Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Aallexxy's Foundation Files; Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40

Foundation Files; This is where I test out different base products, from concealer to powder, tinted moisturiser and foundation etc, over a period of 7-14 days and post my findings. (Follow me on Instagram,Twitter and Bloglovin so you don't miss a post) So let’s get started!!!

First off some information about me; Skintype: Combination (leaning dry in winter and Oily in Summer). Shade Reference:in between MAC NC45-50/NW43. Undertones: Yellow/Neutral.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum foundation SPF40
Brand: Bobbi Brown (

Name: Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40
Coverage: Medium

Shade: Warm Almond 6.5 (Golden was too light, sent it back, but swatched both shades below for reference)

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF40 Warm Almond Swatch

Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF40 Golden Heavy and Blended Swatch

What The brand says: See healthy, beautiful skin. Inspired by Bobbi's much loved Intensive Skin Supplement, it's a combination of supercharged serum ingredients with true to your skin pigments. Formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts, this high-powered formula helps give skin the energy it needs to look fresher and younger. Super silky emulsion floats over skin’s surface for a flawless yet natural look–instantly and day after day. Normal to dry skin types- anyone who wants the treatment benefits of a serum combined with the flawless, skin tone correct coverage of Bobbi’s foundations. Goes beyond the surface, beautifying skin with a powerful combination of serum ingredients. Helps support skin’s cellular energy and also offers key anti-aging benefits for a smoother, firmer, more lifted look. Ultrafine pigments cover imperfections without settling into fine lines. Plus, SPF 40 helps prevent future damage.
Wear time (with/without primer): Wear time is decent in this current mild weather, by the end of the day my oils start to push through, my nose needs more touching up than this though.
Price (ml): £39 for 30ml (I picked it up from House Of Fraser for 10% off)

Pros: Infused with skincare

Cons: Needs darker shades
Contains Silicone
Suitable Skin Types: Normal to dry, but works fine for my combo skin in this current mild weather.

Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF40 Ingredients
Any Other Information:  In a skincare-foundation hybrid, for silicone to be the second ingredient, kinda of defeats the purpose for some. Pipette dropper style applicator isn't that user friendly, not sure why, but it doesn't seem to suck up as much product as you would expect. I end up dipping the wand a few times and dabbing it on my face.
Conclusion: I like this foundation, but did not love it as much as I expected to, also the fact that I am the darkest shade available in a brand that usually has a really good shade range is disappointing. Also for the price, I would expect to love it.

*Rating: Like
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