A Review on the Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer & the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach & Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

I wasn’t really looking out for a new under-eye concealer but when something promises to be better than sleep, I couldn’t help but test it out.  In the process I walked out with not only the Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer, but their Intensive Skin Serum Corrector too and I’m sharing my thoughts on both with you today.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach & Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

From left to right: Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector & Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector

Although this was an unintentional purchase, luckily the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector was a good find. This product is a hybrid between a concealer and a colour corrector.  It neutralises under-eye discolouration and provides medium, weightless coverage that is very skin-like.

It’s also more than just a makeup product as it is formulated with Cordyceps Mushroom, which helps to prevent wrinkles; India Tree Root, which has anti-imflammatory and healing properties; and Bamboo Grass, which has anti-oxidants, soothes the skin and promotes natural radiance.  What’s more, these skin-care benefits improve with pro-longed use of this corrector.

There are 21 shades to choose from, each in varying degrees of either Peach or Bisque.  Bobbi Brown recommends that if you have blue or purple-toned under-eye darkness, then you should choose within the Bisque category, and if you have brown or grey under-eye darkness, then you should choose within the Peach category. With a very good colour selection, however, you should not have a problem finding a colour to suit you.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach / swatch

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach

Performance-wise, I am very happy with this corrector.  I have the colour Peach, which works perfectly against my skin-tone and I find that on days when I have actually had some sleep, I can get away with just this on its own as it has decent coverage too.  It also works wonderfully as an under-eye primer, giving that extra coverage and base which is very natural looking and works well under any concealer.

The texture is creamy, but it’s not opaque and most importantly, it does not feel heavy under my concealer.  It comes with a doe foot applicator and blends seamlessly with either a brush or even your fingers.  Although it is pricey at £29, I think it is worth it, especially if like me, under-eye darkness is the bane of your life and you are looking for that something extra to compliment your concealer.  Of course the skin-care benefits are an added bonus.  I would recommend that you make sure you get the right colour for you and not try to go for something that’s too dark or brightening, that way you’ll get the full benefits of this corrector.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach & Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer

So, this highly pigmented and brightening concealer is said to be better than sleep.  I can never really go that far, but that may just be me!  This might not be my only favourite but it is a good contender for best under-eye concealers, if there was such a thing.  It provides all-day coverage in a non-drying formula and comes in 15 shades, similar to the shade ranges available in the foundations.

Like the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector, this comes with a doe foot applicator but it is slightly cheaper, albeit still expensive at £23.  The consistency is creamy, but thicker than what I expected – it’s not one that glides across the skin with ease.  The best way to apply it is with three small strokes and then to use your fingers to dab and blend in.  This warms up the product making blending a lot easier.  I found if I used a brush, the concealer looked patchy, so fingers or perhaps a sponge is best.

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

Swatches of Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

From left to right: Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural & the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach

The colour I have is Warm Natural, which works perfectly for me and once blended this looks natural and bright.  Although this is meant to be full coverage, I would say that this concealer sits somewhere between medium and full coverage.  This works better for me as I never really like something that is completely opaque.  The finish is a tad velvety but it doesn’t settle into lines and bar some natural fading at the end of the day, the lasting power is very good.

I still love my Estēe Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer, probably because it is creamier and blends a bit more easily but like I said, this is just as good a contender for overall finish and has more of a brightening effect.  I do recommend trying this out if you are on the market for a new concealer.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector in Peach & Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer in Warm Natural

Overall I am happy with both of these products.  It’s hard to recommend one over the other as they both have different uses but in terms of long-term use and repurchases, I can definitely see myself buying the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector again and I like the fact it compliments any concealer I choose to wear.

So have you tried either of these before? I’d love to hear your thoughts. x

By the way, I’m hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account here.  You can be in with the chance to win a selection of goodies so be sure to enter. x

  • I really like Bobbi Brown’s instant full cover concealer. They have various of shades you can choose from.

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  • Ooh I quite like the idea of combining an eye serum with a corrector. I wouldn’t mind trying that although that is quite a steep price for so little product. Great review xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

    • It is quite expensive but I like the added benefits with this x

  • i need a new full coverage concealer and the bobbi brown one sounds great but i would also love to try the estée lauder one you just mentioned.
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    • They are both good but if you want something creamier then I would recommend the Estee Lauder one

  • Ooooo! The Skin Serum Corrector sounds heavenly and I might pick it up. I do like the Skin Serum foundation so I think I will like the corrector too.

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  • Amazing photography, just so pretty! Definitely want to try more from Bobbi Brown, I used their foundation stick a while back and it was amazing!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • Caitlin
  • Ok I’m definitely sold on the corrector after reading this. I have quite dark circles and I was looking for something with skincare benefits too as I can suffer with dryness around my eyes too.

    Emma x

  • I am a huge fan of the Bobbi Brown Corrector in the pot, probably one of my mist repurchased items cosmetic wise. These are on my list to try, but I have a few others lined up before that.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • The Instant Full Cover one sounds right up my street, I quite like a dry and thick concealer formula as anything too lightweight just seems to disappear on my skin!

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  • My concealer is now running out and im thinking to try this bobbi brown concealer. Seems pretty nice.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  • That serum sounds really interesting, specially for my undereyes! Need to try it out.

    xo | Cindy Elena
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  • I have not tried any of these before, but after reading your review I think I definitely need to check out the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector. I really like that it conceals, color corrects, and even primes! Thanks for sharing!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  • I think Bobbi Brown really know their way around concealer, so I am glad these two didn’t disappointed. The consistency of the concealer sounds perfect to me, just right! Great review, really enjoyed reading this as concealer is such a tricky product and so personal to the user. Hope you have a great week ahead xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • I agree, Bobbi Brown does well when it comes to concealers and shade ranges. x

  • Mariann Yip

    I love a more salmon-y undertone to cancel my dark circles. I might have to try this out! http://mariannyc.com/2017/10/06/how-to-deal-with-change/

  • It’s so great there are so many shades to choose from. So often there are three or four which just won’t do. I haven’t tried either of these, my skin tends on the dry side and quite often if I try to conceal my under eye area it looks a little cakey so I need a featherlight formula. So pleased you found a good match for your skin tone.

    Samantha x

    http://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • I agree I struggle with a limited shade selection so this was refreshing to see. Bobbi Brown are very good with their shade offerings x

  • Yiotou_La

    21 shades to choose from? That is a very good colour selection and sounds like a great corrector! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

  • I’d love to try that one x

  • Yes the colour selection is amazing x

  • I think the corrector should be good for you – I don’t think it is drying x