Bobbi Brown Light to Medium Bisque Corrector Review+Swatches

Bobbi Brown describe's her iconic Corrector as "A wakeup call for tired eyes—this essential corrector brightens and covers discolouration under the eyes utilising a pink- or peach-based formula to neutralise undereye darkness.Waterproof, sweat and humidity-resistant, this long-wearing formula boasts a uniquely creamy-smooth texture for perfectly smooth coverage that's easy to blend and won't crease. Infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate undereye area and available in 16 skin-tone-correct correcting shades (so everyone gets a match)." After swatching the majority of the sixteen shades, I ended up selecting Light to Medium Bisque. Bobbi Brown's Corrector contains 1.4g of product and retails for $44AUD ($27USD). Bobbi Brown does not test their products on animals, but due to their presence in the Chinese market, they cannot be considered cruelty free. The Bobbi Brown Corrector was made in the USA.

 Bobbi Brown's Corrector comes in a tiny, circular, black compact that's simply decorated with the brand's white logo. A label listing the product and shade name, along with some miscellaneous information, is affixed to the back of this little compact. Flip the compact open and you'll reveal a round pan of product and a small but good quality mirror. Packaging is sturdy and travel friendly - and plain, but in a chic way. I believe this little concealer compact is recyclable, but I'm not 100% sure.

After hearing the legendary Sali Hughes recommend Bobbi Brown's Corrector repeatedly, I decided to pick it up as a replacement for my beloved Pixi Correction Concentrate - an oft compared product that was difficult to get in Australia (at the time, it's now sold in David Jones). On multiple occasions, Sali called Bobbi Brown's Corrector the best she'd tried - so clearly, I had to try it.
This color correcting concealer has a thin, emollient but vaguely waxy texture to it - it spreads nicely on the skin, though it can be a little tricky to blend well. I've found two ways to apply Bobbi Brown's Corrector - my usual method is to pat it on with a flat concealer brush or finger, then dab at it with a wet sponge for lighter coverage, or to buff it on with a flat but fluffy eyeshadow brush like Bdellium Tool's Bambu 777 Brush for heavier coverage. No matter which method I use, I still find this corrector a little hard to blend out completely - it has a slight pull to it that makes creating a seamless edge difficult. Regardless of your skin type, Bobbi Brown's Corrector must be applied over well moisturized skin - this concealer has a tendency to cling to any textural issues in the skin. Bobbi Brown's Corrector is also prone to creasing and preforms best when set with a powder - my favorite being the Besame Brightening Vanilla Powder, a yellow tinted color correcting powder, to further camouflage undereye discoloration.

In terms of coverage, I have to be honest and say that I think Bobbi Brown's Corrector is disappointing - it's not that it offers poor coverage, so much as it's been wildly overhyped. This correcting concealer is meant to be used in tandem with Bobbi's Creamy Concealer (or really any other concealer) and isn't meant to create complete coverage on it's own. With the first method I described in the paragraph above, I get a light coverage that reduces the appearance of my dark circles, but definitely needs a companion product to finish the job. With the second application method, I get a solid medium coverage that can stand on it's own two feet. Unfortunately, even when set with powder, the Corrector's coverage fades after about six hours of wear.

Light to Medium Bisque is a light pink leaning peach shade that's fairly neutral in undertone once blended out. I'm quite fair with neutral-warm undertone and this was by far the best match for me and my greyish-greenish-purpley dark circles. Bobbi Brown is famed for her large and inclusive shade ranges and I have to say I'm quite impressed by the massive shade selection available. While most brands offer maybe two shades of peach toned correctors (four if you're blessed), Bobbi offers sixteen - with shades far too pale for myself, to bright orange tones for deep skin. This concealer has a natural matte finish.
[Bobbi Brown Corrector+Maybelline Fit Me Flawless+Poreless Foundation +Besame Brightening Powder]
I do like Bobbi Brown's Light to Medium Bisque Corrector - though I prefer Pixi's Correction Concentrate for a number of reasons. Bobbi Brown's Corrector can be tricky to work with, and the coverage isn't quite as full as I'd prefer. I also don't find this little compact of correcting concealer to be a very good value - I hit pan on it quite quickly (under three months) and my visible pan seems to expand every day. For that reason, I don't think I'd repurchase Bobbi Brown's Corrector, in favour of picking up Pixi's offering. If you prefer a prestige product, or want to choose from a massive shade range of under eye correctors, Bobbi Brown's Corrector is a great choice, but I don't think it's the best on the market. Whether or not this color corrector is right for you is hinged on skin type, tone, and budget - if it suits your needs, it'll be a good buy, but it isn't a must-try product in my opinion. 

petrolatum, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, tribehenin, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, oxokerite, lecithin, propylene glycol stearate, sorbitan laurate, polysorbate 20, propylene glycol laurate. May contain: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), mica, ultramarines (ci 77007), carmine (ci 75470).

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