Hello you incredible human beings,
Last weekend I reviewed Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear Even Finish Foundation and good lord in heaven, it is incredible. I thoroughly recommend it if you’re looking for a high end foundation and it is truly the best foundation I’ve used in a very long time.
Obviously, when I went to the excellent people at Bobbi Brown at Selfridges in Birmingham, I was persuaded to get more than one product. We used the Tinted Eye Brightener as well as lots of other nice things on my troll face and I really loved it. So, you know…when in Selfridges.
It’s pretty self explanatory what this little tube of joy does. As an eye brightener, it is erm…designed to brighten your eyes. For those of you gals who are looking for a heavy duty under eye concealer, you might think that this probably isn’t quite what you’re looking for. But let me tell you something: I used to be one of those girls. My under eye routine was intense, involving lots of patting-with-the -ring-finger and a copious amount of re-applying trowels load of concealer to hide my horrible dark, baggy eyeballs. However, this product is actually so, so, so good for my under eye area. I’ve found that I don’t actually need such a heavy duty product, and this Eye Brightener genuinely does what it promises it will.
Skeptical? You might as well be. The product itself is quite thin and liquidy. If you tested this on your hand or elsewhere (whatever floats your boat and so on), you’d probably think it was weak and useless. But despite the liquidness (inventing new words is fun), it performs really well. Somehow, the pigmentation is amazing and it covers as well as brightens. The lightweight nature of the Brightener means that it doesn’t get into the creases, which can happen with heavier concealers.
There’s a slight sheen to the product, as you’d imagine, which is what makes you look awake and brilliant. I have quite dark circles, especially when I’ve put my alarm on snooze 50 times, and the Eye Brightener really helps to cover the dark circles as well as perk my face up.
It comes in a handy tube and with a doe foot applicator (who knew that this was what those little things were called?!), so it’s really easy to apply to the right areas. In terms of colour, I got the brightener in Bisque, which is a warm pink-toned shade that works well to combat blue toned dark circles.
Swatched / Semi Blended
Like the Long Wear Even Finish foundation, this concealer/brightener is a little on the pricey side. It is £19.50 for a 6ml tube, but this is one that is definitely worth it. I’ve read a number of reviews that say this is much better than Touche Eclat (I haven’t tried so I wouldn’t know!), but what I do know is that I am going to carry this around with me like a precious, beautiful child. Please, go and buy it. PLEASE.