Hello beautiful people, today I will be doing the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation Spf 15 Review, Swatches. This foundation is not new to me, because I bought this foundation about an year back and ever since I started blogging I wanted to review this baby. But some or the other work always kept me busy and I was unable to review this for you all. But finally I am happy that I am reviewing it. Because I am going to mention a lot of points and talk in detail about this product, I would suggest you to quickly grab some coffee or a cup of tea.
Claims for Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation
A natural-looking and long-wearing foundation. Comfortable and hydrating, this medium- to full-coverage, oil-free formula never looks cakey or “masky.” Glycerin and shea butter keep skin feeling moisturized while a gel base creates a lightweight finish that stays color-true. This formula lasts for up to 12 hours even in the most humid conditions and protects skin from future damage thanks to broad spectrum SPF 15 with antioxidant vitamins C and E.
How to Use
-For a flawless finish, use an oil-free moisturizer to prep skin.
-To avoid adding extra oil from your fingers when applying foundation, use a brush or sponge to even out skin.
All Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation 20 shades available
From Light to Deep – Alabaster, Porcelain, Warm Ivory, Sand, Warm Sand, Beige, Warm Beige, Natural, Natural Tan, Warm Natural, Honey, Warm Honey, Golden, Warm Almond, Almond, Warm Walnut, Walnut, Chestnut, Espresso.
Awarded the “Best Base for Women of Color” – Brides Magazine (April 2013).
Price of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation
₹ 3850.00 for 30 mL in India. (about an year back)
$ 50.00 for 1.0 oz in the USA.
£ 32.50 for 30 mL in the UK.
In Detail Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation Spf 15 Review, Swatches and My Experience
The bobbi brown long wear even finish foundation comes in a classy black outer cardboard packaging which has all the details written on back of the packaging. I am sorry but I no more have the outer cardboard box. So inside the cardboard packaging there is a frosted glass bottle with a pump dispenser on top of it and a small black cap. I like the fact that it comes with its own pump as well as cap. The packaging is very hygienic. Though it is a bit bulky because the glass bottle feels heavy. Overall it’s a nice packaging but definitely not travel friendly for me. Bobbi brown has about 20 shades to offer in this range. So one can easily find the appropriate shade in this collection.
I was matched to shade 5.5 that is warm honey in the store. This was my first product purchase from the brand Bobbi Brown. Ever since they opened the store I always wanted to try out their foundation. I am a big foundation junkie and buying more and more foundations just makes me so so happy (no words to express my feelings right now 😛 ). As mentioned in my previous posts, I like to apply my foundation one shade lighter than my actual skin tone as I have an oily to combination skin and foundations tend to oxidise a bit on my skin. The Bobbi Brown MUA matched shade 5.5 that is warm honey to my skin tone. Unfortunately this shade is not a right match for me as it is one shade darker than my natural skin tone. This shade is suitable for people with MAC NC44 to NC45.
The foundation is yellow toned, so it instantly brightens up my complexion. It is light in texture, almost very creamy. I pretty much love the texture of the bobbi brown full long wear even finish foundation. It blends very easily and very smoothly. Bobbi Brown foundation offers sheer to medium coverage. Although Bobbi Brown claims this to be a full coverage foundation but for me it’s definitely not a full coverage foundation as it does not cover my marks and blemishes. The foundation has a bit of weird fragrance in it, which may irritate some people. But after a minute or so it disappears.
Coming on to the staying power of the bobbi brown long wear even finish foundation. The foundation stays on my combination to oily skin for about 3-4 hours. After that it starts fading. But touching it up with a bit of compact increases the wear time for about 2-3 hours or so. Although bobbi brown claims this to be a long wearing foundation but it’s definitely not a long wearing foundation.
More Photos, Swatches and Makeup Look
Pros of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation Spf 15
1) Attractive and hygienic packaging.
2) Texture is creamy and light weight.
3) Blends easily.
4) Comes with its own pump dispenser.
5) Did not break out my skin.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation Spf 15
3) Offers sheer to medium coverage.
4) Does not hide spots and blemishes.
5) Bulky glass bottle.
6) Low staying power.
7) MUA gave me a shade darker than my skin tone.
Would I Recommend Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation Spf 15?
Not really. Its not just about the shade. I did not like the way it wore because it claimed to give high coverage but it gave sheer to medium coverage. Did not hide blemishes nor was it long wearing.
1) To increase the stay power of this foundation use a primer first.
2) Set the foundation well with a compact.
3) Check the shade in a natural light before buying foundation.
4) To hide dark spots and blemishes use concealer underneath your foundation because this will not hide any dark circles.
5) To get more coverage, work in short strokes.
6) The best way to work with this foundation is with kabuki brush and beauty blender