Foundation Review: The Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation. Before/ After

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This is a long overdue review of the latest foundation release from Bobbi Brown, the Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation SPF.

I think a lot of people are with me when I say Bobbi Brown are the masters of makeup base. Since way back when they were *the* brand that us professional makeup artists would turn to for amazing bases for ALL skin tones. Bobbi Brown have always been really inclusive in terms of shades and their formulas are really incredible.

what’s more they do A LOT of different foundations and bases for all skin types and needs. Bobbi Brown currently do 7 different foundations to choose from…from the lightest and most sheer coverage to full and long-wearing.

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Powered by skincare, this energising foundation delivers 10x the Cordyceps and stronger skincare benefits to leave skin looking smoother, plumper, and more radiant instantly and over time. Powerful serum-infused skincare meets skin-perfecting makeup with fuller coverage, and up to 12-hour glorious wear.

The Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation comes in 24 shades with Alabaster C-004 being the lightest and Espresso N-112 being the darkest. There is a mixture of cool, warm and neutral tones across the shades.

Aside from the coverage and pigment, this foundation contains a wealth of skin-loving ingredients including cordyceps, ginseng, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and of course SPF 30 or 40. This foundation will energise the skin and leave you glowinggggg. Hyaluronic plumps and smooths the skin and gives it that hot of hydration we all need at this time of the year. It protects with broad spectrum UV-filters AND there is also Deep Sea Ferment which provides defense against  free radicals, pollution, and blue light.

It also promises a 12 hour medium-full coverage, no sinking into those fine lines and pesky pores AND it’s sweat-humidity-water-resistant. POW.

H O W  T O  U S E :

Buff foundation onto face with our Full Coverage Face Brush for a second-skin finish. This is actually one of my favourite AND most-used foundation brushes! It has synthetic hairs and is a mid-sized circular brush. The brush bundle isn’t too tight so it allow for a really natural foundation application.

M Y  T H O U G H T S :

This, for me, is a *grown up* foundation. Sure ANYONE can use this and see the incredible benefits, but simply because of the skincare, the radiant finish, the luxury bottles and just everything about it….I think this is 100% targeted towards my age group : the 30’s/ 40’s and up! From being a makeup artist for so many years and working with so many ages and skin types over the years, this is what we NEED! Beautiful weightless feels, radiance and glow, second skin finish and that little touch of luxury. It’s a flawless foundation and I absolutely love it.
When applying this foundation it you can really feel the skincare within…..and kind of see it in the finish of the skin. You will really glow and feel / look hydrated. I have an oilier skin so I will set this lightly with a loose powder. Dry skins, you will be good to go with just the foundation.
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I actually tried this on without knowing anything about the base, and on about the 3rd swipe I said straight away ‘this is going to be an expensive one!’ ….it *feels* it from the way it feels on the skin, the texture and that heavy, glass, luxe-y bottle. It is £51, which is their most expensive foundation at the moment. I do feel though, with foundations, I would spend this and more if it made my skin look and feel incredible….which this 100% does. Its up there with your By Terry’s, your Chantecaille Futureskin and your Hourglass!
To finish the base I used the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge (Pale Pink), the Bobbi Brown shimmer Brick (bronze) and the Bobbi Brown Instant Full Coverage concealer.

In summary, the Bobbi Brown Intensive Serum Foundation is :

  • Radiant finish

  • Long wearing

  • Skincare-infused

  • SPF Protection

  • All skin-types

  • Luxury Makeup!

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If you are in the market for a pretty special foundation, then I would definitely try and get a sample of this, you can also use the Bobbi Brown shade-matcher online if going to a counter isn’t easy for you.

I think it’s a really beautiful foundation, and dare I say it….worth the price tag. It really does wonder for the skin and makes me feel and look really radiant and fresh. Let me know your thoughts and I hope you found this helpful and answered all your questions.

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