I am so glad that i didn't buy this foundation...I was this close to buying it after looking at all the good review..
-->good oil-control ( my nose areas which usually gets oily after 1 or 2 hours do not look oily even after whole day ) this is with UK weather so i am not very sure about hot weather
-->has quite a wide range of colors to choose from
-->matte finish ( this might pro for ppl who likes matte finish or ppl with oily skin...i do not like matte finish cause it makes my face looks dry and caked up which i had with this foundation)
-->too thick ( maybe due to coverage but i hate it..makes me feel like i am wearing a mask )
a little something which i want to share..
ok i went to city centre just to buy this foundation on weekend...and i had my face makeup done from home so when i went to the bobbi brown counter i asked the sales lady to help me with the color choice..she looks kind of uninterested..she said it is best if i take off my foundation and try but i am not very keen on it since i had done my makeup..so she tested on my jaw line and according to her it is shade (4.5) i told her i want that shade and since i am not very familiar with return system i asked if i could change the product if i found the shade is not for me...her reply is really nice "you cannot do that...I had already given you a choice to try full face but you didn't want to so if it goes wrong we cannot do anything about it..."i was kinda shocked actually i do not have problem with the shade not suitable for me but i was so pissed at her reply that i told her i am not getting my friend was there also and he was shocked at her reply as well and he didn't like the lady from the start cause of her poker face...then one week later i went to the counter again to buy the corrector this time another lady helped me she was such a sweet lady she helped me with the color and when i asked her about the foundation (i was actually thinking of buying it but asking to make sure of the shade) she gave me some sample of shade 4.5 and 4 ( she said " you already had makeup done i do not want to take off everything it won't be very nice isn't it...try this if it is suitable"..this should be the way grrr) ohh ya i saw that poker faced lady again..she looked still the same
I am soo happy that the lady had given me the sample cause 4.5 is a little too light for me and i do not really like the finish...she helped me save £26
overall this is a good foundation if you are looking for sort of medium to full coverage and have oily skin and loves matte finish =]
I love this foundation also. Goes on real nice yes you do need a foundation brush to put it on.
Very good product. The texture of it is light but coverage is good and buildable if you need. Several colors to choose from. Best applied with a brush. Overall very good.
Me: 44 yrs, warm-toned light skintone (NC 27), some discoloration from sun damage, normal to dry skin.
I was thrilled to try this foundation for the first time today after reading all the positive reviews here on MUA. The "skin" foundation is wonderful. I purchased warm sand 2.5 and it matches my skin tone perfectly, dead-on. First, one must shake the foundation to mix it before application. The bottle has a little "bead mixer", like those found in nail polishes. The foundation's consistency is very thin, almost watery when first dispensed from the bottle's pump. When applied, it melds into the skin. The look is very natural looking and provides sheer light to medium coverage, much more than a tinted moisturizer. Yet, the foundation does a terrific job of evening out the skin and covering hyper-pigmentation spots, leaving an even, creamy look. Now, I haven't tried it to wear it all day as yet, but will update this review after I find out about the foundation's staying power. I just wish it was more affordable! That's the only drawback to using this foundation. Love, love, love this.
EDIT: Well, I have tried this foundation for three days now and I still LOVE it. It's important to moisturize your skin before applying the foundation. After application, I tried NYC translucent pressed powder and the coverage didn't really last that well. Today, I used Bobbi Brown loose powder in soft sand this morning and it has stayed beautifully all day. Finally, my HG foundation. EDIT #2: This stuff is still wonderful. It's working very well for me, day in and day out. I hope that it works for you, too! Love it.
I also didn't like this foundation. My skin is oily in my t-zone and very dry on my cheeks due to winter, and I was looking for an alternative to my mineral makeup. In the past I have used BB foundations, but this one gave me several large cysts on my jaw line and white heads on my forehead and temples. I have mild rosacea, and my problem area is around my nose, never my forehead and chin.
The foundations was very light and blendable, but made my combo. skin, very greasy by mid morning. I tried applying it several ways, none to my liking. It did have fairly good staying power, but made my pores look big and overall shiny. The pump applicator was nice, two pumps was plenty. I returned it.
It's a little early to rave about something I've only used once...but. I was intrigued by the advirts so I went to the BB counter to find out more. From what I gathered it was going to be completely sheer like a TM; which I didn't think my skin was perfect enough to get away with. I was just about to depart empty handed when I decided to ask for a sample. I use EL DWL in 01, which is a little on the light side, but the closest they have. Lately this foundie has been making my skin rather flakey and clogged. So, I asked for a sample in 01. I hate to try new things on my face, especially if I don't think they will work. After having misgivings I decided to give it a whirl, and I am very glad that I did. This is not as light as a TM. It actually covers as much as my EL DWL, but sans flaky mess and obvious foundie look. I went back today and picked up a full size in 2 Sand and LM Translucent powder, since my T-zone got a bit too glowy after a few hours. I am excited to try my new shade tomorrow morning. For ref, I'm yellow toned, hyperpigmented, and BB Foundation brush is the one I always use.
Update: Acne prone, and no breakouts yet to report. After using it for a few days, I noticed that it wears much better than my EL DWL, at least during the cool winter days. I have no more ugly flakiness or dry patches that I once had at the end of the day. Also, my skin is much more comfortable, relaxed, and breathable. Just have to say, this doesn't seem that expensive to me, in comparison to other brands. I guess I'm the type willing to pay a little more for something if it really works.
Update: I'm a combo girl, & this stuff starts off okay, but by the end of the day it seems to melt around my T-zone. This is not a pretty picture. I can only see it getting worse, now that it is Spring. It might be also causing clogged pores, not sure.
Well, I gave it real shot; I think 2 1/2 weeks.
I'd given up on liquid foundations. I'd tried some from different brands over the years, but with always feeling like I was wearing a mask coupled with the fact SAs seemed determined to match me to a medium shade when in fact I am PPP meant I had pretty much given up and was resigned to LM MMU forever. Then I heard about this new foundation from BB and it sounded exactly what I was looking for. I went to the counter with low expectations about being matched correctly, but the SA actually took the time and matched me with Porcelain. It matches perfectly. She used a foundation brush which made it streaky, as it has a very thin consistency, but with the 187 it applies flawless, sheer and even. It really does look like my skin but better, and does not have the feeling of wearing heavy foundation at all. Love it. Total HG.
I was intrigued by this foundation and read all the reviews here. I got a card in the mail from Bloomies for a free sample. However, stopped by my usual BB counter in Nordies first. Ask the MA for a sample and she gave me 7.5 Warm Walnut. Didn't try it on me to make sure, but she wasn't the regular MA there. Took it home and was amazed by how watery it was. Put it on and was not so enthused, but didn't dislike it. I thought it might have been a little dark since I am not normally Warm Walnut in the winter. Loved the consistency. I trend to be oily, but as I get older more combination.
Well, I decided to go to Bloomies and get a sample and color matched. MA used 7 Almond and it looked AMAZING on like I had on no foundation. I mentioned that I do then to get oily in the T Zone and she applied some loose powder. It looks great and I will try it for another few days before making my final decision about buying the regular size, but if it looks as great the next 2 days, I am sold. Doesn't look like I am wearing a thing.....
BTW: I have been a BB fan for years and normally wear the Oil Free Foundation, but felt it was too heavy. I've been told my skin is great, but I do have some hyperpigmention in a couple of spots that need to be evened out.
Edit: I have been wearing this for about 10 days or so and it looks great. I do have oily t-zone and with powder (BB basic Brown) loose powder it looks great and lasts pretty much all day with the use of blotting papers and pressed powder on t-zone. I don't look like an oil slick at the end of the day and skins looks fabulous. Good choice!
I tried to like it but it just didn't work and I don't know why. It just did not give me the finish that I a looking for. Kind of blah and yellowy.
I absolutely love this foundation. I have been wearing Bobby Brown products since I was 17 (I will be 32 this year). I have orange and green undertones in my skin and her line is the only one I have found that matches. I use Golden #6 and it is enough coverage to even out hyperpigmentation on my forehead, yet light enough that I look like I just have naturally perfect skin. I have dry skin and before applying the foundation I just make sure the extra dry parts of my skin have moisturizer and I apply the foundation with my fingers. Powder is optional for me because the finish is so great. If I get a bit oily, I just use one of those red cosmetic sponges (like you get at a beauty supply store) to blot oil.