Hey guys! I recently went to Brussels and decided to pop in the Bobbi Brown shop. I’m familiar with their BB cream and wanted to take a look at their foundations. I love my current VitaLumière Aqua foundation from Chanel, but I just like to rotate between several foundations and I still had some problems with a colour difference in my face and neck. I prefer my foundations to have a natural finish and the shop-assistant promised the Skin Foundation Stick would do just that. I made use of their service to have a little make-up lesson for free and since I was interested in the foundation, I chose the lesson “Secret to perfect skin”.
The shop-assistant removed all of my make-up and put on the Vitamin Enriched Face Base as a moisturiser (which has a heavenly citrus scent by the way!) Then she applied the Skin Foundation Stick right on my cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and started blending away in a buffing motion with a face brush. Of course you can use a sponge or even your fingertips, but considering hygiene towards clients they are probably obliged to use a brush. Anyways, my face looked awesome. The Skin Foundation had completely blended in and I was left with a beautiful, flawless and glow-from-within skin. Like Bobbi Brown says, “Foundation should look like skin” and this totally looked like my own skin but more radiant. And that’s what foundation is all about for me: my own skin, but better! The shop-assistant finished the look by setting the foundation with some powder and applied some bronzer to my cheeks, forehead and neck to warm it up.
Since I only took the Skin Foundation Stick home with me, I couldn’t completely recreate my look from that day. So at home, I used Les Beiges Healthy Glow Multi-Colour from Chanel as a bronzer and blush. My mascara is Benefit’s They’re Real and the lipcolour is a lip pencil from Catrice.
Even without make-up my neck is much paler than my face, so it’s been a tough one getting the colour right. They also told me I had a combo of a rosy and yellow skin tone, so it’s a bit more difficult to find a perfect match. The secret to finding my perfect colour was to match the foundation with my neck rather than my face, and then warm it up a bit with bronzer. Due to the light in the pictures, I do have a shadow under my chin so the foundation still doesn’t seem to match my face/neck, but I can assure you that in real life it’s an absolute match. They advised me to go with the shade “Cool Beige 3.25” since I have a cool undertone. I’m so grateful that’s finally resolved: guess I found my holy grail foundation. So if you have the same issue like me, try matching your foundation to your neck and see if that works.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in practice
The Skin Foundation feels really soft, nourishing and not sticky at all. It’s a lightweight formula so you can barely feel it sitting on your face. I prefer natural-looking skin so they went easy on the foundation with me, but you can certainly build up your coverage quite easily.
The picture above makes clear I don’t need heavy coverage, but if you look closely you might notice that the left side hides the hint of redness of my cheek and side of the nose. I also noticed a difference of texture appearance of my skin. It appears more flawless and my flush of redness is gone. Here’s a picture I took with my phone the other day where you might notice the “redness” more. You can also see more clearly what I mean by the difference between my face and neck. They told me in the store that I actually do have the same colour of face/neck but that the flush of redness makes it appear to be so different.
They told me I could also use the Skin Foundation Stick for a quick touch-up or concealer, so there you go: almost a 3-in-1 product! I have a normal to combination skin so I’ll have no problem using this creamy product. For the more oily skintypes, I would recommend trying it out for the day before committing to it as it might slip after a while.
€ 39,50 for 9 grams @ Bobbi Brown Brussels.
Have you found your holy grail foundation yet? Let me know in the comments!