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.
This was my first purchase from Bobbi Brown and I so wanted to love this foundation, but it just doesn't work for me! On my cheeks it seems to settle into my pores & make my skin appear drier than it actually is & somewhat 'cakey' where as around my t-zone it slides off, especially around my nose. Not what I would expect from a long wear foundation! After a 9 hour shift at work my face looked like a shiny mess, which doesn't normally happen! Pretty disappointed especialy considering how expensive it was & all the good things i'd heard about Bobbi Brown :( On a plus note, the packing is good & it didn't make me break out... continued >>
Love this product . Previously used the old formula but found it too dry on powdery on my skin even though I'm oily . Love th new formula lasts all day at work doesn't move and is a lot more creamy then the old formula it gives a glow to the skin not a powder look. I apply it with the bobbi full coverage face brush . LOVE AT. FIRST USE
I used to use the old oil free compact in warm sand so purchased this in the same shade. I hated it, it was a heavy and yellow mess. However, I repurchased in warm ivory, 1 shade lighter, and I really like it. This obviously runs darker than the old version so make sure you get rematched! Good coverage, nice finish. Would buy again!
This simply did not work for my oily skin. Had to return it. It looked nice for about an hour and then it started to feel suffocating on my skin (just like the liquid version), I had to wash it off midday. I am always disappointed with B.B.'s foundations. When will I learn?
So I saw an ad for this foundation in a magazine, so I decided to try it. I feel as if I have been on a never ending hunt for the right foundation for as long as I can remember. I definitely feel like this one comes the closest to perfect with the exception of a few things.
First, I really love the coverage this foundation provides. I use it with a foundation brush and it definitely does a fabulous job of evening my skin tone and covering the red blemishes I get, yet in a very natural way. I'm able to apply as much coverage as I'd like without it becoming too heavy or cakey (of course, to an extent).
Second, this stuff definitely holds true to it's "Long Wear" name. I work two full time jobs, and am a waitress at one of them. Some of my days last from 8:00am to 11:00pm or even later. I'm not going to say it's a miracle and stays perfect from morning to night, but with just a minor touch up midway through my day it stays pretty well put. I do apply powder though on top of it.
Here are the downfalls:
Color selection--I use porcelain and although it's pretty close, it's just a bit too light for my skin tone, yet the other shades are too dark. Because of the coverage and the fact that I usually put a light amount of bronzer on over it, it hasn't been a big problem. it would just be great though if I had a more perfect color match.
Price & Quantity--For my ideal foundation, I really don't mind paying $50 at all. The problem is the quantity. I've been using this almost everyday for a little over 2 weeks, and I have already gotten down to the center of the palatte. To be fair, I have needed more than light coverage lately, but even still that's pretty bad for a $50 foundation! I'm guessing I will need to purchase a replacement after using it for 6-8 weeks. It's only .28oz.... probably should be closer to .5oz and then I would see the price as justified based on the great quality.
All in all.... I will definitely buy it again until something comes along that's just as good but more affordable! continued >>
I discovered this while browsing the BB counter, I always like to try new products and if its long wearing, I am all for it! so a sales girl recommended I try this, since the formulation is now Long wearing, it will be more suitable for my oily skin type. I tell ya' I have tried MANY MANY compact foundations that are Medium-Full coverage; anywhere from MAC, Cover FX, Urban decay, to Estee lauder.. this Beats them all! this product does not break up and look caky hours later.. I had high expectations for the MAC product, which did this NO justice. I didnt expect much from this product but I was pleasantly surprised. I apply it with the MAC 191 brush onto my face, then blend it out with a Beauty blender, I don't dampen it under water, I spritz it. It gives me a fuller coverage without sheering it out. This product is a breeze to blend and it covers well, I dont have any under eye circles (I am blessed in that area) but I do have acne scarring, I cant have it all, right. lol I am glad acne scarring i can cover without the fear of looking caky. F.Y.I I get oily everywhere. Not only my T-ZONE. this product works great, ALTHOUGH i do have to set it with a translucent powder, I do recommend using something Finely milled or else it will appear caky over time.
This product is just eh. I usually wear Mac Longwear Pro foundation and contour with the Kett palette. I love bobbi brown and was really excited to try this foundation. This is a miss for me. By 2:00 today my face was an oily mess, which is not normal for me.
This a great foundation if you desire light-medium natural finish and a long lasting finish. It glides on beautifully and looks great topped off with Bobbi Brown's loose powder (I have it in white which is actually very light yellow).
For reference, normally I wear Giorgio Armani or GA foundations - though decided to give this product a try and I'm glad I did. While GA foundations have amazing formulas and staying power, I find this formula to be quite good (better than Bobbi's previous foundations and foundation sticks) and the color match "warm ivory" to be a better match than GA (I have to mix two GA foundations to get a good match for my skin). Overall, I'd say this foundation is good for normal and normal to oily skin tones. Lastly, make sure your skin is free of dry flakes (exfoliate first) and apply a lite serum/moisteriser or primer before the foundation. I've worn this product a week and find it wears well through-out the day, looks matte though glowy, and photographs really well in pictures!
EDIT: While I love this foundation, I do have to lower the rating by one lippie... simply because the price versus the quantity of the product. I've been using the foundation for almost two weeks, and just noticed I hit the center of the pan! I looked at the amount you get and it's only .28 ounce! For sure, I will finish the compact within the next week or 10 days. This is ridiculous! With GA foundations, while they are $60 you get a full ounce and it lasts me over two or maybe three months!! Bobbi needs to include atleast .50 ounce or more for this foundation since it's $46.
Ingredients (excuse minor spelling errors): Ehyhexyl palmitate, phenyl trimethicone, silica, tribehenin, trimethylsiloxysilicate, shea butter, polysibutune, caprilyic/capric triglyceride, ozokerite, laryl methacrylate/crosspolymer, polyethylen, dimethicone, trihyrdroxysterin, tetrahedexyl ascorbate, lecithin, capryl glycol, tocopheryl acetate, simethicone, may contain: titaniaum oxides/iron oxides