Nov 2, 2010

Bobbi Brown Part Deaux

As I mentioned in this post, I recently tried out the Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer/Powder. While I was pleased with the coverage and the fact that it did not irritate my sensitive eye area, I was disappointed about the creasing and I wasn't 100% sold on the color of the Corrector selected for me. It just came off a little too orange. Kind of 'Barbie tan'. You know that color I'm talking about? Needless to say, it was less than natural. Now as I said in my previous post, I was fairly certain the creasing was due mostly to how much product the girl applied and to a lesser extent, how creamy the products were combined with the very emollient BB eye cream they used during prep.

I went back to Saks to visit the BB counter this past Saturday for a do-over. Thankfully, another sales woman was working and when I explained the situation, she told me immediately that the colors chosen for me were simply wrong. Hmmm. Surprise, surprise.

So once again I sat myself down for a little pampering (it is kind of a fun experience having someone else put your makeup on!). This time, after applying the BB eye cream, she went through a few options to match my skin tone and then once she found a winner, applied it with a very light hand. There were actually two shades she thought might be the best for the Concealer so she applied one on the right and one on the left. She then escorted me to the entrance so I could see what the makeup would look like in natural light. Talk about service! After we returned, I expressed my concern that the color might be too light although it did go well with my skin tone. She quickly told me the under eye area should be brightened and blah, blah, blah. Let me just say I don't agree with that crap. The whole lighter/brighter under eye area makes you look like a reverse raccoon. I've seen many pics of girls on fellow blogs along with pics of girlfriends on facebook who look like they have glowing half moons under their eyes. For me, it's just a don't. I'm just not buying it. I like something that matches the rest of my face. This is why coverage is so important. It can't be too sheer or the under eye area will still look darker. Yes, it's a delicate balancing act.

All that to say, I think I'm going to go with the Corrector she picked out and the Concealer the original girl picked out. I feel pretty good about this combo! The image below shows the new color game plan:

Be sure and check out my original post to compare the first match of Corrector with this one. It's WAY off!
I also checked out a BB Bronzer powder while I was there after seeing this review from Think Classy. The light dusting seemed pretty natural and I really liked that it was a matte finish. I've been using this bronzer from VS and while I like it, it does have a bit of shimmer which I'm not crazy about.

I'm going to get these from Sephora since they have Friends and Family going on and everything is 20% off (Sorry Saks! You had your FF about a week ago but only 10% on beauty: boo!) plus there's free shipping on orders over $50 and you can always throw in a little Ebates action for a few extra bucks off. Yep, makes me a happy woman!

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