This is without doubt a good product. It is good for my combination skin as it keeps my skin clear from oiliness for at least 6/7 hours. I don't really use it on all my face but just on the T zone and it does its job fine. Said this, I'm not a real expert of powder foundations (I use cream ones) but I have the feeling that, given its price, there are probably tones of other similar products on the market and it does not have the "illuminating effect " it says.
In addition, I was given a Warm Beige 3.5 which could be a tad dark but still fine. Bobbi brown does so many shades that the girls at the counter change their mind every day over the color which suits me best. Each time its a different story.. So, overall, a good product, does its job, not an HG.
i am 38, and have been pretty lucky in the skin department. no lines or wrinkles etc. i love this product!. i am indian and iwas matched to the honey shade,no 5.
though i was initially attracted to the 'illuminating " feature,it just does not quite make me glow!
but i use it wet and dry with fantastic results. its great for 5minute makeup mummys!
my trick is that i use bobbi brown shimmer brick compact in bronze, as soon as my moisturizer sinks in and then i put the powder on , either wet or dry. i know this goes against all the tips for the shimmer brick but it works. i follow with a quick sweep of her blusher in rose, one of the shimmer brick colour on my eyelids, black kohl pencil along top eyelash and my clinique mascara,lots of it.
it honestly takes 5 minutes.
If and when this busy mummy goes out at night , then i use bobbi brown stick foundation in honey/warm honey and then just press the powder over. blush then folowed by the shimmer brick.
i have not ever been disappointed with bobbis products.
Broke me out, left my face patchy.. not impressed.
Honestly this is not a foundation. It is an over glorified pressed powder. The amount you need to put on your face to get even light coverage is to much for $44 for less then half of an ounce. Its severly over priced. It would be nice to use though as a finishing powder but even then the effect is not really illuminating I would say. In all I would say this is really just a very basic pressed powder. For shame bobbi~
I like this powder a lot. For some reason, the lady at the counter discouraged me from buying, but I insisted on purchasing it and I am glad I did. They are selling this as a powder foundation, but this will not cover anything for me. I love the finish it leaves on my face and it stays on all day. No oiliness. Very natural looking. I took a lippie off for the price, which i feel is steep.
If you are looking for a finishing powder with a little bit of coverage, this is perfect. I purchased this at my CCO for $29USD for .45oz/ 13g of product. I put this over my light coverage liquid foundation where I need more coverage. Using the dry sponge it comes with, I pat it on and blend, and it looks extremely skin like (I only use one layer). By hour 8 my skin was still looking like I had just applied it, no flakies or unevenness (I have normal/combo skin). I'm not sure if I would use this alone as a foundation, my skin isn't perfect and it wouldn't cover all my issues. Having used Mac StudioFix in the past, this is much lighter and less likely to cake in my experience. For touch ups and as a finishing powder, it works great. No scent detected, product comes in a compact with a mirror and sponge. Also, really great color selection for pale ladies like myself!
I have oily skin and have always had problems keeping my foundation looking decent throughout the day. Usually i use a mattifying face lotion, followed by an oil absorbing primer. Then use an oil free liquid foundation and finish with powder. Thoughout the day then I would have to blot continuously.
I was sold this make up by the bobbi brown sales girl as an alternative to their powder to go over their liquid natural finish long lasting foundation. Today I was in a rush. I slapped on some face lotion and put this foundation over the top on it's own.
What a difference! My skin felt great. The foundation is light, didn't even feel like I was wearing any. My skin stayed a lot matter for longer than it would have with my usual make up regime. I reapplied some foundation once just to my t zone area and it still went on smoothly. I think the coverage is great. Very natural looking. does cover minor blemishes, like my small thread vein. Evens complexion nicely. An A* every day foundation. And so quick to apply too!
I would definately recommend this foundation if you have an oily t zone and are looking for an easy to wear, long lasting foundation.
I am a golden/bronze color; it has been difficult to find a foundation for me until I met Shiseido O60. I don't have blemishes but get some red/dryness around my nose that I like to conceal. I normally like a light to medium coverage and this is what I look for in foundations.
I was out of town and left my Shiseido at home and had to step into a Sephora to grab something to make me look human again. The clerk matched me to Bobbi Brown - Honey 5. It looked great! I've used this all year long and it has done me well. I do notice that I get a little oily and have to blot - but it's par for the course. It's light, buildable - and matches my difficult golden tones. I'd buy again...but want to go back to Shiseido for more coverage in one application.
Let me just begin by saying, I really really love this foundation. First of all, the texture is just amazing. Itís light and soft. It goes on very smoothly and looks natural on my face. Even with a couple of layers, it doesnít look cakey. It doesnít provide much coverage, so to me itís more of a finishing layer than an actual foundation, you know? My HG finishing layer used to be Bobbi Brownís Sheer Finish Pressed Powder (which is awesome), but itís more, ah, powdery and can become visible on the skin if layered on.
On that note, I still have to use concealer for blemishes, but thatís fine with me because I donít like having a thick layer of foundation that completely covers my face anyway. You can get medium coverage if you put on a few layers, and it doesnít look cakey. However if you want to have heavy coverage, this foundation is not for you.
Another thing I noticed is that with my daily application for close to 2 months now, thereís still a lot left in the pan. Usually my pressed powder wouldíve hit pan by this timeóyeah I use a lot, hehe. So even though this foundation costs slightly more than the pressed powder, if you factor in how long it lasts, it actually turns out more cost-effective in the long run.
Do I recommend this foundation? You bet!
i have a love/hate relationship with this product. i like how natural it leaves the skin, i use the color Honey.. i think its a little dark for me but i just use a little bit to set the concealor around some blemishes