What Is A Corrector?

This post actually deserves a special dedication to corrector from Bobbi Brown.  It is a product that I will never change so long I remain Asian skinned, unless there’s a miracle procedure to remove my dark circles, or by The Lord’s kind doing I can robotically sleep at 11pm and wake up at 7am.

But more often than not, that’s not the case.  I.DON’T.SLEEP.

Majority of us are more familiar with the concept and the product of concealers.  The name is self-explanatory.  A Concealer conceals imperfections, dark eye circles, redness, scars, pigmentations etc.  And so very often, you go to a counter and you ask the SA, “what shade of concealer should I get?”   They will, 9 out of 10 times tell you to get the shade same as your foundation.  So then, how does corrector come in?

What Is A Corrector?

It is a product that you apply before you layer on your concealer.  In cases of very bad under eye dark circles, which you will see mine as you read on, corrector is THE HOLY GRAIL for us victims.

Bobbi Brown Corrector

What Does A Corrector Do?

Since I can’t draw a chart here, I’ll try this analogy instead.  Say, in the scale of your under eye dark circles, 1 being glorious light in pureness n 10 being darkness of evil.  I am somewhere at 8 (my dark circles) and say, my face is at 2 in lightness.  I apply my foundation and my foundation evens it out, which brings it down to 6.  HOWEVER, if I had skipped my corrector and gone straight to a concealer of the same shade, it wouldn’t lighten the dark circles at all, maybe a little, n reduces the darkness by 0.5 at max.

But with a CORRECTOR, it CLOSES THE GAP between the shade of your dark circles to your facial skin tone.  Saying it brightens is an over statement, I’m talking about facts here.  The word “neutralize” is a different mode of action altogether.  Corrector just… CORRECTS.   So with a corrector, you apply it until deemed appropriate, and then you layer on your concealer.  And THEN, by closing the gap of your dark circles shade to your facial or foundation shade by using a corrector, the concealer would then appear as the same shade of your foundation, thus, an even skin tone, the ultimate goal achieved.

Bobbi Brown Corrector – Light Bisque

I shall now bare all my flaws for your enlightenment.  Lo’ and behold.

This is how bad my eye bags and my dark circles are. In full glory, and in your face.

Here you can see the visible results of applying a corrector. I had not used any foundation for the purpose of showing the drastic difference of with and without.

Do I Need A Corrector?

It depends on your eye bags and your dark circles.  Refer to the pics above, you can clearly see my eye bags are bigger than my eyes itself, and yes, my dark circles are really bad and it goes as far down as my eye bags.  If your dark circles/eye bags are half or less of my severity, then you wouldn’t need a corrector as much as I do, cause it’s less visible for you, it’s much easier to conceal.  If your rests aren’t as challenged as mine, just a concealer would do.

Personal Preference :

I’ve been using Bobbi Brown’s corrector since 2010 and I would not have it any other way.  It is a product that as much as a shopaholic that I am, I would look no further.  It matches its claims, it performs, it delivers it’s functionality.  It HAS HELPED me.  I would switch mascaras, I would switch foundations but I wouldn’t explore other options in this regard.

But if you do own a corrector, or intend to explore options by other brands, please share with me!

That is all.


Make up haul, too much?


Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation – RM135
Shiseido Pureness Mattifying Moisturiser (Oil Free) – RM110
Shiseido Lash Curler – RM80
ZA True White Plus Liquid Foundation – RM49.90

ZA Concealer Perfection – RM29.90
And all the hydration/oil control sample units (enough for 1-2 mths). All in complete sets!
Individual product reviews will be up soon!  Stay tuned!