I really enjoy this foundation stick. It's creamy and blends beautifully. It's not cakey or drying. It's definitely a medium to full coverage. You can sheer it out using a beauty blender or buff it in for a fuller coverage. But it gives and nice slight sheen and it's long wearing.
Great coverage but tends to get oily
I recently rediscovered this in my makeup drawer and I've been trying it out for the last couple of days. There are a lot of things I really, really like about it: the form is super convenient (no pumping liquid out onto your hand, etc etc), and the coverage is really great. It's very thick and creamy, and feels great to put on. I also like that it's very easy to blend out and it somehow manages to be both full coverage and natural looking. Finally, I always feel like I won the lottery when I find a foundation that's a match to my very, very, very pale skin (NW10 for MAC is almost too dark...)
The major problem I have with this foundation is that I have pretty oily skin, and after just a few hours of wear, this foundation seemed to start breaking down. I really couldn't make it the whole day without blotting, and it was really pretty bad. Even using powder a couple of times during the day the oil just seemed to really go nuts.
Bottom line: if you don't have oily skin, this is a fantastic full coverage foundation you should try! I'm going to keep trying with different primers, but sadly I'm afraid this isn't for us oily skin girls.
i've never been a fan of foundation, so when i started working for bobbi brown and this was one of the first items i was given to try, i was skeptical. it is deemed as medium to full coverage, but when i started playing with it, i could get the most sheer finish i wanted, while still getting my skin evened out. this formula is by far the most photogenic that i have ever worn and it is so versatile as far as coverage. the foundation stick is awesome for normal women, but is also great for makeup artists who need a formula that can be used on any skin type and look beautiful in photographs.
Not worth the $41 in my opinion...
I used a Sigma F80 to apply this foundation, & I did set it with a powder.
- Good pigmentation
- Good coverage
- Nice & creamy
- Easy to blend
- Can double as a concealer
- Clung to dry patches, making them stand out
- Got a little patchy/seems to break down as the day progressed
This is a good foundation, however it did not work as well for me as my drugstore Revlon Colorstay or my Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse, so I would not consider it worth the $41.
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I've never had fabulous skin, but I'm definitely a mess in stressful situations. I get incredible redness and scarring on top of cystic breakouts and most foundations just don't cut it when it comes to coverage, or completely aggravate the situation. I trust Bobbi Brown with complexion products, and I thought the heavier coverage of the Foundation Stick would be just what I needed to get me through my rough spot.
This is like a giant cream concealer, housed in a sturdy twist-up metal tube. A little goes a long way, so dabbing this on my problem spots gives me enough concentration where I need it and still enough to blend out for full coverage. It does not seem to be fragranced and smells a little oily, but the scent does not linger once applied.
This does require a good setting powder and can look oily throughout the day. Regardless, this is definitely the best full-coverage foundation I have tried so far.
This foundation stick has been the solution to my skin's worst nightmares. It provides full coverage but still doesn't look caked on or like a mask. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has extremely oily skin because it will slide right off. But with a good moisturizer underneath this foundation can be rolled and blended with your finger or foundation brush. You don't even need to apply this all over for a even application. You can apply where needed.
This is a great foundation to use for photographs. I love that it can be used as a foundation or spot treatment. If you are looking for a smaller version- Bobbi Brown's Touch Up Stick is the same formula but for more of a mini spot cover up stick!
During the winter my skin tends to be a little dry as oppossed to the oild slick that it is in the summer. So this is what I use in place of Bobbi Brown liquid foundation. A little goes a long way and I actually don't use a foundation brush to blend. I use supper clean hands and the warmth from my hands actually help glide the product around. Sometimes I even use it as concealer under my eyes on days that I don't need the full coverage of BB Concealer compact.
This is my staple.
I use this as my concealor and/or foundation. It works. It gives you medium to full coverage but can transfer, so you need a setting powder. I have used in the inconsistent weather in London and the tropical sun in the Canaries and Caribbean and it adapts to my skin tone. But nine times out of ten I use as a spot coverage.
6.5 Warm Almond