17 June 2015

All About The Base: Bobbi Brown Skin

Bobbi Brown was probably one of the first beauty brands i started to discover after i became a John Lewis Partner. First it was the corrector, then the creamy concealer, and onto the sparkle eyeshadows. I'd heard many things about the foundations but just never taken the plunge. When i did start to look into what bases they had to offer, the first thing i encountered was bad reviews. Many of the foundations i was looking at either didn't come with great reviews or the ones that i could find pointed to the product not being right for my skin type. It wasn't until i came across the Skin Foundation that i decided i'd just give it a go. The next hurdle was the shade range; i read that Bobbi Brown had great colour options, but when i came to look none of them looked quite right. I tend to usually be the lightest shade, so opted so going with 00 Alabaster. When i purchased it, in the bottle it looks light but really pink so i was a little worried that it would completely throw me off. However, when applied, thanks to my neutral undertones, i can make it work.

If you couldn't work it out from the name, the Skin Foundation is supposed to offer invisible, weightless coverage that evens skintone and looks like skin, not make up. It's a BB best seller, and it's easy to see why. It's claims are quite something; a long-wearing, hydrating foundation providing evenly toned, glowing skin. It conceals pores and imperfections, plus has buildable coverage - just layer up where you need extra coverage. What's not to love? It's best suited to normal/oily skintones, but when i'm dehydrated i pair it with a good moisturiser and have no problem - however, i think i'll love this best during the Summer months.

As usual, below is my naked face to get a true feeling of the product.

And now you can see what my face looks like with one layer of the Skin Foundation all over my face, with no other products applied. I just love how this looks and feels. I must say that i think i'll love this on good skin days, but they are right as it's definitely buildable. With a little concealer in the right places i love this for a lighter option, especially as the Summer is on it's way.. i hope. As you can see from the close up, pretty much all my redness is evened out and as i said, a little concealer on my darker acne scarring and i'd have a pretty perfect coverage. Do bare in mind, all my high coverage lovers, this is definitely only light to medium.

As it's the Skin Foundation, you can expect a skin-like, natural finish which is what i would describe as a satin. As usual it was applied with my fingers, and buffed in around the edges/areas that need it. I didn't have any problem with streaking, or it settling anywhere and it was easy to apply. It lasts pretty well, but it's gonna need some more road testing and i'll get back to you on that one.

The Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation can be found on JohnLewis.com for £31 in a 30ml glass bottle, with a pump and to top it all off it contains SPF15, perfect for Summer!


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