Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 Review, Swatch, FOTD

by Rati on October 7, 2015 · 25 comments

bobbi brown skin serum foundation

Claims : See healthy, beautiful skin. Formulated with Lychee, Bamboo Grass and Cordyceps Mushroom extracts, this high-powered formula helps give skin the energy it needs to look fresher and younger. Super silky emulsion floats over skinโ€™s surface for a flawless yet natural lookโ€“instantly and day after day.

Why is it different : Goes beyond the surface, beautifying skin with a powerful combination of serum ingredients. Helps support skinโ€™s cellular energy and also offers key anti-aging benefits for a smoother, firmer, more lifted look. Ultrafine pigments cover imperfections without settling into fine lines. Plus, SPF 40 helps prevent future damage.

Price : Rs 5200/-

Available in 16 shades.

bobbi brown skin serum foundation review

My Experience with Bobbi Brown Serum Foundation :

I picked up Bobbi Brown’s Serum foundation a while back. I have never used a serum foundation before so this one intrigued me quite a bit. Plus SPF 40 in a foundation was something new to me. I have been using it every single day since the day I bought it to see how it wears.

It comes in a gorgeous black bottle with a dropper – the same as the Bobbi Brown serum. The only problem is that you have to get used to of using it. Plus as the bottle gets old, the products start getting accumulated on the edges. It not only is unhygienic, it also causes product wastage.

It is available in 16 shades plus even the half shades are available. So you can get your very close match to your skin tone as well. But the things is that foundation oxidises a bit so it’s best to go a 0.5 shade lighter and it fits! ๐Ÿ™‚ It use it in shade 4.5 Warm Natural.

Coming to the foundation itself. The idea behind this foundation is to provide a superlative day to day skincare benefits with a color correction for your skin. The SPF 40 is a brilliant addition. This foundation also includes bamboo grass extract that targets dulness and unevenness. Cordyceps Mushroom Extract is a powerful tonic that is used in traditional Chinese medicine that helps in replenishing skin cells. Lychee Extract that keeps skin hydrated.

It is a light-weight foundation with medium to buildable coverage. I’d say that it can be built up to a very good coverage foundation with light layers. I mostly use it with a beauty sponge and I love the airy look it gives to my skin.

It adds a light glow to the skin without being too shiny. But I’d say it is best suited for people with normal, dry or combination skin. It may feel too shiny for people with oily skin.The staying power is average 6 hours. I notice it fading around my nose area especially. But considering this is purely a day time foundation, I think it is fine.

I think it is a brilliant everyday foundation.Iit prevents you from piling on a ton of products. Looks natural on your skin. Feels light. Is providing skin care benefits to your skin rather than harming it. It has a light refreshing fragrance. Contains SPF 40. The packaging could definitley be improved. The pile of foundation on the rim a horror to see. My skin is most sensitive these days because of the polluted paint air at my home and things are breaking me out. This foundation has never aggravated my skin or broken me out. It does not settle in fine lines or gets cakey or accentuate fine lines.

Overall, if you are an an office goer this is one of the best investments you can do. It would give you that polished look in a few drop but most importantly would take care of your skin.

I wouldn’t call this a best foundation for photographs esp not meant for flash photography. This is more of everyday pampering your skin but secretly. ๐Ÿ˜€

I have barely used any other foundation since the time I have got it and i know this is one foundation I am going to completely finish using.

Rating : 4/5

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Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 Review, Swatch, FOTD Overall rating: 4 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

Bobbi Brown Serum Foundation

★★★★☆
4 5 1
โ€œlove the combination of skincare and tint in one bottle. brilliant concept. Wish the packaging was more hassle free. Sometimes it feels like a task taking out the foundation with a dropper.โ€

Bobbi Brown Serum Foundation

★★★★☆
4 5 1
โ€œlove the combination of skincare and tint in one bottle. brilliant concept. Wish the packaging was more hassle free. Sometimes it feels like a task taking out the foundation with a dropper.โ€

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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Swathi October 7, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Woah Your eyes *_* Gorgeous you are. Love the finish foundation gives.
paint air is painful it breaks you out like crazy, harmful for lips too..take care ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

it is totally taking a toll swathi. :(My skin is breaking out at the drop of hat, i have had a dry moth problem.. it’s insane… Getting renovation done while staying at home is maddening. Such a rant. loll!!

thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

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Shikha Sharma October 7, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Aww frowning outdoor pic is soooo cute. It looks so natural and light on your skin. I love how all of these brands are including ingredients that are good for the skin, or can delay damage. Paint smell doesn’t affect my skin much but gives me terrible headache that lasts many days.

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm

thank you shikha! :)) I feel lucky that we are in such amazing times where the brands are doing such innovative things. It’s brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‚

mine toh skin hates it. and it’s crying every single day… ๐Ÿ™

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Abinaya October 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Hun, you look SO beautiful! <3 I love your outdoor pic and your eye makeup is gorgeous (it always is :))! I've just bought five foundations from Nykaa (idk why or when I will use them up!), so no more foundation shopping for me ๐Ÿ˜€ I wish Bobbi Brown comes to Bangalore, it's getting harder asking friends to send her stuff from US! The paint smell makes my skin behave all weirdly too, I get a migraine and the fumes leave me with breathing trouble as well! Take care of yourself.. Mwwaaaahh :*

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

thank you abhinaya! :)) you can come to delhi. it’s nearer than the US. ๐Ÿ˜€ I am just replying on the basics such as lacto and boroline. Taking break from everything. It’s insane!!

hihih which 4 did you buy? ๐Ÿ˜›

thank you. mwwaahhh!!

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Abinaya October 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Haha, wish I had friends in Delhi who’d send stuff across for me! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hopefully your skin starts getting better soon.. :*

I got L’oreal Infallible Foundation, L’oreal Magic Nude Foundation, Makeup Revolution The One Foundation, Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation and Max Factor Ageless Elixir Foundation+Serum. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just hoping that I’ve selected the right shade for my skin tone.. xo!

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 8:48 pm

wow! you picked up such lovely foundations. enjoy using them. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Abinaya October 8, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Thank you Rati! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Abinaya October 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Why moderation? Please rescue.. I only said nice things ๐Ÿ˜€

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jomol October 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Ha ha , you look cute with that expression Rati and SpF 40 is too good in a foundation, like we can let of our sunscreen ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

thankooo jomo. absolutely. It’s a great thing no! :))

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Arpita October 7, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Hi Rati… U look stunning, i saw this some time back in us; but didnt like tge packaging. Ur review is making me reconsider my decision. I too have dry/ normal skin and love such light foundations… Very nice review

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

thank you arpita. it gets messy quickly and you have to get use to the dropper thing… hope you like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mansi October 7, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Aww you look so cute in the frowning pic <3 It's not for my oily skin thankfully because i cannot splurge so much on foundation. :p

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 8:51 pm

haha!! that’s a good excuse. ๐Ÿ˜€

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nancy October 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

wow it looks so good on you, looks so natural, no extra effort. your expressions are too cute ๐Ÿ™‚ the paint smell not so cool, gives me headache after sometime. All the best , coz it wont be over in a day or two..!!! ๐Ÿ™

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm

i knowwww :(( yes it is effortless :))

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Priyanka T October 7, 2015 at 8:05 pm

The ingredients used in formulating this are intriguing. Mushrooms !! It does all good things to your skin … he he.. U look gorgeous mam. And i’am really digging your eyes here. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Rati October 7, 2015 at 8:52 pm

thank you priyanka ๐Ÿ™‚

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shainee chakraborty October 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm

WOW! Bobbi Brown’s idea of serum + foundation + SPF 50 is quite innovative. At first, i thought its too expensive but like you said you wont have to apply (or buy) tons of product if you buy this. It looks natural on you, Rati ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved your picture ๐Ÿ™‚

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Khushi October 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

I wish we had such daytym foundations in all the brands with the much demanded spf.
2 diff aspects in 2 Fotds. Indoor one comfy diva look, outdoor one too adorable.

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Neha A October 7, 2015 at 11:52 pm

I love lightweight foundations such as this.. After reading ur tempting review I might just pick up the serum version of this concealer that has just hit the market !!

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Himshikha October 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Woah love the airbrushed look Rati! I couldn’t help but notice your lips color it’s so pretty! What are you wearing?

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Himshikha October 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Lip color*

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