During the Sephora VIB sale earlier this month, I spent a long time debating what foundation I would purchase for winter. There were many options that I just wanted to buy, but I tried to be reasonable and just purchased Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Even Finish Foundation.
I find that the foundation is very nicely packaged in a frosted glass sort of bottle. The pump itself is great as well - it is super easy to control the amount foundation that comes out. I really love that there are so many shade options in Bobbi Brown's foundation lineup as well.
I landed on the shade 4.25, Natural Tan, which is a yellow toned light-medium shade. The finish is very natural and long wearing, as if I had no makeup on. Yay! The shade might be just a tinge too yellow for my skin tone right now, but I think it blends in nicely. What really drew me in initially was that a little bit of this foundation nicely masked the redness in the blemishes I had at the time.
It is a bit harder to blend this with fingers, and it looks amazing applied with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush. Applied this way, it is a light to medium coverage foundation in my opinion. With a sponge or paddle style foundation brush, I expect you could heavier coverage, but that's not for me! :)
Unfortunately, the one thing I completely do not like is the scent. The foundation has a lavender scent, and for some reason I seriously HATE lavender. If I apply the foundation around my nose, I absolutely cannot stand it. :( The scent does go away, and it doesn't bother me much on the rest of my face, and that worked fine the first few times I wore it. Since the area around my nose could use some coverage, I tried applying the foundation slightly heavier there and really did not enjoy that experience. I'm a little bit disappointed, since this foundation is so great otherwise.
If you don't mind lavender, I highly recomend this foundation! Unfortunately, this is going back to the store for me, as there are a ton of other foundations I'd like to try. What do you think? Have you tried this or any other foundations from Bobbi Brown? :)