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24 June 2013

High End Foundation for Dry Skin

So I previously covered a high street (drug store) foundation that is perfect for dry skin, in this blog I'm looking at a high end variety, Bobbi Brown's Moisture Rich Foundation.


After seeing a lot of recommendations for Bobbi Brown foundations, I decided to give them a try myself. I picked this one up in Brown Thomas after consulting with the girl behind the counter and trying it out (which is what I love about buying at make-up counters, you can really try everything out first). In the end I went for the shade Porcelain (0) as I have quite pale skin.



The formula is very runny and I would definitely recommend applying this foundation with a brush as I imagine it would be difficult to apply using your fingers. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and I find it blends it in seamlessly. In my experience a little goes a long way and I can really use the smallest of amounts to get an even, beautiful finish. It is however build-able if you're looking for a little more coverage.


What I definitely love most about this foundation is how moisturising it is. As someone who suffers with normal to dry skin, it is difficult to find a foundation that doesn't ultimately accentuate my dry patches. My skin never feels dried out when I use this product. With a sweep of setting powder, I'm done. I would definitely recommend this foundation to anyone with dry skin.


Pros: Great for dry skin, SPF 15, good medium coverage,  build-able
Cons: In my opinion, the only one is, it is quite expensive (at €38)


What are some of your favourite foundations?

9 comments:

  1. I've never tried the Bobbi Brown foundation but it sounds great! I'm a big fan of Clarins x x x

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    1. Likewise I've never tried Clarins. Perhaps we need to do a swap. I will keep an eye the next time I'm at the Clarins counter.

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  2. I've never used a Bobbi Brown face product before (I hear amazing things about their concealer) - but this may be worth a try! For some reason, I really feel like a lot of foundations dry on my face funny, leaving it feeling more dry than ever. Maybe I just need something more moisturizing!

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    1. If more moisturising is what you need, I would definitely recommend this product. I also have their corrector for under your eyes, which is another great one from Bobbi Brown!

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  3. Do you see a huge difference between this foundation and drug store foundations? Thanks :)
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    1. Jasmine, I have been trying my best to find a drugstore brand that doesn't stick to dry skin. So far my only success if Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, however it is only low coverage, so for a night out (for example), it's not great. Even in high end foundation, I am struggling to find brands that suit my dry skin!

      Let me know if you have any luck!

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  4. Loved this foundation!
    My current favourite is the Chanel Perfection Lumiere. Not sure how it would work for dry skin but I have normal skin and it works wonders! :)

    Hayfa
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    1. Thanks for the comment!

      Yes I believe if you moisturise properly, this can be used by people with dry skin. But due it's matte finish it is definitely more suited to normal-oily skin types.

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