Trying and liking: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15

By xgirl | February 27 2009 | 63 Comments

Bobbi Brown skin foundation

Way back in January, Kirstie gave us the heads-up on Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Foundation SPF15. I’ve been trying it out for the past little while, and I have to say that I really like it! Billed as offering “invisible, weightless coverage that looks like skin, not foundation”, Skin Foundation does indeed give a very natural finish; evening out skintone, concealing imperfections and minimizing pores. You can apply it sheerly if you don’t need much coverage, or build it up in layers without it turning into a cakey mess.

As this is a long-lasting formulation, I was advised to moisturise my dry skin well before applying it, but I don’t notice any particular problems with dryness or flakes showing up when using my usual moisturisers. I’ve been applying it with my fingers when I’m in a hurry, or with a dampened sponge when I have more time to blend carefully, but either way it applies beautifully with no streaks and does not sink into my pores.

Skin Foundation SPF15 comes in a glass bottle with a pump top and is available in 17 shades. I’ve been wearing Porcelain, which is perfect for my fair, neutral-toned skin. Available now from Bobbi Brown counters, priced at €38.

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63 Replies to "Trying and liking: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15"

  • MontyC says:

    Xgirl – Pretty much out of my YSL perfect touche foundation and I’m very curious to try this out.

    This and Dior Nude. Have you tried the Nude?

    Decisions, decisions!

  • Sar says:

    Hi, I went to B Brown counter in BT in Cork a few weeks ago and the sales staff were very nice. Gave me 2 samples of this foundation in warm ivory and sand. Warm Ivory is the shade up from porcelain. Found the foundation really nice, colour is lovely and texture great to. Goes on lovely and stays on really well through the day. Doesnt feel heavy or anything on the face but, as ye say, it has buildable coverage. Bought the warm ivory yesterday so have abandoned my MAC Studio Fix for the time being!:)

  • MontyC says:

    Sar – Yep, the girls at the BB counter in BT Cork are lovely to deal with.

  • xgirl says:

    I haven’t tried the Dior Nude, no. But I definitely recommend trying the BB Skin. I very carefully emptied the sample sachet I got into an empty jar and got a week of use out of it :)

  • MontyC says:

    Xgirl – Cool. I feel a little walk to BT coming on tomorrow…. ;-)

  • Porridge says:

    Morning All Thank God its Friday !!

    Q: What foundation is more suited for the paler Irish Skin..ive always thought it was natural but maybe i should be using Porcelain?
    Is Bobbi Brown eye creams any good?

  • xgirl says:

    Porridge, your best bet is to get them to match you at the counter and ask for a sample of a few shades if you’re unsure. Of the lighter ones, Porcelain is a good neutral shade, while Alabaster is more pink and Warm Ivory more yellow.

  • MontyC says:

    Porridge – Xgirl is spot on!

    Head to the BB counter and get a few samples. Best (and cheapest way!) to find out what suits you best.

    Always try before you buy.

  • LouLaBelles says:

    Im just down to the bottom of my Chanel “Tent Innocence” so now im debating whether to try this or the Dior Nude.
    They both look good.
    I like an even coverage, natural looking foundation.
    I must get some samples, but often find it can be a little hard to get a sample of sth on BT in Dublin! I’ll have to try before I buy!

  • sweetie says:

    Haven’t tried this one, but I’m using the Dior Nude at the moment and I’m really happy with it. Judging by descriptions, these two are pretty similar, except Dior one is mineral.

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