24 August 2013

Review of Bobbi Brown Foundation

If like me you gaze into Bobbi Brown stores and are captivated by the glistening lipgloss and feminine color scheme, you too would understand the love I have for my Bobbi Brown foundations. The natural color scheme ensures that you look like you but even better. In fact what mesmerizes me about Bobbi Brown is the focus on real women. As a religious reader of beauty magazines I see the girls who are size 0 have perfect skin, perfect hair, perfect nails and all it does is make me a little deflated. What ever happened to empowering real women who have hair and love handles and laughter lines? (End of rant.) This, 'rant' however does have a point, as Bobbi Brown concentrates on this woman, not airbrushing her to look like a perfect run way model (which fyi doesnt exist). She concentrates on your individuality, letting your skin shine through, as being a real woman is far more beautiful than any photoshopped picture. Anyway enough of my love of the make-up line. Here is my review of my favorite all time foundations.

So here we have Bobbi Brown Long Wear Foundation and Bobbi Brown stick foundation. Sometimes I wear one and sometimes I wear both. Because I am crazy like that.

Bobbi Brown foundation stick RP £28

Bobbi Brown Long wear foundation RP £30
So here is the first contender.. The Bobbi Brown Long wear lasting foundation. What can I say. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It is long lasting and protects my skin from sun damage with SPF 15. It is light and silky and matches perfectly into my skin tone. In fact when wearing it I actually feel like its nourishing my skin. This could be largely down to the smell of this foundation. The smell is difficult to explain.. You know when you go into a shop to choose a moisturizer and you smell calming plant like ingredients such as lavender or orange blossom. It smells a bit like this, it is not overpowering but subtle which makes me feel that it is actually doing something good for my skin when wearing it. 
 I have the shade SAND, which matches my skin tone perfectly! I am so pleased with this foundation. Although some of you may say its too expensive, I agree the price is a little daunting, this is where I can safely use the example, 'you get what you pay for'. This foundation is really excellent. 
What really excites me about this foundation is that it doesn't break me out and doesn't feel like I am wearing make up at all. You know when you buy a foundation and there is nothing worse then feeling this tacky orange mess on your face which doesn't spread evenly and leads your mum to ask you 'have you been punched in the face Freya?!' Maybe thats just me...  Big thumbs up for this foundation!

Here is a swatch of the foundation on may arm

Next we have my Bobbi Brown stick foundation. Now when I use this with the Long Wear foundation I normally use it almost as a concealer. I add a bit to a concealer brush and dap it gently (Remember wrinkles ladies) under my eyes and on any blemishes that I have have and it is excellent as it exactly matches my skin tone and my foundation! Now I know you can buy a small concealer stick from Bobbi Brown but I bought this bad boy as I thought it would last longer. And..? ITS HAS. 
 The convenient roll up stick allows you to use as much as you want and as little as you want.

Here are swatches of the Long wear and stick foundation in SAND.
So to sum up this rather lengthly post on Bobbi Brown this foundation is a dream and I would recommend that you buy it. x


  1. Great post! I used to love that Bobbi Brown foundation but unfortunately they discontinued the shade alabaster which was perfect for my skin.

    Glad you found a great colour!



  2. Oh really?! Thats such a shame :/ especially as I thought that shade was very popular! Hope you can find a new alternative :) x