! :D x

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Beau Maquillagex said...

Woah this is amazing! I think I might have to try this :D I suffer from horrendous dark eye circles and hate concealers that crease but this looks amazing :D xx

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