Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil
Bobbi Brown is the queen of natural looking and skin enhancing makeup. Their Retouching Face Pencils promises to deliver a retouched yet natural look covering dark spots, lightening shadows and counteracting shadows. The pencils boasts of a creamy matte formula which looks natural and blends flawlessly into the skin. They can be used as an all in one skin perfector or as additional coverage over foundation.
There are 10 shades in total: nine shades to match skin tones and one illuminate shade to be used as a highlight. I received the Dark and Rick Pencils and have been testing them out for a few months now. I mainly used the pencils as a concealer under the eyes and to cover dark spots.
As a concealer, the pencils worked great, although I thought the shades and undertones were slightly off for me. The Rich shade is slightly dark and red as an under eye concealer and Dark was too light and bright. I had to mix the two shades in order to get a match (there is a shade in between the two, which in hindsight think would have been perfect). The pencils are very easy to blend and I found they blend much better with fingers instead of a sponge. The pencils are medium coverage with a matte finish but very buildable.
These apply very easily too: they glide onto the skin without tugging or dragging. The staying power is quite impressive, they didn’t crease on me and I usually wear them for the whole day, about nine hours. The Retouching Pencils are great for on the go touch ups. It’s very easy to apply and doesn’t look cakey, even layered on top of foundations. They haven’t dried out since I started using them. They also work great whether you ‘set’ them with powder or not.
This will be my first time ever using a makeup product like this and I am glad it’s the Bobbi Brown Retouching Pencils. I love how easy they are to use and they are definitely great for 'no makeup, makeup looks,' if you get your perfect match. I am very impressed on how they feel on the skin as well. I do wish for more shades to be added as I think it will be so perfect as a contour product too.
Bobbi Brown Retouching Face Pencil is priced at £23.00.
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