Product Review: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque **UPDATE 11.23.2011

Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, 1.4g, US$22.00
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque, 1.4g, US$22.00

After all the rave reviews I have read everywhere, I splurged and gave this a try. It wasn’t crazy expensive, but when you see how little there is in the product, then it is kind of expensive! I have small hands, and you can see how tiny this little jar is. It’s even smaller than most of the single pan eyeshadows!

This was taken with flash so the shade looks lighter than it actually is. However, once you apply it, even if it looks darker in the jar, it isn't. It's just highly pigmented and moist which makes the shade look darker in the jar.

I got mine in Light Bisque, which is the second lightest shade and it is more of a pink tone. Bobbi Brown’s Correctors are pink or peach based, which I have read are the only colors that counteracts all types of dark circles. The Bisque shades are pink based and the peach shades are peach based, and you can use Bobbi Brown’s Face Shade Guide (go to Bobbi’s official website) to find your shade. I used to wear Sand in Bobbi Brown’s foundation eons ago, so I matched myself to Light Bisque. It literally blends right in with my skin tone, without leaving a trace, which is amazing because none of my other concealers are a good match. If the concealers are too light, you get that reverse raccoon effect; too dark, you look like a real raccoon. It’s a tricky business trying to find the perfect shade, and I have found mine in Bobbi Brown Corrector’s Light Bisque.

The texture is very similar to my Laneige Dark Circle Concealer Kit. It is super easy to blend. I had tried it with and without an eye cream on my undereye area – and even on its own without an eye cream under it, this blends soft and smooth and isn’t drying. It doesn’t leave streaks. It disappears into my undereye area without a trace and it took literally seconds to blend.

Left: With two layers of Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque; Right: fully made up with additional products - Laneige Dark Circle Concealer in #2, Benefit Light Beam and Skinfood Salmon Dark Circle Powder and Laneige Dark Circle Concealer highlighting powder (plus eyeliner, mascara and brow pencil).

However, I was disappointed, because it disappeared too much, and provided no coverage. As you can see, even with two layers, my dark circles showed right through it. I had to use additional products as mentioned above, but my dark circles still showed.

Under bright light and when I am not looking down (chin down pose), the dark circles are faint; but when I am under bright light or in a chin down position, the dark circles show right through despite all these layers of concealers, powders and brighteners.

So I am back to square one – but now I am stuck with one more extra product that doesn’t work!

On a side note, if you don’t have dark circles, this makes a good eye brightener for the undereye area. It doesn’t crease or smudge all day and doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are cruelty free at least. I have heard great things about YSL’s Touche Eclat though there was no claim either way whether YSL is cruelty free.

**UPDATE 11.23.2011

This is good news – After using this for over 2 weeks, somehow I have gotten used to using it and perhaps my technique had improved, because now, I find that this can actually be a stand alone product. The pictures I took before were sort of under a light so the shadows show a lot more; but now I look at myself in natural light (not under a light) this actually does a great job of brightening the undereye area. If you have some really dark circles you will need a concealer over it; but these days, my dark circles are a little lighter, so I find that I can get by without a concealer on top. I also use Benefit High Beam over it and somehow this combination works better than with a concealer! So I am happy to report, that after all, this works!!!

2 comments on Product Review: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light Bisque **UPDATE 11.23.2011

  1. nami
    November 23, 2011 at 1:15 am (5 years ago) saved my money coz i have more severe circles than you..i have heard so many good things about it..such a dissappointment…feeling bit hopeless

    • Joseibi
      November 23, 2011 at 10:24 am (5 years ago)

      hehehe I just updated my review, it does work, though if you have very dark circles you will need to layer a concealer and a brightener over this to make it work. 🙂


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