Not the catchiest of names is it? However, there was extreme excitement when news was announced that the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation would be launching, since Bobbi Brown has developed a massive following for both her compact foundations and her long-wear formulas, so the combination of the two was something to talk about.
I’ve always been a big fan of Bobbi Brown foundations as they give such an amazing finish, don’t break me out and are very natural; arguably the most natural you can get due to the extensive shade range and the fact that most (if not all) foundations lean slightly yellow which most of us already have in our skin. The thing to keep in mind with Bobbi Brown foundations is that they’re not specialist, so you won’t get high levels of coverage designed for severe pigmentation or scarring, but what you will get is an extremely decent level of coverage with such a natural finish, that you can add a bit of concealer here and there where it needs to be.
The shade I was sent is my usual, go-to BB shade, Warm Ivory. I realise in the pictures this looks very pale on me, but believe me, it’s the right shade as I am extremely pale, and anything darker than this leaves tide marks. I much, much, MUCH prefer to go lighter and warm up skin with blush and bronze than go darker. Lighter always looks more natural.
The first thing to notice about the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation is that it’s actually a lot fatter than the usual compacts, and this is due to the fact that it contains additional room for a sponge and is also slightly more narrow; kind of as if you took one of the original compacts and pressed it inwards. The product itself is right in middle of dewy and matte, leaving a natural finish that looks like perfected skin. The long-wear claims well and truly held up, even on my oily and hormonal skin and I’d say lasted a good 10 hours before starting to really slip around. I find the best way to apply this is with a stippling brush, before going over any hard to cover areas with the provided sponge. However, if you really want a built-up, heavy finish, then you can use the provided sponge which is very good for pressing product into the skin without leaving any telling signs of make-up application. This is another solid addition to the ever-expanding range of Bobbi Brown foundations that I would imagine will become cult extremely quickly. Available now priced at £32 from Bobbi Brown online and in-store.