08 September 2014

Review: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

I've never tried any Bobbi Brown cosmetics before, but after being thoroughly enabled by fellow bloggers, I picked up the Corrector for dark circles under the eyes. When browsing the stand, this Foundation Stick caught my eye and it was love at first twist.

I'm not really a foundation wearer, so getting a foundation "stick" really appealed to me. I use it warrior style: swipe across each cheek, swipe across the forehead, small swipes on the chin and nose, and then I blend it out with my Real Techniques buffing brush. The texture is creamy and doesn't drag the skin when you apply it. It also blends out easily and isn't greasy or oily; it almost has a light powder finish. That being said, I don't think dry-skinned gals will like this, the texture is much more suited to us combination-oily/oily-skinned individuals.

The coverage is light to medium, but as with most products, it is build-able. With my "warrior" approach the coverage is quite light and I find that sufficient for my skin at the moment. I did however try applying it more heavy-handedly for the sake of this review, and it still looks good: not cakey or flat. I'm not sure how to describe the finish as it's not completely matte, nor glowy or dewy. I'd say it's sufficiently mattifying without looking flat, if that makes sense.

I love the sleek black and silver packaging and I think this will be perfect for travelling: it's small and compact and you never have to worry about explosions in your makeup bag!

I have it in the colour 2.5 Warm Sand and it's a perfect match for my slightly tanned skin. This retails for R465 at Bobbi Brown counters.

Have you ever tried anything from Bobbi Brown? What is your favourite? Let me know in the comments section.

Until next time!



  1. I've often thought of getting a shade in the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick that is a shade or 2 darker than my skin tone to contour with...might just have to pick it up! ;)

    1. Ooooh that's a good idea! Thanks for commenting, Luzanne!