Monday, 3 June 2013

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, £28 for 9g.


If I am honest, I had always steered clear of Bobbi Brown foundations because all of the cosmetic range has yellow undertones rather than yellow and pink like other brands offer. I understand that Bobbi feels that yellow undertones flatter everybody, however I do believe that you cannot deny that some people are pink through and through and would benefit from a pink toned foundation. 
Over my time on make up counters I experienced lots of people who didn't want to look 'too pink' and those who fake tan will also immediately have a yellow undertone, but for somebody who is pink, I personally was scared to try a Bobbi foundation.

Bobbi Brown foundation sticks were provided in my basic kit when I completed my makeup course. A bit dubious of these at first as I was so used to using liquid (I couldn't help but have thoughts of the dreaded 'Pan Stik'), my opinion completely changed within a matter of minutes of picking these up, discovering that they are gorgeous and creamy and so much more versatile than you might originally think. 

Depending on how much you apply, this foundation can achieve anything between a light coverage (or you could mix some with a moisturiser to make the coverage very sheer), to a full coverage. Using a concealer brush and dabbing it in the necessary areas, it can also double up as a concealer too. 
The best method is to sweep a flat foundation brush over the top of the product, allowing control of how much you apply and how much you blend it on the face (rather than using the 'stripe' method and ending up with excess product/making it harder to blend.) 

Since using it in my professional kit I have been so impressed by it's performance, it seems to work on every skin type, whether it be dry or oily, and the shade range is one of the most comprehensive available. It photographs flawlessly because it has no SPF in it.

I've been testing it out on myself and I am completely converted. I use the shade '00 Alablaster' which is the palest in the shade range and it matches me well. As it is in stick form it is quite a stiff product so it does take some time to work into the skin, and I'd definitely recommend a firm brush to do this with.
I have been using Illamasqua's Hydra Veil as a primer with this on top and my face stays in place for the entire day, with no touch ups needed. As a 'pinky' person, this yellow toned foundation doesn't look off balance at all, you cannot tell a difference and it helps balance any redness in my skin.

All in all, I think this is a very good product and I would recommend it for makeup artists and consumers alike. It performs well and there is bound to be a match for you.


Thankyou for reading,

E.


15 comments:

  1. Oh, I got to check Bobbi Brown's foundation! :o I'm super yellow, and I'm glad to know this brand caters to my skin's undertone!

    xo runbarbierun.com

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    1. Hi Romila, all brands will cater for warm skin, but Bobbi seem to especially :-)

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  2. Chanced upon your blog and enjoy reading it! (;

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  3. This sounds amazing! I've never tried anything from Bobbi Brown before, I really want to though! xxx

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    1. Ah you should give them a try, they are at the pricey end of the spectrum but I have been impressed by everything I've used. xx

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  4. I have a lot of pink in my face but pink toned foundations look terrible on me. I know I probably shouldn't but I always go for yellow.

    When I see foundation in stick form I always think of heavy pan stiks too! I'm yet to try a BB foundation but these might be a good place to stsrt.
    xo

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    1. These are nice because you can control how much you use so easily, it's easier than liquid in a way. xx

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  5. They look really good, I've never tried any of their products, their a bit out of my current price range unfortunately!

    Charlotte Adele

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    1. They're out of mine too a bit if I am honest ha ha. But 9g of product would last a long time :-)

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  6. Sounds great although I think for my very dry skin it would look caky x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. No Heather, like I said you can easily mix it in with a moisturiser, or just use less product to avoid cakiness.

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  7. I love this brand so much! especially their eye liners.

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    1. The gel liner is fantastic, so long wearing!

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