Concealing with Bobbi, like a boss!

I seem to have series of infatuation with certain types of products. I was buying heaps of BB creams before, then developed an unhealthy brush spending habit, and now it seems like I’ve been collecting under-eye concealers. For what reason? Not too sure. I’m just obsessed with trying out new ones, experimenting with different brands and textures and just.. satisfying that “I want to try something new!”-craving. One of my best friends had a Bobbi Brown make-over done last season and was raving about the creamy correctors and concealers - she claimed that nothing has ever worked like those products did. Now don’t ever be that raving about a product in front of me, because the thought of getting it will nest into my mind and will not leave until I buy it. So then came Lisha’s article about the Creamy Concealer Kit and I was smitten again. I needed it. I wanted it. And then I found it -almost unused- on a blogsale for just €20. And then, finally, I bought it. 


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You know that I’m a packaging nut, so it won’t come as a surprise that I secretly just love how sleek and luxurious this little compact looks. It holds two products: a very creamy and thick concealer, and a light setting powder. The yellow powder does a great job at concealing some extra darkness and does a great job at making the look a bit more natural. I got the compact in ‘Beige’, which I thought at first was an odd match for me, but once again the Bobbi counter girl was right. I’m totally Beige. Beige comes with a pale yellow powder, as almost all other shades. Only the lightest shade comes with a white powder. Applying this product is easy enough - you’ll just need two brushes with this. A synthetic and flat concealer brush to dab on product, and a fluffy but not too big natural bristles brush to gently add the powder. The key is not to use to much product. It’s extremely pigmented and a little goes a long way. This is not your average liquid kind of concealer which you can use heaps of!


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This is done in under three minutes on both eyes. The key is to follow these steps religiously and to never ever rub the concealer in. Just apply anywhere you need it with the brush & then ‘push’ or ‘dab’ it into your skin with your finger. Gently tap until it looks quite natural. I find that adding the powder really helps to soften it all out - so I wouldn’t buy the concealer on its own. I know a lot of people swear by this one as the only concealer that will not get into those fine lines or crease.. But I hate to break it to you: if you have fine lines under your eyes, it’ll always crease a little. This one of course doesn’t crease nearly as bad as some other concealers I’ve tried, but it’s not free of blame either. Lastly, when you’re done concealing like a boss, you’ll need to re-add some depth to your eyes as it really is a pretty blank canvas now. Don’t recreate the shadows and darkness we just erased, but add some of the eyeshadow you’re about to use to your lower lash line. It’ll work wonders! 


Overall, I am very happy with the purchase and I must say that the raving reviews are quite true. This is a concealer with industrial strength that does not look cakey at all and will stay put all day long. It will get into those fine lines a little, but it’s not disturbing or “OMG YOUR EYES”-esque. Given the fact that you don’t need a lot with each use, it’s quite economical (well, it’s still a Bobbi price point of course) too. 


This kit retails for $33 in the US, £24 in the UK or €32.50 in Belgium. Retail points in Belgium are Cosmeticary in Brussels & online on their new webshop, or Parfuma in Antwerp. 

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