I purchased this product when it just came out.
Like everyone else, i have had the same experience with this foundation.
It applies streaky, you really have to blend it in for a few minutes, if not you will look cakey!
I have tried to apply it with my flat top kabuki brush by sigma, my beauty blender, and even with my fingers, and something about it just does not work.
It applies awfully.
I am disappointed every time i try to use it.
Do not buy!!
I love BB products. I never try on to match because golden is always dead on but this was a lil bronzy, thick and transferred like crazy. I stippled a very thin layer and you could still tell I had on MU however it does provide great coverage without concealer. I returned it after two uses. I read other reviews and for the price I didn't feel I should hit pan quickly for a product that I don't like much. I'm going to stick to powder foundation for my oily skin.
Streaky even with primer.... I tried it with and without primer and with a BB foundation brush and the sponge applicator and my fingers and it streaked no matter what. It also pooled in my pores and fine lines and crevices. I felt like a greasy mess and it came off on everything. There are way better foundations in the drugstore that beat the pants off this over-priced mess of a foundation. Don't waste your money on this!
I purchased this product, because it is listed as oil-free, but beware as it contains SHEA BUTTER... I can't see how they can label this as oil-free when it clearly isn't. The liquid version also contains lavender OIL even though it's also listed as oil-free. It's going right back to the store. too bad, I was really looking forward to using this product.
THe color match is great on me. The product does not dry to a powder finish as promised. It remains dewy on skin and always causes tiny breakouts in my T zone. The finsih looks great but isnt long lasting . this makeup wipes off so easily it is ridiculous ( in a bad way) onto clothing, towels, kleenexs. Ugh. it builds up in my smile creases too. I wanted to like it but it is just not great. I cant wear it for * hour + days bc it breaks me out and wipes off too easily
I've tried all brands of foundation, and BB has the best color match and very very natural. If you're looking for foundation that is lightweight and buildable, this is for you. It is not long wearing for a club nite out.
It is more for natural beauty girls, who just wear blushers and lipstick or simple eye makeup but not painting their whole face! It's best to use a brush for smooth & heavy coverage otherwise sponge or finger for medium. i use the pressed powder in warm natural. wat a perfect combination.
on budget times, i 'll switch to MAC pressed powder.that's Y i took 1 lippie off. another lippie off, its not long lasting.
Edit: this gonna be discontinued soon! There's a new range of the creme compact..long wear even compact. its long wearing!smaller compact too!
I hate that you cannot apply this with a stippling brush as it doesn't spread well for some reason unlike with almost ALL other foundations (liquid and foundation stick) BUT it's oil-free and I like that.
I tried using a stippling brush and it was awful! It just settled into my skin and didn't have a smooth finish the way the Bobbi B. foundation stick had..maybe since there's oil in that one.
The HUGE plus for me though, is that after I took pictures all night- I was surprised to see that it looked flawless in pictures, and NO ghostface finally. The MUFE, MAC studiofix, EL doublewear specially- are ghostface foundations for me and I absolutely hate that. Having talc and/or dioxide as a first ingredient will do that.
SO I guess I have to use a foundation brush which I hate but it's worth it. The sponge it comes with eats up all the foundation and it's the worst thing you can use, you're better off using fingers.
But the BB artists are the only ones that do PERFECT colormatching compared to MAC, Lancome, EL and MUFe sales associates. I wonder why. I always had to go return it and color match myself!! I hate that! The BB associates at Nordstrom ARE THE BEST!
The first color I bought was too dark and I went back to the store and got a better one. Still, I don't like this product and won't purchase again. It looks unnatural and heavy, it sits in my skin, like a cover/mask. I use pressed powder over it and it helps a bit to make it look more natural. When I take out makeup in the nights, I wash and wash and have to use wipes in order to remove it completely. It also lasted less than 2 months of daily weekday use. It is too expensive for lasting too little. Well... maybe it is a blessing it lasted so little, I am buying tomorrow another foundation, just never this one again.
Beautiful, full-coverage, easy to use everyday foundation/concealer. I found my perfect colour match (which is always a mission for me) in 0 Porcelain. It hardly needs it, but I always set with a light dusting of Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. FLAWLESS. Be sure your skin is well exfoliated and hydrated to prevent this product (BBOFEF) highlighting any flakiness. If you love/d Revlon New Complexion Oil-Free One Step Makeup but found all the colours kind of off - you will love this product (although not the price tag - $80 in NZ!).
Totally gutted with this product! I so desperately wanted it to be great but it was the opposite. The sales girl encouraged me to purchase this but I really wanted to try the liquid foundation. The colour is fantastic, this is what got me excited! I've never had a foundation in my life with the perfect colour like this! But unfortunately it was false hopes. It's a complete waste of time even applying it because it wipes straight off! I told the SA that I needed long wearing and can't believe she sold me this!! It cost me $75 and also wasted time and excitement. Its the first and last Bobbi brown purchase for me. Thumbs down big time.