I have recently reviewed Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation as well as L’Oreal’s Lumi Magique for Facekitt. I have also tried Garnier’s Miracle Skin Perfector B.B. Cream . Having used these products I have new-found appreciation for just how good Bobbi Brown’s Stick foundation is. Regular readers might remember that I bought it to wear on my wedding day last year. I never quite used it all up in order to savour it and of course due to the memories associated with it. Those memories aside, this foundation is truly the best that I have ever tried which is why I want to bring Facekitt readers a full review on it.
This foundation costs £27 or $41 USD and comes in 20 shades which I find impressive. I got colour matched by a make-up artist at my nearest Bobbi Brown counter and the colour that best suited me was 04 Natural.
When I bought it I did not have much of a tan on my face and I continued to use it when I returned from my honeymoon, when I did have colour in my face , and it still looked good. It says on the UK Bobbi Brown website that this foundation is suited to all skin types apart from very oily. I have a really oily t-zone and for me this foundation works well on my skin, even in these oily areas. Here is a photo of me after my honeymoon where I am wearing this foundation with no concealer or setting powder.
In this photo you might be able to see that on my forehead I had hives which leaves me with a welt shape. The welt becomes very red and angry looking and as you can see this foundation covered the redness brilliantly. I have spoken before how I actually use it both as foundation and concealer. This is a trick I learned from celebrity make-up artist and YouTube Guru Lisa Eldridge. To do this I simply go back to areas needing concealed and add a bit more product and pat it in. As I only have a little bit of this foundation left, presently, I am only using it as a concealer. After I have applied my Benefit Hello Flawless foundation and want to touch up any blemishes or dark circles underneath my eyes, I go back in with my Bobbi Brown stick foundation and I feel that it makes a huge difference to putting on the Benefit foundation alone.
I have not yet purchased a new Bobbi Brown Foundation stick due to having almost a full bottle of the L’Oreal Lumi Magique left and around half of the Benefit Hello Flawless left. I also have some of the Garnier B.B. cream as I have been going between all of these products for a while. Once I use these up I certainly plan on repurchasing the stick foundation or I might go ahead and get it at when I am at Glasgow Airport in 6 weeks if it is available.
Looking back at my wedding photos and photos like the one in this post, I have realised that the products I have tried out recently, do not compare. Benefit’s Hello Flawless foundation is only £2.50 cheaper than Bobbi Brown’s Stick Foundation and it has no where near as good a coverage or colour range to choose from. It does not have a dewy or ‘shiney’ finish and although it states it is not suitable for oily skin, I find it to be perfect not only for giving my face a really flawless look but also to give my face a matt finish.
I hope this review has been useful, especially if you are in the market for a new foundation and haven’t been sure which one to go for. I have stated before that I typically like to pay around £10-£12 for foundation, however, having spent that amount on the L’Oreal Lumi Magique and not liking it, I realised that sometimes you are better investing in a high-end product that you know works really well. As I have moved in to my late twenties, a good base has become increasingly important and it is the one item of make-up that I will now be investing in.
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