As I’ve mentioned in a recent post, I bought this foundation as a reward for myself for finishing the final paper for my undergraduate studies. It’s definitely a splurge for me, but I’ve been wanting a proper foundation, the one that will match my skin tone (not very easy to achieve with drugstore foundations, really) and have a beautiful finish. When Sephora finally open in Indonesia, I was going to buy the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-H Full Coverage Foundation because I think it will be the perfect foundation for my graduation day as it has a medium to full coverage and claims to have a lightweight feel. But later I found out that Sephora Indonesia have not stocked the brand Tarte. So then I had to look for alternatives.
After reading some reviews, I finally decided I will get the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15. I picked this up at the Bobbi Brown counter in Sogo Plaza Senayan. I was matched to the color Beige. At first I thought the color is kind of light for me, so I asked the girl on the counter (what are they called? Beauty Advisors?) to try a shade darker on my other side of the face. After that I said to her I will walk around the mall for a bit and I will come back later if I liked how it look and feel on my skin (and to see whether or not the foundation oxidises on me). My first impression on the formula was that it really is lightweight, it doesn’t feel like anything is put on the skin, and it really is skin-like.
After a while, I decided I really liked it and I was going to buy it. But I still wasn’t sure about the color. I looked up online and turns out the color Beige was quite on the light side. Stupidly, I didn’t ask the color of the darker shade, but I assume it was either Cool Beige (3.25) or Warm Beige (3.5). I keep looking at my pocket mirror (indoor and outdoor) to really have a good look on the shade that matched me best, but I think it wasn’t that much different and my mom keep saying the lighter one (Beige) look much nicer. So in the end, I bought the shade Beige (3).
When I came home that day I can not wait to properly try it on, so I remove all my previously worn make up, wash my face, use my toner, moisturizer, and SPF, and applied the foundation using Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. It’s so easy to blend and have a nice dewy finish. I tried a few layer, but medium coverage is the best this foundation can provide. It’s okay for me because that’s what I expected. The next morning I tried it again, this time I want to test out its longevity so I will use it until evening. Turns out my father had a plan for us all that day so we spent the day walking outdoor under the sun and that was when I can say I was really pleased with this foundation. It withstand a very hot and sweaty day! I do have to point out that I don’t have oily skin, so maybe that helps with the longevity.
I have tried using this foundation with my fingers, which I think give the same natural finish but I end up using more product, so I think I will stick with using my Real Techniques expert face brush. After those two days, I always use this foundation every time I went out to and it’s just.. it’s really, really nice. Money well spent. I’m really happy with this foundation!
Have any of you tried this foundation? How are you liking it? Tell me in the comment below!