A warning to everyone, especially those who are prone to breakouts... do NOT use this foundation, it will likely provoke acne. Please read the review from beautypedia.com:
Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 is a medium coverage liquid foundation with a satin finish that leaves skin looking smooth and hydrated. This foundation also provides broad spectrum sun protection, and is available in an extensive range of colors from alabaster to ebony.
With all those positives, why the poor rating? The nose knows! The pervasive lavender scent that wafts from this foundation’s bottle is a sign of potential skin trouble, as we explain below.
Although lavender oil is often touted for its calming properties (and indeed, inhaling the scent can be therapeutic), as a cosmetic ingredient it’s a problem. In fact, the use of lavender oil prevents us from recommending this product. Even small amounts of lavender oil (0.25% or less) can be problematic. Lavender leaves contain camphor, which is a known skin irritant. Because the fragrance constituents in lavender oil oxidize when exposed to air, lavender oil pro-oxidant. This enhanced oxidation also increases its irritancy on skin (Source: Contact Dermatitis, September 2008, pages 143–150).
Like we always say: fragrance isn’t skin care! We hope Bobbi Brown will make a fragrance-free version of Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15, but in the meantime, check out our list of Best Foundations with Sunscreen for our current picks.
Note: Although the ingredient list for this foundation doesn’t specify the form of lavender used, we confirmed with the company that it is, in fact, lavender oil.
• Available in a remarkable range of shades for light to very dark skin tones.
• Provides broad spectrum sun protection.
• Smooth, easy-to-blend texture.
• Satin finish leaves skin looking smooth and hydrated.
• Includes lavender oil—a known skin irritant.
• Highly frangrant.
Octinoxate (2.9%), Titanium Dioxide (1.6%) Other: Water, Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavendar), Glyceryl Oleate, Lecithin, Methicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Alumina, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Talc, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]
I haven't done a review on here for ages even though i used to be addicted! But I just HAD to go on here now, as this is honestly in the top 5 worst foundations ive ever got. I am all for the full coverage look, i really am, that whole kim k perfect flawless skin look (which we all know cannot be achieved with a light foundation in reality!!) I am not a fan of EL DW but i know it is no where near as bad as this. This is sooooo heavy and whats worse, it LOOKS incredibly heavy. Literally like a mask. Thats without piling it on, just a 'normal' application. It was drying and sticky, i couldnt blend properly it was such hard work!! I spent ages trying to get a nice application as i didnt wanna chuck it in the bin after 30 secs, i wanted it to work, like another reviewer said u really do fall for all the BB hype. It looked so crap on my face. Every pore showed up (i get facials every 2 weeks so i know my pores dont look like that!) every dry patch, every crappy 'flaw' that i have never noticed before. Of course...by then ive been applying and trying tirelessly to blend for around 15 min TRYING to make it look half decent. But I cant, so i applied another layer of the foundation to even things out. Terrible. I mean, some what better but by then it looked like i had a massive amount of foundation and im not exagerating when i saw my normal clear skin (with the odd blemish/redness around the nose) looked terrible. and i had aged by a good few years. That heavy make up look really doesnt do anyone any favours. All in all disguisting foundation
Yuck. Was in David Jones and said heck why don;t I go try out some Bobbi Brown, beautiful brand, always hear great things. The disinterested MUA cleansed my skin and then slapped this everywhere.
It was sticky, never dried at any point in the hour I sat through the torture of leaving it on. Made every blemish stick out and look ten times worse. I always hear of people complaining of 'mask' like. This is the only product I have ever encountered that resembled a 'mask'.
Granted I had had makeup on for 5-6 hours on previously and my skin was not at it's best, but for such an expensive product you would hope it could at least be decent. My first and LAST experience with Bobbi Brown sadly.
Even after dusting translucent powder on my face after using this foundation, my face ramins stickey all day and it feels like it never really "sets" it comes off very easily and after wearing it during a hot day recently, I got the pleasure of expreriencing it melt off my face.
Love the pump bottle and the colour range, but thats about where it stops.
Ohh... I always try so hard to be that fresh faced Bobbi Brown girl but it doesn't seem to be happening!
I do think she has the best lipglosses on the market and eyeliners etc but everything that has to do with the actual SKIN is just not working for my sensitive skin.
I am always matched as porcelain in Bobbi Brown foundations and powders. I have tried all of her foundations as well as powders and the SAME thing always happens! My skin gets extra oily and my pores seem crazy large.
On daily bases I have sensitive, fair skin that is acne prone and clogges up easily.
I got a sample of this foundation and I must say I love the packaging. The pump is nice. I put this on and from the start it looked shiny and a little bit streaky. I put on some loose powder, trying to minimize the enlarged pores the foundation created, and it was a little bit better outcome.
After an hour or so my face was a shiny mess! The foundation started to feel heavy but I wanted to see how it would turn out so I did nothing and went out to dinner.
When I came home 2 hours later (and note, at that time I had been wearing this so called long lasting foundation for the total of 3 hours) my entire face was and OIL SLICK!
I have never looked so bad... I looked like one of the girls from Bridesmades when they got food poisoning!! My face was dripping like I had smeared oil on it or as if it was melting off.
Even my eyelids were dripping like I had but some oil on them. Im guessing its the shea butter in the foundation, not sure.
I cant blame the heat for this since the tempature outside was around 10 degrees celcius.
I will just stay with my lovely Estée Lauder Double Wear foundation... Only thing that works!
(But I reeeeally want to be as fresh faced as the girls in BB's commercials... I wonder how long their makeup lasts? Im guessing after an hour all they are left with is the eyeliner, eh?)
Despite the colour matching being spot on, and being in a pump bottle, this rreally is not a good product, particularly for oily skins for which it is marketed! Slips off after two hours, gets very shiny and greasy, makes pores look huge. Oh and it has brought me out in spots which I have not had for years. Am taking it back for refund and going back to my trusty EL DW!!
Color was a good match but ugh! So hard to blend and basically turned my face into an oil slick. It all came off within two hours. I returned it.
Not good for me unfortunately. All I want in life is a Med to full coverage, natural finish, transfer resistant, moisturising, not showing up flakes foundation...not much really. This sadly wasn't it. It is very light in coverage unless you layer and layer it. It has a very shiny, not dewy finish and the colour match that the ma gave me was also close but no cigar. It still transferred when blowing my nose and yet was a little tricky to fully remove at the end of the day. For such a high price, I had high expectations.
I never was a fan of the previous foundation this formula replaced, the colors were off and the texture left on my skin was patchy. This new foundation has a great color selection that match the foundation sticks and the way it feels on my skin and makes it look is great! I love that it is long wear and has a great finish, I would stop by your local counter and check it out!
For FANS of the discontinued Natural Finish Long Lasting foundation don't bother. This is thick, hard to blend, and heavy feeling. As another reviewer mentioned, I don't need moisture so now I have to look to another brand for a foundation. I believe this breaking me out too. I also feel like my regular shade of 3.5 was darker than before. If anyone finds another foundation similar to the BB Natual Finish please write it in a review! I don't even know where to start... ***Update: when I returned the bottle I spoke to the associate who also uses the original natural finish foundation. She said she's heard only poor reviews from customers & she admitted she's hanging on to the last of her old foundation. She agreed that the shades were off & that customers at other stores have been just as vocal in their disappointment. continued >>