I have been looking for a great foundation FOREVER. Even at age 25, I'm extremely acne-prone, have sensitive skin that will turn red over nothing, and have combo skin because of the acne medicine I take. I had tried various name brand foundations in an effort to find a foundation that had good coverage AND didn't break me out AND didn't look like I had makeup CAKED on. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation is FABULOUS. It's def the best foundation I've ever tried, hands down.
The foundation itself seems very runny, just make sure you shake the bottle before you apply. It is buildable if you need extra coverage but it also looks so natural, i.e. like skin. I apply it with a flat top foundation brush. Try this. Trust me.
Just as a heads up though, I'm very pale with pinkish undertones and wear warm beige. I NEVER wear beige colors, or anything sounding warm, but this color was perfect for me.
The only negative thing is that the pump gets extremely messy which is why I gave the packaging quality a 3.
I normally wear tinted moisturizers because I dont like to look overly made up so I decided to give this a try. Although it looked great when the sales lady first put it on me, it did not last more than an hour or 2. I get more coverage with a tinted moisturizer than I do with this. It settled into my pore and made them look huge and clung to the dry spots on the sides of my nostrils. I will be returning it today and buying EL double wear light,
I suffer with really dry skin especially around my mouth, it sometimes even flakes. I find that the bobbi brown skin foundation is amazing in covering that up and re-hydrating my skin. The colour range is actually pretty good, the lady in the shop tried a few shades on me giving me the choice which i thought was really good. never settle for only one colour to look at. I am in the colour warm porcelain. i wore this foundation to go to the races, so about eight hours. when i got home not a touch of the foundation was gone, it was great! this foundation also didn't break me out, as i have very sensitive skin. Plus i would like to add that i live in singapore which is such a hot and humid climate, so this foundation is great everywhere. it gives a light coverage but it takes all redness away, i love it. i follow up with the bobbi brown stick acne concealer in sand, its amazing. will buy it over and over again, definitely worth the money.
Bought this foundation after reading it was somewhat similar to diorskin pure light which I used for years. Not as sheer as diorskin was. Pores became clogged and visible after using this foundation for several times. Definitely not a good choice for my skin.
So far, really great. Was matched today at Nordstroms, originally tried the cream foundation but could not find a match so the nice MA moved onto Skin. I am really pleased . I have tried em all Smashbox, Nars, Bare Minerals etc. and for the life of me I could never get a good match going, but as soon as she blended this on me it just worked! It felt great weightless no reaction, and the biggest test it looked natural and fabulous in direct sunlight. Depending on how its applied, it can be medium or heavy if needed either is a winner because the finish is amazing. It is the most expensive foundation I've ever bought, but well worth the price.
I was recommended the shade in Sand by the friendly and knowledgeable lady at the Bobbi Brown counter. The mini-makeover she gave me looked sensational yet completely natural. As my skin is quite dry she did recommend a hydrating base prior to application of the colour.
The foundation cost me £28 though sounds expensive for what it is, there is no beating premium brands for the array of blends available- the shades all contain yellow-based tones in which counteracts redness especially in photographs. This good for me as I'm am NC25 ( Asian, light-olive )
It was so easy to recreate the look at home. I have also tried the foundation without a primer or base, which does wear off pretty quickly and my dry skin eats into the make-up. If you don't want to splash out on a Bobbi Brown hydrating lotion ( I thought £36 was too steep for a lotion), I would recommend a lightly moisturising lotion- anything too rich and your skin will look greasy within an hour.
For a dewy finish, I usually skip the face powder however, I recommend a light dusting just to give the base a lasting finish and that is enough to keep shininess at bay.
I tend to choose a light-medium coverage so, this runny consistency was a dream to blend and was so easy to build up extra layers. I usually apply it with a foundation brush or warm a couple of drops on my fingers and press into my skin. I was impressed by how much redness was knocked out by the true-to-skin colour.
My skin is also fairly sensitive and I did not experience any breakouts with this product. The bottle lasted me 12 months with regular use for light coverage and, I did not purchase any other base whilst using this as it became a staple in my kit.
I gave the packaging a 3 because the nozzle gets clogged up very easily and needs frequent cleaning, otherwise the quality of the bottle itself is great.
This is perfect for anyone who does not like wearing foundation and is after a very natural and fresh look. I don't tend to wear a full face of foundation just spot-applying wear I need it most...this is how good the colour match is. The right colour means less time is spent on blending or mixing with other bases.
A very good investment as there is a lot of wear in one bottle.
This was my first liquid foundation actually and I adore it! I have always used mineral makeup but I needed something more hydrating in the colder/dryer climate I live in.
This foundation does everything I wanted. It goes on smoothly and the coverage is light/medium but it's buildable. I dislike the look from other foundations that LOOK like you are wearing it. This foundation looks truly like skin and just enhances my features by evening out my skin tone. It also gives a nice dewy glow.
It's water based so it's not your typical foundation consistency but you only need a small bit. I only use 1 pump or less of the product which is more than enough.
I love this foundation and it's great for anyone who wants to look naturally lovely and not like a face full of product, while having coverage:)
I use Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer to extend the length it's wearability as I work 10 hour days and it's perfect:)
Too dry for my skin. The color is quite natural though.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm a Bobbi Brown makeup artist, so take that as you will... but in any case, I had a struggle figuring out which Bobbi foundation I'd be best in after leaving my last job (with Benefit Cosmetics). I've tried them all - and tried them on countless other people now, also!
The Bobbi Skin Foundation is probably my favorite out of all of the Bobbi foundations (and let me tell you, there are a ton!) for several reasons -
It truly, truly almost always looks the most natural. Its thin consistency glides onto skin really easily (as long as it's properly hydrated) and "settles" into the skin well. Even though it's thin - almost to the point of being runny - it has amazing coverage. It's build-able and has awesome staying power.
Here are a few things to keep in mind about it:
- I see a lot of people writing that it's not suitable for oily skin. It's MADE for oily skin. It's oil-free and very breathable - it won't clog your pores. Other skin types can definitely wear it (I'm just normal).
- A lot of people are also commenting on the shade being wrong... a thing that I learned about the Bobbi foundation (and this might go for all foundation, I'm honestly not sure) is that oil-free foundation dries SIGNIFICANTLY darker than what it looks like when it goes on. It dries within a minute or two, so just sit patiently and let it develop before deciding one way or another.
-Also, Bobbi foundation shades work like this: "Cool" shades are less yellow (i.e. Cool Sand, Cool Beige), shades that don't have a preface are yellow (most of the shades - Sand, Beige, Natural, etc.) and shades that have "Warm" in front of them are MORE yellow (Warm Beige, Warm Natural, etc.). So, while the shades are also numbered 00-10, if a color seems too dark that doesn't necessarily mean go down a number - that's why it's hard to guess on a shade.
I loved this foundation. I used it exclusively for a little over one full year - absolutely no other foundations (didn't own any others and didn't feel the need to try any others). Once I ran out, I thought I would try other brands and formulations...but honestly I miss this foundation and will be repurchasing soon.
I like it because it looked great in pictures for me (I have a full year's worth of pictures to prove it!). No white cast or washing me out. For pictures, very nice coverage. None of my acne scarring or breakouts showed through too much and sometimes if I wanted flawless coverage, I'd layer on a little BB concealer in a matching shade. I have worn it in very hot/humid climates (Miami in the summer) while on vacation and with primer underneath and set with a little MAC blot powder, it was quite long-lasting- I never once felt like my foundation was melting off my face or had disappeared. Finally the last reason why I liked this foundation a lot is because I have always had very oily skin, filled with breakouts/acne, and highly sensitive. This did not aggravate my acne or make me break out further- a HUGE factor for me in foundations.
I gave it 4 stars because once I ran out, I didn't feel like I couldn't live without this and immediately had to re-purchase. There are other solid foundations out there too. But this definitely has earned it's place in my foundation arsenal.