I have quite oily skin but I hate mate finish foundations they look on me thick,dry,uneven.Most of the times also matte finish foundations settle into fine lines,they tend to change color,texture and oxidise through out the day and all that because they are oil free.I always wear full coverage foundations and even if a foundation doesn't provide full coverage I just use many layers to build the desirable coverage.So this is a review and a crash test between Bobbi Brown's Luminous moisturizing foundation and MAC's mineralize satinfinish foundation spf 15.Because I found them quite simmilar.First of all the packaging.The Bobbi Brown one comes in a quite small glass bottle without a pump and the MAC one comes in a slightly bigger,also glass,bottle but with a pump.The price now.The Luminous moisturizing foundation retails for 50 euros and the MAC one 28 euros.The Luminous moisturizing foundation now has SUPERB texture feels like silk on the skin spreads totaly amazing pampers and nourishes skin and also has some antiaging properties.Has satin,luminous finish.The coverage is good and very buildable goes from light to full.I have realy bad quality skin with acne scars,redness and this one covers them well enough.Very frequently I come across with the term "buildable"but honestly very few foundations can do that.Moste of them when I try to build more than one or two layers they crease and they look too caky.But not this one.No matter how much I put one still looks and feels great.The staying power is good,but not great and the formula is very moisturizing and it's not recommended for oily skins.So if your skin is oily it's very easy to look oily and greasy with this one.Personaly I use blot powder by MAC and I m ok.So If your skin is super oily and you want to use this foundation make sure that you have a good quality,oil free,obsorbing powder with you.The MAC foundation now has the same luminous finish.I think that offers slighty less coverage and the texture is good but it's nothing compared to Bobbi Brown's.Another difference is that Mineralize satin finish is less moisturizing,it's water based product so it's less oily too and has slightly better staying power.MAC offers bigger range of colors specially when it comes to pink based foundations.For me Bobbi Brown's foundation is MUCH higher quality product campared to Mac's.Both foundations are for drier skins so if you have oily skin be carefull!!!My opinion If you have oily skin and you want that glowy finish on your skin go with the MAC one is less greassy,but when it comes to quality I have to say again that luminous moisturizing foundation is much better.The last thing I noticed is that MAC's mineralize satin finish foundation has spf 15,luminous moisturizing foundation doesn't have any spf in it.Both are quite similar products the major difference is that Mineralize satin finish doesn't have the super moisturizning formula that Luminous moisturizing foundation has.
I have been using this foundation in Warm Beige for about a week and my dry winter skin LOVES it. I feel like my skin looks better without makeup on because it's getting so hydrated from this foundation. It leaves my skin with a dewy look before I add finishing powder. This foundation will be too much for my skin in the summer, but it's HG for these cold, dry winter months.
i have warm natural - the finish is amazing, i love it - its all dewy and smooth looking. i sometimes mix it with my tinted moisteriser or the moisturefinish foundation to create my own version. however, i wish this product had a pump.
I got a couple samples in Honey and Warm Natural. There was enough to use each about 3 times. Honey was too dark for me but only because it made my face look like I had a nice tan. Didn't work unless I covered my neck too. Warm Natural was an almost perfect match. I must say that this foundation has the most beautiful finish of all the foundations I've tried. It doesn't make your pores noticeable, doesn't sink into fine lines, it's not cakey and it covers really well. Unfortunately, even after it dries it rubs off. And if I happen to keep my hands away from my face and set it with powder it still disappears in 2-3 hours. If they could find a way to make it last 6+ hours on my skin I'd buy it in a heartbeat. It looked that good.
I was in search of a foundation at Macy's this summer. After a jaunt to the Fashion Fair counter, I decided to try Bobbi Brown. The BB MA, helped me choose a shade and then proceeded to make a crack about how the Fashion Fair trial strip looked ashen. I didn't see it that way. Anyway, she then proceeded toleave for the Origins counter and put some rancid smelling moisturizer on my skin. She then applied the foundation.
I really like a glow, but I thought this was a little over the top. Anyway, I believe that I looked great;I kept getting approving glances and my boyfriend didn't think I even had on makeup!
Maybe I needed to give this makeup a fair shot...
No way! I'm glad I did not purchase this. A few weeks later, I started having a large breakout on the cheeks and jaw (these are areas that are usually acne-free.) My skin is finally starting to clear up (I tried this in August and it's almost December.)
I cannot be sure if it was the rancid moisturizer the MA insisted she spread on my face or this foundation. Will I try this again to find out? No chance!
This product will give you a smooth finish but only for 4 hours or so. It is very emollient and is not a highly pigmented foundation. The colour range is extensive and the colour is perfect for me but due to its short lived performance and the fact that it requires a bit of elbow grease to blend it in, it does not really perform. While you can use more, it will just seep into your lines and exacerbate how much you have aged, even at 26! Steer clear if you tend to be slightly oily as it will leave you oily looking after 2 hours and patchy by the end of the day as the oil tends to eat up parts of the foundation. I also found that while it is of medium consistency, its concealing power was very low and did not do a great job of covering minor flaws. The packaging is rather outdated and impratical being a screw neck open bottle. I suspect however, that this would come across great in photos as it does leave a glowy finish. This is good for those with already great skin with slight dryness when you only have to look good in front of the camera for a few hours or so.
I've been using this for quite a while now and all breakouts have come to a complete stop. That's no small matter considering how bad my oily skin used to react to makeup. Some blotting needed mid-day but the makeup looks good all day. Nice!
I have never posted before, but after I read all the reviews, I felt compelled to post. Let me just say...I LOVE this product. Foundation is such a tough product to get right, and I really feel that this foundation does!
I have been using Prescriptives which I liked, but because they ran out of my color, tried this one. The person who applied it told me to use a foundation brush which worked great, and no waste. I hadn't been a big fan of the foundation brush, but maybe the posters that had trouble with it might want to try it.
The color was a great match (beige), and it provided excellent coverage, while still looking natural. After applying, I alternate between the Bobbi Brown pot rouge and the Mac blush and and the whole look is beautiful. I have no issue with the scent, and the foundation has good lasting power, especially for one that moisturizes.
I really would highly recommend this product. It covers, doesn't settle into the fine lines, the color is natural, lasts longer than Prescriptives, doesn't look cakey, and it is supposed to be good for the skin. As far as the sunscreen issue, I apply Neutrogena age shield 70 sunscreen religiously every day. I don't count on a foundation to provide adequate sunscreen protection.
I, for one, won't be going back to Prescriptives! A great product!!
Just for color ref: I'm MAC NC30, Shiseido O40, L'oreal True match N4.
I got two samples of this stuff before in both beige and natural, both has a yellow undertone. Beige is close to a perfect match for me and natural works also. I would say Beige is a teeny little bit lighter than me when applied on the whole face and natural is a teeny little bit darker, but both look very natural.
I went to pick it up when the local Bobbi Brown opened two weeks ago, chose the shade Beige because I felt that I will become lighter during the winter and during the fall giving space for it to oxidize a little. This is one of the foundations that doesn't make my skin go flaky and doesn't have a horrible smell to it. It goes on with a radiant glow, not shimmery or anything, but like how u glow when u have a little bit of oil, but I don't find that helpful cuz the luminousity is all gone with my setting powder. Maybe I'll try not to use a setting powder during the colder days.
EDIT: Took one lippie down because it doesn't last on me..
For a short period of time when I was taking Roaccutane, my skin was constantly matte that turns dry and taut in office air-conditioning. So I thought I would get a moisturing liquid foundation. I have never tried Bobbi B's foundation so i check it out at the mall. The consultant gave me a makeover with this foundation and i fell in love with its texture and how it feels on my skin, even with the warm tropical climate in singapore where i lived. The only downside is that it streaks badly when my skin feels warm and slightly sweating, takes some patience with the blending. After stopping Roaccutane (due to its unpleasant side effect, hair loss),my face became oily again and application became impossible because the streaks got worst. I would recommend this foundation to mature dry skin. If you have oily/combination skin, STAY AWAY!