Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Review


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Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Review

Bobbi brown SPF25 tinted moisturising balm

Claims : A lightweight foundation alternative for dry, dehydrated skin, this formula is ultra-rich, and blends easily, giving skin a dewy look with light coverage. SPF 25 helps protect skin against damaging UVA/B rays. Dermatologist tested.

Price : It costed me around Rs 3,000 but it would be priced differently at different places. On website it says $50, which would be around Rs 2,250 for 30 ml product.

A few points to note :

  • This tinted moisturiser is suited only for dry to very dry skin. If you have normal, combination or oily skintype, don’t bother about picking up.
  • I have dry to very dry skin so I am heads over heels in love with it.
  • It gives sheer coverage. If you like your base product to provide you with good coverage , this might not be for you.
  • The shade I picked up is Medium to Dark tint.

Bobbi brown SPF25 tinted moisturising balm

Comes in a glass pot and has this little partition cap on top of it.


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What I like about Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

  • The texture is so creamy and it glides on like a dream. I apply it with my fingers to spread the the balm on my face and neck and my base makeup is dine within seconds. It also great forΒ  mature skin.
  • This moisurizing balm gives you ” my-face-but-better” kind of finish . It looks very dewy so I set it with powder to reduce the dewyness. I am all for dewy look but this is a little too much.
  • It amazing how well it stays on all day long.
  • It is very hydrating.
  • You barely need a pea sized amount to your full face and neck so this would last me for quite long.
  • Excellent product for winters. It is amazingly emollient.
  • Despite being so creamy, it does not feel heavy at all.
  • Never ever settles in fine lines or looks cakey. If you like natural looking skin, this is definitely a product for you. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines.
  • You have 8 shades to choose from. but this is the kind of product where a shade lighter or darker would not matter much. So you’d definitely be able to find one for your skin tone.

medium to dark tint

What I don’t like about Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

  • I barely ever talk about price in my reviews but this is VERY expensive for what it is. I totally love the finish of this tinted moisturizing balm .Β  Also, the fact that you do get a lot of product in the jar but for a tinted moisturiser it is too over priced.
  • It has that vicks sort of smell. It does fade away within seconds but it might bother a few people.
  • It comes in a bulky glass jar so you have to be careful with storing it. Forget about carrying with you anywhere.
  • It is very hydrating but you cannot skip a moisturiser.
  • You have to massage this product in your skin, just like you’d massage a balm. Or else it would just sit on top of you skin. Trust me, not good!
  • Not available in India.

Here is the swatch of the Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizing balm – medium to dark

swatch tmAnd this is the blended version. You can see the shine and dewyness it gives.

swatch tm

Overall, I guess it has an equal share of its pros and cons. I do think it is quite a replaceable product. In fact, you can make one at your homeΒ  by mixing ultra moisturizing cream and a hint of foundation.

I do loveeee it a lot but I may not repurchase it. It was an impulse buy and I definitely do not regret picking it up. πŸ˜‰

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Have you used Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm? Please rate in the box below.

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136 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Review

  1. This looks so yummy in the pic πŸ˜€ It looks like it provides quite a good colour for a tinted moisturizer..or at least seems so in the hand swatch..thank goodness i dont have dry skin nahiii tho :knife: :knife: :knife: :knife: :pan: :pan: in my house cos I would want to get it :toothygrin:

    1. radhika you waking up at such ghostly hours these days. :worship: it does teeny meeny bit actually but still is quite sheer. πŸ˜€

    1. you know this raunak blots her skin with blotting sheets everyday. it looks like she has put one table spoon of oil on that sheet. :yuck: i feel happy to be a dry skin creecher :ghost2:

  2. 2500 for 30 ml.heyyyyy prabhuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes: :yikes:

    and they have something for oily skin :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    1. Ignore the evil girl, Raunaq πŸ˜› πŸ˜› We oily skinnies will use Garnier or something…the fair and handsome one …mixed with some 50 Rs foundation :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. yeyyyayyayayyyyeyyaayay :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  3. its looking like yummmy butter in pot :drool: ……….but price 3000/- OMG :yikes: but after all this is Bobbi Brown :pompom:

  4. radhikaaaaaa jaha app rehte ho.uske pechu mein mein rehti thi khi khi khi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. Heeee is very very hot now here FG….I got toasted in the sun today…like overburnt black black toasted 😐 You also stayed in the Bay Area? Is like almost India naaa bus and shops all Indian things…:D

  5. kitna cuteee pot hai….n the texture kitnaaa achaaaa hai……. meiko bhi chiye bobby brown
    ka saman :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream: :scream:

    1. hai na noofoor,,,, i toh love bobbi brown stuff. she makes such awesome stuff for indian skin tones. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. radhey see i wrote bobby brown n not b**by brown :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: )

  7. i love it that you are so balanced in your reviews..so practical..i wont be picking it up for sure since I have oily/combo skin..would you know if they have one for oily/combo skin?

  8. yes radhika was in livermore.
    used to come to ur place for grocery and food.just like Indyeah.siliconzzz valleeyezzzzz :toothygrin:

  9. ho ratiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!!
    u take my oil and cook pakodas.
    i give u phre phree!
    save on gheee!!!
    huh :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

              1. no hot water here priya. :(( everyone in office likes their normal hindustaani chai. so no one bothers to get the machine placed in office. :((

  10. Luks soo nice n wish I cud get 1 for myself but none of my firangi cousins r visiting ne sooner πŸ™ plus m sure lukin at d consistency n d rubbing in bit, it’ll defntly aggrv8 my pimples :waaa:

  11. am so tempted to buy this or ask a certain someone to get this…it does look like its giving a fair amt of color…..dry dry dry skin… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: its yummmyyyyyyyyyy

    1. pereeyea trust me you’d love it. it is so emollient and it keeps the skin looking so conditioned by the end of the day. πŸ™‚ Loveee!! πŸ˜€

  12. dry skin soooo badddddddddddddddddd :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop: :poop:

    hum to budhe bhi nahe hongeeeeee :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

  13. wow its looks so yummy… like chocklate ice creams in a pot… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:
    but i toh dnt eat 3000 ki ice cream also in whole year… :hrmph: :hrmph: :hrmph: :hrmph: :hrmph: :hrmph: :hrmph:

      1. sachi… c my fav is [email protected] which i may be eating 4 times a months which means 48-50 times a year which results into 960_1000 rs expense a year… this small bobby brown pot is my 3years ki icecream :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

          1. how would i know rati dear…. send it to me first, dir bataungi na ache se small or big :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  14. ho jaoge ji ho jaoge
    phir menge mehnge botox karogee..meri oil blot sheets to soo sasta as compared to BOTOX!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  15. Wow, this seems quite nice n cute pot product πŸ˜‰ the shine n dewy look it gives is commendable!! :waytogo:
    Waiting for lipshtick reviews!! :yahoo:

    Rati – I saw you in dream last night :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: We all were having a Delhi meet n doing all mad stuff… :shame: πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

  16. Soo tempting… although i have oily skin too. You got everyone hooked on to MAC, now they’ll all be lusting after Bobbi Brown…shame on you Rati! hehehe. How was the new MAC stuff in Dufai? Any reviews coming up?

  17. its luking damn gud in tht pic rati :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: … but yeah 3000 for a TM is lil over a price.. :tongue:

  18. I am super crazy for bobby brown cosmetics.I have the skin finish foundation.
    Any idea when bobby brown plans to launch in India πŸ™‚

  19. hmmmmm looks lika yummy yummy melted caramel chocolate…….. hehehehehe…me n my imagination…. me oily skin… so big no- no for me …. and 3000 bucks … me kangaal ..cant afford πŸ™

  20. Looks super creamy and super yummy!!! sophisticated toooooooooooooo :woot: lovely review Rati πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  21. Love the jar and it looks pretty creamy and smooth as well…:) But rs3000 is quite a bit to pay for a tinted moisturiser…i would rather buy a good foundation πŸ˜›

    But i can totally understand…sumtimes sum products are just so irresistible ..you cant help but buy them πŸ˜›

    1. yeah shanaiia. According to sanjeev that SA did some magic on me , I did a wrong calculation of the price and I came back to my senses only after i had paid the bill. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  22. It looks so yummyyyy :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
    I have told dad to get the oily skin one,i told him to see how it goes on his face ,he also has oliy skin na :shy: :shy: :shy: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying: :shying:

  23. Initially i was inclining towards MAC and now this Bobby Brown, my god, too much kharcha :stars: :stars: but i liked the product from its review, still it is quite a huge investment for a tinted moisturiser , me wont buy :nababana: :nababana: :nababana: :nababana:

  24. LOoks so delicious and yummy Rati…..If ever you would let me scoop out a bit from that pot :cute: :cute: :cute: :cute:

  25. BB products are always tempting. But yes it’s definitely a no for my oily skin as u suggested. O:)
    I loved the pot and consistency is so nice. Like real foundation. πŸ˜€

  26. wowww im not tempted to buy it im tempted to eat it… looks like melted icecream or peanut butter or summin…yummmmmm :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

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