Friday, April 15, 2011

MACing it up or BROWNing it out

Loves

I have major problems when it comes to finding the perfect concealer. I have brown skin so the under eye area can look dark more often than not. For the past few years, I have been wear Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer to work on this issue. While I do love the coverage, I find that it starts to cake after a while and create unflattering creases….I am just not sure what exactly is the best type of concealer/corrector for me.  I have also tried MACs liquid concealer that boasts 8 hours of coverage…I have to say that while I do like the lightness of it…I don’t think it lasts a full 8 hours.

In any case here is what I have been wearing….

Bobbi Brown Corrector
This is pink- or peach-based that helps to neutralize under-eye darkness and is designed to be used before Creamy Concealer. The product says it wont crease. The corrector is also infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate under-eye area. Featured on Essence.com (March 2011)

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
Once you've applied the Corrector, top off with a yellow-based concealer that instantly camouflages dark circles. It goes on easy, blends smoothly and stays put. Plus it’s infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate under-eye area. Featured in 'Health' and 'Instyle' Magazines (March & April 2011)

Now its not to say that the corrector and concealer don’t work….its about the stayness factor….


Finally my FAVOURITE product from Bobbi Brown right now has to be their Long wear Gel Eyeliner!
This little tub is my favourite and while I am able to put the liner on the top of my eye and not have it move, I find that it "falls" if I apply it to the bottom….Do you guys have suggestions on how to make it stay? I have heard the MAC gel eyeliner is amazing…


What are you using these days?  What do you suggest for me?


Xoxo

N
Images are c/o Bobbi Brown

18 comments:

  1. great one! :D

    xx

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  2. i never wear concealer or i would recommend!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. I have the bobbi brown long wear gel eyeliner and I love it too! I will be going to the Ottawa Gala as well, will you be in the vip lounge or the regular lounge? my friend finally convince me to buy the VIP, talk about splurging :S

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  4. I don't use a concealer, but it's hard to go wrong with Bobbi Brown!

    Have a great weekend :)

    K.

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  5. Nini, have you tried a primer? I bought the Make-Up Forever HD Primer at Christmas and now I swear by it. It goes on super light and I find it really helps my concealer/foundation stay put!
    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P248525&categoryId=B70
    xoxo!

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  6. mac has so far been the best with some dream matte mousse but non of them really do what they claim.

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  7. I don't usually use a concealer, but when I do I stick to Maybelline products. Have you tried any?

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  8. Hmmm...I have heard many great things about the Bobbi Brown but I have never tried it for myself.

    What about Maybelline concealers like Age Rewind or Mac Studio fix concealer? At the Mac counter, you can ask for a sample so you can try it out before you buy it.

    Oh and to answer your question, the eye makeup remover I use is Clinique eye makeup remover (oil based). You only need a little and it takes off the makeup nicely. Or sometimes, I just use a cold cream like Ponds Cold cream and it works just as great.

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  9. Ooo liquid gel eyeliner, i will have to try this! It is such a dilemma find the right make-up, isn't it, i'm always hunting!

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  10. I use the Bobbi Brown liner too... but I hear the clinique one is even more amazing.
    - Catherine at The Spring

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  11. Thanks for letting me know :) my bobbi Brown is running out so I may

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  12. Thanks for the tips! I will definitely write it down and try once my bobbi brown makeup finishes up1

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  13. good to know Will also put on my list

    xoxo

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  14. with two people recommending i will definitely have to try it!

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  15. I have tested it and is really good, indeed

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  16. I've tested it and is really good indeed

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