With so many new releases and limited edition products being pushed and marketed, it’s very easy for us to lose sight on the good old permanent products. I have discovered some gems from Bobbi Brown, and they are this foundation stick and the Illuminating Face Base. I’ll talk about the Skin Foundation Stick today because I feel like keeping this post short.
As with any foundations, it is important to get the right shade, and Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick has a whopping 31 shades (30 shades in Malaysia) for you to choose from. So you have a buffet of different undertones and depth to choose from and my perfect match is shade 1 Warm Ivory. It is just yellow and light enough to reduce the redness in my skin. I tried Sand as well, and while the depth of the shade matches, it is a tad bit peachy on me. So Warm Ivory it is.
My skin has been behaving quite well, so I can’t show you what sort of coverage it has. I’m not sorry about it because I work diligently (and spend a lot) for better skin 🙂 I can show you that it evens out my skin tone perfectly without looking like I have any foundation on. In short, it’s like skin. There are many other foundations that do that, but what I like about this foundation stick is that it minimizes my application time. I just make a few swipes here and there, and buff it out with a brush and I’m done. Sometimes, when my skin impresses me, I just apply some at the centre of my face and call it a day. Picture on the left is my bare face and on the right is where I place the foundation stick before I blend it out.
And here is after I have the foundation on. As you can see, discolouration and dark circles are gone.
However, I want to mention that if you have oily skin, you might want to set it with powder. I have normal to dry skin, and when the weather is too hot, I still set it with powder. One thing to note is that it does sit on fine lines under my eyes. So before setting with powder, I use my pinky to gently pat on my lower lash line, where most of the fine lines are. It does not settle into pores though. And the longer I have this foundation on, the more it looks like skin. It does not emphasize flakiness or dry spots like a lot of the foundations I’ve tried. Here’s a close up if you want to scrutinize some more.
Then all I need to complete this look is brows, mascara, blush and lipstick. In the photo below, one brow is darker than the other, and it’s actually the lighting. The sun was shining on one side of my face… should have used a reflector or something to even out the light.
In short, the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick is cult for valid reason. I am convinced that it will remain a staple in my stash. Price wise, I think I paid only RM160 for it. Most high end foundations are way above the RM200 mark nowadays and liquid foundations usually come in 30ml. This foundation stick is 9 grams.
Have you tried this before? If not, have I convinced you to? I don’t know why I hesitated to try for the longest time. It’s really good stuff.