Follow Project Vanity on Facebook!

Never miss an update by liking this blog on Facebook. I also post sneak peeks, unshared photos, and other beauty tidbits here. Like Project Vanity on FB now!

 

Liz Who?

 

My name is Liz and I blog as a hobby. I like all things bright and beautiful!

Email me at liz [at] projectvanity.com

Disclosure: Most of the products I review here are press samples unless stated otherwise. FYI!

Search

 

Headlines
RSS

Fashion & Beauty - Top Blogs Philippines

« Reader question: The intricacies of Korean skincare | Main | Should you change your beauty routine now that it's the rainy season? »
Thursday
Jul052012

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation

I work mainly from home, as you know, but there are days when I am rushing all over the place. Contrary to popular belief I do have a life and a real job! Lol. One example: I went to the Ferretti office in Marikina to coordinate with one of our suppliers for a shoot. Afterwards, I went to Eastwood with my Ferretti boss to meet my Pinkbox boss to talk about stuff. Then, I headed to The Spa with my Pinkbox boss to try Barre3 (easier than Plana Forma btw). 

These women, I swear, are more of a riot than I am! They are hyper all the time! They are also my pegs in life.

Suffice it to say, I am haggardo versoza that day. It was super hot too so I was sweating buckets. However, I am very happy to report that my foundation didn't quit on me even after the Barre3 work out! Care to know what it is?

Ta-dah! It's the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation (P2,650). This foundation is specifically formulated for Asian skin, with a lot of consideration for our hot and humid weather. As far as I am aware this is available in Asia for now. That says a lot about Bobbi Brown's dedication to the needs of a specific market, don't you think?

Anyway, here are my thoughts on this foundation after using it for a few weeks!

What I love about the product  

  • Delivers an uber-smooth, flawless, and heavy coverage that doesn't look like a thick mask. Just remember to set it with a sheer translucent powder instead of your normal pressed powder / foundation powder; otherwise, your makeup will already look too heavy.
  • Water and oil-resistant, this will pretty much stay on until you take it off or sweat as if you're in a sauna. After my workout, I noticed some caking around my nose and flaky areas, but I just patted it off with tissue. The foundation is still there albeit a little faded.
  • Perfect shade match! I'm a Warm Beige 3.5 (equivalent to MAC NC35). Bobbi Brown only makes yellow-toned foundation which is perfect for Asian skin. 

 

 

  • Has SPF15. Not a big number true but at least you know you can wear this to photo ops since there's no white cast. That said, it's very photogenic.
  • A little goes a loooong way since this is super pigmented.
  • Doesn't feel heavy and hot on the face.
  • Pump dispenses just the right amount of product. I usually use one and a half pumps.

Warm Beige 3.5

Looks like skin eh?

What I don't like about the product 

  • The texture is thick and dry to the touch, so it's hard to spread evenly and quickly. I suggest using your fingers, a stippling brush, or sponge to work it in. You can also mist some water on your skin to provide a surface with some slip.
  • Broke me out initially. Small pimples, not full-blown acne. My skin adjusted eventually.
  • Not for people on a budget.

 

Recommendations

If you're oily and/or need something that can stay with you through strenuous activities, you should definitely take a gander at the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation. It's a great foundation that delivers exactly what it promises as long as you don't mind a bit of work. 

Available in ten shades; you should be able to find something that matches

I would also recommend this for girls who need to hide dark blemishes and facial discoloration. This is as heavy coverage as heavy coverage gets, but it still comes out looking like skin. No one will be the wiser. ;)

 

Verdict

If there's one thing that Bobbi Brown knows best, it's foundation! I really like this one and prefer to use it for busy or photo-heavy days. 

Soo...what do you think? Does this look like a foundation you'll go for?

Follow Bobbi Brown on Facebook for updates and promos

 

Reader Comments (12)

You had me at "water and oil resistant" and "flawless coverage!" hahaha I have oily skin + hyper sweat glands so I really need a foundation that addresses these. This foundation looks utterly gorgeous on you :) Looking forward to your review on the Estee Lauder DoubleWear foundation to see how it compares with Bobbi Brown's! :)

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

Bobbi Brown makes good foundation and concealers!

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

Bobbi Brown is one the expensive products that I would like to try. If only I have extra bucks, would definitely buy them! Since super sikat sila sa mga bloggers! Hey Ms.Liz, the best po talaga yang outfit nyong yan! You look sexy jan! Love it! :)

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

To this day I still swear by my tinted moisturizer from Shiseido and by the price I got it for, I am absolutely, certainly, extremely happy. My skin is now better (yay!) which is why I don't feel the need for kick-ass foundations, my tinted moisturizer does the trick. However, for special occasions I do feel that this foundation will work real well. This morning I was thinking about the kind of makeups I use and I figured I always end up emptying my concealer, tinted moisturizer and powder. The rest, minimal application or only when I have extra time and feeling masipag :) For me, I wouldn't mind the price because this is something that I can use for a long time and for the quality, the tag price is actually reasonable.

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpurplechef

Did you use primer prior to foundation? I love Bobbi Brown makeup for anything that needs heavy coverage, must get my hands on this!

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersabrina

really quite pricey but it sounds perfect for our tropical weather. would you say this is better than the Smashbox 15-hr foundation? BB is a few hundred pesos more expensive, but if it has better coverage and lasting power, then it would seem like a better investment than Smashbox.

i want to read about your Barre3 experience! been very curious about it but i really need an exercise buddy to help keep me motivated. :p

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterisea

i am currently loving this foundie! looks unnatural at first but once it sets, woohoo, super love! and it really stays put, no primer needed not even touch ups. :)

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbrigitte

It's like you read my mind! I was just thinking of getting a new foundation for long and photo-heavy events (LOL so many weddings!). I think this would be perfect. Right? Where can I purchase this?

July 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJean

@Denise Haven't used Double Wear yet! Will certainly let you know.

@Aviva true!

@Jennifer thaaanks!

@Iko investment item talaga siya!

@Brigitte YES! No primer!

@Jean Rustans!

July 5, 2012 | Registered CommenterLiz Lanuzo

Hi! I'm really looking for a good foundation:) anyway, i'm just curious.. Can you give examples nung sheer translucent powder?? Sorry ngayon ko palang kasi naddiscover ang makeup so wala pa talaga ako masyadong alam hehe.. Thank you!:)

July 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWaves

Hi Liz! How does it differ compared to the Smashbox Studio Skin 15-Hour Wear Foundation ? Which is better you think in terms of coverage? Thanks! :)

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRiality

Hmmm... i think i am going to try this one too..hoping for that oil- free face hehehe i really hate it when my face get greasy like crazy :(.. Hope this one will work for me :)

February 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterChiena :)

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>