This product is definately for normal to dry skin. I have normal to dry skin..this is amazing! I would not rate this as full coverage unless you layer the crap out of it on your face. probably medium coverage if you use a brush, and can even be sheer to light when blended with a sponge, which is what I love. Id rather use a medium coverage product and sheer it out than use a light coverage product and pack it on when i need it..use up less product, and doesn't look cakey at all. It is a satin matte like finish, no shimmer at all. 2.5 shade is great, I have MAC nw20-25 skin tone (in the middle) and this shade, is pretty close...its more on the nw20 side. Not too yellow which is great. Lasts really well, wore it for my wedding and lasted all day and night with powder, and being European weddings start at 7am to finish 1 am . Also used bb powder blush.
I have gone through about 2 tubes of this and feel that I can now accuratle rate this product :P. The color match is phenonominal! I have never found a match this good before and it does not oxidize on me. However, I've got combination skin and this melts off the spots I put it on in about two hours even when I put setting powder over it. I only use this in small spots on my face where I may need more coverage and it tends to kind of collect in blotches on occasion. The consistency is very creamy, which is nice and I didn't notice an influx in breakouts with it.Overall, I don't think that I would buy this again because it's overpriced (about $22 for a tiny amount) and because it sometimes get a bit patchy. Not a really bad product, but not a really good one either.
I used this to cover some redness around my nose and ended up with a very large horrid breakout which was completely limited to the area that I applied this!
Watch out girls, this formula was very very detrimental to my dry/sensitive skin.
Surprised at the low rating of this product. This has been my go - to for years! I have Caucasian, combination skin. I use it in conjunction with Makup Forever HG Foundation, as sort of a concealer around my eyes, nose, chin and forehead, then I blend it all together with bronzer on top. However, I used to use it as my all over foundation. That is better suited for the winter months when my skin isn't so oily, because it is a bit heavy and brings a lot of coverage. What I like the most about it is it's incredibly smooth, creamy texture and the great color match. It comes in a bunch of realistic, skin-looking shades that match my skin perfectly. I love it! Also, the tube container makes it easy to apply and wastes no product. Recommended for sure!
I have mixed feelings about this product, maybe because I'm applying it wrong?
What I love:
-Consistency: it's nice and creamy which means easy spreadability
-Color: the color is a wonderful match for my fair skin
-Packaging: very sleek black tube, perfect for traveling
What I was not such a fan of:
-Coverage: for light coverage this is fine, but in the areas I wanted a little more in it was very difficult to build up without being noticeable
-It did not really ever sink into my skin, it mostly just sat on top and felt sort of heavy
-I felt like everyone could see the makeup sitting on my skin which is what I try to avoid when choosing a foundation
-accentuated my dry patches
Overall it was a good product and I will continue to use it until it is gone because it was sort of pricey for a stick foundation, but I just don't think I will be repurchasing because I just did not love it. Love most other Bobbi Brown products though!
Hideously over priced. If you are oily, stay a million miles away.
Love it, the consistency is so creamy and very blendable. I also love how Bobbi Brown seems to have my perfect shade, I can find it no where else! Not even with MAC who are known to have a ton of shades. It also looks sooo natural. It must be set with powder though. I use the 4.5 shade.
I can tell that it's going to last a long time. It has *ok* staying power on my very oily skin - I have to blot every 2 hours or so. When I check my face maybe 8 hours after applying it's gone though. However, I'm really glad I found it because it's the right shade.
Not super full coverage though. Which is something I need, maybe it's the creamy-ness? I find that I have to apply multiple layers to cover my old acne scars. I will only repurchase because BB is the only brand that does my shade.
I like the stick form, it's easy to store and use. Very versatile product, I use it as an under-eye concealer and not as a foundation because the coverage is very heavy. Maybe if it's sheered out a lot. But it holds well as a concealer and I love the finish. My perfect shade is Warm Natural 4.5.
My HG foundation! I don't know why, but I get the best coverage off of stick foundations. I guess it's because it's creamy enough, but not as fluid as a liquid, not as drying as powder foundations (I have dry skin). The BB foundation colors are generally a spot-on match - it really does "blend in" to the point where I don't see it on my skin anymore. I do recommend that you get "swatched" in person by a BB artist, because most I've met are very good.
I bought this online and did the best matching I could from their 'color swatches'. When I pulled this stick out of the box and swiveled it up, I thought NO WAY IN HADES was this going to match, it looked pure white. Silently cursing Sephora.com's color display, I drew a few lines here and there on my face with it as another reviewer suggested, and used my new Beautyblender sponge to blend it. I purposely put on WAY less product than I thought I'd need and yet it was still a little odd to blend.
This makeup felt heavier than I am used to, and it only highlighted the bumps in my skin. Despite lots of blending, it still seemed to ring the pores on my nose instead of providing coverage. The color match was dead on, I'd give it a 5 just for the great match. But the texture overall was ...dare I say, greasy-ish? Not as bad as PanStick but kind of in that family. It also showcased, for all to see, the few flaky areas I have thanks to my prescription topicals. In broad daylight it looked like I had Braille Face ...this stuff made the bumpies on my face act like beacons.
I tried this on both moisturized and non-moisturized skin; it spread much better on top of moisturizer. Application was a little sketchy with the Beautyblender but even worse with a foundation brush.
Sending it back b/c of the overall look it gave my skin. That's too bad because this color (Alabaster) was PERFECT!
EDIT: After wearing this for two days, my face is loaded with fresh zits and instead of just a few bumps I now have them all over. I am revising this down to one lippie because this kind of breakout is just not cool! it's going to take a week to undo all this damage.
This foundation is awesome when it comes to packaging, portability and ease of application. Swipe it on where needed, blend with a sponge and you're good. It's sleek and classy looking and because it's narrow and compact you can put it into your bag/purse or even pocket easily. However I have noticed it to to be 'chalky' looking once on. It may be a little too yellow for some skin-tones. It settles into pores/fine lines overtime if you don't wear a primer underneath. Although the formulation appears 'slick' when you apply it, it can actually be quite drying on the skin, and will accentuate dry patches by caking around them. Coverage is great. Applied with a damp sponge will go on fairly sheer and definatley buildable to full coverage, especially if you swipe the stick straight on your face. Unfortunately the price is horrendous for the amount you get/how quickly it goes. I live in New Zealand and it cost me $80 at the end of March - and it's over halfway gone. Admittedly I make sure most of my face has coverage, I don't just apply it to the areas I really need it, but even so, I cannot afford to spend $80 on foundation every 4 -5 months, which is how long it's going to last me judging by how quickly the stick is shortening. I would recommend it to busy women with already reasonably clear/smooth skin, because of its swipe and go factor, and because they wouldn't need to apply a whole lot. As for me, I will not purchase again because I personally feel the cons outweigh the pros.