My friend Elaine raved about her Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation that she uses in Singapore, so I wanted to try it out for myself. Sadly, it’s no longer available in Canada, but an alternative is Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation – which I purchased a few months ago at Holt Renfrew. It took me a while to decide whether I like it or not: Some days it was great, others it wasn’t.
Firstly, it’s a very expensive foundation in Canada. It cost me $60.00 Canadian. I was a little disappointed to see the exact same foundation, in the same shade at the Cosmetics Company Store at the Seattle Premium Outlets a few weeks ago. Had I known, I could have saved over $30.
I was color-matched for the shade Porcelain 0, which was too light for my skin tone. The problem is, shades in this particular foundation range seem lighter than Bobbi Brown’s other foundations. So if you’re going to get this foundation, buy the next shade darker than your usual BB color.
- Very sheer, soft, lightweight, easy to blend foundation
- Leaves a nice glowing finish without being shimmery, glittery or sparkly
- No caking, no mask-like effect
- No SPF
- No pump container
- Could be too sheer for most people – I find it even sheered than Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
- Little coverage
- Color range runs light
- Expensive ($60 Canadian, including tax)
- Any dry or flakey patches on skin are magnified with this foundation
- Strong lavender scent, but the smell does wear-off
- Not good for oily skin – this foundation will slip right off
Had I gotten the next shade darker, and if I had exfoliated religiously before each application, I think I would have liked this foundation. However, I don’t plan on repurchasing. Who would benefit from this foundation? Probably mature skin types who need little coverage and only to even out minor discolorations.