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on 6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM
More reviews by Barbirivera
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I'm very surprised to read so many bad reviews of this foundation. I bought this because of a beauty blogger I follow. She's been raving about this foundation for a couple of years and always insists that it's her holy grail. I think Bobbi Brown products are usually very good but so freakin' expensive (what are you? Gucci?) so I tend to stay away. However, I found my shade in an outlet store of Estée Lauder's brands we have where I live so I bought it (30% off so it was a pretty good deal).It's a natural to matte finish, it dries VERY quickly (like Estée Lauder's Double Wear) so you have to work quickly or work by areas of your face. It's a medium coverage and I usually apply it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush or the Beauty Blender and it never looks cakey (1 1/2 pumps is plenty enough).I have combination skin and it works awesome, I don't have to blot that often. I would recommend this to oily and combination girls, DO NOT USE IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN. It will cling to dry patches like a MOFO (try their Skin Foundation instead).I really really like this for the colder months when I can pull off more coverage (and not sweat like a crazy person). I really like L'Oreal True Match too (as a reference) but this Bobbi Brown one I think looks more natural...less cakey...less like a mask?Anyway, yes, I would repurchase but not full price. P.S. Excuse any mistakes, English is not my main language.
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on 6/7/2015 10:33:00 AM
More reviews by Ferno94
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I bought this foundation in the hope of finding my new "going out foundation" with the name of "long wear" this product stood out to me and I hoped it would be my holy grail. But this is a very bad foundation. I had to apply it with a sponge because my foundation brush application at first went so so wrong. It clotted up in lumps and patches around my face. So once washed I applied it again with a blender sponge but even then it started to dry within seconds so I couldn't blend it around my eyes and nose. Even after that I noticed it stretched and showed lines around my eyes as I applied a concealer. The colour match looked perfect in the shop but soon went pasty and ghostly, having a bit of colour on my face to begin with, I looked sick. I also needed to use more than two pumps because it dried so fast I couldn't spread it around my face. After a night out it did stay on. I can't fault that. But the hassle into makeing it to that point just wasn't worth it. I had high hopes in this product after paying £31. I will keep trying with it because I do want to love it but the effort just doesn't appeal to me. After using it for a weekend away it didn't make me break out which is a great thing for me ! So there's another pro I guess!
on 4/9/2015 7:01:00 AM
More reviews by Raablikespie987
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
Very dissapointed. I was recommended this product in john Lewis as a high coverage foundation. It is not high coverage, my skin tone still looks very uneven, the foundation goes on thick and dries too quickly to blend, leaving me looking uneven and patchy. So annoyed I spent £31 on this product, very unhappy.
on 4/6/2015 11:50:00 AM
More reviews by Carallll
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Absolutely awful for dry skin. Cakes together and separates badly around the nose area. Bad colour match as it is far too pink toned for me
on 4/2/2015 3:48:00 PM
More reviews by RocketQueen88
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Awfull, awfull stuff! It's very sticky and tacky on application and never seems to set properly! It feels like cheap grease paint makeup you would buy from the joke shop! It doesn't last day as it claims, after a few hours of application my face was a patchy greasy mess! Definitely not worth the price! The only good points is that it has a pleasant lavender smell and the shade warm Ivory matched me perfectly.....other than that it's a definite no for me!
on 3/31/2015 4:07:00 AM
More reviews by Sprucey83
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Purchased after having tried it in store and matched up with the bronzer and had pot rouge at home so face sorted!When I tried it at home it didn't look the same at all all patchy and not great! But that's because I used a stippling brush to apply which didn't work as foundation is thick so you need a beefy brush to apply. Used the expert face brush from real techniques to apply and it was 100 times better! My face still looks a little dry though but in store she applied the hydrating face cream first with the built in primer which really gave it a far better look and staying power so I think when I've finished my curret moisturiser I'll get me a pot of that and it'll look fab! Those finding it not right for their skin should really try using a different method of application and you'll see a world of difference!
on 3/10/2015 5:38:00 PM
More reviews by kimryanx
Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
As someone who has quite dry skin I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this foundation, I got a sample of it not really having high expectations as I can rarely wear foundations with a matte finish but this foundation is the only matte foundation I've come across that doesn't dry my skin out or go all powdery looking and crack after a few hours. It definitely has a full coverage and applies very easily. I'm not sure if it is a guarenteed winner for most people so i defenitly recommend getting a sample of this foundation before buying it!
Very easy to apply
Comes in a gorgeous range of colours
Matte/Semi-matte finish that doesn't dry out skin
40 euro is very expensive for a foundation so I'd defenitly get a sample before buying it
on 1/29/2015 3:29:00 PM
More reviews by EleanorJ1992
I can't believe I wasted £40 on this... the packing is good, but that's all. I thought I had found the perfect shade, it looked great in store. I got home and decided to try it out, and I was really excited. It looked amazing for about 10 minutes, and the. it dried. It almost looked orange, and it was so cakey. They wouldn't let me return it, so it sits in the bottom of my makeup draw.
on 1/27/2015 4:14:00 PM
More reviews by laurawilliams94
This foundation is my go to foundation. I have tried other Bobbi Brown foundations in the past and they have not provided near enough coverage. This one is just perfect, it gives me the fuller coverage I want, whilst at the same time being light weight and not heavy on the skin. I feel that it lets my skin breathe. The girls at the Bobbi brown counter have always matched me up perfectly and I wear 'Warm Sand 2.5'. I am quite pale and this foundation does not come out orangey on my skin at all. This foundation is easy to blend and stays put for a long time. However, I have found that if I wear both moisturiser and primer under the foundation it can be slightly oily. Overall I love this foundation and would recommend it to everyone.
on 1/12/2015 4:16:00 AM
More reviews by Monyak12
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
This was my first Bobbi Brown product. I got the shade Honey (for ref im an NC42-43 in mac). The shade was perfect for my skin tone. I use a primer underneath it because the staying power is really poor (why?? Its supposed to be long wear!!) 3 hours after application my T-zone starts to oil like crazy and at the end of the day the whole thing is gone :( The lavender scent doesnt bother me at all although I think thats the culprit why I started breaking out again (boohoo!) Overall I wouldnt buy this product again its too expensive and doesnt live up to its name. Im just gonna finish my bottle and go back to my Revlon Colorstay Foundation. Haha!
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