One lippie off for the extraordinary price at the amount that you actually get. As commented by so many others before me, this is SO SO true. I bought mine 3 weeks ago and have been using it about 6 times a week and have only swiped half of the pan because i really wanted to see if all the other remarks were true. Today I hit the bottom of the pan. WOW.
This is my first cream foundation and it works like a dream. Amongst all other foundations, this hands down is a winner. does not clog pores. does what it says. great packaging too! nevermind the price, i will figure out a way to extend that 6 weeks usage longer. love, love.
PS- Bobbi Brown, can you at least give us a little bit more in the pan for the price we pay??
I am on my third one of these. Functionally it is probably the best foundation I have tried. It goes on smooth and even, perfect BB colouring (I am asian so her yellow-based shades are my go-to, the only other brand I use is Chanel). It does last longer than other foundations so the longwear part is not false advertising. Not especially pore-clogging, I have combo skin which breaks out that time of the month.
Now the one major problem I have is the value - not price, but value. One compact costs 46 bucks and lasts literally 6 weeks (and thats using 6 days a week). Theres 8g in a compact - a bottle of liquid has 30ml, nearly 3.5 times as much, for about the same price. So with a bottle I go about 4-5 months, with this one and a half months. Thats shameful. I have started my third one using fingers instead of sponge which soaks a lot up and I wonder how far that will go - maybe 8 weeks instead of 6?
Its a good product but I feel ripped off. It actually gives me a slightly bad taste in my mouth as I write this. Probably I will not repurchase due to the lack of value. Theres similar product out there, maybe slightly inferior but cost per ounce, more reasonable.
Freakishly yellow!!!! Even in the Alabaster shade, BB does it again. I hate to waste money, and I should have know better. Regardless of positive ratings, BB foundations always appear freakishly yellow on my NW10, cool complection. (Gray blue eyes, medium brown hair)
First time using cream foundation and I was deciding between mac's or bobbi brown. Not a bad decision at all! The creme goes onto my skin sooo smoothly. My initial impression of cream foundation is that they will be cakey, heavy, blotchy or pores clogging, but its none of them. I actually used the a smallest amount of foundation, its unbelievable. I used to love liquid foundations but they always leave a sticky finish until i set it with loose powder but this one feels satin and light.
Through I have combination skin, my t zone is extremely oily but the foundation continues to cover my pores perfectly even after blotting several times. When I say oily I mean having to blot my face every 2 hours. Setting it with powder helps to make it stay longer and stay dewy without the extra shine. I prefer this over my lancome 12 hour liquid foundation matt miracle. Love it. I wish they aren't so stingy with the amount though.
The product: this is a cream foundation that gives light to medium coverage, I think this is the substitute of the oil free compact makeup because its ideal for normal or oily skin but I doubt it works great on dry skin. I have combination skin (normal cheeks but oily nose and chin) and this looks so natural on. I apply it with the realTechniques buffing brush for days I want a light coverage, when I want/need a heavier coverage I use a foundation brush and then blend it with the buffing brush just to make sure I don't have any lines left.
Longevity: I find this foundation lasts most of the day, I do have to touch up in the afternoon, around 4:00 p.m. but the funny thing is the foundation looks glowy instead of oily, which is convenient. I set it with powder and the all nighter from Urban Decay every morning. If you have normal skin I would say this will last all day.
The only downfall of this product is the quantity, you get .28 oz which is very little. I have been using this for about 2 months and I have very little left, maybe it will last me another month but it will probably run out sooner.
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I've tried countless foundations over the years. I've been using various Dior liquids for the last few years. They always looked great at first (I thought), and deteriorated throughout the day. Yes, I looked pretty crappy when I caught myself in a department store mirror, but I blamed that on the lighting.
Last week I decided to visit Bobbi Brown. I went in for a foundation, and walked away with five products. But this compact foundation--whoa! Goes on beautifully. I got a great color match. Lasts BEAUTIFULLY. A t-zone touch up in the early afternoon is all I need.
Price: Many say this is expensive. I just returned a $75 bottle of Dior. At $48, this is just fine. We'll see how long it lasts. And actually, I don't much care. Just a fantastic product that says what it claims.
I absolutely LOVE this foundation! I compete in pageant and I need to find a good foundation that COVERS, LASTS ALL DAY especially under lights and sweating, and most importantly NO SHINY LOOK OR SPF! This foundation lasted ALL day! Didn't need to retouch anything! You what they say if your blush lasts all day means it is stuck on to a good canvas. Yeah, my face look flawless ALL day! Highly recommend! The price was $42-$46 which I wish a bit lower but I can't live with it.
Could Bobbi Brown have made foundation any simpler? This is the product of my dreams, from the product formulation itself to the sturdy packaging. If you are a fan of this brand's Long Wear Even Finish liquid foundation as I am, then you may very well fall in absolute love with the compact version. As I wait for the recommended Bobbi Brown brush to come back into stock (I'm talking about the Full Coverage Face Brush), I have applying this with a MAC 130 short duo fibre brush, which works well but I have the clear sense that the Bobbi Brown brush, which has a longer brush head, will provide a more flawless finish. Regardless, I love this foundation. It provides a natural, long-lasting finish that takes mere seconds to apply. I am also happy with the fact that it is oil-free and it matches my colder weather skin tone very well (I am NC 35/40 in the winter, and the Warm Natural is an excellent match...though I expect to have to switch up a shade during the summer). The coverage is easily buildable, and a little bit goes a long way, making this a good buy. All in all, this is the perfect foundation for someone who is afraid of or new to foundation, and excellent for anyone with olive skin/yellow undertones. That said, I highly recommend that you are matched for your skin tone in person at a Bobbi Brown counter, although the Bobbi Brown website does provide free returns on foundations.
ETA: I went to a BB counter yesterday and learned something interesting from the SA...she actually recommended that I *not* use the Full Coverage Face Brush with this particular foundation. She explained that since the Full Coverage Face Brush is made of a mixture of natural and synthetic hairs, it tends to "soak up" more of the compact foundation. You therefore use up the product more quickly (this also happens with sponge applicators, by the way) and its also much more difficult to keep the brush really clean since the makeup drifts deep down into the bristles. She recommended BB's regular synthetic foundation brush instead, which is excellent.
I was using the Bobbi Brown skin finish foundation and decided to try this one. I am a warm honey and it matches dead on. I use the Bobbi Brown foundation brush to streak onto my face then I use the beauty blender (wet but wrung out) and stipple. This foundation is very smooth, has a great finish and lasts for a long time. I save the finishing powder for the end of my day when I touch up. A little goes a long way... you can always build. Love this stuff.
EDIT: This has now caused my skin to break out like crazy because it clogged my skin up so bad!!
I have been reading reviews on this product and everybody seems to love this, however I don't.
I bought it in Porcelain and it is a tad too dark but I can manage (although I am using this color in other foundations from Bobbi). I hated the Long-Wear foundation but this is much better.
When I put it on my face does indeed look flawless BUT after a few minutes this starts to sink into the skin and my skin feels suffocated! Arg.... It's like my pores can't breathe and like I just put on a thick mask. Yet, this doesn't cover all my blemishes.
I also feel like if I smile, this will sit in my wrinkles (the few ones I have) and then it just sits there like a mask. I feel very uncomfortable with this on because I am always afraid this will transfer on to my clothes, phone etc.
Also, the amount you get in a pan finishes quickly.
A friend of mine also bought this and she agrees that this foundation really feels heavy and she just doesn't reach for it.
For me, I turned back to my much loved Dior Nude foundation and Smashbox BB Cream.
I must say though, this foundation did last on my face through few hours without getting oily and the best brush to use in it is, IMO, Shiseido Foundation brush.