Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What a tawny Asian girl should have - Bobbi Brown Oil Free Even Finish Foundation SPF 15

My favorite all natural foundation - Bobbi Brown's Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation

I'm yellow!

"Have you ever seen a photo of you with your face fairer than your neck all because you're using the wrong foundation shade? I know I do!"
I picked up foundation during my mid years in university. I've always hated using foundation or pressed powder cos it always ended up too bright on me. I have a tawny, olive skin (yellowish brown) and most cosmetics I found in local stores rarely suit my skin color as they have limited pallet of colors and most of them gives a 'glowy' effect especially taken with flash cameras.

Not until I was introduced to Bobbi Brown. I managed to get my first foundation using the paycheck from my internship. It's a little pricey (RM 130 for 30ml) but it lasted me for the whole year. Erm, to be honest, I'm still using my almost-3-year-old foundation, which is not advisable since you should only keep it for 1 year max. Do correct me if I'm wrong.

Earlier I bought Honey (5), but a year later, the sales assistant told me that my skin suits Warm Natural (4.5), which is a shade lighter.

Difference between the two colors.

Blended tones...so Honey or Warm Natural?

Bare in mind, liquid foundation suits those with normal to dry skin, which is a bummer for me cos my skin from dry skin, has now becoming oilier starting this year.

I guess I need to convert to this Oil-Free Even Finish Compact Foundation.
Darn, anyone wants to trade this with my liquid foundation? :D

Here's my next review on Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation for oily skin.


  1. I am having the SAME problem i don't know which color I am warm natrual or honey!!! did u ever find out please tell me at muchadeigovere@gmail.com

  2. Hi Muchadei. The best way to find out what's best for your skin tone is to go to the Bobbi store and get a swatch from the sales person, rather than buying it online. I think for my condition, it depends on preference at the end. Honey makes my face a little darker, and for that, I will use a lighter powder for finishing.

  3. HONEY! warm natural is too pale and ashy looking. I hope you got honey despite this being like 3 years ago lol.

    1. Hi Vikki07! Thanks for reading my old post. Yes, I do agree Honey is the best choice.

      Funny, I should refer to this post before buying a new foundation, lol! This year alone, I bought two shades of Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF 15 (in Warm Honey 5.5 and Warm Natural 4.5) for my combination skin due to my skin changes. I got to say that I'm not a fan of the newer formula...it feels sticky. I'm thinking of switching to new brand. Any suggestions?

      Are you using Bobbi Brown foundation as well?

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  6. I have seen very good reviews about this foundation. I got super oily, acne-pore skin and sensitive also. Should I try this one? I just recently did fall makeup lesson . I don't have much idea about makeups. Will you please suggest me a shade too for nc40? TIA <3

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