November 03, 2010
I tried looking for a usable drugstore liquid foundation for the longest time but nothing -- not even the famed Revlon Colourstay foundation -- matched my skintone. They were either too pink, too light or too dark. I couldn't carry off any of them unless I was going to be in a really dark room with a single candle.
Thank goodness for Bobbi Brown.
I have been using this foundation for a month now and am quite pleased with it. It provides medium coverage without looking or feeling unnaturally heavy or overly matte. This is an oil-free formulation and oil control is fairly decent -- I only have to blot off a very light layer oil at around lunchtime and touch up with some powder if needed.
My favourite method of applying this foundation is to stipple it on with my MAC 187 skunk brush and follow up by gently pressing the foundation onto my skin with my fingertips as it lasts longer. Applying with my fingers is faster but stippling leaves me with an almost air-brushed finish. Plus, I only need one pump to cover my face. I use about 1.5 pumps when I use my fingers.
The Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation retails for about RM 150 (I think, could be RM 110) at all Bobbi Brown makeup counters. A bit pricer than most others, I think that it's a worth-while buy. All I need is one pump so 30ml should last for quite a while. Plus, it actually matches my skin tone.