I loved this Bobbi Brown foundation when I first purchased.
Packaging perfect and huge variety of shades.
I find this foundation is very natural and looks flawless on. Also gives for great coverage which you can easily build on to your preference.
The only down side - doesn't last long. If you want a foundation that lasts hours this one is not for you! At around £30 I would expect a little more.
HELLOOOOO AMAZEBALLSSS!!!!!! TRY THIS PRODUCT. IT IS THE BEST FOUNDATION IVE EVER TRIED. NATURAL LOOKING WITH BUILDABLE COVERAGE..IM IN COOL BEIGE AND ITS BEAUTIFUL ON MY SKIN..IT GIVES YOU A FINISH THATS NOT TO SHINY AND NOT TO MATTE. ITS BASICALLY LIKE SKIN... GO BUY THIS
This isn't cheap but it's worth it if you're looking for a yellow based foundation that doesn't cake or clog. It's very natural looking and has become my day wear foundation of choice. I have a slightly sallow complexion with warm undertones and have been matched to a warm beige. It disappears into my skin and evens the tone out really well. I've tried loads of different foundations and am happy to chop and change but always end up coming back to ones that don't make me feel caked up.
EDIT: I wrote this review just after the SA at BB did my face in this and I was delighted. I'm not quite so happy with it now but my skin is out of sorts just now and that might be the reason why it's not working so well. My problem is uneven skin tone and this foundation seems to highlight the imperfections at the moment. I also think it makes me look a bit grey. It works better with a primer and powder. I don't find it gets oily as the day goes on - in fact it seems to dry my skin out a bit. I now find I wear this only when my skin needs less help. Loads left in the bottle so I would say it is value for money.
Still searching for that elusive HG foundation.
its a really good foundation lasts long and matches my skin colour perfectly.its really expensive but lasts long its worth the price
Let me start by saying I think writing a review for foundation is VERY tricky, as women want different results from their foundation. So if you want a foundation that is sheer/medium coverage, has yellow undertones and a very liquid consistency, then this foundation is for you. This is the first foundation I have ever had that doesnt break me out. I have been using it for a year now. I have tried most of the drug store foundations, Estee Lauder, Benefit, Clinique, Body Shop, MAC and Chanel foundations and none of them have looked as natural, felt as light on the skin as this foundation. It hasnt broken me out because I dont think it clogs pores like other foundations do. If you are prone to redness in your skin this foundation is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at covering it up! I use half a pump on my whole face and any redness is completely concealed. I guess this is because its yellow based. There is a fantastic variety of colours. I am very pale and use porcelain which is a great match! All in all I will never use any other foundation than Bobbi. I have found my HG!
I wanted to like this foundation because it matched my skin tone perfectly (I hate shopping for foundation almost as much as for the perfect pair of jeans) but it was not to be! It blends on nicely enough; I have weird combo-y skin that feels normal when I first wash but quickly get oily and shiny. I'm prone to acne when stressed or different climates and have uneven redness around my nose and cheeks, etc. I don't expect any makeup to keep me matte, but my skin's condition declined quickly when using this stuff. I thought I just needed to get used to the formula, but it clogged my pores with whiteheads and blackheads in just one day and every day after just made it worse and worse. I get blackheads of course, I don't have horrible or perfect skin, but it usually takes a several weeks of heavy use with my mineral makeup to get that sort of build up in my pores. My skin got very irritated and uneven in tone until I finally gave up after 3 weeks. I've tried going back to it a few times but it always clogs up my pores and I find myself having to try and detox them out once more. So disappointed since it was a great color match!
I wanted to love this (because it cost me almost €40...) but it just doesn't do what I want. I have combination skin which is often dehydrated and this lasts about 30 mins on me before becoming greasy, shiney, and slipping off. It must suit dry and mature skin better but with me it just drips off, and I have never had skin you could really describe as oily.
While it is a beautiful colour (I often try mixing it with other longer lasting foundations, and seeing the two side by side in my hand you can definitely see the quality of the pigments is better), it is just a tiny bit too yellow for me.
Unfortunately for me this fails to look like 'skin'. It looks a little bit chalky when first applied, and then when it settles and starts to shine I feel like it looks waxy and fake.
I do like that it's so fluid and liquid, I need to use very little to get the coverage I want. However I only rely on this to stay on my face for about an hour max and by then I'm really shiney looking.
It's spring now and my combo skin is behaving itself better and acting more normal. I've found I can make this foundation work for me if I pat on some Maybeline Dream Matte powder in the lightest shade to set it. The dream matte powder is very light in colour and texure and seems to stop the shine and melting off I was having before without adding too much coverage or dulling the finish too much.
I still wouldn't trust it to last for a long day or special occasion, but for now it's made it useable for me.
Still loving the milky texture and sheerness of it, just wish it would set itself!
Smells nasty, but is long lasting, 8 hours+ and doesn't dry out mature skin.
Can look a bit matt and theatrical when first applied but it settles as it dries. I apply with a stippling brush. Pump dispenser is very convenient and when you get to the end I think you have half a chance of getting the lid off to fish out the last dregs.
The smell is weird and slightly off putting though.
I have used this on and off for 2 years now, when i first got it i got a lot of comments on my skin, people i said i looked airbrushed, radiant etc. I used 6.5 warm almond. However as i have oily skin it just doesn't have staying power. It is a very thin watery formula which i have to mix with revlon colourstay or mac studiofix to thicken it out in the daytime to make it stick. Also as it is quite watery when i use it by itself to give me that radiant look i find myself using 4 or 5 full pumps.
the pros of this foundation is it is a fantastic colour match, looks great on photos, light and breathable on the skin, doesn't get sticky after wearing for a while and i have never had a breakout due to it.
the cons are it is extremely watery, have to use a lot in one go, not the best for people with oily skin and at £32 a bottle is a tad overpriced.
After years of hunting, finally a lovely foundation. make sure you get coloured tested at the counter...it's so important. Then use over the BB Face Base, a little goes a long way. Better to build up the coverage gently. ace.