I really like this foundation, particularly the finish it gives:semi-satin/matte. It really makes your skin look like silk. I wear it in #6-Golden, I'm a MAC NC45. The yellow undertones in this foundation ensure that your skin doesn't look ashy or *shudder* pink. Pink is a dirty word in my foundation dictionary. So far, I've had very good luck with BB. Her selection for women of colour is great. Even my mum, who's very sparing with compliments told me my skin was improving. She didn't know I was wearing foundation, haha.
please, stay away from this if you do not wish to see your makeup melt before your eyes by mid-day.
i dont know about you, but i dont like my face feeling like a oily frying pan and this is exactly what it does!
I read all the reviews that said people did not like it, but I bought it anyway. At first I did not like it either because it went on too thick and kinda just sat on my face, but then I went back to the BB counter and the gal showed me how to apply it with a make up brush and only put it on the areas that needed some coverage. Now I have to say that I really, really, really love the stuff. I was using the sponge and applying way too much product. Now I use a clean make up brush to apply it. I use such a little bit. I get good coverage and it stays put all day for me. It is worth a try with a make up brush.
I also really wanted to love this foundation. I wanted a compact, portable, quick to use version of my Oil-Free Even Finish Liquid Foundation (love that) and thought this would be perfect. I was wrong. When I put it on my skin looked flaky and uneven! It's thick and kind of cumbersome to figure out. It felt very heavy on my face as well. I'd rarely use it and it still got used up way too fast (even though I hated it I still had to get my $$$ worth) So I can't imagine having to use it everyday, I'd have to buy one a month! One last thing, my color is Sand and when I got this crap in that color it looked WAY too ghostly! I don't get it...and I never will...Totally agree with the last review.
If you like for every pore to be emphasized, or to have a texture much like a character off Tales From The Crypt, not to mention the feeling of Crisco slathered on your face, swing by your local Bobbi Brown counter and pick up this little gem.
I really, really wanted to love this product. The finish was beautiful on me... great color match. Yet, after a couple of weeks, I noticed my pores were clogged beyond belief. We're talking major breakout, and once I stopped using the foundation, my skin started looking much better. Acne-prone skinned ladies - beware!!
I have not used this product yet and I was thinking about using it; however, upon reading all the negative reviews about this product breaking people out, I decided to hold off. I love BB stuff and I use her Foundation Stick and just recently purchased her Blemish Concealer stick as well. I have been using MAC Studio Fix for the last few years and I wanted to try something new. Some people noted the Octyl palmitate that is supposed to be the first ingredient in this product. However, I contacted Global Consumer Communications and they sent me a list of the ingredients in BB Compact Foundation. To my surprise, the octyl palmitate that everyone's been talking about is not listed. I have copy and pasted the ingredients for the Compact as follows:
Oil-Free Even Finish Compact Foundation
INGREDIENTS: ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE  SILICA  PHENYL TRIMETHICONE  CETYL
DIMETHICONE  TRIBEHENIN  GLYCERETH-8 HYDROXYSTEARATE  OCTYLDODECANOL
 ARACHIDYL PROPIONATE  OZOKERITE  LAURYL METHACRYLATE/GLYCOL
DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER  SQUALANE  PROPYLENE GLYCOL LAURATE 
DIMETHICONE  TRIHYDROXYSTEARIN  TOCOPHEROL  [+/- MICA  TITANIUM
DIOXIDE (CI 77891)  IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
I wonder if BB changed her formula? Anyone try this product recently? continued >>
Well, I was hoping this would last on me as the SA told me it was more "cream to powder" for my oily skin. Unfortunately, after two hours my face looked like an oil slick. Plus the color turned orange on me (I'm usually between Warm Ivory and Sand in this line). Back to Nordstrom it's going.
I really love this compact makeup. It's my HG base make up. I apply it quickly with my fingers ( I know, a no no., but it's so fast!) and I can even use it as an under eye concealer with pwder to set. It evens out my skin and looks so natural. It's completely versatile for evening or for everyday. The compact seems to last me at least 6 months so it makes up for price. worth it me!
I actually like this product despite all the nasty reviews from the break-out prones. I break-out fairly easily too so i never use this more than 2 times in a row perhaps that is why it hasnt happened to me yet. I use it on days I want to look especially polished like formal occs etc..I like that it somehow matches my skin perfectly, spreads easily (i use fingers) and covers redness naturally, doubles as a concealer on darker acne scar spots plus it doesnt smells funky. this is the second foundation that I'll finish, the first one was shu velvet powder. but all good things come with a price tag. you only get very little product for the high price so i m on the fence on repurchasing, my compact is 30% left and i favor mineral mu more now.