This month I collaborated with Bobbi Brown for its new skin long-wear weightless foundation. I am so obsessed with this foundation - it's perfect for a natural look yet it's full coverage. I tried three colors - Natural, Natural Tan and Golden Natural. My best-matched shade is 4 Natural.
Foundation is the key for a good makeup look. Without a smooth and longwear foundation, the makeup will start to melt and shine after a few hours. Good liquid foundation also keeps skin moisturized and hydrated when we wear other color cosmetics products. Searching for a good shade is also very important. A wrong shade often makes me a totally different person. I agree that if we go one shade darker, the faces would look a little slimmer and sexier. But if it's a perfect matched shade, the final look will be more true to you. Often time we wear makeup for everyday look not for special effects or dramatic fashion photos, right?
This new Bobbi Brown foundation is matte but its matte finish is pretty multidimensional, definitely not flat at all. Sometimes I had to use different shades on my face to achieve this dimensional effect but with this bottle, the look was pretty dimensional already. I used this Artis oval brush to apply one layer of foundation after the primer. The full-coverage foundation did smoothen my uneven tones and covered some minor imperfections around my noses and on the forehead. I don't use concealers for a natural look. Again, I am very happy with the exactly matched shade.
After a long winter, without too much outdoor sun exposure, my skin tone has been lifted at least 1-2 shades. My previous foundations didn't match as well as before. This one came right in time for this season. The SPF 15 protects the skin from light sun exposure during the day which is essential to prevent hyper pigmentation.
This Bobbi Brown foundation stays put on my face for over 10 hours or even longer. If you love matte, oil-free, shine-free look like this, you may head out to Sephora and try it. This is a premium brand, it's priced at $46. But I believe it's a good investment for its skin-true shade and long-wear quality.