I have the Bobbi Brown Face Touch-Up Palette which I love! The concealer and sheer finish powder are great...and then there is the foundation stick. I applied it with my fingers to warm up the product...but even that didn't make the product any easier to apply. It accentuates all my very fine lines, dry areas and isn't long lasting. It feels heavy on and I felt my skin was worse after wearing this foundation. I felt like I was wearing a waxy mask when I had this on and felt extremely self conscious about my skin. I would not recommend this foundation unless you have flawless supple skin and are just wanting to wear a foundation for a couple of hours. I will not be repurchasing the full size of this.
After a short foray into mineral makeup, I am RUNNING back to Bobbi. Nothing matches me as well as her foundations (NC40, BB Natural) and the yellow based formulas are a godsend to my reactive skin. The stick formula can be a tad thick to work with but using this regularly seems to alleviate the problem. Using a primer also helps it to glide on the skin. Yes you're going to have to blot but I'd rather break out the blotting papers than be a completely mattified corpse (cough COLORSTAY cough). I also read a previous review where the reviewer felt that you needed perfect skin to use this product but I'm going to call foul on that. I have good size pores, the largest ones on my cheeks directly next to my nose and this covers those like a dream. It even works under my eyes! I will repurchase whenever I run out!
I was in New York as a tourist and decided to buy makeup at Saks Fifth Avenue. I figured I would be satisfied since 1. I was in NY, and 2. I was buying Bobbi Brown at Saks. Unfortunately, the foundation stick did not turn out like I imagined. I have yet to to try the tinted moisturizer but the stick, is pretty much a stick. I have oily skin and although every other review says the makeup slides off their face, I have the opposite effect. It could be that the stick is old??? but I have the most difficult time smoothing it onto my face. I almost feel like I'mma get some wrinkles from rubbing it on. I do agree with the color combination. Excellent match!! I probably won't be buying this again, and definitely not at an upscale Macy's....they're all the same after all.
I remember when i first got this, i hated it. The shade that i got was Honey and i thought it looked too orange-y. Plus, Bobbi also states that this is not meant for Oily skins and mine is oily. So why did i still get this then? Well,i'm a multitasker and i thought this would work as an undereye concealer as well as a foundation.
I've grown to love to it after a few months and it works really well for my dark circles. It didn't conceal my acne brown spots completely but it makes it less obvious. Honey was THE perfect match for my skin and it didn't look cakey or anything. I just make sure my eye area is well moisturised. I apply this with a concealer brush instead of swiping it directly onto the skin like Bobbi does in her videos. I find that i don't waste as much product and i only need a small amount.
Too bad mine got stolen by a so-called friend. (i still have alot left :-(.....I hope to save up and get another one soon.
BB pushes this as her big contribution to foundation but it falls pitifully short. I have normal skin and this made my face greasy - not moisturized but greasy and I could just feel it clogging up my pores. It felt like I was being exposed to smog all day. When I go without makeup I grab it quickly just to cover up the redness around my nose but that's it. The stick is a good idea, but Shiseido had one out long before BB.
What a complete waste of money.
What a let down!!
I usually love Bobbi brown products, and although I've read many bad reviews on this product I still decided to give it a try when one of the bobbi brown sales recommended it to me. I've bought BB's other foundation, 'the Natural Finish Long Lasting foundation' and i absolutely love it!! I thought that the stick foundation would be just as good but it totally wasn't. Let me tell you...
1) It doesn't GLIDE on the skin like on those videos that bobbi brown does (the official youtube tutorials). It dries out my skin and it doesn't give a nice dewy effect, it isn't totally matte either but it sure made my skin appear a lot drier than it is!! I usually have oily/combination skin but it sinks in and doesn't stick to the skin. It's sooo horrible GAHH makes me angry I was really hoping I could find a foundation in a stick, portable and convenient..sigh*
2) It's staying power really let me down. I didn't dare to wear this foundation in summer but I did use it many times in hope that it will get better (but no, it's winter and the past couple of weeks have shown no signs of improvement). It makes my T-zone look dry but after 2 hours it makes it appear very very oily. The foundation on my whole face feels like it is literally slippy off. The tip of my nose for some strange reason becomes pink and the blotchiness and redness on my cheeks are showing, the foundation on my chin also has my 'real skin' appearing since the foundation has been ruubed/slipped off.
Seriously, this foundation makes my skin look worse than my real skin. I know this sounds horrible, and I hope I'm the only one who can't use this foundation because it's a real shame since the colour is PERFECT (I use 2.5) and I love the convenience of a stick. BB is a good brand, but this is foundation does nothing for me. Truly disappointed. .. aint cheap either.
I loved this product! It stays on, its great for carrying around, the colour match is perfect (wide variety) and good for putting over moisturizer/primer if you just want light coverage in just parts of your face. Definitely worth the money.
This is a great on-the-go product. I have it in 1 Ivory, which is a perfect match for my skintone. It covers really well, doesn't rub off and it's definitely handbag friendly, great for touch-ups. I don't get such a great finish as with liquid foundation and there's no SPF, hence only four lippies, but it's a great foundation when on the move, very easy to apply and blend. It's also great to dab over dark circles or pimples.
This is the WORST foundation I've ever used. I saw that many girls/women agree that this starts looking oily and pasty after an hour or so from application... in me, it looked like that like 5 minutes afterwards, as if I'd applied animal fat with canvas pigments which weren't properly mixed in.
The strange way this almost alive thing morphed into my face(seen "species", anyone? the green thing that grows uncontrollably?) well here it is= It floated in my skin, melted in a defragmentated desert-like way, cracked... the oil in it separated from whatever it was that had the color...looked as cakey as shiny meringue.. so disgusting!!!. Maybe I had bad luck and got a rotten tube. My skin looked as if I had tiny little pimples all over or a rough texture, which I don't, I have nice skin!!!! more on the dry side!!. Even with mattifying cream, considering that with other foundations I don't even have to use mattifying cream or powder ever!! I's a pity because the package and the colors are great (there's the lonely lippie).. obviously returned the "gremlin".
I just bought this today. its about AUD$70, pricey. The MUA advised me to get Honey, and i bought it. Its pretty small, i thought would be bigger - but okay, no problem. Then I applied, I love the creamy texture that glides so smoothly all over my skin, i blend with a wet sponge which works best for this type of foundation application. I love how it looks on my skin, i think it doesnt look as heavy as my previous foundation, but I thought it wasnt great covering my pimples. Now its been a few hrs since I applied it and it feels oily on my skin...eek...wonder how this will go for the rest of the day...updating next...