Friday, 31 August 2012

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation


The main problem with having an oily skin type is always having to touch up a shiny face.
After about 3 hours of wearing my foundation my face often resembles the back of a spoon!
I'm not one for a heavy foundation and often find long wearing foundations are long wearing because they are heavy and cakey.
On seeing the Bobbi Brown advertising slogan "Natural coverage meets 12 hour wear" I was keen to give it a go.

The 30ml pump action bottle comes in a really good range of 18 shades from Porcelain to Espresso.
I have been wearing the colour Warm Honey as I have a slight summer tan at the moment. I find the shades slightly more yellow based but they do settle down and tone in after a few minutes wear.
I used a Real Techniques Buffing brush to gently work the product all over my face for a more natural finish. You could use a firmer foundation brush or sponge for a heavier coverage.
The liquid blended into my skin easily and was absorbed fast. My skin looked instantly matte but without a dry cakey finish.
Even though I have an oily skin I still like a natural radiance to my skin and although matte my skin still looked like skin with a natural sheen.

I have been wearing this foundation for a few days now and have been touching up with powder a lot less. It does last really well on the skin and oil is definitely controlled well.
The only negative I did find was that I have a few small open pores on my cheeks and after a few hours this foundation did settle into them slightly.
This can be avoided by using a pore refining product or primer but with my oily skin less layers is best for me so I just prefer a foundation on its own.

This foundation does contain SPF15 but I didn't find that it flashed back at all so a good choice for photo shoots, editorial work, weddings or your Facebook profile picture!

Overall a really nice naturally matte, medium but buildable coverage foundation that I would say is comparable to Chanel Matte Lumiere or MAC Pro Longwear.

Available from September 2012 from www.bobbibrown.co.uk priced at £30.00
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22 comments

  1. sounds fab and just what i am looking for, what a shame that every time i visit a BB counter nd ask to try a sample of their foundations i get told.."sorry Bobbi doesn't work that way, we don't give samples"...then i don't bye my dear.

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    1. How strange! Get them to try it on you.x

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  2. ooo that sounds great for my type of skin. But that costs $78 in Australia... dam our makeup prices!! I'll have to just splurge one day and buy an expensive foundation.

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  3. I'm on the hunt for a good foundation for my oily skin for my upcoming wedding, would you say your prefer this to Mat Lumiere? =]

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    1. It lasts longer on my skin than Mat Lumiere.x

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  4. I love it.... would like to try it :)

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  5. Sounds good, 30 quid is a tad pricey though but i'm sure it's worth the money

    http://shelovesthefinerthings.com/

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  6. would it work for slighty dry skin type? i'm still hunting for that foundation that lasts on my skin for more than a few hours even though im dry! x

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  7. This sounds like it could be better than Estee Lauder Double Wear, great post, love Becca x

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  8. looks nice!:)

    http://laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Will need to try this out as I love Mac Pro Longwear, what would you say are the differences between these two foundations, if there are any?
    Thank you for the post.
    Claire x
    xstylishbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Would love to try this and a couple of other products,too bad they don't ship outside UK...

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  11. sounds like something especialy for my skin type :D

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  12. I tried this just last week and really liked it, i think i'll be giving it a go. I've tried variopus high end foundations and find that Bobbi Brown just works well with me. Great Post,

    www.sally-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. nice blog
    http://doseofglambition.blogspot.com/

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  14. what primer do you recomend for my super big pores???

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  15. I thought you both had dry skin? Im confused. Has your skin changed Mine has as well, when I was younger I used to have normal skin, now mine is oily.

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    2. This is Stacey writing this blog.I have a oily/combination skin type.x

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  16. i know what u mean!!! trying to buy good skincare & makeup products in Australia is darn expensive!!! In comparison to other countries we pay double!! I've found a couple of good sites to buy thru, if you're willing to go online for purchases: strawberrynet & iherb.com Have a look, you'll be nicely surprised!

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