Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Review: Bobbi Brown "Creamy Concealer"

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You might not know this about me but I'm pretty much obsessed with concealers. I'm always on the look out for "the one" because I've always had really bad undereye circles. I actually hate girls who don't need concealer and can get away with just liquid foundation! But anyways, here's my own review of the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer.

I bought this concealer firstly, because of how many people swear by it, and secondly, because I'm a big fan of Bobbi Brown's products. While I do love this concealer, it still isn't my HG concealer. 

I wasn't able to take photos of myself wearing the concealer though since I've already used it all up. L

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Beige
My undereye circles aren't puffy but they're extremely dark. They're more on the bluish/purple side, so aside from great coverage, I also look for brightening qualities in a concealer. I was matched with the shade "Warm Beige" at the store, and I finally understand now when people say that some stores' lighting can be deceiving! I was actually pretty worried when the sales assistant tried this shade on me because I swear it looked a bit too light, but when I wore it the next day at home, I realized the shade wasn't that much lighter at all! It's actually a little bit darker than my skin tone, and while that isn't too much of a problem, I just feel like it doesn't do much to "brighten" my undereyes. I'm not blaming the product for that at all, but it's just one of the reasons why this never became "the one". I might have to try out the lighter shades to see if they'll be able to brighten better than the shade I bought. 

I do love the packaging a lot, like all the other BB products. It comes in a sleek black compact container, and the mirror inside has proved to be very handy for me. I also love how creamy this concealer is. It isn't called "Creamy Concealer" for nothing. It's super easy to blend out but doesn't slip and slide either. It DOES crease, by the way (I don't know why people say it doesn't crease AT ALL), but very minimally if you blend it out properly. I do hate that I have to wait a few minutes for it to set and dry on my skin before I can set it with powder. I've found that it creases much more and doesn't last that long if I don't let it set on my skin first before applying powder. I just can't afford to do that every single day, specially when I'm running late for school. The concealer lasts for about 5 hours tops on my undereyes without retouching. I do wish it lasted longer than that.

Aside from that, I do love the coverage of this concealer. You only need a little of it to cover really dark circles like mine, which is really good because you only get 1.7 g for quite a hefty price! Speaking of which, I think that's a great downside for me. I was hoping I'd get to use this product for about a year, but I've used it up completely after 4 months! (That's with regular use, by the way.) So I don't think it's very affordable for everyday use, specially for girls like me who are still studying. It might have been worth it only if it were my HG concealer.
My empty BB Creamy Concealer L

Here are the Pros and Cons to summarize:

  • Great coverage
  • Very easy to blend
  • Great packaging
  • Expensive for 1.7 g of product
  • Doesn't last all day
  • Have to wait a while before setting it with powder

I can't really judge whether this product is worth buying. If money's not an issue, then why not. I don't regret buying this product at all, but I just can't afford to buy it on a regular basis, specially if it's every four months. 

By the way, have you guys heard of the new Creamy Concealer Kit? It now comes with a pressed setting powder.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit
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So that's it for now! Hope you guys found this review helpful! J


  1. The creamy concealer kit looks great I hadn't heard of it!

    I'm always on the lookout for the perfect undereye concealer too. :)

  2. I'm super excited about the new Creamy Concealer Kit too! :)

  3. I have the creamy concealer kit, it's great! (:

  4. Hi Malika, thanks for sharing. That's great to hear! I'm really excited on buying one for myself someday. :)