Review & Swatch | Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Sand

By Sarah - Friday, September 19, 2014

I am one concealer junkie and of course, I had to try out the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer! I own their colour corrector and am loving it, so I figured that purchasing their creamy concealer was the appropriate next step. My shade is in Sand and it fits my skin perfectly (I am MAC NC20-25)! 

I got mine in the concealer kit, where there is the creamy concealer and the sheer finish pressed powder (I believe that it is pale yellow for almost all of the shade selections). Shade selections for the concealers is decent so you should be able to get an extremely close match!

Texture wise, this concealer, really, is creamy. You can either dip your finger in or use a dense dome brush (I love using the Zoeva Concealer Buffer Brush or the Real Techniques Deluxe Crease Brush for this) and you will get a good amount of product. Blends really nicely but be careful not to apply too much as the formulation can result in your face feeling slightly heavy due to its creaminess. 

The ultimate test for concealers will be to cover up my nasty dark under eye circles - this fares pretty well. This concealer provides good coverage, I would say medium to buildable full. However, the more concealer you use, the thicker the amount of product on your face and it may feel heavy and slightly uncomfortable. Personally, even after 10 minutes after application, this concealer still felt slightly tacky on my skin - even after setting it with powder. It did crease under my eyes after about 3-4 hours of wear despite me setting it (but then again, what doesn't crease? My MAC Pro Longwear only creases after 6-7 hours of wear though, if this helps in comparison!). I've also noticed the concealer kinda moving around and melting a little bit throughout the day - as my dark undereyes became super obvious!

I tried it out a few times using the pale yellow setting powder which came into the kit and I gotta say, that ain't my thing. Firstly, the pan of the setting powder is pretty small, about the size of a Singaporean 20 cent coin, so it is rather difficult to dip your usual powder brush in (aka you need to use another brush to set your undereyes). Next, despite it looking pale yellow in the pan, it appeared ashy under my eyes rather than brightening it up like any other banana shade powders would have. Lastly, I really disliked the texture of this setting powder. It was really dry and felt slightly gritty to me, and it can apply somewhat patchy onto the skin. Verdict : the setting powder ain't worth it, guys! I suggest you getting just the creamy concealer on its own instead. There are better setting powders out there!  

Swatched using my finger in natural daylight

Blended into the skin. Great match!
Overall, I doubt I will repurchase this concealer kit! The concealer is decent, not great for the undereyes but it can definitely work for spot concealing! The setting powder is not great at all, and I wished that I saved my money and just got the concealer instead. I can't remember the price I got this exactly (apologies!) but it retails for about $60 (I think?) at local Bobbi Brown counters. Not really worth that amount of cold hard cash, if you ask me. 

Rating: 2.5/5.

Hope this review helped and thanks for dropping by! 
Have a great makeup day ahead my friends!XO. 

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