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Review: Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Concealers + Correctors

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In addition to being a foundation lover (watch my collection video here and see all previous reviews here), I am just as addicted to concealers. But I don’t tend to use concealers for spot treatments, rather I prefer just to use them under the eye area or as a quick makeshift foundation if I am running late. I recently tested out the new Bobbi Brown Serum Concealer and Correctors and was so impressed by the formula.
I am already a fan of the Serum Foundation (watch my review here), and love skincare/makeup hybrid products. However, I wasn’t sure if this product would skew more towards the skincare side (great feeling on the skin, but poor coverage/performance) or the makeup side (supreme coverage and wearability but feels awful on the skin). Just from one swipe I could tell this was a great mix of both. The texture is one of the best I’ve felt in a long time and has this creamy and emollient slip to it that feels great when applying under the eye. It instantly helps to hydrate the area, and I find that any fine lines instantly look smoother and less noticeable. Over time the formulation is designed to help reduce any pigmentation or discoloration issues under the eye. As far as coverage, I only needed a few dabs to hide the darkness under my eyes, and I don’t notice any creasing or movement throughout the day. I was just applying it this morning and kept looking in the mirror thinking I needed to add more, but surprisingly only the smallest amount did the job!  
Swatches from left to right: Porcelain Peach Corrector, Porcelain Concealer, Extra Light Bisque Corrector
I have the concealer in the shade Porcelain which is more yellow, and it does a great job of brightening up the area without leaving me with two large white half-circles under my eyes. The Extra Light Bisque Corrector is perfect for helping to color correct on mornings when my eyes look extra dark from allergies or lack of sleep. I like to apply that just on the darkness that is closest the bridge of my nose, and then I add a few dabs of the Porcelain concealer in the inner corner and below my dark circles to help blend it into my foundation. The Porcelain Peach Corrector is extremely bright and yellow and though it’s a bit too light for under my eyes, I have absolutely loved using it on my cheekbones, under my brow bone and just above my eyebrow arch. It gives a gorgeous highlighting effect and because the formula is so creamy and blendable, it looks a million times better than a traditional highlighter (powder or cream) that can sometimes sit on top of the skin. If you are deciding between a concealer or corrector, my best advice would be to hit up your local Bobbi counter to see what they would recommend. The formula is exactly identical so it’s just a matter of finding what would suit your needs. 
*pr samples included

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Review: Bobbi Brown Telluride Palette, NARS Matte and Shimmer Palette and Buxom Eyeshadow Palettes

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The truth is that most of us don’t need another eyeshadow palette, it’s more of a want at this point. So even though I have 12,985 palettes already in my collection, I do like to review new ones that launch to give my thoughts on them hoping it may aid in the decision making process for those interested. But surprisingly I actually use most of my makeup collection regularly and rotate through things so I never get caught in a rut…and so that those products don’t get reviewed and then put away in a drawer to never be seen again. Ugh! Here are three new recently launched palettes that I’ve been test driving and my thoughts on each:
1. Bobbi Brown Telluride Eyeshadow Palette – I have found Bobbi Brown shadows to be hit or miss. The pigmentation, formulation or color may be off a bit, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this new release. Naturally I loved the color palette because it was all neutrals and had a good mix of both matte and shimmer, but wasn’t quite sure how the shadows would wear and perform. While the two far left shades in the above pic where a tad dusty when I dipped my brush in, the payoff was fantastic. The deep chocolate brown shimmer shade was by far my favorite and has a buttery rich texture that glides on the lid. The middle gold shade was the most difficult to work with and needs to be applied on top of a cream shadow that has some tackiness to it in order to grab the glitter. Tapping on with your forefinger is the best application for that shade. The remaining 3 colors are richly pigmented, easy to blend and are the perfect shades to add for definition. Overall, I adore this palette and find the shadows are a “hit” for me.
2. Buxom Palette in Dolly’s Wild Side (top palette/swatches) and May Contain Nudity (bottom palette/swatches) – Buxom just recently launched these two palettes along with a third that featured all pastel shades. In addition, you can buy many of the shades separately and create your own palette which is always a great idea in my opinion. As you can see from the above swatches, pigmentation is not an issue at all. I only had to swirl my finger around the color one time to get that much of a pay-off on my arm. *hands up emoji* There is little to no fallout with these shades and the powder itself feels buttery and rich. Surprisingly I have been reaching for the Dolly’s Wild Side palette a bit more than the May Contain Nudity palette because I enjoy the cooler toned shimmer shades in it. The golden and peachy-coral shimmer shades in the May Contain Nudity are my two favorites and give the most perfect beachy bronzed look for the eyes. But if neither appeals to you, then I would definitely build your own because these shadows don’t disappoint.
3. NARS Matte/Shimmer Eye Palette – My goodness, the reviews for this palette have been all over the place. I almost removed it from my cart on Sephora.com because I wasn’t sure it was worth trying. Well, thank goodness I didn’t because this palette is EASILY my favorite one of all. Every single shade is a winner and the pigmentation is even and consistent. There is not one shade that swatched patchy and any look I could possibly want to create can be made from this palette. AND it mixes both shimmer and matte! There is some dust that kicks up when I first put my brush in, but luckily that did not translate to any fallout when applying. This is by far one of the best palettes that I have tried in a long time. Ugh, I hate to make bold statements like that so early on, but when something is this good the recognition needs to be given.   
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Past Posts

Foundation Review: Clinique Acne Solutions BB Cream, Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation and Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

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Here’s a quick review of three new foundations I have been testing out over the past few weeks! Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe! Too Faced Born

Sisley Phyto-Eye Twists

New Shadow Sticks From Sisley And Bobbi Brown

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I am a sucker for a jumbo pencil application. Lip or eye – I love them all. I am already a huge fan of the Sisley Phyto

Taking My Makeup From Day To Night

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After working at a cosmetic counter for nearly 10 years, I was great at advising people how to transition their daytime makeup looks to night with quick

Video: May Beauty Favorites

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Another month, another beauty favorites! Here are my May beauty favorites: Bobbi Brown Face Mist Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Atelier Cologne Pomelo Paradis Kat Von

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection

Bobbi Brown Hot Collection

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It wasn’t too long ago that Bobbi Brown was touted as the neutrals queen. Heck, I even used to breeze by the counter without stopping because there

My Current Face Brushes/Tools

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Ever since I learned how to do my own makeup, I’ve been a brush gal. I rarely if ever use my fingers or sponges (except for one

Video: October Beauty Favorites

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So many great favorites from this past month – it was hard to narrow them all down. Many of these you may have seen me talk about

July 2014 Beauty Favorites

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My first youtube video is here!!! I finally started a channel and this monthly favorites will be my first video. Please enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe!