Bobbi Brown BB Crème SPF 35
I recently wanted to buy a foundation that really worked for me as I can never find the perfect shade to match my skin. I am a chocolate girl :) and I was colour matched with walnut however It was suggested to me that I try the BB cream in the colour rich as I have combination skin and I do not require heavy coverage as my face is quite clear. Once I have applied my primer to create a smooth and even base I found the application very easy especially as you do not need a lot of product, it also blended in perfectly. It did not dry out quickly however this may be due to my combination skin. Combined with B Brown's sheer finish pressed powder in golden brown my face was glowing and did not look cakey but natural and fresh. I love this product and would buy it again especially because of the high SPF because I have sensitive skin. *****
06 September 2013
Not Good for Dry Skin
Recommended to buy this instead of a tinted moisturiser but found it very drying on the skin and difficult to apply even with a moisturiser underneath. The product collects in the pores and almost rolls off on any dryness.
I would say this is only for oily to combination skin otherwise stick with a tinted moisturiser.
One of the only Bobbi Brown products I have ever had a problem with.
On a positive note there is a vast choice of shades so colour matching should be easy.
05 August 2013
Better than expected
I have never used a tinted moisturiser or BB cream before because I have a few slight areas of discolouration on very pale skin.
I was attracted to this for the summer and the high SPF. I am pleasantly surprised. it gives as much- or more- coverage than B Brown Moisture Rich foundation and her Skin Foundation- each of which is very sheer in my opinion.
This is quite sheer but on application it dries quickly so you can build up coverage. I bought the extra fair and it's slightly darker than Porcelain if you are a Bobbi Brown user. I still use a moisturiser under it and think you'd need to unless you have very oily skin.
With a dab of concealer this works well- only 4 stars as you need to use quite a bit and it's expensive.
21 May 2013
gives a really good finish
I started using this in September and several people have told me my skin looks fantastic since then which has been a real thrill. I don't have the best skin: dry and mildly spotty which is not a great combination but this really moisturises and evens out my complexion.
I initially purchased extra light as I am extremely pale and was delighted to know that was a wee bit too pale even for me!
It lasts particularly well when combined with the Bobbi Brown Pale Yellow powder . I would highly recommend it.
26 January 2013
OK - not the miracle I expected
I really love Bobbi Brown products but just didn't like using this BB cream. Bought this about 6 months ago when BB creams were beginning to be introduced and have continued to use it since, mainly because of the price I paid for the product so felt I should at least give it a chance. Was expecting a miracle product but this didn't deliver. Limited choice of shades - despite being colour-matched in store - so it made me look very pale (unwell looking) and had to blend this with foundation to give a good colour. One good thing is that it is long lasting as you only need a small amount for application. Have now reached the end of the tube and would not re-purchase this cream.
31 December 2012
This product provides good coverage - at first I thought that it was a bit 'claggy' and was disappointed as it did not seem to absorb well. However, I realised that I was applying way too much. Previously I was using Bobbi Brown tinted moisturiser but you need to apply much less than that and really blend it. Once I did that it provided great lasting coverage and am really pleased.
07 November 2012
Lovely texture and beautifully moisturising
Having previously used Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser for years, to which I am now inexplicably allergic (they must have changed the formula), I have been looking for a good replacment for around 6 months. This Bobbi Brown BB cream is ideal. The texture is that of a medium weight mosturiser, not too thick, making even coverage easy to achieve. Coverage is light, simillar to a tinted moisturiser so concealer will be required for blemishes or high colour areas. My skin remains hydrated all day with no need to re-apply. I have a relatively pale Scottish complexion, (blue eyes and blond hair), albeit with a slight tan at present but after a bit of trial and error have found that the medium shade works best for my skin tone. I think the lighter shades would work best for those with a classic fair or very fair skin tone.
05 August 2012
Good but a little chalky
I have used this for a couple of weeks now and do like the medium coverage it provides, but do find it a little tricky to apply - the texture is smooth and easy to spread initially, but quickly dries to a more solid/chalky texture and is then harder to distribute evenly, especially on some of the trickier areas around the hairline/eybrows etc. I also find the finish a little 'flat' on my face, but will try one shade darker to see if it will look more natural. On the plus side it seems to deal well with areas prone to shine. Not as perfect as I had hoped, so search for perfect everyday foundation will continue.
04 August 2012