Not too long ago I was at Nordstroms and I stopped by their Bobbi Brown counter to check out some of their foundations. I haven’t used Bobbi Brown foundations in years, so I wanted to give them another try. What caught my eye was their Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation.
From Bobbi Brown:Oil-free, all-day wear so you’ll have soft-matte, even-looking skin without having to pile on powder throughout the day, this is Bobbi’s soft-matte “sequel” to our (now discontinued) Oil-Free Finish Foundation. Sponge-like powders absorb excess oil on the surface of the skin, while emollients lock in moisture to ensure skin remains perfectly balanced. Transfer-resistant formula helps create a barrier against heat and humidity for 8 hours of wear so makeup stays in place. Perfect for oily and normal/combination skin.
Since I have oily-combination skin this sounded like it would be perfect for me to try out. After a few tries the MUA decided that my color was Warm Natural 4.5. Since I have such a hard time finding the right foundation shade I decided to get a sample rather than buying an entire bottle and returning it if I wasn’t happy with it.
When I first tried it out the color looked a bit too pink, which is my problem with all foundations! But, when I started to blend it out, it matched my skin color perfectly! It blends very easily unlike other long lasting foundations. The one thing that I did notice was that it did not give me enough coverage with just one coat. I had to build it on so that I could get the coverage I like. As for the oil control and long lasting claims, I think it lives up to both. I didn’t find the need to touch up my t-zone as often as I normally do, and it did last all day. It didn’t oxidize or shift on my skin like other foundation would on oily skin. The finish is a semi-matte, and looks a more on the matte side, but without the powdery effect.
If you like a sheer to medium long lasting foundation I would recommend this foundation. It comes in a wide range of shades, 20 in total. So I’m sure most of you won’t have a hard time finding a shade that is right for you. It is packaged in a pretty glass bottle that tends to make the foundation appear a little lighter than it actually is. And here is some great news, it comes with a pump!
Hope this review was helpful!