Just a very poor quality product... Does the opposite of what it days on the tin...
What I think of the product: This foundation has a different consistency from the other Bobbi Brown's that I have tried, and I have used pretty much every one that suits my skin type (Skin Foundation, Foundation Stick, Moisturizing Cream Compact Foundation, Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation). it's a gel type foundation, is not as easy to apply as Skin Foundation, but once you get use to it there's no problem. I find it easier to blend with my fingers, no so much with a brush; recently I have been using a sponge to apply it and it works great too. I would say is has a medium coverage, my chicken pox scars are well covered, and it evens out my skin tone.
Longevity: I have combination skin, normal or dehydrated on my cheeks and forehead but oily on my nose and chin. I have to say the lasting power is good, not amazing either, but good enough. I went on a trip, Greece and Turkey, both places can be very hot, and my make up stayed on pretty well. At 6:00 or 7:00 p.m I had to touch up, but I didn't mind. I would say, if I remember correctly, that this lasted as well as the Natural Finish, if not longer.
Shades: The thing I love the most about Bobby Brown are the great and huge shade selection they have. In México is the only brand I can use that matches me perfectly. If you have trouble finding the right shade I would definitely recommend going to the counter and trying them. The shades do run on the yellow side of the scale, so you have to take that as a consideration as well.
The first bottle of foundation worked fine and then I went and bought another bottle. I noticed over time, it made you look patchy. It maybe a bad batch or it was doing something to my skin which resulted into the patchy-ness. To be sure whether it was my skin or the foundation, I tried different foundation and they were okay.
As far as the longness of the foundation is concerned, I noticed it did not stay all day long unless you wore it with a primer. I know there are other foundations that tend to stay on for like all day long without a primer.
Personally, I would not recommend it. My skin is a dry/combination skin if thats helps! :)
Very nice, natural looking liquid foundation. It is not too matte and not too oily. Loved the fact that it dries quickly. Only minus - difficult to find the right shade, they are all too red.
I have recently been dabbling in makeup and was requested to do my best friends makeup for an Asian wedding. I had bought her this foundation for her birthday as she wasn't fond of the natural finish. I am in love with bb foundations since converting from MAC as they are truly skin tone correct especially for Asian skin where it's hard to find a colour match without it looking too white or grey.
Firstly the bottle is lovely and comes in frosted glass with a pump which is a necessity. The consistency is liquid gel like but not heavy at all. I think people may think it is compared to the other bb foundations as they are more watery.
I applied this using a beauty blender which is perfect for applying this formula as it gives an airbrushed finish and is also buildable. Try applying one pump at a time. I would say for everyday use one or two should suffice whereas I used up to three for this occasion. Using a primer and setting powder ks vital. I used mac prep and prime and set with laura mercier powder and fix+ spray.
This foundation did not look nor feel heavy at all. It gave a perfectly matte/semi-matte finish. It is truly long wearing as she wore it from 8am until 1am the next morning only requiring one touch up of setting powder as she has oily skin. This controlled her oil well although a touch up would always be required if skin is oily. The coverage is buildable ranging from medium to full and evens skin tone so well. As with all bb foundations it can be full coverage but never looked cakey or maskey. Beautifully natural.
I agree the lavender smell is evident but disappeared once applied and it didn't really bother me as such. I would not recommend this product to dry skins, but is brilliant for normal to oily.
From our experience the oil control, coverage and lasting power is superior to natural finish, the only downside if the price as it is quite expensive but then again you get what you pay for and this is a quality product.
I brought this because my fave bobbi brown foundation - natural finish foundation is DISCONTINUED :((( From what I researched this was an improved version... it is not im afraid. Other than giving me better coverage that is the only improvement. Has a distinctive smell is almost waterproof that you sweat more because your skin cannot breath and its even harder to wash from your hands afterwards which just goes to show how hard it would be to wash off at night. it cakes and sets quickly so I cannot apply it like I do with my natural finish. Generally - BRING BACK NATURAL FINISH!!
I bought this foundation because I was told that this was an improved version of BB's Natural Finish Long Lasting foundation, which I loved so much. Sadly, I was disappointed with the quality of this one because it feels so heavy on my skin and is soooo hard to spread out. It also doesn't help with oil control and I get that icky, oily feeling after 4-5 hours of wear. Shame, really, because I love Bobbi's shade selection and the packaging is quite nice too. I hope they bring back Natural Finish Long Lasting foundation because that was my HG!
I've had this foundation in my stash for a while, and after wearing it today, I remembered why I just don't reach for it much -- it is not horrible, but it is not amazing either. Firstly, the name of this foundation is kind of misleading -- "long wear" this foundation is not, it wears off after just a few hours (and the oilier my skin is when I wear this, the quicker it wears off). Maybe this foundation is longer lasting on drier skins, but on my combo skin, it doesn't last too long before I see it getting patchy on me. Secondly, after a few hours, I notice it to be a bit streaky on my face and it also settles a bit into lines and pores (not a lot, but just enough to annoy me). It is kind of disappointing because I admit I do like the look of this foundation when I first apply it onto my face, it is kind of a light texture, has a light-medium coverage, and it feels light on my face -- I do feel my complexion looks even (yet natural) when I first apply this and set it with powder. It doesn't cover everything and I still need concealer, but it is not too bad. Another positive to this foundation is the shade -- BBs shades are a much better match for me than MACs (they seem to run too orangey/yellow whereas BB is a much more natural yellow tone match for my NC20/25 asian skin tone). Fragrance-wise, there is definitely a lavender scent to this foundation (most of BB's foundations have this lavender scent, and normally I hate fragrances, with florals being the most offensive to me ... but the lavender I can handle, and it dissipates once on the skin). I don't hate this foundation, but I just don't love it either -- I will try to use this on the weekends and in the cooler weather when I am looking for lighter coverage, but I probably won't be buying this again.
Got 2 samples of this from Nordstrom, as my HG foundation (Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation) was discontinued, and I was hoping this would be a superior replacement.
It isn't. It's so bad. So, so bad. The color is OK, although I find it curious that the colors don't seem to match up (I was Porcelain, Alabaster in this is a closer match). It has a scent, a weird, overpowering scent like Clarins products. It's foundation! It's not supposed to be perfume. Gross.
But worst of all was the texture. It never felt like it "set." It retained a weird, tacky finish on my face. It's not nearly as long-lasting as its predecessor.
I guess I don't understand the point of this product. I wanted it to be the foundation of my dreams, an improvement on an already pretty flawless formula. Instead Bobbi Brown has reverted back to its original reputation for me as a brand with terrible foundation formulas, but good colors. A waste of $47.00 USD. I'm glad I only had samples.
I am a huge fan of all things Bobbi. I especially like her foundations/concealers. She was one of the first MU artists to realize that we don't look good with pink-toned foundation. Her early formulas were definitely too yellow but now I believe she has the best array of foundations on the market. The first time I tried this foundation I made the mistake of applying this with a brush. Don't apply this with a brush! Use your fingers, blending in a small amounts, one at a time. The coverage is medium and the added benefit of SPF is nice. I know some people have complained about the smell but I just bought a bottle and honestly can't smell anything.