Review of Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation by babeybearz
This is just okay. It wasn't a bad foundation, but it didn't wow me either. I have a lot of foundations that I think are really great though, so perhaps I'm just a tough sell. I always think it's really helpful when people give shade match comparisons, so here's mine: I have a fair-medium complexion, I wear NC20/NC25 in MAC, 020 in DiorSkin Nude, 120 Soft Sand in MUFE HD Foundation. In the BB Luminous Moisturizing Foundation I purchased the 3.25 Cool Beige shade (sight unseen, kinda scary but the shade actually matched me perfectly - got lucky this time!). The foundation goes on really nicely and blends very easily - application is a snap. I feel like it looks better when it first goes on though. The finish was pretty nice, nothing spectacular, just as good as any other high-end foundation, but after a few hours it started looking sort of dry on my skin. It certainly didn't make my skin appear LUMINOUS in any way. I actually think the Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation has a lot nicer finish and looks WAY more luminous than this foundation. Weird! Another thing I didn't like about this foundation is that it's VERY sheer. I had some red marks along my jaw line from breaking out after using retinol cream, so I put a couple layers of the foundation over that area and it doesn't seem to be buildable at all. If you've ever tried the MUFE Face & Body Foundation it's sort of like that... you can build up layer after layer, but it'll only do so much. I suppose this is a good foundation if you're not looking for much coverage and don't have any marks or discoloration to hide. I also think this is probably best for oily skin types since it seemed to look dry on mine after a few hours. I will probably end up swapping or selling the bottle I purchased and just continue to use my DiorSkin Nude foundation (which is amazing, btw). I would definitely sample this foundation before committing to purchasing the full-size bottle. Oh, also one more complaint: the bottle didn't have a pump and that really bothers me. It just makes it so much more of a hassle to pour out the right amount of foundation instead of using a pump. I'm really not used to not having a pump, not to mention the fact that you never know what the consistency of a foundation is going to be like and that drastically affects how much comes out when you're pouring, so I wasted a lot of product just trying to pour out the right amount. We're paying a lot of money for this product, just give us the freakin pump.