Can I be honest you?
I’m not too sure how I feel about the new Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. I popped over to the Fabled Store after work on Thursday to pick up the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in Almond (07) so I would have a chance to test it over a long weekend (as you do). I have to just be honest with you guys – because that is hopefully what you expect for me – and say that despite this being a VERY GOOD foundation in principle . . . . this Bobbi Brown Skin liquid foundation has some very obvious problems that cannot be swept under the wrong.
The Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in Almond – £31.00 via Bobbi Brown -is a 16-hour wear, full coverage foundation that has been formulated to give skin a natural, multidimensional matte finish that’s comfortable, breathable and weightless. This liquid foundation has been created through a high speed cold fusion process to give it an” ultra-silky emulsion” packed with a “perfectly balanced blend of skin-loving ingredients, oil controlling actives and skin-true pigments”.
As the Bobbi Brown range is infamous for providing foundations that mimic skin, the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation is as close to full coverage as you would ever get from the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics range. If you want a true full coverage foundation similar to the Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation or the Huda Beauty #FauxFilter foundation then this foundation might not be for you as I think its thick formula gives a medium-full coverage finish rather than a ‘true’ full coverage feeling.
I have normal skin so can wear just about anything but if you have oily skin and want to use this foundation I would NOT recommend you use the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation with a matte primer as the consistency of this foundation makes it near impossible to blend onto the face for an even coverage. The first time I wore my Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in Almond, I chose to wear it over the Too Faced Cooling Matte Skin Perfecting Primer which was a MISTAKE. If I had the time, I would have left my dressing table and washed my face as I felt that the two products were at war on my face. The next day, I wore this liquid foundation over the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base, and it performed so much better
Matte Primer + Bobbi Brown Foundation = Disaster
Hydrating Base + Bobbi Brown Foundation = Success!
I did find that the thick formulation of this foundation worked better with a pointed foundation brush than a buffing brush but once applied and set onto the face, I’m happy to report that the Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Foundation left my skin looking gorgeously matte.
Before I bought this foundation, I did read and watch a few reviews for this foundation and I think it is a bit funny that no-one has commented on the smell of this foundation. This foundation is HEAVILY fragranced and quite frankly I hate the smell. I’m not that clued up with ‘herbal scents’ but the Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation smells like a chamomile-white hazel/aloe-vera combination that should NOT be included in a foundation. I find the smell extremely off-putting made worse by the fact that the scent lingers for a good 3-5 minutes!
I know I’m normally quite “happy go lucky” when it comes to foundation reviews – judging the foundation on the application, wear and shade match – so it might seem like I’m “hating” on this product. I think that this foundation gives my skin a lovely weightless, matte finish, is an amazing shade match and is quite long-wearing (although I wouldn’t say it lasts 16 hours) but I don’t think it is the easiest to apply or that it is full coverage.
I will still wear my Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation in Almond as I think it is quite a good foundation but it does have flaws that goes beyond how it applies and how long it lasts on the skin but I will take more care with the products and makeup tools I pair this foundation with in the future (and sit in a well ventilated areas) so I can get my money’s worth.