ALL ABOUT CORRECTORS
I have medium-brown, Asian skin and so it is no surprise that I’ve got a bit of discoloration! Thankfully, it’s not too bad, but for days where I want a flawless & radiant complexion, I always use my Bobbi Brown corrector in “Deep Bisque”. Bobbi Brown’s line of correctors are especially great for neutralizing dark spots, on any complexion. To clear up some confusion about “correctors,” it is exactly what it says it is: a corrector! Therefore, it is not meant to conceal your dark spots/scars etc. It is meant to neutralize the color- prepping it for concealer.
Now you may be thinking: Well what’s the point of “correcting” when I can just go straight to concealing??
This will not work. When you try to cover a dark spot with foundation or concealer, you will notice that the area looks dull and ashy, and probably a lot worse than before! This is because you basically put a mask over the dark area, which isn’t doing much to hide it, it is actually accentuating it. You might be able to get away with it if the discoloration/hyper-pigmentation is minor, but in many cases it won’t work. Even if it does work, you may want to add concealer on top to make the results last longer. You need to neutralize your trouble area with an appropriate tone corrector and then conceal.
All you need to do is find your appropriate tone correcting color (Bobbi brown has peaches and bisques, which work well for dark spots), then apply a concealer that matches your skin tone, and set it with translucent powder or setting powder. Bobbi Brown actually sells a Concealer Kit that contains a creamy concealer and setting powder! This is perfect if you are looking for a concealer and setting powder to go with your corrector; these products were designed to complement one another.
I have yellow, golden and red undertones; peach and bisque both generally work for me. I usually do best with peach (as do most darker skinned women). With this Bobbi Brown collection, however, the darkest peach available was still a little too light for my complexion, so I chose Bisque in Deep, which was darker and a perfect match. Their peaches are not as “peachy” or orange as I’d like. If you have light skin with yellow undertones and want to correct darkness, you may want to get LIGHT peach. If you have dark skin with yellow undertones, you may want to get DARK peach. So, according to your undertones AND skin tone, you can find the perfect corrector that is appropriate for your skin tone, not just undertone. I chose deep-bisque. Light bisque would look like a mask on me and make my skin look dull/ashy.
Now, what I explained above was more about correcting dark spots, which is common problem for many women (especially darker skinned women). But, redness is also a problem among many lighter skinned women, and green correctors are meant to combat redness. So, If you’re concerned about redness, check out MUFE’s concealer palette in No. 1; it contains many shades of concealer that are appropriate for lighter skin and also a green corrector! If you have darker skin, check out MUFE’s concealer palette in No. 4; it contains the appropriate concealers and an awesome peach corrector. I have No.4 and I LOVE it (I am actually planning on reviewing it!) MUFE also has two other palettes for olive and light Asian skin, each with complementary concealers and appropriate correctors; Palettes No. 2 & 3.
BOBBI BROWN CORRECTOR REVIEW
Now, on to my review of this awesome corrector! What is really great about Bobbi Brown correctors is that they cover all skin tones (light to medium to dark) and the corrector neutralizes dark spots pretty well. IF dark spots are your concern, whether it be dark under-eyes or a dark muzzle area, you are most likely going to be able to find your perfect match in this corrector selection.
This deep bisque corrector is definitely creamy in consistency and highly pigmented, which is important for getting a decent amount of coverage. The creaminess makes it great for buffing out lines (I used a small foundation brush for buffing it out) and getting a nice finish. However, although the pigmentation is great for both bisque & peach, their “Dark Peach” is definitely not as peach-colored as it should be. Dark peach is intended for medium to darker skinned women, and so the peach should be more orange (Like MUFE’s peach corrector in their No.4 palette that I mentioned earlier) so it blends better with darker skin colors. This is the reason I chose Deep Bisque over Dark Peach; Deep Bisque was overall much darker and it corrected my dark spots better, while also adding some orange to combat the dullness in my brown skin. So, pigmentation is not the problem, but rather the color of the dark peach corrector.
Today, I used MUFE’s HD Primer in Caramel and MUFE’s HD translucent powder (I didn’t need more coverage, because the darkness isn’t too bad, so I skipped concealer). This primer provided a smooth base for the corrector and combatted dullness; it added a glow to my tired skin. The HD powder helped to set the corrector. In the before and after pictures below, you will notice that my skin is much brighter because of the HD Primer and corrector. I was super tired- which is reflected in my before picture 😡 so I definitely needed my corrector today!
Overall, I can look past the not-so-peachy peaches, and give this corrector a 10/10, because it does such a good job and it stays on forever! One day, I actually had this on for about 10 hours, and when I was ready to take it off, it looked like I had just put it on. Seriously. No creasing or fading, I looked fabulous; makeup typically doesn’t last that long on my combo skin, even with my trusty MUFE primer+setting powder. I urge anyone with dark spots to try this if you’re looking for an awesome corrector!