You might remember me discussing the Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette last week when Bobbi Brown was on QVC, click here for the details!
I tivo’ed the show and ended up fast forwarding through it late one night last week. As I sat there with my cuppa tea and snack size Peanut M&M’s I was somehow tempted by the evil lure of Bobbi to order the concealer palette that she was smearing under the model’s eye as if she was trying to cover up not only dark circles but possibly the entire eye area as well (I blame my spontaneous purchase on the amount of sugar in the M&M’s)!
Even while watching her brutal cover up job I was still tempted to order this little palette for my very own. I was especially wanting it after hearing so many rave reviews about Bobbi Brown concealer all over cyber space and beyond!
I got it. I used it. And I’m here to review it just for you! Don’t you feel special?
Whether I like it or not remains to be seen as I haven’t quite made up my mind if I’m keeping this or sending it back (Yes, you can send back used cosmetics to QVC and they smile and say no problem here’s your money back!).
First of all I hate the price. $58 USD gets you a tiny palette and a little baby brush and my wallet it screaming about the amount of cash I dropped on some concealer however if this was available in store you wouldn’t get the brush and it would probably be around the same price so no sense complaining right because after all you got a free bloody brush!
The palette contains a light shade of concealer, a darker shade, a foundation stick concealer (which I’m confused about!) and a fine white powder to set the concealer. I’m confused what the hell I’m supposed to do with the foundation stick concealer and I can only assume that it’s used as a spot treatment however I have been using it under my eye area truth be told.
Why I need two shades of concealer is also puzzling me but I do like the fact that I can play Frankenstein Lab with all the shades and create my perfect shade of concealer. Just for kicks I’ll give you a break down of how I used it and hell I know it’s probably wrong but I find it worked a treat when used this way! I take a little of the darker shade of the two concealers and mix it with the light shade and then I dip it in the foundation stick concealer and mix it up a little bit. I proceed to layer it under my eye and pat it into place. After this I take some more of the lighter shade and I tap it on! Finally I finish it by brushing on a tiny bit of the setting powder very lightly (I can’t do too much powder since I find powder under my eyes makes me appear quite old lately!)! Done!
Coverage is perfect. It really does cover well. However, coverage comes at a price and I find the formula is very heavy for my particular eye area. I’m getting old, my god did I just say that? and I’m noticing that my eye area is very delicate and dry and this particular concealer takes a bit of work to blend which I’m not liking! I don’t like touching my eye area too much with it being so delicate and I find that this needs a bit of work to blend perfectly into my skin. It’s very creamy and appears very moisturizing but it does have a nice knack for sinking into the fine lines under my eyes after a few hours.
My regular concealer of choice is Benefit Bo-ing but I switched over to Dior’s Skinfinish Radiance Booster Pen when I noticed it was settling into my fine lines. I find the Dior very creamy and it conceals quite well for me minus the caking under the eye (I don’t recommend it if you have very dark shadows or circles to conceal as it won’t do a good job!).
After using the Booster Pen and switching to this palette for a few days I notice that I’m getting much better coverage but I’m also having to deal with patting my eye to remove the excess which is settling too comfortably in my fine lines! Grrrr getting old blows!
Overall, the coverage is great but I’m thinking the palette might be for a younger girl to enjoy. If your eye area has some fine lines or is dry this might be something you might want to skip on!
I love the fact that this lasts all day long with little to no touch up and I also love how well it covers and makes me look wide awake however the deal breaker is the fact that it cakes a bit and the coverage is very thick! A thicker formula is fab for now but what about Summer? Who wants to walk around with a thick layer of concealer under their eye?
The brush this came with is great as well! Strangely enough I love the brush so much because it comes with a cap! Most concealer brushes you have to leave home, either that or suffer concealer all over your makeup bag! However, this comes with a nifty little cap that covers up the messy concealer end of the brush! The brush is dual ended and includes a fluffy powder brush on one side and a harder tipped concealer brush on the other end. It may turn you off that it’s so tiny but I can say it works double duty and is perfect for working the concealer into your eye area plus it’s portable and perfect for touch ups! I love the brush!
L@@K a cool cap!
Messy concealer be gone! Cover up the brush with the included cap!
Click here to see my Visee Aqua Shining Eyes FOTD and you can compare my regular concealer to this FOTD using the Bobbi Brown palette.
I really should have done these sans flash but my camera doesn’t take good pics without flash! Sorry!
You can see that my eye area looks smoother, brighter, and much more flawless with the Bobbi Brown palette where as in my Visee FOTD my eye area looks a bit saggy, darker, and tired looking!
I guess my eye area almost looks whiter too weirdly enough but not in a bad way! However, it does, in my opinion, appear to make my eye more awake and flawless looking!
I’m still debating with myself on if I’m loving the palette or disliking it! I think it might work it’s way into my heart soon but that remains to be seen!
P.S. Sorry for the lack of gloss, blush, and such! It was worn off after a long day These pics were taken quite late so my makeup was longggggg gone!
Bobbi Brown was on QVC yesterday and like the strange little person I am I Tivo’ed the show as I wasn’t home last night to watch it for myself!
Everything looked quite yummie even though I’m not a huge fan of Bobbi Brown I did end up ordering the Face Touch Up Palette which came with a Mini Concealer Brush.
The price tag is ridiculous at $58 USD but I’ve read on MUA how very amazing Bobbi’s concealers are that I was tempted to buy this!
If you watched this you might have seen the really sh*t job Bobbi was doing applying this to the model’s face! I seriously thought she was doing a really crummy job with application however it didn’t sway me from totally wanting the palette!
As of late I’ve noticed my eyes appear very tired and my dark circles are showing quite badly. I’ve no idea what changed but that’s about the gist of my eye area lately.
I normally use Benefit Bo-ing and I truly can’t recommend it enough but lately I’ve found that I need something more creamy so I’ve started to use the Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen. This pen has been sent from the Gods above to conceal my wrinkles, my dark circles, and make my tired eyes pop! Yes, it is better than Guerlain’s standard click pen! For serious! I love this thing but I hate the freaking price tag! The pen is $33 USD and I’ve never actually used a concealer pen so I’m not sure how long this is going to last me! It feels like it may go quickly which is why I’m wincing at the price tag where as Benefit Bo-ing is $18 USD and it’s lasts me for a year I seriously doubt that the Booster Pen is going to last me that long!
I decided that I’d try something different. I’m a creature of habit with concealers, foundations, and skincare. I rarely change or try anything new and I stick with what works for me. However, this palette intrigued me and I decided that I’d go ahead and dive in and try something new!
I believe this little palette is exclusive to QVC. I’m not familiar enough with Bobbi’s standard offerings but I looked on her site and I see no mention of this little compact anywhere so I think it’s safe to say this may have been introduced before but is no longer available and now exclusive to QVC.
At $58 USD the pricetag is making me cringe in agony! I don’t mind shelling out that much for an eyeshadow palette but for some reason dropping $58 on a concealer palette gives me nightmares!
The palette consists of 4 colors plus it comes with a brush!
I haven’t yet gotten this as I just ordered it yesterday but expect a review shortly!
Want this for your own? Head on over to QVC and get it while the getting is good (Item Number A73667)! It appears it’s selling out uber fast!
Have this already?
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The Muse’s most beautiful mate Erika, from Makeup Bag, has me lemming Bobbi Brown’s newest collection!
I must say I’ve had my ups and downs (Click here to view my woes and Click here to view my wows) with Bobbi Brown but I reboarded the Bobbi Brown train and headed over to Nordstrom’s after seeing Erika’s beaitiful FOTD today. Click here to see Erika sporting some of the Pink Raspberry collection.
I was actually really good about ordering from this collection and only got two items (I know I even amaze myself sometimes with the strength of my willpower!).
The two items that intrigued me most were the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks. I dunno what it was but I guess I was blinded by the two colors that were released for the collection. They look stunning. I love blushes that give me a pinched look and these most definately fall into that category! Honestly a majority of the time I work the “cute” look thus really sweet pinks make there way onto my cheeks. I don’t have alot going for me in the beauty department so “cute” is my way of working it thus these are most definately something that can give me the “cute” dewy look that I favor!
The palette does intrigue me but fact of the matter is it seems two costly for what you get. At $55 I can think of another palette or other makeup items I’d want much more!
The glosses are equally pretty but won’t be too flattering on me so that’s more money saved and the lip pencils just aren’t me. I’m not one for lip pencils.
Finally as gorgeous as the brush set was it was too expensive for me to really bother with!
So really not much wormed it’s way into my heart or cart for that matter.
I can’t believe the words “expensive” are popping from my very lips. Suddenly I’ve become the frugal shopper. Bloody hell what’s wrong with me!?
I think mostly Erika’s gorgeous FOTD really sold me and upon seeing the beautiful shades from the potted blush I knew I had to have those!
I’m a bit scared as I don’t have very good luck with the staying power of cream blushes but I’m hoping these are good!
You’ll see my review on these two blushes soon (My raves or my ranting like a loon! We shall see which!) until then are you loving this collection? Want any of it? Skipping?
The Muse has quite a large list of goodies on her wish list this Holiday Season! I already did a previous post about my Japanese Christmas Wish List which you can see by clicking here. This list is basically what I’m deciding on at the moment and wondering what I should and shouldn’t get!
Sooooooooo………here’s a few of the items I’m dying to get my greedy little hands on but I’m still trying to figure out what I need and what I HAVE to have!
MAC Stylistics Lipstick in Stylistic and The Scene
MAC Stylistics Sheer Mystery Powder
MAC Stylistics Sheerspark Pressed Powders in Pave, Fashionette, Solitaire, and Warm Ice
MAC Stylistics Lipgloss in Witty and Tastemaker
MAC Finery Lip Bag Sets in Pink, Coral, Tan, and Plum Lips
MAC Metal X Glitter Eyeliners in Blitzed, Limedandy, Wonderwhite, Enbronze, and Pewterpink
YSL White Gold Eyeshadow Collection
YSL White Gold Celebration Palette
YSL White Gold Compact Powder
Anna Sui Christmas Collection
Excel’s Holiday Collection
Aube’s Jewelry Shower Eyes EX02
I think that covers what I am currently wanting at the moment!
You can see some of the Christmas Collections I’ve already got by clicking on the links below:
Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Brown Quartz ShimmerBrick Click for my First Impression with Pictures
Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures
NARS Night Series Palette Click for my First Impression with Pictures
Awake Limited Edition Stardom Palettes Click for my First Impression with Pictures
bareMinerals bareGold Luxury Color Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures
Lavshuca Winter Make Palettes Click for my First Impression with Pictures
Stila’s “Asia” Only Exclusive Trios and Palettes Click for My First Impression with Pictures
MAC Royal Assets Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures
MAC Antiquitease Color Click for my Review, Pictures, and Video
Guerlain Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures
Givenchy’s Diamantismme Holiday Collection Click for my First Impression with Pictures
See my Christmas Past Collection by clicking here!
So what’s on your Christmas Wish List?
What collections have you already gotten?
Which are you really wanting?
What are you skipping?
What are you considering?
Your Muse’s ears are open! I want to hear all about it!
I fear my curiosity got the better of me and I had to go sneak a peek at the Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick. On seeing it in person I, of course, fell in love with and had to have it so somehow it ended up in my cart (that happens alot! Stuff randomly falls into my cart without me even realizing it! Honest!). I have a love/hate relationship with shimmer bricks but I must say that the Pink Quartz did tickle me as being quite gorgeous so it suddenly became a must have for me upon seeing it in person!
I originally thought this would be a very light shimmering pink but I was completely wrong. It’s actually a bronze, dark, dusty pink that shows up quite nicely on my cheeks! You are getting some softer pink tones but the darker browner pinks are dominant in the palette. I don’t normally like bronze colors of any tone or shade but these are quite lovely together! Of course, like almost all Shimmer Bricks you’re getting no color! I normally jump around in excitement when I see a darker Shimmer Brick in hopes it’ll work as a shimmer and a blush but sadly that’s not the case! It’s not nearly pigmented enough to work solely as a blush so you need to use this over your blush as a highlighter! I tried it on my bare face and it makes me look silly but over blush it makes my face light up and sparkle!
The palette itself is the standard Limited Edition palette which consists of a black case, goldish bronze lettering on the front, and the gold surround inside the compact. I love the LE cases as they are a bit more glam than the standard Shimmer Brick compacts!
Overall, for $38 I’d say it was something you should consider picking up! It’s quite inexpensive for the price and if you’re absolutely a HUGE lover and collector of Shimmer Bricks you’re going to want this really badly!