Serum foundations had their day in the sun but at the moment what’s really popular is serum concealers! I recently decided that I wanted to check out Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer because you dry eyes, serum, seems a good cocktail yes?
I’m really enjoying Bare Minerals Bare Skin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer so the next logical step for me was to try out Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer because I’m a Bobbi fan girl so it made sense to me. Well, that and I’m also a concealer junkie as well!
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer sounds promising with a formula that promises to not only conceal but also to reduce dark circles and repair eyes by giving them a much needed boost of moisture so the area under your eyes looks smoother, plumper, and more importantly refreshed.
Be prepared when going to a counter as they are going to want to sell you both the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer and the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector. I wasn’t really wanting to buy both as I think a corrector plus concealer on top is a little too much product for me but I ended up purchasing both since it was a Nordstrom Triple Points day or at least that’s the excuse I’m sticking with.
Bobbi’s colors always confuse me as they are either too dark or too light. I decided rather than play a guessing game with the shades I’d let the makeup artist pick my shade out. She choose Cool Sand which, to me, is just a little too light but Sand would have been too dark so go figure. It does brighten up my eye area up dramatically BUT if I apply too much it looks chalky and pasty.
This concealer formula is highly misleading. I expected something very hydrating because not only does something that apparently is serum-like in nature sound hydrating but also because Bobbi’s demographic is more mature. Keeping that in mind you’d think that the formula would be better suited for drier, finely lined aging eyes. Not so much….I wouldn’t say it is dry by any means but it isn’t hydrating either and it creases horribly within minutes of applying it. It’s a thinner, creamy consistency that sets to a satiny finish and for me, I think that’s part of the reason it creases. Pigmentation is fair enough but I wouldn’t say it provides enough coverage to completely conceal dark circles so you might want to pick up the corrector too for the best results.
At $40, I wouldn’t say I noticed any visible changes under my eyes with daily use. They still look puffy, they still have finer lines, and yeah, my dark circles are still there so as far as a serum treatment, well, I’m not sure how long I’ll have to use it to experience any major chances. For me, this disappointed because it simply wasn’t hydrating enough and creases horribly within moments of applying it. I need something way more creamier, way more hydrating, and most important something that won’t crease into every single little line I have under my eyes.
Love you so much Bobbi but not loving this concealer.
Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealer is available now on counters or at Sephora and Sephora.com.
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