Just picked this up at the local nordstroms a few weeks ago to cover up some red spots. The MAU at the counter suggested using this as a concealer. It matches great, I think the key is in application which I have not quite figured out yet. Ive been experimenting with sponges, foundation brushes, and fingers so far. Fingers put on far too much product and you end up with a cakey look thats heavy. My particular foundation brush is just a cheap sonia kushuk one, I sort of feel the application is too light for concealer using this. Sponge application has worked the best for me so far. Must apply a thin layer of moisturizer for this to slide on to your skin without it looking weird. Set with powder (loose or pressed) I have used both studiofix which helps to add more pigment to the coverage and it doesnt look too done if you use a light hand. I wouldnt say this isnt the greatest product esp as a concealer because the coverage is a bit sheer esp for my purpose. But I can see how this could be a good foundation.
I really love this for it's convienience. I love the packaging and it's portability.
I use this in spots...to cover a red nose, to even the skin tone under my eyes...anywhere I need a little help. Then I use a light dusting of mineral foundation and my skin looks flawless.
Will buy this again and again!
I'm torn. Bobbi's colors are fantastic and the number 4 (natural) matches me perfect. The foundation stick is easy and portable and no mess, however, as I am prone to breakouts, this did cause me to get pimples. I was so sad b/c I used it to spot cover on my face and it blended so beautifully. I don't need a full foundation as my skin is fairly even, but I like to even some areas out. I won't bother with a liquid foundation b/c I feel they are too much trouble and thought this was perfect. Oh well. Probably great for non-breakout prone people. Even though it didn't work out for me, I recognize the fabulousness of the product and am giving it a 4.
I will make sure that I will never run out of this product.This is great for use during the winter when I have a red nose and cheeks that need covering up.I wouldn't use it on the whole of my face as the consistency is too thick but it is ideal for covering up the redder areas of my face and as an under eye concealer in an emergency. I would even say that it is a holy grail product for me.
This concealer in Sand completely disappears (in a good way) on me. I've never found such a good consistiency or match. I only use it where I need it, under my eyes and to cover any blemishes/blotchiness so the thicker consistiency is fine and for some reason does not seem heavy. Ironically I think this makeup is great if you're looking for a 'less makeup" look because you're not applying concealer all over your face -- just where you need to even out. I've used this foundation for several years and repurchased probably 3-4 times -- definitely a HG. It has great staying power I find as well.
i love BB! matches my skin perfectly (4.5 Warm Natural). i was looking for something to cover up the redness around my nose and some dark spots. this does the trick! what i love is that it's not heavy at all (you control the coverage) and really hides problem spots. the foundation brush is a must buy too!
6/29/2008: still loving this product as a spot CONCEALER. i agree, it's probably too heavy/cakey for all-over foundation.
I have just recently ventured into BB products and bought 3 different foundations for various coverages. I got the foundation stick for a medium coverage/spot conceal. I have to say the reviews at first had me worried, but this did not budge on me all day!! My skin is not so oily anymore-more combination now- and this wore fantastic! I used my HG mac msf natural in medium over this (as I do ANY foundation I wear) and maybe the combination of the two is perfection. I was matched to warm beige in every foundation I bought and it is an exact match- the perfect yellow based shade for me!! I see this being a HG product and will repurchase over and over!
The color match in Sand is absolutely perfect on me in winter. I use this alot to just spot areas and then cover with a little powder. Good for dry skin, as it doesn't enhance my flakes. I do use a wet sponge to apply and moisturize a lot before. I like it, but I want to try px virtual skin.
I am very unhappy with this foundation stick. I thought Bobby Brown was known for her foundations and this stick does NOT stand up to that measure. It is cakey on my normal/dry skin, and in order for it to cover to any extent (rather than just evening out texture) i have to layer it and then it cakes. I would NOT buy this again, i just wish i saved the packaging so I could return it to Nordstrom.
i previously bought it when i was recovering from a sever skin reaction. I had red dry cheeks and i wanted to cover them up. This stick did an excellent job of covering the redness and also appearing natural, like my skin. With some powder on top i found it lasted adequately for most days. However, i work in the healthcare industry and have to wear a facemask often. This foundation simply melts off under the mask leaving lines and all sorts of caking horror. So not suitable for me to wear to work. Despite this i would still repurchase as now i only use it for special occasions and it has always held up very well in those situations. Coverage is excellent, blended well, doesn't oxidise on my skin, and looks gorge. I find that s powder over this is essential though to make it last.