Ever since I started using the MAC Mineralize Moisture Foundation I’ve been a huge fan of high end foundations. I don’t know why but they just look so much better on my skin and now that I know what it looks and feels like, I just want to continue using them. Because the MAC one is quite moisturising and because I’m quite oily, I decided I wanted to buy a new foundation that would mattify my skin. I ended up buying the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, make sure you keep on reading!
Let’s start off with the packaging. The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation comes in a classic black box like all other Bobbi Brown products do. When you open up the box you’ll find the foundation. The foundation itself comes in a bottle made out of matte glass with a black pump on top. The packaging is very minimalistic and simple and I really like that about it.
When it comes to packaging I think Bobbi Brown did a great job. The packaging looks very luxurious and it really has that luxurious feeling to it too because of the matte glass. I also really like that it comes with a pump (and that you don’t have to pay for that separately too). It’s easy to work with and very hygienic.
The thing that made me want to try this foundation so much is the fact that there is such a wide colour selection available. There are a few extremely pale shades, as well as darker shades. There’s a shade in there for everyone. Even though I do like that about it, I did have some negative experiences regarding the colour.
When I wanted to buy the foundation the lady at the counter (who wasn’t very nice and helpful by the way) applied it to my face and topped it off with a shit load of bronzer (keep in mind that I’m very pale). Then she made me look into the mirror and asked me if I wanted to buy it. Because of the bad lightning and the excessive amount of bronzer it was hard to tell whether or not the foundation was the right shade so I bought it. Sadly it did end up being too dark for me, the colour 1 Warm Ivory which she recommended me was way too yellow for my snowflake white skin, so I went up to the store and hoped I could exchange it for the right shade (I know that in some countries it’s really easy to return or exchange makeup products, but over here they tend to be a little difficult when it comes to that).
Luckily for me there was a very nice lady this time who properly applied the right shade, called 0 Porcelain, and she applied the rest of my face makeup nicely too and I ended up being able to return the wrong shade and get the right one which made me very happy.
Onto the foundation itself. The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish foundation promises a few things:
- It’s a long wear foundation that will last up to 12 hours, even under extreme humid conditions
- It has a natural look and feel
- It’s hydrating and comfortable to wear
- It provides buildable medium to high coverage without being cakey
- It keeps the skin soft and flexible
Those are quite big promises, but to be honest, I do feel like a foundation this expensive should have promises like that (and they should be true), ’cause why else would you spend so much money on it, right?!
Let’s start off with the long wear part. In my opinion this foundation did pass that test. It’s definitely a bullet proof foundation when it comes to staying power if you asked me. I have worn this foundation on days even I was kinda sweaty (and if you’ve read Fridays post you know that doesn’t happen too often) and it stayed in place perfectly. It didn’t even get shiny!
The natural look and feel part isn’t a lie either. This foundation has a really nice texture, not too thick, not too thin and because of that it looks really natural on the skin. You can barely tell that you’re wearing foundation. And the best part of all is that it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing foundation either. That’s such a big plus!
Besides being a good foundation this foundation claims to be hydrating as well. That part sounds pretty ironic to me, since this is a mattifying foundation and you don’t normally see a mattifying foundation claiming to be hydrating. But to be honest, it kinda is hydrating. It’s not like a moisturiser at all, but it just has a bit of moisture to it. Some mattifying foundations tend to be a little dry, but this one isn’t like that at all. It’s matte, but it’s also nice and slightly moisturising.
Sorry for the terrible pictures. I’m so busy with school I just didn’t have time to shoot before and after pictures, but I hope this will do for now.
The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation claims to have medium to high buildable coverage and it also claims that it isn’t cakey. I do agree with that. If you apply one layer using a Beautyblender, you will get a nice medium coverage. However, if you put a second layer on top you’ll definitely be able to achieve that full coverage look.
When it comes to application I personally prefer applying it with the Beautyblender. I’ve tried using a brush too, which worked really nice as well and actually provided a bit more coverage, but the Beautyblender is better for this foundation in my opinion because it applies the foundation in a more flawless and seamless way.
Overall I’m a big fan of the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish foundation. I love how perfect the colour is for me and I love that there are so many shades to choose from. I also really like how weightless and natural it feels on the skin while providing quite amazing coverage. I absolutely love it!
The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation is available at all Bobbi Brown counters and online for €43,50.
That was it for today. I hope you enjoyed reading today’s review and let me know which foundation is your current favourite!