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on 6/19/2016 7:29:00 AM
More reviews by nattia
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I bought the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base after reading an online review here no MUA. I was looking for something to perk up my skin after the dermatologist prescribed a retinol. My previously oily T-Zone skin dried up and peeled, continuously. I'm now only using the retinol 2 days a week, and will increase it back up again gradually to try and help, but that doesn't make the issue go away now. My biggest problem was that my makeup no longer sat well, it bunched up, pilled up, clung to ever flake on my face and looked downright awful. This was even after I bought a more luminous foundation, and changed my moisturiser and other face products to try and help. Along came Bobbi Brown... now my makeup sits well even though my dryness and flakiness is still problematic. It moisturises my TZone well enough that I don't need another moisturiser during the day, the outer aspects of my cheeks get additional moisturiser before and then this Bobbi Brown product on top. This works well, and I have had no issues with the areas with additional moisturiser or without. The downside of this product is the beautiful, yet impractical packaging. The jar makes it hard to get to the product once you're a way through the jar, it also exposes this beautiful cream to bacteria and other nasties. I currently don't plan to rebuy simply due to cost, but when my jar is out if nothing else has caught my eye, Bobbi Brown will get another $72 (AUD) from me.
on 3/27/2016 4:21:00 PM
More reviews by sophie94
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Love this stuff. Having very oily skin I've struggled finding a moisturizer that doesn't break me out and make my make off melt off my face. This is amazing for oily skin and I've been using it for the last 3 years. I use this in the morning and before going to bed and it makes my skin feel great! Plus it smells amazing!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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on 3/24/2016 8:11:00 PM
More reviews by jannah28
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I love the smell but maybe would like to try other primers that are cheaper :)
on 2/28/2016 7:57:00 PM
More reviews by amswtr
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
If you have dry skin you need this product. The older I get, the dryer my skin looks. I wanted a good moisturizer/primer specifically before makeup application. I love this stuff. It smells amazing, like lemon freshness. It's very thick so a small amount is all you need. It melts into the skin and leaves everything soft and supple. There is no sticky residue left behind. I still use a primer after the face base and I get great results. I have yet to try it on it's own without a primer over the top. The only down side is it's expensive and you only get 1.7 oz of product. I also don't like the bottle, you have dig the product out. There is no pump. It's a minor complaint though. Overall, I love this moisturizer and would buy it again.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 1/8/2016 2:59:00 PM
More reviews by HottSauce
Skin: Normal, Tan, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse
I am not a primer person, in fact, I only own one "true" primer that I do not use often because I like to rely on good skincare like moisturizer and serum to give me a good base. This caught my eye because it didnt seem like all the other primers, so I got some samples to try out. Here are my thoughts:This is a primer-moisturizer hybrid. So for you people who generally dont like primers, this is for you. It was moisturizing yet didnt feel greasy and had a plush sort of feeling like from a typical silicone primer. It didnt ball up and it made my face smooth and a bit more evened out. This however, does not completely cancel out pores or wrinkles, it smoothed things over but dont expect this to be a pore filler. One thing I dont like is the strong citronella smell, it smells like one of those candles to keep bugs away. It's not gagging bad but I would prefer rose, powder, lavender, patchouli, anything but citrus-bug repellent smell! I like using this, skincare is something I dont mind layering as it actually helps and improves skin. That makes this product multitasking. One thing to keep in mind is that if your looking for a true primer to keep makeup in place all day and stay super matte, this is not for you. This is good for many skintypes, for oily skin you can skip the moisturizer and go with this. For dry skin folks, add a serum and or moisturizer. Im very impressed with this primer/base.I would compare this to Too Faced Hangover primer, it's also a moisturizer/primer hybrid that is very similar in performance. I find the TooFaced one is more moisturizing and less "primer" like. Toofaced is lighter feeling and dewier. It also smells WAY better than BobbiBrowns. TooFaced Hangover primer is much cheaper at $32USD and Bobbi's is $58USD, Ouch. BobbiBrown's "primer" does have more unique ingredients like retinol, hydrolic acid, shea butter, yeast extract and flower oils. BobbiBrowns primer is more skincare/treatment and luxurious. I would bite the bullet and choose BobbiBrowns primer because quality over quantity. I would say go with TooFaced Hangover primer if your on a budget, it's still a great primer. I myself, plan to buy BobbiBrowns primer.Overall, I really like this! I would recommend this.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/5/2016 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by SuziH
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Curly, Medium
I've been using this hydrating treatment from Bobbi Brown for a little over a year now. Essentially, this cream serves as my primer, prolonging the wear-time of whatever foundation I'm using. The jar presentation of the product is probably off-putting to many folks. I don't mind it, but I do have the small travel jars from Bobbi Brown when they send samples, so I simply scoop out the Face Base from the large jar using a spatula, and I fill up the little travel jar. It fits nicely into my skin care box which sits on my bathroom counter, and I don't have to keep my big jar of the cream in sight (and thus don't have to worry that my sweet husband would accidentally knock the jar onto the floor).My complexion is dry enough that Face Base is not moisturizing enough on its own for me, so I use the Bobbi Brown Extra Balm first, then follow with the Face Base. I've been mixing the Bobbi Brown CC & BB creams for my overall foundation, and the combination seems to work very well for me. I have the typical sensitivity common amongst my fellow-redheads, and the Face Base has not caused any irritation whatsoever. The fragrance is not perfume-y, it is simply a pleasant combination of essential oils and herbs which impart a fresh citrusy scent. For those sensitive to such things, I find the scent dissipates upon application of other products.
on 11/16/2015 2:21:00 PM
More reviews by jhenley
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
This is a pricey moisturizer that doubles as a makeup base. I found it made my skin look flawless, and foundation went on evenly, and looked great! The scent is nice, but I worried it may be a bit irritating at first. I wish it was in a pump, but it's not so there you go.
on 11/9/2015 11:15:00 AM
More reviews by cocoblondie
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
I have just bought my first jar of this after numerous samples from the bobbi brown counter! I was a little bit hesitant because I'm a die hard Embryolisse fan (and general French pharmacie brands) and was unsure whether I needed this moisturiser in my daily makeup routine....well hell yeah I do...the smell of this alone wakes me up in the morning - it's the most incredible citrusy grapefruit smell and I use a small blob of it after I apply my embryolisse but before I apply my Tom ford primer and it just gives my skin a lovely plump and dewy look. I love the ingredients in this cream but I do wish it came in a pump jar as the pot is a little unhygienic! I recommend to try a sample before you buy as although I love the smell it is not for everyone (my sister hates it) and you need to see if it works for your skin type too - I have dry sensitive skin and I've been absolutely fine using it over the last month!
on 10/17/2015 2:37:00 PM
More reviews by indrani987
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I loved the consistency and feel of this cream, and I wanted to love it! However, it did something highly unusual for me - it caused my face to sting a bit, and in a few days of use, break out in tiny little bumps. I'm sure this is great for those lucky people who don't react to it, but it didn't work for me.
on 7/5/2015 2:55:00 AM
More reviews by Lizzyp456
Age: 18 & Under
This is a great product. With a built in primer to set makeup it minimizes the amount of layers put on everyday for makeup and skincare each morning. I used to have really oily skin when I used previous moisturizers. With the Shea butter my sensitive skin is calmed and gives a soft even canvas to apply makeup, much better primer than your cheap drugstore brands offer as well.
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