Review: Bobbi Brown BB Cream and Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation

Hi Glamifys,

Ever since I started buying makeup, Bobbi Brown wasn’t one of my favourite brands. It’s marketing campaigns are usually geared towards the more neutral looks which might not be as attention grabbing compared to the colourful ones from Mac.

However, I decided to explore and boy, was I pleasantly surprised! 🙂

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** Just to clarify, the only other time I had gone to BB’s Raffles City counter to search for a new concealer had left a bad taste in my mouth. The Makeup Artist did not sanitize her hands nor the concealer which she had casually applied on my face. I am not a cleanliness freak but seriously, it’s a cream product in a pot where god knows how many fingers have dipped into it. For other stores, most will spray alcohol on the brushes/ products/ hands before application. **

Anyways, the new BB creams caught my eye. There were launched earlier this year and received many rave reviews due to the following:

1. Cream to powder finish

2. Variety of colours: Singapore branches currently carry 4 shades. I am using the third darkest shade ” FAIR”

3. Its an all in one product: SPF 35, covers redness & minor imperfections, smoothes out skin tone & surface, moisturizing yet oil-free

Just to keep in mind that it is 40 ml worth of product for $59 SGD.

I don’t think there is a need to explain how BB creams came about except that the one from Bobbi Brown is suitable for all skin types. To keep in mind that I have combination skin, the BB cream balanced out the dry and oily parts of my face. It has light to medium buildable coverage. Absorbs easily into the skin, giving a flawless base.

Technically, you can use the BB cream on its own. Probably a concealer for the more stubborn blemishes and scars. The MUA, Rene Ding, was extremely helpful and she suggested that for the best finish, I should lightly buff on a little liquid foundation. They have two options; hydrating or long wearing liquid foundation. I chose the long wearing one.

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You might think that this is a little too much since its 2 products sitting on your face but trust me, it looks really good together. Super happy 🙂 you might not even need concealer after the BB cream and the foundation haha

The foundation is a little thicker and heavier coverage as compared to the bb cream. it reminds me of better version (less thick and cakey) of Mac’s pro-longwear foundation.

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(Left is liquid foundation, right is bb cream)

Long-wear even finish liquid foundation SPF 15 goes at $75 SGD for 30 ml. You only need a pea size amount to lightly cover the face. Meant for normal to oily skin.

The picture below shows liquid foundation (extreme left), bb cream (middle) and bb cream + foundation (extreme right). The liquid foundation is a tad too yellow (I am wearing Warm Natural 4.5) but when paired with the bb cream, it is a perfect match to my skin colour. Use a loose powder to set as needed.

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Plus, who can go to a Bobbi counter and not purchase their renowned gel eyeliner. My Mac’s Black Track gel liner is finishing up so I thought of trying the one from BB instead. It is safe for the water line and it didn’t make my eyes red or watery. I purchased the one in matte black, BLACK INK 1. This is going for $40 SGD

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***BONUS***

Every SGD 150 spend entitles you to become a member with BB. You are entitled to 6 makeup lessons which you can come at any time (as long as you make an appointment!) I am also happy to mention that Rene said I could pop by their counter any time for a lip stick or lip gloss etc touch up.

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Also, if you like their Facebook page, Bobbi Brown Singapore, you are entitled to a 30ml cleansing oil and a badge haha. The cleansing oil has a similar application to Shu Uemera’s. I am not sure if you need to purchase something to get the free oil but it’s a worth a try 🙂

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Take care and for my Muslim Glamifys, Selamat Hari Raya!!

Cheers,

Glamify Sg

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4 Comments on “Review: Bobbi Brown BB Cream and Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation”

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