Monday, 28 January 2013
Bobbi Brown Corrector vs. Tinted Eye Brightener
You might have seen my post last week where I updated you on the current basics in my make-up routine, that is the foundation, concealer and powder that is a constant. In that post I spoke about my love for the Bobbi Brown Corrector and my emerging love for the revamped Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener.
Both of these products are intended for use on darkness under the eye. The entire range (12 shades of Corrector and 10 shades of Tinted Eye Brightener; I am Porcelain Bisque in both) is either salmon or peach toned, designed to neutralise blueness and give a lifted, brightened effect to the whole area.
I had hit pan on my Corrector and, after seeing this video from Wayne Goss (gossmakeupartist on YouTube) I decided to order up one of the Tinted Eye Brighteners the next time I was making a House of Fraser order. Having used it for over two weeks now, I decided it was high time I gave it a little review and pitted it against its brandmate, the Corrector. My sister Aisling kindly agreed to be my model. At the time of photographing, she was sitting exams in college and was exhausted, hence she has some really great dark circles if ever there can be such a thing!
As you can probably tell, the Corrector is a thick, soft cream while the Tinted Eye Brightener is very viscous and smooth. I'm not sure what Bobbi Brown put into their cream products that makes them blend so effortlessly but, suffice to say I'm a big fan!
You'd think that a thick cream under the eyes would cake and move and crease but, amazingly, this doesn't. That being said, I think I prefer the thinner formula of the Tinted Eye Brightener. It is a lot easier and quicker to use and more buildable so, you can add more to particularly dark areas.
I will say right now that I prefer the packaging of the Tinted Eye Brightener over the Corrector. Not only is the tube and doe foot applicator a lot more hygienic but, it is also more portable and doesn't require an extra brush which I like to use with the Corrector.
Both products are awesome, there is no doubt about that so, whichever one you buy, I highly doubt you'll be disappointed. I think it's clear from the pictures above that the thicker cream gives more coverage than the more fluid formulation. That being said, my preference going forward will be for the Tinted Eye Brightener. It has all the benefits and properties of the Corrector but, the lighter formula and handier packaging seal the deal for me and I can just layer it should I need more coverage!