Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation

Bobbi Brown’s latest Intensive Skin Serum Foundation could be the best foundation out there for dry skins but I think it’s a total waste of money.

Here’s why? I bought this little black bottle in Singapore. 5.5 – warm natural is an exact match to my skin tone & no one could tell that I’m wearing foundation. Also loved the serum texture from the first application itself. It is quite thick & has a creamy feel oppose to what has been described. It isn’t runny like DiorSkin Nude Air Serum Foundation nor too creamy as my beloved Chantecaille Future Skin oil free gel foundation.

Being a huge fan of lightweight bases, I’m happy to report Intensive Skin Serum Foundation is light as air. This is due to the texture of course. It blends into the skin flawlessly & looks very natural. However, it has very low coverage thus only conceals redness. My old acne scars were visible after application (pictured below) therefore, spot concealing is a must and it is mostly likely best for near-perfect dry skins.
 Post application:

My face looked greasy & slippery just after one application and I didn’t like how it sat on my face. It was way too oily for my liking. This could be due to the combination skin I have but certainly would’ve been a different story if it was dry. Because oily bits would balance out the dryness and create a hydrated base unlike sitting on top of the skin.

So here’s the deal:

Combination skins – powdering is not an option but a must. However I wouldn’t recommend spending your money particularly on this one when you could invest combination friendly foundations.

Dry Skins – Buy this & NO excuses.

  Overall: 
Bobbi Brown is a brand that I’ve always loved since my university days. Brand is a pioneer in believing less is more mantra. And I love it more because it caters to medium/dark skins with warm-to-yellow undertones when the majority of high end brands purposely overlook this particular skin tone. However, this time, Intensive Skin Serum Foundation is a ‘hit and miss’ for me to be honest. 
I love the fact it has a wide shade range, high SPF (hallelujah), flawless & dewy finish but extremely disappointed of very sheer coverage. I wish it was at least medium cover for the love of texture. Let’s just say I can bear (or fix) the coverage issue – but the dropper seriously sucks. I hate it. This little packaging blunder really puts me off because I just can’t take the damn product out. 

I’d love to wear this every day but it is frustrating to shake the dropper left & right for 5 minutes & when nothing comes out. Imagine going through this routine every morning after spending $62 !!! 

Doesn’t work for me!

If only dry skins, could get pass the dropper gripe then you are in for a real deal.  For the rest of you its just a complete waste of money in my opinion.

Bobbie Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation is available at BB outlets in UAE.