30 Days of Product – Bobbi Brown Compact Foundation

20151228_131517.jpgThis is the only compact foundation I have and if you zoom in on the photo, you’ll see why this is the case. It is impossible to keep them free from dust. Literally impossible. I’ve used this one twice and there’s already a dozen visible specks of dust in the product.

Also, yes I forgot to put a review up yesterday. Sorry.

Anyhow, this is Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation in warm ivory. It’s supposedly oil free, which is welcome in compact foundations.

Beyond the dust I don’t really have any complaints about the product itself. It comes with a sponge applicator that I would probably forego for limited use applicators to minimise bacterial growth in the product. The sponge is pretty good though.

The thing is, compact foundations are a form of foundation that very few people can actually wear. They are very heavy in nature even if this one is on the lighter end of the spectrum. For most people, including myself, it’s simply way too much.

What I did notice when wearing this was that my nose became incredibly oily after a few hours and I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone who has a tendency to get oily. I have sensitive combination skin and only ever get an oily t-zone. This was just… extreme.

Other than that, it has pretty high coverage and good staying power. Looks good and is easy to work with.

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