BOBBI BROWN: Weightless Foundation + Instant Full Cover Concealer


Bobbi Brown recently released new makeup products, which I have two: a foundation and a concealer. Are you a fan of Bobbi Brown cosmetics? I have only used a lipstick and an eye cream, but from what I have tried from the range, I am happy and hope to continue to explore and try more from the brand. Continue reading to see my review on these new releases.

Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15 Warm Beige 3.5 (W-46) 30ml $70*

The skin long-wear weightless foundation is described as a buildable medium to full coverage foundation with 16-hour wear that gives a natural, multidimensional matte finish that’s comfortable, breathable and weightless.

The weightless foundation comes in a classic frosted glass bottle that is hygiene-friendly with pump for easy dispensed product. The shade warm beige 3.5 (w-046) is seen as a medium golden beige with yellow undertones. The shade appeared slightly lighter for my current face complexion as I have recently gotten tanned over the past few months from working out outdoors. This shade however will be great for winter and I won’t be exposed to too much sunlight. The texture is lightweight, almost mousse in consistency. I use a foundation brush to apply 2 pumps (equals one pea size) for me to have medium coverage. Apply evenly to give a flawless and natural finish.

Since I have combination-dry skin type, I prefer to use a hydrating primer to keep my skin moisturised but also keep my makeup on for longer. More on that in another post. I found that without using a primer or a hydrating moisturiser, this foundation leaves a very matte finish, meaning a one dimensional finish. While I love my matte finish foundations I’ve been experimenting with comfortable matte finishes that give more of a second-like skin feel.

I found that after wearing for 3.5 hours, I needed to blot my nose, but noticed no foundation transfer on the blotting paper. It did oxidise a little so it doesn’t look as light on my tanned skin. After a few more hours of wear, my skin is looking a little dewy but still comfortable to wear. After 7 hours of wear, it’s time to remove my makeup. My skin looked dewy but not an oil sleek.

I love this foundation as I could easily layer a cream blush or bronzer without the foundation moving or caking up. It felt comfortable on for the duration of my makeup and skin felt like it could breathe. I love that the selection of shades have increased since I last saw it online, there are now 43 shades which is amazing. This product is FREE from paraben, phthalate, sulfate, sulfite, gluten and is vegan. Ideal for normal to oily skin types.

Instant Full Cover Concealer Natural 6ml $52*

The instant full cover concealer is described as a highly-pigmented—an easer of stubborn dark circles, hollows and fine lines with a 12 hour wear. It is a full coverage under eye concealer with a weightless feel and natural second-like skin finish.

The shade natural is described as a tan beige with yellow undertones. This is great as it blended well with my current tan skin, but didn’t stick out like a sore thumb on top of my lighter shade foundation. The concealer comes in a long and narrow tube with a doe foot applicator. It has a rich and creamy formula to give a fresh, smooth and non-drying finish. It can help to banish signs of tiredness and instead promote a bright and spritely complexion. This also has a crease-free finish.

I love to use this over my foundation but whatever suits you, this will not move around when applied on or before your foundation step. It’s so lightweight that you don’t need to set it with a setting powder. It’s comfortable that you can forget you even applied it on your under eyes. It covered some subtle fine lines and puffy eyes from my recent lack of sleep. I have noticed it gives a lovely bright—wide eye look, which is great because no one wants to look fatigue or worse for wear. There are currently 15 shades which is again amazing, so you should be able to find a shade suitable for your skin complexion. This product is FREE from paraben, phthalate, sulfate, sulfite, gluten and is vegan.

Overall, I have been impressed with both makeup products. I recommend both if you’re looking to try new foundation or concealer from the brand. You can find Bobbi Brown Cosmetics at selected department stores and online at David Jones, Myer, Mecca Cosmetica, Mecca Maxima nationally and via:

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