Ever since I formed an unhealthy addiction to makeup, I’ve been a liquid foundation girl. No powder foundation has yet lured me away from my beloved liquids, as I found the formulas I tried were either drying, clung to dry patches or gave me a dreaded case of cake-face. When I was lucky enough to be gifted a sample of the new Bobbi Brown powder foundation at a blogger event, I was: a) Fighting back the urge to release an excited squeal because I adore Bobbi Brown as a brand and b) Slightly dubious that this product was going to agree with me and my liquid-loving skin. But as I’m ever the curious cat when it comes to new products and there was no way I was relinquishing some perfectly good Bobbi bounty, a bit of roadtesting was required…
Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation*
My qualms about using a powder foundation were allayed a little when I found this particular powder isn’t really a traditional powder as we know it, but more a liquid and powder hybrid, which gives it more of a ‘creamy’ feel. I received the shade Natural, which is a touch too dark for my current skintone and throws a bit yellow on me, but will more suitable leading into the warmer months as I start to get a few rays on this pasty skin. Housed in a sleek Bobbi-esque compact, this foundation comes with an application sponge and a long mirror.
When I first started using this foundation, I applied it with a light hand, wary of running into any issues with caking and dry patches. I quickly discovered my worries were unwarranted as this particular powder is a complete dream to work with, blending out easily into a matte finish. The coverage for me is on the lighter side, and no matter how many times I go over problem areas, the foundation can’t quite manage to disguise them properly. (You’ll be able to see a blemish above my eyebrow and pigmentation on my chin showing through the foundation.)
However thanks to the lighter coverage, the foundation looks natural and ‘skin-like’ on, and while the finish is very matte, but not drying in anyway – my skin feels beautifully soft. I’ve been trialing this on long days out and about, and I’m pretty pleased to report it lasts the distance, I never became shiny and it looks as good at the end of the day as it did at the start. LOVE. THAT.
I think those with naturally fabulous skin will love this foundation – it’s perfect for those ‘no makeup makeup’ looks when you want everything to look fresh, pretty and matte. For me however, it just doesn’t provide the coverage I need to cover pigmentation and blemishes, and for $68, it’s a pretty expensive as a ‘good skin days only’ option. But when I have those good skin days, this foundation is something I will definitely be reaching for.
If it sounds like it’s right up your alley, the Skin Weightless Powder foundation comes in 20 (20!) shades and is available online or instore at Myer/David Jones.