When you’re pregnant, you want to use hassle free products. Products that don’t require much of you brain unless pregnancy hormones start acting up! Anyway, it was my friend’s wedding last December and my favourite liquid foundation Lancôme Teint Miracle had expired. Hence, I got a chance to try out a different type of foundation and a different brand. This is my second product from the house of Bobbi Brown. Since long I had been wanting to try out their foundations as their shade range is highly highly impressive.
My Lancôme one is from US as in India the shade range is limited and the MUAs at the Lancôme store just try to convince you to buy from whatever little is available (guys I am talking about 2011, hope the staff is better now and yes, I did get convinced to buy the wrong shade, you may say it is my fault but no, I trusted the MUAs decision believing that at such high-end stores they have better knowledge regarding which shade suits the customer rather should have the guts to accept the fact that the shade unavailable) I think I am venting out my anger after so many years of having splurged my hard earned money on a good product that wasn’t of any use to me.
Coming back to this no nonsense Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick, I LOVE IT. I just have to take it out, remove the cap, twist it up, draw few streaks across my face and then blend it with my fingers/brush and I am done (of course after skincare and priming). It adds a subtle dewy glow to my face with all the spots and redness covered enough for a natural look. It doesn’t feel heavy and photographs beautifully both with or without flash. It doesn’t look like I am wearing any make-up and the key is not to pile it on (for light coverage). It is such a stress free, non-messy product! What else do you want in life? Very little power is required to set it in winters, basically just on the t-zone and slightly more is required to set it in humid weather.
Now coming to its lasting power, it easily lasts for 6-7 hours (I always wear a primer beneath my foundation). I cannot comment on two things- 1. how long does it last without primer and 2. how long it would last if too much time is spent outdoors wearing it, specially in humid weather. By the way, I wear shade no. 4, Natural.
Now to the downside – If you have dry patches, where skin is peeling off as if it has not been scrubbed for ages, it will accentuate them. All you need to do is ensure that your skin is well buffed and hydrated.
This is how it looks on me after wearing it for around 3.5 hours. 1 hour in the a.c. and rest of the 2.5 hours under the sun in the month of March (spring season). Please don’t mind my unattended eyebrows. It was the last thing on my mind a week before I delivered. This picture is from my maternity shoot that was done at the last moment.
Have you ever tried Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick? What do you think of it?
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