Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday, April 10, 2011 ~

Review: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

UPDATE:  Well, in the end, this foundation went back. I still think it's a good foundation - great coverage, lasting power, shade match... but the 3/5 I gave for the Finish category is the killer. It just doesn't look natural on me, and settles into dry areas even if you have a good hydration regimen. Good luck everyone ~  :)


Just a few thoughts on BB's Skin Foundation. I'm using my roommate's camera to do this post (thanks, Jess!). 

Product: $45 for 1 oz glass bottle with pump. Travels OK, but leaks out a tiny tiny bit at the nozzle.

Shades: 5/5.  Fantastic yellow-based range. Warm Ivory is a very good match - I'm currently NC20. I've lightened since moving to the east coast (but I miss California sun!). 

Here we go! The background is a scarf, by the way. :P

This much will cover your entire face. I just use my fingers for application.

Rather liquid-y in texture, but doesn't run much.

Extremely easy to spread. 

Note the white-ish cast. This does not persist though.

All blended. Initially very glowy.

After it sets in. Gives more of a semi-matte appearance. It does settle into lines a bit.

Coverage: 5/5.  I'd say medium-full. I don't need to use concealer. Covers acne scars very well. 

Lasting power: 5/5.  Lasts very well on me, no oxidation. This may change as the weather gets hot though. It's still rather chilly in DC. I get a little shiny on my nose after a 2-3 hours - but it's not bad if I set with Urban Decay's De-Slick Matifying Powder.

Finish: 3/5. Although it makes my skin look nice, it's still more of a "done-up" look - in other words, not quite "skin", as the product name would suggest. (This is all relative though. I only use concealer on most days, so my definition of "natural" is pretty much like bare skin but a little perfected.) Imparts a subtle glow, but not as moisturizing as I expected. Hydrate your skin well before using, because it can settle into lines/dry spots.

Scent: None that I can tell.

Overall: 4/5. Good. This foundation does not break me out, or cause any sort of reaction. Will continue to use this, and see how I like it compared to Lancome's Teint Miracle.

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  1. Anonymous said... April 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

    im not so great with liquid foundation but i have heard loads of positive raves about this product! i can definitely see it through oyur swatches :)

  2. stellarvixen said... April 10, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    long time no hear ms.wiggle!!
    seems like bobbi brown has the upper hand with SPF15 compares to MUFE HD liquid foundation

    AGREE! 1 pump can cover entire face follow with concealer


  3. Shop N' Chomp said... April 10, 2011 at 9:23 PM

    I'm NC20 too and it's soo hard to find yellowish shades sometimes. Big yay to BB for having this =D It looks nice on you.

    (LMAO at what the curator said XP)

  4. Justine (Productrater) said... April 10, 2011 at 9:52 PM

    that foundation looks really great, great review too! :)

  5. cushy said... April 12, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    great review on BB. great match for you.

  6. Rainy Days and Lattes said... April 24, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Really nice foundation! I've been curious about it too!

  7. Trishiex said... September 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    I like this product foundation it has spf15 that give skin mo radiant and it gives our skin from ultraviolet radiation use Loreem It also have natural vitamins that can make our skin younger ang more kissable

  8. sarah fisher said... May 13, 2014 at 7:44 AM

    great review can I ask what shade it is ??

  9. sarah fisher said... May 13, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    great review can I ask what shade it is ??

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