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.
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 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
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. Pro’s: - Good pigmentation - Good coverage - Nice & creamy - Easy to blend - Can double as a concealer Con’s: - Clung to dry patches, making them stand out - Got a little patchy/seems to break down as the day progressed Overall: 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. I have pictures & swatches on my beauty blog here: http://shelberrycupcake.tumblr.com/post/21634713505/bobbi-brown-foundation-stick
Expensive but really enjoyable to use and wear
I really enjoyed using this product. It is full coverage and I liked using it it for minimal application . Covering up a bit of red or discoloration. I would recommend. Project panning it made me fall in love with it all over again.
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!
Really does look like SKIN!
I recently picked this up in the shade Golden, which is the perfect shade for my skin. I have never come across a shade so identical to my color EVER! Perfect name for the shade as well, because my skin has a particularly warm golden yellow undertone. This foundation really is undetectable, it blends like a dream and leaves a natural skin finish, not too Dewey and not too flat or matte. Medium coverage, all though I do wish it had a bit more but it is build able without looking caked on. I do reccomend a primer with this foundation, especially in the summer time. I don't think anyone with very oily skin should try this foundation, because it is a creme, but for those with combination skin it does set well with powder. It also photographs AMAZINGLY! Perfect for when you need to look flawless and for flash photography.
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.