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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 172 reviews)

        Ratings Distribution

        • 5 Stars

           

          (74)

        • 4 Stars

           

          (29)

        • 3 Stars

           

          (31)

        • 2 Stars

           

          (20)

        • 1 Stars

           

          (18)

        68%

        of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          • Brand buyer (11)

        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

         

        Nice Formula but the bottle is horrible!

        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...Read complete review

        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.

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        5.0

        Lightweight, beautiful coverage

        By 

        from Idaho

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        I have fairly normal, sometimes dry skin and this goes on beautifully. The coverage is just enough, sheer, yet covers imperfections and evens my skintone. I can still see my skin through the makeup which I love and it adds a nice sheen (not sparkles!) Lots of shades to chose from also.

        • Age Range:
        • 45-54
        • Skin Type:
        • Normal
        • Skin Tone Range:
        • Light – Medium
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging
        • Product Benefits :
        • Naturally Flattering, Wearable
         
        5.0

        This product and service are awesome!

        By 

        from toronto

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        I really like this foundation.
        I usually use cream foundation because my skin is super dry skin and I have dark spot. This foundation is super light wait, I can control coverage easily, and essence improve my skin problems! My dark spot getting lighter, and fine wrinkle is getting shallow. Also, I like light make up but, I need to cover my dark spot so, usually looks like heavy make up. but, this foundation makes my make up super natural!

        Just one thing, My color is Warm ivory. Unfortunately Warm ivory is unavailable since Febrarly. It is so long.... so I bought cool ivory this time.

        I really appreciate Bobbi Brown service.
        I had a problems about online order. But, they fixed the problems right a way. I'm so satisfied about it.

        • Age Range:
        • 35-44
        • Skin Type:
        • Extra Dry
        • Skin Tone Range:
        • Light – Medium
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging
         
        1.0

        Awful replacement for Moisture Rich Foundation

        By 

        from New Jersey

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        I've used Moisture Rich for many years before it was discontinued! It was so good. I'm told that Intensive Skin Serum is its replacement. Okay so who came up with the dropper system of dispensing the foundation? It wastes so much product! And, the foundation itself is not nearly as good as Moisture Rich. Bring back Moisture Rich. And, if for some reason, you don't bring it back, please change the bottle of Intensive Skin Serum. This is awful - just awful. (I gave it one star only because I couldn't post a review without a star.)

        • Age Range:
        • 35-44
        • Skin Tone Range:
        • Light – Medium
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging, Uneven Skin
        • Product Benefits :
        • Foolproof, Instant Results, Wearable
        • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Continues to Perform

        By 

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        Have used in the past. Left because of price but now back. It does the job and is good for your skin at the same time. Good coverage and I like the dropper delivery as I can control the amount used. I am staying with this product!

        • Age Range:
        • Over 65
        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Skin Tone Range:
        • Extra Light - Fair
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging, Uneven Skin
        • Product Benefits :
        • Foolproof, High-Impact, Instant Results, Long-Wear, Natural Glow, Naturally Flattering, Wearable
        • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Awesome product/ terrible dropper system

        By 

        from SFBay area

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        This product is wonderful for mature skin. It is not too heavy but covers imperfections and redness while leaving a dewy finish. The dropper bottle system is messy and in the end wasteful. Please change it!

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

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Love the foundation but bottle/dropper is a mess

        By 

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        I have used the Bobbi Brown stick forever, but this winter my skin was so dry I was looking for something more moisturizing. This was recommended and at first I loved it. However as time went on it became more difficult and messy to apply. I followed the instructions on this site but it really didn't help very much. I have wasted a lot of product because I have to keep wiping off the dripping foundation on the bottle. Besides being terribly messy I feel like a good amount of the foundation is wasted because of the dropper application - which seems counter intuitive but you end up with it on the bottle, your hands, etc. Unfortunately for this reason I will not purchase again or recommend.

        • Age Range:
        • 45-54
        • Skin Type:
        • Dry
        • Skin Tone Range:
        • Extra Light - Fair
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging, Redness, Uneven Skin
        • Product Benefits :
        • Instant Results, Natural Glow
        • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        At last

        By 

        from West Virginia

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        I have finally found a foundation I can recommend to others. First I do not need a primer, I put Intensive Skin Serum on with only a moisturizer on . I love the dropper, I can put a drop right where I want it. This serum blends in totally, dark and red areas are gone. It is so light I forget that I have it on. You are going to love this foundation.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this foundation!

        By 

        from Pleasanton

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Comments about Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40:

        Gives me a dewy finish and a natural look! Easy to apply!

        • Age Range:
        • 55-64
        • Skin Concern(s):
        • Anti-Aging, Hyperpigmentation, Uneven Skin
        • Product Benefits :
        • Instant Results, Natural Glow, Naturally Flattering, Wearable
        • Reviewed as part of a sweepstakes/contest:
        • Yes

        (13 of 13 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

        (4 of 4 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

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