i really like this foundation. it matches my complexion perfectly and hydrates my skin at the same time. i love the way this foundation feels on my skin and i love the fact that it evens my skin tone without looking cakey. i have not had a problem blending or looking oily with this foundation because of my method of application. i use the MAC 180 buffer brush for all my liquid foundations and it blends any foundation to a natural finish in seconds. if you do not have the mac 180 seriously go and buy one, in fact buy 2 because they are limited. secondly i use Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot which is a pore minimizing and oil controlling foundation primer. it makes my foundation go on smoothly and keeps it in place all day, while mattyfying my skin and reducing my pores. auto pilot is a staple of mine since it does everything in one product. lastly i use Cinema Secrets translucent powder(do a search you will hear all the raves). the cinema secrets powder keeps me shine free all day and night without any touchups and that's saying alot because i live in miami.
This porduct is way too moist. i used coverup before it and it wiped it all off. and it take a while to dry and i'm not sure when its evenly blended since its soo freakin' wet.
The makeup artist at the Bobbi Brown counters recommended me this moisture rich foundation.Normally,I would not go for any sort of rich moisture foundation,but my cheeks are generally very dry so i decided to give it go.
It makes my skin look smooth,even and looked good.
This has to be one of the best foundation I ever used because it looks so natural AND FLAWLESS!
I mean no one can tell Im wearing makeup.They think my skin is just that good and it isnt.
If youre looking for a sheerer foundation(this one provides medium coverage on first application) then check out Bobbi Brown's Skin foundation because that is ultra good too and my current favorite.
For reference,Im a Mac Nc42 and I wear the shade Warm Natural.
I'm always on the lookout for a great foundation and this is NOT it. The MUA at Nordstroms color-matched it to my skin tone: Warm Sand 2.5. (I'm a NC30). I have normal-dry skin and she recommended this for the moisture and coverage. My skin looked smooth and even. The foundation covered up spots and redness. Then, I wore it home and was surprised at how sticky it felt. One look in the mirror and my face beamed back at me. It was so shiny only after 45 minutes! I felt like I was wearing cake frosting...all greasy and heavy. I tried application the next day with a lighter hand and foundation brush. Again, the shine and sticky feeling was there. As the hours wore on, the foundation became more blotchy and streaked. I cannot recommend this foundation to MUA members...even to those with dry skin. Some better ones to try are Clinique's Dewy Smooth and Inspried by Carmindy (Sally Hanson).
I was so looking forward to using this product and I am very disappointed. Bobbi Brown is famous for her yellow-based and natural-looking foundations, but this just looks horribly orange as it darkens after some time. I am quite pale and according to the salesperson I was a warm sand - maybe I should have asked for a lighter shade? When I looked up my shade on Bobbi Brown's webside I was quite surprised that the shade I bought (warm sand) does not look at all like it is shown there. It is so much darker in reality.
It doesn't cover any imperfections either although BB's webpage claims that the formula is buildable. What a waste of money!! I am still searching for the perfect foundation...
I wear this foundation in Sand and I love it. I tried Clinique, MAC and Smashbox but they were too heavy for me. For those who wrote that their foundation was yellow ... I have some info about that...my cousin works for Bobbi Brown and when I told her that the newest bottle I bought had a yellow tint she told me that it has something to do with their new formula. That was horrible news to me because Sand was such a perfect color match for me. So what she did for me was allow me to return the new bottle and she gave me some samples of the old formula...so I'm happy again...until I run out :-(
Yes, the opening is a little big but as long as youre careful there should be no problem.
And it IS pretty pricey but I'm the kind that will splurge for a good product that's worth it.
I have this in Sand, which I thought would be a good match because I used to wear it in the stick foundation, but I felt that it was a bit too dark and yellow. I bought this because I wanted something moisturizing for my dry/combo skin, especially in the winter, my cheeks get particularly dry. But I found this a bit too oily for me and the color didn't seem to stay or sink in that well. The bottle neck is a bit too wide and if you're not careful, you can accidentally pour a lot of product out. A pump would work better for this bottle. I bought it online from the BB site, so I should have tried the color in a store first. Unless I found a better color match, I probably won't buy this again, but might try some of her other formulations.
My skintone: MAC NC20-25, RMK 102, Chanel 20, EM Olive Fair/Golden Fair/Fawn. Asian.
Skintype: Normal - combination.
Pros: Comes with sunscreen. Possible moisturising effects.
Cons: This is one of the worst foundations I have ever tried. Sand was a good match for me, until about 20 minutes after application, where it turned into a beautifully unnatural shade of orange on me.
Also, the product is not hugely pigmented and seems to have a lot of fillers. It doesn't last long on my skin, either.This to me does not justify the price of the foundation.
The bottle is made of glass, and doesn't come with a pump. Be prepared to pour too much product out. The foundation also has a strange, medicinal smell which I found offensive.
I certainly won't be buying it again.
Love this foundation. I thought it would look too orange on me when I first dabbed it on, but it blends in nicely. Suprisingly, it doesn't make me look oily. I usually have very oily skin, but this foundation seems to work well with me. I took one Lippie off because I don't like the smell.
By the way, I'm nw50, and I use Chesnut in the BB foundation.
Again, too moisturizing , barely any coverage for my skin, and not long lasting at all.
BB should stick to lipsticks!