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Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

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Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40

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      Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40
       
      3.7

      (based on 163 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (69)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (27)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (31)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (16)

      68%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        • Brand buyer (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      This Wonder is Worth It

      My dry dry dry skin is loving this foundation! It soothes like a moisturizer and relieves the tightness. The finish is a softly reflective natural look that is just on the edge of...Read complete review

      My dry dry dry skin is loving this foundation! It soothes like a moisturizer and relieves the tightness. The finish is a softly reflective natural look that is just on the edge of dewy. People are telling me that they can't tell I have foundation on and that I look different in the well-rested kind of way. Get color matched, test it, love it.

      Skin Type: Definitely Extra Dry to Dry, maybe some Normal users.

      Coverage: Easily Medium, can be built to Full, and can be sheered with moisturizer/sunscreen.

      Application: About 8-10 little dribble dots from the pipette is plenty to cover my face. I use my fingers to spot it on and then massage in.

      Drying: Dries quickly, about 1-2 minutes. However, the real soak in time is nearly an hour. While your skin soaking in the serum, the foundation will still look a little pasty. Your patience will be richly rewarded with an amazing finish.

      Longevity: Once the soak is over, this foundation has a strong bond with your skin. I haven't yet seen bumps and scritches leave a track mark. Plain soap and water doesn't take it off either. Definitely requires follow-up removal steps like toner. Will get you through the business day easily, but will fade a little during after-hours. Personally, I'm still happy with how it looks around bedtime because my skin doesn't make much oil during the day.

      Creasing: Just a teensy bit during the dry-down stage, but just a quick little touch and everything is fine for the rest of the day. Overall, I don't really see creasing over time in my smile lines or eye crinkles.

      Blending: Tends to get caught up in fuzzy areas, needs extra effort to make sure it all lays down evenly near places like the hairline.

      Extras: Best friends with BB Pot Rouge for blush because it melts right in. Looks more natural on dry-finish moisturizers/sunscreens. Dewy-finish extras will make this serum foundation look glassy and inhibit the soak-in stage. Powders will mattify this serum foundation's finish (blush, setting, etc.). Stick to cream formulas if you want to maintain the reflective qualities.

      Limitations and cons: Very strong lavender scent! Water-resistant, not fully sweat-proof. Doesn't completely cure redness or even out skin texture. As a very fair person, I will still continue my usual precautions such as using sunscreen under my foundation and wearing a hat. This foundation will not be a substitute for any of that, but I do now feel more confident about my anti-UV radiation armor.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      BEST Formula/ WORST Applicator

      Let me preface this review by saying:

      1) You should definitely buy this foundation
      2) This is the most negative review I've ever had for a BB product (and the...Read complete review

      Let me preface this review by saying:

      1) You should definitely buy this foundation
      2) This is the most negative review I've ever had for a BB product (and the only negativity is because of the packaging- not the formula itself). So Bobbi, you're still brilliant in my eyes.

      If you happen to crave flawless, glowing skin that looks healthy even during the dead of a Northeastern winter AND Texas heat in the summer, then this product is for you (read: everyone). However, be prepared to add an extra minute or two to your morning routine in order to master the art of the applicator. The pipette is frustrating at best- either foundation is wasted by getting stuck in the tube, or foundation is wasted because you can't control how much comes out. I am a firm believer in "you get what you pay for", unfortunately, this bottle makes it impossible to get what you're paying for.

      (Please just change the packaging!)

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Foundation I Have Ever Used but HATE the dropper

      By 

      from Madison MS

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I am extremely dry and "chatted" with online consultant for her recommendation for foundation. She was SPOT ON. I love the foundation and the day I started wearing it, I started getting compliments on how pretty I looked. It had to be the foundation, everything else was the same. It goes on easily and smoothly and feels great but I hate the dropper in the bottle. It is messy. I don't understand the need for the dropper and wish that BB would change the bottle to the same as the other foundations. Otherwise I give this foundation FIVE STARS FOR SURE!

      • Age Range:
      • 55-64
      • Skin Type:
      • Extra Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging
      • Product Benefits :
      • Instant Results, Long-Wear, Natural Glow, Wearable
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Product hate the bottle

      By 

      from Porter Ranch, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I really like this foundation. The color is perfect with my skin tone. I absolutely despise the bottle and dropper. I have tried every which way to get the foundation out. You shouldn't have to work so hard to get it out of the bottle. I am so frustrated that I am even thinking of changing brands. The only reason why I haven't yet is because this is an amazing foundation.

      • Age Range:
      • 55-64
      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium
       
      5.0

      Best foundation

      By 

      from Bangkok, Thailand

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      The best foundation that I have tried, goes on smoothly with great coverage. Love it

      • Age Range:
      • 25-34
      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Medium – Dark
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
      • Product Benefits :
      • Naturally Flattering
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Dispenser is messy and dropper is very inefficient

      By 

      from New Jersey

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      The product itself is good but definitely a bit overpriced. And the dispenser it awful. It takes way too much time for the dropper to absorb it and then dispense it. When I first purchased it I was questioning whether they gave me a used product since it was so difficult to get it out. I thought it may have been a half a bottle.

      • Age Range:
      • 45-54
      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging
      • Product Benefits :
      • High-Impact, Instant Results, Long-Wear, Natural Glow, Naturally Flattering
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • Yes

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Needs different dispenser - messy

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      from Middletown, RI

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I love the feel of this foundation. Once you use less than half the bottle, it is not possible to use the eyedropper to get foundation out of the bottle. I end up storing the bottle upside down, which can also be messy when you invert it. I also think this foundation is pricey.
      There must be a more efficient way to get the foundation from the bottle to my skin.

      • Age Range:
      • 25-34
      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Extra Light - Fair
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Love the foundation, hate the bottle and application

      By 

      from San Antonio

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I have used Bobbi Brown foundation for years. I loved the moisture rich formula and this intensive skin serum was recommended by the Bobbi Brown salesperson. I've almost gone through a whole bottle (I think...I can't tell!!!) and it is time consuming every morning to try to get the appropriate amount of foundation on my sponge. If I could find another foundation with similar moisture rich coverage, I'd switch in an instant. Please fix this bottle and application!
      A couple of people have asked me about my foundation and I have to say, I can't recommend it because of the application.

      (8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Nice Formula but the bottle is horrible!

      By 

      from Orlando, FL

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I have been a Bobbi Brown customer since 2001 and I used the Moisture Rich Foundation on my very dry skin for years and years. When it was discontinued, this foundation was recommended to me at the Bobbi Brown counter. While the formula is nice, I cannot get over the inconvenience of this bottle. It is super heavy, you cannot see how much foundation is left, but the dropper is the worst part. I have been using this for several months now, to see if I could get the hang of it. Either too little or too much comes out of the dropper. If too much comes out, the bottle opening is too narrow for you to get it back in the bottle. So wasteful. I am really, truly tired of wrestling with my foundation bottle every. single. morning. I am busy working mom of 3 kids and I simply don't have time in my day for my makeup to be a hassle, not to mention how expensive this foundation is...I can't justify the cost with this nightmare of a bottle/application process. Please let me know if I can purchase this formula in a different, user friendly bottle. If not, what would you recommend for dry skin? I am very close to trying another brand altogether. After all of the comments on this bottle, I would think you would consider making a change.

      • Age Range:
      • 45-54
      • Skin Type:
      • Extra Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Extra Light - Fair
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging
      • Product Benefits :
      • Foolproof, Instant Results, Natural Glow, Naturally Flattering
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • Yes

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Love the foundation, the bottle is a mess

      By 

      from Minnesota

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I have been using Bobbi Brown foundation for 15+ years and love everyone I have tried including this foundation. The bottle and dropper dispenser are a mess. My bottle leaks around the top creating leakage at the base of the top and loss of the product. I will not order again due to the the messy condition of the bottle. I too got some on clothing and it did not come out. Still going to use Bobbi Brown, just not this one.

      • Age Range:
      • 55-64
      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Like the coverage

      By 

      from Austin, TX

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      Also appreciate the SPF, but I may need support with application and selecting a shade. I waited for moisturizer to sink in, but had difficulty with coverage. Tried fingers, sponge, brush. Would it be possible for me, although I ordered online, to take this to the dept store where I typically buy BB and get advice?

      • Age Range:
      • 55-64
      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium
      • Skin Concern(s):
      • Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation
      • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
      • No

      (19 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Bring Back Moisture Rich Foundation

      By 

      from Michigan

      Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

      I have been wearing Bobbie Brown make up for 20 plus years. I loved the moisture rich foundation and miss it terribly. I tried this foundation and have had a number of issues-
      1. The bottle with the dropper is not user friendly
      2. The foundation stains clothing -including 2 tops i had to get rid of
      3. If you wear this in the under eye area it irritates, the moisture rich foundation did not irritate in the eye zone
      4. too expensive

      • Age Range:
      • 45-54
      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Skin Tone Range:
      • Light – Medium

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