Bobbi Brown Even Complexion Long Wear Foundation Review

by Mehak Shahani on July 14, 2014

in A- Grade, Bobbi Brown, Face Products, Foundation, Reviews

If you are Punjabi, you would have at some point hummed the “High Heels” song by Honey Singh & Jazz Dhami . The very fact that the song talks about desi girls, wearing high heels and Bobbi brown makeup specifically is just proof of the fact that this is one International makeup brand that makes colors for Olive skin tones (though I really wish they took an Indian in the music video!). Anyway, coming to the point- the Bobbi Brown foundation- which let me just say if you struggle to find your skin tone match, you can rest assured you wil find it in the Bobbi Brown store. I think I tried like 3 shades all of which seemed good matches. And you know what they say-a good match finds you a good catch ! ;) (Actually, no one says that I just made my own makeup quote !!)

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Coming to the Bobbi Brown Even skin tone Long Wear Foundation,  Im going to do a pro-con list for this one instead of a paragraph review (Btw- quick vote. Do you guys prefer a pro con list to skin through quickly, or do you prefer paragraphs ?)

Pros:

  • Medium coverage that goes  to high. Evens out skin tone and covers blemishes and scars, but if you have very bad skin you would require concealer, though it would work for 90% of the people
  • The finish is awesome- a soft, natural matte that looks like your second skin. Blend well and you wont find traces of this anywhere, just a beautiful finish
  • Lasts decently long about 7  hours though it claims 12.
  • For oily and normal skintones, this is going to keep oil secretion in check and makes sure your face stays nice and matte (but not in a harsh matte way, in a nice, natural way)
  • Photographs well even though it has an SPF of 15
  • Doesn’t feel heavy on the skin
  • Glides very nicely on the skin and blends seamlessly without much effort

Cons

  • For dry skin like mine I DEFINITELY need a moisturizer under – neath,  or else the foundation ends up looking a bit flaky and dry. When I tried this on, I was like ugh but the minute I used a moisturizer it looked awesome
  • Sensitive skin tones- this may break you out- my cousin sis has very sensitive skin (She breaks out in 80% of the products and this was one of those)

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See the difference?

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Best way to use: Apply moisturizer everywhere specially flaky areas, dab on to skin and use a buffing brush to blend it in. Its fairly easy!!!

Overall, I actually quite like the Bobbi Brown foundation mostly because even with the high coverage, its non suffocating and makes my skin look naturally beautiful. I do recommend you wait for about 10 minutes after applying because you see the beautiful effects only after some time when it settles on your skin

Verdict :A-

Price: Rs 3200/-

Shade: Natural Tan

Do I like this better than Mac Face & Body: They are so different. Face & Body provides incredible amount of hydration and glow and gives my dry skin a beautiful dewy finish but it doesn’t really stay in place too long. When I need more coverage , need to hide up more blemishes and longer wear time I would go with this.

Recommendation: The Bobbi Brown Even Complexion Long Stay foundation is a terrific buy specially if you have oily or dry skin. It gives a soft matte finish, keeps oil at bay, without looking unnatural and starkly matte and overall makes it look like your skin is naturally beautiful ! With coverage that can range from medium to high, it evens out the skintone and hides acne marks and lasts a long time. Girls with dry skin- you MUST use a very good moisturizer before applying !!

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

nausheen July 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm

You are so cute Mehak.
This foundation sounds just perfect to me…you just sold it to me girl. Am definitely getting this!

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Xuvious July 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

I’m not sure I’d like this one because I have very dry skin. But I really want to try foundations in store and find a perfect one!

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Gowthami@BeautyFrontline July 14, 2014 at 10:49 pm

The finish is simply awesome and looks natural on you! x
http://www.beautyfrontline.com/

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Shivi@COSMOCHICS July 14, 2014 at 10:54 pm

I have oily skin and this sounds perfect for my skin type! would love to try this:)
P.S- I loved your quote :P :)

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A Golden Tulip July 14, 2014 at 11:37 pm

Thats a very good difference i see, Mehak! Looks like a great product.

And i totally prefer pros and cons lists to the paragraphs!

xo

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Swati July 15, 2014 at 12:36 am

Wow . this sounds really good!

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Pavithra July 15, 2014 at 1:37 am

I’ve been a silent lurker of your blog for a while now. This post me made me sit up :) I recently gave in and bought this foundation (in warm honey I think) . I’m a no foundation girl – I like the concept but not the results (no one at my work place comes in with a face full of makeup :( ). But I could get away with this one – it doesn’t look cakey like most foundations that I’ve tried so far do, but it provides more coverage than your regular BB cream. The price though – *gulp*.

Btw, a buffing brush? Can you point me to one please ? I love the way the foundation looks on your face :)

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Anu July 15, 2014 at 8:27 am

Hi Mehak…
Thanks for this great review. Can u pls share a post on lifespan of cosmetics like pencil eyeliners , gel liners, etc… I notice many pencil liners do not have any Best before date mentioned. Would like to know abt such products.. Waiting for ur post :)

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Anu July 15, 2014 at 8:29 am

N yes I prefer the pros n cons bullets instead of long para! Along with ur swatches and pictures!!
U rock girl so thoughtful of u to ask our opinion… xoxo

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Anusha July 15, 2014 at 8:33 am

Looks like a promising product

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mily July 15, 2014 at 10:24 am

haha…your makeup quote is funny :P me too pros and cons format!! havent yet tried bobbi brown foundations…:(

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Tulika Mukhopadhyay July 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

I like the pros and cons format rather than paragraphs where I have to search for the points. I am sold to your review. I have ultra oily skin and am scared of using foundations as those usually make me look like “tala hua papad” in no time, despite all the promises of oil-free. Would love to try Bobbi Brown foundation, but not sure if those are available in Kolkata.

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tarannum July 15, 2014 at 11:18 am

This looks great Mehak…

the difference is so visible. Although this is priced a bit steep, but the finish makes it worth it indeed… Awesome review…
PS… I prefer the paragraph style as your writing style is awesomely witty… True Blue Punjabi

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The PinkTrends July 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I was so waiting for reviews on this foundation.. have heard great reviews..will definitely like to try out ..though its priced quite high.. and yes bullets for me too. I get lost reading the long paras looking for the pointers..

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Manasi July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm
pinkvanitybox July 15, 2014 at 1:15 pm

price is killing and also not meant for dry skin so i better avoid it..nicely reviewed and yes directly putting forward all the pros and cons is a better idea..

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TA July 15, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Sounds like a great buy!

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Jennifer July 15, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Your writing style is the USP of P&B and the reason why I love reading this blog….so u should have both, para n pro-con list, to please both reader types, if possible :)

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Manali July 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm

great review… pros and cons style is better

http://secretsofmissdaydreamer.blogspot.in

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Ramya July 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Will sure give a try on this

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laks July 15, 2014 at 11:31 pm

would love to give it a try

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fiona furtado July 16, 2014 at 9:09 am

Hey Mehak, I love it when you write paragraphs because you write it well!
This foundation seems perfect one.

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M July 16, 2014 at 11:23 am

I prefer paragraphs! Makes it a more fun read versus a boring presentation-style article.

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krithi July 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

i so want this foundation in my life
stick to paragraph dear ,they r good enough info for us :)

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coralcrue July 16, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I just love this pic of yours. the foundation looks like second skin. Perfect!

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Harine July 16, 2014 at 10:43 pm

My skin is behaving weirdly these days. I prefer a no foundation skin these days. Just eyeliner and lipgloss… Waiting for my skin to decide how it wants to be & then I will buy a good foundation… Pros & Cons is more easier to understand a product Mehak but I want your fun filled posts..

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dolly July 17, 2014 at 12:58 am

nice revw and i dnt think we girls use Bobby brown to patao boyz.kinda offensive

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mehak July 20, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Its a Honey singh song. I would be surprised if 90% of the lyrics were not offenisvr..but this lyric is all done in good fun honestly

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E July 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Technically though, he implies that the boys automatically get pataaod without any effort. Hahaha Mehak, the part about “durghatna” is…interesting :P

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Lara July 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

I must be in the minority but I think the foundation is too light for you. You can easily tell that there is a layer on top of your skin and the skin underneath is darker.

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E July 17, 2014 at 7:19 pm

The difference is astounding! All my face stuff is from BB…I wish I knew how to apply it as well though lol.

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