I have these pesky little freckles. A lot of the time, I think they're super cute. But sometimes I want a flawlessly even complexion. Because of that, I always figured I needed a full-coverage foundation, or at least close to it.
Working for Bobbi Brown recently, I've been using their Tinted Moisturizers (TM) on customers and have been very impressed.
Bobbi's Tinted Moisture products
Their oil-free TM is new, and the original version has been recently repackaged. Both now come in a sleek black squeeze tube. The oil-free version is gel-based and perfect for oily skins - or those of us with oily bits; the original version has jojoba in it and leaves skin soft and hydrated - which is great for normal and dry skins. Guess what? There's a third product in this line! It comes in a pot rather than a tube and it's rich and moisturizing; the EXTRA SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is ideal for the driest of dry skins.
Here's some of what they have in common:
- They're really lightweight and comfortable on the skin
- All are incredibly easy to blend, they melt into the skin
- A little goes a long way
- All work well with fingers, sponges or a brush
- Bobbi's Tinted Moisturizers leave skin even-toned without covering it like a mask
Here's the stuff you may not have heard about these products...
- They run dark.
You'll probably need to go at least one shade -maybe two- lighter than you think you will need. When it's wrong, it's too yellow. You may not want to buy these without swatching them on your skin.
- They are runny.
Part of that amazing blendability comes at a price. The original and oil-free tinted moisturizers are thin and therefore may make a bit of a mess coming out of the container --- go slow.
- You're going to fall in love with them!
Definitely. I did!
I've seen the oil-free version of this product mentioned on a lot of blogs lately. Hey, it's the newest product, right? But don't let the original and balm versions slip by you if you don't want to do the oil-free thang!
Oh, and as promised...
Fair-skinned girls, this one's for you:
Embrace the pale!!! Bobbi's tinted moisture products come in an uber-fair Alabaster. I can't make promises for the very, very fairest of us all, but many PPP's may be pleasantly surprised. Take a look at my swatches - the Alabaster is too pale for me*. WOW.
*In these swatches, Alabaster matches my inner arm,
which is really fair. My face is slightly darker,
making Extra Light Tint perfect for me!
For reference, I also swatched Stila's 10 Wats Illuminating Foundation
which, along with Armani's No. 2 Luminous Silk Foundation,
is my go-to shade match. You can see that the Stila is even more
yellow than the two Bobbi products.
I will be wearing these through the whole summer. I have found that using Bobbi's Oil Control Lotion on my oily bits (chin and nose) works great with the original formula. My skin looks amazingly radiant, the cheeks are perfectly hydrated, and my oily spots are kept in perfect check. And with my red areas (around the mouth and nose) evened-out, my freckles show through in the cutest way. I'm sold.
Disclosure: I work as a freelance makeup artist for Bobbi Brown.
My opinions aren't for sale, though. And these products were gratis,
but that doesn't make me love them. Their performance does!