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Average: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Written on Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Pros: a little goes a long way, doesn't clog pores, doesn't dry out skin, doesn't settle into fine lines, matte coverage, no made-up effect, spf 15, undetectable on skin

Hi everyone out there!

Foundation… Need it or leave it?

To begin with, perfect skin does not exist in real life. Well, yes, you probably have it if you live in Hawaii all year round. Then you might have even skin, pretty blush and a refreshed look. I don’t live there and you know what… I get the blush only after freezing temperature, the refreshed look after some SPA treatments and even skin thanks to a foundation… Yep, I need it to make my skin perfect…

I’ve been on the hunt for a new foundation recently and didn’t know that I would grab something from Bobbi Brown, although it’s not the first product of the brand I have…

Lately MAC was my favorite when it came to foundations, but the bad news is that their new foundation with full coverage was absolutely a pass for me. So, I came across the Bobbi Brown counter...

I also have the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Pencil that is an everlasting love of mine, but I never tried their foundations.

I knew they launched a new product with SPF 15 and full coverage, which sounded too good to be true. A polite sales assistant told me everything about it and after that we started testing the shades available.

What they say:

A 16-hour wear, full coverage foundation with a natural, multidimensional matte finish that’s comfortable, breathable, and weightless.

Created through a high speed cold fusion process, this ultra-silky emulsion features a perfectly balanced blend of skin-loving ingredients, oil controlling actives and skin-true pigments. Incredibly smooth and blendable, it glides on with a second-skin feel and multidimensional matte finish. Pigments are precisely balanced through artistry expertise to skin’s top tones and undertones to deliver the most natural-looking shade range for all skin tones.

ALL DAY WEAR: Tried and tested in extreme heat and humidity, this 16-hour formula is waterproof and sweat- and humidity-resistant. Flexible coverage won’t crease or streak and stays color-true.

MULTIDIMENSIONAL MATTE COVERAGE: Treated skin-true pigments suspended in an emollient gel base float on skin, reflecting light to enhance skin’s natural contours and dimension. Instantly conceals redness, discoloration and pores with full yet natural coverage.

COMFORTABLE SECOND-SKIN FEEL: Skin-loving, non-acnegenic formula with "marine sugar cane" algae extract and natural mineral powders helps control excess oil and shine. Meanwhile, moisture-binding glycerin delivers refreshing hydration. Skin feels balanced and comfortable—never tight.

Wanna know what I think about the claims? I think everything is so true. Have you recently had any foundation that would blend out equally great with your fingers, a brush and a beauty-blender? I haven’t. I always applied the one with a brush, the other with a damp beauty-blender, etc.

After Bobbi Brown have perfectly set onto the powder I applied at home and I saw an amazing and photoshopped skin in the mirror, I knew that I had to grab it without delay!

This foundation is called Long-Wear, but it doesn’t mean that you will look made up. It only means that your makeup will be firm in place all day long. You can even touch your face with your hands throughout the day and pull sweaters over and it stays put! Also, you can easily use a cell phone and no pigment will be on the screen! Fancy that!

Price: $46

Volume: 30 ml

Shade: 01 Warm Ivory

Indoor lighting
Indoor lighting

By daylight
By daylight

The packaging is nice, heavy and expensive-looking. It’s such a pleasure to hold it in my hands.

The effect is… A-MA-ZING! You get not only flawless skin tone that doesn’t look like a mask, but also nobody will ever guess that you are wearing it!

You’ll have even skin with all blemishes, capillaries and pores (that’s my issue) covered up. However, I don’t think it will help with super problem skin, but I can definitely say that the coverage is amazingly buildable.




Immediately after application
Immediately after application
Immediately after application
Immediately after application
Immediately after application
Immediately after application

AFTER (in 7 hours)

In 7 hours
In 7 hours
In 7 hours
In 7 hours

The pigment stayed locked on all day even after I constantly touched it with my fingers.


Bobbi Brown, are you a wizard?

I also noticed that my pores did not clog that much. I don’t know why. The product either controls everything or doesn’t let the dirt soak into my pores.

I have combination skin that may sometimes have an oily sheen, but it controls everything… The manufacturer recommends it for oily to combination types, by the way. So, the effect will probably be different against dry skin.

As for the full coverage, let’s face it. It won’t disguise everything on you. It’s not suitable for the skin types that require full coverage, even though the manufacturer promises it… Unfortunately, it’s not for you. This foundation is meant for some minor and insignificant blemishes like I have…

It looks gorgeous in the sun… I mean, I know that I wear it, but… God, it’s magic!

My skin is matte and moderately glowy. Exactly what I need!


It is available in 20 shades and you’ll definitely find something for you! On the plus side, it also has SPF 15.

I can confirm everything they claimed even without reading the research results:

- 96% said it immediately left their skin looking shine-free

- 93% felt it immediately minimized the look of pores

- 92% said their skin looked more even-toned throughout the day

- 91% said their skin looked fresh throughout the day

- 84% felt it left their skin feeling hydrated

- 81% said the foundation stood up to all their activities


My beauty-verdict:

I’m so glad I found the perfect foundation for me that makes my skin tone look flawless. Isn’t it a dream?

Test your shade at Bobbi Brown and make sure that it’s totally worth the hype! I recommend you try this new foundation ASAP. You won’t regret it, I promise!

Bobbi Brown, thanks for the quality and such glorious results!


Thanks for reading!



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XGod recommends Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless SPF 15 Foundation

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Type: Foundation
Brand: Bobbi Brown
Category: Make-Up
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