REVIEW: Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a foundation post. However, I’ve recently gotten back on the foundation bandwagon; and, I’ve been into mixing formulas lately. I stumbled across the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation by accident when I was originally researching a different foundation. I decided to give this foundation a try when it promised healthy, glowy skin from within — which is right up my alley. Lancôme claims that the “Lancôme science” discovered the “inner light of perfect skin and recreated it via this foundation. Additionally, their marketing is clever as they explain that “light is not only reflected on the surface, it is also naturally re-emitted from deep within the skin. This is skin’s inner light. At its peak, this surface radiance and inner light constitute skin’s aura.”

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In addition to the light reflecting particles, and providing “surface radiance,” Lancôme’s exclusive “Aura-Inside (TM) Technology” is allegedly a big part of creating freshness and radiance. Above all, the Lancôme Teint Miracle Foundation is considered to be “a new generation of bioptic pigments combined with classic mineral pigments. Together, they reproduce the appearance of inner light of perfect skin, by recreating the intensity and pristine freshness of its radiance. A unique liquid light essence maximizes skin’s surface radiance.”

There’s lot of big claims here and fancy language that is equally exciting and confusing at the same time. I wear the shade IVOIRE 4N and it’s a good match for me — a mix of both pink and neutral undertones that balance out my not-so-yellow skin tone. A big part of why I like this foundation is because it feel so light and watery when applying on the skin. It absorbs and your skin and makeup seem to fuse into one — leaving the finish very light and undetectable. The glow and radiance that Lancôme speaks of is really in the formula. There are swirls of iridescent pigments. And, while they may look very glimmery, it doesn’t apply too glittery or crazy on the skin.

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The formula and texture of this foundation are both great. The light texture makes it really easy to use and blend. Coverage is light and natural; and for that reason, I don’t think this foundation is meant to be buildable. That’s probably why this foundation is best on “good skin days” lol. It fills in lines and pores really well, and it also boosts your complexion’s tone. However, oil control is pretty non-existent, which I accept since it never claimed to be that kind of product anyway. I don’t like to powder over this because I like to maintain the glow that the foundation gives. It does provide a fresh face, but it does get oily and slippery on my skin during the hot summer months.

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Make Up For Ever 108 Large Foundation Brush

I’ve had a thing for Make Up For Ever brushes lately and didn’t hesitate to purchase the 108 Large Foundation Brush. Previously, I wrote about the Foundation Kabuki Brush, so it’s probably safe to say that I’m on a major foundation kick as well! While the brushes aren’t limited to being used with the MUFE HD Invisible Cover Foundation, I find that having a good foundation brush around can really make or break the effects of any foundation.

The MUFE 108 Large Foundation Brush is described to be “a large flat and rounded brush to quickly and evenly apply foundation.” As a multi-purpose foundation brush, it can be “used to apply and blend all kinds of foundation quickly on large areas. Its large, rounded shape and straight bristles are ideal for a high coverage, even foundation result. It can be used with liquid and cream foundations.” Since I don’t use cream foundations, I can’t speak to its performance with cream formulation; however, I can definitely say that this is foundation brush NEED if you’re a fan of liquid foundations.

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Essentially, with this brush, you will never have to worry about streaking. It seems that this brush will always apply the foundation evenly and smoothly. Because the bristles are fanned out in a way to cover a large area, it only takes a few sweeps along your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin. The bristles are firm and soft, which sounds odd. But the compactness of the bristles allows the the brush to be perfectly firm, but soft enough to follow the contours of the face. It’s also super soft so it feels quite pleasant on the skin.

As with my MUFE Foundation Kabuki Brush, this brush takes a long time to dry. However, the up-side is that foundation/product doesn’t get clumpy and goopy within the bristles. It seems that no matter the product, brand, or formulation, the foundation applies thin, even, and perfect. The wide paddle shape of the brush allows the foundation to applied quickly, so I think that’s really important for this review. Sometimes I don’t want to use my Beauty Blender because it takes SO long to wet it and pat the foundation in all over my face.

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Another thing I noticed is that when wanting additional coverage, just dab more foundation onto the desired area and use this brush to pat. You’ll get additional coverage, but the brush will apply it evenly without getting cakey. I think having a good foundation brush is an important part of applying foundation correctly. In the end, it will always be about how the foundation eventually looks on the skin.

While the formulation and texture of the product is essential — and that varies from person to person — the tool that you use to apply the foundation can make a big difference too. I recommend this brush if a traditional foundation brush isn’t for you and you’re looking for a thinner and lighter application.

Retails for $36.00 USD.

REVIEW: Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I’m really late to the Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation game, but I’m finally experiencing what the big deal is about with this foundation. As an “oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life,” this foundation’s concept of being both invisible and HD is quite extraordinary. This foundation claims to “create a soft-focus effect, which is designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It leaves your complexion with such a flawless finish, [and] it can withstand bright or harsh lighting” as well.

I chose the shade 115 Ivory which is for light skin with pink undertones. I thought about 110 but decided while I like some pink tones in my foundation, it was way more pink than I needed. I find that 115 is a great match for me since it’s both light in color with pink undertones. The formula and texture of this foundation is really light and runny — which is surprising for a foundation that is such high coverage. A little bit goes a long way, so it’s absolutely possible to adjust the coverage levels depending on what your skin needs. I need less than half a pump since I apply this lightly to the skin.

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I’ve used both a synthetic buffing brush and a regular foundation brush to apply this. However, I like using a damp Beauty Blender to apply this foundation sheer and even. The formula instantly cancels out redness and pigmentation, while evening out the skintone amazingly. There’s a hint of glow and radiance without looking glittery or shimmery, so the formula really helps the finish appear natural on the skin.

Coverage is adjustable and the formula is easy to worth with and blend. I think it’s a great foundation for special occasions and for every day use since the texture and appearance of this foundation is natural. While it’s great at covering pigmentation, discoloration, and redness, I find that it’s not as good as some of my BB/CC creams in covering pores and filling in lines. It’s very smooth and flawless on the skin with decent oil control after powdering, so it’s a very customizable product for sure. Without powdering, oil breaks through for me after about 4 hours of wear so I need to blot. I also think the wide range of colors available can be helpful for those who are “in between” shades.

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I recommend this foundation and I can understand why there’s a cult following. My only gripe is that the pump gets clogged easily and product will goop around the opening. I have to be extra careful to wipe off any excess before putting the cap on, or the leftover foundation will cake around the opening. A suggestion is to set your t-zone with a translucent setting powder because my combo skin gets oil within a few hours of wear with this foundation. If you haven’t already tried this foundation, I’d say give it a go and you’ll be satisfied with the results. In the future, I’m planning on experimenting with using this foundation as a mixing agent. I’ve read that combining the HD Invisible Cover Foundation with other formulas works wonders as well.

Retails for $42.00 USD.
Made in France.
Item contains 1.01 fl. oz.

REVIEW: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15

Speaking of summer products, I’ve been trying the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15 ever since I was compelled to purchase it after watching Essiebutton’s video called “Holy Grail Round-Up with Claire.” Described as a “long-lasting foundation powered by Amazonian clay,” it sounded gimmicky which is why I’ve overlooked the product for so long. This foundation claims to provide 12 hours of flawless coverage.” Designed to be long-wearing, Tarte’s “skin-perfecting formula with UVA/UVB SPF 15” protection is a good combination especially for the summer months.

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This foundation is marketed as a “full coverage with a weightless texture,” and “with a broad range of shades available, [this foundation is] supremely blendable [with] a buildable formula.” The texture of the product is whipped and moussey. Because of this, it may feel thicker than a traditional liquid foundation. However, it spreads easily and blends flawlessy very quickly into the skin. Once applied, it feels light and fluffy on the skin. The effects of the foundation are lovely — your skin looks healthy and even, pores and redness are concealed, and it looks so light on the skin despite the fact that it’s full coverage. With this foundation, I don’t need additional concealer. Packed with “skin-smart” Amazonian clay, the product claims to “intuitively adjust to meet and address your skin concerns for makeup that wears better, longer, and truer.

This revolutionary foundation reduces the appearance of pores, discolorations, and imperfections and ensures a perfectly flawless complexion every time.” I agree that the tone of the foundation is adjustable — on me, it seemed to warm up a bit, but it’s subtle so I wouldn’t say that it oxidizes. It applies very smoothly and I like how it feels and sits on the skin throughout the day. My shade is “Ivory” which has some pink tones in it. I’d say that it’s a good, comfortable match.

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My only gripe is that this foundation has ZERO oil-controlling abilities. For that reason, I can’t say that it’s true to its claim to being long-wearing. It looks lovely on the skin and there’s no denying that. However, even on my normal-combo skin, oil broke way faster than when I use other foundations. I looked greasy and oily nearly instantly — especially in the Texas summer heat. Once I blotted the excess oil, I liked how my skin looked again. However, the oil, of course, returned.

I like this foundation, but it’s truly not long-wearing. And with constant blotting, re-powdering, and touching up, I find that this foundation is high maintenance. I think I’ll see how it wears when the weather is cooler in the fall and winter months, but I wouldn’t suggest wearing this on a long, hot day.

Made in USA.
Retails for $38.00 USD.

Achieving Airbrushed Skin

The process of makeup application can be a complicated mission if you’re not sure what tools you need to use. While I believe that using your fingers/hands can be just as useful, knowing which tools can be beneficial to you is a big part of helping your makeup look good and last. I’m a big believer in makeup brushes and feel that with proper care and maintenance, they can last forever; therefore, investing in good quality brushes is important.

As always, it’s best to find a system that works for you, your skin, and your products. I own brushes from all different brands and different price points — I like to purchase brushes for their function, rather than brand name — and, I have brushes that I’ve purchased from Target and Walmart to ordering much pricier brushes from MAC, Laura Mercier, Shu Uemura, etc. The point is to find what works best for you.

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REVIEW: Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF15 – “Pale Dune”

While I was home for spring break, I stopped by the Tom Ford counter at Neiman Marcus because I was itching to test out the foundation. While I didn’t do any additional research before going, I was disappointed with the small color selection and lack of proper customer service. Nonetheless, I requested a sample of the product because the foundation was expensive and I didn’t like how I couldn’t play with the foundation by myself (like at Sephora or at Ulta). The Tom Ford Traceless Foundation SPF15 in “Pale Dune” had been on my wish list for months.

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I was matched to the shade “Pale Dune,” which the sales associate transferred for me into a small bottle. This is the 2nd lightest shade with beige-yellow undertones, but I kind of wanted to see what “Alabaster” would’ve looked like on my skin. I didn’t like how the sales associate eye-balled my shade and didn’t really try anything on my skin. When I asked to see “Alabaster,” she said it would be too light and dismissed the request. I took the sample of “Pale Dune” because it was quite obvious that all the other shades after that were super dark.

The Neiman Marcus website states that this foundation is unique because its 3-in-1 formula “delivers a balanced complexion that glows with vitality and radiance.” It claims to be “extremely lightweight and luminous [and] includes the skin-nourishing Tom Ford Infusing Complex to help protect skin and promote its vibrancy from within.” The foundation’s “micronized pigments deliver seamless and undetectable coverage that is easy to build up or sheer down.”

“Pale Dune” is too dark for me but I’ve tried to make this sample work in so many ways. I’ve been wanting to dabble into the Tom Ford beauty range, and starting with the foundation was a bad start because I was disappointed and I wouldn’t recommend it at all. As a foundation and base makeup fanatic, I have high expectations as you all may know. Because of the brand and the price of this product, I had high hopes that this would be like magic.

Unfortunately, this shade is about 2 shades too dark for my skin and sat heavily on my face all day. The formula is easy to work with and has a pleasant, herbally scent. However, the formula is quite thick even though it didn’t provide that much coverage. The foundation was luminous but made me really oily; and, even with powder, still made me oily.

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“The Tom Ford Infusing Complex infuses skin with a potent combination of specially selected nutrients that help skin stimulate its natural repair mechanisms. By helping skin cells replenish their natural energy, it fundamentally rejuvenates the complexion, so it looks and feels brighter, fresher, and less tired. High-performing antioxidants help protect the skin, creating a vital-looking face. The skin is left looking renewed, resilient, and smoother.”

While we can assume this foundation is packed with skincare ingredients, my complexion didn’t look extra radiant or smooth. In my opinion, the performance of this foundation was mediocre and didn’t really “wow” me in any way. Also, the heavy feeling on my face didn’t really have a “traceless” effect either — so I find it strange that this foundation is called “the traceless foundation.” It also didn’t help that I didn’t really get focused attention and help at the counter either. It’s a good thing I asked for a sample because I’ll be throwing it away anyway. I may re-visit this issue and try “Alabaster” and see if a better color match will make me feel better.

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There’s different kind of foundation formulas out there and it’s important to find the one that works for your skin tone, your skin type, and your personal concerns/needs. I’ve included this magazine excerpt for those who are on the hunt for the perfect foundation. Please remember that the brand nor the price will all of sudden give you perfect skin. I was mainly disappointed with the Tom Ford foundation because I had high expectation because of the brand and price. However, it just sat on my skin and did nothing. For me, I don’t have a lot skincare concerns and I require very little coverage anyway; so, when I notice a foundation not performing, it’s a big red flag for me.

My other complaint is the poor customer service. I’ve always been physically matched to a shade at a counter, with the sales associate actually applying the product on my skin. This was the first time someone just eye-balled my potential shade. Meh.

30 mL/1 fl. oz.
Retails for $78.00 USD.

How-To Apply Foundation

Applying foundation is easy once you’ve developed your personal style. What’s important is that you choose a formula that works for your skin type, rather going for a chosen brand. Another thing to remember is that what you do before makeup application is just as important when it comes to how your foundation will look and how it will wear throughout the day.

At night, proper skincare is imperative – remove all traces of makeup – including eye makeup, lipstick, and of course, your base makeup. Follow up with night time skincare – it doesn’t have to elaborate, but moisturization is key for healthy looking skin. Remember that without adequate hydration, your skin will be dry and dehydrated – which makes it difficult to blend your foundation. It will also accentuate fine lines, wrinkles, flakes, and areas of dryness.

In the morning, splash your face with water that is at a comfortable temperature; or, if you’re oily-skinned, use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil to get your face started on a clean slate. Apply toner if needed and don’t forget to moisturize and add sun protection/primer. Allow a few minutes for the products to sink into the skin. If not, it will be too slick for foundation – allowing the makeup to move around and slide – eventually, it will come off throughout the day and get patchy.

Nowadays, there’s tons of foundation formulas – liquid, cream, powder, cream to power, mineral, etc. Find one that works well with your personal skin type. Get samples of different colors and formulas and experiment with them to find which ones you like.

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I found this on Pinterest and just had to share it with you. Everyone develops their own taste and technique, so do what feels right for you. But if you’re unsure, give this pictorial a go because I think it could help! Another thing to think about is the right tool to apply your foundation. Your hands are perfectly fine for liquid and cream types, but if you’re concerned about hygienic issues, use a synthetic buffing brush or flat paddle brush. In my opinion, a synthetic buffing brush is much more versatile and deposits just the right amount of color onto the skin. For mineral or powder foundation, try a kabuki brush or a dense fluffy brush to sweep on the color.

REVIEW: DiorSkin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25

With a gift card I had, I decided to indulge in more frivolous spending – and, of course, no makeup shopping is complete without another foundation to add to the collection. To mix things up a bit, I decided to try a powder foundation in the Dior range (because I’m obsessed) and stumbled upon this bad boy.

Originally, I had my eye on the liquid version of the fusion wear makeup line; but, I quickly gave up on it because the colors weren’t going to suit me. They were all either pink-based or so neutral it would end up being too muddy-looking. So, instead, I purchased the powder foundation version after swatching it and falling in love with its texture.

I love the case on its own. The deep, ocean blue color with “CD” embossed across the case is so beautiful. The magnetic closure is convenient and it feels secure and sturdy. The big mirror instead is a huge plus because it’s functional and useful when I’m on the go or traveling.

The case does tend to get finger-printy; but, so do all my other glossy cases. I suppose that’s what the velvet pouches are for!

My shade in the Forever Compact is 020 Light Beige. I thought I could get away with the 010 but it was SO pink and ashy looking swatched on my hand. I decided on 020 because of its slightly yellowy-beige undertones, and I think I made the right choice. The color blends beautifully and neutralizes everything in one swipe. Whoa-nelly.

Dior’s main concept with all their foundations is to promote the idea of “second-skin” finish. The products help achieve the ideal complexion – flawless and bare-looking. The product claims to be “customized luxury” since the foundation is supposed to “adapt to your body throughout the day, allowing you to achieve an ultra-smooth, flawless complexion.”

Close up shot of the Dior powder foundation in its pan here. The powder is extremely finely milled – almost to the point where the area around the pan gets powdery. The color is forgiving and adjustable because it works on its own once applied onto the skin. I appreciate the coverage – it’s quite high for a powder foundation; yet, it doesn’t look or feel cakey or powdery. It just fuses into your own skin becoming one with it. I know it sounds cheesey, but I have yet to come across a powder foundation that does this.

The foundation is supposed to be “infused with skin-shaping Skincare Essence,” allowing the formula to “melt weightlessly into the skin” while maintaing moisture and oil control all at the same time. I agree that skin texture is instantly polished and it feels soft to the touch; oil control is pretty good – again, for a powder foundation. All in all, it’s quite long lasting as well, too.

About 2 years ago, when I was going through a Chanel phase, I purchased the Double Perfection Natural Matte Powder Makeup in 20 Soft Beige. It was quite heavy so I had to use a big powder brush to apply it and the finish was veryyyy powdery. In fact, without some sort of facial mist, the product was a total miss. After struggling to make it work, I gave up on it abandoning it for months at a time.

As you can see, both products have glossy, weighty, and luxurious cases that comes in a velvet pouch. Both are relatively the same color, but I would prefer the Dior over the Chanel.

Side by side: Dior compact on the left; Chanel on the right in this shot. There are some major differences:

1. The Dior powder foundation is much smaller. 0.35 oz. at $49.00 USD with a smaller sponge.
2. The Chanel powder foundation is 0.45 oz. at $50.00 with a wider sponge and a separate (and flimsy) “brush” that I ended up tossing.
3. Dior has SPF 25;
4. Chanel has SPF 10.

Again, I prefer the Dior fusion makeup because it adheres well to the skin without looking like makeup. I’m impressed with all of Dior’s formulas – lightweight and smooth, yet really good coverage at the same time. If you’re really, really oily and need some major oil-control and you don’t mind misting/setting your makeup every day, the Chanel powder foundation may work in your favor.

Face shot after 12+ hours of wear. Oily t-zone going on but the “glow” is still there – although it’s subtle. I like how the Dior powder foundation doesn’t make the face look flat like Chanel’s. What are your thoughts? Intrigued?

DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup 010 “Ivory”

In a random magazine article, I once read that Natalie Portman’s favorite foundation was the DiorSkin Nude Skin-Glowing foundation. Of course, she is the face of the brand, but I was intrigued and wanted to see for myself – despite the fact that I have enough foundations to last me a lifetime. :)

The concept of the nude skin-glowing foundation is to mimic skin’s texture and feel. It claims to be “enriched with naturally derived skincare ingredients for a complexion that is even more ‘nude’ and sublime in all types of lighting.” This “hydrating fluid foundation delivers just the right amount of coverage to create a naturally flawless, bare-skin effect.”

Though it promises to “improve radiance and beauty of the skin day after day,” I would say that that’s a far-reaching claim. However, I do think that the ‘good-for-your-skin’ foundations nowadays help skin look good under the makeup, therefore helping it feel better once the makeup has been removed.

The product’s insert says that the “art of the Nude skin look is to create the illusion of beautiful and radiant bare skin that looks completely natural.” I would agree that the watery formula is very lightweight and thin – BUT it doesn’t compromise coverage. The texture of the foundation feels cooling and nice on the skin and blends very easily – blurring imperfections and pores along the way.

Again, according to the insert, the Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup was “inspired by skin,” so the idea behind the formulation is to “offer every skin the ideal complexion.” Apparently, the foundation’s pigments are the same color as the skin’s melanin pimgents; and light-perfecting pigments allow it to adjust in various lightings (outdoor and indoor). The “unique combination of Mineralized Water and Floral Water” contribute to helping the skin become more beautiful and radiant.

I chose the shade 010 which is “Ivory.” It is the first and lightest shade in the range and I’m quite happy with it. It’s quite close to NARS “Mont Blanc” shade and Chantecaille’s Just Skin foundation in “Alabaster.” The product has a lot of fancy claims, but what I like about the product is that it’s so natural looking on the skin. In my opinion, the texture of this foundation is deceptive – it looks lightweight and gelish when dispensed from the bottle. However, I’ve had difficulties with getting it to blend quickly and streak-free. I find that I have to buff and buff and buff to get the results I want.

010 “Ivory” is not entirely yellow-based and leans towards neutral. It’s slightly pinky toned much like “Mont Blanc” but not so much that it makes me look pink. The coverage is medium and buildable, but pore coverage isn’t as good as some of my other foundation. I like to apply it more sheerly since I don’t require a lot of coverage, but I love how it’s an INSTANT pick-me-up for the skin. It’s instantly brightening and glowy and the finish is semi-matte/dewy.

If you’re looking for a foundation that isn’t too matte and isn’t too dewy, this is great because it’s the best of both worlds. The ‘glow’ that it adds to the skin is natural and very healthy looking; and, I personally like that it’s infused with skincare ingredients. I can’t say for sure that all the fancy ingredients are doing a whole lot, but I can say that it isn’t making anything worse. I like the final finish of the product and how my skin looks throughout the day; however, the application is not my favorite – whether I use a buffing brush or the beauty blender. I’m considering using my fingers for awhile to see if that makes a difference.

*Quotes extracted from http://www.sephora.com, the product’s box, and the product’s insert.

1 fl. oz.
Retails for $48.00 USD
Made in France

REVIEW: Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation

Lately, I’ve been obsessed with Bobbi Brown products. I’ve glossed over her line before but never took the time to really learn about any of her products. When I was younger, I thought the line was boring and “old lady,” lol. Of course, when I was younger, I didn’t know what I was doing or what quality truly meant either!

Let me introduce to you the Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation. Previously, I wrote about the Extra Repair Foundation – which is great for fall and winter months. I thought that this foundation would fall into that category because of its moisturizing properties. However, it doesn’t make me greasey and I love the finish.

This is a great, all-around, everyday foundation. I say this because it’s easy to apply, very low-maintenance, and performs to the same level every time I apply it. It’s very fuss-free, which for me, means that I can apply it everyday without having to worry about which brush to use, whether it’s going to wear off during the day, or how many times I’m going to need to blot.

The glass packaging is cute and compact, but the foundation doesn’t come with a pump. I would say that THIS is my biggest gripe. It just makes everything overall messy – I hate pouring it out onto the back of my hand, because most of the time, I pour too much out. Another gripe with the packaging is that the opening gets gunky because foundation will collect and dry around the opening. Bleh.

Bobbi Brown’s Luminous Moisturizing Foundation is described as a “super-moisturizing formula [that] gives skin a soft, healthy, even-toned glow as it helps reverse the visible signs of aging.” It claims to be “formulated with a natural collagen boosting, skin firming blend of Hexapeptides and Milk Thistle Extract.”

The main purpose of this formula is to “soften fine lines and imperfections” to make “Skin look and feel refreshed, renewed and beautifully luminous.” The scent reminds me of gentle herbs – it smells good, natural; not in a floral, laundry kind of way though (thank goodness). The smell is kind of lavender-ish, I think. It’s very pleasant and I have no complaints about it.

My Bobbi Brown shade is Sand (2). Like I’ve mentioned before, Bobbi Brown provides a wide range of shades. Her philosophy is to create yellow/golden-toned foundations, so this is a great line for Asian skin tones, those with really pale skin tones, and those with darker skin tones. She provides a great range of in between colors as well. Generally, the warmth of her formulations blends well into the skin and I believe the yellow tones help counteract the redness even better.

Coverage is roughly medium – however, it can be sheered out (using a bueaty blender) or buildable when packed onto problem areas (using a synthetic buffing brush). Overall, I like the customizable coverage because we can’t always have “good skin days.” Wear time is good for a moisturizing foundation but it isn’t the longest lasting – although it doesn’t claim to be. It’s very soothing and gentle on the skin; and I like to use this when my skin is irritated and not being responsive towards products.

I recommend this over the Extra Repair Foundation and prefer to use this on days when I’m in the mood for a liquid foundation and not a BB cream or tinted moisturizer. Although oil does break through halfway through the day, I just blot and move on and it doesn’t bother me. The finish is luminous but not shiny or overly dewy, which I like because sometimes I feel that dewy formulas can be mistaken for oiliness.

I don’t tend to powder, but if I feel like it, I dust some on over my t-zone. For those having difficulties with color matching for foundations, give Bobbi’s line a try and ask for a sample.

Made in Canada.
1 fl. oz.
Retails for $46.00

*Quotes extracted from http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com