Is this my skin?
Now, right of the bat, I have to tell you that when it comes to foundation, I’m a full coverage kind of girl.
Estee Lauder Double Wear/ Double wear Maximum coverage is my HG foundation. Heavy, I know. But I’ve always worn full coverage foundation from my days as a model, an industry I worked in for almost 15 years.
Of course, I have issues regarding my skin. As a make up artist, hairstylist and nail technician, I believe you have to look good, else who would trust you to do their make up or nails?
Recently I had a massive breakout (the first of my life) and after picking at them, I scarred my face. And when you’re dark-skinned like me, those scars turn black and I’m conscious of them. I am on a skin regime since then to get rid of those scars. The other reason is my freckles! People tell me to embrace them, but I can’t. when I’m in the sun, they get worse and I have to cover them up.
A couple weeks ago, I watched a YouTube video of make up artist Wayne Goss and he raved about Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Foundation stick. I did use the old formula, but I stopped when I started wearing my Estee Lauder foudations
Goss is always on point so I tried out the new formula.
And I’m glad I did. This stuff is amazing! I got the color in Warm Natural.
The new formula has a transparent base in which the pigments are suspended. This is reason the foundation sits so closely to mimick tour skin and to give that natural look. It ‘s hard to believe highly that a foundation that’s so pigmented is so creamy, blendable yet so natural looking The colour pay-off is remarkable. If you are super oily, skip this product because it does have many emollients in it that could make you oilier
I got a good six hours wear from it and touched up twice, but nothing’s perfect and I can work around that because this foundation is that good.
While I use pan stick foundation on clients, those products are not for every day wear. I was a bit apprehensive at first because I’ve tried foundation sticks before the Max Factor pan stick is just too thick and the shade range is very limited. The Iman foundation stick was very difficult to blend but the shade range was great.
The Bobbi Brown foundation stick is compact and sleek. You can just pop it in your handbag so touch ups are a breeze. The foundation has medium coverage can be built up to full. When I used the foundation, I skipped concealer and powder but it didn’t cover my dark circked so I used a concealer after. I did wear well for about three hours a but I did neend I needed to touch up, and then dusted a powder over.
The best way to apply this foundation is with your fingers, a foundation brush or a beauty blender.
Most people stripe the product on they face directly from the tube, but I’m a bit OCD so I use a brush to apply and a stippling brush to blend. It’s so creamy that you really don’t need to blend that much.