Tuesday 22 January 2013

The Pure Joy of Bobbi Brown Foundation and Creamy Concealer Kit :)

After making a visit to a Bobbi Brown counter in Selfridges I couldn't believe how amazing their Creamy Concealer Kit was! I have really dark circles under my eyes, I've tried roll on serums, countless creams but nothing improves them (If anyone knows a really good eye cream for dark circles, I'd love to know about it?) So I decided to try and find a concealer that would cover the dark circles up! This is what prompted my visit to the Bobbi Brown counter. Firstly they applied a moisturiser that is designed for around the eye area, then applied the creamy concealer and patted over the powder within the kit. When the lady showed me the results I couldn't believe it, where had my dark circles gone?! My skin actually looked flawless and I promise you, it NEVER does! My amazement and joy came crashing down when I saw the price, £24! The Creamy Concealer Kit was only relatively small and at that price, however amazing it made my skin look, I just couldn't justify it. 

I went home and explained how flawless it made my skin look to my partner, not thinking he would actually be paying attention, but he was! On Valentine's Day last year I opened a black, shiny, small package...the Creamy Concealer Kit! I was so excited :)

On the left is the creamy concealer and on the right is the setting powder.
Here's what Bobbi Brown has to say about their Creamy Concealer Kit:

'Conceal and set in one portable kit. Bobbi's Creamy Concealer blends easily to instantly cover, lift and brighten dark circles. It also helps maintain skin's moisture levels for a smooth, virtually line-less look. Fuss-free pressed powder sets concealer for long-lasting wear.'

It does come in a small container but it lasted me 10 months! I couldn't believe it and it was perfect timing for Christmas. I put the Creamy Concealer Kit on my Christmas Wishlist and was very lucky as my partner not only got me it again but also the Bobbi Brown Foundation SPF 15, a sample size mascara, lipgloss and their foundation brush (which the lady at the counter gave him free, not quite sure how he managed it!)

I have the 'Sand' shade in the concealer so he got me the 'Sand 2' shade in foundation, which is perfect! This foundation retails at £30 for 30ml. This is what Bobbi Brown say about their foundation:

'A truly modern foundation that offers invisible, weightless coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. This long-wearing formula evens tone, minimises the appearance of pores, conceals imperfections, and offers broad spectrum UV protection. Its hydrating technology leaves skin feeling cushioned, comfortable, and clean. Ideal for combination, normal and normal to dry skins.Award Winner! Winner of a Beauty Bible Anti-Ageing Award 2012. Best Base Range, In Style Best Beauty Buys 2011.'

I had never used the foundation before and am still pretty new to it but so far I'm impressed. The consistency is very runny compared to most other foundation's I've used. This makes it a bit challenging to manage, I usually put my foundation onto my hand first and it always starts to dribble off! It is absorbed nice and quickly once I have applied it to my face, which is a positive attribute of the foundation.

Foundation blended in.

As you can see the foundation does give good coverage, which isn't too heavy. Personally I don't like foundations that have a heavy coverage so this level is perfect for me.
This is what the concealer and foundation look like together:

As you can see barely any dark circles under my eyes (they are there, trust me, just well hidden!) and the foundation gives a nice even tone and coverage.

Have you tried either of these products before?
Did you like them?

Feel free to leave me a comment below :)


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