Bobbi Brown make-up artists are some of the most affluent in the industry and their products are always savvy-formulated for city girls and easy to apply. Similarly, the new addition to the family – the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15 PA++ aims to achieve a flawless complexion with over 16 hours of wear time, completed with a multi-dimensional, weightless, naturally-matt finish.
Created through a high speed cold fusion process, the foundation contains a powerful blend of non-acnegenic ingredients such as the marine-sugar cane algae extract, mineral powders to control oil, while shea butter and glycerine provides hydration to the skin. At the same time, the foundation is also paraben, sulfate and phthalate-free, as well as vegan friendly and gluten-free. Titanium oxide adds on an extra layer of sun protection in this nifty foundation. It comes in a wide spectrum of 30 skin shades including warm, cool and neutral undertones and here, I am wearing Warm Ivory.
The foundation is of medium viscosity and flow easily. I apply a finger length of this with a beauty sponge and spread it outwards on the face. With a sponge, it moves easily to cover up smaller blemishes and created a smooth, matt canvas quickly within minutes. However, if you wish to touch up on the blemishes and/or base, you will notice that the previous layer leaves a slightly sticky finish and I find that I need extra time to build on it. That being said, the foundation still does a pretty fine job in brightening up the overall complexion, and pores were minimized considerably even without a primer or concealer. At work, the foundation held up well without touch-ups up for more than 6 hours, after which the usual oxidation is palpable and it went a half shade darker.
The foundation was supposed to be waterproof, sweat and humidity-resistant, but I felt that the foundation melted slightly towards the end of the day. While it does not crack or cake up, it does tend to oxidize and streak over the day just like any other foundations, and does not stay true to color. However, a simple spray of Urban decay All Nighter Spray works wonders!
Due to the texture, I found it much easier to work with a flat foundation brush instead of using fingers or a beauty sponge. Even though there is some stickiness, the foundation felt pretty lightweight and comfortable on the skin, and managed to sufficiently hold the shine in the T-zones to the extent where I did not have to blot during lunch! Would recommend this product, especially if you are looking for a minimal, fuss free, oil-free, non-acnegenic, long lasting (8 hours would be a better gauge!) coverage that would not break the bank.
What do you think? If you have tried it before or have better recommendations, let me know below!
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