Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Foundation SPF 12

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Foundation SPF 12
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What is it: This powder foundation makes skin look luminous rather than cakey and dull. It enhances skin's natural glow and is so soft and airy that it won't settle into fine lines. It contains SPF 12 protection and blends easily for a finish that looks poreless.

Who is it for: All skin types, except very dry.

Why is it different: This formula offers a range of coverage, depending on whether it's applied wet or dry. It's creamy and silky, but also oil-absorbing.

How do I use it: After applying your favorite moisturizer and corrector or creamy concealer, use a sponge to apply this foundation for medium coverage. Use a powder puff for even better coverage. Follow with swift motions of a buffer brush to get the most natural look.

From Bobbi Brown.

  • Net weight 0.45 oz
  • Porcelain: fair
  • Sand: light
  • Natural: touch of color
  • Beige: as described
  • Honey: for warmer skin tones
  • Warm Almond: for deeper skin tones
  • Sponge made in China; Foundation made in USA

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A212009 - Bobbi Brown Illuminating Compact Finish Powder FoundationSPF12 4 5 12 12
LOVE LOVE THIS MAKE-UP I don't like heavy make-up at all. Most of the mineral make-ups just settle in my fine lines and make my skin look and feel older. This powder foundation by Bobbi Brown is the best make-up I have ever used and I have to say that I have used about all that are on the market. Please don't ever stop making this! 03-19-12
Meh..I've used better I've been a huge bobbi brown addict for many years and I just simply can not recommend this foundation. I have normal to oily skin and this just looks cakey and clings to any dry spots. Even after exfoliation. I tried this as soon as it hit the market and used different moisturizers underneath (protective face lotion,vitamin face base,oil control lotion, hydrating face cream) and still got the same results. Patchy and dry and not really any coverage to speak of. The color matches are great, just make sure to get matched if you already used Bobbi's other foundations because this does NOT match her liquids. I use cool beige in her natural finish foundation and in this I use Warm Sand for a perfect match but I can get away with Beige as well. I love the compact, the big mirror is a plus. But I hate the sponge. it's way to flimsy. I'm sure Bobbi can do better than that. If this would provide everything it's supposed to as described I would stock pile this. The only reason it's getting 2 stars is because I love the packaging. 04-15-11
Look No Further... I've searched for and used many foundations including the popular mineral foundations, and was never happy with the coverage they provided no matter how much they boasted about the natural looking finish. I even tried Bobbi's other foundation and found they didn't provide enough coverage and staying power, UNTIL I had a makeover at her counter and the artist used this product on me. I've spent many years in the sun and wanted to cover all those pesky brown spots and troublesome redness I hated so much! This did it! It stays on, it looks like my skin, it's flawless. I will NEVER, EVER look for, use or purchase another foundation. This is it for me and I hope she never discontinues this foundation! It allows skin to look like skin, just like Bobbi says. 03-24-11
Another Hit from Bobbi Brown!! I have very oily skin so wanted to give this a try, especially for the warm summer months ahead. It gives me good coverage and keeps the shine away 'till mid to late afternoon when I need just a little touch up. I am very fair and Bobbi Brown foundation matches my skin tone so well, something other foundations haven't done.I use her oil-free even coverage compact foundation and love it too, even though it's creamy it's also great for oily skin. Thanks Bobbi for another great foundation for us "girls" with oily complexions. 03-13-11
For Oily Skin This powder foundation is wonderful!! As Bobbi said "It's great for oily skin. Not so much for dry skin". I have very oily skin except for under my eyes. I just use a creamier moisterizer under the eye and my makeup stays fresh all day. Will try more BB. 02-23-11
A natural glow. Natural and adjustable coverage. Does not look like or feel like I am wearing foundation. The foundation gives my complexion a nice glow. 02-20-11
still not sure I like this product just ok, though I had expected to really love it. When I first got it I tried it dry and and with a wet sponge and could barely get anything to transfer from the sponge to my face. So...almost returned it, but after a few more tries with it I am now getting some coverage, but not nearly what I expected. It does give a certain luminous finish, but it doesn't cover my pores like I wanted. I think it is just too finely milled. For the price and the name, I expected to be dazzled and I'm not. I"ll keep it, but probably won't reorder this one. 02-20-11
the best This is a fabulous powder foundation which makes the skin look absolutely flawless! I have used YSL foundations and powders for years which is really top of the line and I think this product is right up there with YSL quality. I have ordered several of Bobbi Brown's products recently and have been extremely pleased. 02-19-11
BEST Powder Foundation EVER!!!! I received my foundation yesterday and I love this stuff!!!!! I ordered natural and it's a perfect match for my skin, you can't even tell that I have anything on!! I have been a BE user for almost 10yrs, needless to say I won't be using that anymore! I love using this wet, it gives beautiful coverage! If you have really dry skin, you might not want to use this foundation. Unlike BE, this totally makes my pores disappear! Love it!!! 02-16-11
Unsure I am on the fence with this compact. It really does not cover as well as the presentation said it would, even when wet and applied over adequate moisturizer. It also is pretty matte, not illuminating like the title says. It's a decent powder, probably best used over a foundation as a touch-up. 02-15-11
Works Okay for Me I wear a warm almond. Thus, it is difficult for me to match my color. Bobbi Brown offers make-up that work well for African-American complexions. I like the coverage of this product, and this product works well with my combination skin. I rated it 4 stars because of the price. 02-14-11
Not Illuminating I rarely give a negative review for anything on QVC, but this particular product isn't as it was described. I've tried lots of different forms of powder foundation and this was by far the cakiest and most matte I've ever tried. There is no luminosity whatsoever and it does settle into fine lines really bad. I tried it wet and dry and both gave bad results. Back it goes. 02-10-11
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