Hello! Today I will be doing a comparison post of the much loved Bobbi Brown Corrector and the lesser known NYX Dark Circle Concealer. These two products were both intended for the same purpose: to correct dark circles. I do like both of these products, I do. But one of them I do like slightly better than the other.
We have two different correctors here. One by Bobbi Brown, and another by NYX. Obviously, the Bobbi Brown is more expensive than the NYX one. The Bobbi Brown Corrector is about $25 and the NYX is $6. I did however get my Bobbi Brown Corrector for $17 at an overstock makeup store called the Cosmetics Company Store. I will be doing demonstrations of both of these concealers.
The photo is not that great of quality, but here are my eyes without any concealer or anything under them. (I am wearing mascara, by the way. It's Perversion by Urban Decay just in case you wanted to know)
I have a little bit of blueish purplish color under my eyes that are caused by the fact that I never seem to get enough sleep at night, which I am working on.
Now here are my eyes with the corrector on. Bobbi Brown in Extra Light Bisque on the right, NYX in Fair on the left.
As you can tell, both do correct the darkness quite nicely. You can even put it on your lids to correct the color of veins. It's a little harder to tell by the photo, but the side with the NYX concealer has more creasing than the side with the Bobbi Brown corrector. All concealers crease on me after a lifetime of squinting too much, however. But I am working on getting rid of them.
In order to apply this corrector, I used my Sonia Kashuk concealer brush and blended it out with my fingers. I really like the look it gives.
Finally, to top it all off, I used my Mac Select Cover Up Concealer in NW15 to bring some light to under my eyes and act as sort of a highlight. Of course I set it with powder afterwards or else it would just wipe off within an hour.
Now that you all have seen how it actually works, I'll list the pros and cons of each product.
- Very wide shade selection (16 shades)
- Doesn't crease
- Has a little mirror
- Nice and sleek packaging
- Long lasting (about 8 hours)
- Corrects well
- Nice long lasting texture (more of a waxy texture)
- A little much to pay for a small amount
- Has less product than the NYX concealer
- Very reasonable price
- Good amount of product
- Color corrects well
- Lasts a pretty good amount of time
- creamier texture makes it wipe off easier
- less shade variation
- creases more
The final verdict: for me, personally, the Bobbi Brown Corrector. The NYX concealer is still a great alternative, but considering how much products crease under my eyes I personally like the Bobbi Brown corrector more. But if you don't have as much creasing problems as I do I highly recommend the NYX corrector. I think it's a great product and does just as good of a job correcting as the Bobbi Brown corrector. But if your skin is very dark you won't be able to use the NYX concealer because there's only four shades. But both are very good products that I would recommend.
Do you know of any other great dark circle correctors?
~ Mckenzie xx
*disclaimer: this post is not sponsored and I purchased all products mentioned in this post myself, or they were a gift.