A detailed look into Bobbi Brown's new weightless, full coverage foundation
Let me be clear: not everybody needs liquid foundation. It's nice to have, but if you already have pretty good skin then a layer of powder (with coverage depending on your preference) over primer (depending on how dry or oily you are) could be all you need for a great, long-wearing base! I often go out with just that especially if I don't really need to look photo-ready or dressed up.
That being said liquid foundations have a place in my makeup routine because they can help even out my skin tone + stay on all day for a dressier, more flawless face. The most recent addition in my kit is the new Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation (P2,750 in stores), which promises full coverage and oil control - all in a "weightless" formula.
True enough, this foundation feels quite light on skin. It has a creamy texture but once I spread it out I notice that it's pigment-rich and sets pretty fast. I prefer to use a wet sponge with this (the one in the photo is the OVO Beauty Sponge from DTC Makeup) to get everything to spread evenly. I find that if I use a brush, it just eats the product.
The coverage is full and the finish is matte. Even so, it doesn't feel or look like a mask to me; it does retain the look of skin before powder. Staying power is pretty good at 10 hours even without primer on my combination skin! I oil up seriously five hours into wearing it, which is a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Warm Natural should be my shade - a quick swatch showed that it was - but when it's on my face it looks a step darker. I don't think it's oxidation, I think it's just the way the pigments settle on the skin. It's best to try this fully applied on your face before splurging on a bottle. Walk around the mall in it, too! Otherwise, you might end up with a shade darker than what it initially appears.
Overall, I love the formula of the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. Staying power and coverage aren't quite at the level of the Estee Lauder Double-Wear or Fenty (my two liquid foundie HGs) but I think it's great for everyday wear. It's definitely less thick on my skin, unlike the two foundations. Let me know what you think! Is this a liquid foundation that you'd try?